Hello, fediverse! I’m a sci fi and poetry writer, living in Pennsylvania, USA with my flamboyant partner and orange cat. I work in business IT for my day job, and I love comics (esp. manga), weather, radio, baseball, and museums. Lately I’m also really into mystery novels and the Poirot show from the 90s. I use they/them pronouns online, and my toots are mostly about my life and what I’m reading. Nice to meet you; follow at will. #introductions
Lois Haibt was the only woman on the IBM FORTRAN development team in the 1970s.
She started there in 1955, before they had a "Programmer" title -- she was "Mathematician". It was two years before the first production-ready compiler would be invented. "Assemblers were fairly new—just getting off the primitive stage."
You can read a very long interview with her at the Engineering and Technology History Wiki: https://ethw.org/Oral-History:Lois_Haibt
Georgia makes it a crime to move or eliminate monuments to the fight for slavery
So my hometown, left with no other option, put up this sign for context.
a comic about complicated love for the complicated human invention that is religion
Gay robot, poet / writer.
I’m in my late 20s in the mid-Atlantic riviera.
Request to follow freely.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.