I’m taking the new #Indieweb WordPress by
@pfefferle and man, this is really, really nice. I haven’t played with all the options yet but if you want to take the theme for a spin you can get it from GitHub. I’ll write more about it once I’m done putting it through its paces. More Indieweb themes is always better, more accessible themes is even better than that. This one is made of semantic HTML, Microformats, Microformats 2, and schema data. I haven’t explored the templates yet but it has full post kinds and post formats support as well.
I started rebuilding my menu. I’m not done yet, but for now I decided to have a little fun with some of the post kinds. I still have to add the links to places I syndicate content to, as well as the links for subscribing to each kind of content, but I’ve really enjoyed adding a little more personality to the site. I’ve removed any post kind that doesn’t yet have a user interface, and will add the others later as user interfaces come into beiing. More later, it’s quitting time.
Amazon Help now requires an inaccessible capptcha in order to add gift cards to your account. Multiple calls and chats basically tell us: your screwed get a friend or someone to help you. Are we still going with moderate advocacy? Are we still going with moderation in the pursuit of justice? Asking for a fuckton of friends. Because really, how many times do we have to offer a pass on what has been around for twenty plus years before we’re allowed to say enough? How many times do large organizations with a metric ton of resources with which they can handle accessibility get to fuck this stuff up before the dipplomatic wing of the blind community allows the rest of us to to express anything other than walking on eggshells when it comes to advocating for accessibility? How many times does Amazon or similar get to be called out on accessibility-related matters before the dipplomatic wing of the blind community decides that maybe it’s time to either help by not scolding the rest of us regarding advocacy methods, or get out of the way if it can’t help? Once again, asking for a fuckton of friends.
I’m still catching up on all the Lyft controversy, including the bit about the “request a ride” button being completely busted. There’s some audio I need to transcribe for my response, but this should be done in a few days. Basics of wCAG apparently too much for some advocates.
Current status: Sitting on the couch waiting for the extra Allegra to kick in because fuck hay fever. Bright side: It’s not 198000 degrees. We’ve had all the windows open for weeks now and it’s excellent.
I got some new Penn State t-shirts today so now I can go out in public looking like a local. I’m not sure how well this selfie came out but if it’s a good one I’ll start using it as a profile picture. First selfie of 2019. I now have the perfect disguise for the area. Always and forever an Ohio State fan though. Go Bucks! I am now appropriately dressed, I can be seen in public.
Dear #1u #UberLyftStrike #UberShutDown I am totally on board with gig economy workers receiving just wages and all the benefits of employment, but these campaigns once again ignore the fact that, in a lot of locations, Uber and Lyft are the only sources of reliable transportation for people with disabilities who cannot drive and where public transportation is sorely lacking. People with disabilities cannot just take a day off work or cancel appointments for the sake of a boycott. Activism which mandates the participation of everyone without exception and without considering whether or not it is possible for everyone to participate fully is just as ableist as legislation which specifically targets people with disabilities, and just as in the legislation case, good intentions don’t mitigate the harm. And yes fellow liberals, I’m calling you on this, because theoretically at least, you’re supposed to know better. So, do better.
I just launched Spotify because I need something to listen to while I work through the rest of the day, and I’m somewhat surprised to learn that I have followers. I’m not sure what that means in the Spotify context. Does that mean people are following my playlists, or my entire profile? Must research further. Now, back to deciding what I want to listen to.
Shit! It’s almost 4 in the afternoon and I have no idea where all the time went. Also, as of today my sweety went from never having encountered the back end of a WordPress installation to customizing his first WordPress theme in the space of less than three months of off and on time with it and I really couldn’t be more proud. If he keeps it up we’ll have him on the IndieWeb in no time. Hell, I might even turn him into a WordPress contributor.