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From birdsite 

RT @maffsie
@davidwolfpaw developer: yeah we support a11y!!!! look we have aria tags
me, desperately trying to increase font size without writing a userstyle and failing: what the fuck does a11y stand for

(it took me a few years before i discovered that a11y is accessibility. ironically not accessible.)

block recommendation 

https://hunk.city, admin actively creates hellthreads to spam other instances. Probably also a good idea to block at the firewall level.

the feminine urge to start like 10 projects at the same time

It's incredible the length that developers will go ensure that font size doesn't increase as you use browser zoom.

From birdsite 

RT @hazel_mere
Moth GF that robs the IKEA lighting department

gender, names, tech, ranty 

Why do software developers put such arbitrary restrictions on names and your ability to change them?

There's so many restrictions that exclude a large amount of people from properly using a service, it's ridiculous.

And changing names isn't even only relevant for trans* people or others who change their first name, people change their last names all the time (due to marriage and whatnot), why would changing your first name be any different?

I'm making a nice little swirly galaxy pattern for this otter sorcerer.
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Some delicious :flagQueerVillainPride: boba courtesy of the endlessly talented @extinct

Anyone complaining that their favorite thing is becoming "political" should be interacted with very carefully. Or not at all.

Elon Musk's transgender daughter has filed a request to change her name in accordance with her new gender identity and because "I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form."

In May, about a month after the name and gender change document was filed, Musk declared his support for the Republican Party, whose elected representatives support a raft of legislation that would limit transgender rights in states across the country.

Imagine coming out as trans and your father starts supporting anti-trans campaigns. Ugh, Elon Musk.

From birdsite 

RT @lunar_neo
If simply existing is shoving it down throats, then choke on it☺️

Part of why I left aviation was a complete lack of ethics and morals by the owners of the companies I worked for and many of the people I flew with. That said, I've received more training in ethics as a pilot than I ever have in tech.

From birdsite 

RT @400facts
Taking a moment to appreciate the variety in the design and beauty of handheld console design:

Not sure this will work, but it doesn't hurt to ask: Does anyone here on the Fediverse have experience with the full procedure (from 0, without even a G1 license yet) of getting a driver's license and a modified vehicle as a disabled person in Ontario, Canada? I'm very confused right now as a newcomer reading all the rules and regulations and would appreciate someone who has done this before giving a bit of a TL;DR.

From birdsite 

RT @matrioshkadog
I… am just going to note that there are *two* people at the start of this hike >.>

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