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Anyone else bugged by people who only write in lists, bulleted or numbered?

@kristinHenry Didn't see anywhere to leave a note, but I just moved my donation from @scott's patreon to your GitHub sponsor thing.

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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.

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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?

Dear journalists, if you ask someone to respond to data that contradicts their position, and they respond with a personal anecdote that doesn't fit the data, that is not a rebuttal. Please stop treating anecdotes as valid counter arguments to data.

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I'm in the New York Times today talking about bots and disinformation. And how the Great Bot Scourge is mostly exaggerated and misunderstood.

nytimes.com/2020/06/16/science

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.

codepen.io/darthmall/details/P

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.

The problem with stars on GitHub is I've starred so many things I can't find anything.

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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": leigh.net.au/writing/git-init-

unpopular opinion?, tv 

Amazon’s reboot of The Tick is a way better show than HBO’s Watchmen.

@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.

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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 tinyletter.com/data-is-plural/

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Announcing my new build system for web applications! It uses something called a "file system" where you put your JavaScript in a *.js file, your HTML in a *.html file, and your CSS in a *.css file. Please be sure not to type too many characters into any of the files, and not to have too many files, ideally just one of each per page. Remove features from your application in order to ensure these constraints.

The bug report complaining this is incompatible with capitalism has been closed BYDESIGN

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Be the "annoying designer who comments that the examples in the UI quick tips list has some color contrast issues while all the other comments are praising the article" you wish other designer were :D

Why is it some people's first instinct to IM you to ask if they can schedule a meeting with you to ask for help. You're IM'ing me: ask for help. If it proves too difficult to help over IM, we'll figure that out pretty quickly and can schedule a call for a screenshare.

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Wishing I'd gone with a static site generator instead of a database-backed CMS for this website at work. Kind of wondering if I could just power through it this weekend and switch it on everyone by Monday—but that's probably unrealistic.

Indie 102.3 is playing “Cherry Blossom Girl” by Air and it makes me happier than I would’ve guessed. I haven’t listened to this since college. Sometimes it’s the small things in life, I guess.

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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?

roosnaflak.com/tech-and-resear

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