10 albums that have stuck with me


So a friend of mine on facebook wanted a list of 10 albums that have stuck with you so here is a list in no particular order.

Money$hot – Hasta la Money$hot Siempre
Sublime – 40 oz to freedom
Nirvana – Unplugged in New York
Fugees – The Score
Wu-tang. -36 chambers
Bob Marley and the Wailers – Legend
Dead Prez – lets get free
Anti-flag – The Terror State
Wesley Willis- Greatest hits
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Honerable mentions:
Mumia Abu Jamal – live from death row
Jello Biadra and Mojo Nixon – Will the fetus be aborted
Deftones- Adrenaline

edit: oops forgot minor threat – minor threat and fugazi steady diet of nothing

I am alive I promise you


Wow it has been a hot minute since I posted on this bad boy. Well that is because I have been busy as shit. I really hate when people say that but holy crap is it true. I don’t remember what has been posted so I guess I will run down the last series of big assed events.

I have been working as the IT monkey for a couple of seminaries for going on two years now. That has been challenging, cool, depressing, fun, all that at once.

I am teaching teaching Kung-Fu 3-4 nights a week (down from 5) after work. Which is challenging, cool, depressing, fun, all that at once. (I see a theme developing here)

I became the Co-Director of the Hardware Co-op after the director moved to another city. This is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren (the previous director was a member, but other than that there has been little congregational buy in on over 3 years) and is currently housed in the basement of said church. within a couple of months of taking over leadership the church got together and decided that they were going to sell the building and was unsure if it wanted to house us at the next place. So I and the other co-director are trying to figure out where to go with that.

I am still trying to podcast as much as I can, usually on the show devrandom [nsfw] so that I can let out my frustration with out having to worry about my filter.

I was on an episode of GNU World Order where I talked about Social Anarchism, Kung-Fu, Buddhism, and Free Software.

I am doing tech work on the side, as much as I can, which has meant I have been able to do little. I have clients begging me for help, but I rarely have time.

I started collecting comicbooks and love it very much. [peep my stash]

My work for Fedora has petered out to almost nothing which makes me sad, but I am jsut too overwhelmed right now.

I am using my professional development budget and sometime at work to learn python, which is super exciting.

I am still bike commuting and this year my SO bought me an electric assist bike which has been fantastically cool.

I participated in an anti-war protest when it looked like we were going to attack Syria. That was a lot of fun, and I got to help someone in their first protesting effort.

So there is some of it. Think of this as my yearly christmas letter update to the internet.

I have not totally fallen of the face of the earth. I am still active on facebook, twitter, etc.
I am trying to my RL friends to use path so that I can wyle out and be crazy without having to worry so much about it leaking into other aspects of life.

OH!

I started writing some poetry and doing some photography and other art like stuff so that is cool.

OH OH! and I fracked my leg up pretty bad in kung-fu and have been on the mend with that for a while with a while yet to go.

ok that is it, I have had enough of you. Find me if you can monday and friday are non-kung-fu days.

OH OH OH! The Money$hot is getting back together. So check that shit out. (liek it on facebook)

ok really that is it. piss off I have shit to do.

 

Love,

me

From the List: Protests or sharing? Servants or owners? By Danilo D’Antonio


This came in through the mailing list. If you would like Comrade D’Antonio to see your comments please sign up for the mailinglist at https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/anarcho-buddhistcollective and reply.

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Please, would you be
so kind to consider:

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Protests or sharing? Servants or owners?
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Everywhere in the world, PROTESTS against something (absence of work/income, for rights, caused by control and surveillance) continue to be done by unsatisfied people who do not succeed to find, anyway, a good progress. Demonstrations after all are expressions of past epochs, when we were living in Countries that were self-declared tyrannical (empires, monarchies) and we were then all subjected to despots. In those times, protests could help, because the subdued servant people had this only chance. In addition to bloody revolutions, naturally.

Demonstrations were SERVILE PETITIONS presented to the bosses, to kings, to emperors.
The bosses gave us ALMS and the Story could continue with UNCHANGED SOCIAL STRUCTURE.

But long time ago our situation indeed changed. We begun living in Countries that self-declared democratic and we become FREE MEN, citizens, PEER to PEER with the STATE, people who do not need demostrations nor revolutions.

