You know that thing where people make fun of a terrible opinion by writing it in a mixture of upper and lower case? It's probably not a good idea.

Screenreader software used by blind or partially-sighted people interprets capital letters as the beginning of a word.

This means that a phrase written as "FiNe PEopLe oN BoTh siDeS" will sound like gibberish.

If accessibility matters to you, try to avoid doing this.

#FediTips #Accessibility #A11y

Does anyone know if there is a way to send a full resolution photo with Signal on android?

At the entrance of a mall just outside of Paris I saw this discreet message on the ground: "Here, get yourself filmed so that we won't see you anymore. Stay in this zone for 10 seconds and you won't be included in our statistics."

What do you do?

I managed to successfully replace branches of Google and Microsoft monopolies for personal use: for mail, for search, for browsing (desktop & mobile), and Murena + /e/ + Fairphone for smartphones. These migrations were mostly painless.

I'm still stuck with others though: 🧵

⁦@k9mail_app⁩, a project I started way back in 2008 has found a forever home as part of the Mozilla family! Congrats to ⁦@cketti⁩ on making this happen! blog.thunderbird.net/2022/06/r

Someone recently told me the story of a department chair saying "Why should you expect to get paid more when you would do the same work for even less ?" And it is true: I am that person, and I am not normal. I knew that from the beginning. But just because it has always been like that doesn't justify that we should continue with our cherished traditions.

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As an academic, I have always thought that you had to be crazy to want to go into academia. The benefit is that you get to do what you love, whereas the downside is that you are overworked, not paid well, and have to deal with aggressive alpha males who are the best adapted to surviving this crazy system.

So yes, if you mistakenly thought that becoming an academic would be just like getting a "normal job" then of course you might want to be .

nature.com/articles/d41586-022

It's official - @RocketChat@twitter.com now speaks Matrix!! 🚀🚀🚀🎉🎊🎆 Incredibly exciting to see an existing flagship FOSS communication platform independently select Matrix for secure, decentralised interoperability - read all about it at matrix.org/blog/2022/05/30/wel. Who's next?! :D

Maybe they are worried about whether is planet or not? Or whether Earth's should be capitalized? Or whether researchers have too many gratuitous affiliations?

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I never noticed this before: Scientific journals published by Nature add this note at the end of *every* single scientific article, whether there is a reason to or not....

"Publisher’s note: Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations."

forbes.com/sites/stevensalzber

Does anyone know of a good pihole DNS block list for all of Twitter? Or is it as simple as just something like *.twitter.com?

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