‪Like, I’d always known how legacy plugins make old websites hard to access, but never even thought of the impact that might have on archiving and preserving cultural works.

‪They go to the first person to find me (or dm me if you’re shy/can’t find me, and I’ll find you!)‬

‪Friends at ! I have two books to give away here today. My book, Accessibility For Everyone, and a *signed* copy of @heydon’s indispensable Inclusive Components. Do you have a friend that should have these books?‬

Ugh to keyboard shortcuts without alternatives. Feels like I only get the tool or character I need after I’ve first accidentally switched windows, closed a tab, taken a screenshot and typed at least three obscure characters I didn’t want.

This post brought to you by how on earth do I get a € again…

“The tool could identify activists at a protest or an attractive stranger on the subway, revealing not just their names but where they lived, what they did and whom they knew.”

nytimes.com/2020/01/18/technol

Done some website tweaks. Better grid (thanks to Rachel Andrew’s editorial patterns and Michelle Barker’s clarifying talk at SOTB), bigger type for bigger viewports (love me some fat fonts), reinstating the original nav colours, and some text here and there.

laurakalbag.com

Continually insisting “Britain isn’t racist” is racist in itself because you’re dismissing and diminishing the lived experiences of non-white people as well as the history (and current policies!) of our incredibly racist country.

“If the Court agrees with the [Advocate general]’s opinion, then unlawful bulk surveillance schemes, including one operated by the UK, will be reined in.”

techcrunch.com/2020/01/15/mass

“When we stop overusing the word ‘bias,’ we can begin to use language that has been designed to theorize at the level of structural oppression.” (via @sarahbmyers)

points.datasociety.net/systemi

“Grindr is sharing detailed personal data with thousands of advertising partners, allowing them to receive information about users’ location, age, gender and sexual orientation…”

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

Just over a week til I’m taking my purple self to Nottingham! Really looking forward to giving this talk. Join us there? newadventuresconf.com/2020/

New blocking rules! Last Friday Laura blocked one blocker blocker, and blocked nine new trackers.

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

better.fyi/news/

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