Okay y'all, moving to devinprater@dragonscave.space.

#DOFH excuse #40:

Your web browser is too new - have you tried IE6?

As a deaf I'm very frustated with inaccessible videos and especially youtube sucks at this, they recently removed the community captioning. The amount of captioned & new videos have gone down drastically and it has pushed people like me out of many communities. There's one certain problem that I'm very frustated of; captioning ONLY when some other language than english is being spoken on the video. Your ableism is showing when you don't caption THE WHOLE CONTENT. #ableism #deaf #accessibility

I really hate it when a user calls and starts shouting right away.

I get it that you might be experiencing a frustrating problem. But shouting at me will not get it resolved, and will not make me want to help you, either.

Not to mention that I can't troubleshoot anything if all you're doing is screeching and not telling anything about your issue.

🎉 Welcome to newcomers! 🎉

A few personal tips:

👌 the Fediverse is NOT twitt*r! enjoy a more relaxed, courteous, benevolent way of interacting! you are part of it!

🤚 introduce yourself! also fill bio and post a couple "toots" before following people to have more chance they'll follow back..

👍 favourite and follow generously! This is how to create link around. No algorithm-god is spying on you, telling you who to follow, what to read! \o/

⚠️ many people care about CW... learn about that

💗

Just seen on reddit, ios 14.4 in the beta now has an option to change a bluetooth devices reported type. So, if you have a speaker identifying itself to the system as a headset and getting hit with the volume limit, you will be able to get around it.

If you help rob a McDonalds, you're a Hamburglar Helper

Reddit: $1 Million Payout for Vacationing Canadian Hospital Boss but No Paid Sick Days for Staff Facing COVID "Profoundly Unfair and Disrespectful" #reddit #internet #news
reddit.com/r/worldnews/comment

So, from what I've learned about myself over the past few days, I learn better when I have a project to work on. So, if anyone has a good, beginner-friendly site with Python projects, that'd be great! I mean, Codecademy is great and all, but when I work on something, I want the file in my editor, Emacs, ready to go, not a snippet online.

I hope @signalapp reads this topic on the unofficial forum anyway, and despite it being in the „iOS feature request“ category, treats it as something that *must* be dealt with to make their product accessible to *everyone*. CC also @moxie #a11y community.signalusers.org/t/ac

Does anyone here know of a good text-to-speech engine? I'm trying to render Swedish. I've played with espeech, Google's TTS and Amazon Polly. It turns out that GTTS with WaveNet voices is magically good, Polly is good enough, while espeech sounds like my Amiga did back in the late 80s/early 90s...

Is there any FOSS alternative out there that actually works?

If people are having feelings about the shift of users to the fediverse and away from capitalist social media, I might recommend this book:
Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media by Sarah T. Roberts (Yale UP, 2019)

yalebooks.yale.edu/book/978030

its helpful in understanding why moderation at Twitter, FB, or another social media site is so terrible, and to understand why content moderation is fundamental to the problems of the internet.

"Six months after the Hoito opened, Canada declared Finnish (along with Ukrainian and Russian) an “enemy language” — partly in response to the Russian Revolution of 1917. Even possessing Finnish literature could result in fines or imprisonment."
Whoa! TIL!!
tvo.org/article/the-story-of-t

hey you know those "only this many left in stock!! people are buying them fast, look!!!! hurry!!!!!!" things

Fediverse (-) 

From my perspective, I find growing intolerance in Fediverse. I don't know how widespread this is.

Onboarding was often an issue. A newcomer may end up staying or deleting based on the initial welcome. This is very fragile and can be only taken care of by instance admin.

What's troubling is people who are familiar with the moderating tools (report, mute, block, block domain) of the Fediverse, and still end up being harassed and burned out.

If only people behave and be gentle!

The sphinx sat still, elegant, poised. But when a pair of mice ran up to it, the cat part of it had to pounce.
"Wait, wait," they screamed, "we have a riddle for you!"
"Oh?"
"What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?"
"Too simple," said the sphinx, and ate them.

Stay classy, ya gits.

GitHub reportedly fired a Jewish employee who warned co-workers to stay safe from Nazis - The Verge
theverge.com/2021/1/12/2222748

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