re: bird-site stuff
@adam it’s totally your choice. you don’t necessarily have to make your own instance, botsin.space in particular is welcoming of bots and allows use of the client API to automate posting. in my case because my bots were written in ruby the Gem interface was almost exactly the same as the official Twitter one, not sure if other languages’ client libraries did that as well
was interviewed by The Verge about the bot shutdown https://www.theverge.com/2023/2/2/23582982/twitter-api-free-access-cutoff-bot-developers-shutdown
Last month on Glitch the community built a library of color 🌈 , a pomodoro timer for dark mode 🖤, an infinite list of reciprocals ♾ and much, much more!
See all of projects #MadeWithGlitch on the blog: https://blog.glitch.com/post/last-month-on-glitch-the-january-2023-edition
I don't always encounter alt text for images on Mastodon. But when I do, I notice the alt text descriptions are higher quality than they were on Twitter. In general, I feel like describers are sharing the intent of images more and sharing their visual interpretations more often. When describers do this, the pictures come alive in my mind. In short, alt text feels less robotic on Mastodon and more like my sighted friends narrating their lives and observations to me. It's really awesome and special to watch. Keep up the great work, describers!
@aparrish there is absolutely someone in a paramount office right now with "ANDOR of STAR TREK???" written and underlined on their white board, right
With Feedbin, you can get email newsletters delivered directly to your RSS reader instead of your inbox (🎉 sanity).
Feedbin gives you a special email address for receiving newsletters. It's long and hard to memorize, so I like to use macOS’ text replacements "Settings > Keyboard > Text Replacements" with an emoji-esque command like `:emailrss:` that will auto-populate that email on any web form where I sign up for newsletters.
The Framework Laptop’s modular design is turning into one of the most robust platforms for tinkerers.
is there a technical reason why most bluetooth devices seem to report only vaguely accurate battery levels to the host? All non-Apple devices I’ve used seem to have arbitrary values that were chosen for “high”/“medium”/“low”. is it expensive to have a sensor that actually knows the battery’s real charge?
We're hiring a (PAID.) summer intern to work on @glitchdotcom at Fastly. If you're an undergrad who wants to get some amazing experience and mentorship while working on really interesting challenges, please do take a look — and underrepresented candidates are, of course, warmly welcomed. https://www.fastly.com/about/jobs/apply/?gh_jid=4819921
Very happy to announce that @obliquestions is up and running again! Four times a day it will post a question randomly selected from a corpus of 66,429 questions extracted from Project Gutenberg texts.