A retrospective on the things I would have liked to try in Firefox Test Pilot: http://www.ianbicking.org/blog/2019/03/firefox-experiments-i-would-have-liked.html
We'd like to thank you all for the follows, responses and support the last few days...
have you ever noticed that someone post a screenshot of text without providing an image description, preventing you from being able to read it? or maybe they posted a huge amount of text that just can't possibly be described with the image description feature?
simply tag @OCRbot in a direct reply to the image. it will download the image and scan it using tesseract OCR to output the text contained in the image!
because OCRbot runs on fedi.lynnesbian.space, it has a character limit of 65535, so even the longest images should work OK!
check the reply to this image to see it parsing the attached screenshot!
All this is powered by freely available open source tools. More info at my blog: https://vincenttunru.com/fearless-deployments/
Rob Dolin at Microsoft and Marcos Caceres at Mozilla (et al) did a ton of work to add things like IARC rating, screenshots, and category to the Web App Manifest spec. https://github.com/w3c/manifest
You already know who owns the site, because they own the domain. You have all the information you need to ingest their app into the app store – no need to make them build a native app wrapper, submit it to the store, redirect their users to the native app, and go through all that hoopla.
Things I like about VoiceOver:
- shows text overlay in addition to speaking
- is built in to macOS
- takes like 10 minutes to learn how to use
Check out https://youtu.be/5R-6WvAihms for a good overview of how to use VoiceOver. I'm only slightly exaggerating to say that I didn't "get" accessibility until I watched this video and learned how to use it.
Work with CSS? Help Mozilla build better developer tools: https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/CSS-Debugging-9dee73102e21T
All about DNS over HTTPS, separating concerns about the protocol from concerns about centralizing it with large cloud providers:
I've just released a Plaudit browser extension! Plaudit is an attempt to simulate #OpenAccess research by influencing the incentive structure for researchers: direct endorsements by their peers, rather than through being published in a paywalled journal.
Front-end developer trying to give people control over their data at Inrupt, and to open up access to academic research with Plaudit.pub. Additionally, helping out with @ToSDR.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!