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There are loads of alternatives to Goodreads!

Here's a growing list of book tracking and reading services that are not from Amazon.

libreture.com/blog/alternative

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the experience of moving through the subway is one of crumbling neglected public infrastructure illuminated by bright and well maintained advertisements

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You're probably sick of hearing about it by now, but the man held in solitary confinement longer than any other political prisoner of the Freest Country in the World™ was released a few years ago and just died. #AlbertWoodfox #Angola3

https://www.democracynow.org/2022/8/4/breaking_ex_black_panther_albert_woodfox

Matt Stoller has a good analysis of recent antitrust losses.
In short: it’s better to have some losses than a perfect record of wins in retreat.

mattstoller.substack.com/p/the

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I'll be in #Berlin much of next week. And given that most of the Fediverse lives in #Germany for some reason there's a non-zero chance somebody who sees this message might be within stomping distance from where I'll be.

If you want to meet up and say hi, that'd be cool! Additionally if you know of anybody who's involved in open source, or would like to chat about #Owncast while I'm in town, I'd be up for that, too!

Moon’s huge tonight.

So big people are just standing in the street talking about it. Looks so low and close, like I could jump up and grab it.

I’m gonna amble over and try.

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This is an entirely & timelessly accurate comment on our damaged media's idolatry of the rich and powerful.

freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngul

Obviously I read the article because I don't want enemies but I do want to win any arguments.

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Just noticed an example of idea-laundry.
Pocket recommended an article getpocket.com/explore/item/thi

It's a decent idea about reframing arguments to be from the values most important to the people in your discussion, which is a good point if not new at all.

But the author repeatedly cites a study by Robb Willer, who got me high for the first time, out of context. His study is about moral arguments in politics, not general persuasiveness - but people are going to cite it as if it were more general

I’m frantically rescheduling meetings since we have both an orientation for students today and first day of school tomorrow.

I don’t really know how the hell my workday is gonna happen.

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We have seen a huge surge of TCP connect requests (could be some evil guy trying DOS or a bodged attempt to write a crawler/bot) that led to a downtime of a few min.

All systems back online now. Please excuse any inconvenience caused.

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There are LOADS of alternatives to Goodreads!

Here's a growing list of book tracking and reading services that are not from Amazon.

Including yours truly - perfect for readers of DRM-free ebooks! 😊

#GoodreadsAlternatives #reading

libreture.com/blog/alternative

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I just learned how to do a taut-line hitch and OMG it is like magic. A miracle. Should be taught in school.

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Our cause cannot expect me to become a nun and the movement will not be turned into a cloister.
-- Emma Goldman

#anarchism #quote #bot

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At their very simplest, anarchist beliefs turn on to two elementary assumptions. The first is that human beings are, under ordinary circumstances, about as reasonable and decent as they are allowed to be, and can organize themselves and their communities without needing to be told how. The second is that power corrupts.
-- David Graeber

#anarchism #quote #bot

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