Social Digest 2022.11.20-2022.11.26

I’m continuing to be pretty heavily engaged over on my Mastodon account, @apollo@seizemeans.com, so I’m creating another digest of things I’ve shared there. Things I have or will share here as proper blog entries and some reshares I’ll exclude.

I’m continuing to be pretty heavily engaged over on my Mastodon account, @apollo@seizemeans.com, so I’m creating another digest of things I’ve shared there. Things I have or will share here as proper blog entries and some reshares I’ll exclude.

When I was an elementary school student, the local credit union held an essay contest for kids to express why credit unions matter. My essay won the competition and I received a commemorative coin set. I wish I still had the essay.

Looking back, being exposed to community ownership and democratic accountability of a service as essential as banking was one of the foundational moments that shaped my politics.

I still bank with the same credit union I joined when I was a child.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109372258283176018

EBERRON NEWS! What was announced a few days ago? Anew book! New merch and more

Reshared from Eberron Archaeologist at https://seizemeans.com/@eberron_arch@dice.camp/109382262585693490

Matt Mullenweg has reportedly committed to add ActivityPub to Tumblr. This is a huge deal. Exactly what I hoped to see: a growing federation of social platforms, all committing to work with each other. It’s happening.

Reshared from Ben Werdmuller at https://seizemeans.com/@ben@werd.social/109382567928982507

On this day 10 years ago I stopped by the Halifax waterfront and encountered a mustachioed Theodore Tugboat.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109390643134294361

A new mural was painted along the low wall at the elementary school by my home. It features local landmarks such as the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, Halifax North Memorial Public Library, and the YMCA.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109395459456121638

I developed a tool to show you your twitter friends on : https://www.movetodon.org/

  • All data stays in your browser
  • No CSV import neccesary
  • List can be sorted by sign-up date, so that you can find new accounts fast
Reshared from Tibor Martini at https://seizemeans.com/@Tibor@mastodon.social/109394876817449522

Carsie Blanton’s latest is a beaut.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109400138018688181

When I was a kid, a funeral co-op was started in my community. I believe Arimathea Funeral Cooperative is still the only one of its kind on mainland Nova Scotia, though Cape Breton has one now too. That was one of those moments that formed my politics. A democratically-accountable alternative to capitalist funeral homes was another example of something more humane being put together by a community.
When my mother died they oversaw her funeral. This year I joined the co-op too.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109401820781307335

I wrote a whole zine about moss!!!!!!!!!
http://www.jammyness.com/archive.php?comic=MossisBoss&pg=1

I love moss so much….. #mosstodon

Reshared from jam at https://seizemeans.com/@jam@mastodon.social/109401578253242179

A few years back I condensed my board game collection significantly and recently I’ve been doing some reorganizing ahead of probably giving away some games that don’t spark joy for me. Some of the joy-inducing bits I took out were these dice from HeroQuest. My original dice have a lot of fading so I had some new ones 3d printed.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109407260131419477

When going through some photo archives, I found a few shots of this card I received as a child.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109408526286973714

I don’t remember the context of this note I received in 2016, but the sentiment is nice.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109408623469787789

I grew up in the small community of Dean, here in Nova Scotia. Most of my paternal family lived in the area. In the local church hall framed bits of history can be found, like this one for the school.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109408696350819994

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