Happy #Groundhog Day! We've made it half way through the winter.
February 2 also has a special meaning for me, because I started my dial-up bulletin board system on February 2, 1991. #BringBackTheBBS
Blindness Charities And Money, Part 1: The Aggregation, by Chris Hofstader: https://www.chrishofstader.com/blindness-charities-and-money-part-1-the-aggregation/ #accessibility
The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation has begun their #accessibility testing program. They need more screen reader users who enjoy playing interactive fiction, also known as text adventures.
Does anyone know about automatic magnetic loop antenna controllers? They may hold the key to fulfilling my dream of getting back on HF from within my city apartment. #HamRadio
@liamcottam I really have tried to like systemd. I really have!
My New Year's Resolutions: https://austinseraphin.com/2018/12/31/my-new-years-resolutions/
There’s already a blueprint for a more accessible internet. If only designers would learn it.
Merry Christmas! Last night I watched It's a Wonderful Life, described for the blind by George H.W. Bush! Of course I went into full #MST3K mode immediately. "Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent."
Happy Solstice! Sorry I didn't say it sooner, I had a cold.
@temporal And when you die you see a scoreboard!
I wrote an #iOS app in #RubyMotion for BlindAlive, a company providing audio workouts for the blind. Sadly, they will go out of business at the end of the year. Writing the app has inspired me to work on a meditation app during 2019.
"OK, let's recap the movie so far. Someone went to Acapulco, and somebody almost bought gas." #MST3KTurkeyDay
I've seen a lot of weird movies on #MST3K, and Cry Wilderness definitely belongs on the list.
"It was horrible! They played the same public domain animal sound effects record at sunset every day."
Due to health reasons I finally got around to catching up on #MST3K. After watching Reptilicus I consider it as good as the original.
"The stock exchange!"
"We'll feed him some information then nail him for insider trading."
"Time to break up the big banks. Literally!"
@triptych Cool! Let me know what you think. As they'll probably tell you, it takes two or three times to fully get it. It might seem strange that you need to learn how to fully relax, but true.
Mike Judge, the creator of Beavis and Butt-head, took Matt Stone and Trey Parker to dinner when they began creating South Park and gave them the following advice:
"Don't let people take advantage of you, because they're dumb."
@chigui That pretty much sums up my last job!
Signs To Stop Helping Someone
🏷️Situation gets worse due to help
🏷️Person keeps breaking agreements
🏷️Assisting compromises your integrity
🏷️They get lazier in response to your work
🏷️They're not putting in any effort to improve
🏷️Draining your mental health and/or resources
@triptych I got into QiGong because I began using acupuncture to treat chronic pain, but fell in love with the system. For depression I also recommend some of the Taoist meditation techniques such as Inner Smile and the Six Healing Sounds. You might want to try acupuncture if you live in a big city and can afford it. I also find floating in a sensory deprivation tank very helpful. I forget if we already talked about that.