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
friendly reminder that discord constantly hits /api/v6/science every time you do basically anything in discord with the details of what you did, which is an honestly creepy amount of data collection, and if you're using the browser version of discord you can disable that by pasting the following rule into your ublock:
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.
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.