Quick note to #indieweb that Twitter is explicitly disconnecting Bridgy access. Don’t know if this is temporary or not but syndication and retrieving responses will be wonky for now if you’re using it.
True friendship is when you can reply to each other’s Apple Watch workouts with insults.
Flue shot achievement unlocked. Also, on a completely unrelated note, if you’re using Micro.blog to crosspost to Twitter you will need to go grab the Twitter status URL and paste it iin the syndication links box in order for Twitter reactions to be retrieved. #indieweb
I ran across a tweet yesterday that had eight hashtags. If you’re adding that many hashtags to a tweet you really need to go to your room and think about what you’ve done because people get annoyed after any more than three and yes, there are data to back this up.
If I have set things up correctly, I should now be automatically syndicating to Twitter, Micro.blog, and Mastodon. Still don’t know about reactions coming in from Mastodon yet but we’ll find out.
Dear Jeff Sessions: Teams 420, tech, accessibility, disability rights, data and privacy protection would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for resigning today. I’ll be toasting your ass along with the folks at Dreamhost.
Every time a blind person joins a multi-level marketing scheme, somewhere a kitten dies. Every time a blind person encourages another blind person to join, an entire litter dies. Friends don’t let friends join or share multi-level marketing schemes.
Is it me, or did we just jump immediately from Halloween to Christmas? This is probably an unpopular opinion but, at least for US residents, I think maybe we should spend November preparing for Thanksgiving, and no, I don’t mean just the food. I also think we should cancel Black Friday and Cyber Monday and not start any of the Christmas activities until December 1.
If you’re a blind person using the NFB V. Walmart lawsuit to preach about good optics, you can fuck right off with that nonsense. That WordPress Accessibility Team report on the state of Gutenberg demonstrates the results of what you get with good optics. We’ve played by all the rules. We’ve been civil. We’ve focused on the benefits and not fear tactics. We’ve focused on how accessibility benefits everyone and not just people with disabilities and we’ve focused on the business case. We’ve made a point of making sure we don’t beat people over the head with the morality of the thing. And the result is, despite our best efforts and despite our following all the rules, WordPress is shipping an inaccessible editor on November 19 and we’re recommending that people with disabilities install a plugin to retain the classic editor. So fuck your optics. Fuck civility. Fuck whether or not people have the right intentions, because at the end of the day good intentions are not doing a God damned thing to change the result. And if the NFB wants to play hardball and use shitty tactics, then so be it. Those tactics everyone hates so much get things done, and if you don’t like them then come up with a better way to get results. But good optics sure as hell ain’t it.
I will be the first person to criticize the NFB when I think they’ve earned it, and they earn it pretty frequently. But everyone bitching about the NFB V. Walmart lawsuit is missing the entire damn point of why the suit was filed.
Dear Associated Press: Of course the doors were unlocked. What are we supposed to do, establish a time by which everyone should arrive and then lock the doors so no latecomers can join? I would like to remind you that if we have to surround ourselves with armed guards and lock our doors we are by definition not freely worshipping, as we are given the right to do under this country’s constitution. Also, while I’m at it, dear fellow Americans, as long as religious freedom keeps coming up, when are we going to have an actually honest discussion about it? I keep hearing about how Christians are the most persecuted religious group in this country since they are required to bake cakes for weddings they don’t approve of, fill prescriptions they don’t approve of, license marriages they don’t approve of, place children for fosterage with families they don’t approve of, and greet others in December with a greeting that doesn’t put their faith front and center. And yet, I’d be heartily surprised if any Christian in America went to church this morning while having to think about whether the doors were locked so bad actors couldn’t enter, or whether or not their security guard was armed, or even whether or not there was a security guard. And it seems to me that the fact that we have to have armed guards at our synagogues for every communal gathering is literally the opposite of religious freedom.
Dear Mr. President: I’m sorry you had to take two seconds to wonder if your scheddule was going to be interrupted. But my fellow Jews are having theirs interrupted by funerals and sitting shivah. So fuck you, your life, and your schedule.
We’re getting yet more torrential rain today from yet more remnants of yet another hurricane. I wish I could have stayed in bed all day because listening to it is making me very sleepy.
Got a notification from the Facebook that says “Add a business phone number to Customer Servant Consultancy so it’s easy for people to get in touch.” Yeah, like I’m going to hand you a phone number after what you did the last time you were trusted with phone numbers.
Guess who has two opposable thumbs and just learned that they can toggle the developer tools in the browser with a keystroke? That’s right kids, me. I’m living proof that you can spend every day in a browser with developer tools and still miss simple things.
Dear the Facebook: You have a limit of 63,206 characters for status posts. Use it. Images containing text, unless they go over that limit, are completely pointless.
I’ve decided that this week’s work playlist is going to be The Hobbit and all three Lord of the Rings movie scores. These seem like pretty good background music to work to.
I swear, the social medias, all of them, are bound and determined to make me hate the entire human race.
I’m just now realizing I didn’t install the GitHub greasemonkey script by Jamie Teh on the new computer and I’m going to pay for that mistake by having to sign in again and re-verify because GitHub does stupid, stupid things in their navigation menu, and as a result of this, instead of “issues” being clicked even though the screen reader saw that as the focus, “sign out” was clicked. All I wanted to do was leave a follow-up comment on an issue before the week gets started and things get too hectic, since time is of the essence on this. It’s too early for this and I hate you so much right now GitHub. If you were a person, I wouldn’t even share coffee with you. I probably wouldn’t even let you in my house. Actually, no, scratch that, I definitely wouldn’t let you in my house, and I’d strongly encourage you to go play in traffic.
So apparently Vorail is changing to a subscription model. Example 6937 of the unsustainability of no-cost. Time for another blind migration I guess.