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There is no #BandcampFriday this month, and there won't be until September. But that doesn't mean supporting artists whose work you appreciate is wasted.

I want to highlight an album I became aware of this past month. "After 1989: A Trip To Freedom" by @m2m et al.

"A real-life tale of imprisonment and liberty: how a grandfather escaped hell during WWII, while the grandson retraced his steps 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall."


Among many other things, I'm completely fed up of working alone. Posting this one again into the void of the fedi.

Open to anyone in the world as long as you're *good* at #Django and good with English.

DMs open for any questions.

Queer folks and women are encouraged to apply. As a woman myself, I know how much I second guess myself and how many contracts I skip over. We'll teach each other cool things.

No stupid interview processes. We'll just have (1) a chat that will last less than an hour, and, (2) a small live test where we talk and collaborate that is finished in less than an hour.


Note for those in the US and other developed economies: this is simply not lucrative or anywhere even near at par with what you'd get locally. If you've got 15-20 hours a week to kill and make some *additional* $ though, go ahead and apply!


Clean URLs from tracking content.

When you copy URLs to share with others they often contain tracking details (stuff after the question mark, known as "query string"). In most cases you can just delete all of that to remove the tracking, or use a free tool like this that does it for you:

URL Clean:

how many "accounts" do you have? how many have you had total since you started using the web?

a key failing of the web as a platform is the total absence of identity semantics. there's no consistent way to "be someone" and have that "being" persist and synchronize across platforms. its a capital H Hard Problem for sure, but we ended up with the worst of all worlds: 1) needing to create accounts everywhere and 2) massively centralized corporate identity providers like google and facebook...

Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

there is a “social media voice” and i hate it.

I rarely am amazed by men singers these days, however, Sam Fender gives me goosebumps. And this, in my opinion, is his zenith:

“Messaging apps should consider reviving AIM’s Away Message to create better social boundaries around people’s time…”

It seems a car makes quite a decent makeshift photo studio for shooting fragile objects. Who knew a wet #dandelion can be easily mounted on the rear-view mirror with the help of your trusty NK95 mask. #WorkLikeAProfessional 😅
#stacking those was less fun, though. #macrophotography #waterdrops.

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My own experience (as a dev advocating for accessibility) is:

No user testing at all (before publishing).
Accessibility is put on the back burner (too few people).

My solution: I do it anyway. Because for one it's part of my profession and the right thing to do and cutting something out is work that might get avoided.

My fellow devs are usually eager to learn but deciders in business are a roadblock.

Let's play a game. You're a UX professional with "#a11y advocate" in your title. A disabled woman lays out her concerns with your software's UI contrasts, rendering it unusable for her. What do you do?

#Dandellions. Post 1 of probably 145? Well, not quite, will try to weed it out a bit and only do 4-5 posts. But they're so fascinating. #florespondence #macrophotography

On reflection, I cannot accept at face value the idea that the "language" around #DigitalTransformation is a turn-off, and that if only we used different words, people would be more open to new ways of working

Happy to encounter this male Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) at Windsor Nature Park, Singapore, on 27 May 2022. It was looking for food near the boardwalk and paid no attention to me snapping shots of it.

On iNaturalist [ ]

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Birds#Aves

Things that we don't realize until it's too late in most cases: we can lose everything we write in Facebook, Twitter, or in any other corporation's run social network from night to day because of corporate decisions.

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