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Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”:
@self I think it's gotten worse. HTML is used to make things pretty now, not to, oh I don't know, markup content like it was originally designed to do. And operating systems, like Linux and Android, with poor accessibility don't help either. Now, blind people usually prefer mobile apps and desktop clients because they feel *clean* compared to the sometimes very verbose, linear web, where keyboard commands are few and far in between, non-standard (look at Gmail then Twitter, or even Gmail compared to Google Voice.) And there are so many sites where headings could be used but aren't, and lists to facilitate things which can be skipped, like alternative language options for articles, replies to a comment, things like that. It's just poorly done, and even the "simple" layered approach of mobile apps are easier to use for us than the flat (to us) representation that is the web.
Oh and screen readers aren't magic, either. They're really quite dumb. They gather as much information as they can by the OS accessibility API's, which can be pretty good, like Windows, fairly okay, like Apple's, or pretty neglected, like Linux because no one wants to actually work on the core OS accessibility. Like I always say, accessibility starts with the OS.
Imagine having a profile page that is completely customised to your fursona's style/colour scheme.
AP implementations are very much "[platform] but with activitypub". I want to see more "activitypub server that creates GitHub issues" and "activitypub server that tells you when your Neopets are hungry"
I'm thinking about #ActivityPub and how much possibility it has that we've not seen yet. You can write an ActivityPub server as a gateway to any API. You can write an ActivityPub server to scrape webpages and submit forms and have literally any website talk to any other website.
Seems like nobody is thrilled at the #nhm's new director. They claim they're for diversity but the white men who run it keep hiring other white men. The museum keeps modelling itself on brainless soulless corporations and I don't think that's compatible with their values. Certainly decolonisation is not going to be on their radar beyond lip service. I wonder what it would take for him to step down and be replaced with someone more appropriate.
mads’ thread about certain people (read: amab queer ppl) being viewed as predatory for simply existing around children, or for wearing leather/PVC around children, brings up a really important topic not often discussed:
not discussing sex and sexuality is actively harmful to children’s development.
I teach children about sex and sexuality for a living. That is my full-time job. I am a sex educator, and I spent 40hrs a week discussing sex with underage people. Let’s talk about it.
This section is non-normative.
Reanimated stegosaurus fossil.