@nosat @downey @daveshuken @be vaccines are very good to reduce deaths and serious illness. It also reduces spread and lowers the potential R value. If the aim is to stop spread at a conference then mask requirements, hygiene, and distance is best.

In WA we locked our borders so we could live our normal lives. When most people where triple vaxed we opened up and the spread happened but we had low deaths and hospitalisations. Totally worth it!

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I think contemporary development culture has a CI-fetishization problem and this should be talked about a lot more.

I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion or just not interesting to a lot of people (at least I don't see it pop up much in my feeds for whatever reasons), but the rising amount of commit-triggered senseless cloud computation I see in recent years is really worrisome to me. I can appreciate the utility of a thoughtful automated process that thoroughly checks an entire release before it rolls out on big critical infrastructure, but what I see around me is so often overblown pseudo-testing that provisions entire serverfarms to crunch numbers for half an hour everytime any dev at an org commits as a much as a fix for a typo on some random work-in-progress branch. In the face of our existential climate emergency I can only consider this practice completely mindless, and complete madness. We can not keep doing this.

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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!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility

Awful 

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@dean Wow. Yeah the Github issues should speak louder than the accessibility statement.

@devinprater WHAT! My company just put that into our code. We just want a searchable dropdown list for 1000 items. It is okay for mouse use (not best) and from their website . "Accessibility is important. React-select is committed to providing a custom experience to all users and relies heavily on the aria-live spec to provide a custom experience for all users."

@StayGrounded_net image is a map of the earth with thousands of yellow planes flying everywhere!

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Last Wednesday, @flightradar24@twitter.com tracked an *all time high* of 232,483 flights.

As if there was no climate crisis. 🌍πŸ”₯✈️

RT @flightradar24@twitter.com

Our regular mid-week look at global air traffic. Currently 18,600 flights in the air.

Last Wednesday we tracked an all time high 232,483 flights. It is likely today’s traffic will top that. Follow flights live at flightradar24.com/

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/flightradar24/stat

@Mehrad @raeaw I don't think so!
A doco or article I've seen said they just tried to increase viewing time at all costs and that lead to a lot of people going down the far right or conspiracy rabbit holes. They don't care about balance, only viewer ship. Turn on private browser on a public wifi and see what the generic recommendations are. What type of people is their default?

@Mehrad
@raeaw was just complaining & you are just throwing problems & not contributing.
Techies would most like be boys, YouTube's early years would have used language and communication channels that would have attracted them. Just look at the origin stories of the top Youtubers. The algorithm would have used existing data to validate it's self leading to the basis. Would they have tried to correct the bias for all viewers or just females? What is the current ratio?

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Shared via web: I Should Be Able to Mute America gawker.com/culture/i-should-be.

Not particularly serious, but kind of has a point.

The word 'homeowner' has the word 'meow' in it.
Good luck pronouncing it correctly ever again.

@clacke inventing or discovering they were there all along?

@fendoZ@aus.social @devinprater wow I hope it's not in cash or investments! NGOs I was part of in Australia are not allowed to keep cash, we had to spend it.
We were also volunteers. If they had housing they could sell them and build centres around the country or world (no loan repayments or rent). If their money starts drying up they could reduce their staff, programs and rely on volunteers to run the centres they own. These details should be in public reports!

@mikeburns @nolan This sounds helpful. I had to work from home today and spent 4 hours downloading, setting up, and troubleshooting my dev environment. But having a virtual image I can copy off the work server would be 100 times better. I could set this up but a key piece of software does not work on Linux πŸ˜”

@Mek101 @alcinnz could we federate the bug trackers so it's a two way street and information flows with less friction?

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@loke @AkuAnakTimur my phone has curved corners and it is so annoying.

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i read a thing recently that blew my mind a little.
went something like:

people can imagine time travel to the past and one little act making massive differences in the timeline

but in their present they think even the greatest effort they can put in will not make any difference to the future

@devinprater I need my administrator to update the instance so I can join the room. Hopefully soon or I'll have to create another account.

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