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I realized many of my favorite games are basically about managing technical debt:

- Tetris
- Lumines
- Splatoon 2: Salmon Run
- CSS

i explain baseball 

Disabled people, neurodivergent people, and/or people affected by ableism:

MetaFilter.com has been hosting a series of discussions among disabled members, and the latest one is up metatalk.metafilter.com/25447/

Includes an intro to the ethics of care. Also venting.

So I'm working on a static site generator for myself and I was curious about the generated page weight. A blank page with no content with the associated style.css weighs in at 2863 bytes. (Yes, bytes, not kilobytes)

Only CSS, HTML5, and an inlined blank favicon. Using semantic and accessible elements and styling, it's got nearly perfect a11y scores and renders well both on desktop and mobile and looks (IMO) quite good.

The web doesn't have to be bloated. Fight the bloat!

Remember when Google said they would not be evil? When Apple said they were about your privacy? When open source was for people?

We have control of only one of these. It does not require coding skills. It requires being a Sherpa. For most users, even Ubuntu can be intimidating, just because of the sheer number of choices. People just want shit that works. Provide reasonable defaults for new users and manageable privacy.

If you know, teach. Nicely. Advocate. Lead. Make greedy tech obsolete.

Wikipedia is named after the rare and mysterious Wikipede, a bug which has lots of legs and brains 🐛

Over the past few years I've noticed myself stopping to do custom tweaks on my own system, and instead working to fix the underlying issue for everyone.

I finally wrote my thoughts about this down in a more coherent form blogs.gnome.org/tbernard/2020/

For F-Droid users: gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/i

Firefox Klar, Firefox Lite, DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser, and IceCat Mobile don't get updates since there are no maintainers.

#firefox #ffklar #fflite #icecatmobile #duckduckgo #browser #maintenance #fdroid

I like that a Spanish sentence will start with an inverted question mark to let you know that you can't just zone out through reading it like usual because there WILL be a test

#CloudFlare is now hitting the archive.org wayback machine with the same #CAPTCHA as #Tor users, thus censoring history too.

politics, + 

Massive corporations do not have your interests at heart. No matter what they tell you about privacy, security, etc., you as an individual do not matter to them and they will bow to other interests first. Remember this in 2020, and support independent open source projects.

In the past I've felt a lot of pressure, guilt, and anxiety at the end of a year.

I just wanted to reach out and say to all of you:

You are enough.

Whether you had goals and accomplished them or simply survived this year, I am glad you're here.

You don't need to justify your existence to anyone.

Time is an artificial construct; the end of the year doesn't have to mean anything unless you want it to.

You're amazing, and you're here, and that's enough.

:da_cuddle:

Also, if you're wondering how far is a first alpha release of Akira, you can track our progress and missing features from here: github.com/akiraux/Akira/issue

Hey folks, Alex here, just a quick heads up that I will be working on Akira full time for the first 3 weeks of January, so expect more updates and news.
Meanwhile, some much needed improvements and fixes are on their way: github.com/akiraux/Akira/pull/

I'm pretty sure the combined total ad revenue of videos talking about how bad CATS is has eclipsed the box office revenue of CATS

Home Alone 3 (spoilers) 

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