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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 :)

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 FictionPress.com 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! 👌

youtu.be/dfbC_r76V1o

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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.
smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/

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This weekend’s & additions to my personal from my two-day trip to LA! The two on the left are from The Last Bookstore, and the two on the right are from my friend Eric 📚

The titles from top left in clockwise order are:
1. “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss
2. “The Deep Range” by Arthur C. Clarke
3. “I Sing the Body Electric” by Ray Bradbury
4. “Classic Stories (1)” by Ray Bradbury

I know many people view this as a given, but I think it’s worth exploring the intricacies and implications of inattention and selective attention in the face of a rapidly changing landscape: nngroup.com/articles/banner-bl

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Went to the Technology Museum in Berlin today. Got to see one of the first usages of punched cards for data storage: A loom! I think very few people grasp how important this machine is to modern computing!

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@universal_traveler Yes! Corporate erasure is only the most recent problem. Good archival/backup procedures are a facet of good stewardship of the arts. If we create, but do not properly archive, then the work is unfinished.

Hey Mastodon, what's your go-to song when you want to get pumped?

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Oye, Mastodon, que canción escuchan para emocionarse?

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• Cookies? Baked 🍪
• Blog post? Written ✍🏽
• Research? Stage 1 done 😎

Dare I say it? I'm feeling optimistic for tomorrow despite having a root canal first thing in the morning. Cookie exchange & digital bookmarking blog series, here I come!

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mfw websites have infinite scroll + important company info that's only linked in the footer e_e

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The State of UX in 2019 by Fabricio Teixeira & Caio Braga of UX Collective: trends.uxdesign.cc/

I've uncovered a new level of hellishness: Feeling an itch on the side of my face that's been numbed for a root canal re-treatment 😱

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An interesting read, the demo in the 60s that went on to define how we still use computers today.

50 years ago, Douglas Engelbart's ‘Mother of All Demos’ changed personal technology forever

flip.it/rfOtiQ

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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 follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators.

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