Verifying my identity using Keybase
@sneeu Checks out ✅
Really impressed with how easy it is to unit test DOM manipulation using elements created with `DOMParser`.
I’m really grateful for the work the Accessibility Scotland team put into their event and again in making the talks accessible online. I wrote this talk especially for the event, because these are the things that keep me awake at night.
Accessible unethical technology: https://noti.st/laurakalbag/9GG02Z/accessible-unethical-technology
The latest additions to Firefox Dev Tools are maaking me giddy: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/12/firefox-71-a-year-end-arrival/
"Future Accessibility Guidelines—for People Who Can’t Wait to Read Them"
I am up-to-date with my 24 Ways reading! This has never happened before.
Actual historical Nazis
Turns out @sanjayuvacha - a high profile Indian anti-Nazi lawyer - got his account suspended by Twitter for using this iconic 1936 photo of August Landmesser refusing to Hitlergruß as his profile background.
Random things you learn by having blog posts that rank highly in Google for specific queries: Over the weekend "Identity verification on Mastodon" was a popular search in India.
📝 New blog post: Notes from #ORGConScot19
📝 New blog post: Notes from #A11yScotland
@switchingsocial @Stem There's also a good rant about how it's overused a lot and you might not need it here: https://kevv.net/you-probably-dont-need-recaptcha/
(In the off-chance you haven't already seen and considered it. Sorry if this is like the third time or something.)
Confidential mode? Hrm.
"Much like how Google Chrome's Incognito mode doesn't totally prevent third-parties from seeing the websites you visit, Confidential mode doesn't keep the content of your emails from Google itself." https://www.mic.com/p/gmails-confidential-mode-isnt-as-private-as-it-seems-according-to-experts-18136277
Was talking about Mastodon with an old-school sysadmin guy. We reached the realization that defederating from instances with no/bad moderation is essentially the same thing as blocking open relays back when you ran your own email server: open relays always end up getting used for spam, you block 'em to protect your users.
Email was and still is the first federated social network, so it already faced a lot of the same problems; we should study its solutions (and its failures).
Stuck between the past and the future.
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