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First part in a review of KDE accessibility, from someone working on it! Note that the writer's main language is not English, but it's still very readable. patreon.com/posts/kde-plasma-5

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Flat ui makes details of the interface difficult to interpret. It's aesthetic consumerism in web design. Throwing away the old for no reason other than that it's old, and insisting that people adopt the new because the old is old, so for this and no other reason, the old is bad.

Textured interface design emulated physical interfaces. It had shading. It had recognizable shape and texture, and its shape followed its function.

But since the widespread adoption of computers and the internet, this intuitive design has been abandoned under the assumption that since everyone knows how the tech works now, and knows how to use it, that there's no need to make the interface intuitive.

But this drives away new adopters, and makes the process of using interfaces into something like interpreting esoteric symbolism.

The interfaces, over time, have become more and more abstract, to the point that the symbols themselves are completely alienated from their origin.

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Sat at the nexus overnight.
Now have so many nanites.... SO many!

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Let me present to you the next logical step beyond serverless and no-code: no-software. Do not use software; instead, go become a goat farmer.

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Oh fucking wow. Code injection via controller in Ocarina of Time is fucking W I L D!! I was applauding in front of my TV youtu.be/2x_pqyrf9lA

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More work on this year’s cyberpunk Tarot deck(yet to be officially named). The Magician and twos of each suit looking pretty good!

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us politics, Supreme Court upcoming cases, 2024 election 

This is a chilling thread by Thom Hartmann detailing exactly how the 2024 presidential election will be stolen:

twitter.com/Thom_Hartmann/stat

It's basically 1/2 the plots that didn't quite work for Trump in 2020, and 1/2 an upcoming decision by a captured, rogue Supreme Court.

Boosts appreciated.

Also, it'll be DeSantis, and he is far worse than Trump.

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us politics, sour 

Not sure why all the focus on the presidency... They took the branch of gov that already had lifetime appointments. They have legislative tied up in knots, it can't move. Executive is hamstrung by a generation of (reasonable) focus on preventing seizure of power through the executive. But they took the judicial; that's enough to rule if local enforcement goes along with it. Which seems hella likely because uh, they've got a lot of that too. Forget prevent a coup; the coup happened. Now it's prevent it from consolidating its power and attempt its reversal, at best.

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Schools in Florida have started to β€œalert” parents about openly LGBTQ kids in PE class and on trips.

Literal Nazi Germany shit in the name of β€œfreedom”. tallahassee.com/story/news/edu

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We are teaming up with the design agency @oakstudios to update our homepage and our brand. Goodbye social media blue, hello vibrant purple!

blog.joinmastodon.org/2022/06/

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I've gotten really sick of people wishing me a speedy recovery, essentially refusing to acknowledge chronic illness even exists. It's usually meant well, but actually hurtful. Imagine telling someone that lost a leg you hope it grows back soon.

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not a subpost, please don't take it personally 

Reminds me of this quote about long covid: "[…] appear to be living with families and social networks who meet their plight with emaciated smiles and flittering eyes, betraying bewilderment at why they can’t simply move on with their lives (as though chronic illness were a self-destructive act of volition)."

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I'm sitting here watching everything unravel being in multiple categories that affect me and it just makes sense that everything is tied together.

I know people in politics that say my marriage is immoral. The same people that are pushing back against abortion. The same people that are pushing back against marriage equality.

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US Pol, shittiness 

All our rights are tied into one another. We can't move forward unless we understand that.

But so many are divided on parsing out who gets what rights. Women get abortion but trans folk don't get to be equal. Interracial marriage is fine but not same-sex.

And now we find ourselves in the place where we are trying to codify the legality of interracial marriage even.

And the end result is that we can't just not care once we get a right that affects us. We can't ever stop.

us pol, abortion 

The thing that boggles my mind about is that there are proven ways to meaningfully decrease abortions without resorting to making it illegal and without killing people.

But killing people was chosen.
And the christians rejoiced πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«

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Private prisons pay $.17-$.50 an hour. The highest paying private prison is in Tennessee, which pays $.50 an hour for "highly skilled labor". You think that hasn't affected wages in the US? You think that hasn't removed manufacturing jobs from the economy? Companies that contract with private prisons for their slave labor include: IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Wireless, Texas Instruments, Dell, Compaq, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom's, Revlon, Macy's, Pierre Cardin, Target stores. Many, many products that say "Made in USA" were made in prison. Private prisons often have quotas with the states, wherein the states contractually guarantee that they will provide a certain number of prisoners to fill the beds of a private prison, and if they don't then they owe the private prison millions of dollars. I'm not making this up. It happened in Colorado after they legalized weed. States have a financial incentive to lock up their citizens.

@sadness

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