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Hi all! Bill, N1VUX, Boston USA here. I mostly do Skywarn and Field Day currently, life changes, but i wear the callsign all-over because "bill" is less than unique.

you don't hate Shark Week, you hate capitalism

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Neil Sloane, creater of the OEIS, has a blog!
He's started with a post about a really interesting integer sequence, and a call for help with it:

Please boost for visibility: Global Accessibility Awareness day (#GAAD) is on May 19th. I’d like everyone that can to turn off your monitor, or close the laptop lid and connect a keyboard, or close your eyes, and turn on your OS screen reader, and use your computer with it. How does it make you feel? Do you know enough keyboard commands? Does it give you enough info? Does it make you enjoy using the computer? Do you feel productive? Why or why not? #a11y #screenreader #blind

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"Did you know a teleporter does not send the atoms your body is made of, only how you are put together?"
"Yeah! You are a completely new person when you arrive."
"That's why I'm not using them."
"Are you kidding? That's why I use them!"
#MicroFiction #SmallStories

Has someone asked you to "caption your image" or "add a text description" or "use alt text" and you're not sure what that is, or how?

This page is here to help!

Covers most (all?) Android apps, web interfaces, and TUI/CLIs that I know about.

(I know that not everyone can describe things, and that's ok! This page is here to help people who want to but don't know how, or want some tips.)

Deep links should work, e.g. for @Tusky

another genuine #feditip is that if you make a post and it doesn't get much engagement~

boost it again later. keep boosting it daily. there's no algorithm here, so if you miss peak engagement hours, you can just boost your own posts to have folks see them again and the platform isn't going to punish you for it

hell, bookmark your own posts so you can bring them back occasionally and have people revisit the hits

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New people to the #fediverse, particularly those who are academics or journalists:

know that unlike Twitter, almost all people here *do not* consent to having their posts quoted without prior permission.

Do not scrap a bunch of posts, or re-embed them in articles, without getting consent.

What is a gender neutral term that can replace Aunt/Uncle?

(asking here cuz i trust y'all wayyyyy more than random online articles on these topics)

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I’m looking for a small (2-4 port?) USB 2.0 hub that lets me toggle both power *and* data pins with a physical switch. Does such a thing exist?

RT @NWSEastern
Blizzard Warning for Hawaii, and before most of the continental US? Snow accumulations of 12" or more and wind gusts over 100 mph are expected on the summits of the Big Island this weekend. A look at the number of days since each NWS office last issued a blizzard warning.

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RT if you were part of that tiny 1993 bar.

(via @markrendle)

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