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I am a / radical.

This is because I understand some things that many people do not, or do not want to. This isn’t because those people are stupid or purpousely ignorant; rather, my circumstances forced me to part with some of the comforts of predatory software, and it opened my eyes to the world that universal software freedom could create.

Honestly, Microsoft, for all their "focus on the developer", remains a pernicious disease carrier. I've now spent over four hours trying to get working Windows installation media booting on my friend's new PC.

Half way through, I tested my Ubuntu install drives. They work fine. It's just Microsoft that makes it basically impossible to work with their crap from other OSes.

An FYI, Payless is closing ALL their stores after an private equity firm saddled them with more debt than could be paid (same thing happened to Toys R Us).

So if you were looking for inexpensive shoes, now is the time to do it I guess.

Pour one out for the retail crowd.

No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.

"Library Extension" Helps You Find Books At Your Local Library While You Shop for Books Online bit.ly/2iFr3zQ t.co/yTqG9AqFjn

So far the only thing slow about Synapse on my personal server is the room directory.

Ok, I'm done with code for the moment. Time to make some zines.

I'm @nora@matrix.nora.codes on if anyone wants to connect with me, to test federation (or just for fun).

With all this Discord nonsense going on, I finally set up a Matrix home-server at matrix.nora.codes

I'm going to evaluate how its federation works for a little while and then hand out registrations to my Patrons. After a week or so, I'll let anyone ask for an account.

[6:55 PM] NoraCodes:
> your suggestion is the first one I've seen about this

Discord is a web application and should consider WCAG guidelines when building at least its web software; in Canada, Britain, and Australia, this is a legal requirement. (see eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-conten and ccdonline.ca/en/blog/jodhan)

[6:55 PM] Blastoise186: Thanks, hopefully it happens someday

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Ahahahahaha me too! And I bet your lawyers hope it happens before some Brit gets mad and sues your ass!

So, finally got ahold of a staff member, they said they'd "bring it up, but no promises".

Fair enough, I guess?

From the reddit mod who deleted my post. I ask about why my post was deleted and what I can do to make it not a problem; they reply with, literally, a shrug.

The same person just literally told me that "if it never worked, it's not a bug".

Are you _fucking_ kidding me.

Fun interactions with Discord Testers mod just now:

"It's intended behavior? Does that mean you intended to violate WCAG 2.3.3?"

"I have no idea what WCAG is."

... clearly.

For context, this post reddit.com/r/discordapp/commen is the best we've gotten. Accessibility is still awful on Discord and while it's a "priority" nothing is getting done.

So I go to that server to report the issue and this is the first thing I see

(Image below: When a user asks about low-vision accessibility for Linux and is told it's a "high priority" and they should go to the Discord Testers server, channel.)

Problem is, that channel is locked.

I fucking _cannot_ anymore wow

(Image below: in which I report the bug the user in the linked post was talking about, where Discord causes nausea, and am told that it's not a bug but rather a "feature suggestion")

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