~seirdy

California, US

https://seirdy.one

My handle is “Seirdy” on most of the platforms I use.

Website, contact: https://seirdy.one

Gemini: gemini://seirdy.one

My preferred forge for personal projects is Sourcehut, but my repositories have remotes for GitHub and GitLab too.

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[builds] multiple Alpine boot failures 2 months ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

Seems like there's a Docker/OCI related issue with builds.sr.ht on my 
end, since three consecutive Alpine jobs failed to boot with OCI-related 
error messages:

https://builds.sr.ht/~seirdy/job/842846
https://builds.sr.ht/~seirdy/job/842936
https://builds.sr.ht/~seirdy/job/842954

Curious if this is impacting anyone else too.


-- 
Seirdy (https://seirdy.one)

Re: "Try your search on..." links to other engines 4 months ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/searchhut-discuss

On Mon, Jul 11, 2022 at 07:14:35PM +0200, Drew DeVault wrote:
>On Mon Jul 11, 2022 at 6:30 PM CEST, Rohan Kumar wrote:
>> Semi-agreed; I do think that providing multiple links rather than a
>> single random one would be preferable, as it's a more established
>> convention and will increase the probability of users discovering a new
>> engine they like. I'll reach out to Daoud about progressive enhancement
>> for mwmbl; I do think it's worth keeping an eye on. I especially like
>> its distributed crawling of centrally-collected pages.
>
>How about:
>
><div class="alert">
>	Didn't find what you were looking for? Try one of these search engines:
>

Re: "Try your search on..." links to other engines 4 months ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/searchhut-discuss

On Mon, Jul 11, 2022 at 11:50:52AM +0200, Drew DeVault wrote:
>I'm open to this. I think we should pick one at random and stick a link
>to it at the end of the search results (<div class="alert">didn't find
>what you were looking for? Try this search on <whatever>). Only FOSS
>providers and let's also avoid recommending mwmbl until they have a
>javascript-optional frontend.

Semi-agreed; I do think that providing multiple links rather than a 
single random one would be preferable, as it's a more established 
convention and will increase the probability of users discovering a new 
engine they like. I'll reach out to Daoud about progressive enhancement 
for mwmbl; I do think it's worth keeping an eye on. I especially like 
its distributed crawling of centrally-collected pages.

"Try your search on..." links to other engines 4 months ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/searchhut-discuss

A rising tide lifts all boats; many alternative search engines have 
started appending links to other search engines at the bottom of their 
SERPs, to allow users to try their searches elsewhere if they're 
unhappy. This could be a good opportunity to promote other 
non-mainstream engines with their own indexes. Mojeek and Brave are two 
such examples of engines with these links.

Marginalia, Teclis, Searchcode, Mwmbl, and Alexandria would be good 
options; all of those except Teclis are FOSS, and all except Mwmbl run 
without JS.

-- 
Seirdy

[PATCH] Semantic/a11y markup improvements 4 months ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/searchhut-devel

- Make search results an <ol> with an ARIA label. If more elements are
  erver present on the SERP (e.g. settings), the <ol> should be placed
  inside a <section> and its label should move to that section too.
- Remove list-style and padding from the <ol> in the stylesheet
- Add the "search" ARIA role to the search form.
- Make search result titles headings. This is established convention
  that assistive-technology users are already familiar with from other
  engines.
- Add an indicator for "N search results found". This is where the list
  label comes from.
- Exclude the brand name from machine translation.
---
 static/main.css       |  5 +++++
 templates/form.html   |  5 +++--
[message trimmed]

Re: Accessible documentation 5 months ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~devinprater/fossability

On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 12:15:58PM +0500, Anna “CyberTailor” wrote:
>I've read in guidelines for applications:
>
>> Provide an HTML version of all documentation. They are easier to
>> navigate and better convertible.
>
>What are you thoughts on documentation converted to HTML from another
>format?
>
>For example, there are lots of man-to-html converters. Which of them
>(mandoc? man2html?) produce the most accessible HTML?

Ooh, this is a good question. I'm not intimately familiar with the 
different man-to-html converters; I'll have to take a closer look and

Re: [PATCH] Fix word count in post meta 5 months ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~seirdy/seirdy.one-comments

Sorry, this slipped my radar; sourcehut emails hadn't been delivered to 
me for a while. I happened to notice and fix the same problem.

-- 
Seirdy

Accessibility versus Inclusive Design 8 months ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

I read your post "Framing accessibility in broader terms":

=> https://drewdevault.com/2022/02/13/Framing-accessibility-in-broader-terms.html

It seems like what you're describing in the post isn't (just) 
accessibility, but inclusive design. Accessibility is just one part 
(arguably the biggest part) of inclusive design.

The goal of inclusive design is to make things work for as many special 
needs (especially underrepresented needs) as possible throughout the 
design process, taking into account disability, available hardware, 
languages spoken, inclusive language, etc.

=> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inclusive_design

[PATCH] Optimize image assets 9 months ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

Use efficient-compression-tool's Zopfli-based PNG compressor and
jpegoptim to optimize PNG and JPEG inline image assets, respectively.
---
 static/DEC_VT100_terminal.jpg | Bin 2082914 -> 2063016 bytes
 static/avatar-148.png         | Bin 41067 -> 40450 bytes
 static/avatar-512.png         | Bin 363007 -> 357508 bytes
 static/avatar.png             | Bin 21038 -> 9221 bytes
 4 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/static/DEC_VT100_terminal.jpg b/static/DEC_VT100_terminal.jpg
index 9bc744730b7a14b06db5908d8e04d461bfafde86..8a46d9d4ee60e66cc4f5345bffc5c07625da55a4 100644
GIT binary patch
delta 137
zcmWN=w+Vni06<a9Ip;jlEhLDAh3$b$xPfEb4(?#@fAC(p-`^&yLy1!fjXDjQv}n_z
[message trimmed]

[PATCH] Optimize image assets 9 months ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

I was planning on adding Indieweb avatars to my site, and I like 
optimizing images. I figured I'd upstream the optimizations I made to 
your assets.

In particular I shaved 11kb off your favicon, which could be useful.