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Hello mastodon people! I'm Doc, 30-something librarian in SoCal. Same username on Dreamwidth/Twitter, if you'd like to visit or follow me there.

Baby-sitting as a favor for a coworker and their little dog is desperate for me to pet it for the next 4 hours

wtf AND there's a new Tamara Allen book, the next Hexworld book is coming out next month, a whole BUNCH of new books that I didn't know about. Downside to not using Goodreads any more is that I don't get told about new books I guess D: D: D:

KJ Charles has another new book coming January 30th???? Why do I keep missing these?! Preordering for sure wtf

A mom came into the library today wanting to know ALL ABOUT Pok矇mon. Her 1st grader had just gotten into the card game & she wanted to be able to talk with him about it.

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So, I recently decided to go through every #BBS on the Telnet BBS Guide site list.

My plan is to see which ones are still up and which ones aren't. Also document the BBSes themselves - as in, what games they run, if there's a community, what software you can download and if you can speak to the admin and lots of other things!

I would like to interview every admin I can, whether over IRC, email or whatever.

If you know where I can find more BBSes, or you run one, just reply to this msg!

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Serious recommendation: if you like solarpunk, look into AfroFuturism. It's been around -way- longer, and tbh, solarpunk was probably inspired by it. The aesthetics and ideals often overlap, and there's way more lore and fiction to read! Also, you'll be giving a platform to people that have great ideas and need the attention.

So on the one hand, I have to learn how to drive & get a drivers license as a requirement of my librarian job. On the other, I am VERY SCared o f driving

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An interesting look back at the early days of social media & how conventions of blogs, likes, comments, followers etc. evolved. It's a round table discussion with people who built and ran LiveJournal, Diaryland and Open Diary in the late 1990s.

glitch.com/culture/function-ep

Uh-oh, astolat made a bookmarklet for signal boosting posts, and people are calling it reblogging in the comments. We just had a whole kerfluffle about that last week! D:

New collection of links (both fandom and non-fandom) up at my journal: doctorsidrat.dreamwidth.org/12

I also highlighted an old school fan site which started in 1996!

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Okay its been like 8 years since I last really used LiveJournal and I STILL have to stop myself from typing LJ-cut in the DW cut tag

Very good day at work so far!
1. Baby storytime went really well
2. Annoying coworker got fired.
3. Free cookies in break room.

Do you think a vampire should smell like
a) old blood
b) dead body
c) halitosis
d) junior mints
e) bodywash

Honestly I would prefer the junior mints option

With a paid Dreamwidth account I can SEARCH FOR MYSELF and peep on who's linking to my posts! Ha! I mean, this is sure to backfire in some way in the future (if someone does not LIKE my posts??? and says mean things????) but for now it's fun

Am reading a paranormal romance where the love interest is constantly described as smelling/tasting of mint and chocolate and I just realized.

Junior mints.

This wellness article read like an American Psycho pastiche. Wtf are these people doing to themselves???

twitter.com/sbl1976/status/108

Any speakers willing to a tweet for one of my DW friends? It's (probably)
about the new Fruits Basket !

umadoshi.dreamwidth.org/120886

I definitely feel the pull of a nostalgic version of the internet (& the 1990s) BUT I am also trying to hardcore resist the commercialization of that nostalgia. Id much rather MAKE a thing that eased that desire or revive something thats been stagnant for a while. Thats partly why I made my website & why Im so interested in reviving/recreating communities on DW

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