I've always tended to use Linux over BSD variants and it is my main OS personally for both "desktop" and "server" (though I dislike, maybe one day loathe, this distinction) use.
I'm thinking I'll try OpenBSD again in a VM and task myself with getting a web server on it and some networking software maybe.
Changing a set of cruel jailers with a set of nice jailers can only temporarily mask the fact that you are still kept by jailers.
Perhaps I should say it is already established and being established. Simondon talks about Encyclopaedism and the different stages it has gone through, and his understanding that a new Encyclopaedism would be established for the information age.
Anton Pannekoek, "Common ownership of the workers implies, first, that the entirety of producers is master of the means of production and works them in a well planned system of social production."
I think this would in part mean the establishment of a commons knowledge that is presently carved up and privatized under capitalist production. As Bernard Stiegler called technics, "tertiary memory."
It's a tragedy there's such a conceptual cleave between private bourgeois interests and public bourgeois interests.
Perhaps the commons is a byproduct of capitalist production. The capitalist-driven socialization of production has reached international (planetary) scale. The great bourgeois scientific projects showcase international-scale cooperation of productive elements towards goals.
I only see it possible with a commons to actualize commonly understood goals i.e. degrowth. As Simondon warns this isn't just a matter of property relations (Marx) and opposing classes, but a culture that lacks signification of technical objects (a capacity for relation, analogical and intuitive grasping). Commons education is education in logistics, technical application, systems thinking.
The commons I see as a space in which people enter into associations that are commonly understood, commonly defined, commonly established. Not as private enterprises, organizations, or other whims of private capital, but organic, self-actualized sites of productive capacity towards commonly understood goals. Direction. Flow. In some ways, akin to emotional regulation.
The personal as self-expression is appealing to me. The manner in which one carries themself, chooses to interact with others, which activities to participate in, are largely in the realm of what I'd call "personal." Personal connection, familial relations, I'd extend as "personal." An internal life. The site of transduction.
Private/Public to Commons/Personal
The private as benefiting capital (control of labor, productive assets) extending to the privacy of the individual (association, family).
The public established as a space of mitigation, accountability between private entities, markets.
Commons as a reorientation of production away from private to be more akin to public.
Personal as a reorientation of the indivdual away from private association.
Multiple backdoors and vulnerabilities discovered in #FiberHome routers
The web that raised me was a digital playground in the truest sense. It was made up of HTML experiments frankensteined together by people still figuring it all out.
The beauty of not completely knowing what you’re doing is a lack of premature judgement. Without a standard to rise to, you’re free to go sideways. Explore. Try things that don’t work, without any expectation they _will_ work. An open world with a beginner’s mindset.
The web that raised me was a little… https://victoria.dev/blog/make-your-own-independent-website/
"The average energy consumption for one single Bitcoin transaction in 2020 was 741 kilowatt-hours."
I had a retro-themed dream of old video games from the "SNES" (though the graphics looked N64). It started out with someone needing to degauss their TV screen due to distortion and then when they fixed it, old commercials started playing on it, showcasing these old games.
One game looked like a cross between Super Mario 64 and Wave Race 64, and if you took too long in one spot a shark would eat you unless you jumped onto land or platforms.
If you missed it, you can watch the recording here:
(Skip the first two minutes it you don’t want to hear my Vimeo rant as they had me scrambling at the last minute to set up a new stream. Not sure if it’s busted on Firefox on Linux or what.)
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