I was recently given one of those cheap 1970s stereos with all-in-one record player, cassette, radio tuner. It's set up in the garage now & wife is rocking out to her old Talking Heads album while she works on refurbishing a headboard. 👍
Cleaning some windows on the house today. Talk about grime, what a difference! 2nd pic with clean right window. Almost looked like it had a screen on it before but it was massive pollen and dust residue. Yuck.
So the Lafayette Parish School System had parents sign a form about their new cheating policy. Students caught cheating won’t be given zeros but will instead be given alternate assessments. I’d like to hear the reasoning behind this from anyone who was privy to the decision.
I wanted to share this link with y'all: https://axesslab.com/accessible-comics/
It's about @LuBellWoo's awesome comic, "100 Demon Dialogues", and how she and her self-publishing team worked to make the e-book version more accessible for people with visual impairments.
They added alt-text to each comic, and show examples of how they look to screen readers; the difference is striking.
Thought I'd share for those who are accessibility minded, and to remind myself to make the effort. It's worth it!
Ok, so it's not much, but it's the first fully forged #knife I've made. Made from an old mower blade, with the tang end folded and forge welded, then drawn out slightly.
Took a punt & quenched in water & tempered to straw by heating the back of the blade & waiting for the colours to run. Sharpened to 8000 grit.
Tang was heated and pushed into the handle, burning it's own hole, then epoxied for final fitting.
For any problem that exists, there is always someone who will solve it somehow by piping something through sed.
Image courtesy of @doctorow
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon 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.)
Major homeowner triumph tonight: I figured out how to replace the cords in the vintage blinds that came with the house. Cords kept breaking so I ordered 300 ft. of replacement cord and did the first replacements tonight. Fresh life in the old blinds! Wife was REALLY impressed. Usually she's kind of indulgently impressed LOL.
We just had our first Buc'ees experience. I know everything is bigger in Texas but this is RIDICULOUS. Holy moly...
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