Gregory boosted

thoughts on image descriptions 

- some people need them to get any value out of your image

- some people find them extremely helpful to provide context for the subject/content/point you're making

- it's an opportunity to be creative, you can have fun with them while also being informative

- there's been an odd exception, but in general i don't boost images without descriptions, and i know i'm not the only person with that policy

in summation: use image descriptions

Gregory boosted

Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

"In 2020, privacy means having the freedom to turn away from online connectivity. To be truly ‘private’ today is to have a level of control over one’s online presence that very few of us have the power to exert – and, as with the status symbols of old, it is that scarcity that adds value."
"Status is now found in the power to slow down and decelerate, and the wealthy are investing in privacy and the ability to disconnect from a constantly tethered lifestyle."
elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/a

There tend to be more subscription alternatives to things that already exist. I decided to write about how Postlab is similar to Git (but Mac OS only).

gregoryhammond.ca/blog/postlab

What are some other companies that are doing similar things (charging a subscription to something similar that already exists)?

Huge thanks to @kev to pointing out that my h-card didn't actually show my name 🤣

That has now been corrected. With help from indieweb.org/h-card and Kev's site source code (I don't know how I could have done it without that).

If you have a website and haven't put Webmention on your site, consider learning how to do so by reading indieweb.org/Webmention

@nathan I checked the whois for this instance and noticed the registar is gandi (great choice) but it's only registered for 1 year. I assume you plan to keep this instance up for as long as you can.
(The reason I ask / post is because many instances don't last longer than a year)

If anyone on Mastodon uses ManageWP(managewp.com/) to manage their website I have some $30 in coupons for you.
You must have a ManageWP account and have a credit card attached (in the billing page) to use these coupons.

Use coupon "MASTERWP" (without quotes) for $20 in wallet funds.
Coupon "" for $10 in wallet funds.

I'm not associated with ManageWP in anyway, I just have a free account and have talked to their support team.

“In the choice between technology and nature, choose nature. Because technology will let you down”. - Ray Jardine

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A Mastodon server friendly towards anti-fascists, members of the LGBTQ+ community, hackers, and the like.