New blog post: "Building an accessible emoji picker"

In which I describe how I implemented #accessibility for emoji-picker-element. Happy to hear feedback on how I can improve as well! 😁

Video games, all caps, excited 



Please, Americans, if you do nothing else today, then please take action against EARN-IT.

We discussed it on the show, but it would destroy online privacy, crypto, etc. This is no joke. Please, take action TODAY as it goes up for a vote July 2nd.

If you love Free Software or Privacy, this bill has to die!

My post with selected quotes from "Amateur" by Thomas Page McBee, the autobiographical book with reflections about masculinity by a trans man who gets into boxing, is live:

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Covid-19, capitalism - 

Humans, over 2000 years ago:

"The safety of the people shall be the highest law."
- Cicero, 106 BC – 43 BC

Humans, 2020:

"The US has bought up virtually all the stocks for the next three months of one of the two drugs proven to work against Covid-19, leaving none for the UK, Europe or most of the rest of the world."

"The drug... is under patent to Gilead, which means no other company in wealthy countries can make it."

My post with selected quotes from "Amateur" by Thomas Page McBee, the autobiographical book with reflections about masculinity by a trans man who gets into boxing, is live:

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Social media, hate speech, US politics 

...And in other "about bloody time" news:

"YouTube bans David Duke and other US far-right users"

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Just finished reading "Amateur" by Thomas Page McBee, an autobiographical book by/about a trans man who starts boxing and thinking about masculinity and what it means to be a man.

Not as enlightening as I had hoped, but still a very nice read and some food for thought. I don't think I will do a summary of the book, but I'll make a collection of my favourite passages or somesuch.

@kensanata i am also reminded of , a bit (more like mermaid, less like svgbob)

terfs, uk media transphobia 

TERF War: Transphobia In the British Media, Gender Critical Feminism and Its Effects on Trans Rights - VICE

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Webdev resource (to avoid JavaScript) 

This seems to be a neat resource. I haven't read it in full, or applied the techniques there, but it seems potentially good. It's a list of things that people often solve with JavaScript, with ways to solve them only with HTML+CSS. Several are proof of concepts or experiments, though.

You Don't Need JavaScript

LB: Also, this is your inconsistent reminder that the full archive of Music Monday episodes, including the first season, is available on this website, which includes an RSS feed!

Music Monday! This week, double bass drum. The bass drum is the big drum on the front of the kit, which sometimes has the band name and/or logo (

"Double bass drum" doesn't necessarily mean having two bass drums. It usually means simply having two pedals to hit it. Watch this 8-year-old do a drum cover of Meshuggah's Bleed (pay attention at 0:35-0:39):


Periodic reminder that non-binary, agender, trans masc, trans femme, and all other non-cis identities are 100% valid.

(:boost_requested: so that this can reach creatures who really need to hear it right now.)

I renewed ElenQ Technology's website. Made it smaller, simpler and better in general.

If someone hires me as a freelance it would demonstrate it works. :D

If you are unsure what is the bass drum and what isn't, here is a rough transcription (PDF: that shows bass drum only first, and then the full beat:

For a non-metal use of bass drum, listen to Toto's Dave's Gone Skiing from 3:42:

And finally, another metal example (of thousands): Sisters of Suffocation's Phobophobia, eg. 0:36-0:38, 0:40-0:43:


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