I'M IMPRESSED by the people using Micro.blog infrastructure because a wide cross-section of them are makers and thinkers. I plan to use a recent github repo to enhance my own presence at topgold.micro.blog with the Paper theme. I've copied the installation steps below.
DYLAN IS REFINING his podcasting skills by seeking out people in places he enjoys. He's using our Rode Wireless Go microphones when interviewing people he has met in various local venues, such as Sylvia in Martin's Fruit and Veg.
ALTHOUGH IT IS THE SILLY SEASON in Ireland, a time when items worth discussing wait until September, strong opinions are being aired about whether Ireland can achieve any of its meaningful climate change goals.
Any initiatives proposed by the Irish government will collapse if back benchers resist approving government plans. Many of the initiatives will affect constituents in their pockets, at supermarket cash tills, or in terms of lifestyles.
FOLLOWING A 90 MINUTE conversation with Larry Maguire, author of Sunday Letters, I've reset my goal of executing a meaningful clear-out of digital services this summer. I'm afraid to admit the extent of my usage of digital services. Fortunately, there are several proven strategies to help me dial down digital services.
BECAUSE I TRY to understand people who have political viewpoints very different from mine, I let myself fall into rabbit holes where some of my family get their political values. I remember my grandfather at the kitchen table in the 1960s telling me that "some people want to have a government that gives them everything" and once that happens those people keep voting to keep the socialists in office. But as all gun-carrying Americans know, socialism runs counter to American values. In the minds of some people, an armed citizenry needs to rise up to protect American values.
So that's why military garb and assault rifles are in the crowd with veterans who defend the American constitution. That's why Open Carry is being normalised across a wide stretch of America. The backwoods training has moved to on-the-streets activism.
By Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel. Screenshot by @topgold.
I've finished my first week of microblogging after setting up clonmeldigital.micro.blog as a space we will develop with creative students on the Clonmel Digital Campus next semester. Using the microblog structure feels like blogging was in early 2000.