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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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Me: What if computers are sentient and have feelings and moral status and every time you turn it off, they die

IT support: I don't know what to tell you, turning it off and on again is the first step in the troubleshooting flowchart

Captain America; US politics 

Can you imagine the lecture that the Democratic Party would get if there was a Captain America in real life?

*Nancy Pelosi chuckles nervously, leans over to an aide and whispers, Hail Hydra*

You optimize for engagement, then say this, how do you think that let's you wash your hands of it? If this is a thing you know to be true then you ought to know what optimizing for engagement _will do_. Maybe your core metric is sick. Maybe that's what everyone has been saying.
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NEW: Why are right-wing FB pages so popular?

A Facebook exec argues the msg is just more visceral: "Right wing populism is always more engaging..…
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It’s not a proper reboot unless it’s gayer than the original.

I totally agree with Amanda’s assessment. It is time we stop excusing lack of accessibility with “but it’s free and open source”. Hats off to the W3C for this statement!
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“W3C Is Prioritizing Accessibility Over Its Open Source Licensing Preferences”. Why is that a bad thing again?: customerservant.com/w3c-is-pri
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You can probably find a pair cheap on Craigslist, Nextdoor, or local swap lists.

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A $70 pair of binoculars are a great thing to have for astronomy

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I took two sets of photos, one where the Moon is not overexposed and will composite them.

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Waiting for the Pleiades to rise. How’s your evening going? 🔭✨🪐

Is Among Us essentially "Werewolf/Mafia but Space"?

After the sidewalks in my neighborhood got besmirched with anti-mask sentiments, I put up a home-printed poster of Paul Sizer's great #WearTheMask illustration in a street-facing house window.

link goes to where you can get your own free download

paulsizer.com/wear-the-mask-po

The Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter will be close together in the Southern sky tonight. This is how it will look at 2000 Pacific (UTF-7.)

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