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hello, i'm phoebe. i live in nyc. i dont love computers but i do love talking to friends and strangers on the internet so it is an uneasy truce.

what i wrote in my bio is "i am a weird tech loser and artist. i enjoy contrarian ways of thinking about computers. i like plan 9, apl/k, forth, minimalism in technology, and maximalism in art" which is also true.

i put some of my art and writing on www.timeflayer.com which is my website.

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haven't entirely grasped the calendar system, but i am having fun drawing the vague year in ascii with activity heatmaps

gemini://sunshinegardens.org/~

i was absolutely blissing out at this in a junk shop and a cute boy came up and was like “god isn’t this beautiful? i’ve tried to find the power chord in here for days. do you like old computers? add me on instagram i’ve got a ton“ so today has been a good day

Plan 9 from Bell Labs is like the Quakers: distinguished by its stress on the 'Inner Light,' noted for simplicity of life, in particular for plainness of speech. Like the Quakers, Plan 9 does not proselytize.

—Sape J. Mullender, Pierre G. Jansen.
Real Time in a Real Operating System

cw food 

they're good

just perfectly serviceable little nuggets with a bit of spice. always nice to have a texture that isn't just the default mae wah or vital wheat gluten nuggets

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this is the most acutely upsetting packaging i have ever seen so i will review these for you

rewatching haruhi suzumiya with my gf, i haven’t seen it in 15 years and she never has. especially in original broadcast order i did not appreciate how subservient and brilliant this show was. beginning with giving you the entire plot in a way that makes you doubt any of it and then outlining the rules of the universe in the throwaway fan service baseball episode *chefs kiss*

recalling the most adhd thing i’ve ever done:

when taking some psych exam to diagnose me with adhd i had to do some attention exercise that made me press a button in response to a signal for like 5min. i found this so unbelievably boring that my body got racked with akathsia-style pain and i opened up the source trying to find a way to skip it, ended up messing everything up and getting a 0

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"[#InclusiveDesign-ers] call for "one size fits one" solutions over "one size fits all" [but] acknowledge that "segregated solutions" are technically and economically unsustainable. They argue that, at least in the digital domain, adaptive design that enables personalization and flexible configuration of shared core objects, tools, platforms, and systems provides a path out of the tension between the diverse needs of individual users and the economic advantages of the large-scale user base."

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"He thus firmly subscribes to the individual/medical model of disability that locates #disability in 'defective' bodies and as a problem' to be solved, rather than the social/relational model (that recognizes how society actively disables people with physical or psychological differencces, functional limitations, or impairments through unnecessary exclusion, rather than taking action to meet their access needs)..."

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"Why do the most popular #socialmedia platforms provide such limited affordances for the important work of community organizing and movement building? Why is the time, energy, and brilliance of so many designers, software devlopers, product managers, and others who work on platforms focused on optimizing our digital world to capture and monetize our attention, over other potential goals (e.g. maximizing civic engagement, making environmentally sustainable choices, buiding empathy ... ?)"

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hedge: if your pronouns are actually vi/vim and you are not making a joke i formally apologize but it seems Unlikely in the cases ive seen

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psa that putting vi/vim down as your pronouns is, among other things, not even a good or unique joke

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If you support bitcoin, you're also supporting massive production of CO2, environmental destruction, and, of course, capitalism.

If any of this comes as a surprise, please, do some reading. :tealheart:

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a lot of people are liking this status and i am sure you are all very concerned for me don't worry i remembered this exists jannickschou.bandcamp.com/albu

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studying webfs(4) and webcookies(4) and there is just something intensely fucking nice and liberating that every single one of my cookies is in /usr/$user/lib/webcookies and i can just scroll through them and see what's going on

just blow all these google trackers away just like that

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semi-related a cute girl is sleeping on me rn while im just doing 9front coding and i keep thinking "i should put on nice music for her to sleep to" but because i am a mutant i can only think of things like the nmperign/lescalleet album which ends up having screeching inhuman trumpet noises

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Merveilles

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.