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Vid, at selvom det ikke føles sådan, når det officielle DK og medierne ruller sig ud, så er vi nogen, der sætter umådelig stor pris på jer. ❤️
@pyredrid I can send examples later if required, but for now here's a short explanation:
When writing a description, consider what message your image is trying to convey. If you're posting a pic of the amazing cake you made, you'll obviously want to focus on what type of cake is it and how tasty it looks, rather than the bit of wall you accidentally captured in the background. With a painting, you'd focus on its contents, mentioning the type of paint used only briefly -- unless the paint and style were the focus. So on.
Don't be afraid to be less than objective. You aren't writing these descriptions for newspapers. The Fediverse is humans interacting with humans. Trust me, we not only don't mind, but genuinely want to read about how cute that thing your pet does is.
But if objective descriptions are more your thing, those obviously work well, too. Write what you know and enjoy.
I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.
To say I’m disappointed is an understatement. And I’m sorry for our recent live steam together. That’s my bad. I didn’t know any of this and I thought I was a better judge of character. We have so few allies as it is… I’m just sad, really.
@andreasio Fed graf. Det kunne også være fedt med en udgave, der viste, hvornår de kan forventes at nå målet.
This DuckDuckGo audit by @purism is a sobering read:
Remember that DuckDuckGo is venture capital-funded which means that they must exit—either become a publicly-traded multi-billion-dollar company (sell to the public) or sell to one of the incumbents.
(What we need is a publicly-funded but independently run search engine. The EU could create such a thing… if they didn’t have they heads firmly entrenched up Silicon Valley’s bumhole.)
Delete Chrome. Now.
Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.
They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.
If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.
Closing web browser windows doesn't close connections https://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/closing.html
"I feel that many decisions made by web browser developers in the past — sometimes more than a decade ago — need to be reevaluated now that browsers are finally starting to care about user privacy"
A world without trust is not better – by @dhh
You can now watch yesterday’s Small is Beautiful livestream with guest David Heinemeier Hansson, with captions, or read the transcript at https://small-tech.org/videos/small-is-beautiful-07/
We covered so many topics! Including Small Tech (vs Big Tech), business models, ethical design, scaling organisations, and much more.
@kat @email@example.com there's some value to crossing jurisdictions, isn't there? At the very least it'll slow them down, and if you choose the right jurisdiction, they may not collaborate at all - or am I being naive?
@aral I'd add another dimension, which is the democratic problem of a digital equivalent of the gold standard.
When the government cannot spend money into existence, it becomes a giant "household" with all the "how will you pay for it" included - and thus beholden to the wealthy.
With fiat money, the people can still use the money system to organize, even if the oligarchs hoard most of it.
@andreasio Google er den primære indtægtskilde for Mozilla, så jeg tror ikke, at Google er synderlig fortørnede over udviklingen.
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