Kerry Rodgers

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Leah Penniman's book is out.  I got mine last week.  So far, I've only had time to flip thru it, but it looks to be full of ideas and perspectives that I've never encountered before.  I recommend it.

There's even a short chapter near the end called "White People Uprooting Racism".  It doesn't say what I expected.  

For posting, I'd like to see some old posts for context right on the posting page, like we do in desktop.

And the insert buttons, like William said.
I'm usually just reading on mobile, because I hate text editing on mobile.  For reading, I'm pretty ok with the current mobile view, except it just feels a little buggy.  A few tweaks would be good enough for me.

Random thoughts:
  • If I'm in email/browser and click on a link to a permies post (not the first post in a thread) it is very iffy where I'll end up.  Often you're at the top of the page instead of at the specific post.  Sometimes you're on page 1 instead of middle of page 3.  Sometimes it works. ??? (this may be phone/os dependent)
  • When I click the +1 button it isn't quite right.  On my current Android, it flashes a bit and the scrolling jumps a bit.  On the old iPhone, it put you back to the top of the page.  In both cases it looks like a full page refresh may have happened--ouch.
  • I often wish to "watch topic", or check that am already watching, without scrolling all the way to the bottom of a long thread.
  • I really like the little down arrow button at the top right that takes you to the bottom.  I use it alot.  But it looks unlike the other buttons, is too small, and too close to the big "logout" button.  Also, I wish it went to the last post on the page, or to the tiny add, or to something useful, rather than to the literal bottom where there's big empty space and tiny links.
  • The huge logout button can move to the menu or something.  I'll probably never use it.  (Yes I know the login button is sometimes there, and I do use that.)

  • I'd be curious to know what % of Posts were done on mobile.
    Here's something you might rework into an FAQ:
    I've only ever had machine-woven linen clothing.  Of made-from-yarn clothes, I know only hats and sweaters out of wool or acrylic.  What clothes could I actually make with home-spun flax?  I don't think a loom is in my future.
    3 months ago
    Hi Raven,  I love this post.

    I think there are a lot of people out there who will care about this topic.  But perhaps even more who will care about your lifestyle and pursuits.  This post would make the most awesome script for a pitch video.  Hint.  Are you thinking of offering swag (in addition to the book itself)?  Hint.

    Looking forward to the campaign.
    4 months ago

    Nicole Alderman wrote:I'm technically the back up person for the Biological Reverse Kickstarter.

    Thanks, Nicole.  Looks like our posts crossed.  I wonder whether people at the Labs know about this?  I would assume, but...  I kinda got the idea that Bill lived somewhat nearby, and might visit and talk up this thread.
    4 months ago

    Jeremy Butler wrote:Not sure what the protocol is for claiming these rewards, but I believe I qualify for this one with my thread post at

    Thanks, Jeremy!  Your video is exactly what I had in mind.  Paypal sent!!

    All y'all should go look at Jeremy's thread.  He's posted a number more vids since this one, and he's making progress on several projects.

    There's still 4 more folks who can qualify for this reward, 'cause it for the "next 5 residents".  Jeremy was the first, but if you've slept at Basecamp or Labs, post 3 stills or 1 vid and get $20.  You wanted to do it anyway, right?  So here's a chance to get a bonus 20 bucks.
    4 months ago

    Jeremy Butler wrote:make sure to subscribe to my channel if you want to be notified.

    Great videos, Jeremy.  And congrats on the progress!  I found I'd missed a passed vid, and the layout of your project started making a lot more sense when I watched that one.

    Say "hello" to the cats for me. :)
    4 months ago
    @Bill, are you still there?  I'd like to pay Jeremy his $20 bounty that I pledged.

    Bill Erickson wrote:I'll manually certify the project is completed (the Biological part of things), verification that the means for the Pledge are still there,  the desire is still there,
    that the project meets the expectation, and then I'll arrange for transfer of funds/delivery of goods.

    Kerry previously wrote:Bill, what's the next step to get Jeremy his backer funds?

    4 months ago
    Well, I did read the whole thing, and I like it, but....  I'm amazed, like, every day at my corporate job the resistance people have to reading anything.  One person recently refused to read/review the documentation that they had asked me to produce.  So, I think it might help to add a "tl;dr" graph at the top.

    It could be extracts of the long text, like

    My videos are mostly about homesteading and permaculture stuff.   I try to make shorter videos that introduce a topic or point-of-view that is not yet on youtube.

    I have oodles of raw video that I don't have time to edit.  Patreon sponsors let me pay some folks to help out.  The more folks feed my Patreon, the more videos I am able to crank out!

    An alternative might be to bold (or color, or otherwise call out) these sentences in the big text.  I actually saw the aforementioned co-worker scroll thru a big document and select 2 irrelevant (but statistically rare) heading words to summarize the whole document in their powerpoint bullet.  So maybe just bolding would work, but I'm not sure.

    P.S.  Typo:  "fee" -> "feed" in first paragraph.