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How is Hue Sync Video and Game Different : Hue
As of July 2018, it would seem that the “game” and “video” modes in Hue Sync are exactly the same.
hue  huesync  2018  reddit 
2 minutes ago
Jason Snell on Twitter: "@steven_aquino So I use @TrintHQ which does machine transcription + has a text editor where you can edit while listening to the relevant portion of the audio and it's an enormous time and labor saver" / Twitter
(Perhaps this may be worth a look if you should ever need to transcribe some audio?)

“So I use @TrintHQ which does machine transcription + has a text editor where you can edit while listening to the relevant portion of the audio and it’s an enormous time and labor saver”
trint  trinthq  transcription  accessibility  a11y  recommendations  jsnell  twitter  2019 
31 minutes ago
Smoking girl illustration | Public domain vectors
This is that public-domain clipart site where you got that illustration of a woman in a top hat who’s smoking.
clipart  svg  creativecommons  stockart  2019  tophat  monopoly 
1 hour ago
Which Stores Accept Apple Pay? The Always Up-to-Date List « iOS & iPhone :: Gadget Hacks
“There’s a quick trick you can use in Apple Maps to see what places around you accept Apple Pay. Simply open up the Maps app, then search for ‘Apple Pay.’ It will show you all of the businesses around you that likely accept it, and you can view more information for each one to see either the Apple Pay logo and/or ‘Accepts Apple Pay’ under Useful to Know. You can also search and select a specific business and look at the Useful to Know section to see.”
applepay  lists  2019 
2 hours ago
What is Fill up and Go and how can it benefit me? – Shell Support
So it looks like Shell kinda supports Apple Pay?

“1. Enter and confirm the pump number from the comfort of your vehicle
“2. Using Apple Pay, Android Pay or PayPal, select your payment of choice to pay for your fuel quickly without queuing up in store.
“3. Then just Fill Up & Go. It really is as simple as that.
“4. You can also link your Shell Drivers’ Club loyalty card to ensure you earn your points.”

(via: https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/which-stores-accept-apple-pay-always-up-date-list-0158076/)
shell  applepay  2019  gas 
2 hours ago
How to Find Your Apple Card Number, Expiration Date, and CVV - MacRumors
“The front of the card is laser-etched with your name, but there is no card number or expiration date shown. Likewise on the back, there’s no CVV and no space for a signature. Coupled with the weightier material, this minimalist aesthetic gives the Apple Card a decidedly premium feel.

“It also likely leaves you wondering what your Apple Card number actually is, not to mention the expiration date and three-digit security code, especially if you need to quote these details over the phone or use them anywhere Apple Pay isn’t accepted. Fortunately, Apple makes it easy to find your number right on your iPhone. The following steps show you how.”
applecard  creditcards  macrumors  2019 
2 hours ago
ScreenBloom
“ScreenBloom is a free PC/Mac application that grabs the average color of your screen and sends that value to connected Philips Hue lights”
mac  software  hue  lighting  sync  2019 
4 hours ago
Hue-topia - Philips Hue control for Mac.
A Reddit commenter mentioned that this is their go-to app for controlling their Hue lights from their Mac.
mac  hue  osx  macos  recommendations  reddit  2019 
4 hours ago
Control Philips Hue from the command line
This looks like an okay-ish command-line library for Hue stuff. But it relies on C Sharp, and there’s no mention of Hue Sync.
hue  sync  terminal  lighting  2019 
4 hours ago
Commas Before Quotation Marks — Chicago Manual of Style Q&A
“Commas commonly appear before quotation marks—for instance, there is a strong convention of using a comma after expressions like “He said” or “She asked.” There may be a widespread belief that the comma is required before a quotation, although there isn’t necessarily a grammatical reason for one. If a quotation is short or if a comma would interrupt needlessly, you probably don’t need one. In your sentence, the quoted material is a direct object within a dependent clause; a comma would do little to help clarify that.@
6 hours ago
Commas to Introduce a Quotation — Chicago Manual of Style Q&A
On quotes an commas:
“The use of a comma to introduce a quotation is generally a matter of tradition rather than strict logic. That is, it is optional grammatically, but in most contexts readers expect it to follow said and various other dialogue tags. A comma indicates that the quoted material is seen as syntactically independent from the surrounding text. A quote that is seen more clearly as the direct object of a speaking verb, however, does not need a comma: He wrote “Yes” in large letters.”
quotes  commas  2019  chicago 
6 hours ago
Gwendolyn the first on Twitter: "Kevin was very nice to @Ann_and_Nancy when they came to visit. I liked how he was sleeping by their carrier when we got back from lunch.… https://t.co/kTB1TuNEtm"
(This was a very sweet tweet from Gwen.)
“Kevin was very nice to @Ann_and_Nancy when they came to visit. I liked how he was sleeping by their carrier when we got back from lunch.”
gwen  kevin  cats  2019  twitter 
17 hours ago
reddit-stream - a better way to view live reddit threads
“Replace reddit.com with reddit-stream.com on any comment thread to get a live updating list of the newest comments.”
reddit  redditlive  comments  bookmarklets  2019 
23 hours ago
Reddit launches five-day live-streaming test - The Verge
“Reddit is testing out something that, if successful, could help it take on platforms like Twitch and YouTube — live-streaming. The company today announced its first broadcasting tool, which it’s calling the ‘Reddit Public Access Network.’ The software will let eligible users live-stream to a new subreddit called r/pan.

