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Tech industry, please hire more writers. I can happily read docs for 3h and get much more out of them than watching a video for 3h. And while I'm watching the video, I'm making copious notes so that I don't have to watch the video *again* later to refresh my memory. If it was written down in the first place with good indexing I wouldn't have to do that. Video is such a crap way to document things.

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*to the tune of Shout by Tears For Fears*

Little potat
He wants to know where the treats are at
Come on
He's meowing at you
Come on

All those links are going to be a goldmine for sketchy redirects.

And then a complete shit show when brands realize their product links are ending up at some weird bukkake site.

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Every hashtag on every post on every platform should ALWAYS be camel case. I made this to illustrate how screenreaders read hashtags depending on whether they are lowercase or camel case.

It’s a small thing that all of us can do to build a more inclusive, accessible internet for all. Please take the time to use camel case.

#Accessibility #WebAccessibility #Usability #Readability #Hashtags #SocialNetworking #Blogging #UX

I've had the idea for a weird kind of Twitter client for years. With Mastodon being all open, I've decided to do the experiment:

What if your Timeline looked like iMessage. A normal timeline confuses me to no end because everything is out of context.

My experiment, Ebou, is a Mastodon client that looks like iMessage. Conversations are grouped by friends and sorted by recent postings.

It is super basic right now, but this already feels much more natural to me 😀

Some years back I saw the problem brewing on my own server, dug into Mastodon’s code, and wrote a hacky shell script to cull accounts older than 3 months on my server. I shared it, and it’s used all over the fediverse for the same thing. Only just recently has there been movement to put the feature into Mastodon and not by the maintainers. Chances are if you’ve been here a while some random instance you’ve never seen has all your posts, images, etc. and can’t delete them. Holy GDPR, Batman!

If these people truly knew how fucking hard it is to keep an instance from ballooning out of control on storage space because it consumes all it sees I guess they’d be scared shitless.

It’s funny reading the arguments against search on here saying that they don’t want other instances cataloging their posts. I hate to break it to you but they already do that just to show your posts to your followers.

Unpopular opinion but you should be able to own a grizzly bear in the event that another grizzly bear tries to attack you. The only way to stop a bear is with another bear. We have the right to bear arms. Just give me the whole bear instead. It's fine.

Loving what people are making with the Mastodon API now. Amazing what happens when people embrace the open Web again.

No, it's not AI art, not digital either. I painted it for fun in acrylic during lunch break while I was a 22-year-old working as a background painter on the animated movie "Fire and Ice."

I suppose I was tapping into some weird corners of my subconscious mind, trying to figure out how to adapt H.R. Giger's biomorphism to landscape painting, and tossing some story possibilities out there for Ralph Bakshi's team to play with.

Found these stickers in my computer bag yesterday. They reminded me that back in 2017, when the blue bird site wasn't a horrible pile of shite, I helped kickstart Project Phoenix aka Twitterrific 5.0 for macOS. Sad to see Twitterrific go but excited about the ton of fresh and feature-rich Mastodon apps currently in development.

This painting of two Dinotopian companions has been made into a few memes. My favorite has one of them saying "That wasn't a microdose."

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Single user instance for Dustin Wilson