Greetings and friendly wishes to all who may encounter this voyager and receive this message.

Still catching up with 24Accessibility posts for this year, but I just read Olivier Nourry’s on ‘How Ableism Leads to Inaccessibility’. It’s a must-read:

"No it's pronounced Marijn, with an ij as in Dijkstra"

Going to use this all the time with computer people from now on

This toot was brought to you by the fact that I just heard someone pronounce it Dickstra

There's been some progress in producing actual free software builds of the Android SDK. We'll need some help tp bring it over the finish line:
#foss #fdroid #android

A donation for @conservancy = support for :inkscape: and other community-driven free software projects. If you can help out, #PIA will match donations made before end of 2018. Help keep cool projects and #FLOSS software alive & kicking!

All I want in life is a work-colleague with which I can share a complex, secret handshake

“Ironically enough, it seems that one of the most reliable findings in is that only half of psychological studies can be successfully repeated.” ―


MicroBlocks -- a new beginner-friendly programming language for micro-controllers has joined Conservancy. Welcome!

“Yet at the same time is often used and taught in the same way as magic in Hogwarts: mechanically, blindly following prescriptions from old dusty books, without a deeper understanding of the sense and meaning.”

“One is where there are much better prospects of experimental progress. The cosmos is a natural collider that is constantly testing fundamental interactions independently of current fashions or funding agencies.” ―

“No man is so utterly dull and obtuse, with head so bent on Earth, as never to lift himself up and rise with all his soul to the contemplation of the starry heavens.” ― Seneca, Physical Science in the Time of Nero, Book VII Chapter I, p. 271

“Hold weaker opinions. Recognize that unless you are an expert in a field, there is a good chance that your intuitions or assumptions are flat-out wrong. The simple act of telling yourself (and others) before you speak, “I could be wrong about this,” immediately puts your mind in a place of openness and curiosity. It implies an ability to learn and to have a closer connection to reality.” Amen.

That was a wonderful story and writing. Thank you for it .

‘In 2003, was still chasing the meaning of existence. “I am as far as can be imagined from being able to speak so reasonably about ‘How come existence’!” he wrote in his journal. “Not much time left to find out!”

On April 13, 2008, in Hightstown, N.J., at the age of 96, John Archibald Wheeler finally lost his race against time. That stubbornly persistent illusion.’ ―

Proud to welcome @ReproBuilds into the fold! They help you make sure your #freesoftware is exactly what you think it is, no more and no less.

“Back when fMRI was developed, back in the ’90s, what we call the “bad old days” of neuroimaging, there was a lot of what we called “Blobology”: putting people in scanners and hunting around for “blobs” of activity in the brain.” ―

PS I have a feeling that we are still in “bad old days” of programing.

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