Step 1: Elevator-In-A-Box™®©

Using this foundation component.


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Construct a freestanding level transitioning system for buildings which are approximately 4 stories in height.

Allows small building owners the ability to establish a universally accessible level transitioning system in a stand-alone solution.

Pour a HEMPcrete™®© footing/pad and insert lag bolts into footing and fasten to the brackets of the Elevator-In-A-Box™®©

Drive up, stand up the Elevator-In-A-Box™®©  to the freshly cured HEMPcrete™®© foundation you have laid beside your building and prepared to construct your level extensions for each floor of the building through the appropriate exterior wall.

Shipping container’s footprint can support an emergency safety ladder (optional external mount) And ample room for a backup generator, battery system and optional solar panel and wind generator  interfaces.

Off-grid operation is primary and due to size of this base model, this system can be used in tandem with existing grid with built-in backup or the owner can optional ruggedize their solution with larger capacity power systems on board, beyond the minimum required for the core lift function.

In other words, this solution is designed to work, with or without your local utility provider making this both and off-grid, more eco-friendly solution and allows building owners to establish universal barrier free access to their properties that are 4 storeys and smaller.


An idea I’ve been contemplating for a while.


Link to KickStarter below:


Platform Cooperatives


A platform cooperative, or platform co-op, is a cooperatively-owned, democratically-governed business that uses a protocol, website or mobile app to facilitate the sale of goods and services. Platform cooperatives are an alternative to venture capital funded platforms insofar as they are owned and governed by those who depend on them most—workers, users, and other relevant stakeholders. Proponents of platform cooperativism claim that, by ensuring the financial and social value of a platform circulate among these participants, platform cooperatives will bring about a more equitable and fair digitally-mediated economy in contrast with the extractive models of corporate intermediaries. Platform cooperatives differ from traditional cooperatives not only due to their use of digital technologies, but also by their contribution to the commons for the purpose of fostering an equitable social and economic landscape.

Platform cooperativism draws upon other attempts at digital disintermediation, including the peer-to-peer production movement, led by Michel Bauwens and the P2P Foundation,[1] which advocates for “new kinds of democratic and economic participation”[2] that rest “upon the free participation of equal partners, engaged in the production of common resources,” as well as the radically-distributed, non-market mechanisms of networked peer-production promoted by Yochai Benkler.[3] Marjorie Kelly’s book Owning Our Future contributed the distinction between democratic and extractive ownership design to this discussion.[4]

9 Working Examples of Platform Cooperatives


What is a platform co-op?

Just like traditional co-ops, platform co-ops are organisations that are owned and managed by their members. While traditional co-ops are normally based around a physical community of members, platform…

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A two day conference on the collaborative economy

A two day conference on the collaborative economy

The conference happened on February 16-17 2017 at Goldsmiths, University of London

Platform Cooperativism

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The Internet is slipping out of ordinary users’ control. Internet technologies are transforming our workplaces, relationships, and societies. Companies like Uber, Amazon, and Facebook are capturing vital sectors of the economy such as transportation and phenomena like search and social networking. All of us who rely on the Internet have virtually no control over the platforms that affect and inform us on a daily basis.


Platform Cooperativism Consortium (PCC)
The PCC supports the cooperative platform economy through research, advocacy, education, co-design, legal advice, application development, the documentation of best practices, the coordination of funding, and events.

11 Platform Cooperatives Creating a Real Sharing Economy
An upcoming event related to Platform Cooperatives as agents of Change.


Co-operative Business Models for Sustainable Platform Enterprise

Is how we view establishing a new creative content maker’s platform.

It starts with the idea that you are able to tag your own creations on your own physical hardware or authorized “agent” that will operate on your behalf and retain on-going record of use of your content.



I know that there is a need because I live in a Cooperative Housing Community and it works. I believe in the principles.


Create a place…

of your own in Cyberspace using Open Source Software and Hardware.

#BuildYourOwn #VirtualEnvironment #3dworlds #hypergrid #opensim














Trascending Dimensions…




RedHat to Acquire CoreOS…

Press release
Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership
With CoreOS, Red Hat doubles down on technology to help customers build, run and manage containerized applications in hybrid and multicloud environments

via Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

An Afternoon Attack…

Cybersecurity, privacy protection, encryption fending off attackers that want to take control of your systems has been a part of the Internet since the dawn of it and before. Phreakers, Crackers and Hackers et al have long been a part of culture.

Today I was subject to an attack. I fake FB profile sends me a shortened URL, that of course leads to an app that hopes to snare me in it’s trap. I don’t bite. Well I do, from their perspective. First, they’re friends request is accepted, quick perusal of said profile, shows new car fresh scent, newness, therefore odd are it’s a Fakebook profile. Blocked.

Snagging the shortened URL and backtracking they’ve built an app on an HTML5 hosting service for free. Oh fun. Another proving ground for misanthropes to hatch their plans for World Domination, NOT!

Whether there’s an evil genius behind the app or it’s an AI, only time will tell.


Photography & Technology

I am curious know how this turned out, OG?

via small screen for the raspberry pi 3 – outsourced guru

I’d like to hear more about this and see the results & timelapses, please.


Giving Open-Source Projects Life After a Developer’s Death

Giving Open-Source Projects Life After a Developer’s Death

via The Bus Factor: Life for Open-Source Projects After a Developer’s Death | WIRED

City of Greater Sudbury Open Data

via City of Greater Sudbury Open Data

Nice to see OpenData happening in the Nickel City.