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.
@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 https://megatokyo.com/ :cringe:
TIL that you can set two (or more) background images for the same container in #CSS and my day just got so much better 😌
CERN recreated the original WorldWideWeb browser for you to try out https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/24/18238493/cern-original-worldwideweb-browser-online-museum-history-web
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...
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.
This weekend’s #scifi & #fantasy additions to my personal #library from my two-day trip to LA! The two #books 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 #media landscape: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/banner-blindness-old-and-new-findings
@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?
Oye, Mastodon, que canción escuchan para emocionarse?
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