Liked A post by Devin PraterDevin Prater (

This just has to come out. You know, thinking about Microsoft’s Surface Duo or whatever, all I can think of it is that it’s running Android. Why? Because hardware doesn’t matter to me, not that much. Sure, RAM and CPU power matters to me, and disk space of course. But what really matters, …

I’m just curious. Is there anyone other than Fandroids, (die-hard fans of Android) or Google who is seriously suggesting that Android is on par with Apple when it comes to productive accessibility?

On a more serious note, I think Devin’s making a very valid point. Apple may be a company I hate to love, but there’s a reason I switched from Android to Apple a long time ago and it has nothing to do with my love of corporations

The only part of Devin’s post I’d quibble with is the part about whether or not people are pushing for accessibility in the open source arena. If there’s not buy-in from project maintainers and/or project founders, accessibility is going to be an up-hill battle.

And it doesn’t help that the leadership of the open source and free software communities are basically ambivolent at best about this whole accessibility thing.

I was actually looking into getting myself a Surface, but if they’re running Android I think I’ll hold off on that.

Oh and hi devin, glad I found you on the fediverse. That was a nice Monday morning bonus.

Liked This Feature Should Be Easy by Brent Simmons

A feature is pretty much never as easy as it seems. The main function of a feature — whether that’s making a https call to a read-it-later service or adding some fairly simple new view — is often the easiest part.

Co-signed: Every single developer on the planet.
Liked A note on Friday’s #WCUS by John CarsonJohn Carson (Face Down In Mud)

I spent a good portion of the day listening to talks streaming live from the Word camp US being held in St. Louis, Missouri.
I found the speakers to be knowledgeable, interesting, and most of all very informative.
I am looking forward to tomorrows talks to learn more and more about WordPress and what I might be able to accomplish with my own work by putting my experience to task.

Liked Simple Location 3.6.0 Released by David ShanskeDavid Shanske (David Shanske The Definitive Location)

There is a new update to Simple Locations which adds some new features. A query option for Micropub was added in a prior version and adjusted in this one. This is currently only supported in the Indigenous for Android app.  It allows the Android app to query the plugin for the name of the current location…

Liked Underlines Are Beautiful by Adrian Roselli (Adrian Roselli)

Underlines, the standard, built-in signifier of hyperlinks, the core feature of the web, are beautiful. This is objectively true. They are aesthetically one of the most delightful visual design elements ever created. They represent the ideal of a democratized information system. They are a frail monument to the worldwide reach…

This is probably the most poetic take on link underlines I’ve ever read.
Liked Push without notifications by Jeremy Keith (Adactio: Jeremy Keith)

What if users could be sure they wouldn’t be annoyed by websites after they grant permission to receive notifications?

I clicked on the link for Jeremy’s presentation, only to be directed to his book on this subject, which I will promptly be buying. I spent a little time looking through the A Book Apart catalog and didn’t realize that had so much cool stuff. And yes, as a user, I would really appreciate not being annoyed on a constant basis by websites I’ve given permission to notify me. I gave Slack permission to do that on the old computer and that was one of the first things I didn’t set up on the new one.
Liked State of the Social Reader by an author

Last weekend during the Berlin IndieWeb Camp, Aaron Parecki gave a brief overview of where he/we is/are concerning the ‘social reader’. This is of interest to me because since ever I have been reading RSS, I’m doing by hand what he described doing more automatically.

I’ve only dipped my toes into the topic of social readers. I definitely believe they are the best way forward for RSS and the Indieweb in general, but I’m so used to the current way of handling RSS as a consumer that it’s taking me a whhile to make the jump between traditional RSS and social reading without the middle man of a social network.