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dokuwiki [DokuWiki]
"DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki software that doesn't require a database. It is loved by users for its clean and readable syntax. The ease of maintenance, backup and integration makes it an administrator's favorite. Built in access controls and authentication connectors make DokuWiki especially useful in the enterprise context and the large number of plugins contributed by its vibrant community allow for a broad range of use cases beyond a traditional wiki."
software  download  open-source  wiki  website  DIY  community  dokuwiki.org 
april 2018 by cluebucket
NYC Mesh
Here’s a list of our reasons for building a community-owned mesh network:

Self configuring (simple!)
Emergency community networking (for next hurricane)
Freedom from the telecom oligopoly of Time Warner, Verizon, Comcast
A neutral network that does not block or discriminate content
No personal data collection
Public wifi access points
Decentralized, no single point of failure
Community building with highly localized websites
Close the digital divide
Potentially higher symmetrical bandwidth than provided by the oligopoly
Creating an infrastructure commons. The community owns the network.
Eventual self-sufficient network as alternative to internet
*to_do  nycmesh.net  mesh  nyc  internet  wi-fi  wireless  community  accessibility  network  privacy 
december 2017 by cluebucket
EmailDiscussions.com Email Discussion Forums
remember those days+nights in autumn '16 when I'd be poring over these forums for hours? y'... y'member?
email  forum  discussion  community  internet  criticism  rant  emaildiscussions.com  runbox  yahoo  gmail  question  guide  q&a 
october 2017 by cluebucket
firecat | a simile on community activism
"The way to change things is for more people to sing rather than for the same small group of people to try to sing louder and never breathe."
firecat  quote  simile  analogy  sexism  activism  community  strength  resist  2006  2000s  singer  ozarque  livejournal  dreamwidth.org  health  chorus  fight 
february 2017 by cluebucket
PPEH Lab
Penn Program in Environmental Humanities Lab #DataRefuge:

"In conversation with many partners, such as you, we can build refuge for federal climate and environmental data vulnerable under an administration that denies the fact of ongoing climate change. We are committed to fact-based arguments, and #DataRefuge works to preserve the facts we all need."

"DataRefuge acknowledges--and in fact draws attention to--the fact that there are no guarantees of perfectly safe information. But there are ways that we can create safe and trustworthy copies. DataRefuge is thus also a project to develop the best methods, practices, and protocols to do so."
datarefuge  data  project  archive  ppehlab.org  upenn  public  transparency  climate_change  preservation  fact  library  method  how_to  community  environment  resist  pennsylvania  internet  2010s  2017  information 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Can This Marriage Be Saved? - The New York Times
"('Sitting here for six hours you just know what it’s like to be married to him,' Coché muttered to me once, out of earshot of the offending spouse)"
...
"Gradually, with industrialization and the movement of jobs outside the home, love replaced communal economic imperatives as the glue between husbands and wives, striking two blows to the institution. First, romantic love isn’t known for its long-lasting adhesive properties; and second, no one is as deeply invested in a marriage as the two people in it.

"The group is something of an answer to the latter problem, Coché says — the modern equivalent perhaps of the village that Michael Vincent Miller ... depicts ...: What would it be like, he writes, 'if as in the Puritan villages of old, representatives from the larger community were to step in, calm the two down, stress the larger social importance of their well-being and offer support and help by redirecting the couple’s energies away from mutilating each other toward something more cooperative.'"
...
"'Causing the right amount of trouble is an art form.'”
judith_coché  laurie_abraham  nytimes  marriage  support  therapy  therapist  2007  2000s  intimacy  relationship  community  philadelphia  profile  communication 
february 2016 by cluebucket
On Marrying the Wrong Person | The Book of Life
One: We don't understand ourselves
Two: We don't understand other people
Three: We aren't used to being happy
Four: Being single is so awful
Five: Instinct has too much prestige
Six: We don't go to Schools of Love
Seven: We want to freeze happiness
Eight: We believe we are special
Nine: We want to stop thinking about Love

