Work Worth Doing

As we often discover, life progresses through seasons of natural change and vibrant themes that bind truth to beauty. As we develop consistent methods that work and build personal capacity for love and the knack for trusting intelligence itself within ourselves and learn to recognize similar capacities  in our peers, steady moments of inspiration show us glimpses of genuine glory.

Our ways are tempered magically and miraculously to experience gained by suffering and hardship which, as the ancient texts have passed along to us, build lasting relationships from personal and intimate to casual and remote and the character to maintain them over long timeframes. Our transpersonal psychological and philisophical ways and means (this blog post in evidence) provide us a space within which we each get to accomplish our dream and tell our collective story.

The glory we know shows up as light of various kinds that illuminate those things that hide from us – whether things we need for work or things that would harm us or impede the work if they remained in our space. The gift of discernment endowed by nature herself enables us to sort the useful and beautiful from the vile and gory.

People who lack the training and discipline afforded to the children of light – every now and then – disrupt the processes and patterns of liberation given freely to the contacted. Disciples of perfection work out their own salvation through the works of faith that are written in our code since we first entered the sentient being category.

If one knows in one’s heart the meaning of life and embraces the clarifications and corrections offered in the syllabus, labs and coursework of the ever present all-knowing might of the resident extraterrestrial professing redeemer, the learning and teaching crafts carry forward into the next season of vital work retaining the revised record into the realms of the anticipatory …

Our purpose in life justifies our remaining in this world to the end. Decisions and choices matter only as entertainment for the distracted, delusion for the unfaithful and unfounded fear for the disbelieving. Those of us called into service for the reorganization of humanity reconcile actionable faith and instructive source through walking out on ignorance and deception and stepping onto the path of righteousness ever how lonsome. We simply interpret and activate what we gather from the prime master’s allegory:

The Seed sown in the good soil bears fruit a hundred-fold with each and every planting/harvest cycle – you shall know them by their fruits. Understand your calling so you will assure your election as a gifted child with helpful creative offerings in the grand repository.

 

Hollyweb

Stop the Hollyweb! No DRM in HTML5.

In case you didn’t know by now, Hollywood is trying to take over the world-wide web, too. When will enough be enough?

DRM (Digital ‘Rights’ Management) – for most people, ‘rights’ are actually ‘restrictions’ whether they are aware of it or not. For those with little or no money for lawyers, expensive equipment and only limited Internet access, the built-in rights management proposed for the next version of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) will further break the Internet into ‘have and have-not’ sections. — learn more

Applied Math and Media

Growing up during the Cold War in Kentucky gave my world-view a little less than complete treatment as to who I would become, what I would do for a living and how my relationships would later serve mainly to break my heart and hang me out to dry. In spite of all that, I managed to survive to my current age of 61 and am determined not to let the remainder of my life on Earth get dominated by the Evil One. I have wasted plenty of breath trying to convince certain close relatives and distant friends that something positive is going on in the world, completely separate and apart from what is reported on TV News programs. (There’s a reason they are called ‘programs’ by the way.)

Recently, I was introduced to an awesome term which to me represents that “lost chord” that The Moody Blues sent me in search of about four decades ago. If you’ve been following me along in my various web-spaces and spheres of influence (and confluence), you’ll “get”, as I have, the full scope of what this little term ‘syzygy‘ means in all of its glory as a generalized principle much akin to the meta-term SYNERGY of the 20th Century, which I learned of through reading books by R. Buckminster Fuller. Just have a look:

Syzygy (mathematics)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Syzygy (disambiguation).

In mathematics, a syzygy (from Greek συζυγία ‘pair’) is a relation between the generators of a module M. The set of all such relations is called the “first syzygy module of M“. A relation between generators of the first syzygy module is called a “second syzygy” of M, and the set of all such relations is called the “second syzygy module of M“. Continuing in this way, we derive the nth syzygy module of M by taking the set of all relations between generators of the (n − 1)th syzygy module of M. If M is finitely generated over a polynomial ring over a field, this process terminates after a finite number of steps; i.e., eventually there will be no more syzygies (see Hilbert’s syzygy theorem). The syzygy modules of M are not unique, for they depend on the choice of generators at each step.

The sequence of the successive syzygy modules of a module M is the sequence of the successive images (or kernels) in a free resolution of this module.

Buchberger’s algorithm for computing Gröbner bases allows the computation of the first syzygy module: The reduction to zero of the S-polynomial of a pair of polynomials in a Gröbner basis provides a syzygy, and these syzygies generate the first module of syzygies.

Further reading

κοινωνία

Ripples of Influence
κοινωνία
 
The Common Good is always there waiting for some attention. It seems that attention is at a premium these days with the bombardment of our psyches with the steady stream of nonsense coming from the commercially prostituted media that has driven sanity to the margins of daily life. Who are we to withhold ourselves from the task of restoring Common Sense to our lives?
 
OzoneFarm is here to assist in the process of realization of the ideal for our own slice of the “masses” which is fairly small according to our year-end stats. But our aim is more toward quality rather than quantity. The ideal that we look to is not of this current world. It comes from a future world that can only be imagined and scarcely even described. All we know for sure is that justice and love will be the dominant themes.
 
