welcome on internet home web page of æstrid smith.

hello. my name is æstrid. there are many homepages on the internet but this one is mine. actually, maintaining a home page is kind of a lost art. that's why i have several of them.

i am interested in

here are some of the writings stored in this site

area codes are an important part of telephone numbers, but more basically what is a phone number exactly?

you have probably figured out by this point that i am a phreaker. sometimes i attend the seattle 2600 meetings.

my grandfather died in the battle of conon.

feelings shit

sometimes people try to reclaim a slur that isn't theirs. once i got angry and wrote words about it.

unlike most people in my profession (computering), i studied something else in school — geography. i have spent a lot of time wandering around cities, both seattle and other places, and in the process formed a lot of… opinions. my relationship with the city of seattle is complex and time-dependent.

safe spaces, while much-maligned, are for everyone.



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Æstrid Smith
PO Box 20091
Seattle, WA 98102-1091