On a bus, thence to a train, thence to family gathering on the shores of Michi Gami in NeshnabΓ© and Myaamia lands. The snow comes down and I am glad to be travelling overland.

Another daydream, sitting in Ushuaia sipping mate, watching Weather come in along the Beagle Channel.

Wow. In an effort to prevent workers from participating in collective action, Google "installed a tool on employees’ web browsers that would flag internal calendar events requiring more than 10 meeting rooms or 100 participants." nytimes.com/2019/11/20/technol

@Gargron Apparently what they do isn't *properly* hibernation because, among other things, they ^%&^*(* gain muscle mass the whole time, the cheaters.

Philadelphia, Nazis, Bars to Avoid 

If I could spend my life singing, sailing, cooking, playing story games, talking with friends, making spaces where people can be safe and heal, being among trees, and learning, that'd be pretty OK.

Allie: Why is my pepper spray open? Weird.
Allie: Why is everything in my purse sticky? I don't remember leaving candy in here.
Allie, ten minutes later: Why do my eyes burn?

What are you doing with a computer connected to the internet that you wish was easier?

My cases:
* publishing my notes
* running a game server and a forum
* running a mastodon instance
* sharing code I've written
* making plans with my friends

Started training a bot that tries to analyze and identify hate-speech on Twitter.

A few things became quite apparent after only a few days:

1. There are huge networks of (seemingly) fake accounts that like and retweet each other's posts. Someone is operating this at a _massive_ scale.

2. Reporting and banning fake accounts seems futile. You're fighting a hydra that spawns new accounts quicker than one can report them.

3. I'm feeling sick to my stomach just browsing through the logs.

@freakboy3742 I've known multiple people to crash against those rocks. Every one comes away having demonstrated to everyone but themselves why such an editor is less important in practice than they want it to be.

@nolan OK, got to read through. Good piece! A lot of this accessibility-centric stuff is stuff we at OddBird already do, but always good to get another view into it and pick up the parts we're not doing or not doing well.

The thing I've been chewing on is the relationship between a11y and Progressive Enhancement, and what value there is in what PE techniques and approaches. I'd be interested to talk with you about this more if you are up for it!

@nolan Very applicable to current research. Also trying to read more about current (not decade old) ideas about progressive enhancement.

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