"How to buy a used car in Kuala Lumpur" - Interesting piece on Rest of World site about how TikTok and YouTube videos have changed the car-buying experience in Malaysia - restofworld.org/2022/how-to-bu

That moment when I run the Export Tabs URLs add-on for Firefox and discover that I currently have ** 505 ** open tabs across all my browser windows!

Yes, indeed, this would be why my browser and computer is running so slowly!!


That moment when you actually do the timezone math and realize that presenting virtually to workshop on Monday (Jun 13)

at 10:30am CEST in The Hague means...

... presenting at 4:30am US ET! 🤣

Good news is I'm usually up at that time because of our dog.

I'll just be presenting slides about DNSSEC instead of sitting drinking tea and doing my usual daily Wordle and Duotrigordle. 😀

@kevin - Welcome to Mastodon! (And cool that you set up your own server!)

The biggest challenge for me in doing the Duolingo “Französisch” course (French for German speakers) is that when I am tired I forget to *answer in German* 🤣. Answers in English are NOT correct!

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When you're posting hashtags that contain multiple words, it's a good idea to capitalise the first letter of each word. This helps blind people who use screen reader software to know what the hashtag actually says.

For example #DogsOfMastodon is much easier for screen reader users than #dogsofmastodon, even though they're technically the same tag.

This kind of capitalisation is usually known as "CamelCase". CamelCase doesn't just help blind people, it also makes hashtags clearer for sighted people too!

Using CamelCase won't affect your post's visibility (because searches ignore capitalisation) but it will improve the post's accessibility, so you'll get more people reading it.

Thank you to @martyn for raising this topic 👍

#FediTips #Fediverse #MastoTips #Accessibility #A11y

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@devinprater Introducing FossAbility! This project seeks to gather a community who can work together to make accessibility central to free open source software! #a11y #foss sr.ht/~devinprater/fossability

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California has a draft out for their data rights rule making. Some nice provisions in there! I can almost hear the screaming in the quarters of certain surveillance capitalists and data brokers :-) #privacy #ccpa #cpra cppa.ca.gov/meetings/materials

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We're hiring! The Internet Society is seeking a person to serve as our liaison supporting our Board of Trustees. It's full-time and can be located anywhere. Need to have experience working with nonprofit, volunteer boards.

More info and to apply: internetsociety.bamboohr.com/j

After having now played for 138 games, today was the first time I guessed the word on my 2nd guess! 🎉 I'll take the little victories in life wherever I can. 🙂

Doing some Duolingo lessons while having lunch, I got this classic comparison…. 🤣

It was great to have a conversation today at the Africa Internet Summit 2022 about low earth orbit satellites () and both the opportunities and challenges they pose for . The industry is so young - now is our time to help shape its future!

Thing I learned today - dishwashers typically only require a hot water connection. No cold water used at all. (At least with typical dishwashers here in USA.)

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Covid is airborne. If we discourage the easy stuff like good masks. And we don't do the slightly harder stuff like air filters and ventilation. Then Covid will follow the flu season and there'll be another winter surge.

It hasn't gone away.


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What are NON-blockchain technologies thrown into the bucket of “” that you find interesting?

For example I find IPFS fascinating with its content-centric networking (no blockchain required!)

What else is out there?

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Remember when it was cool that your spare compute power could be used to look for aliens or cure cancer instead of creating digital money?

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OMG that homepage. Those are all the DIFFERENT times they've run that story.

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