Get glam and go: Lola Cristall attends launches for La Prairie, Dolce & Gabbana, and Ralph Lauren, while checking out the latest from Rossano Ferretti and St Ives #beauty

My reasoning is as follows: even the best image descriptions are less than the experience of watching the image itself, so besides using them to give information about what's in the image, you can also use them to compensate for the lesser experience that the blind and visually impaired are having with your post.

PSA: image descriptions are fun, you can leave gifts in them!

"U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger" - we heard this because it got leaked. Obviously, the same thing happens to all US based encrypted storage & communication tech. And probably in other countries, too. #selfhosting

At Font Police: Eggsecrable The typographic crimes here are too numerous to...

Over the past couple of days #twitter disconnected API users for one hour every 6 hours, i.e. 4 times a day. Prior to that, at one time, there was a 2-hour disconnection. Now, either the API access is dead for good or for 2 hours again. #breakingmytwitter

An old favourite, and one of our most cited articles: how do you pronounce #Moët?

🇬🇧 Hey, y'all! Twitter re-enabled write actions without contacting me in any way. Which probably means this won't last for long. :mastodon: -> :birdsite: is re-enabled, let's see for how long :)

🇧🇷 Oi, povo! O Twitter desbloqueou ações de escrita sem me contactar de qualquer maneira. Isso provavelmente quer dizer que isso não vai durar muito. :mastodon: -> :birdsite: está funcionando de novo, vamos ver por quanto tempo :)

-- @renatolond

A con artist with an Indian accent just called claiming to be from Spark NZ, asking about my internet connection and telling me I had too many devices plugged in. Beware the scam, it’s a variation on the Microsoft one.

Years ago, I said it would make perfect sense if a pay rise by the Remunerations' Authority were rejected by MPs while things were tough for Kiwis. So today, I say, 'Nice move, Jacinda Ardern.'

Any good plumber recommendations for Wellington? Got a shower mixer valve that I think needs replacing.

Mastodon: Your DMs can be read by the admin(s) on your specific instance.

Twitter: Your DMs can be read by the entire Twitter Corporation.

Cosmoprof’s expanding universe: Jody Miller reports from the 2018 extravaganza #Cosmoprof

We’ve made a few tiny changes to the typeface choices in our online edition as of today. Bembo in the text feels better balanced and slightly closer to the Galliard used in the print edition.

What’s a good video editing suite, not too pricey, that can do the basics? Just want something that can do reasonable titles, insert little segments, cut out annoying bits. Pinnacle looks good, but how’s Corel Video Studio?

Some twitter v. Mastodon tips for all of the lovely new tooters:

When you like a tweet on twitter, a swarm of AIs spin into action, analysing every aspect of the tweet and trying so desperately to find the matching tweet to show you next that will keep you scrolling, lest their masters decommission them in favor of a new version.

When you fave a toot on Mastodon, there aren't any AIs; you just made another human being across the world feel nice.

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