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Hello world, my name's Sarah – I'm constantly curious and easily distracted. The intersection between , and fascinate me because they're bidirectional forces that affect and are affected by society. My current personal projects involve media analysis and online bookmarking.

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Some of my other interests include , , , , , learning , and exploring the human .

Toot at me if you'd like to collaborate, correspond, or just to say hi :)

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If I had all the time in the world, I'd probably waste it trying to strategize what to do with it.

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What we've been thinking about all these years


Data, hmm. And yet not Spock.

h/t @dredmorbius

There’s nothing that irks me more than inattentive asshole drivers who proceed to yell and heckle the pedestrians whom they’ve nearly hit. It’s a regular occurrence for me, and makes it hard to stick by not wanting to own a car here. Stay classy San Diego 🙄

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“Metadata is a love note to the future.”
― Jason Scott, Internet Archive

Taking bong rips when half of your face is numb is a lesson in futility 🌬️

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Mental models are representation of how something works. We can’t keep all of the details of the world in our brains, so we use models to simplify the complex into understandable and organizable chunks.

I was unexpectedly promoted to Creative Director at work last week.

Feels good, man 🖖

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@universal_traveler I have so many accounts from the late 90s, early 00s that I never consciously stopped using or canceled, but my usage just fell lower on the priority until I just stopped. Several web forums come to mind, and at least one is still running, and last I checked my account is still there. It is both good and bad. My gmail account is approaching 15 years old. But I would rather forget my posts on from even an older time on :cringe:

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One of my favorite McLuhan insights is that form doesn't just follow function, form *is* function.

TIL that you can set two (or more) background images for the same container in and my day just got so much better 😌

My Friday night in a nutshell :

- MOOC 🖥
- Spicy margaritas 🍹
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra 🎧

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I just realized one of my oldest internet accounts is 17 years old & I'm still active on it 😮 I joined as a teenager to post my poetry, and stayed because I love reading self-published writing on there.

This has me thinking about the longevity of the websites & internet services we use. I'm surprised FictionPress is still going strong after nearly two decades, and I'm surprised by that surprise, as if I implicitly expect these services to have an expiration date. Then again, MySpace did...

I highly recommend this talk, "In Letters We Trust," by the inimitable typographer Tobias Frere-Jones if you're at all interested in the intersection between , , and . So good! 👌

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This is Icarus. The farthest away single star we've ever seen. It's a blue supergiant star, not a supernova or gamma ray burst or anything, just a star, seen from 9 𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯 light years away.

We were only able to see it for a time because it was Gravitationally Lensed by passing directly behind another star and then magnified further by other galaxy clusters and dark matter. Spacetime acted like a telescope for this single star, magnifying about 2000 times.

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and have documented a list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!