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@bgcarlisle A menu in every email client that says "Oh Shit..." that is basically a dropdown with options like:
I shouldn't have sent that.
I forgot an attachment.
I forgot a CC.
I accidentally sent this to my mother.
Nice introductury article in Popular Science on #degrowth . Great to see this slowly breaking into the mainstream.
Hace tiempo compartí un gist con una lista de alias para comandos basados en Harry Potter, por si os interesa:
@natecull working in the intersection of tech and education I for sure can tell you there’s a heavy authoritarian bent in the way that tech is handled (here’s a laptop but if you do anything clever with it you’re expelled) but then when we teach about it we’re all like “express yourself, control your data, change the world!” and I don’t know how we expect that to work out. I constantly butt heads with administrators and teachers over these issues.
The BBC is so “impartial” that they teach students “the positive impacts of climate change” along with the negative ones.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu
whenever people say AI will solve things we can’t I just think of Babbage: “On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.”
A lot of blind and partially-sighted people use the Fediverse through screen readers, apps that read on-screen text aloud.
Long strings of emoji can cause problems for screen readers, because they take a long time to say out loud. They can't be skipped because it is impossible for apps to know when emoji contain useful information.
If you want to make life easier for screen reader users, use just one emoji at a time.
For example, 😄 is fine but 🙂 😋 😚 😆 😄 😞 👍 causes difficulties.
The dream of modern computing was that a user was someone who could use and modify and create programs. Somewhere we departed from that and made a "programmer/user" dichotomy. And as both computers and programming tools have become more accessible (free, easier to use, etc.), somehow that divide keeps getting worse
Computers are seen as tools only for programmers and as appliances for everyone else. IMO this is bad for society. Being able to program your computer at a basic level should be seen in the same light as basic literacy and numeracy.
the Tech Lead for the Digital Services Act answered at the birdsite.
Create some awareness for Open Protocols and the fediverse, ask your questions, tell the EU what you want.
The time would be now
and just btw, also twitter posted their opinion
Una de las chicas de Provivienda, refugiada iraní y muy jovencita, acaba de terminar un certificado de profesionalidad de WEB DEVELOPER. Se ha interesado por este mundo, lo ha descubierto con bastante motivación y ahora aprende como autodidacta lenguajes de programación.
El caso es que para que le den el título, necesita una empresa que la reciba durante 125 horas sin remuneración para ser alumna en prácticas. ¿Conocéis o tenéis algún contacto que leinterese?
* Talking about free speech, censorship or the first amendment in the context of a single website is an early indicator that you're dealing with someone who has a child's understanding of free speech. This is someone who'll cause you problems later on, because when they say "free speech," they really mean "free web hosting / free audience." Ban early, and if you feel like you must, remind them that they can make their own website with whatever rules they like.
Las redes sociales rápidas también tienen un corto límite de aguante sobre un tema. Una crítica o una llamada de auxilio, por muy relevante que sea, morirá rápido. Las redes como esta son mucho más que copias de las redes privativas con código abierto. Son una oportunidad de crear vínculos más pausados para llamadas sociales.