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.
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
@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"
This could be processed two ways:
"Smash the State and the plates!"
"I'm not racist, these are artisanal bowls!"
PLEASE watch this video of a juvenile red-tailed hawk accidentally flying for the first time
@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.
P. Djèlí Clark on Black Utopias and HBO's Watchmen
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".
On second thought, no. There's no revocation of posts.
NEOWISE may turn out to be a decent comet after the disappointment of ATLAS' nucleus shattering as it approached 1AU from the Sun.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/ManjaroLinux/status/1280388419718348800
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.
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 #WisCONline this past May.
Meanwhile, in the "woah" department.
Monstrous queer woman who helps make web browsers.
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