… Or at least it should be in this way

In fact our “democratic” societies inherited the traditional organization of the tyrannical State. Public jobs, incomes and powers continued to be assigned life long to a minority which aim was to divide, exclude, separate people from the State. This archaic State setting, instead to disappear when SOVEREIGNTY passed to PEOPLES, was mantained by public careerists. So State men for life, by acting a long ABUSE of POWER, still remain above us.

The democratic fundament (without which democracy does NOT exist!) of the periodical restitution of public powers to people still works only inside our government’s ambits. On the contrary, the largest part of our States (public jobs) is still in the hands of a tyrannical minority that, making peoples powerless, can make its worst.

Let us look it better.

In true democratic Countries citizens do NOT need to demostrate. They participate to all the State concrete activities, to public jobs. By staying inside the State, BY BEING THE STATE, citizens give their genuine imprinting to politics. The same rulers, by having around citizens (careful for common good, not for their career), follow fair policies, commit themselves to do their best. They know otherwise would be put to shame.

Now, after known this UNDUE LINK TO THE PAST, this GLOBAL POLITICAL TRAP, we can choose.

We can:

– continue to protest: in this way we contribute to make live
mankind eternally in a fake, minim, partial, democracy;

– help people to EMANCIPATE: to become aware of what happened,
about things work, how we can build a complete democracy.

We can choose to:

– continue to servilely protest for the problems
inevitably generated by tyrannical States,

– inform world’s peoples (Internet greatly help us)
about the above and all together build NEW STATES.

Indeed the most powerful people of the world are no longer Bilderberg’s, Davos or Wall Street’s tycoons.

The most influent people able to change our world now are us. The world, now, is literally in our hands.

Let us everywhere claim for PUBLIC DEMOCRATIC EMPLOYMENTS, for shared public jobs: assigned tempouraneously among citizens who have the requirements necessary for the role and wish to serve their people. It will become impossible for every clique, elite and mafia even attempt to maneuver our States. THE STATE ARE US! Only servants demonstrate. Legitimate owners, people sovereign on their respective RES PUBLICAs, do not protest.

They, we, pacifically, legally, civilly, go to OCCUPY our LEGITIMATE PLACE in the STATE.

Danilo D’Antonio

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AT FIXED TIME
http://www.hyperlinker.com/ars/

everyone’s empowerment

 

Teaching kids of different backgrouds is soooo cool


I don’t know if I have mentioned it here but I am an Assistant Instructor at a local Kung-Fu school, Which is awesome, and often some of the most fun I have ever had.

During children’s class last night we covered the attitude of gratitude. When I asked them what they were grateful for one of them shouts Shiva or Ganesha (I can’t remember which). To which I responded “cool”. My nonchalant acceptance of his answer lead another child in class to ask me who that was. I gave the student who answered the opportunity to explain . His explanation went somewhere along the lines of “He’s god, and $somethingICantRemember, and the strongest guy on the planet!” He was super excited to tell everyone, and didn’t get too deep into it. The other kids just responded with a more enthusiastic cool than I did.

I made a point not to explain that that student was of a different religion than most of them are, or anything like that. I just let him explain as he felt comfortable and just accepted as a cool fact.

We spend a lot of time building a family atmosphere with in the school. The great thing is we have a diverse family coming from many racial, economic, and spiritual backgrounds. I think in a way not drawing a distinction between the student and the rest of the class may have made that bond a little stronger. There is no need to explain to children what Hindu is when all they want to know is what the other kid is talking about.

My thoughts are still floating a bit and have not yet coalesced into something that can be easily explained. I guess the main thought is, it’s easy to be inclusive when you stop pointing out how people are different than you.

Neil Gaiman and I agree on 99% of things


I saw this posted on facebook and figured I should put my editing notes on here and let everyone know the things I believe.

Also, HOLY SHIT HOW GREAT OF A WRITER IS NEIL GAIMAN!

“I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they’re true or not.

I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen – I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is [possibly]  visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone’s ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we’ll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell Dr. Huner S. Thompson and Don Marquis Jack Kerouac, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it’s aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there’s a cat in a box somewhere who’s alive and dead at the same time (although if they don’t ever open the box to feed it it’ll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. [not so much] I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn’t even know that I’m alive. [I believe this a little more] I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck. [this one is spot on]

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn’t done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what’s going on will lie about the little things too.

