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If companies are legally people then they should be required to wind down their operations when they reach their 80s or 90s.

They can push past 100 a bit if they're willing to slow way down, with a lot of naps and a high fiber diet.

I need to coin a term for a thing in an upcoming blog post. Does anybody have ideas?

Sometimes, people optimize for a given implementation in a problematic way.

One example is SEO: people optimize specifically for Google to rank well, instead of optimizing for users while being *compatible* with generic "search engines". Our priority regarding search engines should be compatibility, not optimization. SEO tips like like "use semantic markup, add a description, don't require heavy JS to show content, don't assume that the user-agent is a graphical browser, etc." are actually good things to do; these tips are really different from "Include the current year in your title for no reason, add tons of invisible metadata, include these keywords that your Google competitors use, use this specific markup to get Google structured data enhancements, and use Google AMP".

Another example is linters and auditing tools. From opinionated source-code static analysis to web accessibility scanners, people bend over backwards to make automated reviewers happy. This is probably okay if the automated reviewers are really good, but becomes problematic when they have quirks and bugs. If the Nu HTML checker doesn't support an otherwise well-supported feature, could that incentivise people not to use it? If an accessibility scanner like axe-core has a false-positive, people may try to "fix" their site to avoid the false-positive just to claim "We're accessible! Axe reports no violations!" (ugh).

I want a term "X" to describe the ideal way to balance "compliance" with standards against "compatibility" with real-world implementations. Doing "X" shouldn't disrupt an open platform by giving one implementation an unfair advantage, but it should still acknowledge the limitations and *certain* quirks of existing implementations. "X" should also favor users and user-facing implementations over "auditors" and "compliance checklists".

Two good areas to think about regarding "X" are SEO and accessibility. Are you trying to make your content friendly to engines, or are you optimizing it to game the rankings? (hopefully the former)
If a popular screen reader has a quirk or bug, does "ignoring quirks and sticking to standards no matter what" go too far by locking out disabled users? (it probably does)

What term should I use for "X"? It should be a noun.
Sample usage: "I practice X", "Viewing SEO through the lens of X", etc.

Help it's stuck in my Game Boy I don't know how to get it out!


Vim, the editor.

yea i have 'work life balance'... when i see work i balance on my unicycle and get the hell out of there!!

Two things I can't stand:
1. Being taken for a liar
2. Attempts to coerce me into apologizing for things I didn't do

Chinese State censors a novel... before it was even published.

Hint: using government-approved cloud services, or any cloud service, without local backup, may be bad for you.

"Well, there's egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg bacon and spam; egg bacon sausage and spam; spam bacon sausage and spam; spam egg spam spam bacon and spam; spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam, spam spam spam egg and spam; spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam spam, or Lobster Thermidor au Crevettes with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam."

I am annoyed that I still know what “left shark” was. information that will never be useful again. the brain needs a garbage collector for memes

Little Dipper, July 16: All heck breaks loose at the FunHouse
Ordinarily I'd sit on these and wait to make another summary post when I felt like it. But this one was too good to just sit on. I'm posting individual pictures (well, with two grouped together) so I can make commentary on each.

June 8 through July 11: Little Dipper, Cidercade, Darkhorse Tavern
I'm going to mainly post the pictures, though there will be minimal commentary where I feel I can add some after each gallery.

June 8, Darkhorse Tavern:

Still here, still about as playable as it has been. 771K is a pretty decent score but of course I've done a bit better.

June 25 Cidercade

A lot of...

people appropriately shit the chans and reddit and nextdoor and facebook and all online social hubs that have specific flaws and eccentricities. but you know what is quietly out there being Weird As Hell and nobody really thinks about it?


the people asking and answering shit on Quora are baffling.

Hope I'm doing the right thing by not CWing this... it's too genius of an idea, and too good to let die on birdsite alone.

Who has had someone else attempt to coerce them into apologizing for something they didn't do? Were they successful? If not, what core values of yours did you say you were protecting by refusing, and what were the ultimate consequences?

(I do have my own answers for these, which I will come out with in due time, no more than 2 weeks from now.)

uspol, obscene dollar amounts 

Wealth of Elon Musk
2012: $2,000,000,000
2022: $231,300,000,000

Wealth of Jeff Bezos
2012: $18,400,000,000
2022: $140,900,000,000

Wealth of Mark Zuckerberg
2012: $17,500,000,000
2022: $61,300,000,000

U.S. Federal Minimum Wage
2012: $7.25
2022: $7.25

Three words: tax the rich.

Ya know. I think that vet will live. Maybe I am being insensitive.

SSTV S1 Image received on 14.230 MHz USB at 2022-07-06 22:46:22 UTC
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