next week, my friend is letting me stay at her mother's house—empty at the moment—to get some writing done.
It is right around the mills where DEC had their old offices and I hope there is some exploring that I can do around there.
I had no idea that it was the state's largest employer in the 80s. But I recently asked my dad about them and he said DEC tried to recruit him to work on their private airline but he didn't trust them bc they were off-putting big spender types
The casualness with which they reply “have fun staying poor” is so fucking ugly.
i have almost certainly seen this sign but also almost certainly did not read it in full https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/rob-zombie-sign
this is a tweet to say I miss hanging out with @courtney especially when he says super smart stuff and I think wow that is completely right what a smart dude.
In just a couple hours I'll be speaking with @jomc at the Internet Archive about what happened in the history of the internet when people decided to put their trust in corporations to do the job of free public libraries. You can get a free ticket to the online event here:
nice article by @jomc about the end of yahoo answers!
Pleased to report that @jomc and I are speaking at a free online event hosted by the Internet Archive and Library Futures on Apr 28. We will be discussing her book Lurking, and what happened when "in the 1990's and early aughts, people became users, and users put their trust in a corporation to do the job of a library."
seems like a lot of artists are risking their reputations at this point which, for an artist, is way worse than losing a shirt.
anxiety over expectant post-covid times
this general mood might be why there seem to be TONS of get-rich-quick schemes right now (NFTs and crypto most prominently.) people dont expect the worst any more and they've moved toward massive risks for slim chances at rewards.... it altogether feels dicey when i thought i'd feel relieved