“Users who want to tune into broadcasts can do so directly from the subreddit, but top streams will appear on Reddit’s front page throughout the testing period, according to a blog post. Users will also be able to vote on their favorite stream, similar to Reddit’s upvote system, which will dictate what appears on the homepage.”
reddit  redditlive  2019  vox 
yesterday
This Safari extension helps you identify and watch 4K YouTube videos on your Mac
“Enter 4Ktube for Safari
“It shows a ‘4K’ badge in the Safari toolbar when a YouTube video has quality higher than 1080p available. With a single click, you can then watch the 4K version in Chrome instead.”
safari  extensions  youtube  idownloadblog  2019  4k 
yesterday
Amazon.com: APC Desk Mount Power Station, 6 Outlet U-Shaped Surge Protector, 1080 Joule of Surge Protection with 4 USB A Charging Ports (PE6U4W), White: Electronics
(From one of the reviews:)
“I cannot tell you how many PCs I’ve seen over the years damaged or completely fried because people either didn’t know about or just didn’t buy a good surge protector. And there is a misconception that it is only good for dealing with extreme events like a lightning strike. That’s simply not true. Every time your refrigerator cycles on or your air conditioner or a vacuum cleaner or a hair dryer, etc. - any high draw appliance - they draw a large current. This first causes a drop and then a spike on your home electrical circuits. If, for example, your computer or TV is on and unprotected, it will take a hit every time that happens. Eventually, those small hits can do damage.”
apc  amazon  reviews  surgeprotection  power  2019 
yesterday
We Must End “Rule By Contract” | Current Affairs
“A ban may sound extreme, but so is accepting the status quo. Even in sectors in which firms face competition, business rivalry cannot be trusted to make contractual terms fairer. With limits on their time and sometimes on their cognitive capacity, the least empowered player in the transaction will tend to focus on the most obvious terms: price and product quality, perks, wages, or benefits. The research shows that consumers typically do not consider, let alone review, additional conditions packaged in wordy legal jargon.”
contracts  2019  currentaffairs 
yesterday
Apple Card: Apple warns not to put its credit card by leather - CNN
“Apple updated its support webpage this week to warn customers that some fabrics, such as leather and denim, could cause permanent discoloration to the Apple Card. That damage won't wash off.”
apple  applecard  2019  leather  denim 
yesterday
Collecting dates in an accessible way - Hassell Inclusion
“Here’s a list of how we’d like accessible date capture to satisfy everyone’s needs. The list looks a bit similar to the list in my previous posts on accessible accordions and using <details> and <summary>.”
accessibility  dates  datepickers  2019 
yesterday
Sign In with Apple: Goodbye Account Management - MacStories
“When apps update to adopt Sign In with Apple, I suspect many users’ initial thoughts will be some variation of what immediately popped into my mind after trying it for the first time: ‘Where has this been all my life?’”
macstories  2019  apple  applesignin 
yesterday
Frances K R 🌌 on Twitter: "But if you didn't have a detailed question, and just needed clarification--like if you didn't know a term--you could raise your hand, palm facing the panel and fingers spread wide as you can. It looks like an asterisk. It mea
(Oh, this is interesting—)
“But if you didn’t have a detailed question, and just needed clarification–like if you didn’t know a term–you could raise your hand, palm facing the panel and fingers spread wide as you can.

“It looks like an asterisk.

“It means ‘I need a footnote.’ 2/4”
questions  conferences  aphotic_ink  twitter  2019 
yesterday
Everything We Know About the Katy Perry Sexual Assault Allegations
“Katy Perry is living anything _but_ a ‘Teenage Dream’ right now. The singer and American Idol judge has been called out for sexual misconduct, after two people came forward with stories about the singer’s unwanted advances.”
katyperry  metoo  cancelled  milkshake  milkshakeduck  2019 
2 days ago
Michael Tsai - Blog - The Fate of the iTunes Store in macOS Catalina
“In early betas of macOS Catalina, the iTunes Store was visible, but in recent betas it did not show up in the sidebar of the Music app if the user was signed into Apple Music. That seems to be the default now: if a user has an Apple Music account, they won’t see the iTunes Store. You can display it, if you wish, in the Music app’s Preferences, on the General pane, but if you’re a streamer, you won’t see it by default.

“You’ll note that in the screenshots on Apple’s macOS Catalina preview pages, the iTunes Store is not visible.”
itunes  itunesstore  catalina  macos  osx  mjtsai  2019 
2 days ago
Apple Card and rejecting arbitration
“Getting an Apple Card? If so, be aware that you can opt out of the arbitration clause.

“To do so:

“1. Launch the Wallet app
“2. Tap your Apple Card
“3. On the Apple Card page, tap the (…) menu (upper right)
“4. Tap the Message button
“5. Type ‘I want to reject arbitration’”
applecard  creditcards  arbitration  2019  loopinsight 
2 days ago
john @ clarity on Twitter: "Disgusting. And tech workers take note: “[DoorDash] didn’t allow some employees who are immigrants ‘to discuss the status of their work visas with immigration lawyers until they signed the un-negotiated offers.’” Comp
“Disgusting. And tech workers take note:

“‘[DoorDash] didn’t allow some employees who are immigrants ‘to discuss the status of their work visas with immigration lawyers until they signed the un-negotiated offers.’’

“Companies that exploit labor will exploit yours too if they can.”
doordash  tipping  companies  boycotts  2019  H4N4W4LT  twitter 
2 days ago
Sam Whyte on Twitter: "People snarkily asking why the homeless have mobile phones; it's because phones are really useful and they cost much less than a house." / Twitter
“People snarkily asking why the homeless have mobile phones; it’s because phones are really useful and they cost much less than a house.”
homeless  homelessness  cellphones  SamWhyte  twitter  2019 
2 days ago
xoxo, ♥.(.Zannah.). on Twitter: "I have my own button maker. I bought it years ago and it's still in great shape. It's a Promaker 1.25" button maker that I bought from @buttonmakers when they still had a shop locally in Seattle. I would still recommend
If you might ever be inclined to make your own buttons, perhaps something like this may be worth a look?

