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As a matter of policy, I will try not to boost any undescribed images, unless I have the spoons to do a reply with a description in it.
For reasoning and tips:

That's a link to @packbat 's thread on how to do image captions, which xey did a far better job on than I would. Well worth the read.

If you don't have the spoons to do it yourself, that's okay too. Consider tagging in @imagecaptionspls , which is a group followed by people who will volunteer to describe it.

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shitty behavior, but polite 

"FYI for folks who cannot (or will not) get it: polite mansplaining is still mansplaining. Polite racism is still racism. Polite abusive behavior will always still be abusive behavior. Putting a veneer of politeness on it is just a way of trying to make it deniable."

Everyone! Quick! Turn on NASA TV!

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We're getting a preview of the JWST Deep Field image in 17 minutes!

You know what would be cool? A service like Tineye, but that found alt text for images.

I love doing my #dragonposting on my other account but I'm really held back by the sheer effort writing a good alt-text of each image is. It would be nice if I could automatically see if someone had already described that image and see if I wanted to use or modify that same description. Or heck, save some effort for other people posting pictures of dragons.

Possibly with some kind of rating system that would let me get better at writing alt text so I know if I'm putting the right details in?

Please help me get stable while I am in a bit of a financial bind

"As I work to complete my program, I realize I cannot work any kind of “regular” job. Since I am trained as and enjoy working as a photographer, I intend to freelance to sustain myself as I study. These last couple of months have been particularly difficult as I’ve tried to maintain."

You can read the story and share and donate pls

"Reminder: if Nazis feel safe in your spaces, your spaces aren't safe for anyone but Nazis."

[stolen from uncaptioned screenshot]

If you're having computer problems DO NOT turn it off and back on again, IT has been SCAMMING YOU FOR YEARS, the problems will ALWAYS COME BACK, the solution is to simply turn the computer OFF and NEVER turn it back on again

Question for US-based tailors, boosts welcome 

What would be your going rate for a pair of trousers for a plus-sized nonbinary person? Waist ~45", inseam ~31" (114cm/79cm). Linen or linen/cotton blend. Zip fly. Slight flare at the hem (not quite bellbottom style). Generous pockets, relaxed fit, high waist.

All of my trousers have holes from my thighs rubbing together.

Can't promise any commissions because I owe back rent, but want to add that to my fundraising goals. 1/2

I'm looking for an ACTUAL RF engineer who understands the EE behind antenna impedance and radiation, to see whether I'm talking rubbish with this understanding or not:

Boost for visibility please?

Github is a hostile takeover on software infrastructure, just like Freenode went through a hostile takeover. Freenode community (myself included) promtly answered that, by leaving it in favor of other networks. We can always learn from situations like these.


OMG! I'm so excited to announce that through my work at @spritelyinst we've published A Scheme Primer:
Direct link:

This document manages to serve two purposes:
- As a quick skim, it's a reasonable intro to "how to start programming with Scheme with no prior experience". Hey, tutorials are useful!
- But also, in less than 30 pages we manage to compress a TON of computer science ideas in a way that I think is really, really approachable.

The document ends with a code example, and full walkthrough, of a Scheme interpreter written in Scheme... in a mere 30 lines of code! It's like 3/4 of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs compressed into a document you could read in an afternoon!

@CobaltVelvet any sufficiently terrible opsec is indistinguishable from cop shit - arthur c clarke, probably

Ok, this one made me laugh:

"Bro, Is It Gay To Dock? is a rules light tabletop rpg for a GM and 1-4 players interested in queer high seas adventure.

Players take on the role of novice pirates who're saved and companioned by a Pirate Legend. Play mixes swashbuckling adventure with romantic tension between pirates.

In short... You meet a gay pirate. You are a gay pirate. You gay pirate together. Be Gay! Go Pirate!"

CheekiBreeki:: People say this chatroom was a mistake. True science is based on making mistakes. Stay weird.

Hey it's disability pride month.

Wanna help your favourite poor and disabled streamers have money for things like fun, food, streaming, and self care?

You can send us money here:

And watch our streams, where you can subscribe and cheer on twitch:

And I don't care how shameless this comes off, we're pretty great after all.


A website disables zoom / resize

This is ...

Note: "Web deisgner" here means engaged in designing or producing websites in any significant fashion. I'm trying to distinguish viewpoints of designers vs. users here, if any

(Boosts appreciated)

#polls #Web #WebDesign





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