I'm big but I'm not a fighter.
The Schooner Apollonia is soon getting underway on the Hudson with 6 tons of grain destined to become malt. If you life in NYC or elsewhere in the Hudson you can also get various goods shipped to you by river this may through their partner businesses. I'm very excited to see this happening, I've been volunteering with those guys in an off for the last two years. Hopefully I might be sailing with them some in the fall once I'm done with my current gig.
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#CardanoAfrica special program about how the Cardano blockchain is developing across Africa.
Including an explanation as to why they are doing a digital identification program with Ethiopian schoolchildren, and a program to bring cell phone connectivity to unconnected regions.
Excited to announce that The Intercept now has a Tor onion service version of its website, giving users a more anonymous option for reading the site
The call for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Low Carbon & Sustainable Computing (with me as the Theme lead) has been extended to 10 May!
While all other crypto is faster, cheaper, and greener than BTC, the notable ones imo are:
Celo - built for mobile, carbon neutral
Stellar - built for payments and transactions, no coin mining
Cardano - distributed computing
Algorand - distributed computing aimed at traditional finance, carbon negative
Hedera - distributed computing, more efficient than blockchain
Any one of these overtaking BTC would be good for everyone.
Watched a bunch of presentations from Celo.org's Kuneco summit the last two days. It is possibly the most anti-BTC cryptocurrency around.
The very first thing they voted to do after launching was go carbon neutral 🌍️. One of the presentations was from Impact Market https://www.impactmarket.com/, which is a UBI charity program that runs on #Celo. It was very non-US centric, with speakers and projects from Africa, Brazil, and South Korea.
those shocked articles about how millennials aren't turning conservative as they age are so funny. like what did you think was gonna happen. oh i can't afford a house and will never retire. my city is turning into a slum from lack of effective public services. my shitty health insurance costs 3000 dollars a year out of pocket. capitalism rocks. i love ronald reagan now
It is proven! I am magess on Keybase: https://keybase.io/magess/sigchain#f43299de5a0de6a17ab35da0d123dc0c1c60229459e0887e1f564a89ea9075430f
Last night I discovered an interesting project where a comic book writer decided to make up a bunch of characters, give them some backstory, powers, flesh them out a bit, and give other writers something to work with.
Then he released all of them under Creative Commons.
I have had at least a half a dozen characters running around my brain for years. DECADES. I'm never going to get a chance to write about all of them.
So I'm totally going to do this. Maybe someone else can play with my toys!