imagine an internet without people that assume everyone else is talking about, living in, and in the know of everything regarding the US.
i don’t hate technology, i just think we shouldn’t force it on people who never asked for it
the world, both in the private and public sector and even socially, is becoming very inaccessible to people without a recent android or apple phone. this MUST be stopped.
maybe not everyone wants to be a cyborg
Reading The Digital Antiquarian's take on Pratchett, and realizing why I never understood the latter's fiction: https://www.filfre.net/2022/07/discworld-on-page-and-screen-part-1-serious-comedy/
i made the smollest game so that my friends and i can play online together
it fits on a postcard!
happy disability month! friendly reminder that accessibility doesn't mean "wheelchair ramps" it means well kept stairs and a well kept public transit system and it means in general for you to have as many valid ways of using a given service, which under capitalism also means, for some reason, doing a job in as many valid ways as possible but it also means wheelchair ramps and allowing people of all sorts and any type to use all accessibility tools without judgement
„Imagine you are working on your novel on your home computer. It’s nearly finished; you have already written approximately one million words. All of a sudden, the online word processing software tells you that you can no longer open the draft because it contains illegal information. Within an instant, all your words are lost.“ https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/07/15/1056042/chinese-novel-censored-before-shared/
Finally yielded and upgraded my #browser. The latest Opera no longer runs on my operating system; luckily, they keep old versions around, and I grabbed one from just before Debian 11 came out (almost a year ago), which seems to work fine.
Dear web developers: stop breaking the web every few months to save 10 lines of code.
@featherwiki An in-depth review of FeatherWiki just dropped: https://opensourcemusings.com/taking-a-look-at-feather-wiki
The first image from the James Webb Space Telescope (#JWST). From NASA,
"This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length by someone on the ground."
In that little speck, I don’t know, maybe a thousand galaxies, each with perhaps 100,000,000,000 stars, and all that in a patch of sky too small to even pay attention to.
Just a lonely orange cat watching the moon from the windowsill on a starry night.
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