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Regular reminder that my spouse searches for missing people and attempts to identify the unidentified. She focuses on minorities and those usually ignored by the police. Mainly in the USA. Currently she's learning to be a forensic geneaologist. Feel free to reach out.

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25 Years ago I majored in Political Science and Comparative Culture. I never finished that study. But it did open my eyes to the pervasiveness of politics. My posts here tend to focus on developing software, securing information, making music, and my family. I strongly believe that those unaware (or ignorant) of politics and history wind up making software that hurts lots of people.

@puniko Samba is a dance to break the security of nearby systems.

My one kid's guidance counsellor keeps misgendering them. My other kid's guidance counsellor tells them to please their bullies.

No. I will fight you. I will take you to court if I have to. You don't deserve to call yourself counsellor. Get the fuck out of the schools.

I was wondering why traffic was held up in front of the NYC Holland and Lincoln Tunnels for so long.

Turns out police and other emergency services blocked off part of our road, reducing it from 4 to 1 lane. A delivery truck stood there with its cabin crushed, in front of a small bridge. A body-shaped white sheet layed in front of it on the roadway.

Yikes. Crashing into bridge pillars is deadly. Drive safely.

@freedcreative
I'm guessing, that's because <select multiple> exists, which functionally does what you guys are looking for: developer.mozilla.org/en-US/do

It's just that the way browsers have decided to display that, is very 2000.
But for example, Android Firefox will pop out a list of checkboxes, if you tap on it.
@aeveltstra

asking for money help, boosts needed :boost_ok: 

hello!

i need $60 for groceries and $80 for medical weed ($140 total)

i've been trying to do freelance video editing and/or find a job as a video editor, i can't work anywhere facing the public because i have asthma and catching covid is a major health risk for me

paypal: paypal.me/v33b33

cashapp: cash.app/$vantablack420

venmo: venmo.com/vantablack420

thank you so much for saving my life multiple times and continuing to keep me alive, fediverse!!! :black_sparkles_outline: :blacker_heart_outline:

#MutualAid #TransCrowdFund

**Dänemark führt wieder Corona-Restriktionen ein**

"Angesichts steigender Corona-Zahlen will die dänische Regierung das öffentliche Leben wieder einschränken. Ministerpräsidentin Mette Frederiksen sagte, es sei notwendig, den sogenannten Corona-Pass wieder einzuführen."

dw.com/de/dänemark-führt-wiede

#nachrichten #bot

We are past the dates of Blade Runner, Johnny Mnemonic, Cyberpunk 2020, and various other cyberpunk stories. Neuromancer was published 37 years ago.

We don't live in a cyberpunk reality, we live in a post-cyberpunk reality. Our present is already more dystopic than any of the cautionary tales.

Do you have experience with copyleft and advice for developers, or are you a law student or a seasoned copyleft licensing professional? We, and the free software community want to hear from you! Submit your licensing talk to my.fsf.org/lp-call-for-session

I started working on my Crypto++ Library shortly after reading Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep. I believe it was the first general purpose open source cryptography library [...] Studying cryptography led me to [...] in the Cypherpunks community with its emphasis on privacy and freedom, [...] but a major reason for me to become interested [...] in the first place was a desire to help increase security against future entities similar to the Blight described in Vinge's novel. - Wei Dai

The #cyberpunk Sci-Fi connection in #infosec really is everywhere.

good morning babes
you’re all looking amazing today.
go out and fuck this day up!

destroying the gamepedia minecraft wiki was unforgivable

fandom inc. basically torched the library of alexandria then shoved their own janky held-together-with-duct-tape-and-chewing-gum pale imitation in its place

a tragedy has befallen all mankind

Maybe I'll allow myself a few nights of tinkering, before I throw in the towel and accept the inevitable.

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Having the solution work without javascript is a huge accessibility boost. But I'm not expecting the users of this application to need that. It is a need I have. And I need to set a limit to how much time I want to spend experimenting, versus producing results.

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When using a mouse or touch as a pointing device, the field stays open until explicitely closed. The first time that the user encounters that, they'll go, "huh?". And they'll adapt, I'm sure. But I really want to remove that element of surprise.

And I want to do it without javascript. I'm not sure that is possible: most proofs of concept use some javascript. Some more than others.

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The accessibility problem shows when tabbing through form fields. Regular dropdowns will focus and/or highlight, and open using both of these keyboard presses: space, and alt(or opt)-down.

My implementation opens only on pressing space.

The usability problem shows when exiting the field. A regular dropdown list will close when the user tabs out of the field (or activates another part of the screen by touch or pointing device).

My implementation stays open until closed explicitely.

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I'm creating a checkbox drop-down list for use in a web app. This type of widget is not standard . But it should be, given the amount of libraries that implement it.

The problem is and . We can get quite far using nothing but carefully crafted and . Several excellent proofs of concept exist.

But none of them are completely successful. And I think the only way to get it done right, is by adding it to the HTML forms recommendation.

Today at work, I didn't do any programming. I started a system, troubleshot another, attempted installs (and failed), made plans, had meetings, troubleshot more systems.

It feels odd.

Tomorrow morning I have more meetings, and then maybe I'll have a chance to work on the projects that require programming.

How's your day going?

Excellent thread on NiFe batteries from people who actually live with them, not just people who have opinions after reading the wikipedia page.
permies.com/t/40/36069/Nickel-

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