Show newer

Capitalism requires infinite perpetual growth. It is in this context that a company like Netflix could be said to be "in trouble" because it has saturated the market and reached its full potential with no more markets to conquer.

A company that has generated an immense amount of content, delivered countless streams to millions of screens, covered those costs and made an additional $5 billion for its shareholders is considered doomed because it won't double that profit next year.

unironically I keep track of am/pm as "after midnight" and "pefore midnight", and bc/ad as "before christ" and "after djesus"

Show thread

#accessibility post i found on tumblr:

some of you may've heard about that fancy "bionic reading" typefont thats supposed to be easier for #neurodivergent people to read (if you're unfamiliar, it bolds the first few letters of each word to make it easier to follow)

well guess what, its locked behind a $500 a month API to write in because fuck you!

introducing, Not Bionic Reading! it is literally just the bionic reading typefont but for free. god bless neocities

not-br.neocities.org/

One thing they don't tell you about trying to self-host your personal web services is that literally none of the open-source OSes include an infrastructure layer to give you a way to move/sync them between devices.

Re-entering a set of IMAP/SMTP settings on every device you own? Okay; you can probably grin & bear it.

All your remote calendars, all your saevd WiFi networks, all your local map-POIs? Nada.

I'm on a call and they keep saying "dovetail".

My brain: "DoveTail *woo-hoo*"

(sung to the DuckTales theme)

This article about making more sustainable clothing choices points out that by wearing a garment twice as many times as the average before discarding it, the environmental impact is lessened by 49%.

It goes on to say that it's hard to get numbers on what average is, but one survey estimates clothes get worn seven times. Looking at all the factors, I understand it. But thinking about how little 14 wears is, 7 hammers home the frantic pace of it all.

nytimes.com/2022/05/20/fashion

one thing I just realized about #github (not sure if this is true for other git platforms) is that, even if you are invited as a contributor to a project it doesn't list you as a contributor of the project

this is a problem as it assumes all contributors are developers. Some of us are artists, others are community managers, issue wranglers.. All of these people are active part of a project and contribute even if we are not the ones sending the pull request.

#FLOSS / #FOSS issues

Huh; somehow I missed this when it happened: apparently they're shuttering AcousticBrainz, the open-data project that does "identify the song from a sound snippet" stuff, because the data they collected justwasn't good enough.

blog.metabrainz.org/2022/02/16

Disappointing to see. Also, it does make you wonder (if not worry) about other projects.

Want an example of where Fedora Silverblue 36 trumps the usability of macOS? See the gorgeous new screenshot feature (part of GNOME 42).

1. What do you press to take a screenshot on a Mac? I keep forgetting the silly combination… On my machine, it’s the Print Screen button.

2. The screenshot feature is entirely intuitive with no hidden functionality; it remembers your choices and lets you record stills or videos.

😍

#usability #design #fedora #fedoraSilverblue #gnome #macOS #linux

A new study finds 3,000 websites on which third-party tracking companies scoop up what you type into forms in real time — even if you never hit submit. This happens on about 1,800 websites for E.U. users too, likely in violation of the GDPR.

homes.esat.kuleuven.be/~asenol

(Via twitter.com/random_walker/stat)

Wait why does this work so well?

I can actually focus on it rather than having g to reread like 3 times.

Inkscape 1.2 is available! Learn more about this major release and get the download link at inkscape.org/news/2022/05/16/i. Don’t forget to spread the news to friends and share gratitude to the supporters and contributors who have made this powerful software available to all. Draw Freely! :inkscape: 💓

Pika Backup 0.4 with support for scheduled backups has been released. You can learn more about this release in my blog post or directly try it out.

Pika Backup is focused on backups of personal data with an emphasis on usability.

blogs.gnome.org/sophieh/

apps.gnome.org/app/org.gnome.W

And the winner is… Ukraine!

Congratulations to the Kalush Orchestra for their emotive winning song ‘Stefania’, which captured the hearts of Europeans tonight.

Europe stands with you tonight and always.

#Eurovision #StandWithUkraine

2022 is quite the stress test for video encoders and decoders.

Someone carved the alphabet into a tree and let it deform for five years and made a font out of it: bjoernkarmann.dk/occlusion-gro

Saying this for whoever needs to hear it.

You are way harder on yourself than others.

You only see everyone else's highlight reel.

Show older
Mastodon

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!