@sikkdays @pauldl I was in an airplane when I responded to this so I did not respond in as much detail as I wanted to.

Airplanes are evil.

So long as we live under capitalism, media must be funded.

Making media for profit is hard, telling stories on a deadline is stressful, audiences are demanding, advertisers are unethical and editorial, the industry is built around deceit and an imbalance of power.

To solve this requires 1) working fast, on small crews, with limited gear (ie working cheap) 2) lots of people helping fund one another.

I dunno if it's sustainable, if it can be sustainable, but it feels like a good idea.

@mdhughes i can tell this is a joke, but I can't tell if its meant to be kind hearted or at my expense.

It is invasive as hell the way uber collects and shares location data, but it would be really handy to have a consensual peer to peer option for the same.

Let me drop a waypoint on a shared HUD.

@ajroach42 Reminds me of a clip of Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street. Ernie won't fix the leaky roof when the weather is good, because it's not leaking, but can't fix it when the weather is bad. Impasse!

Predicting and preparing for hard times is not in every person's nature. And there are forces encouraging them to be lackadaisical.

@freakazoid oh certainly. We need to get new puppets made for eyb'l and Taros.

We'll probably have new puppets made for everyone.

@tjdurham I'm an SRE by trade, and not ready to start at the bottom of the corporate ladder on a new track.

Wish mastodon had a visibility that was: anyone who follows me, boosts allowed, but it's not on my home timeline.

The way unlisted works on GoToSocial.

With all the recent tech layoffs, I am reminded of this idea:

Workers feel they have no need to organize in prosperous times when work is abundant and wages are fair.

Workers feel they have no Ability to organize in lean times, when layoffs are abundant and wages are contracting.

In both cases, we are wrong. The best time to start organizing was years ago, but the next best time is now.

I don't care what industry you're in, or how comfortable your job is.

The people, united, will never be defeated.

I want to make media full time. Podcasts and video. How can I make that happen?

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