ｃｙｂｒｅ ≠ cyber
ｃｙｂｒｅ describes an optimism, a hope for the possibility of technology rather than a fear of its oppression
ｃｙｂｒｅ represents the reality of what is now possible, in addition to the mythology of what was thought possible
ｃｙｂｒｅ belongs to the indomitable individuals and indefatigable communities who have carved out a home in an invisible layer above reality
also ｃｙｂｒｅ was available as a domain name
ABBA Show more
'Björn Ulvaeus’ friendship with Kalle Sändare, notoriously bad at managing his finances, even extended to loaning him money every now and then
– or rather donating it since the loans were never
paid back, something that didn’t bother Björn too
much. “There are artists who give so much to the
Swedish population that when they need something
themselves you feel they are entitled to getting
something in return.”'
Thoughts about getting old Show more
I have woken up in the middle of the night for four nights running now. I get up and I listen to ABBA ballads and I think about how much my life has changed in the last ten years and I wonder how much it will change in the next ten years.
I really want to keep growing and learning. I think the thing that upsets me the most about 'aging' is the idea of becoming static and not changing anymore.
reminder that TERF stands for trans exclusionary reactionary fuckwit because there's nothing radical or feminist about being a transphobe
Your true friends are the ones who install your obscure messenger app just to speak to you
mastodon instances are just the vaults from fallout, including the "weird gimmick is used as a social experiment" aspect
So... There seems to be a common misconception where people assume all of Mastodon has 180,000 users because mastodon.social says it's home to that number of users.
The real number is closer to 1,5 million. Those 180k are only mastodon.social users and there are like... 3,000 other servers?
I wonder what I should do. 🤔
ABBA Show more
Listened to Cher's cover of Gimme Gimme Gimme. I like the original more; but enjoyed the cover. It has heavily distorted vocals similar to 'Believe', which as an uncultured tween in the late 90s was my introduction to Cher. I remember being surprised to learn the singer was a woman.
I was DISTINCTLY TOLD, in the 1990s, that if we put computers into all the things it would make us all super-smart and super-sexy and super-kind and we would all live in houses made of translucent plastic and acid dance and rainforests and we would specifically NOT become a society of giant raging dumbass jerks selling fake nutritional supplements to Nazis.
There were RECEIPTS. Money changed HANDS.
I wish to complain to the MANAGEMENT.
My 11 year old son loves making mazes that are super complicated and near impossible to do.
He has just taken it to the next level with this work in progress.
At work today a bright eyed intern asked me to explain what the internet was like in the late 90s, in the age before Google.
I feel so old.
free spoons if you need them Show more
I just want to say that I really love case classes in Scala.
"That is the best part of being gay: you always have all the stationary"
As part of my ongoing need to understand literally everything about ABBA I watched Muriel's Wedding tonight.
Such an odd charming little film. Also, after watching so much stuff with the members of ABBA themselves in it, it was so strange to have them only as pictures pinned to a wall and in song.