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An Englishman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard, and a Dutchman are all on a zoom call.

The four men are all on a zoom call with their boss. Their boss asks Can you see me? and they respond:





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📎 Clippy 2000: "It look's like you're writing a letter - would you like help?"

📎 Clippy 2022: "It looks like you wan't to leave the company so I secretly informed the admins to have a closer look at you."


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✨ The curse of strong typing

It's been decided. "Only Rust from here on out!"

I'm livid. I haven't seen that many type errors since I texted my 7yo niece. How in the world am I going to get anything done?

(this is not intended as criticism: the document in question is and it looks super great actually)

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You know you're in for a ride when the documentation for a tool is a 150-page LaTeX-generated PDF book.

Are there tools that do this? I saw but that appears to still make you quite 'explicitly' test whether has been "successfully bolted on as an afterthought", rather than asking "how would this site work when primarily seen through the lens of assistive technology?".

Of course this won't be perfect: it will still miss real problems both for users using assistive technologies and for ones that don't - but that is inherent in frontend tests.

Curious about experiences!

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I would like webpages to be accessible (in the sense).

In the past I've been on teams where we did automated webpage regression testing (using back then). API's for those always felt cumbersome and 'technical'.

This got me wondering: wouldn't it make sense to express UI tests in terms of how someone using assistive technology would experience the site? Then if a feature is hard to describe that way, that indicates it might need some more work/thought anyway.

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so 65% of about 250 said they don't care about exclusive perks when they are a subscriber or patron to an artist or project. many comments highlighted the desire to 'just support', help artist do their thing. some are even actively looking for ways to not receive extra exclusives in order to not make artist work more just for that.

i think that's quite interesting.

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We released NixOS 22.05 and nixpkgs 22.05, both codenamed “Quokka”!

Release notes:
Upgrade instructions:

A highlight is Nix 2.8, which brings experimental flakes support.

The other notable change is the new graphical installer, which @vlinkz led the integration of with @davidak doing a lot of additional work.

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I work at a ccTLD (.IS), and lately we are seeing a *lot* of new accounts immediately registering multiple domains that all had been registered in the past. I suspect we're not the only ccTLD that sees this.

We know of at least two instances of this being used to take over social media accounts that had e-mails in expired domains set as backup e-mail addresses.

This seems to be organized and well-resourced.

Please double-check you don't use e-mails in any expired domains anywhere.


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I have decided to commit to a limit on the maximum number of instances or percentage of the Mastodon network that I will host on

You can read about it here:

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Mother. Fucker. Remember those CCPA scam emails (I wrote about at Well, if you got one, turns out you were the unwitting participant in a human subject research study by Princeton University (see

If you lost any sleep or money dealing with this, they're the ones who owe it to you.

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So yeah, I just had my 1 in 200-ish chance and guessed the correct country in one attempt 😂 normally don't share this but dang (I use different starting countries every day)

🌎 May 28, 2022 🌍
🔥 5 | Avg. Guesses: 9.85
🟩 = 1


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