~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, Codeberg, and GitLab too.

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Re: Sourcehut logo font 2 months ago

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

On Fri, Apr 19, 2024 at 11:44:22PM -0400, Rohan Kumar wrote:
>I set my browser's font-family to IBM Plex Sans (an excellent 
>proportional serif font and a terrible choice for a logo, as it's 
>already attached to an existing brand)

Typo: s/proportional serif/proportional sans-serif/. Oops.

Suggestions for fonts with good Unicode coverage and licensing, which 
don't look radically different from existing merchandise:

- Noto Sans
- Public Sans
- Source Sans 3
- Nunito Sans

Sourcehut logo font 2 months ago

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

Hi,

I was looking at the "Logo and media resources" page on sourcehut.org 
today:
<https://sourcehut.org/logo>

I noticed that the provided logos specify a font-family of "sans-serif". 
This is an excellent choice for a webpage, but doesn't seem to be the 
right choice for a brand's official reference media.

I set my browser's font-family to IBM Plex Sans (an excellent 
proportional serif font and a terrible choice for a logo, as it's 
already attached to an existing brand); however, the font face of the 
official merchandise looks different:

Re: Fwd: git.sr.ht HSTS cert expired 1 year, 1 month ago

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

Yep, discovered the issue when builds wouldn't fire on push and 
submitting a manifest on the web interface resulted in a failed job due 
to the expired TLS cert:

https://builds.sr.ht/~seirdy/job/996674

Appears to have expired today. Is renewal automated?

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

[builds] multiple Alpine boot failures 1 year, 10 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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