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I am 100% trying to be supportive and not sarcastic as much as humanly possible and if there's ever any ambiguity please smack me because my calibrations might be misaligned. People-ing is hard!!

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I'm Jason. I've done about a billion tours in the Great Internet Keyboard Wars, blogging in various places, starting out supporting atheism but realizing the atheist and skeptic communities were rife with racist, sexist, anti-trans bullshit. So I fought those folks instead.

I'm a cishetwhitedude. Mostly. I think I'm a teensy bit gay. I'm also Officially An Old. I have an anxiety disorder. And I'm pretty sure you're just humouring me if you fave my stuff.

HI!

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Hi people on this Mastodon server!

On This Node We:
- mark NSFW stuff as sensitive
- use content-warnings
- try to be our best selves <3

Fuckin headlines for opinion pieces. "Loathe your loved one's politics? Here's some advice." Motherfucker I ain't clickin that unless the first line is "DUMP THEM"

Feel free to take a moment to breathe, and recoup for the next fights. You absolutely need to, because we need you for what's coming. There will be more fights before Trump's out, and there will be many, many more even with Biden in.

So people gonna recognize Southern leftist organizers who have been doing work of getting voting access AND doing radical work?

Looking at how the FBI is raiding protestors homes in Atl even as votes are counted.

Everything that isn't the news is an isekai. And the news is a horror.

Shout out to everyone trying to be nice and kind and wholesome and good during these trying times

NOOOOOO!!! YOU CAN'T JUST SCALE DOWN A PATTERN FOR THE LARGEST LIVING NON-MAMMALIAN VERTEBRATE TO FIT THE ONLY SOLID-BLACK EYES YOU HAVE!! YOU ARE DISTORTING THE NATURAL SIZE OF PLSIHUES NOOOOO!!!!

haha sewing machine go brrrrr

#WhaleShark #shark #shork #plushie #smol

So you know, JAWS' default (the most popular screen reader software I know about) is to raise the pitch of the words 20% to acknowledge that the word is in all caps. That's configurable at runtime via keyboard shortcuts, too. Most of the people talking about this have never worked with accessibility software and it shows.

If you want to argue that there's an accessibility argument for sighted or partly-sighted people reading all-caps slower (well, yes, they do), there are also tools to deal with that. Scripts that will fix it. The same sorts of accommodations that are available for screen reader users. You can shape your internet experience and filter it so the stuff you can't deal with doesn't happen.

The whole discourse about all-caps is wild. Screen readers today actually detect and don't treat all-caps as giant acronyms any more, it was raised as a big problem in the early days of forum use by screen reader users, soooo yeah. If your screen reader treats all caps like this, what's its name? So I can find the documented feature to fix it for you?

the all caps posting haters shouldn't read homestuck... like half the characters in there post in all caps

Here’s an inconvenient truth about my haters: they’re all right, and justified.

Thank all the gods I'm here just in time for smegma discourse

Hey what's up, I'm back again, this place is better than Facebook because there are no friendsplosions because I don't have friends here

Anyway NIGHT CREW

I'm at America, I'm at the fascism, I'm at the combination 'Merica and fascism

Do not attempt to teach squirrels mathematics. They will excel at it and will take your programmer jobs.

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This is an instance for people who find Nazis more offensive than nipples. Queer friendly, trans friendly, fine with tagged nudity, will block harassing instances without hesitation.