Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!
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Hey Fedi, do you know if there is a federated (perhaps even #ActivityPub-powered) cooking recipe hosting service? If not, let's 👏 make 👏 this 👏 happen!
I hate modern recipe websites. All of them are full with ads and tracking. The leading recipe hosting in my country loads over 30 different trackers, and that's excluding the ads!
Dear open source users,
If the author of your favorite open source app has announced they stopped developing and supporting the app (because they're frustrated and possibly burned out), please don't suggest they do more free work so that you can continue using the app.
Instead, consider thanking them for their past work and let them know that you enjoyed their app.
another open source developer
Airlines don’t worry about viruses, but boy don’t they worry about so many other things:
“Two hundred strangers in a small tube in the sky, and any of them could be carrying a new variant of a deadly virus we still don’t fully understand? Who cares! A bottle of shampoo larger than 3.4 ounces? Put your hands in the air and don’t fucking move. That bottle could be carrying anthrax, or worse: expired shampoo.”
I love McSweeney’s. 😄
(I did not like their #papertowels, when I bought them a year ago, though. But, Cloud Paper iterates their products quickly and newer orders likely have a much better version.)
In the morning at 6:47 my sleep gets interrupted by the roaring noise of fighter planes. It's NATO planes. In the first week of the war they seemed to be in the air almost all day long. Now mainly in the mornings and in the evenings. They take off from Ämari airbase, about 30km southwest of Tallinn. Estonia itself does not have any fighter aircraft (the same is true for the other Baltic states) and is therefore entirely dependent on the Baltic Air Policing mission. At the moment the Belgians are in Ämari with their F-16s, additionally the F-15s of the United States Air Force.
Several times a year Russian fighter planes enter Estonian airspace. They want to test NATO. How long does it take for NATO planes to start, how long does it take for them to reach the borders from Ämari? The invading planes turn off their transponders. (A transponder in air navigation is a radio that answers an interrogating signal with an encoded identifying signal). It goes without saying that switching off your transponder is against any rules. The Estonian Ministry of Defense will send a complaint to Russia. These always remain unanswered.
All summer NATO fighter jets trained in the sky over our island. That constant noise drove me mad. Now the sky is finally quiet again. The planes are now in action in the eastern part of Estonia. In Tallinn, the permanent noise of airplanes over your head makes for constant tension. Not for a minute you can forget that there is a war going on in Ukraine.
In the evening, I go grocery shopping: a salad and a bottle of red wine from Portugal. "Have a nice evening," says the woman at the checkout in the wine department. "Same to you," and I raise the wine bottle as if I would raise my glass to her. "Let's hope we don't get shelled," she replies, breaking into a loud laughter behind her mask. She is joking. But her laughter shows that she is freeing herself from a tension that has been mounting inside her all day.
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