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Just finished adding all my older back to blindcomputing.org after I started rewriting it using about a month ago. We're getting closer and closer to being exactly where we were 2 years ago with my old, custom PHP CMS! Hay, it's been totally worth moving to this new platform though. Next thing on the list is to bring back the Contributors section.

github.com/blind-computing/bli

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On Twitter I feel like a bot. On Mastodon I feel like a person. It's so astounding how much a big corporation, promoted contents, ads, bad design choices and a desire to try to stand out can hurt, even if subconsciously, a social platform's perception. When you take all that away, and you're left with the core elements you need to virtually socialise, you end up with a platform that's out of sight and out of mind.

Not sure if I've shared this before, but since GTK3.9 has been released, it'd be a great time to share this talk on accessibility! events.gnome.org/event/1/contr

I've noticed this on both with and with , so I don't think it's distro specific.

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Is it just me or is the HighContrastInverse theme no longer really high contrast? The background used to be black, now it looks much lighter than black. Is this just me? Last time I looked, the theme files still specified black as the background colour. I've particularly noticed this in , so maybe it's a regression there?

OK I'm really not a fan of how Telegram on iOS is slowly regressing in all of the accessibility fixes they did. First they broke user and group profiles, now ythe settings screen lost all of its accessibility and all labels.

So here's a that probably already exists. How about making a , website, much like or , where people can sell and Auction items, write descriptions, leave reviews and customer feedback, and initiate returns. I get that the financial side is quite hard to deal with, as well as in forcing rules surrounding returns and such, but I'm sure it could be done somehow. If anybody knows of such a project, please let me know.

RT @ExistentialEnso@twitter.com

There are a lot of people on here who refuse to accept anything better if it's not perfect, and I hate it, even if I'm often disappointed in the same things they are.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ExistentialEnso/st

"Trump says he will ban TikTok as the app could be used to collect the personal data of Americans"

Ban Facebook and Google too? Their data collection is so much more powerful. Never seen TikTok scripts anywhere while most apps and sites send your personal data to FB and Google.

Installing Windows 2000 Proffessional sp4 is really fun for some reason. Gunna get all the unofficial updates installed and play around with it for a bit. Might even make a custom ISO with NLite.

Would you be okay with simple ads (that's tastefully placed) on my website if they where ethical and relevant?

EthicalAds seems like a good service and I'm considering giving them a try.

ethicalads.io

The CEOs of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon tried to shift the narrative about whether their companies are monopolies. But their statements don’t match reality. Read more here: protonmail.com/blog/tech-ceos-

With the US mulling the decision to ban #tiktok, we should also consider banning #instagram and #facebook because they essentially do the same thing: piss all over your privacy while allowing you to be "connected" to people that atrophy helped you get rid of long ago.

Oh, wait, American companies that spy on people are okay and acceptable. It is different when the Chinese do it.

I'm really looking forward to receiving my PineTab from @PINE64 but I'm more excited about the possibility of a PineTab *Pro* in the near future.

My dad is the most untechnical person I know of. He used to think that an e-mail account was bound to a single computer and he still thinks that the speed of the Internet connection impacts the perfomance of the overall computer performance, like opening the web browser itself or browsing the file system. I don't even bother trying to educate him at this point.

RT @littledan@twitter.com

Can everyone please just switch to @matrixdotorg@twitter.com, and then we can all federate and chat with each other without centralizing on a particular corporation and juggling so many different clients? It's working really well for @igalia@twitter.com and @mozilla@twitter.com.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/littledan/status/1

@lasertruck

Recommendation: Fill out your profile and make an introduction post so we know who you are!

Me and @stasp have recently been working on an of , inspired by, and a continuation of, the old project. It's still very early days, especially since we're still trying to figure out an , but it's now part of the Blind Computing project, and you can find it at github.com/blind-computing/son

Whoohoo, a shiny new version of @pinafore ! With a new Emoji picker! 😄 And totally accessible! 👍️

RT @_inside@twitter.com

Apple Silicon Macs will come with a specialized core. The XEE (XIP Extraction Engine) will ensure new releases of Xcode can be expanded in less than 30 minutes.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/_inside/status/128

I have the impression that 90% of the mobile games are made by someone who just wrote a physics engine and decided to make something stupid on top of it.

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