If you’re using Apple’s VoiceOver, both your phone and your computer will broadcast your assumed disability to the entire internet, unless and until you specifically tell it to stop.
I also discussed this accessibility events feature with my friend who is a screen reader user herself. She said it feels like it’s a first step towards a well-meant digital apartheid.
I just binge-listened to the six episodes of the first season of this podcast from Stephen Fry—it’s excellent!
It covers the history of communication from the emergence of language to the modern day. At first I was worried that it was going to rehash some of the more questionable ideas in the risible Sapiens, but it turned out to be far more like James Gleick’s The Information or Tom Standage’s The Victorian Internet (two of my favourite books on the history of technology).
There’s no annoying sponsorship interruptions and the whole series feels more like an audiobook than a podcast—an audiobook researched, written and read by Stephen Fry!
HTTPS session identifiers can be disabled in Mozilla products manually by setting ‘security.ssl.disablesessionidentifiers’ in about:config.
bastianallgeier/letter: Letter is a simple, highly customizable tool to create letters in your browser.
A nice little use of print (and screen) styles from Bastian—compose letters in a web browser.
Instead of messing around in Word, Pages or even Indesign, you can write your letters in the browser, export them as HTML or PDF (via Apple Preview).
A wonderfully thoughtful piece from Robin, ranging from the printing technologies of the 15th century right up to the latest web technologies. It’s got all my favourite things in there: typography, digital preservation, and service workers. Marvellous!
This is a rather lovely idea—a disc with eight rings, each marked with the position of a planet, the arrangement of which corresponds to a specific date.
This was a fun way to spend the day—getting my hands dirty with ink and type.
Michael Weinberg’s follow-up whitepaper to “It will be awesome if they don’t screw it up.”
I know have a visualisation of my public data in the form of 3D-printed snowflake, thanks to Medaler.
Dan makes a very good point about Little Printer: it’s not the “printer” part that matters; it’s the “little”.
3D printing an exoskeleton for a child with arthrogryposis — technology can be so fricking awesome!
You think that Digital Rights Management is bad? What about Physible Rights Management?
Anil shares his thoughts on where there’s room for improvement in 3D printing, or as he calls it, teleporting.
Brendan is posting pictures of everything he fabs. Fab!
A great idea from Jessica Hische: find a good printer in your area. It’s beautifully designed and executed, with a lovely dollop of responsiveness.
A peek behind the scenes of the printing of the Korean version of HTML5 For Web Designers.
If you’d like to place your cup of tea on one of these lovely Fontdeck coasters, make sure you get a ticket for the Ampersand conference.
This may be one of the best pecha kuch— I mean, Ignite presentations I’ve ever seen.