OMG, a new Dirty Dancing movie? WITH Jennifer Grey?


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“The UX of LEGO Interface Panels”

Looking at LEGO interfaces as generic analogues to the twin challenges of differentiation and organization in interfaces.

Seems gimmicky, but they are a nice proxy.

First week after a lovely two-weeks holiday almost over. Difficult to get back in the groove.

A lot of nice and lovely stuff happened during that holiday as well. Can't wait to share some of it with you as soon as it is official!

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RT @aardrian
#accessiBe has been kind enough to make a 2+ hour video refuting the claims I have made about its overlay product. I have embedded the video in my post:

There are no captions; I plan to review the counter-claims when #accessiBe provides captions.

is a disgrace for the industry. can never, ever replace manual tests and manual problemsolving.

You just find a way to mask the problems, you don't solve them. Quite unethical to earn money with that.

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RT @R2REurope
Last week, we heard @Apple was wondering internally what "their repair strategy was".

This week, we react. Apple may be confused about repair, but we're clear: only good regulation can ensure longer-lasting, repairable phones & computers.

I don't think representative disowned Father Damien, but rather the fact that in the course of history white men are more often picked for representing legacy than women or men of colour and their legacy.

Bought Better Blocker. Gotta support and ethical developers and programmers!

Keep up the good work @aral and @laura

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Fuck Daniel Ek and Spotify exclusives. This is a direct quote. "Exclusivity is a key component of that strategy, we want to create more and more original programming that only exists on Spotify ... but it’s important that we are an open platform and we’re seeing more and more content ... It’s impossible, even if we wanted to, to have all of that content exclusively on our platform."

Nederland: maakt Vlaanderen oranje

België: maakt Nederland oranje.

Baarle-Hertog/Baarle-Nassau: lollolololololol

I really like the idea of static website generators, especially for my small personal site.

But it is still a bit a of hassle.

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Maybe I'm overreacting, or being needlessly paranoid, but I don't like the way the Internet is going. As soon as too few hands have too much power, those hands can become corrupt.

Anyway, that's another rambly thread from me. :)

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There's a good bet that soon SSL will be fully required by major browsers. This is good for security, but it's also symbolic:

Now you need someone's permission to put up a web server.

Now, LetsEncrypt is great and grants SSL certs freely. But what if they go away?

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They had a DNS failure recently that took out hundreds of sites.

The original design of the Internet was distributed and decentralized. We're putting too much power and control into the hands of too few companies. It's only going to get worse.

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I think Cloudflare is starting too have too much influence on the net.

I'm hitting their captchas often when using sites. A friend was recently asked to install a browser extension after failing a Cloudflare captcha check, something which is a BAD idea to train people to do.

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Ooooh, is a thing! I might partake in this: 100 days of learning and doing accessibility. A great motivation to fix some things on my websites and to check if there are things that can be improved.

If the information given to BleepingComputer is right, and is indeed hit by ransomware: then they are done for.

Article: An employee confirmed to BleepingComputer Garmin is hit by Wastedlocker ransomware.

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Don’t use ARIA menu roles for navigation:

Disclosure widgets can do much of that nested / mega nav heavy lift:

3+ years on, experts agree the APG example is wrong:

(but still open)

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Yeah, Mastodon is certainly better than Twitter, but you know what would make it even better?

If Mastodon got end-to-end encryption for DMs before Twitter did.

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