RT @peter_joelving@twitter.com

Eid Mubarak, kære venner!

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. ❤️

🐦🔗: twitter.com/peter_joelving/sta

@pyredrid If you're just writing normal text, you've nothing to be worried about. Screen readers can generally deal with that, as well as most common symbols and emoji.
If it's something specific you're worried about, send it over and we can check it for you.
@guilevi
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@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. :ms_grin:
But if objective descriptions are more your thing, those obviously work well, too. Write what you know and enjoy.
@guilevi
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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.

Read this.

janeyang.org/2021/04/27/an-ope

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.

Clean up the web!

Developers, it’s time for you to choose a side: will you help rid the web of privacy-invading tracking or be complicit in it?

cleanuptheweb.org/

#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

@andreasio Fed graf. Det kunne også være fedt med en udgave, der viste, hvornår de kan forventes at nå målet.

@softether@notbird.site I remember as a kid trying to connect to FTP-servers of my favorite (gaming mostly) brands and adventuring down their directories.
There was a surprising number of open servers - I wonder if that's still the case...

This DuckDuckGo audit by @purism is a sobering read:

source.puri.sm/toolauditor/CEA

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.)

HT @koherecoWatchdog

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.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

#DeleteChrome

Closing web browser windows doesn't close connections lapcatsoftware.com/articles/cl
"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"

You can now watch yesterday’s Small is Beautiful livestream with guest David Heinemeier Hansson, with captions, or read the transcript at small-tech.org/videos/small-is

We covered so many topics! Including Small Tech (vs Big Tech), business models, ethical design, scaling organisations, and much more.

Oh my goodness, someone just pointed out that NFTs are exactly the same as the "name a star"/"buy a piece of the moon" scam and suddenly it all makes sense.

@kat @softether@notbird.site 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?

@hypolite @aral under a gold standard-like scheme when the value of the currency is pegged to something outside the issuers direct control.

But don't take my explanation as anywhere near sufficient, read the MMT-scholars who knows this stuff.

@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.

Literally the only real reason anyone cares about anything blockchain-related is because they think if they speculate, it'll make them rich. There's literally no other reason. And they're willing to risk the future of this world to become rich off of pure speculation. Ugh.

That feeling of despair when you've nerdsniped yourself into spending an inordinate amount of time on something only to realize that it's actually not possible to do the way you intended. 😭

So... How's your Wednesday going?

@andreasio Google er den primære indtægtskilde for Mozilla, så jeg tror ikke, at Google er synderlig fortørnede over udviklingen.

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