Normally I'm not a fan of adding -gate to a word to name a scandal but just this once can we call the birdsite's collapse "elongate"? Please?

Dear twenty-something app developers with perfect eye-sight: Stop putting tiny light grey on dark grey text. Someday you will understand.

Oh wow, I'm very impressed by the quality of the HTMHell advent calendar, but this post from @alvaromontoro about the `rel` attribute hits it out of the park!

Brb to add `rel="tag"` to my site! 🏃‍♂️💨

I'm looking for some "print on demand" services, for cards: I upload my pdf there, they print and ship, people can order the cards.
For the US there is but I am afraid shipping to Europe will be expensive.
Anyone tried a European service they recommend?

Three DIY lessons after electrocuting myself twice today:
1. Don’t assume that a lighting circuit is dead when the switch is off
2. Don’t assume that your live circuit tester works
3. Don’t assume all upstairs lights are on the ‘upstairs lights’ circuit

@andydavies certainly need more than we get! Hopefully we’ll get chances for naps today 😵

Every news outlet should stand up a Mastondon instance for their reporters & staff.

It’ll be great to see [email protected] or whatever domain they want to use.

Built in verification. Every reporter for the Washington Post on a washpo domain. Every reporter for the New York Times on an NYTimes domain. Etc, etc.

Plus the “local” feed for each instance becomes a feed of all the posts from that institution mixed together — providing extra discovery.

Is that time of the year! 5/5 household members struck down by the lurgy.
Sick three-month-olds don’t need much sleep apparently.

The ridiculous amount of crypto spam on bird site makes Mastodon 100% nicer.

Punishable by a fine means legal at a price.

Follow me for more life hacks.


Pinafore v2.3.0 

You can now move the nav bar to the bottom of the screen in the settings! Thanks to @i for the contribution.

There are also some bugfixes in this release. Thanks to @halkeye for the contribution as well!

To get the update, refresh your browser tab or close and reopen your browser.

Woke up today to no network at home, it turns out the battery in the UPS has died again. Why it fails closed I don’t know, but I now realise that we have lost power due to the UPS failing more often than due to the power supply failing.

Anyone want an old UPS?

@laura it feels like Twitter in the early days, lots of excitement and discovery!

I might grow to enjoy social media again now that I actually see my friends’ posts and they’re not buried below all the rage and anxiety-inducing posts.

If you download your #Twitter archive it arrives wrapped as a static HTML page, which is not very useful for doing anything with, and worse: it requires the original account to be still active to do useful things like enlarge the images since they use links.

So here's a #Python script to convert a Twitter archive to #markdown or other formats:

Now you can archive your tweets in any way you want.

@gilles @kornel I think there is a bit of adjustment at the moment due to the rapidly changing wholesale cost, but pricing is quite transparent over here (albeit getting very expensive: ~£0.70 kWh).
I’m happy that most are going contactless too, still a couple with dedicated apps but I avoid if possible.

Of course the real magic is charging at home overnight on cheap rates, we rarely need a fast charge.

If you use a screen reader and are worried about reports that Masto is less accessible than we'd like, try - it's a webapp with a much more simple interface than Masto itself plus it has thoughtul wellbeing settings too!

I only recently learned about time blindness as an aspect of ADHD, but I really appreciate this illustration:

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