From Two: "We don’t see this as a picture of someone who has no nostrils, eight strands of hair and no eyelashes. Without even noticing that we are doing it, we fill in the missing parts. Our brains are primed to take tiny visual hints and construct entire figures from them – and we do the same when it comes to the character of our prospective spouse. We are – much more than we give ourselves credit for, and to our great cost – inveterate artists of elaboration. The level of knowledge we need for a marriage to work is higher than our society is prepared to countenance, recognise and accommodate for – and therefore our social practices around getting married are deeply wrong."
...
From Nine: "there is as much doubt, hope, fear, rejection and betrayal in a marriage as there is in single life. It’s only from the outside that a marriage looks peaceful, uneventful and nicely boring."
thebookoflife.org  tip  list  life  relationship  marriage  commitment  emotion  neurosis  partner  couple  mismatch  pessimism  self-esteem  self-help  psychology  romanticism  romance  medieval  illusion  intimacy  avoidance  character  writing  perfectionism  projection  personality  happiness  community  kibbutz  sex  loneliness  2010s  15th_century  20th_century  21st_century  rational  business  instinct  impressionism  art  impermanence  trauma  youtube  the_school_of_life  the_book_of_life  video 
january 2015 by cluebucket
Facts about life in a small town? - smalltownlife | Ask MetaFilter
where you get it from? I got it from the town!
so how you gettin down when the town get down?

nonseq: just quoting (MC) Hammer c. 2006 for no real good reason
ask.metafilter  rural  town  idea  fiction  america  life  BlahLaLa  hometown  childhood  nostalgia  community  farm  2014  2010s 
december 2014 by cluebucket
Why I Love Marilynne Robinson : The New Yorker
"'On some impulse, plain exuberance, I suppose, the fellow jumped up and caught hold of a branch, and a storm of luminous water came pouring down on the two of them, and they laughed and took off running, the girl sweeping water off her hair and her dress as if she were a little bit disgusted, but she wasn’t. It was a beautiful thing to see, like something from a myth. I don’t know why I thought of that now, except perhaps because it is easy to believe in such moments that water was made primarily for blessing, and only secondarily for growing vegetables or doing the wash.'
...
"Robinson discusses her conviction that the capacity to make imaginative connections with other people, familiar and foreign, is the basis of community"
mark_o'connell  newyorker  marilynne_robinson  writer  author  book  writing  style  eloquence  religion  christianity  novel  2012  2010s  gilead  morality  imagination  fiction  community  review  21st_century 
september 2012 by cluebucket
Life After Long-Term Unemployment - The Morning News
"When meeting new colleagues, smile. Practice now. No, not a grimace. Don’t show lower teeth. Look less like you just lost a baby in a shopping mall. Look less like the baby."
patrick_coleman  themorningnews  advice  work  employment  office  workplace  television  bbc  community  money  iphone  satire  silly  writing  tip 
february 2012 by cluebucket
What does a General Assembly do? « Disaster Notes
"'There’s no ideal form of action. What’s essential is that action assume a certain form, that it give rise to a form instead of having one imposed on it... As for deciding on actions, the principle could be as follows: each person should do their own reconnaissance, the information would then be put together, and the decision will occur to us rather than being made by us. The circulation of knowledge cancels hierarchy; it equalizes by raising up.'"
disaster_notes  queldesastre  2011  2010s  occupywallstreet  austin  ga  assembly  meeting  group  anarchism  vote  politics  oakland  2008  coming_insurrection  quote  book  criticism  traxus4420  action  decision  communication  community  commune  21st_century 
december 2011 by cluebucket
Quack, Quack!
the essence of qvc and crazy christian crafty ladies, boiled down, served to you direct
quacker_factory  livejournal  community  jeanne_bice  funny  tv  qvc  2000s  christianity  craft  shop  homeshopping  humor  fan 
october 2011 by cluebucket

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