birdsite, open source, COVID-19 

People who use screenreaders, is there anything I can do to make pasted output from Massif (or other noisy, numbers-heavy log data) less of a pain in the ass in my blog posts? I try to annotate them as in but I don't think I'm doing it well for screenreaders.

#accessibility #a11y

# some failures are "expected"
make check || true

*shakes head sadly and walks away*

#distributions #packaging

Hi in a time of physical distancing, emotional proximity and communication are more important than ever

Tell your friends you love them today :)

my dev has decided i should have a logo for my software! isn't that exciting? it makes me feel like an official kitn :blobcat3c:

so together with my dev i am putting out a call for logo designs for me! :netkitty:

i can use all the logos because i am very impawtant.

pls remember that the earliest appearance of my software was in 1989! my logo should look like it's from around then too.

if you are an artist that takes commissions and you have an idea my dev is happy to commission you and pay you a money. just reach out!

we are interested in your opinions/preferences on standalone keyboards as input for the design of the MNT Reform Standalone Keyboard. if you have 5 minutes to spare and don't mind Google Forms:

if you'd rather not fill out a Google Form, you can also give some answers here and we'll try to incorporate them.

Running backups to a new server. 47 gigabytes done, about 6600 to go.

If you have a nice tool that you think others would benefit from, do everyone a favour and have a simple example prominently in the docs and the home page.


Behind every successful woman is an unsuccessful man not wearing any pants:


Mastodon always 'charges' you 23 characters for every URL you post. It doesn't matter if it is longer or shorter.
There is NO excuse for using URL shorteners which obfuscate your destination if you click - these usually go to fb or twitter, so I Never click them on purpose. They make my browser and I feel dirty.
Please tell your friends.

I'm a veterinarian in Chicago. If you need help or advice with your dog or cat and can't get to or afford to go to the vet while in quarantine, let me know and I will either talk to you or get you help. Pass on to anybody.


Decided to keep a local copy of reference essentials just in case anything disconnects us. All of Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Project Gutenberg's eBooks, and some Linux distributions. That's it there, on my pinky.

The world may be terrifying these days, but it's still kind of amazing.


My math-teaching brother's wish is that 2020 is the year everyone learns that "exponential" doesn't mean "very fast" it means "imperceptibly gradual and then suddenly overwhelming".

Tagged version 0.14 of vmdb2, my Debian disk image building tool.

I am currently writing a list of good #FreeSoftware solutions for #remote #working in the @fsfe wiki:

I still need to polish the wording but if you already have input for me about what is missing, more sources or any other feedback is very welcome.

Just focus please on software that in particular facilitates remote working not any other usual work-procedures.

Dear lazyweb: what service OTHER THAN GSUITE do you use for custom email domain (with catch-all support + multi domains), and calendaring (with DAV support)? I need to jump ship from this GSuite garbage

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Lars and friends