Building real community requires openness, honesty and oneness of both heart and mind. The confusing forces that plague civic life and the overall well-being planet-wide appear to have a common source – an inordinate desire for material gain on the part of an ever-thinner slice of Humanity. Our philosophy is based in the belief that Community is Capital. To us, wealth consists of physical well-being, spiritual liberation and collective cognition of Earth’s ecosystem. It has nothing to do with finance, commerce or even government.
 
The battle lines are drawn along physical boundaries using ideals that are functions of collective acceptance of a few principles that empower mainly those who have material advantage through the usurpation of civil authority. This condition creates wide-spread misery and despair and results in crime and misbehavior on every level. Every problem ranging from irreparable damage to the ecosystem to mass starvation of innocent children is solvable through a return of the uniquely Human faculty of critical thinking and problem-solving that has delivered us through two World Wars and into a third. This war, though, is one of mind and spirit..
 
In 2016, we hope to show what can be achieved through tightly-focused community development and cyber-active vocational rehabilitation of our systems and networks. We are ramping up our efforts to build brick-and-mortar instances of maker spaces, rebuild centers, B corporations, permaculture projects, local food networks and other down-to-earth efforts to change things at the local level. At the same time, we are working on forming a collectively-rendered prototype of a new system of accountability and communication based, not upon greed but upon the κοινωνία principle.
 

Ecological Economics

As proof of how long we’ve been thinking along these lines, A Working Prototype reveals:

The physical infrastructure of public utility is currently susceptible to much abuse and waste. Electricity, communications, water, natural gas, transportation fuel and many other aspects of physical infrastructure have long been managed by the existing bureaucratic elements through social conditioning. Corporate marketing and governmental control have played a major role in making people feel powerless in the struggle for economic justice and sustainability. The vicious circle of consumption and imposed billing has presented a model of subjugation to the populace. Reversing this trend is a necessary task of the new ecological paradigm that we propose to institute. The same model that we used for governance is translated to the physical form described in the following table.

ECOLOGICAL RESOURCES INFRASTRUCTURES
ECONOMIC RESOURCES
soil, water, sunlight local public utility (specific instance of the village infrastructure) food, energy, shelter, etc
local integrated service grid the village infrastructure applied to localized communities transmission of local resources between communities to a larger bio-region
the aggregation of local ecologies to larger bio-regional areas the confederation of bio-regions and producer communities the gross national product derived from the aggregation of bio-regions

Shifting from a consumer culture to a producer culture will require social conditioning which is very stringent and pervasive. This process is inevitable and an intentional schematic for doing so will greatly ease the pain of the process. Everyone knows that solar energy and other ecological forms for extracting resources from our natural environment cannot and should not be metered or abused. The moral adjunct of economics and ecology is a planetary mandate which we all have received from our logical collective consciousness.

That is from an eBook we started in 2001. Since then, social media, eco-village thinking, regenerative agriculture, permaculture and free, libre and open source software production and distribution have grown enormously, but so have the commercial consumerism-based Internet ploys, schemes and exploits. The OzoneFarm Experiment is far from complete.

See ecological economics for further proof that the idea is pervasive, logical and inevitable.

Stay tuned!

OzoneFarm.com

Picture of face-like rock formation on Mars taken by spacecraft from Earth

OzoneFarm Brand Central (ozonefarm.com) is our “honeypot” and seems to have worked…

The text:

” We are working very hard on the new version of our site. It will bring a lot of new features. Stay tuned! “

I have no idea who registered the domain. (Notice that they misspelled “minutes”…) I hope they keep it like that. When this all comes together, it’ll all make sense. Remember, OzoneFarm is an “Open Brand” or “open-source brand”, which can be about anything, owned and controlled by no one or everyone, and like a wiki it can be edited mercilessly until the cows come home as long as the hosting fees and bandwidth costs get paid. On the farm, purity is important…

From an orphaned Wikipedia article: “The purest form of open source brand is not controlled by any legal mechanism. For example, there is no legal entity that owns a copyright to the hacktivist brand Anonymous.”

We all have our own particular crosses to bear. My crosses are lightweight, thanks to Jesus and His teachings. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the rapid changes that are afoot in the Don’t Tread On Me Us world of liberated software and hardware. Wearable technology that can be taken off and put back on at will is pretty cool and scary at the same time. Everything we have achieved so far is in good working order and aligned with the general principles that we established back in the 1980s.

Good luck, Ladies and Gentlemen. Mars is going to be fun!

Metaphors for Traction

Roger on a tractor with a large smile.

Metaphoric extension

Creeping featuritus is one. Everyone loves a good metaphor from time to time. Adult play and child play are simply concurrent versions of each other. Young men like to play “Army” .. as do older ArmChairGenerals.

The freedom and liberty we take with words in print and speech may be about all we have left (I speak as an American fool) to work with. Deriving income from silly ideas and made-up nonsense has been done [Three Stooges]. Using rich media that’s also heavy in psychologically aware, yet naturally gentle linguistic patterns. A collective sensitivity should evolve out of the flow of ideas as they have been. Bringing that from the Ozone to the Farm is the process of traversing from the intangible through the visualizable into the developable where it becomes an Artifact of Value – A Good – if we succeed. — Wikipedia:Extensionism

If I ever convince ONE coder to help me build the tractor, … Volunteer here!