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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.
RT @AlxThomp
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..…

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!
RT @cswordpress
“W3C Is Prioritizing Accessibility Over Its Open Source Licensing Preferences”. Why is that a bad thing again?:

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

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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