Darragh does a really good job explaining why Paul Thurrott’s comments regarding accessibility in Windows Weekly 603 are nothing more than ignorant drivel from someone who really ought to know better. He’s a lot nicer than me about it, which is probably a good thing. I can’t help but think Paul deserves to be raked over the coals for that kind of abject stupidity though.
Listened Windows Weekly 603. Paul Thurrott is so very wrong. by digitaldarragh from Digital Daragh
Paul Thurrott, a tech journalist behind Thurrott.com contributes to a rather useful podcast on the Twit.tv network every week called Windows Weekly. I’ve listened to this podcast almost every week probably for at least 10 years. This week, Paul went on one of his many rants but this rant was ill informed, damaging and utterly unhelpful.
Stumbled on this podcast with @Burk and @macgenie and I’m glad to see Micro.blog is really trying to foster community. I’ll be adding this to the list of subscribed podcasts.
Listened Episode 20: @Burk from monday.micro.blog
This week, Jean has a nice chat with Jason Burk. Jason has been actively curating several resources for the Micro.blog community, including a directory of Tagmoji used or proposed for the Discover section, a listing of Micro meetups, and a microcast directory.
I enjoyed this episode just as much as I’ve enjoyed the other six. I’m not much of a podcast listener, and if this were any other podcast I’d be gone after thirty minutes, maybe an hour, but this one always gives me things to think about, no matter how long it goes.

With regard to newsletters within WordPress, there’s a plugin called MailPoet that (I think) does everything that was talked about in this episode concerning newsletters and storing subscribers in the WordPress database. It might be something with some code you could look at to implement at least some of the pieces.

Since Simple Location got a bit of time in this episode, I’ll take the time to thank you for this plugin, because you actually solved a totally unrelated problem for me. Well, I suppose it’s partly related. I downloaded an app for my phone a couple of years ago called Day One. The idea behind the app is that you can keep a journal and add photos, location data and weather for context to each day’s entry. Only problem is, the app’s interface is mostly inaccessible with VoiceOver, which ultimately makes journaling in this way very hard. But I like being able to add context to journal entries instead of just keeping everything in simple text files. Now that we have Simple Location for WordPress, I can use it, with a combination of private and password-protected posts, to do journaling while adding context. So, huge thanks for all you do, and especially for the Simple Location plugin. Looking forward to the next episode of An Indieweb Podcast.

Listened An Indieweb Podcast: Episode 7: The Reverse Salmention by David ShanskeDavid Shanske from David Shanske
In this last episode before Chris Aldrich and I head to the Indieweb Summit in Portland, Oregon, he and I discuss my continual messing up of people’s Indieweb experience, little things I’ve hidden in plugins, web-signin vs IndieAuth, etc. We’re both looking forward to seeing those of you who c...