“I have my own button maker. I bought it years ago and it's still in great shape. It's a Promaker 1.25" button maker that I bought from @buttonmakers when they still had a shop locally in Seattle. I would still recommend them; I buy my parts online from them still.”
buttons  zannah  twitter  conferences  recommendations  2019 
3 days ago
Ellen Murray on Twitter: "I'm writing a thing about the emotions and politics of Cat Twitter; how being silly online helps us and about the heartfelt and difficult messages we get. If you run a cat's twitter account, DM me or email ellen@ellenfromnowon.co
“I’m writing a thing about the emotions and politics of Cat Twitter; how being silly online helps us and about the heartfelt and difficult messages we get. If you run a cat’s twitter account, DM me or email ellen@ellenfromnowon.co.uk for a short survey and to chat about stuff.”
cats  twitter  ellenfromnowon  2019 
3 days ago
Moltz on Twitter: "If you get an Apple Card today, remember to reject arbitration! It’s crazy easy. Go to the card in Wallet, tap the ellipsis and then Message. Then just text that you want to reject arbitration and they’ll connect you with the poor s
“If you get an Apple Card today, remember to reject arbitration! It’s crazy easy. Go to the card in Wallet, tap the ellipsis and then Message. Then just text that you want to reject arbitration and they’ll connect you with the poor sap at Goldman Sachs who’s doing all these.”
applecard  creditcards  arbitration  Moltz  twitter  2019 
3 days ago
[RELEASE] Echo Speaks - Projects & Stories / Community Created SmartApps - SmartThings Community
“• Creates virtual Echo Devices for every physical device.
“• Make Alexa announcements based on any ST event.
“• Play music/sounds based on an event (eg, when someone arrives)
“• Trigger weather/traffic reports, jokes, fun facts, sing songs, stories, get calendar events.
“• Create Alarms or Reminders based on any ST event.”

(This seems kinda neat on paper, but on the other hand, it seems to require a Heroku account and such?)
alexa  smartthings  echo  webcore  automation  2019 
3 days ago
Brick Wall/Desk Clock - Copper - 24HR | HORNE
If by chance you might be able to spare $400 for a flip clock, maybe this could be worth a look?
clocks  flipclocks  2019 
3 days ago
America needs more unions - Vox
“I was skeptical of unions. Then I joined one.
“A union isn’t just right for Vox Media, but for everyone.”
unions  vox  2019 
3 days ago
German Lopez on Twitter: "I put up a piece today about why I went from skeptical of unions to very supportive of them. You should read it: https://t.co/04lxTKRJ86. But I wanted to do a thread on the seven big reasons I changed my mind." / Twitter
“I put up a piece today about why I went from skeptical of unions to very supportive of them. You should read it: https://vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/8/19/20727283/unions-good-income-inequality-wealth….

“But I wanted to do a thread on the seven big reasons I changed my mind.

“1) A lot of my shift came from good organizing. Policeman @alex_kirshner took me out for coffee and heard out my concerns, addressing them piece by piece. @DLind, @kthalassa, and
“@dylanmatt talked me through a lot of my concerns as well.

“2) One problem is I took a pretty selfish and naive view toward unions. I wondered how a union could benefit me at a company where I already had a pretty good experience. Well, I quickly realized that my experience could seriously change with one corporate reshuffle or sale.

“3) Even from a selfish perspective, though, unions can help! The research, leveraging data that goes nearly a full century back, is pretty consistent on this: Unions produce a salary premium for the people in them.

“4) Unions are also an antidote for economic inequality. Based on the research, the decline of unions explains about 10 to 30 percent of the recent rise in income inequality. Depending on where and when, unions could be a dominant factor.

“5) Unions also balance out politics, creating a political apparatus that can counter corporate and elite voices that are so powerful in Washington, DC, and state capitols. One study found anti-union ‘right to work’ laws lead to fewer progressive electoral and policy victories.

“6) I worried that, even with these benefits, unions may have big downsides, like causing less employment. Some studies do find a small effect on employment, but others can’t detect an effect at all. That suggests the effect is small — and that has to be weighed with the benefits.

“7) Finally, I worried about a union protecting its worst members. This is something we’ve seen with police unions, which do all sorts of outrageous nonsense after high-profile shootings. But this quote from Marissa Brookes at UC Riverside gets at why I’m not so worried anymore.”
unions  canonical  vox  2019  germanrlopez  twitter 
3 days ago
Tom Freeman on Twitter: "Should you use "e.g." or "i.e."? One approach is to look it up and follow the rule. A better approach is to remember that lots of people are unsure about these initials - so be clear and use words instead. "What's correct?" is les
“Should you use ‘e.g.’ or ‘i.e.’?

“One approach is to look it up and follow the rule. A better approach is to remember that lots of people are unsure about these initials - so be clear and use words instead.

