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For those that are new, Hi! I'm Talon! I mainly talk about , and - I mean to talk about more but for some reason that never happens.
Webdev during the day, audio game dev and music producer at night. Oh I also make sure dragonscave.space sorta kinda mostly runs.
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Ah yes, those first few days back at work after weeks of vacation. Many fun!

For those that are new, Hi! I'm Talon! I mainly talk about , and - I mean to talk about more but for some reason that never happens.
Webdev during the day, audio game dev and music producer at night. Oh I also make sure dragonscave.space sorta kinda mostly runs.
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However our local timeline needs some love. So hi. How is fedi doing? Y'all alright today?

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I'd like to take this time to thank @Mayana for all the work she does for the instance. I think it's almost fair to say that she owns the place now 😄

oh btw I wasn't going for realism. It just kinda... happened. And I thought it sounded cool.

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If anyone craves an anonymous text board (https://kiramoji.ga), or text chat in rooms (https://ding.ga), or perhaps the same in audio (https://himawari.app), I and @talon got you covered. All #anonymous and #opensource. Works with #screenreader software as well. GO forth and create!

I'm off of work until January 17th. Omg yay!

It's the same with Linux phones. I'd love to have one, I'd love to use an open system, but the accessibility options that I'd need aren't there and somehow I don't think they will be anytime soon, especially with touch support... :( please someone correct me, I'd love to be wrong about this

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So with all those degoogled Android phones, do we know if all the accessibility stuff also still works? Don't things like Talkback require you to have Google Play services?

Awww. In some ways I'd have loved to see some more chaos as Google remains down... but it appears to be fixed.

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Someone at Google tripped over the wire again and now half the internet no work.

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Please, if you have a bot, make it post in unlisted rather than in public. There is so many bots posting in public now that the federated timeline is becoming unusable.
I don’t usually ask that, but can you boost this to spread awareness?

I love posting work in progress tracks on fedi. So here you go. Have another one! <3

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"We'll send you a link to verify you're human". What? No seriously, what?

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So hCaptcha's "accessibility" mode means "Give us your email!". What the hell? No! :(

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Reminder: When you do an accessibility toot, make sure to turn off notifications for boosts and favorites for a while.
It's amazing to know my posts are being shared, and please keep doing it, but boy are there a lot of notifications!
Especially when a meanie named @talon decides to boost and favorite everything he can in a row ... can you please boost a few of his posts too, as "punishment"? :P

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Oh, right! Almost forgot.
If you have any questions, ask them, and I'll do my best.
If you are curious how a particular emoji or symbol is read, send it, and I'll tel you. I can check with eSpeak, which is the default TTS engine for NVDA, as well as Microsoft's voices and a few others.
And also: Thank you. Both for reading this far, and if it makes you change anything. 💙
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3. "Unusual" Symbols
Unusual is in quotation marks because, with us coming from all around the world, of course not everyone will use the same letters, and they are all equally valid. Hell, Slovenian has 3: č, š and ž.
There are also fancier characters, for when someone wants to look cooler by bending Unicode to their will.
Just keep in mind that screen readers are not well-equipped to deal with those sorts of characters. It also depends on the TTS engine and language; for example, English eSpeak reads all Chinese letters as "Chinese letter", which is not ideal.
More examples:
ὴ =Letter 1 F 7 4
ž =z hatchek, though many other TTS voices read it as just z, or not at all.
𝚊 =Letter 1 6 8 A
And so on.
So, while it is not a must, if you could use less of such characters in your nickname when possible, and CW posts consisting only of those, that would be great, too!
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