Heads-up! If you’re one of those accounts that has status updates in your display name, like X is going to Y event, I’m hitting the unfollow button faster then the A&B buttons when you get knocked down in mike Tyson’s Punch Out!. Ain’t nobody got time to listen to the same sentence over and over.
From the Starship Changeling with a URL+
When you wear a jacket not because you’re cold, but because the numbers on the thermometer have fallen so low that being seen without a jacket upsets the humans and brings out their inner parent.
just a reminder to please please PLEASE use an image description whenever you can, even if it's literally as short as "a pic of me" or "me" or "cat" it makes the website more accessible to everyone and is a feature that's very easy to use! there's even an automatic caption generator in the image description field (it's in the "edit" secton if you click "detect text from picture")
Blindness, language limits
One of these days when someone asks me to explain to them how I see the world as a blind person, I will have the fortitude to say, "I'd like to, but I can't. So much of language is based on a visual orientation to the world, that there are virtually no words to account for the rest of the multidimensional experience. The result is those doors are permanently locked to you." ... Or something like that.
That moment when your screen reader stops responding to keystrokes in the middle of a webpage, and you yell out, "I've done it! i've reached the end of the Internet!"
Paratransit showed up at 4:30 today to take me to yesterday's 4:45 physical therapy appointment. Assuming they showed up at 6:00 tonight to take me home, I get to entertain myself picturing at least one person with a p.h.d. who believed, however briefly, that a blind person spent the night lost in the gym and nobody noticed...
Self-hosting is not an option for the general public. It's expensive, requires specific skills, and lots of time. Inevitably there will be someone in control of other people's shit.
It matters who those people are, and it is vital that we do what we can to make sure malicious fuckos aren't involved.
I used #SeeingAI to read all of my Christmas cards and the things inside them this year. My smartphone becomes more and more of an appendage every day.