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Hi, I'm Geoff (he/him or she/her). I am an old. I was @giltay@mastodon.social for 5 years.

Je suis anglo, je ne parle pas très bien le français, mais je peux suivre une conversation si tu pouettes lentement.

I write for a living for a certain large charity for blind people in Canada.

I recently moved to Owen Sound (Anishinaabe territory), after living my whole life in Toronto.

I take photos. Often photos of cats. flickr.com/photos/giltay/album

Someone just letting off fireworks at noon up here in Owen Sound, Canada.

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Cartoon instruction page for a fridge. It explains that it's OK if the refrigerator makes certain noises, but the noises are described by analogies with other objects. The objects and the fridge appear to be speaking to each other using speech bubbles

Fly: SSSRRR!
Fridge fan: SSSRRR!

Light switch: CLICK!
Fridge thermostat: CLICK!

Steam iron: HISSS!
Fridge coils: HISSS!

Cat: BRRR!
Compressor: BRRR!

Pouring wine: BLUBB!
Coils: BLUBB!

Crispbread: CRACK!
Fridge: CRACK!

bird eye contact (kinda intense) 

Met a birb the other day.

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Area 51 operators 🤝 Math teachers

"How did you get this number?"

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it's amazing how much of 'prompt engineering' is taking the prompt and prefixing it with the words "good quality high definition detailed stylish sharp correctly color-balanced nice impressive and beloved by users of AI image generation services"

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Request for input from blind programmers 

Saw a tweet saying that tabs work better than spaces when you're using a braille display

Seems logical, but this information doesn't seem to be coming from a blind person, so I thought I'd check

Which form of #Python indentation is more accessible to you?

(sighted people: don't vote, be patient)

#accessibility #programming

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LB: My dad could have used one of those. He was born missing his right ear. He got a skin graft in the rough shape of an ear, but it was the 1940s and plastic surgery wasn't very sophisticated.

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Heard this noisy guy (a yellow-shafted flicker) outside my office window earlier.

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Thread: #OtD 28 Jun 1969 the Stonewall rebellion began in the early hours. The New York Police Department, as part of its policy of closing gay bars, raided the Stonewall Inn, which had a substantial poor and working class LGBT+ clientele.

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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

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i took this video of a weird…swirly…whirligig mite that simply cries out for the "annihilation" score. firing up kdenlive, stay tuned for updates youtube.com/watch?v=bvn0fbHOL8 #DailyMiteVid

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dont open source your program. an AI will steal it. never open source - thats for suckers. microsoft? they'll steal your program i'm afraid. embrace extend extinguish. it was all a trap! never open source. its the only way to be safe. if you disagree im afraid youve been billwashed by brain gates and youre going straight to DLL Hell

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Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.