DEC 

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

Crypto/doge/yikes 

The casualness with which they reply “have fun staying poor” is so fucking ugly.

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Crypto/doge/yikes 

I’m worried it will lead to a qanon conspiracy/cult. With seriously rich lunatics driving it this time.

i have almost certainly seen this sign but also almost certainly did not read it in full atlasobscura.com/places/rob-zo

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.

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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:

eventbrite.com/e/why-trust-a-c

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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."

eventbrite.com/e/why-trust-a-c

maybe a silver lining? 

given the circumstances of this year, this is basically as annoying as i'll ever be in my life—as jokerfied, as nuts. and ....i still seem to have all my friends? genuinely grateful!

got first vaccinate yesterday (yay) and definitely feeling sleeping/dizzy still. now i'm watching Billions. Only a few episodes in and it seems like a smart show that's dumb about being smart like the inverse of The Walking Dead (a dumb show that's smart about being dumb.)

british tv lol 

my mother has for the past month been obsessively watching a television show that, from what i can overhear, consists of three things: british accents, strings orchestra music, and babies crying. i finally asked her what it is she is watching...

Call the Midwife!

lol

i know i would feel *better* if i went for a walk but i'm also content sitting depressedly on the couch .

thankfully we do all agree amazon is evil 

my plans for tomorrow — i had scheduled to see the Fall River warehouse tour last year but it was cancelled in the quarantine. will see what kind of bullshit they pull over zoom

nfts 

seems like a lot of artists are risking their reputations at this point which, for an artist, is way worse than losing a shirt.

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nfts 

i mostly put off reading about them because i knew i would get mad. but then i decided to research tonight and now i'm all mad a couple weeks late :blobeyes:

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

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anxiety over expectant post-covid times 

i have been feeling this all week. not quite the opposite of doomscrolling. more like future-fomo: how do i not screw up this opportunity to have a life in the world once again?

:/ 

the essay i've worked on all week is not turning out so great and i dont think i have time to make it any better. the subject is interesting but my sentences are all really basic.

oh welllllll :/ :/

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