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Bookmarked aaronparecki.com/2020/05/16/24.

Thought about this for way too long. The simple answer is: they don’t. (Luckily! Driving would be awfully confusing.)

> I will never understand why mirrors flip the image horizontally but not vertically.

(janboddez.tech/notes/ec05a6ef5)

I’ve said it before, but I have totally replaced my RSS reader with this. I’m pretty much using it like one, too, and not as a “social” app, per se. Would still love to add an “individual entry” view (but I’m afraid there’s little room for it in the spec). It should, however, be possible if I just integrate the aggregator and reader (i.e., have the latter fetch from the database directly, rather than over a JSON API)—while leaving the API in place, obviously.

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Tech stuff I never learned anything about:

- Docker, Kubernetes
- C, C++ (never written a line of either)
- Hardware (I can't even build my own PC)

If I ever tried to learn these things, I would probably start from scratch, like literally "the idiot's guide to <X>" 😛

One day, I _really_ am going to do this post on how, and why, to _really_ get started on the IndieWeb.

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"Welcome to My Garden is a platform allowing citizens to put their garden freely at disposal as a rudimentary #campsite to travelers. It's a not-for-profit initiative set up by a group of citizens."
" you can only reach the campground by foot, bicycle or public transport. Getting there with your private car is forbidden"
"This is not Dour Festival"
welcometomygarden.be
#camping #biking #belgium #cartography

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Correct way to mark up decorative images:
<img alt="">

Technically valid way to mark up decorative images, but violates First Rule of ARIA, introduces more surface for errors:
<img aria-role="presentation">
<img aria-role="none">
<img aria-hidden="true">

(I could probably have used JavaScript to force a certain aspect ratio, and only then set `border-radius: 50%;`, but ...)

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Oh, and I got resizing to work, too, provided Imagick’s installed. Circles for avatars it is! (If no image dimensions are passed along, the original will just be passed through without ever being saved. If dimensions are present, the image’ll be resized and cropped accordingly, and stored indefinitely. [I’m planning a console command/cron job to purge images, say, weekly.]) Still, the entire app now runs on my shared hosting account; no 3rd-party services—other than a Microsub server!—needed.

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Also, there's a pretty nasty bug—resulting in a server error—when you first sign in.

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It's such a pain to paste into form fields on Firefox Preview. Like, why do I have to long-press so _long_ before the context menu appears?

(Granted, I hardly ever _use_ it, but you get the point.)

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Why do y’all need an official Pixelfed app? Does Tusky not work? (I mean, I’m using Pixelfed’s “Mastodon API” to auto-post from WordPress, and that works great.)

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Fellow #WordPress nerds: I'm starting to work on a project that involves highlighting weird and fun WP plugins.

If you have a favorite that you'd like to share, take a few seconds and let me know about it!

airtable.com/shrknTe1fosA3M5B6

You’re disappointing me, Wall St. (No surprise there. That said, I’m not exactly in a hurry.)

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Then again, I’m not even a real “developer.” Just a hobbyist. (Kinda qualify as a full-stack engineer, though. “Mechanical Engineering,” my diploma reads—“Electromechanical,” even. Plus this whole web thing.)

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I like code. And Git, even though I kind of suck at it. Makes it _so_ easy to track changes (and no need to sync databases all the time, another thing WordPress doesn’t do too well).

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That said, _many_, if not all, WordPress “developers” I’ve encountered wouldn’t think of setting up a CPT, let alone without the use of a plugin GUI, and would just be “pages for everything.” Build everything by hand, using Visual Bakery or whatever it’s called (and, later, Elementor). A pain to maintain (and modify), obviously.

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