Pinned toot

As a general rule of thumb, I won't follow anyone who:

• Hasn't posted anything yet.

• Doesn't have a bio

It's not that I don't like or don't trust you if you're one of those people, but because ActivityPub has no big scarey algorithm backing it, you must put actual effort into curating your feed. I imagine this is true for quite a few others on the .

Pinned toot

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

Apparently Google runs a registrar that consumers can use! domains.google/

I'm not sure what's in it for Google (surely it's fairly small market?) but it seems pretty slick.

If you are a content creator, get your content off of youtube. It abuses the rights of content creators and consumers alike.

I still can't believe the RIAA exists in 2020.

RT @itsfoss2
Big News! Microsoft's GitHub Disables the Repository of Project youtube-dl itsfoss.com/youtube-dl-github-

Real programmers measure their output in SPMs: saves-per-minute 😂

A reminder to all creative people:

If the RIAA's recent actions have reminded us of anything, it's that you cannot guarantee you have a copy of any of your work unless you have backups of it on your own system.

The 'cloud' is someone else's computer, and there is ample evidence that the someone else who owns that computer does not care at all about the hours of passion you've poured into things you make.

Act accordingly.

And if you don't like it, just block their server like you can do with any federated server in , and you're done. If this were to happen (which let's be clear, is about as likely as me becoming emperor of the universe), ActivityPub clients could just add a "block mainstream platforms" checkbox, making it even easier too keep this incarnation of the .

Show thread

Imagine how good the would be if every major platform was here. Talk to everyone you know, who for some reason still decide to use inferior platforms that spy on you, while keeping at least *some* of your . I'm not even saying adopt as the gold standard, just any form of would be great. Let's face it, there's not enough people who care enough to leave their platform anyway, so they're really just growing their population.

In a study of elementary schoolchildren, 20% had given their phone number to strangers online!
@CravenPat from @ISC2 has tips to help parents & educators instill good privacy habits including:
* Discuss what personal info is
* Show interest in tech & games
tampabay.com/news/business/202

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

Woohoo, got working today. This is the first time I've ever used , and for that matter , and I'm loving it! Just had to add a password for (the default Nextcloud compose file didn't have one, so I was getting an error), and I was off!

Won a Professional Idiot award today. Needed to re-install Windows 10 on a PC, so I downloaded the media creation tool (which takes forever to even just get to a screen with options), and made myself a USB stick. It's a slow drive so that took about 30 minutes. Booted from it, turned on Narrator ... and proceeded to immediately format the USB stick instead of the ssd. Oh, and the media creation tool isn't smart enough to use the already downloaded copy. Lovely!

if you use , or any modern shell to my knowledge, and you haven't learned about , go read up on it *RIGHT NOW!* It's one of the best time-savers that's ever crossed my path, if you just need to slightly change a file name, or create a copy, or convert a file somehow.

Bit of a random request, but if anyone is willing to setup and share with me a working , with working and ideally working everything else (though I'm not too fussed about graphics), along with the exact settings used to create it, I'd be very thankful. No big project in mind, I just want a test VM to mess around with that's up-to-date and already installed so I don't have to blindly install it without any kind of speech.

Today, I managed to complete another Python Project, time dealing functions! Maybe, maybe, I the potential to a real developer! #coding #Python #CodeCademy gist.github.com/codecademydev/

Ok, IRC is *mostly* dead, in favour of Matrix and let's face it, Slack and Discord. But one thing I want back. /me wants third-person messages.

If anyone is ever looking for an that works with quite a lot of (even and ), check out . It may be old, but it's still fantastic, much lighter waight than an Electron app, and, with plugins for libpurple, it could be your main chat client.

Windows is absolutely a piece of dump too, don't think I'm oblivious to that. But let's face it, until Chromium apps work completely under Linux, until webkit is fully accessible ... basically until the whole accessibility stack recieves a wholelot of love (which *will* come with time), it's just not practical for *some* things.

Show thread

I go through operating systems like the seasons, and I hate to say it, but ... I feel a Windows phase coming on. Linux is serving me well in every area except one: screen reader performance. At some point, practiccality has to overrule idology. I will *NEVER* fully abandon the Linux desktop, but I feel it is good to take a step back periodically and try different things.

Hay @DeafBlind, you were mentioned in this Reddit thread about desktop Linux recently, and I think there's quite a bit of substance to the conversation that you might find interesting. reddit.com/r/Blind/comments/iu

Of course, if I know you from somewhere else, these rules don't necessarily apply.

Show thread

As a general rule of thumb, I won't follow anyone who:

• Hasn't posted anything yet.

• Doesn't have a bio

It's not that I don't like or don't trust you if you're one of those people, but because ActivityPub has no big scarey algorithm backing it, you must put actual effort into curating your feed. I imagine this is true for quite a few others on the .

Show more