“‘What’s correct?’ is less important than ‘What works?’ #editing”
ie  eg  latin  plainlanguage  canonical  SnoozeInBrief  twitter  2019 
4 days ago
Good Girl Energy on Twitter: "CW: racism, police violence, ACAB As a white person one of the most important pieces of unlearning I've had to do is to let go of the lessons I was taught as a child about cops being protectors &amp; saviors and to stop seein
“CW: racism, police violence, ACAB

“As a white person one of the most important pieces of unlearning I’ve had to do is to let go of the lessons I was taught as a child about cops being protectors & saviors and to stop seeing them as harmless mediators in judicial matters”
cops  acab  2019  Azure_Husky  twitter  police  policeviolence 
4 days ago
Craig Hockenberry on Twitter: "If you view the Twitter website in Safari on Mojave and/or Catalina, you'll probably enjoy this extension app I wrote: https://t.co/hsCr9V3OoL It makes the navigation scroll and hides "Trends" &amp; "Who to follow". Two line
“If you view the Twitter website in Safari on Mojave and/or Catalina, you’ll probably enjoy this extension app I wrote:

https://files.iconfactory.net/software/Fixerrific-1.0+5.zip…

“It makes the navigation scroll and hides ‘Trends’ & ‘Who to follow’. Two lines of code that improve things immensely. Enjoy!”
safari  extensions  chockenberry  twitter  2019 
4 days ago
MJ Lee on Twitter: "Elizabeth Warren just began her remarks at Native American conference with an apology: "Like anyone who’s being honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes. I am sorry for the harm I have caused."" / Twitter
“Elizabeth Warren just began her remarks at Native American conference with an apology:

“‘Like anyone who’s being honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes. I am sorry for the harm I have caused.’

“Warren: ‘I have listened and I have learned – a lot. And I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together. It is a great honor to be able to partner with Indian country and that’s what I’ve tried to do as a senator and that’s what I promise I will do as POTUS’

“So far it’s a warm reception at this Native Aerican conference. First tribal leader to ask Warren a question on stage quipped that he just got to hug the next president of the United States

“Warren is asked about crisis of missing & murdered Native women. Warren points to plan she put out last week, which addressed this plight.

“‘Over & over, I’m struck by women who go missing and it doesn’t make a headline for a week. A month. Women who are murdered.’”
warren  elizabethwarren  politics  nativeamericans  mj_lee  twitter  2019 
4 days ago
Erika Hall on Twitter: "I personally resent physical mail far more than email spam at this point. Why is just anyone allowed to enlist a government agency to physically insert trash into my home?" / Twitter
“I personally resent physical mail far more than email spam at this point.

“Why is just anyone allowed to enlist a government agency to physically insert trash into my home?

“I love getting a little surprise note or card from friends or family. But all commercial mail should be opt-in, like email lists.”
mail  2019  mulegirl  twitter 
5 days ago
Expired Butter? Not Necessarily. Here's How Long Food Lasts | Taste of Home
“Skeptical about an expiration date? Not sure if expired butter is actually, well, expired? We’ve broken down how long most common refrigerated foods can last.”
food  dates  safety  foodsafety  2019  canonical 
5 days ago
Molds On Food: Are They Dangerous? | USDA
“Are Molds Only on the Surface of Food?
“No, you only see part of the mold on the surface of food — gray fur on forgotten bologna, fuzzy green dots on bread, white dust on Cheddar, coin-size velvety circles on fruits, and furry growth on the surface of jellies. When a food shows heavy mold growth, ‘root’ threads have invaded it deeply. In dangerous molds, poisonous substances are often contained in and around these threads. In some cases, toxins may have spread throughout the food.”
food  mold  foodsafety  expirationdates  canonical  dates  2019  usda 
5 days ago
winston the third on Twitter: "I love to have a robust queue of terms available to insult and shame my enemies, such as "chucklefuck". Help me build a good list of terms to make my opponents face the horrid ineptitude or awfulness of their ideas without r
(Winston on some nonableist insults:)
“I love to have a robust queue of terms available to insult and shame my enemies, such as ‘chucklefuck’. Help me build a good list of terms to make my opponents face the horrid ineptitude or awfulness of their ideas without reinforcing ableist ideas. What are your favorites?

“Replies so far include ‘fuckwad’, ‘douche noodle’, ‘knucklefuck’, ‘asshats’, ‘chuckleclown’, ‘fuckweasel’ and this ruthless strategy:
‘“more related to the prompt, I find that the most cutting retort can be just plainly stating the facts of the situation in an unflattering light. like, if they say something rude to you, ‘you’re being rude to me for no reason, as is known to be how you act.’”

‘more related to the prompt, I find that the most cutting retort can be just plainly stating the facts of the situation in an unflattering light. like, if they say something rude to you, ‘you’re being rude to me for no reason, as is known to be how you act.’’

‘yeah the trick is that ‘I feel like you do this’ and ‘it is known that you do this’ are technically equivalent but the latter has much more of an air of ‘your peers held a trial in absentia and you failed’’”
insults  ableism  2019  suchwinston  twitter 
5 days ago
Joseph Silber on Twitter: "`git checkout` has too many responsibilities. It's used for both switching branches, and for restoring individual files to a previous state. So in git 2.23, it's being split into two distinct commands: `git switch` &amp; `git re
“git checkout has too many responsibilities. It’s used for both switching branches, and for restoring individual files to a previous state.

“So in git 2.23, it’s being split into two distinct commands:

“git switch & git restore

“A welcome change.”
git  checkout  joseph_silber  twitter  2019 
5 days ago
Does this Dewalt corded drill have multi-speeds? - Home Improvement Stack Exchange
“If you see the letters VSR in a description for a drill, that means it is variable speed. More to the point VSR stands for:

“• Variable
“• Speed
“• Reversable
“which means the drill/tool can run from 0 RPM to the max RPM for the drill/tool in forward and reverse.”
drills  homeimprovement  diy  stackexchange  2012 
5 days ago
Corded Drills | Bosch Power Tools
The Wirecutter’s pick for best cordless drill—and the upgrade pick for best cordless drill—were both from Bosch. So it stands to reason that Bosch’s corded drill would be pretty good too.
boschtools  2019  drills  wirecutter  recommendations  wishlist 
5 days ago
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options
“Your doctor also will review your current medications. Some medications can loosen the esophageal sphincter. These include:

“• Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen
• Blood pressure or heart medications such as calcium channel blockers and nitroglycerin
• Osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates
• Progestins, such as progesterone
• Medicines that reduce the amount of saliva you produce, such as antihistamines and antidepressants”
gerd  acidreflux  antihistamines  health  progesterone  2019 
6 days ago
possessives - "My wife and I's seafood collaboration dinner" - English Language & Usage Stack Exchange
(This is a pretty definitive answer to how grouped possessives are formed in English—namely “my wife’s and my XYZ” rather than “my wife and I’s XYZ.”)

