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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 happen this year too.

The photo is Json, the youngest of our cats. They are extra, but I love them.

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Landlords don't need handouts, they need dignity of work! Keep your rent, your landlord will thank you later when they break the cycle of dependence.

They finished the spaceship, tidied the garage, and rolled the ship out.
"Ready for the test drive?" the engineer said.
"Sure thing, sis," the pilot replied.
"It'll be a week for you, but a year here. I envy you, bro."
"Mm." He paused. "Sure you'll be okay?"
"2020 won't beat me."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

"Bro, my bro, it's not a 'disintegration ray;' we're uploading your consciousness to `/dev/null`!"

I put wayyyyy too much effort into this, I wanted to make sure he was descending at the right speed for the music 😅

@klendool @emma @STaiRBNDR I think opt-in federation is a pretty clear requirement for making safe communities possible. The idea that you MUST federate is pretty toxic and isolating, because it requires that you find the right blocklists (and do the work of adding each one. at. a. time.) and fielding whining from the free speech types who think that defederation is "censorship"

PLEASE watch this video of a juvenile red-tailed hawk accidentally flying for the first time
youtu.be/TRA1kJrbBjQ

@emma movies arent awed by spaceships anymore and it's a mistake

I really wish it was as easy for little indie websites to get eyeballs as it used to be. Back in my day you could join a banner exchange or a webring and get some hits to your webcomic or game or blog fairly easily - there really isn't a comparable ecosystem these days that isn't horribly expensive, a pain in the butt or both.

Google literally reduces your site ranking for exchanging links with other sites - and then suggests you use AdWords instead.

america: *mass unemployment and a deadly, barely contained pandemic*

noam chomsky: cancel culture is a deadly threat to our society

A small aspect of 80's computer history I was previously unaware of. I don't know if we did this in the US, but I hope so. Now we do something like this all the time without even thinking about it: "How People Used to Download Games From the Radio".

kotaku.co.uk/2014/10/13/people

NEOWISE may turn out to be a decent comet after the disappointment of ATLAS' nucleus shattering as it approached 1AU from the Sun.

skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-

The prime function to do a regular call is working now on the #pinephone with @ManjaroLinuxARM and #phosh

Original tweet : twitter.com/ManjaroLinux/statu

Ice-cold refreshing take:

Advertising-funded social media can only result in unethical outcomes

The fantastic InternetNZ annual conference is going on-line (but of course it is). They're currently looking for speakers / facilitators.

If you're wanting to attend keep an eye on the website for tickets when they come open up.
2020.nethui.nz/

The premier conference in String theory was held online last week and attendance went from 400 to 2,000 people.

Lots of people who couldn't attend because of family, travel, and budget came to this year's conference, which tracks what we saw with this past May.

asymptotia.com/2020/07/05/shap

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