#a11y, braille, German Show more
"Vieles von dem, was angeblich für Blinde gemacht wird ist leider reine Symbolpolitik. Ich habe nichts gegen Braille und übrigens auch nichts gegen Symbolik, doch endet mein Verständnis da, wo der Symbolik nichts Praktisches für die Mehrheit der Blinden gegenübersteht. "
this result will surprise literally nobody but it's still important
"Reviewer bias in single- versus double-blind peer review"
spoilerssss: " ... single-blind reviewers are significantly more likely than their double-blind counterparts to recommend for acceptance papers from famous authors, top universities, and top companies. The estimated odds multipliers are tangible, at 1.63, 1.58, and 2.10, respectively."
best, misleading title https://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/PoeticSemantics
parenting hells Show more
When your partner brings out an old toy for kidv2.
And it's a toy with sound effects.
A sound you thought you had forgotten.
A sound that sends a chill down your spine.
A train choo-chooing.
And you know it will be.
Fun fact: Never give toys with sound effects as a gift unless asked by parents. Never. NEVER.
Robbery via Wifi Show more
If anyone here's looking for an #opensource project to contribute too, please, please, please consider supporting one of the many great screen readers that help #blind and #visuallyimpaired users enjoy a more open - and less money restricted) computing experience. Orca in particular: the Linux screen reader that is a great tool that gets less attention than it deserves. Also TalkBack for Android (Google's been making it awesome with updates, but the opensource version is years out of date).
I'm Ron. I work in a public library in Iowa and a MLIS student at Valdosta State (online). I would describe myself as a generalist. I bake bread, tinker with Linux, and watch TV in my free time.
Right now I'm interested in the idea of creating a Digital Community Archive at my public library. Kind of like a history archive, but also current stuff. I would really like to help rebuild my community which has been hollowing out my whole life.
#eprdctn #svg Show more
Something is wrong when your rasterization of SVG resources shaves several MB off your ebook size.
taking a break Show more
When you come back to that problem you were stuck on and immediately spot the silly mistake.
if I'd got a mathematical object named after me before I double-barrelled my surname, maths would've become a little bit more case-sensitive than before ("Perfect doodad" ≠ "perfect doodad")
Are there any objects named after similarly surnamed people? Like, a Normal subgroup?
For the crowd that only browses the web on weekdays: I wrote a bit over the weekend about the decline of the Mac.
“Seams, Stitches, And The Decline Of The Mac” https://www.baldurbjarnason.com/2018/11/03/seams-stitches-and-the-decline-of-the-mac/
math, kids 3-7 Show more
Quote: "Also, if you think about it, the invention of wooden bicycles is not that stupid."
Not your everyday mathematical book. 🙃
"I'm a human.
I'm not a robot.
(login screen poetry, via Twitter: https://twitter.com/pmrpr/status/1059062143407013888/photo/1)
svg, print vs web Show more
I love SVG very much. But using 10k overlapping circles to visualize a knot will get you converted to raster. I mean my desktop browser slows down for 2-3 seconds to display it.
And there are six of these monsters.
TeX in real life, NP-hard Show more
Now you're just messing with me, dear author.
All things math on the web.
Works at krautzource, co-chairs W3C MathOnWeb CG, contributes to MathJax, runs mathblogging.org & BoolesRings.org.
A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make \(\pi z^2 \times a\) jokes.
\) for inline LaTeX, and
\] for display mode.