“Both approaches are linguistically sound, but only one is accepted as a standard; namely, ‘my wife’s and my’. Standard forms are chosen somewhat arbitrarily. This means that they don’t have some sort of objective ‘correctness’; it also means that you can’t argue for the correctness of a non-standard form based on logic. There are many logical ways to convey ideas, and one was chosen to be the standard. If you wish to communicate in a context where adherence to formal/standard rules is beneficial, then you should choose the standard form.”
possessive  english  stackexchange  2011  canonical 
6 days ago
Mededitor on Twitter: "As I work in my home office, carbon dioxide builds up in the room and the mosquitoes come looking for a snack (aka me). Tired of getting bitten, I sprang for this Senca Electric Mosquito Killer. AND IT WORKS - caught a dozen of the
“As I work in my home office, carbon dioxide builds up in the room and the mosquitoes come looking for a snack (aka me). Tired of getting bitten, I sprang for this Senca Electric Mosquito Killer. AND IT WORKS - caught a dozen of the bastards thanks to photocatalytic technology.

“Plugs into the wall or a USB port. A purple light glows inside, at a frequency mosquitoes find irresistible. A silent fan creates enough downforce to suck them into the lower chamber, where they die and desiccate. Since installing it, I haven’t been bitten again. Recommended.”
mosquitos  mozzies  Mededitor  twitter  2019  recommendations 
6 days ago
Hilary Stohs-Krause @ #WSC2019Conf on Twitter: "Salary transparency: What is it? * Names and exact salaries, along with other benefits * Not a summary of salary data * Not salary ranges @nancy_hawa #WSC2019Conf" / Twitter
“Salary transparency: What is it?

“* Names and exact salaries, along with other benefits
“* Not a summary of salary data
“* Not salary ranges

“Salary transparency: Who should push for it?

“* Cis straight white men
“* Use your privilege (ie: easier for white women than WOC)
“* Do it on your way out (minimimze risk)
“* Don’t fight a losing battle (not worth emotional stress)

“Salary transparency: Reasons companies are against

“* ‘Protect employees’ privacy’
“* ‘Salaries aren’t equitable, and we don’t have the money to fix it.’
“* ‘Salaries aren’t equitable, and we just don’t want to fix it.’

“Addressing the issue of employee privacy re: salary transparency

“* It’s the norm in most industries
“* ‘Stigma of talking about money is kind of a rich-person thing; people without money talk about it ALL the time.’
“* Discomfort is sign of inequity

“Tips for encouraging salary transparency: Make your leadership feel like heroes 🙌🏻
“‘You have a chance to change the norms of the entire tech industry!’
“(Conversely, making them feel like villains for not doing it will get you nowhere.)

“Q: Why isn’t publishing salary ranges enough?
“A: Because it masks the exponential and long-term effects that even a $5,000 difference can make over length of career.

“Whoa!
“‘The entire country of Norway has salary transparency … and Norway hasn’t shut down.’”

“‘Technically, you cannot be fired for sharing your salary (with coworkers) … that does not mean that you _won’t_ be fired for it.’
“- @nancy_hawa, referencing @EricaJoy’s efforts to change the culture of pay inequity at Google #WSC2019Conf

“How to make salaries transparent:

“* Actually publish them, with advance notice
“* Outline a clear process for providing feedback and sharing feelings
“* Announce a firm date for when salaries will be adjusted, and backdate raises if process takes longer

“When @nancy_hawa’s company did this, _every woman_ got a raise, and the highest pay bump went to a queer woman of color. #WSC2019Conf”
salary  hilarysk  twitter  2019  threads  transparency  work  jobs 
6 days ago
Calico: Magical Girls Running Cat Cafés~ by Kells — Kickstarter
“Calico is a calm and cozy cat cafe simulator where you pet cats, decorate your cafe, and hang out with witches and magical girls!”
games  kickstarter  videogames  2019  mac  macos  osx  software 
7 days ago
What the #BoycottCVS movement could mean for CVS and ultimately for Walgreens | Thinknum Media
“On Tuesday, two hashtags were trending and building major momemntum on Twitter related to CVS: #BoycottCVS and #CVSDeniesCare. That’s because as of today, CVS is reportedly threatening to deny birth control pills to Pill Club members who use the service to help pay for their prescriptions.”
cvs  pharmacies  walgreens  2019  birthcontrol 
7 days ago
Birth Control Access at Pharmacies - NARAL Pro-Choice America
“These are the only states that guarantee women’s birth-control prescriptions will be filled.”

