Phrases that will always be applicable as long as we have social media: “That’s enough internet for you today”, and “Don’t read the comments”.
Aw yeah Twitter to RSS is now working. Next: Facebook to RSS.
Dear Twitter: Rate limit exceeded, my ass. I will consume my social feeds in my RSS reader if it’s the last thing I do.
Friendly reminder that sliders suck, there’s a fair amount of data to back that assertion, and you really shouldn’t use them unless you absolutely have to. By “have to”, I mean when they serve the stated goals of your site, which is almost never.
Dear blind people who willingly and enthusiastically assisted the law firms conducting so-called drive-by accessibility lawsuits, just so you could make a little extra cash. I hope you enjoyed the gravy train, because you have helped imperil all our civil rights as a result. Thanks for a ton of nothing. You’d better hope HR620 doesn’t pass the senate. And if it passes the senate, you’d better hope that Donald Trump decides not to sign it. If it gets to the president, I’m not holding my breath. The Trump Organization has been sued eight different times over ADA violations. So, I hope those $1,000 checks you got per settlement you participated in were worth it.
If that New York politician is correct, and Tide Pods are just like gummy bears, then I shouldn’t have been able to resist eating them as I selected one to put in the washing machine with my last blanket. Spoiler alert: I did.
Nothing says “lovin” like the “do not disturb” feature on my phone.
Glad to see the NFB finally taking HR620 seriously. It’s been a bill for over a year now and I don’t recall seeing anything but scattered traffic from members who aren’t leaders on this until now. Praise where it’s due and all that.
Ug this week has been exhausting, especially yesterday. I’m still tired from yesterday. The end of Friday can’t come fast enough.
Espeak rules. Eloquence drools.
Blindness professionals should be encouraging this community to take control of its own technological destiny, not encouraging reliance on or loyalty to vendors who have been out of touch with all but the highest-paying customers for well over a decade.
OK partners in code, it’s informal poll time. If you use a braille display when coding, and you need to make an edit, do you find it quicker to use routing buttons on the display to move the cursor, or your keyboard? Asking for a friend.
If Freedom Scientific had spent less time whining and throwing Mozilla developers under the bus, and more time following NV Access’s example of rolling up sleeves and playing ball, Jaws users wouldn’t still be required to use Firefox ESR.
Tired of fighting with the Facebook algorithum and finicky Twitter clients. Spending some time this evening to set up the infrastructure to consume Twitter and Facebook via RSS.
Dear content creators: Quit sharecropping on platforms like Facebook Live, Youtube, and the like. Your content is yours, and you should own it. You can’t do that when you post on platforms you don’t own.
Didn’t like either team, but glad it wasn’t a Patriots win because I hate the Patriots more than the Eagles. Also, Patriots fans, cry the tears into the shot glass before you pour the liquor. It’ll mean you don’t have to stir. I will enjoy drinking your tears with my scotch.