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I recently learned that New Zealand have expanded the range of indicators for how they measure their country's success. It's not just about the economy any more.

It's about current wellbeing, future wellbeing and their impact on other countries. That covers a huge range of stuff, including biodiversity, life expectancy, literacy, greenhouse gas emissions...everything from fish stocks to child poverty.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Feminists have long said that GDP is a patriarchal measure because it ignores the value of women's unpaid work. It's also useless in so many other ways. Well done to New Zealand for coming up with a better way of measuring how your country is doing.

They're not the only country doing this, but they're one of very few trailblazers.

stats.govt.nz/indicators-and-s

"Discord’s terms of service, particularly with respect to the rights they assert over participants’ data, are expansive and very grabby, effectively giving them unlimited rights to do anything they want with anything we put into their service. Coupling that with their active hostility towards interoperability and alternative clients has disqualified them as a community platform." - @mhoye exple.tive.org/blarg/2019/09/0

re: countering dangerous misinformation about protest tactics 

countering dangerous misinformation about protest tactics, twitter link source 

Actually, let's make that a general offer to anyone in the US and Canada:

If you want to learn about union organising, I'm happy to teach you what I know and help you find resources.

Anyone who is considering starting a union (you should), I'm happy to help you figure out where to start.

Shoot me a message.

someone on one of my discord servers called elon musk "car notch" and i am absolutely using that now

My brownie recipe is very good.

I only make my brownie recipe every few years.

My brownie recipe contains two sticks of butter and four cups of sugar for an 8" square pan.

These are all related.

At the end of the day Google is becoming so dominant on the web that they practically *are* the web, so you either use Google products or you avoid touching a computer. I can't quit Google entirely (Chrome DevTools, GMaps, YouTube are the big ones for me).

How do you deal with something that builds amazing products but also does it in kind of a sleazy way? And maybe is becoming way too powerful? I suppose you become a tech vegan sneaking occasional bites of cheese pizza. nolanlawson.com/2019/05/31/tec

Words matter. The news media's insistence on the term "migrant" instead of "refugee" and "immigrant", even when the UNHCR is involved, is destructive, propagandistic, and must be resisted.

"Art in the age of mechanical reproduction" GET USED TO IT PAINTING come and join music and theater down here in the "what am I if I am reproduced" thorns.

RT @CassidyJames@twitter.com
IT DOESN’T NEED AMP. It’s entirely static, is as fast as or faster than AMP sites, and is served from a fast global CDN with aggressive caching.

I’m INCREDIBLY tired of Google abusing their position as the global search monopoly to push their tech on sites or fear being demoted.

RT @CassidyJames@twitter.com
I launched a new blog this week. It's stupidly fast, uses zero external JS or CSS resources, is responsive, and supports modern features many sites don’t like dark style support. But Google just emailed me saying they might deprioritize it on Google because it doesn’t use AMP.

Indigenous people!

Please share this and reply and be my friend! Let's create a community on here where we know we have someone who gets it!

I'll start, I'm Ojibwe. Raised away from the tribe, but am a full member now as an adult.

(If not indigenous, please still share, I wanna reach others)

Transition, age, why now 

Sometimes you have to go back to your musical roots. Sitting here (in Limbo…) listening to "The Harder They Come" and feeling like I know where I come from.

Mauna Kea 

Mauna Kea 

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world that hierarchy is the opposite of chaos.

Tonight, I drank vodka, and ate kholodnik, pkhali, pelmeni, sprat buterbrodi, chicken bazhe, a bright Russian salad, and something we improvised that was very like mushroom samsa. All this shared with good friends. I cannot ask for more. This is the world I want to build, this is what we take Sabbath to envision, and then redouble our efforts to make real.

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