For those of you who play Blizzard games.

The employees have asked you not play them at all tomorrow as a message to the company.

Digital Strike and all that.

HELP! I need to know which GUI frameworks support accessibility and which ones don't, and to what degree each. Is there some kind of nice list or something? What are the best resources on accessibility in Free Software?

#Accessibility #a11y #FreeSoftware #GUI

I have some tiny ferrite cores I got for a set of sensor lines and had a lot leftover. Unfortunately, they're too small for most other jobs, but I'm wondering if it's possible to make magnetic core memory out of them. Probably the wrong saturation spec, but can't hurt to try

So, I'm thinking this coming Saturday, I'd like to stream myself coding on my VDC(-II) font editor application again.

Just giving y'all an early head's up! I expect the time would probably around lunchtime for me. I'll have firmer details as I get closer to the weekend.

And if you're wondering what I think would be better than Ansible, my answer is that it's a bad idea to mutate hosts in-place at all. Boot them from an image that you update atomically with some build & integration process.

I've just been emailed by someone who wants to pay me to post sponsored content on

Looks like they're not taking a simple "no" for an answer so since they're likely keeping an eye on me, I'm putting NO on my TL publicly

Also, if I've been approached who else has been? And are they already posting sponsored content? How can I tell without a "sponsored" label? Is that a feature that should even be implemented?

You don't own the content of your digital garden if you need Chrome to access it, simple as that.

I had to explain the differences between prescriptive, proscriptive, and descriptive rules today. And I was surprised how many people had not encountered that before. So:

  • prescriptive rules dictate is required;
  • proscriptive rules dictate what is forbidden;
  • descriptive rules attempt to model existing behaviors.

Breaking pre/pro rules means you'll experience a consequence, either as a natural outcome or imposed upon you

"Breaking" a descriptive rule means the rule is inaccurate

@alcinnz if some #FOSS denigrator thinks that some app isn't 'user friendly' enough (whatever that means?!)... that's *their opinion*. They are literally the only one who would know how to make it 'user friendly' in a way that conforms with their expectation. So, with FOSS, they can do that, no barriers in their way (as long as they're not a hypocrite and are willing to learn new things, as they are expecting FOSS devs to do). With proprietary software, they're shit-out-of-luck.

This has been in my tabs for months, was gonna read more before linking it, but whatever, I have other projects, so here it is:

cc @syntacticsugarglider have you seen this? it looks like it aligns with your ideals.

#yatima #typeTheory #programming

I have a hunger, and it can only be satisfied by more cow-bell.

And, some burgers. I guess those'll work too, I suppose.


"Individuals with depression are prone to maladaptive patterns of thinking, known as cognitive distortions, whereby they think about themselves, the world, and the future in overly negative and inaccurate ways. These distortions are associated with marked changes in an individual’s mood, behavior, and language. We hypothesize that societies can undergo similar changes in their collective psychology that are reflected in historical records of language use."

Everytime I have to work with our silicon simulation environment, I'm forced to be reminded why I hate developing with a debugger so very, very much.

And, I do mean forced. I literally have no choice in the matter.

I've lost count of the number of conversations I've had with colleagues and other creators who are cautious about losing subscribers. Everyone seems very afraid they'll send one too many emails, for example, and people will unsubscribe.

Here's the thing. If someone doesn't read an email from you, they're not gonna read a book. If the mere appearance of an email annoys them, they're not your customer and never will be. Let them go. Not every subscriber is a customer.

Every time we get a little insight like this I think that crows are probably a lot smarter than we even give them credit for now but that we foolishly try to understand animal intelligence through the lens of human intelligence so it'll take us a long time to figure out how smart they really are.

Who makes good desktop computers? I'm gonna throw Linux on whatever I buy but I don't have the time or energy to build a PC right now. Any suggestions for something good for this purpose? I'm also interested in the Intel dedicated GPU if possible. Please advise.

@eris @syntacticsugarglider @csepp This anecdote only touches up on accessiblity, but a friend of mine who is normally a python developer, broke his arm and started to do voice-to-text programming in forth, and they told me that this was one of the nicest example of voice programming since forth is such a simple language to parse with spaces being the only token spacer.

Just thought I'd share this, I've been meaning to mention it for a while and I haven't had the chance.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.