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mmoa_writes ([personal profile] mmoa_writes) wrote2014-02-23 02:19 am
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It's been a long time, baby

... I know. I was wondering what I was going to do with dreamwidth as a blogging/social platform after so long, but then I started going through my reading page and I realised, I knew some pretty awesome people. 

Anyway, it seems I'm going to be one of those irritating people with a finger in every piepot going. From twitter to several tumblr blogs, the old blogger account and now wordpress, it's a whole bunch of fun. Each platform genuinely gives something so different, so for now I'm going to stick with the mess that is my web presence.

An update for those who might be interested...

What am I doing at the moment? Currently I'm on a graduate scheme as a Java developer, getting trained up to work two years for hideously unethical companies. The plan is to save up enough cash to do two masters (one in Classical Studies because I want to keep up with my Classics, the other in Physics or in Computer Science if I can get the latter funded), and then on to a PhD, a research position and finally to take over a disused townhouse in Manchester to base my own research facility.

It's going to be amazing.

Oh and did I mention I'm going to be a published author? That's right, I have a paper that's due to be published by the Disability and Global South Journal on the intersection of technology and disability in West Africa. As someone who is obsessed with History of Science and Philosophy of Science and African history, my research on the African Cyborg is a brilliant way to combine all my interests into one behemoth of intellectual pretension. The research blog is here and is pretty much where I drop anything related to Africa, technology, history and science.

I have another tumblr blog devoted to Hackery and my projects in e-textiles, Arduino and Raspberry Pi. At the moment I'm gearing up for an experimental project researching aquatic snail locomotion - currently this means doing mostly maths and courses on programming/modelling, but I'm also gathering equipment like fishtanks, microscopes, etc. for when the DIY hijinks will ensue. If you're interested in random crap, FieldNotes is the place to go.

The professional me, however, can be found on my WordPress blog, which will eventually become my website. But that's a bit quiet to be honest - more will be coming soon.