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tord_dellsen@diasp.eu

Book: Regarding the Pain of Others - Susan Sontag

This book is about photos of suffering in war

http://www.susansontag.com/SusanSontag/books/regardingPain.shtml

Personal reflections

Some things i found interesting or worth remembering:

  • In the modern world we remember more through images than through stories
    • Remembering through stories may be a better way to generate compassion for the victims
  • Passivity (not acting after seeing photos of suffering) deadens our emotions
  • The power of the photos to influence us depends on how they are presented - it will increase if the photo is presented alone and without other distractions

These are my own personal reflections, not sure if they are a good representation of what she is trying to say in the book. Not even sure if i always agree with them fully. Would like to see what you all have to say

#book #books #literature #suffering #pain #war #peace #compassion #photography #susan-sontag #susansontag

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Mindfulness at the Computer: Chat

You can give feedback and suggestions for improvements of the software. The features will soon be more or less locked for the application so please give feedback now if you have tried the software

Chat: https://gitter.im/mindfulness-at-the-computer/Lobby?utm_source=share-link&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=share-link

Website: https://sunyatazero.github.io/mindfulness-at-the-computer/

#mindfulness #meditation #foss #floss #free-software #freesoftware

mindfulness-at-the-computer/Lobby
Where developers come to talk.

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Design Help Wanted for FOSS Project Mindfulness at the Computer

Hi all, i've been working on a free and open source software project called Mindfulness at the Computer, and now need help with reviewing and improving the design. Can you help out or do you have a friend who may have design skills? Please contact me at tord (dot) dellsen (at) protonmail (dot) com

Application website: https://sunyatazero.github.io/mindfulness-at-the-computer/

#design #foss #floss #logo

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Chomsky on Orwell, Intellectuals, etc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_tmlVBqX1o

#chomsky #noam-chomsky #noamchomsky #politics #propaganda


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Imagine Peace Tower

http://imaginepeacetower.com

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is a Tower of Light which emanates wisdom, healing and joy.

It communicates awareness to the whole world that peace & love is what connects all lives on Earth.

#peace #art #john-lennon #johnlennon #yoko-ono #yokoono #connection #love #kindness #earth

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER
Send your wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Reykjavik, Iceland: a Yoko Ono artwork in memory of John Lennon

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Why - Tracy Chapman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-WpxSrmV4Y

Why do the babies starve

When there's enough food to feed the world

Why when there're so many of us

Are there people still alone

Why are the missiles called peace keepers

When they're aimed to kill

Why is a woman still not safe

When she's in her home

Love is hate

War is peace

No is yes

And we're all free

But somebody's gonna have to answer

The time is coming soon

Admidst all these questions and contradictions

There're some who seek the truth

But somebody's gonna have to answer

The time is coming soon

When the blind remove their blinders

And the speechless speak the truth

#music #tracy-chapman #tracychapman #compassion #politics #poverty #hunger #why-hunger #whyhunger #starvation #society

Tracy Chapman - Why (Live and acoustic 1988)
Tracy Chapman performs Why live for Amnesty International. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Michael Moore on His Broadway Show, Trump, Puerto Rico, NFL & Media Support for War

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/9/29/full_intv_michael_moore_on_his

#michael-moore #michaelmoore #politics #democracy-now #democracynow

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Just updated my profile picture and cover photo on facebook to remind people of diaspora and XMPP

#freedom #politics #privacy #xmpp #jabber #diaspora #facebook #social-media #socialmedia #foss #floss #free-software #freesoftware

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Website is up for Mindfulness at the Computer

https://sunyatazero.github.io/mindfulness-at-the-computer/

Pre-release download for 64-bit Linux is now available. Version is 1.0.0-alpha.1. (Download for Windows is coming soon, but you can run from source with Python installed on your computer)

https://sunyatazero.github.io/mindfulness-at-the-computer/downloads.html

#mindfulness #self-care #software #gnu #linux #gnu-linux #ubuntu #freedom #foss #floss #free-software

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Take the Power Back - Prophets of Rage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIBPVlw-LCc

Live from the Live Anti-Inaugural Ball. WIth a three minute intro with Tom Morello, to go directly to the song use this link: https://youtu.be/tIBPVlw-LCc?t=3m7s

http://prophetsofrage.com/

#music #prophets-of-rage #tom-morello #politics #power

Prophets of Rage- Take the power back. Live Anti-Inaugural Ball
SHOW UP! JOIN UP! READ UP! STAND UP!

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Cost-free Tools for FOSS Projects

These are lists of tools that can be used cost-free for people working on FOSS (Free Open Source Software) projects. Sometimes you may have to apply to the organization to be able to use their services cost-free

#free-software #freedom #foss #floss #software-development #programming #open-source

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Badge for Free Software Projects

I created this badge for github:

https://img.shields.io/badge/license-GPLv3-a42e2b.svg

It Can be used like this inside a markdown file:

[![license-gplv3](https://img.shields.io/badge/license-GPLv3-a42e2b.svg)](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html)

#free-software #freesoftware #freedom #software #gpl #gnu #foss #floss #github

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"i love myself" by Nayyirah Waheed

'i love myself'

the

quietest.

simplest.

most

powerful.

revolution.

ever.

#poem #poetry #nayyirah-waheed #love #loving-kindness #self-care #quiet #revolution

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[Python] Mindfulness at the Computer - need help with coding, testing and building+packaging

https://sourceforge.net/p/forge/helpwanted/programmers/thread/790bd85b/

#python #qt #pyqt #foss #floss #free-software #building #packaging #software-development

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Mindfulness at the Computer

Please note: This is a pre-release, things may change in future versions

https://github.com/SunyataZero/mindfulness-at-the-computer

Mindfulness at the Computer is a mindfulness and self-care application for people spending many hours in front of the computer

Features:

  • Receive notifications to remember to be mindful of breathing
  • Follow and track your breathing (in, out)
    • Breathe with text help ("Breathing in I know I am breathing in") and write your own texts
  • Get reminders when it's time to take a break from the computer (and take care of your body)

How to run the application

Help Needed!

It's possible to run the application using these instructions, however to make the application more accessible i need help with packaging:

For Ubuntu

Using PyInstaller I have created an executable (with .so files) but have not been able to create a .deb package for this project

For Windows

I don't have access to a Windows computer, anyone with a windows computer should be able to create an executable file using PyInstaller, however I know there are some problems so please contact me first before trying

Contact info

tord (dot) dellsen (at) gmail (dot) com

#foss #free-software #floss #libre-software #software #mindfulness #breathing #self-care #python #qt #qt5 #pyqt #pyqt5 #mywork

SunyataZero/mindfulness-at-the-computer
mindfulness-at-the-computer - Helps you stay mindful of your breathing while using your computer

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Nelson Mandela: Overcoming Poverty, Dignity and Freedom

[...] overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.

#quote #quotes #politics #nelson-mandela #mandela #poverty #freedom

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Trapped - Bruce Springsteen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXArxxN1qKE

Well, it seems like I'm caught up in your trap again

And it seems like I'll be wearing the same old chains

Good will conquer evil and the truth will set me free

And I know someday I will find the key

And I know somewhere I will find the key

Well, it seems like I've been playing your game way too long

And it seems the game I've played has made you strong

But when the game is over I won't walk out the loser

Yeah I know that I'll walk out of here again

Yeah I know someday I'll walk out of here again

http://www.springsteenlyrics.com/lyrics.php?song=trapped

#song #springsteen #psychology #oppression

Bruce Springsteen - Trapped
Vancouver, 31.März 2008

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