As a subconscious clicker of empty sides of web pages to confirm window focus, I really f**king dislike the new reddit UI...

I gave part of a talk at today with my colleagues on the methods we've been using to track deforestation for the Forest2020 project =)

"Unfortunately, #Slack calls aren't available in this browser. We recommend downloading the Slack desktop app, or you can switch to Chrome."

Take a hike, Slack, #Firefox isn't some obscure web browser you couldn't possibly support.

A few weeks ago I posted here that the #decentralized blogging platform @PlumeDev had some of its right-to-left (RTL) rendering issues fixed by @ahangarha. I myself had also fixed many little CSS issues related to #RTL for @Mastodon in the past.

Well, expect such kinds of things to happen less often in the future, since #GitHub has mass-blocked many accounts of Iranians* at various levels; This applies not only to Iranian residents, but also sometimes to Iranians living abroad.

* And not only for #Iran, but also for #Cuba, #Syria, #NorthKorea, and #Crimea.

#Mastodon #Mastodev #Plume
#SanctionsAgainstIran #Microsoft

Friends, I'm about to try to convince my coworkers that we all need to take #translation of our software seriously and that this will require that we all approach the problem conscientiously.

What's good reading material I can recommend? I remember reading about it on Masto.

Boeing 737 Max ordered by Ryanair undergoes name change - "737 Max replaced by 737-8200 on the nose." spread the word: if it says 737-8200 on a Ryanair plane, it's the same model as the ones that crashed.

the defaults in building software in this space should focus on user safety.

when people say that having a design stance in favour of user safety compromises "free speech" -- tell them to shut the hell up, because free speech is about open publishing, which is not compromised by this design at all.

you don't get a free audience for your bullshit, and software which forces people to endure crap they don't want to endure just to give people a free audience is user-hostile.

It is wholly disingenuous to conflate the push to de-platform groups that mean to perpetuate hate and violence to a generalist push to control the flow of information. That point is complete and utter bullshit.

People such as myself that advocate de-platforming bigot do not give a single solitary fuck about controlling information. I want to *reduce harm*. That's it.

Anyone that gets on a high horse about how that idea is SLIPPERY SLOPE is purposefully trying to derail the point of it.

Someone didn’t like that the Mast app for iOS blocks Gab. The dev’s response is 🔥🔥🔥.

Dear News Reporters,

The reason Mastodon doesn't have any Nazis on it is that people actually do the work to keep it that way.

There's no magic solution to Nazis. You're going to need to put in some work.

Gab isn't a new thing in the Fediverse. It's just getting more attention because you're giving it more.

The dev of Toot! for iOS isn’t very patient with Gab enthusiasts, either. ❤️❤️❤️

@sweetmercury "On the one hand, this website spawned several mass shooters and it's leadership not-so-tacitly approves of the website being used as place for neonazis to gather and plan to kill people. on the other, someone told me it isn't like that so who is to say if it's bad really"

For all the responses this got:
No matter your sleeping habits or ""productivity"" levels: YOU ARE VALID

HEY. @Tusky is excellent. As of me writing this post, their Open Collective balance stands at $1592.59.

If people can get $200 more dollars in the till (that's $1792.59) by the end of the day tomorrow (36 hours for me, give or take a few), I'll match it with $200 dollars of my own.

I also challenge other folks in tech with a little money to throw around to match my match, even partially.

Nope, instead it's been three hours of lying in bed and not being able to get work out of my head =/

Long meeting today after a few stressful days that have exhausted me so an early bedtime now zzz...

resumes commercial for first time in 30 years - young people in Japan know that whale meat has high concentrations of mercury; eating it is condemning themselves to terrible mental health problems. they won't do it.

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