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There's out there who will sue US-American companies if their don't comply to government-mandated guidelines. Lawyer up and request counter expertise from an accessibility expert. In the cases I've witnessed, the scammer produces a report generated by an automated tool, hoping to blow hard. The available tools however all disclaim: don't rely on automation. Check everything manually. Hire an expert.

Pro tip: if you're on a Mastodon instance running a relatively recent version (2.5.0 is the earliest I've been able to check):

* Go to <your instance>/filters (here, for example, it's
* Add New Filter
* Add the keyword "womenarestupid", click all four filter contexts, check "drop instead of hide", and uncheck "whole word".

This will remove these racist, misogynist, and now homophobic spam posts from your timelines and won't even leave a tombstone behind.

h/t @Osiri

@aeonofdiscord → And a lot of the more user-oriented platform-hegemony has actually been an attempt to recapture this, such as Apple reviewers trying to enforce “don't pull the user off the path” constraints—but it just so happens to be done in a way that centralizes the social power because the application programmers can't be trusted (including, nowadays, for bad-actor reasons much more so, which is its own horrible subproblem), and that just so happens to have a bunch of follow-on effects.

Says Adam Neely:
"I worked for the US State Department as a Jazz Diplomat"

"Up-town, funk you up!" by Bruno Mars is the language that unites the world!

Dropping support for IPv4 cuz screw people being able to reach me.

okay so like seriously
if you know friends who want to write code who *haven't* been marinating in it?

stop trying to suggest they write stuff from scratch.

explain how to fetch source code for things, and keep it updated, and make changes, and compile

give them ideas like "make all the monsters in this game pink!"

the actual code is the easy part. teach them to work with using it, and learning to find where to put it.


@aeveltstra @federicomena That's because usize on a 32-bit OS is a 32-bit integer. Even 32-bit operating systems use 64-bit integers when interacting with files and disk devices.

If files and disk devices were limited to what's available in a usize, then a file or device could not be larger than 4GB.

helping people learn to use blockers is low hanging fruit compared to convincing them not to use FB or Goggle at all. Totally agree that if nobody saw ads, businesses couldn't fund internet services by leasing their users' eyeballs to advertisers. That business model would collapse, and new information service businesses based on subscriptions/ memberships or pay-per-use or other revenue models would have a chance to fill the gap.

Firefox's Multi-Account Containers add-on is awesome but, what about all the random browsing you do on a daily basis? I stumbled across this gem the other day and it's taken containers to a whole new level but automagically creating temporary containers for new sites you browse to. I highly recommend it:

This has eluded me ever since released its new publishing mechanism (well over a year).

It is achieved by adding custom configurations to your publication. Name 1 of them 'none'. Then assign conf 'none' to your sources and documentation artifacts.

Thank you, Gradle. Everyone wants their program to depend on sources and documentation, of course.

: How to publish a library's sources and documentation using the build system in such a way that they don't become a run-time dependency for programs that depend on the library.

Why translation platforms matter

Technical considerations are not the best way to judge a good translation platform. #l10n #translation

Gender-Unterstrich, -Sternchen oder -Doppelpunkt. Was denn nun? #i18n #i18n_de #mastodev

If you use D&D Beyond, these nice folks are looking for accessibility feedback:
Working with @DnDBeyond on #accessibility has produced some great results already, but we’re looking for more input: What challenges have you faced? What works? What doesn’t? Reply here so we can improve #DDBaccessibility!
#dnd #dnd5e #ttrpg #a11y #blind #AccessibilityInGaming, Phil Plait article, comparison image, accessibility - font weight and contrast 


Does it matter that is available to all your users? Nextcloud has:
✓high contrast theme
✓keyboard navigation
✓labels on actions
✓Dyslexia-friendly font option

Learn more and give feedback:


"Though computers can and do improve patient safety in many ways, the case of Pablo Garcia vividly illustrates that, even in one of the world’s best hospitals ... technology can cause breathtaking errors.

This one began when a young physician went to an electronic health record and set a process in motion that never could have happened in the age of paper."

Part 1 of 5

A lot of bugs fixed this week, and many others planned to be fixed before the end of the week for httpa:// (especially Android app file upload) 😀

Next release on Sunday 🚀

New blog post: "How to de-Google your Android phone"

That's right; I'm getting back into handy tips and helpful guides. Hopefully this post will steer folks in the right direction!

reminder that the guy #BryanLunduke that claimed mozilla is sponsoring "#antifa email" is marketing director at #purism.
He claimed that #mozilla would by this, support a domestic terrorist organisation. In fact they where supporting a hosting collective focused on security.
see here for reffer:

When I was pointing him out on his errors and miss understanding of what antifa actually is, he claimed me doing libel. I gave him my word that he will be driven off from here, when he does not change his agenda. he's back as marketing director of #purism. How to respond to this?
cc @purism

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