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.
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.
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.