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Specifically I found them via their excellent page on screen reader testing. They do a great job talking about the different kinds of screen reader users (not all are blind!) and their particular needs, as well as emphasizing that accessibility is not completely or even mostly about screen readers, though obviously they are a big part of it.

soap.stanford.edu/tips-and-too

Shout out to the Stanford Online Accessibility Program website. It's the most coherent resource I've found that really explains all sorts of context around accessible websites. Not just "here are some tools" but "here is how to think critically about your users and make a site that works for everyone".

General intro: soap.stanford.edu/getting-star

List of articles on many different web accessibility topics: soap.stanford.edu/tips-and-too

"The networks do convey timely and valuable information, but it is buried in falsehood"

An issue of Gnosis Magazine themed on "Pop Culture & the Esoteric" from the Summer of 1994 is sitting at this coffee shop so of course I picked it up to peruse. I found this article written by a guy who'd been using the internet from 1982-1994 and his conclusion is it won't expand human consciousness to a higher level, or even result in meaningful dialogue. Note that the World Wide Web was so young it didn't even get mentioned in the glossary at the end. (W3C would be founded ~3 months later!)

my ranking of Pynchon novels 

my ranking of Pynchon novels 

my ranking of Pynchon novels 

I would like to learn to fluently read rot13 so that I can be spoiled for things more easily.

tech stuff that doesn't really matter 

lol just wrote my first yelp review in 2 years

I cannot wait to get to RFC-20 aka the first RFC whose contents I am extremely familiar with and have been for my entire programming career

It's important to note that when I release free software, it is neither free as in gratis nor free as in libre; rather it refers to "Free!", the sports anime about a high school men's swimming team

food, pdx, selfie 

food, pdx, selfie 

acab, police shooting of Black man, PDX, homelessness 

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Friend Camp

The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read. Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users. * you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on friend.camp and then as another user on alt.friend.camp) * they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts" * if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time) * the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers. * there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here * When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here * 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful Important Bit from the Privacy Docs: If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet! Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from www.flaticon.com, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by @casey@friend.camp!