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I'm a white hetero cis-male that lives in the USA.

Using Emacs, I write software, TTRPG session reports, short essays, documentation, open letters, and sometimes a bit of poetry.

Most of the non-software writing is on [my personal writing]( I also tend to charter up working groups in the FOSS [Samvera]( project.

Howdy folk! Apparently, my Website and email had been down from approximately July 10th until, well, moments ago.

I did a pretty good job keeping all my balls in the air even through receiving death threats and being dispossessed off most of my stuff when I was displaced a couple months ago, but some things clearly got dropped.

I apologise to those who use my Website as a resource for learning about colonialism, or were trying to contact me through email. Both resources should be available for the next six months, now.

I am also continuing to develop software for hosting a group focused on learning about colonialism. Right now the community is on Discord, if you want to get a head-start. DM for invite.

I'll take this opportunity to highlight that I live off gifts from folk, and lost most of my possessions (clothes, kitchenware, towels, etc.) a couple months back. For folk on the Web, money is often the easiest gift to give:

I also accept materials: seeds, beads, textile, fiber (yarn, thread), just DM for a shipping address. I also like stickers and buttons and stuff.

Prehistory never ended. We are taught to believe that at some point in time people invented writing, and ever since then everything is neatly written down for the historians to study. This is simply not true. A lot of what is happening, sometimes very important, is never recorded. There are whole communities that don't record their history in writing. If you only limit yourself to studying the written word, all you will know about is kings, priests, taxes and dictionaries written by language purists.

we are calling for papers on numerical methods for environmental flow modeling for a topical collection in the international journal on geomathematics. submissions open july 12th, 2021.

boosts are appreciated.

#callforpapers #numericalmethods #environmentalFluidMechanics

"xhtml 2.0 died on the vine. Its theoretical purity was roundly rejected by the people who actually made websites for a living. Web designers rightly refused to publish in a format that would fail completely instead of trying to recover from an error.

"Strange then, that years later, web designers would happily create entire websites using JavaScript, a language that shares xml’s unforgiving error-handling model. They didn’t call them websites. They called them web apps."

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So, let me re-phrase:

Government-run study, involving shortening the work week for government employees proves that productivity can be *gained* by shortening the work week.

Does business jump on that insight and clear opportunity to gain productivity *for free*, thus edging a competitive advantage on the market?

No. This happens only after unions get involved.

"Capitalism efficiently allocates resources" my arse.

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When you write hashtags, remember to use CamelCase (where each word has a capital letter).

This makes it much easier for blind and partially-sighted people's screen reader apps to read the hashtag out loud, and makes your message much more accessible.

For example #DogsOfMastodon is easier for a screen reader to say out loud than #dogsofmastodon, as CamelCase makes it obvious where the words are.

#FediTips #MastoTips #Accessibility #A11y #Hashtags #ScreenReaders

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