Now Im writing from Doom Emacs installed in termux on Android! Not got org-roam set up yet though, so cant create links properly. Bit of a downside of org-mode/org-roam to be honest, for digital gardens, that you cant just use straight wikilinks.
What is ecosocialism? The combination of socialist politics and environmental politics. It advocates for policies and programmes that promote planetary stability, social equity and agency and democracy.
The Nature of Technology. Mentioned in the podcast with W. Brian Arthur on complexity economics. Its a book of his. The combination of elements thing sounds not dissimilar to what Gordon Brander talks about in recent posts. (Concept design, Fragments: vertebrate technology)
Reading about system dynamics and the differences between the qualitative and quantitative approaches to it.
I'm using the RSS feed of changes to my digital garden (via Agora) as a very simple gardening tool (that is, something for improving the notes in my garden).
Wheee I'm currently editing my journal from vim in termux on my phone. Synced here via syncthing. Not sure how much I'll need to be doing this but good to know that I can.
De quién son las jaras?
Están las de Maitreya, las de Tara, las de Avalokiteshvara!
i also use avidemux for simple video editing. 20:22 Samuel Klein Samuel Klein says:love your naming scheme! Samuel Klein says:this diagram also suggests scale-free design [which is compelling; not privileging zoomed-in or zoomed-out parts of the whole] Samuel Klein says:++ 20:36 PK Peter Kaminski Peter Kaminski says:Flask is a lightweight web application framework for Python Peter Kaminski says: https://flask.palletsprojects.com/
20:41 JM Jerry Michalski Jerry Michalski says:is that like agreeing on a hashtag? 20:47 Samuel Klein Samuel Klein says:One thing I'd like to see more easily is the list of repositories in your agora, and which ones have a node for a given wikilink Samuel Klein says:I have to run! This was great to see, worth tuning to a 15-min pitch Samuel Klein says:❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 21:01 avatar Samuel Klein Samuel Klein says:oho my next meeting was moved back I have 15 min 😃 21:02 JM Jerry Michalski Jerry Michalski says:yay! Jerry Michalski says:it's a hypertext catfish! 21:05 Aram Zucker-Scharff Aram Zucker-Scharff says:I found this very useful! I have to drop 21:07 JM Jerry Michalski Jerry Michalski says:see you! 21:07 PK Peter Kaminski Peter Kaminski says: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glock_switch
21:09 avatar Samuel Klein Samuel Klein says:there's probably room a tool like "full auto-linker" that could look through your doc + its context, check your agora for entities that exist across the conjoined namespace, and autolinking concepts the first time they appear in your doc
Listened: Kohei Saito on Degrowth Communism
Some good right to repair news lately. What with the Californian repair bill passing state legislature. And the EU ecodesign requirements on smartphones and tablets.
Not all good though: Google won’t repair cracked Pixel Watch screens
I'll use the busyness of life of late to shift the reclaim roundups to the end of the month that's in their name, rather than the start. So - I've got until end of September for Reclaiming the stacks: September 2023 roundup.
Maybe eventually I'll just stop making it a monthly thing. I like the format of Gordon Brander's Substack, which doesn't seem to have a defined schedule. He just seems to build on previous ideas each time, not in any necessarily structured way, but it's always fascinating.
I think for me it makes sense to have some structure and defined rhythm while I'm finding my feet. But as it matures maybe I'll improvise a bit more.
Datasette might be a good thing for documenting the initiatives in reclaiming the stacks. I'd heard about it before but never really understood what it does until reading The Magic of Small Databases. What I quite like about Anytype though is not needing to explicitly build a DB.
The qualitative system dynamics model used in A leverage points analysis of a qualitative system dynamics model for climate change adaptation in agriculture was built using a triangulation process from individual models. I'll read more about that, seems kind of what I'm trying to do in Reclaim the stacks.
And I haven't come across anything from Noosphere that suggests it has any politics of any kind. The beta announcement is signed off with "Let’s 10x humanity’s collective intelligence", which, absent of any political direction, is kind of problematic to me.
Swinging back to blogs and RSS feeds over Mastodon. The stream of info on microblogging sites is too much for me, and the signal-to-noise ratio is too weak.
A qualitative system dynamics model focuses on the structure of a system and the qualitative relation between system components.
Undoubtedly a major figure in systems thinking, but Robert Biel relates that Meadows had somewhat dubious / liberal-minded political views on some things, to which she applied systems thinking.
As I sit here with my laptop (with vim) and no internet connection, I realize that I don't write here longform as much as I could. I guess the availability of the internet does make it easier for me to get distracted, which granted I see sometimes as a positive (it motivates a form of exploration), but might not be conducive to practicing the skill of writing coherently and consistently for more than a few bullet points in each journal.
The thought of writing in my blog again (meaning https://flancia.org/mine) has come up a few times recently. I'm unsure; I like the process of writing in my garden, and how everything I write in it automatically shows up in the Agora moments later (at least when I have an internet connection). So maybe what I want is to embrace this space as a blog, and just try to write longer form alongside with my mainly outline-style notes, like other Agora users already do so beautifully.