Hello all! I'm Jessica, and I've joined this instance because a) it looks nice and b) I've been curious about the Glitch-Soc variant of Mastodon and wanted to join an instance that had it running :) My old/other account is @email@example.com, which I'll probably keep around for more political content.
Here, I'll probably post on a range of topics, including technology (I'm interested in #smallweb and adjacent topics, like the #indieweb and #gemini), #languages and #linguistics, #books I read, the occasional thing about #gameing or other forms of entertainment, pictures of #cats and #dogs, life in general, and stuff about the city I live in (Melbourne, Australia). As well as English I speak Spanish, and I've also studied Catalan (I did an honours thesis in #history, on the Spanish Civil War in Catalonia). Gonna leave you with a couple of pics of me and my beloved cat Gidget ❤️
Thanks to Robert Rackley on Micro.blog, today I received my invite to try out Arc Browser! Haven't really used it enough yet to form a solid opinion, but so far it's fun and novel. I was relieved to find you can install normal Chromium browser extensions in it – I need my Bitwarden 😅
When the weather was nice on the weekend we took Gidget for some outside time. She spent about 20 minutes on our neighbour’s AC exhaust unit soaking up the sun, then went to a shady spot (not pictured) to cool down for ten minutes, then went to said neighbour’s front porch to camp out there. The whole time she was stealing glances at the next neighbour’s front door, to see if their cat was noticing her assert her dominance 🤣
In the western area of the city centre of Uruk a multiple-phased terrace was discovered, the so-called “Anu Ziggurat”. The surface area of the terrace measured about 45 x 50 m.
The remains of an elaborated middle-hall-building, the so-called “White Temple”, were discovered and we reconstructed it.
The building had white plastered walls, which were divided by niches and multiple postaments. The erection of the building was radiocarbon-dated between 3517 and 3358 BCE.
It's a second blog post in one day! This one is pretty niche; it's about how I tinkered with Keybuild (an app that lets you design custom keyboards in iOS) today to make a Shavian keyboard pane. And also how I edited a couple of my pre-existing panes. Anyway: https://www.jayeless.net/2022/08/keybuild-part-2.html
Gitlab U-turns on deleting dormant projects after backlash
Made a quick blog post to follow up on a couple of minor things I mentioned last month + sharing a cute story about a local currawong 😊: https://www.jayeless.net/2022/08/quick-life-updates.html
GitLib destroys all credibility with open source maintainers worldwide in one fell swoop:
for the record "it sounds like gibberish on screen readers" applies to alt text too! even if the caps make sense in an image, screen readers often parse words in all caps as acronyms so they will read it letter by letter! so please, do not put your alt text as a paragraph of all caps!
I'm always interested to learn which foods are native to the new world (e.g. tomatoes, potatoes) vs old world (e.g. onions, garlic). Apparently beans are split between the two:
Old world: Adzuki, Blackeye pea, Chickpea, Fava, Lentil, Mung, Soy
New world: Black, Cannellini, Great Northern, Kidney, Navy, Pinto
It's pleasing to me that the split seems roughly 50/50, at least for the beans I regularly eat.
@bonfire's latest trick shows Google+ circles came a decade early
Left-wing feminist, Melburnian, animal lover, Linux and Mac user, interested in politics, languages, history, society and technology. More too, probably. Other account at @jayeless
On the internet, everyone knows you're a cat — and that's totally okay.