- I also serve our English masters, I keep their precious trains running
- Are you happy keeping their trains running?
- Happy? I don't know, but I'm good at it.
- I dream of hunting in this jungle of metal and asphalt. I imagine my true form leaping from beam to ledge to terrace roof until I am at the top of this island. Until I can growl in the faces of all the men who believe they can own me.
Love, Death & Robots - "Good Hunting"
i'm a bit embarrassed about that "he's" instead of "his" blunder 🤷 think i rewrote the sentence from a "he's great" and forgot that part. there there tis ookay
we've finally managed to publish a bunch of the Ansible roles that we've written and relied on for years 🎉 Here's a post with all the deets https://autonomic.zone/blog/ansible-roles happy infra hacking!
policy thinking is a kind of power fantasy where you get to think of yourself as the legislator with the most profound, wise, and just policy preferences. but these hypothetical preferences are meaningless and obscure and misdirect from the real life choices that are actually available. individual choices and action are ironically dismissed with "unrealistic" or "unimportant" or "not everyone can do X" which misses how life is built from the bottom-up through millions of acts of participation, refusal, and evasion.
accepting that you are a nobody, with no stake or allegiance to this society or its proxies, to live an authentic life of your choosing, however "unimportant", "unrealistic", or context-specific
This is a good article about salaries and we need to talk more about it: https://jacobian.org/2021/oct/13/tech-salaries-2021/
Younger, eager, passionate and more inexperienced people are taken advantage of by companies *all the time*. And used as a threat against other workers, propped up as a contingent all ready to work for less money. Fuck that. We're all exploited, we don't get all the value we produce under capitalism but we can fight to bridge that gap. Talk about money and labour conditions, join a union.
so many of us... from wide-eyed enthusiastic curiosity about technology and its potential for helping people to dread and despair at having it consumed as work - ground down and eaten by a social machine that regurgitates everything as products for consumption and profit. fuck that shit. we need our own tech, for our own ends. different paths, our paths. https://territories.substack.com/p/deepmay-experiments-in-tech-autonomy?s=r
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Inhabit is building a platform for revolutionary autonomy.
"Amid climate change and economic ruin, we’re connecting a network of people who are ready to live & fight, aggregate skills, build infrastructure & share tools to make a different world"
New poster! if you're local and want copies to put up let me know, I made lots.
Printed on #Riso with bright red and fluorescent orange
Here's one of our coolest referents, the Telekommunist Manifesto by Dmytri Kleiner.
"Software development & immaterial cultural production aren't enough against exploitation or unfair distribution of assets. Only self-organization of production by workers can."
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