I love the tiny, expanding Gopher network. People hosting small public access shell servers, sometimes with only 128MB RAM, sometimes more, access via a restricted shell, sometimes with git, sometimes with a weird publishing system, all of them with Gopher hosting. 😍
It feels like the old days!
laser-beam magenta coupled with the brightest possible cyan #RelationshipGoals (🐦 🔗: https://twitter.com/euanc/status/1062914381933998080 )
PSA: If you're a #maker, please, if you can, design your stuff in the #openstructures grid! Modularity makes things so so much more sustainable, by making them easy to repair, customize, repurpose, and reuse - but the benefits only come with widespread adoption
Please boost this if you support sustainable inventing!
Everyone is always so focused on the “super” and “hyper” keys on Lisp keyboards, but I find the 👎 and 👍 keys a lot more fascinating. #retrocomputing
Hey people, I've been noticing the number of posts with alt text going down. It might be because of all the new users who haven't learned about the feature yet, so for them and everyone:
yall should use alt text when uploading images! what are they??? hover over the images to find out! why are they good? the tldr of it is that visually impaired computer users exist and it helps them navigate the INFOBAHN better
“You’re rate limited” doesn’t seem like a very helpful error message for the majority of the population.
Listen to an audio book. There are lots of public domain ones here: https://librivox.org/
- publishing blog posts and comments to ActivityPub-compliant servers, letting users follow/reply to/share/like these via other compliant services
- @-mentioning other ActivtyPub actors (e.g. Mastodon users) in posts and comments
- commenting on posts from Mastodon or other ActivityPub services
I've written up some technical notes at https://gist.github.com/jdormit/1049324b95e5096be20ee9ad1d749104. I'd appreciate feedback, so please comment there!
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