Surprising absolutely no one that knows me.
Maybe I’ve not been saying it loudly or frequently enough for the last however-many years…
Privacy is not a luxury.
Same with accessibility. Neither are luxuries, they’re life-sustaining rights. And you’re unusually privileged if you’ve not had to care about either.
Yeah mobile browser experts, I don't have an iPhone but I have an iPad with split screen, any idea if this is the same as iPhone browser? If I debug using that and the bug is fixed, is it also fixed on iPhone or are those 2 ones 2 different Safaris?
I'm in the New York Times today talking about bots and disinformation. And how the Great Bot Scourge is mostly exaggerated and misunderstood.
Does anyone know of any guides out there about running Android while protecting yourself from Google? Not necessarily a de-Googled ROM, because there's a few things that I'd probably need to get from the Play store and I haven't had a ton of luck getting hardware that is well-supported by the likes of /e/ and LineageOS.
I think I came up with a decent masonry-ish layout using just CSS. It relies on having CSS variables set for each image's dimensions, but that can be accomplished server-side when you generate the HTML. Reasonably happy with this.
#a11y question for all you experts out there, if you're inclined to give free advice:
If you have an image gallery, would you consider all of those images decorative and give them empty alt text, or would you describe each one in alt text for screen readers?
I'm inclined to give them all alt text, but I can see an argument for the gallery being purely decorative.
If you're interested, here's how to change the name of the default branch for your new local Git repositories, as well as some links identifying why you might want to move away from "master": https://leigh.net.au/writing/git-init-main/
@aardrian Do I remember that you had a post about a couple of businesses that lost or settled lawsuits for having inaccessible websites? I can't find it. I found the one on public accommodation during a pandemic, but I thought I remembered one about "a very expensive control" or something like that.
latest issue of Data Is Plural has data sets on Black Lives Matter protests/actions/vigils (more than 2600), records of police violence at these protests (three different data sets with hundreds of reports), use of force policies and union contracts for police departments across the US, reports on the 1033 program (DoD military surplus transfers to local police departments), and a corpus of tech company statements on racial justice https://tinyletter.com/data-is-plural/letters/data-is-plural-2020-06-10-edition
The bug report complaining this is incompatible with capitalism has been closed BYDESIGN
Hi fediverse, I've been writing a guide to set up #rpi4 as a backup server for an #archlinux computer. I'd be very grateful for feedback! Can you follow the text? Is it factually correct? Am I messing up something basic?
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