dark humor about devs
government officials puzzled over plane hijacker's demand: "our policy is to offer insured cash to hijackers and pay for hostages, but this one demands for quote 'fucking dropdown boxes that work on keyboards' endquote." so far the hijacker has wounded 5 in a fit of rage, 2 in response to a suggestion to use bootstrap and 3 in response to suggested CSS frameworks
at least with fascists i know what i'm getting, but anybody on mastodon is really a wildcard on whether they're going to freak when it comes to issues we're not allowed to talk about because apparently talking about human rights on the internet is a mexican standoff that ends with banned accounts. maybe we'll all be up for this discussion in 2030, when the overton window has shifted and we can make excuses at to why the harm done now and in the past is something we don't need to apologize for
i'm often on/off social media, making emotional meltdowns online and hitting depression. it's almost never because someone's fucked with me, it's because nobody else is objecting to this fuckery or taking any kind of stance of 'hey don't do this fuckery' y'all genuinely scare me, i've had dogs with issues act more predictable
i'm sick and tired of the cycle of social change drawn out over centuries and always focusing on specific issues that are popular or affect people, and all the excuses given for why we should ease up on people being asses. 'not everyone knew', 'everybody was racist back then', 'it wasn't acceptable to speak up', 'we can't normalize it', etc.
the explanation for all this is obviously that caring about disabled people isn't a social norm yet so we just don't do it i guess. so it has to go through the long process of becoming a political take then normalized through political discourse until we all take sides on it and it becomes some kind of social norm based on whatever side you're on in whatever moustache theory shit
it's extremely transparent which kind of people develop open source software based on all this. you definitely have eyes, you use a mouse, you have good sight, and can't conceive of losing that. so you're someone who doesn't actually talk to or hang around disabled people, or worse some arrogant trashface.
so why do i give devs a hard time over this? because these are open source projects, i can see the open and closed bugs. i don't see any of you developers there ever. it's always blind users reporting bugs or me. where are you? why is there no pressure AT ALL or even support of the idea of having your platforms fixed? why is there no crowdfunding for this or bounties?
the people that platforms cater to are surprisngly absent when it comes to accessibility issues.
the actual people here who COULD make change are developers who decide if platforms gain stream or not. open source developers favor open source platforms, and these aren't accessible. not a single github-like project management platform (source code, issues, forks) is properly accessible. so evidently there's some conscious picking a tradeoff here or just plain ignorance
open source isn't a democracy, there's leaders, and these leaders ultimately decide if accessibility is an issue at all. free software does NOT equal free society: there's still clear power structures that enforce the biases of those with power and control the means of production. its ironic but in this case proprietary software that actually gets used in governments end up more accessible, like github
my response to this fake letter i made is that right now there's literally no repercussions for making tools that aren't accessible. there's no incentive at all to solve this problem. you would think open source would make this easy- people could contribute and fix the bugs. but unless everybody's on board, this doesn't work if it requires making hard decisions, like replacing fundamentally broken components: https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issues/7057
i recently had a message sent in by a long time leader *opens envelope* "Hi Jookia, I appreciate your passion on accessibility issues but I'm concerned with your tendency to suggest proprietary platforms, or to judge developers and open source projects based on their use of inaccessible platforms for their projects when they may not even be aware of the issues. They didn't consciously choose to exclude disabled people after all." *folds up letter and deposits it in a paper shredder*
web headaches ... webaches?
yes from now on my website is a 403. good riddance
dark bad mental health
all the people in power just don't really care and it's just a waste of time to talk for no reason
dark bad mental health
im talking about things that people either aren't aware of and don't care, or care and are already aware of. its either falling on deaf ears or preaching to the choir
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