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A Sunday of Shamelessness

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 13 years ago, in 2011, on the World Wide Web.


Everybody get Shameless.

This weekend, I’ve been splitting my time between some odd web dev jobs, a trip to-day over to the Living Without Borders encuentro to catch as much of it as I can (which is not as much as I’d like), and, other than that, a lot of time with the printed — or printing — word. I’ve been preparing a large print run of Market Anarchy zines for Lawrence’s own Pickles Not Pipe Bombs (I took the opportunity to re-typeset the innards of the pamphlet, and to design a new cover at Chris’s request); also, doing some editing work on Markets Not Capitalism; and the regular round of transcriptions for the Fair Use Repository — most recently, this hot little number by Jo Labadie from the February 23, 1895 issue of Liberty. In between, I took some time out to catch up a bit on some Oliver Sacks (rereading the opening essays on Dr. P and Jimmie G.).

And you? What have you been up to this week? Write anything? Leave a link and a short description for your post in the comments. Or fire away about anything else you might want to talk about.

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  1. x.trapnel

    Out of curiosity, what do you use to do that sort of typesetting? Some sort of Latex environment?

    • Rad Geek

      Oh, nothing special at all. At present it’s just some more rigorous than usual use of the OpenOffice.org Writer package, along with an attempt to use, where it is bearable, some open-content fonts. The innards of the pamphlet used to be laid out and typeset using the text-related functionality in Scribus (as were all of the original MA series), but it needed some reworking, and Scribus sucks in just about every way — it sucks to create, and after you’ve created, it especially sucks to go back and edit anything — so to the extent possible I’ve been moving to wipe it out of the process, both in the layout for the covers and in the setting of the contents.

  2. Gary Chartier

    I’ve been trying to complete work on The Conscience of an Anarchist before I, too, invest some time in Markets Not Capitalism. I also enjoyed the chance to do something I’m rarely able to do—to spend a lot of time with Charles, who raised some hell by speaking about free-market anti-capitalism at La Sierra last week.

  3. Michael Wiebe

    Do you have any details on MNC? Table of contents?

  4. Marja Erwin

    I just thought I’d pass on this BoingBoing post about gaming nonviolent revolutions: http://www.boingboing.net/2011/02/12/could-you-make-a-tah.html

    I had been thinking, for some time, about whether the Indian independence movement could be modeled that way – not to marginalize Bhagat Singh et al, but to focus on non-violent strategies. I have yet to draft anything.

    I had also been working on one of the February Revolution in Petrograd, and might get back to it, but the same concepts might apply to the ongoing revolution in Egypt, with some adjustments, particularly because the February Revolution was more violent.

  5. Shawn P. Wilbur

    I’ve been going through my last four years’ worth of blog and forum writings, trying to pull together scattered bits and pieces of property theory for inclusion in the second issue of “The Mutualist.” Several dozen outlines into the process, that issue, “Owning Up,” is finally really coming together. I expect it will please almost nobody, but I think it will accomplish my goal of laying out a mutualist property theory that’s one step beyond Proudhon’s “Theory of Property,” and is a little better integrated with his other thought. There’s more to come from this sifting process, including some content (finally) for mutualism.info, but that’s for another Sunday.

    I’ve been working on completely sorting through the material I have scanned over the last ten years, and have updated some bibliographic pages, preparatory to more transcription. The C. L. James page has some things to look forward to.

    And I finally finished transcribing Dyer Lum’s “Utah and Its People,” and have sent the original down to the Kate Sharpley Library. Here’s the (unformatted) text. That project took much longer than I had hoped, but we’ll probably do another one here in a month or two.

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