Hi, new people, I'm Emma. I'm a queer, trans non-binary woman (she/they,) amateur astronomer, and wife of @cynthia1960.
I get paid to help people make web browsers, and have cats, a lot of tiny computers, and I like cooking, hockey, indie pop, shoegaze, and post punk.
I'm helping make the all-online version of #wiscon happen this year too.
The photo is Json, the youngest of our cats. They are extra, but I love them.
I fucking swear, I'm going to call Lyft and Uber the "Spotify for Rides"
guy who might know suggests to run screaming from bitcoin: https://maya.land/responses/2021/01/21/guy-who-might-know-suggests-to-run-screaming.html
Now write one about djinn fucking up the executives at Uber and Lyft.
New story from Annalee Newitz: contracts with the fae in the gig economy, what could go wrong?
"I don't trust anyone who says they wouldn't want to live through high school all over again"
Oh hey, I found the guy who's never met a queer person
New post: If you meet a Raspberry Pi on the road https://emmas.site/blog/2021/01/19/the-pi-on-the-road
poll for Black people, boost ++
Poll meant at Black fedi users (newcomers and elders).
Would you be interested in joining a Black-only Masto instance* where older Fedi users could volunteer to give ✌🏾 trainings✌🏾 about online antiblack behavior, how to detect avoid/defend from them, sharing experiences + more general admin/moderation advice for people who would like to run Black/Indigenous instances?
*The instance would be completely defederated from the whole Fediverse, at least for the first weeks/months of its existence.
"Get in loser, we're cruising for American gold."
The white-male bias in favor of React.
COVID-19, Data, Project Management
It turns out that the US Dept. of HHS' system for tracking COVID-19 data turned out to be a good thing.
We were all super suspicious of the switch from CDC to HHS' system as Trump trying to hide the severity of the outbreaks, with good reason.
This is another way white supremacists erode public infrastructure, we anticipate lies and corruption.
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