I’m using Chrome because I have Jaws running so I can use some of the more advanced stuff in Outlook. I’m waiting on the Firefox tab crashing bugfix to move from nightly to stable. And dear God I hate this browser so much. Everything displays weirdly, screen reader won’t drop out of forms mode when it’s supposed to, and the worst part is the Facebook mobile interface. I log in here to see what everybody’s up to, and something that is supposed to be stripped down, fast-loading, and minimalist is a series of nested raging trash fires. I’m not blaming the Firefox devs because I know some of them and I know for a fact that they’re working hard on fixing the tab crashing issue. But I definitely can’t wait until we have the fix so I can quit using Chrome for anything other than testing.
Baseball! Baseball baseball baseball baseball baseball!
This is a deliberate misrepresentation of why a bunch of us are upset at what Molly’s doing. A spooled thread because this is going to take way more than 280 characters.


None of us give a damn that Molly either has money or has a mom, as you’d realize if you took twenty minutes or so to read through all the recent criticism that people have posted.

We’re upset because Molly has decided, without any input from the community she claims to be advocating for, to appoint herself as the person who puts herself out there and tells sighted people everything they’ve ever wanted to know about being blind, because inspiration prostitution is good for the brand and keeps the sponsorships and money rolling in.

We’re upset because she deliberately represents the situation of blind people as one that’s full of pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows, while the rest of us do the hard work of things like ensuring that apps and websites are accessible or even just trying to make sure that rideshare drivers don’t discriminate against us and get away with it.

We’re upset that Molly is using her influence and celebrity status to put us all in the very likely position to someday have to justify why a particular accommodation is needed when our bosses or family members or colleagues tell us that the problem we’re having isn’t really a problem because they watched this one blind chick on Youtube who handled it just fine, when really that blind chick has people doing everything for her so she doesn’t have to deal with a lot of the little everyday things that the rest of us have to work around.

And finally, we really don’t appreciate her fans’ attempts at guilting or shaming us into going along with the game because after all there might be the slightest possibility that maybe someone will consume her inspiration prostitution and decide to make one little change which could make things better for the rest of us.

Personally and professionally, I have a real problem with anybody who has the nerve to publicly paint us all in a bad light, as Molly has done time and time again.

I have a problem with anybody who has the nerve to claim that they, unlike any other blind person who’s come before them, is going to just handle answering all the questions for sighted people as if they’re able to take that on, all while doing this with people waiting on them hand and foot making sure their every need is met.

And finally, I have a real problem when fans of Molly and others like her go after those of us who criticize as if she’s above reproach. she’s a public figure. If she’s going to be the advocate superhero for this community she’s going to need a thick skin, and so are her fans.

https://twitter.com/lymanstoneky/status/1285771339324952578
No actually this is people calling bullshit on the “we need all the guns in case of government overreach” NRA talking point and pointing out the glaring inconsistency of people who were more than willing to brandish firearms over stay-at-home orders and masks but have been strategically silent when there’s actual government overreach going on.
Does every gun owner deploy this disingenuous talking point or was every gun owner brandishing firearms over stay-at-home orders and masks? Of course not. Not even most. But when a lobbying organization like the NRA or the ACLU or pick one is seen to be strategically silent when it matters, calling that organization, or the people who spout its rhetoric, on it is fair game.
I was repeatedly told that the problem was with illegal immigration and that all of it was about making sure that those who want to immigrate come through the door and not the window.


Molly Berke is why blind people can’t have nice things. Sweet Jesus I didn’t think it got any worse than Daniel “Clicky McClickerson” Kish and clearly I was wrong with a capital wrong.
So there really are exceptions to due process.


Dear author of this novel: No, IP addresses are not a data trail. At all. Cookie jars do not perform any analysis of whether or not someone who has valid passwords is supposed to be on a site. Someone’s email address can’t be determined by looking up their IP address. I’ll give you credit for making it five books into this series without trying to talk about how the internet works, but this is the kind of stuff that gets you three stars instead of four or five for your book. If you can’t manage to find someone to help you do the research you need in order to make these hacker scenarios appear at least partially plausible, stay in your lane and don’t use it as a plot device. My kingdom for a novel not written by a geek that at least makes an attempt to get some of this right instead of just spewing stuff because you think it helps your hero.