As of 2019, the states include: California, Washinton (state), Nevada, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Maine.
birthcontrol  pharmacies  2019  states 
7 days ago
YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue | TechCrunch
“YouTube is making a change to its copyright enforcement policies around music used in videos, which may result in an increased number of blocked videos in the shorter term — but overall, a healthier ecosystem in the long term. Going forward, copyright owners will no longer be able to monetize creator videos with very short or unintentional uses of music via YouTube’s ‘Manual Claiming’ tool. Instead, they can choose to prevent the other party from monetizing the video or they can block the content. However, YouTube expects that by removing the option to monetize these sorts of videos themselves, some copyright holders will instead just leave them alone.”
youtube  music  monetization  video  techcrunch  2019 
7 days ago
Understanding Success Criterion 6.1.1: Give a Shit
“Success Criterion 6.1.1 Give a Shit (Level A): For the love of God and all that is Holy, get over yourself, stop dragging your heels and make the shit you create accessible. And seriously: actually frickin’ care about it as well. Don’t make me come over there!”
wcag  accessibility  a11y  2019 
7 days ago
welcome | osu!
(@randileeharper recommended this rhythm game, saying:)
“it is very fun! but it is also VERY difficult to get into. i love it because it’s like music therapy, and requires enough concentration that it works for adhd/anxiety (for me, anyways). most people get frustrated after trying it, but if you stick with it, it gets easier. :)”

(via: https://twitter.com/randileeharper/status/1162360875711250432)
games  opensource  osu  ppy  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  videogames  recommendations  via:randileeharper 
7 days ago
Hells Yeah Kells Yeah on Twitter: "If you like this wholesome tweet you might love this wholesome game I'm making! @CalicoGame is about magical girls running a cat cafe! Check it out. :) https://t.co/Up5g4m9t7C" / Twitter
(This game looks to be low-stress but fun!)

“If you like this wholesome tweet you might love this wholesome game I’m making!

“@CalicoGame
“is about magical girls running a cat cafe! Check it out. :)”
cats  games  videogames  2019  pkkaos  twitter  mac  macos  osx  software 
7 days ago
Hells Yeah Kells Yeah on Twitter: "I've had male friends before ask me what an appropriate compliment is, so here is an actual not even a joke trick: combine "rad", "cool" or "awesome" with an attribute the woman has control over. I have never been offend
(This is actually a pretty apt recap of how to compliment women—or people of any gender:)

“I’ve had male friends before ask me what an appropriate compliment is, so here is an actual not even a joke trick: combine ‘rad’, ‘cool’ or ‘awesome’ with an attribute the woman has control over. I have never been offended by ‘you have rad hair’ or ‘your boots are cool’

“The key is ‘something they have control over.’ They choose their clothing, hair, makeup, tattoos, shoes. Not their lips, eyes, or figure. I super appreciate someone complimenting things I chose to represent me.”
compliments  pkkaos  twitter  2019  canonical 
7 days ago
Col-o-ring Ink Testing Book | The Well-Appointed Desk Shop
Oh, this looks like something worth getting!

“With the combined efforts of The Well-Appointed Desk and Skylab Letterpress, we put our heads together to create THE PERFECT INK TESTING BOOK, The Col-o-ring.”
ink  2019  wishlist 
7 days ago
CLC Monthly Meeting | Dallas AFL-CIO Council
(For the Central Labor Council meetings in Dallas:)
“Repeats every month on February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the third Thursda”
dallas  labor  aflcio  2019  meetings  unions 
7 days ago
Homebridge
(I ~think~ this might be the home-automation jobbie that Casey Liss uses?)
“Homebridge is a lightweight NodeJS server that emulates the iOS HomeKit API.”
caseyliss  automation  homeautomation  homekit  2019 
7 days ago
Emoji Genius – List of Emoji Names | Genius
This is an okay-ish list of emojis and their text alternatives.
2019  accessibility  emoji 
8 days ago
Is there any law against putting those electric outlets with built in USB ports in bathrooms? : HomeImprovement
(It looks like nuisance tripping isn’t so much a thing for GFCI breakers anymore, so that’s a plus.)
“Nuisance tripping is not really a big problem anymore. GFCIs have improved and also far fewer appliances will cause a trip.”
reddit  2018  homeimprovement  gfci  usb 
8 days ago
Why You Should Use Silicone Straws | FN Dish - Behind-the-Scenes, Food Trends, and Best Recipes : Food Network | Food Network
“Enter silicone straws to save the day. Reusable and long-lasting, these little guys are the answer. They’re dishwasher safe and come with little straw squeegees for easy cleaning. The silicone also stays at room temperature, so go ahead and use a straw for hot tea if you want! They’re flexible and bendy, so you can squish them into your bag or shove them into a kitchen drawer. You can even cut them down to fit nicely in wine glasses to avoid red-wine-stained teeth. And did we mention how fun and bright they are? There’s a color for every occasion”
straws  plastic  silicone  2019  foodnetwork 
8 days ago
needlessly obscenity-laced on Twitter: "i'm about to do a thread about tech stuff and im drinking coffee while trying to figure out how to say the things i wanna say without dunking too hard on a piece of software way too many of y'all love (and by extens
(Also: Here’s the Convopage page for this thread:
https://convopage.com/c/1162013568247586821 )

“@randileeharper on Home Assistant / Hass:

“I’m about to do a thread about tech stuff and im drinking coffee while trying to figure out how to say the things i wanna say without dunking too hard on a piece of software way too many of y’all love (and by extension, dunking on y’all).

“The thread isn’t even about 90s Linux culture. But it’s the best comparison I have. And it was b a d

“Ok. Here goes.

“IoT is fun and all, but for the home consumer, it’s really, really, really really really really really bad if you try to do anything beyond hue + alexa. and i don’t see a way out of this hellhole in the near future.

“I used to love fucking around with things. I wanted to customize shit. I wanted to know the nuts and bolts of how things worked. this is why unix was great. this is why linux was fun back in the 90s. but it wasn’t consumer ready.

“Now I’m old as fuck and I just want shit to work because I don’t want to spend my time working on dumb shit that’s already solved but iot is intriguing enough to me that my reservations about going beyond using a pretty frontend UI/good user experience were put aside.

“But it was still a journey where I tried to take the path of least resistance - and that decision was made after first attempting to run home assistant on an rpi 3b. Because fuck Home Assistant. Seriously. Fuck that piece of software, fuck the people that made it, fuck it all.

