Deciding to try getting away from twitter/gnusocial/mastodon for the month around the solstice. Calm things down, focus on clearing, take a breather.

Still around on email, rss, xmpp - exmosis.net/findme.cgi

Have a good holiday otherwise, everyone. Carry on being amazing.

Thinking of getting off Mastodon and Twitter for the month encircling the winter solstice. Feels right from a "downtime" and hibernation view. And will save battery for the dark season. Needing to recharge all over.

Will sleep on it, but email, RSS and XMPP are plenty to be doing.

@fedilab
Hello, how do I get a "reply to all" on toots? Seem to have lost it.

Remember the "Perri-air" parody in Spaceballs? New Delhi is on the case... invidio.us/watch?v=RiUaUOVIOVY

Waking up realising how important alternative news feeds and narratives are. Morning all.

Recommend solarpunk and similar flavored fiction pls, pref novella or longer and i need audiobook form so if u have link or kno its available thats a bonus

Morning all. Starting the day with this video of how the smoke from Australian fires is travelling across the southern hemisphere: eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/

(via Rob Hawkes' Spatial Awareness newsletter)

@wion
@Flophouse_Sam
Nice stuff, great to see increasing number of alternatives. Wonder if they have an eco/repair policy too, I want stuff that lasts 10 years, especially if it's less dependent on software.

Hurry hurry give your money away to anyone that asks Sale.

One of those days where 'getting on with stuff' is the worst thing to do, and stopping and talking to people is the best.

@simsa03 @wion
Perhaps the question is not whether we can provide an alternative to the system, but provide a more balanced way for the system to operate.

And thanks for the links. I'll print them out and read them 😉

@simsa03
Yes, agreed. I find it difficult to say "Argh capitalism is rubbish we should get rid of it" but then the question becomes "Does capitalism inevitably end with our own destruction as a society? And is that OK?"

And it influences how we/I engage with it from then. Is starting a company more powerful than fighting companies? Should I act on an individual basis, or seek changes in others? (Or both.)

@wion

I've noticed that when I smile to myself more, things go my way more. 🤔

@simsa03 @wion But we can continue to craft alternatives. Not just replacements, like the Fediverse, but full blown channel shifts. Reclaim the streets. DIY then drop out. Reject subscription models. Unsubscribe and Re-describe.

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