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➕ trying to live in the world on my own terms, off grid, railing against The Man, coding, self-reliance

➖ big technology abusing society and privacy, racists, nazis, etc..

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Hi. I'm DJ. I've just lost my job to COVID so I'm setting up a project called Minimal Click. It's an ethical experimental research studio in Bath, UK.

I've created it to explore code, tools, products and services using sustainable and ethical business practices through the utilisation of open source tools and methodologies.

veggie, anarchic, designer, developer, tutor, always learning, makes music, bought up in the countryside, love is the way. x

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Looking to share and connect with and those that like to tinker, play, explore, learn, show, teach, and make the world a better place one day at a time.


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I have a programming language to learn and a game to develop.

Any money I earn from the above goes back into the above or is saved to buy a floating studio.

Repeat. Explore. Step away. Live my life.

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I’ve taken some time out of the world to realign what’s important and what I’m going to do going forward. It has been a good break.

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We're up against the adtech giant.
Intentionally small, profitable, sustainable.
No investors, outside funding, debt.
4,450 subscribers, $37,592 MRR, $0 advertising budget.
Anything is possible.

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@MinimalClick also, let me suggest George Buehler's The Troller Yacht Book as another source of practical wisdom: georgebuehler.com/books/

In a nutshell: have a look at the types local fishermen have been using traditionally to make their living. These guys know their seas, coasts and canals ... #sailing #boats #boatyard

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rapidly approaching the conclusion that ethical tech work is nearly impossible

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@MinimalClick not to mention that you get adverts after every 2 posts and it gets really annoying since you're constantly taken out of your own little social media world to know about a product that you literally have no interest in

A rainy view of a city hidden in the gloaming.

Turns out I really like being outdoors.

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If you are a radical leftist, a friend, BIPOC, trans, and/or a sex worker I would happy to give a basic digital security training online for free. I've been doing them for about a decade.

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Group 1: People actually shipping ideas, launching businesses, doing creative work, taking risks and sharing first-hand learnings.

Group 2: People writing about group 1 in clear, concise, accessible language.

And here rests the line of bullshit demarcation…

Group 3: People aggregating the learnings of group 2, passing it off as first-hand wisdom.

Group 4: People aggregating the learnings of group 3, believing they are as worthy of praise as the people in group 1.

Groups 5+: And downward...

Think this might be the boat for me.

Would be good to know if the mast can come down easily so it can motor up and down UK & EU canals.

yachtingmonthly.com/reviews/ya

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Climate Change Is The Greatest Threat To Public Health, Top Medical Journals Warn

The rapidly warming climate is the "greatest threat" to global public health, more than 200 medical journals are warning in an unprecedented joint statement that urges world leaders to cut heat-trapping emissions to avoid "catastrophic harm to health that will be impossible to reverse."

The editorial, which was published in leading journals such as The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine and the British Medical Journal, says the world can't wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to pass before addressing climate change.

#ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateActionNow

npr.org/2021/09/07/1034670549/

Is there suck a thing as / ?

Like Nethack; Angband and Dwarf Fortress, but Spaceships?

The nearest thing to flying is space is not a plane, but a boat.

“The British government’s fondness for minor behavioural modification tactics began in the David Cameron era. Since the foundation of the Behavioural Insight Team – or “nudge unit” – at No 10, ministers eagerly looked for tweaks to help people pay car tax or encourage people to buy loft insulation.”

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Well. This is fucking terrifying. I’m trying everything I can to avoid being nudged. I think it’s almost impossible. What’s also annoying is that there’s going to be no repercussions to any of this.

“Study finds growing government use of sensitive data to ‘nudge’ behaviour”

theguardian.com/technology/202

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