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Currently editing recently published web pages to use headings instead of <b> + font size crud.

I've sent another "please use headings and bulleted lists; here's why" email in the hopes that maybe the teachable moment will stick this time...

Accessibility is another noble but Sisyphean responsibility.

Reason #182838 I hate proprietary software 

I should say, there *is* an API. It just suffers from terribly broken documentation.

developers.exlibrisgroup.com/a is a reasonable start, but it quickly devolves.

Click the page icon beside *Update collection* to view the docs, and that looks promising too.

Now click *See Doc* beside *Body Parameters* and it leads to broken town.

Click the *Swagger -> Download* link to view the JSON and suss out the real doc link: developers.exlibrisgroup.com/a

And so it goes.

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Reason #182838 I hate proprietary software 

I've activated 33 out of roughly 160 electronic collections in Ex Libris Alma.

Activating a collection requires 13 mouse clicks. You can navigate by keyboard, but it requires hammering the tab key like a woodpecker.

Neither the UI nor the API offer a way to activate collections in bulk, and I have no access to the underlying database.

Bulk actions reduce my chances of making a random mistake and suffering RSI.

No, this isn't fair. My to-do list is not supposed to be longer at the end of the day than it was at the start of the day, especially when I've been working hard and focused all day. 😭

Watched Get Back last month. Last week I remembered that we have "The Beatles: Rock Band" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beat) for our XBox 360 (which has been mothballed for about a decade).

Dug it out and both the XBox and game fired up nicely. The opening sequence looks gorgeous on a modern high-def screen! Still can't quite nail Paul's vocals on the bridge for "I've Got a Feeling" (sorry family)

No way in hell am I going to connect the XBox 360 to the Internet, though. That can only bring pain.

Google Workplace for custom domains ending free edition 

Oh, and after some digging, it will go from being free-as-in-beer to $7.80 CAD / user / month.

🤯

With 5 accounts, that adds up quickly.

Quick checks suggest this pricing is roughly in line with Protonmail & Fastmail. Not sure Disroot can handle multiple accounts with a custom domain (they require a one-time donation for custom domain support).

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

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Google Workplace for custom domains ending free edition 

Surprise, surprise... after 16 years of providing free email, drive, etc for custom domains, Google is pulling the plug on the free edition and transitioning everyone over to a paid subscription plan as of July 1, 2022.

I'm guessing there will be a marked increase in self-hosting now, and then again in June.

I'll admit to having abandoned my self-hosted Dovecot and Squirrel mail approach 10 years back. Time to correct that mistake.

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Went looking for this quote in response to a family member asking if cryptocurrencies were going to "level the playing field"... that's a pipe dream: money makes money and power keeps power. The system is rigged by those who own it.

</rant>

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Sun Microsystems: Write once, run everywhere!

Log4j: hello

Programmers: No, not like that

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Classical music (and related?) recommendation request 

Hi!

I'm looking for some good music to play on my oldest's headphones while he does academics. It seems to help his ADHD brain stay focused longer. And he likes it/wants more of it.

Can you help me with what classical music albums/whatever to put on his tablet? This is an area I know relatively little about, ~"I know there was a guy named Bach, was he the deaf one or was that Mozart?" :)

Thanks for any suggestions!

#boostok

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Click the names you are familiar with.

If you understand the pupose of this poll, boost the post to get more sample data.

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tfw Mozilla goes in on crypto nonsense, and the original creators of the Firefox browser call them out on their bullshit.

Accidentally attached to the same tmux session I already had running in another terminal window and suddenly had a flashback to @adr using his N810 tablet to attach via screen to an Evergreen install session at some Access hackfest.

That was when I learned about screen! That alone made the conference worth it.

And I still have my N810 stowed away somewhere. But never tried to be *that* productive on it :)

You're inspiring, John.

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About to start the part of my job where I copy text from one web page (Google Docs) into another web page (some proprietary FAQ thing) because nobody else has basic knowledge of HTML and accessibility

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LGBTQ+ Issues and Privacy (Please boost) :BoostOK: 

For everyone that says that #IDontHaveAnythingToHide regarding #privacy, I just want to let you know that I am a #transgender woman, living in the same household as my parents, who are not fans of the #LGBTQ+ community, and I have to hide the fact that I'm #trans because I'm not ready to tell my family who I really am until I am able to move out, where I can truly have a place to take refuge to if they don't accept me for who I am.

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The Wikimedia Foundation's Quality & Test Engineering team is hiring for a couple positions!

Test Engineer: boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia

Software Engineering in Test: boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia

Come work for a great team in a great organization doing great things for the world!

Boosts welcome/encouraged!

I'm not the hiring manager, but the hiring manager reports to me, so feel free to ask questions!

#jobs #floss #opensource

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Today is Aaron Swartz birthday. Because of him, we have Creative Commons (development), Reddit (co-founder), Watchdog.net, Open Library, DeadDrop, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Demand Progress (co-founder), ThoughtWorks, and Tor2web.
#AaronSwartz

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