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Ahmet A. Sabancı @ahmetasabanci@mastodon.social

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I’m Ahmet A. Sabancı, freelance writer, journalist, researcher and translator tooting from Turkey. Working on philosophy, technology, science fiction, politics (especially human rights and freedom of speech) and everything else in between. Writing in both EN and TR and writing both fiction and non-fiction.

Website: ahmetasabanci.com
Patreon: patreon.com/ahmetasabanci
Newsletter: tinyletter.com/weirdanddeadlyi

"The billionaire chief executive of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, is planning to leave the company after clashing with its parent, Facebook, over the popular messaging service’s strategy and Facebook’s attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption, according to people familiar with internal discussions."


I can’t stand my country, Turkey, during the election times*. Stupidity levels goes over 9000. Seriously considering going off grid.

*: Unfortunately this is the sixth one in the past four years.

STOOTUS: My brain and my laptop does not function properly, weather is shitty and trying to work. How are you?

Me: Okay, I wasn’t feeling well for the last two days but this morning I woke up great. Guess I managed not to get cold. Let’s get some work done.
My body: Yeah, about that... I have some bad news for you.
Me: Nooooo!!!

Me, now: 🤧🤒

Idk if anyone's posted this on here yet, but Mastodon deserves this.

Now I want a collection edited by Stross, with every variant in it. Maybe one written by @warrenellis and one by Bruce Sterling.

I’m almost sure that my laptop is sentient and hates me. Otherwise I don’t know how to explain it’s attempt to melt itself when I tried to play a game first time after a really long break.

It's really hard to work when police choppers are circling over your neighborhood. Sad part is, I'm almost getting used to it now, not even curios about it.

Today I had to translate/explain a Turkish meme in English and nothing makes sense anymore.

I’m all for shitposting but this is the only place I feel free enough to shitpost freely. I feel like I could get arrested for it if I do it on Twitter, because I’m living in a really stupid country. Auto censorship on a whole new level.

Hello, I’m fighting with deadlines and I don’t want to think about work on the new year’s eve but it looks like there’s no hope. Hope you’re doing well too.

it is not "Masto" or "tootsite" it is THE MAST this is official THERE WAS A VOTE i'm sorry you weren't here for that TOO LATE NOW i don't make the rules I DON'T EVEN LIKE THE NAME what can you do MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

End of the month reminder: I have a Patreon page which you can help me write more.


Laptop shut itself down while I was working on the couch couple hours ago and now it only works plugged in. But that two minutes between laptop battery dying and me figuring it out probably took five years from my life.

OTOH, I feel like that was my laptop telling me “Ahmet, we had so much fun in the past four years but I want to spend rest of my life as a desktop.”

Weird. I can see all images when I visit Mastodon on Safari mobile but two Mastodon iOS apps I have tried (Amaroq and Tootdon) keeps having problems and half of the images are missing. Not sure what’s going on.

(cc: @eurasierboy @tootdon)

Just discovered t.co/DFTnxK7aJC while researching something I'm working on, and its wonderful. If you love weird creatures, you're in luck.

Notes on a cartoon: xenomorphs from ALIEN franchise, inside a office building, walking around, sitting at desks, talking to each other, holding coffee mugs, wearing ties, suspenders, pantsuits and on every wall is a variant of the same motivational poster: "The only way out is through"