Ravelry; ableism; knit/crochet community; link to petition
Someone has set up a petition to ask Ravelry to actually comply with the ADA as they are an American company. Please sign and boost this across the fediverse.
Wanted: POC consultants for sci-fi story
I'm currently working on a sci-fi story set in the far future, and it's my goal to create a world that does not feel white US/Euro-centric. I'd like to pay a few folks for some input as consultants. Mostly, describing how they see their culture developing in the future scenario I describe and being available for future questions. Feel free to ask questions here or via DM and please pass this along to folks who may be interested!
I'm not really sure how to promote myself. If you've enjoyed my work, and have ever felt the urge to throw some coin at me, I now have a Patreon.
I reveal the filename of the individual story and sometimes have additional notes/thoughts about them too. It's all completely free there, if you wish to check it out. I haven't thought of anything to actually place behind a subscription.
Here's the link, thanks for your time and interest!
this year it's different, because the Tour de France is postponed, but the #fiberart sticks to the original dates, because: why not, why wait.
hey ik a lot of people don't just intuitively know how to write image descriptions and alt texts so here's a resource! if anyone has any other resources re: image description and accessibility in tech feel free to add!
If you're looking for a goodreads replacement that isn't owned by amazon, and maybe instead run & founded by a Black woman, then Nadia Odunayo has a treat for you! Her new platform The StoryGraph is still in beta but it already seems fully featured, looks & feels great–it has a really clean clear look, filters, half-star rating options, the works! Check it out! https://beta.thestorygraph.com/
Query esp for badly off/marginalised writers:
We're a volunteer/hobbyist group and don't have resources to pay for articles, but we're looking into fundraising to give creators who need it a pot to draw from when writing for us. We're not yet sure if it's possible & what shape this might take.
So if you can only write (whether or not you'd ever write for us) if reimbursed, what sort of payment levels would make that possible for 1000-2000wd pieces? Private responses welcome.
Once more for the people in the back:
Put content warnings on your politics posts. I come to Mastodon specifically to avoid the horrible things in the news.
I don't care how urgently you want me to see it. In fact, adding a content warning will make me *more* likely to care, because it will give me time to brace myself.
How would I create text files, which I can later prove to be untampered with?
Can I somehow sign them / make hashes / etc?
Question about the word 'boycott'
Any #Soviet #history buffs out there? I'm translating a text from German that mentions peasants using a "Getreideboycott" in 1927 to put pressure on the Bolsheviks. Does anyone know what this action involved? Getreide is grain; were they refusing to harvest grain, or sell or supply it?
More generally, sporting boycotts aside, can anyone name an example of a boycott carried out by withdrawing a product rather than labour or purchasing power?
Embroiderer, dancer, early music fan
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