“First off, people refer to Home Assistant as Hass. But http://hass.io isn’t actually home assistant. It’s like this distribution of Home Assistant. And the instructions aren’t interchangable. But different sites that rank high in Google interchangably link between the two.

“And this wasn’t really clear to me when I first tried home assistant. Plus I wanted to install it on my rpi without actually hooking up a monitor because I’m fucking lazy and I’d rather hand edit config files to make shit work, but guess what? Linux is still a piece of shit.

“And even modifying the files like instructions said to do didn’t allow me to be lazy. Because systemd is a thing. Because networkmanager is a thing. What the fuck is network manager? I don’t even know. I don’t care. Don’t tell me what it is. I really don’t care. It’s garbage.

“So someone told me about Hubitat, and I really liked Hubitat! It’s so much better than SmartThings. The development community for it seemed kind of rad, but the documentation for writing apps was lacking, to say the least.

“As far as user experiences go, Hubitat was the best I’d seen. But it still isn’t end-user friendly. And the more Zwave devices I added, the more apps I added, the more it slowed down until eventually I’d have to reboot it every few days.

“I think one of the apps or custom device drivers was slowing it down, but there’s no access to the backend, so I simply couldn’t tell. So, okay. Let’s give Home Assistant a try again. I got an rpi 4. At this point my rpi3 was being used as NAT/DNS.

“And I hooked it up to a monitor and wasn’t lazy and somehow managed to get it installed just by using pip, so that was nice. There’s a lot of documentation, but I don’t really like the way it’s put together. It’s VERY not-user-friendly.

“The best way to learn how to do things on Home Assistant is to look at other people’s configurations. and the more i dove into the Home Assistant forums and documentation, the more I was reminded of 90’s Linux.

“Which is to say - this is a community built for neckbeard white dudes with too much fukkin time on their hands by neckbeard white dudes with too much fukkin time on their hands. At least I didn’t see anyone using WAF, so that’s +1 for Home Assistant over Hubitat.

“People do a lot with Home Assistant. Not really what I think it was intended to do in the first place? And just because you can doesn’t necessarily mean you should… But they did some really cool things. I see the appeal.

“But unlike 90s Linux, no one is targeting ‘Home Assistant in every home!’ so they are focusing way too much on the cool things and not enough on the ease of use and that is what I mean by neckbeard white dudes with too much fukkin time on their hands.

“If you want a market to grow, you make it accessible. with accessibility comes users. with users comes more vendors making more cool shit. This is what advances the market. This is what gives you more cool toys to play with.

“I’ve been running Home Assistant for a few weeks. It took quite a while to get my Zwave shit all moved over. I haven’t even started on my Zigbee stuff yet. but then I started playing with Hass in an AWS instance.

“And it’s nice! It does add some accessibility. It makes a lot of things easier. It adds a lot of cool shit that is dumb as fuck but also really nice?

“Like a visual studio code-like editor in the browser. Did I mention you have to SSH in and hand-edit config files to do like… anything? And then you have to restart the entire godamn thing. yeah, some parts you can restart in the browser, but what the fuck is ‘core’?

“It gives you easy access to add a lot of apps that people have written.

“But Home Assistant eats CPU like what the fuck dude why what are you even doing calm down

“Anyone that says they run Home Assistant on some weakass device is lying or not doing much with it.

“I’m not even running any of the cool extensions but i’ve got enough Zwave traffic that my rpi 4 is usually at 2 load when it’s just doing normal shit. Nodered eats a little cpu, but Home Assistant is greedy.

“I’ve got it working, which was hours. HOURS. HOURRRRRS. DAYS. of my life.

“I do not give up my time to any one piece of technology easily. And my config still only has a few automations.

“So now I’m having this tech existential crisis. Because i have things working, more or less. but Hass looks cool and I kind of want the visual studio code editor in the browser and I could do it without Hass (it’s a user extension) but it wouldn’t be as easy and Hass looks rad

“But why? What’s the point? What’s the point of any of it? I have it working. I don’t need this. It’s probably just going to bog down my rpi 4 more, and what’s next, do I go and get a fucking 1u server for my apartment? I AM NOT LIVING THAT LIFE ANYMORE.

“I’m probably still going to end up getting another SD card so I can try to pop Hass onto this rpi 4 and have the option of reverting to my former config if it fucks up, and honestly I hate myself for being like this.

“It’s installing slackware from floppies all over again.”
hass  homeassistant  homeautomation  automation  randileeharper  twitter  2019 
8 days ago
RYAN RULZ OK on Twitter: "Seriously, this thread is wild. Start at the top: every observation that working for Amazon MIGHT not be super great is answered by a different Amazon Ambassador account, all speaking in the same corporate voice, all saying how m
“Seriously, this thread is wild. Start at the top: every observation that working for Amazon MIGHT not be super great is answered by a different Amazon Ambassador account, all speaking in the same corporate voice, all saying how much they love Amazon. Definitely cool and normal”
amazon  ryanqnorth  twitter  2019  boycotts 
8 days ago
Hypo Pet
“The published work, led by HypoPet’s Zurich-based research team (in collaboration with researchers from the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre Riga, Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich and the Functional Genomics Centre Zürich, University of Zürich), showed that HypoPet’s virus-like particle vaccine targeting the major feline allergen (i.e. Fel d 1) to which humans are allergic, successfully induced Fel d 1 binding antibodies in cats and that these antibodies neutralized the allergen. Furthermore, the HypoCat™ vaccine was reported to be well tolerated without any overt toxicity. The data described in the paper were generated from 4 separate studies involving a total of 54 cats.”
cats  allergies  2019 
8 days ago
Oral allergy syndrome - Wikipedia
“Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is a type of food allergy classified by a cluster of allergic reactions in the mouth and throat in response to eating certain (usually fresh) fruits, nuts, and vegetables that typically develops in adults with hay fever.”

