Accessibility testing websites

I’ve never hid the fact I try to make my ‘stuff’ accessible for folks. It’s A Thing for me and I’ve spent considerable time working on this blog to maximize it’s utility and accessibility. I should be in generally good shape overall and I wanted to share a few links for how I pulled this off. I ran ARC Toolkit (link) as my first pass with WAVE (link) as a second pass. [Read More]

Mastodon 4.0.x UI Tweaks

Preface I’ve not hidden the fact I find the latest Mastodon 4.0.x UI a lesson in terrible UX and reduced accessibility. This post is everything I’ve managed to put together to make the latest Mastodon UI more usable. Please borrow whatever you need from the below. Please note: these tweaks are also valid server CSS tweaks Stylus browser Plugin Required https://github.com/openstyles/stylus https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/styl-us/ https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stylus/clngdbkpkpeebahjckkjfobafhncgmne Small Tweaks Misc https://github.com/psydwannabe/mastodon-snippets/tree/master/CSS Hide the e2e fear mongering notice /* Hide the e2e fear mongering notice */ . [Read More]

Digital Bullet Journal

Forward The idea that you could have a Digital BuJo still makes my brain hurt a bit. Especially given organizers still universally stink (link), I still have an analog EDC (link) and I’m still using my bujo riff (link) at the core of my now digital organizer. Yes: I switched my analog BuJo to digital and I still use an analog notebook daily. I still write in the rain (link), use some odd discoveries (link) and broke a habit or two using the anti-bad habit notebook (link). [Read More]

Personal Knowledge Base / Wiki

Figure 1: The Landing Page Forward I was recently reminded of the analog life I lead and how that’s evolved over the years since I first wrote about the topic. After some review and reading I can safely say: that’s a different topic. What I did notice is that I’ve never discussed just how I manage inflows of information and manage things I want to retain long term. In this post I’m happy to present: My personal knowledge base / wiki setup. [Read More]

Video Game Footage [Testing]

Video Download (Link)

You can download the file Here

This is the inagural video [test] of video, I was grinding the Excavation Site XIX in Destiny 2 and this is one my best runs while farming.

Video description: A very fast, flawless run of the Destiny 2 Excavation Site XIX lost sector on Legendary difficulty

Pillow Talk

Figure 1: The Materials Sexy I used to sleep without a pillow for many years. I hate foam pillows that much. I’d rather sleep with my head in the dirt than use a foam pillow. Down pillows changed things. I started using a pillow again. Feathers! Almost 2 decades ago I was visting a “camp” (a cabin with fire, walls, a roof and basic plumbing) with a friend and was given a down pillow to sleep upon. [Read More]

More Accessible Gaming Audio

My Concern It’s not well known but I have a speech processing issue. I have a really hard time decyphering audio for voice communication. It’s so bad I rely on sub titles to watch video content with speech as well as read lips in meat space when with others. My problem works like this: my hearing is good (I hear noises just fine) but I cannot hear people speak in terms of words. [Read More]
Tech  Gaming 

Death of the Laptop

Figure 1: My initial desk setup It’s strange. I’ve not owned or used a Laptop in months. Over three actually, the longest I’ve gone without using a Laptop, Ultrabook, Netbook, UMPC or anything resembling a ‘desktop’ environment that’s mobile. Multiple years for anything not a 13.3" ish clamshell even. I no longer need these sorts of devices to be effective when mobile. My phone has long been a powerhouse of of a computer. [Read More]

Smart Coffee Mugs – Seriously

Figure 1: The mug on my desk TLDR I was recently whining to a friend about how my Honeybush Tea always ends up cold and I end up always going back to warm it up over the course of a day. They mentioned they were gifted an Ember Mug (link) recently and suggested it is actually worth looking into. Despite my initial hesitations, I’m not upset by the purchase. When the nerds that avoid smart tech admit they were wrong, it’s something worth looking at closer. [Read More]

Cyber Decks and KISS

Figure 1: The Hardware How I came to have a cyber deck that gets out of my way and allows me to focus on creation, not consumption Prelude For years I have seen posts about cyber decks and always wondered why people build them. I think I finally “Get It” while also not at all understanding why people build the decks I see posted online. People building cyber decks almost universally post highly custom designs and setups that are rooted in the maker movement and single board SBC realm. [Read More]