Hi all! I'm trying out this fediverse/mastodon thing. #introductions
I'm here mostly for (1) free/libre & open source software, (2) accessibility, (3) science fiction and fantasy, and (4) queer/trans joy.
I've been becoming an #accessibility nerd this year, and here's my latest entry!
In "Accessibility Adventures: October 2020," I touch on accessible gaming, compliance/conformance to laws & standards, and classless #CSS stylesheets
This is important and a good read
The title basically sums it up: "Holy Shit! Representation Matters! Or, How SFF Helped Me Realize I’m Nonbinary"
Any reviews of The Vela Season 2 from Serial Box out there? #sff
I heard good things about season 1, but haven't read it yet. I noticed they have new writers for season 2, and I'm wondering what's up with that and how it's working out
"It's also important because of the parallels between what the economy does to an ecological system and what the attention economy does to our attention. In both cases, there's a tendency toward an aggressive monoculture, where those components that are seen as "not useful" and which cannot be appropriated (by loggers or by Facebook) are the first to go."
—Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing (xviii) (2/2)
@fossandcrafts: I loved your recent episode on Spritely! I saw Chris posting about Spritely before but I didn't really understand it, and so now I have so much more context than before and it sounds awesome! Also, the car recording was just fine for me 👍
I just read Carrie Vaughn's new Robin Hood novellas from Tor.com — The Ghosts of Sherwood and The Heirs of Locksley — and there were so lovely! ❤️
They're set later than most Robin Hood tales — they're more about Robin's children than Robin. Lovely period pieces with great characters, adventure, charm, and a delightful amount of diversity (disabled, queer, & trans representation!)
I recently posted "SFF Adventures: August 2020," in which I share about the #sff podcasts, blogs, and essays that I've been reading and listening to. If you're an sff nerd, check it out!
In this month's post, I touch on: the lovely podcast FOSS & Crafts; "the canon"; UFOs; D&D; defunding the police; and Becky Chambers’ stunning Wayfarers series!
I've started a new system of keeping notes and it's lovely:
It's a system of interlinking markdown/HTML files. I wrote a bash script to convert markdown to HTML, and I make it look pretty with a classless CSS stylesheet. I'm using Syncthing to sync it between my phone & laptop.
It's basically a website & a wiki, but it's super indie, lightweight, and future-proof 😀 It's working great for me so far
SFF Short Story Recommendation
Merc Fenn Wolfmoor is one of my favorite short story writers, and their recent story "Bring the Bones That Sing" was a great read.
It's dark in the way that stories about death and reapers are necessarily dark, but the story's core is warm, beautiful, and poetic. If you like either birds or stories about reapers, I recommend!
I like to read, write, go outside, and play with computers.
I'm into free software, accessibility, and SFF.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.