“OAS is not a separate food allergy, but rather represents cross-reactivity between distant remnants of tree or weed pollen still found in certain fruits and vegetables. Therefore, OAS is only seen in people with seasonal pollen allergies, and mostly people who are allergic to tree pollen. It is usually limited to ingestion of uncooked fruits or vegetables.”

(via: http://ask.metafilter.com/162984/Why-am-I-developing-all-kinds-of-food-intolerances)
allergies  wikipedia  2019  food 
9 days ago
Why do I get so congested after I eat? - allergy foodallergy congestion | Ask MetaFilter
“Acid reflux symptoms can be very varied and confusing, and the triggers can be varied. Both my husband and I suffer from reflux of some severity, but our symptoms are entirely different. For me, it is a hot, burning pain in my sternum, almost like what I imagine a heart attack feels like. For him, it becomes difficult to swallow - no pain, but a very tight feeling in his throat.

“I would try over the counter preventatives like prilosec or something. If those work, you can talk to a doctor about a daily prescription (my husband takes aciphex) if this is something that happens every day, or you can keep taking the OTC preventatives before meals.”

(And also:)

“My vote is for reflux.

“There's an easy way to test it. Go buy a two-week supply of Prilosec (generic is fine) at the drugstore and take it every day, whether you think you need it or not (it has a cumulative effect). If your symptoms lessen, it's reflux. If not, it's not. This is basically the first step your doctor will take anyway, and Prilosec isn't going to hurt you or make you sick if you don't need it.

“I have GERD and I almost never had heartburn. In fact, it got diagnosed because the acid was breaking down my teeth. (This is a very expensive incentive to get this investigated, by the way.) I also felt a tightness of chest and a sensation that my throat was swelling closed.”
food  allergies  askmetafilter  ask.metafilter  2013 
9 days ago
Where can I find truly hypoallergenic bandages? - contactdermatitis allergy resolved | Ask MetaFilter
“The only thing that does not give me dermatitis is the CVS brand hydrocolloidal bandages (and I've only used the large ones). Like, I'm having to use them on a deep cyst that is draining and so am wearing them for days and days. No rash.

“I bought Walgreens' brand once and had a rash in a couple of hours.”

(And also:)

“Have you tried Cavilon? It's a thin, very quick-drying clear liquid that's available as either a spray or wipes. It forms a barrier between your skin and the adhesive of whatever bandage you're using. I was skeptical, but I've been using it daily for many months with no trace of sensitivity or irritation. Works great.”
bandaids  2014  adhesive  allergies  askmetafilter  ask.metafilter 
9 days ago
Allergic contact dermatitis from medical adhesive bandages in patients who report having a reaction to medical bandages. - PubMed - NCBI
“We were able to identify an allergen in four patients that was related to their presumed adhesive allergy (Mastisol, neomycin/bacitracin [two different patients], and cortisone-10 cream, respectively). However, there were no positive allergic reactions to the tapes or bandages or any relevant allergic reactions to our customized adhesive tray. Eight (73%) of the 11 patients who had the bandage or tape left on for 7 days had an irritant reaction.”
allergies  bandaids  adhesive  2019 
9 days ago
3 Alternatives If You're Allergic To Band-Aids – Cottonique - Allergy-free Apparel
“People who are allergic to band-aids or bandages with adhesive are either allergic to latex or the adhesive itself or both. There are some people who, when they use a band-aid, notice that after they peel off the band-aid rashes appear under the spot where the adhesive touched their skin. This means that they’re allergic to the adhesive. In order to avoid this they can apply a skin preparation barrier film underneath where the band-aid’s adhesive will touch the skin so that it will protect the skin from the adhesive.”
allergies  adhesive  2019  bandaids 
9 days ago
💖Taudry Hepburn💖 on Twitter: "Have you ever uploaded an image to a forum or something and it comes out rotated? Once browsers sync up with this change, that'll stop! https://t.co/RjPyn3Q6aT" / Twitter
(The quoted tweet says—)
“Whohoo, the @csswg have changed ‘image-orientation’ initial value to ‘from-image’ so that images on the web should honor EXIF orientation by default!”

(And then the outer tweet says—)
“Have you ever uploaded an image to a forum or something and it comes out rotated? Once browsers sync up with this change, that’ll stop!”
css  images  rotation  tabatkins  twitter  2019  exif  photography 
9 days ago
CROKAGE: A New Way to Search Stack Overflow - Stack Overflow Blog
“Relevant code samples or clear, written explanations? A new search engine for Stack Overflow means you don’t have to choose between them any more.”

(via: https://twitter.com/StackOverflow/status/1161643316385112064)

tl;dr: The new search engine is here:
http://www.isel.ufu.br:9000
stackoverflow  search  coding  2019 
9 days ago
Designer gives Pride flag an inclusive makeover
“A designer has ‘re-booted’ the Pride flag to make it more inclusive, by adding a five-coloured chevron to represent queer people of colour as well as the transgender community.”
pride  rainbow  flags  pinknews  2018 
9 days ago
Preserving Laptop Stickers on MacBooks - Graham Stevens – Grh.am
Oh, this looks neat!

“As it turns out, there is another market which has a very similar set of requirements - vehicle wrapping. They use high-quality vinyl ‘wraps’ (vinyl), allowing folks to alter the colour of their vehicle without an expensive respraying of the bodywork. The same technique is often used to provide entire printed coverage of some company vehicles etc.”
laptops  stickers  2019 
9 days ago
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