Are there any books or guides on how to run, or participate in, a group in an #anarchist way? I'm going to be in a position of authority, and I'd like the group to be steered towards an anarchist method. Are there any guides on mistakes to avoid, or tips and techniques to do things the right way? I want to learn.
I'm very new to #anarchism. Pls feel free to boost. I hope this question isn't as oxymoronic as it might sound.
This might be one of the best singular pieces of food criticism I've ever read. it sums up everything about the idea of southern cooking in the foodie world.
Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.
A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."
People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.
Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.
I wrote a jingle to help my kids remember my mobile number (which is "their" phone number since we don't have a landline). This song works best with phone numbers with no sevens or zeros (all single-syllable numbers), but try it with yours regardless.
Music is CC license attribution, share alike. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
We #homeschool because school is amazing at crushing kids' interests and obsessions—we're happy to go slow in some subjects (or all of them) to make space and time for intense focus on something a child wants to obsess over.
(There is some parental value judgement—obsession in Zelda is allowed to grow as a reward for doing other things. But even here surprises exist. Skill in numeracy can develop by analyzing hit point ratios, in music via game sheet music, in literature by novels.)
technology, ableism, and environmentalism
additional resources on plastic straws:
lovely chart by Hell on Wheels, @rollwthepunches on twitter!
This is remarkable: an amateur built a modest array of Yagi-Uda antennas, hooked it up to hacked digital TV chips and detected a pulsar. Not only that, they observed the pulsar continuously long enough to catch a rare "glitch" in action. (1/n)
Vela Pulsar Glitch Detected with RTL-SDR Based Radio Telescope
@forAll52 A common strategy for authoritarian rule is to change the meaning of one word to replace a less acceptable word.
In this case, when authoritarians talk about "responsibility," what they're actually talking about is "obedience." They're talking about "not challenging." They're talking about "conformity."
By using this one word in an ambiguous way, constantly shifting its meaning, they are able to attach a moral value to it and more effectively control the populace.
Former liberal arts major, auto mechanic, secretary, accountant, tax consultant to tech & creative freelancers. Current SAHM.
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