Eric Eggert

Take worries and fears seriously, seriously

A few people wear yellow vests and complain about high fossil fuel prices. We have to take the worries and fears of people seriously. People protest against the protection of vulnerable people during a global pandemic. We have to take the worries and fears of people seriously. Some individualy stoke …

I got my Moonlander Keyboard a few days ago and am not working on my Colemak DHm keyboard layout typing. I’m using KeyBR and as you can see from my public profile, I’m doing pretty well with the first six letters (r,t,l,n,e,i). Some of the “words” already feel pretty natural.

Why are people saying “oh, we have to look at the intention behind WCAG guidelines” even if things are clearly defined in the standard? Do they do the same with tax laws or JavaScript? No, there are rules, they are defined. Put your individual interpretations in your own standard

German football team: 🫢🫢🫢🫢🫢🫢🫢🫢🫢🫢🫢

Webbed Briefs: What Happened To Text Inputs? Heydon (@heydon@front-end.social) with a great video, again: This video is the story of how inputs became onputs then became something even less logical and more bad. Good luck!

Happy Doctor Who Day everyone! 59 years!

It’s a great time to get into accessibility: Sara Soueidan’s Practial Accessibility Course is 25% off in pre-order until December 10 ($299). It should be a great complement for Marcy Sutton’s Testing Accessibility Course ($95–$495).

Matches like this have made me a snooker fan. 30 minutes of pure tension without potting barely any balls.

The Everything Bagel @jean on what makes micro.blog special (emphasis mine): Like the Everything Bagel, we think we know what should be included. We assume certain features are important. When I started working with Manton Reece on Micro.blog, I was the one peppering him with questions, such is how …

aria-readonly is basically not a thing, via @aardrian@toot.cafe

Wow, didn’t expect Mark Allen to win those four frames before the mid-session to equal the scores. Ding Junhui not playing badly but no chance. Loved that he tried to claw back that last frame from Snooker’s required. Superb stuff.

Ding Junhui plays some very good snooker in this UK Championship final, but it is clear that Mark Allen performs short of what he can do. It feels super tense, I like it!

Today is 🏳️‍⚧️ Transgender Day of Remembrance. Trans rights are human rights. Everyone deserves the health care they need. The science is unambiguous. Solidarity with the trans community.

I’m importing my new keyboard as a company so I can claim it as a business expense. Talked to DHL on Friday: “All good! No worries.” Today the parcel tracking says “Entry has been rejected by Customs Authorities”. Fun!

It’s funny how free speech people have no idea how free speech works. Especially that it is some kind of a one-way street, which is exactly not what it is. 😩

Discovery+ signup (in German) “Pick Gender – Pick your favorite gender – male, female, other, rather not say”. I don’t know if they know what they are asking there…

Oh wow, and apparently the Eurosport customer service has already honored my special cancellation right while I’m watching on a Saturday! Well, guess I’ll explore the other app later…

As I’m watching excellent snooker on Eurosport Player, I’m livid that they force me to get a Discovery+ subscription instead. And there is nothing decent on there. It’s either reality TV or junk celebrity “documentaries”. I have zero interest in both. 😩 Brave new streaming world!

Last week I changed the tyre (well, the inner tube) of my bike, this week, I’m tired. It’s almost a theme.

We have a new Doctor Who companion! Millie Gibson is the new Doctor Who companion, Ruby Sunday

I wanted to get a lot of things done today… and then I felt unwell and did nothing. Meh. 😩

This is fine…

Fun fact: The state I live in has one of the world’s largest wine barrels. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gian…

‘Command-K Bars’ as a Modern Interface Pattern - MacStories I think Apple should consider an in-app version of Spotlight that replicates the functionality of Command-K bars and is optimized for keyboard usage on iPadOS and macOS. Modern productivity software is clearly moving in this …

Just realizing how much micro.blog (and by extension my friends in the Mastodon Fediverse) is “social media” while Twitter is mostly “attention (seeking) media”.

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