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How to never get stuck again

17 dec 2022

One reason why Mastodon, being part of the Fediverse, is great, is that whenever the next big thing pops up (let's say the Mastodon of The Future), and it stays within the Fediverse, we will all stay connected. No more "starting over" our networks from scratch.

Tags: blog fediverse english tech

The fediverse

04 nov 2022

Originally published 19 Jan 2022.

Tags: english tech blog fediverse


26 jul 2022

I often hear people reject arguments in discussions as "whataboutisms". The idea is that whataboutisms - "ok, you're angry about thing A, but what about thing B and thing C" - effectively undermine any kind of critique.

Tags: blog english politics

The status quo is radical

23 okt 2021

Some people might say that an idea like degrowth is (in a disqualifying way) "radical", but it is the current system that is radical. It is undermining the very basis of everyday life. On a global scale. For (at least) centuries to come. No system or group of people has ever been so close to realizing something so utterly insane. If the path you walk leads to large-scale destruction, it's the "prudent conservatives" who are the irresponsible radical nutcrackers.

Tags: blog english

How many people work for me?

23 aug 2021

Every day a certain amount of work is done. Food is grown. Machines are built and operated. Stuff is transported. If I would add up all the time - the seconds, minutes, hours - that other people work to provide me with the things that I consume, would I arrive at 1 FTE? 2 FTE? 5?1 In other words: BP may have tricked me into thinking about my carbon footprint [2], but what is my labour foot print??

Tags: marx economics english blog


29 jul 2021

Conservatives often want to stop the world from changing, unless this requires them to change their own ways. In that case they prefer to deny that the world is changing.

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