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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 :)

the internet before GDPR:
big companies collecting your data

the internet since GDPR:
big companies collecting your data after you've given up on pop-up windows with unnecessarily complicated opt-out schemes

In 1985, Mary Ann Buckles released her dissertation, "Interactive Fiction: The Computer Storygame Adventure", receiving her Ph.D. from UCSD. She fought for it the whole way, saying it was really important, that these games would change our relationship to computers.

Original tweet : twitter.com/textfiles/status/1

yesterday the woman who delivered my groceries bade me to have fun with the party I’m throwing, presumably because of what I ordered.

...I live alone, have no parties planned, and just like to stock up when I can... but depending on your interpretation, it could mean everyday’s a party for me, so I’ll take it lol

Bookmarked dissertation.jackjamieson.net/.

Jamie Jamieson on Yarns, his Microsub plugin for WordPress:

> Essentially, I wanted to replace my Twitter timeline with a timeline of IndieWeb posts.

#indieweb #microsub

(jan.boddez.net/notes/1a6e9c86f)

Just finished giving my keynote presentation about variable fonts for Camp East 2020! I built a web page that summarizes my talk, check it out at outer-outer.space/intro-to-var πŸ––πŸ½

neither knowledge nor ways of relaying it exists in a void: they have a purpose. judging pre-modern forms of knowledge on modern terms ends up covertly affirming the purposes behind modern notions of knowledge

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I’ve been more (virtually) socially active during the pandemic than I was before it (except maybe those years when I was in a band).

This is a good article on digital gardens in the MIT Technology Review.

Here’s a nice quote:

> β€œGardens … lie between farmland and wilderness,” he wrote. β€œThe garden is farmland that delights the senses, designed for delight rather than commodity.”

technologyreview.com/2020/09/0

I’m in the process of procrastinating helping plan the next Gardens & Streams virtual pop-up session about wikis, personal knowledge management, etc πŸ‘€ We’re thinking of hosting it in late September or early October

Any thoughts from people on here who’re passionate about this subject? Any input is welcome!

I’ve decided to give up on reading β€œThe Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss because I haven’t enjoyed what I’ve read so far, and online discussions on the subject suggest it never gets any better. It’s always an awkward feeling when a book that comes very highly recommended falls so flat, but c’est la vie.

Great crowd for @IndieWebCamp West keynotes and intros! We're running sessions the rest of the day, and projects and demos tomorrow! Join here ➀ https://events.indieweb.org/2020/06/indiewebcamp-west-2020-ZB8zoAAu6sdN

With Musical Cryptography, Composers Can Hide Messages in Their Melodies By mapping notes to letters, some musicians sneak secret words into tunes. buff.ly/2GxOkBW @atlasobscura@twitter.com

The private employee is accountable to their boss. The police officer is accountable to the public.

Labor unions organize the interests of employees against employers.

Police unions organize the interests of the police *against the public*.

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