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The world is a scary place, y'all. Things are getting worse all the time.

The actions of an individual don't really amount to a hill of beans in the grand scheme of things, but we're not an individual, we're individuals.

We're a community. We're a movement. We fix things, we make the world better.

Let's demonstrate what a better world might be like. Let's live like we are the first generation of the next world, rather than the last generation of the old world.

I have some thoughts I need to sort out.

I need to build a suite of software, and some suggested hardware that represents the ideals to me.

@ajroach42 Curious what your rules or guidelines are for the tooling for your software suite, if you feel like sharing. Are you looking at a David Gingery style build-it-from-the-ground-up, or adapting existing stuff to fit, or ?

@ajroach42 That reminds me of "work as if you live in the early days of a better nation", and Ken's latest blog entry at http://earlydays.org/ is apropos:

"Perhaps we need a better metaphor for change than revolution. One that has always stuck in my mind is ecological succession. On land left bare by ice or fire or landslide or flood, different populations of plants, animals and fungi settle in well-defined stages ..."
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