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General request: if you post pictures, please please include alt text describing the image so that everyone, regardless of visual ability, can enjoy your toot.

Please consider asking others to do this. Optionally, reconsider boosting toots if they don't have alt text.

We all have an opportunity to help shape the culture of this place and I'd love, love, love if it were "oh, everyone posts alt text with their images because that's just what you do."

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Did you know that you don't need to use link shorteners (bit.ly, etc.) on Mastodon? All links, no matter how long, only count for 23 characters against your 500 limit!

(And since link shorteners are bad for user experience and break the web, there's almost no good reason to use 'em! 😄)

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Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

Zuckbook, anti-semitism, racism Show more

You asked for more technical explainers, it's what you get.

Top article this from Tom. Basic overview, heads to decent technical explanation (I learned some things), and a comparison against other browsers and how they handle the same task.

How #Firefox assures your sync data is kept private. And not some bs version of "private" that has you rolling your eyes.

hacks.mozilla.org/2018/11/fire

Supporting some coworkers who are halfway around the globe: zippin' up files and answering questions on Slack at 3 o'clock in the morning.

Whee!

Recently I’ve noticed that more images here on mastodon seem to have descriptions for the vision impaired. Thanks very much to everyone who is doing this, it’s making my social media experience a heck of a lot better.

To all the queer kids with shitty unacceptaning parents:
I am your parent now

uspol, antisemitism Show more

Despite the gusty chill, we rode the to the top of East River Mountain. 53 mi / 85 km of good friendship and good paceline.

dysphoria - plea to the cis Show more

uspol, masto meta Show more

re: bad advice Show more

Please look at my beautiful pumpkin boy

A friend and I dropped down to Kentland Farm on the river by on Sunday. You'd be hard-pressed to know it's fully autumn here just by the looks of the hills.

The DC bus on this board needs 350 V caps. About ~5000 µF of 'em. When someone accidentally solders in a bunch of 200 V caps instead...

I sometimes refer to the initial power-up of the power stage as "first ignition," but... WHEW. ~100 J of free energy!

so g++ and clang++ now recognize [[deprecated]]. boy howdy I'm going to town on my shit code now

a good post without an alt text is not good enough to boost tbh :blobsad:

trans pol Show more

Conflict is not abuse musings Show more

abuse, harrassment, how society treats women Show more

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