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I finally decided to move here, so I figure it might be worth a new intro since I have more room here. Hi, I'm Piotr. I'm a bit of a geek, so most of what I'll be posting will be tech related, very often with an emphasis on blind accessibility since I can't see myself. I'm also a huge gamer, so game accessibility is of particular interest. I often stream games with @talon as @pg13lp. I also love anything audio production related, especially sound design. I've done audio for a bunch of games, IE most of @talon's, but I also created a lot of notification and UI sounds under CC attribution with a few friends on currentlyuntitled.design. If you need custom audio for an app or game feel free to hit me up! Other than that I really love anything SCI-Fi, LitRPG, retro tech, and more things I didn't think of when writing this lol.

CSS Style For Identifying Undescribed Media 

Recently, several users expressed a desire for a way to quickly check if the images in the toot they were about to boost were described. It would be nice if Mastodon itself offered warnings for that, as well as for forgetting to describe media in your own posts, but until then, this is actually one problem admins can fix on our own!
All you need to do is go into the site settings and add a bit of CSS code that will display a red border around any undescribed media. There are two examples available, depending on how subtle or noticeable you want the border to be; experiment and see what you like!
gist.github.com/FiXato/3de505b
Thanks to @IngaLovinde for thinking of the starting code and @FiXato for improving on it! They did all the work here; I am just sharing this along.
Open this post in a new tab and look at the image to see how this can look like. The example image is my avatar, described in another pinned post.

let's play Cycle Path, a game in which you're on a bike and need to avoid other cars, collect cash and jump ramps, all without seeing the screen! Game by @talon with sound design by yours truly. piotrs.site/audio/audiomo21/19

'The Father Of The Web Is Selling The Source Code As An NFT' is the perfect sentence, sums up the last 30 years of tech crap

In today’s here’s a recording of a local train arriving to and departing a station, with a rather loud door opening signal. Also listen out for the quiet squeaks and hissing as the driver presses and releases the brake. piotrs.site/audio/audiomo21/16

Today in , here's another cool plugin. This time it's Ice Drive which simulates a car engine and lets you drive it with midi or a gamepad. I loaded a burp as the cylinder sound, which made for a rather convincing scooter! piotrs.site/audio/audiomo21/15

With Windows 11 around the corner and reportedly some build being leaked, I wonder if we're going to see any Narrator changes. It feels like it received basically no updates for the last 2 years when before every insider build had something. Really hoping they saved those for 11 and not that they just gave up.

I had no idea what to do for today's so I just looked through my projects to see if anything jumped out and... Here's a scary hawk thing I made for a friend's horror project. Very loud! piotrs.site/audio/audiomo21/14

full offense: moving back to in person things should not cause virtual attendance options to disappear

For today’s , here’s a soundscape I generated with many instances of the “Turbine” plugin by boom library which simulates jet engines, which had their position and thrust randomized making this beautiful wall of noise. piotrs.site/audio/audiomo21/13

I just made https://there-is-so-much-pain.glitch.me/
This is what ReCaptcha is like for many many many users. Please don't use ReCaptcha.

Today in , we were doing some vacuuming. This reminded me of the time my family did something to a vacuum, I don’t remember what, that made it sound like an air raid siren. Couldn’t have been anything good. piotrs.site/audio/audiomo21/12

For today’s , my evening yesterday was interrupted by this rather broken sounding lawnmower. THis went on for 2 hours. piotrs.site/audio/audiomo21/11

By the way, the reason the last 2 didn't have in-line attachments is Mastodon doesn't seem to like these larger files. Not sure what the exact cutoff point is but 14MB was too much it seems.

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Since Euro 2020 is kicking off today and I live relatively close to a stadium, close enough to hear things from it, for today’s here’s a recording from back when crowds were present. Looking forward to hearing these sounds again! piotrs.site/audio/audiomo21/10

enjoying the confluence of badly written code and privacy initiatives that has resulted in the server log analysis software I’m peeking at hits via reporting 14.34% of visitors are using Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, from 2001

For today’s , I was really excited when a huge thunder clap shook the house, only for the rain to pass after less than a minute. So instead here’s the last thunder I got to record looking out a closed window with binaural microphones. piotrs.site/audio/audiomo21/09

Pro tip: If your API requests take a long time just add a loading indicator with text that says "Making secure connection".

I learned that from every fintech app.

less than an hour before the day ends here. It’s Appropriate then that it was around this time when our cuckoo clock woke me up with these loud noises then ground to a halt a minute later. Amazingly it still kinda works after this. piotrs.site/audio/audiomo21/08

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A fun, happy little Mastodon/Hometown instance. Join us by the fire and have awesome discussions about things, stuff and everything in between! Admins: @Talon and @Mayana.

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