I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman’s right to choose, a baby’s right to live, that while all human life is sacred there’s nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”

— Neil Gaiman & threethirty

What is Anarchism?


So you wanna know what anarchism is… well let’s get into it!

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I do not believe the following are actually Anarchist ideas but I will include them for the sake of education. I believe that only thing that is scarier than The State is letting companies run amok.

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The above are examples of Anarchism. So the next time some on goes on about “Chaos and Anarchy” you can let them know they are wrong.

EDIT: A comrade of mine (if she would like a plug here I would be happy to link to anything she wanted) was disturbed to see that Individualist Anarchism was absent from this list and she was right. It and many other “forms” of Anarchism are not on this list. Wikipedia has a pretty good list of them. I attempted to make one of these images for it, but it turned out terrible :) I should have credited the original poster in my first post, but I didn’t. I got these images from ftmark.

Individualist anarchism refers to several traditions of thought within the anarchist movement that emphasize the individual and his or her will over external determinants such as groups, society, traditions, and ideological systems

Word Processors for Linux you didn’t know existed


TED

Ted is a word processor for the X Window System environment, which runs on Linux and other Unix-like systems. Developed primarily by Mark de Does, Ted is a lightweight yet full-featured word processor.

It saves files in a Microsoft Word-compatible rich text format and has support for headers, footers, tables, different fonts, text alignment, and other features common in word processors. Ted has been translated into several languages.

While the program includes a spell checker, it does not check for spelling as the user types. It is a very light-weight and fast word processor, making it ideal for older computers and embedded systems.

Until version 2.17 Ted used the Motif toolkit for widget rendering and compiled and ran fine when compiled with LessTif. The current version (2.23) uses the GTK+ toolkit.

Ted is Free Software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

http://www.nllgg.nl/Ted/

EZ Word

EZ Word was a word processor developed as part of the Andrew User Interface System, a user-interface research project jointly done by both IBM and the Carnegie Mellon University. Originally developed for UNIX systems, it was the first graphical word processor available for Linux.

Many people found the user interface quirky and difficult to learn. The program never really caught on, and the Andrew project stopped developing software in 1997. The last version of the AUIS suite, version 8.0, was never fully debugged, but is free software available under a BSD free software license.

https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~AUIS/

Ichitaro

Ichitaro (一太郎 ichitarō?) is a Japanese word processor produced by JustSystems, a Japanese software company. Ichitaro occupies the second share in Japanese word-processing software, behind Microsoft Word. It is one of the main products of the company. Its proprietary file extension is “.JTD”. ATOK, an IME developed by JustSystems, is bundled with Ichitaro.

http://www.ichitaro.com/

Hangul

Hangul (also known as Hangul Word Processor or HWP) is a proprietary word processing application published by the South Korean company Hancom Inc.. It is used extensively in South Korea, especially by the government.

Hangul’s support for the special needs of the Korean written language has gained it widespread use in South Korea. Microsoft Word and Hangul are used alongside each other in many South Korean companies.

The software’s name is derived from the Korean word Hangul (Korean: 한글, hangeul) for the alphabet used to write Korean.

Haansoft was on the verge of bankruptcy after the release of its 2002 version, due to the widespread use of illegal copies. A campaign to support the development of Korean software and promote the purchase of legal copies of Hangul allowed Haansoft to recover.[1]

Hangul saves documents in HWP format, with the filename extension *.hwp. HWP files, up to the versions created with Hangul ’97, can be opened with OpenOffice or LibreOffice. However, files created with later editions of Hangul, including Hangul Wordian, Hangul 2002, Hangul 2005 and Hangul 2007 cannot be opened with OpenOffice or LibreOffice, due to the major changes in the document structure. These later versions of Hangul do not provide support for opening and saving of files in Microsoft Word format, but users are not necessarily aware of this. Consequently, Korean Hangul users may often send files to non-Koreans in .hwp format, not realizing the recipient will be unable to open such files.[2]

Recent versions also provide an English user interface depending on the location setting of the user’s environment.

Hangul will support reading and writing of Office Open XML and OpenDocument files in its next version for Windows, which will be published in the end of 2009.[3] HWP binary format specification has been published online free by Hancom on June 29, 2010.

http://www.hancomoffice.com/