@christianbundy I got #scuttlebutt working and I really like it! The high-res images are a real treat 👌 Not sure it's for me though... I feel that the kind of bite-sized interactions I'd want to have with internet strangers are better mediated over mastodon, although perhaps it's just a case of finding the right people to share that richer content with 🤔
Federation of anything is a socio-political governance challenge. Look at Europe.
In any dispute there will be other realities you haven’t thought of, hopes that you have overlooked.
How this is discussed, how people listen to each other, how creative solutions are sought out, defines the capacity of humans to create real change.
The alternative is that innovation is just us moving the world’s problems from one platform to another.
I've just completed the "applied accessibility" module on freeCodeCamp. Amazing stuff! Chuffed that this is suitably prominent in a web-design curriculum.
I followed it up with some cursory reading. Here's a choice find: https://24ways.org/2016/what-the-heck-is-inclusive-design/
This is how NASA writes software:
I want the software driving cars around my family to be held to the a similar standard of quality. In the context of self-driving cars, "Move fast and break things" means "Half-arse it and kill people."
Humans in the USA manage 1.16 fatalities per 100,000,000 miles travelled. Uber's software couldn't even get to 3 million miles before it killed someone.
We do this properly, or not at all.
The gyroscopic necks of #chickens will never cease to amaze me
>> … on average, when Craigslist’s opened erotic services in a city, the female homicide rate went down 17 percent.
> 17 percent. That’s not the homicide rate for female sex workers. That’s the homicide rate for all women.
Czech Republic absolutely SMASHED it #eurovision 👌👌👌👌
Somebody mentioned here recently that Google has a scary grip over the technologies underlying how we build/use the internet and mentioned Google Fonts (among other things). This got me a little spooked but also made me more conscious of how I use fonts and the fonts I should be using/supporting.
Can anybody link me to good resources for how I should be setting up fonts for web, and just nice, pleasing (#FOSS?) fonts I can use for personal computing?
This is great 🔐
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