Here you go Peter Jackson, I fixed this for you
Anyone who reblogs (likes don’t count) this post will receive a 500px by 500px portrait of them based solely on the “about me” blurb on his or her blog.
The deadline is Dec. 10, at noon.
It’ll be tagged under #have a jollyfinssnowslamming christmas and your URL
So I’m extending this to the 21st at noon.
So, shall we begin?
Buzzworth would not let Dasanix jump into that tub of laundry!
folks with disabilities, no matter the kind, please pass this around! get the word out, in case there are other folks that are unaware of the addon since it could be of great help for accessibility throughout the incredibly inaccessible internet.
so in my attempts to replace the now thoroughly fucked and now money-subscription-based Readability project, the page/addon meant to alter web pages to actually make them readable, i found a neat little addon this morning for firefox that is completely free.
behold, Blank Your Monitor and Easy Reading [link is to the official Mozilla addon hub, not third party].
Blank Your Monitor can change the colors of the pages you’re viewing to anything you configure them to with the click of one button, or by hitting Ctrl-Alt-B. the options to alter these colors are located in a drop menu next to the addon button.
Easy Reading allows you to change the colors for specific portions of text, be it through highlighting them and hitting Ctrl+Alt+Z or clicking Easy Reading in the righthand menu, or hovering over them with your mouse if you have that option enabled. this one is especially important to me bc i have a hard time picking out text to follow in paragraphs, as sometimes i accidentally read words from other lines and getting sentences mixed up as a result. this feature can be helpful not just for folks with visual impairments, but also cognitive disorders and conditions such as AD/HD [i learned my habit of highlighting specific portions of text to read from someone with AD/HD and it’s been a godsend]
note, tho, that the project’s last update was from november 2011. so it may not work for everyone, depending on their installed version of firefox, and i do not know if they are still actively updating it. but if it does work for you, dear god is it amazing. technically the options available through this addon are available in firefox itself, but it makes the configuration and ability to switch between the settings significantly easier since all you have to do to switch is hit the button or use the hotkeys.
here are some similar tools for chrome users!
Hello, new favorite character. ♥♥♥♥♥
My name is Alfredo, and I’m an addict. I started boosting cars when I was 14. By the time I turned 18, I was the best there is. Ain’t a car in the city I can’t steal. I’m flushed with cash, bored. I turn to drugs.
Okay, so we’ve come up with a cool add-on to receiving letters from around the world. My kids and I would like to send something to you guys as well, so we’ve come up with “Gingerbread Travels”.
This is just us sending you a paper gingerbread man (I’d do real cookies, but if they break in the mail my kids might get traumatized if they know that their guys are limbless or have been decapitated) and asking you to take him around your city on little adventure and taking pictures of him there to send back to us so we can learn about the places he goes to.
This isn’t just about the holidays anymore, though it is still a prominent focus. The Gingerbread travels will be a much longer project and I think it will be very beneficial to my kids. If you would like to participate and get a man (or two) from a few 3-5 year olds, just message me your address and I will send the first batch out next week.
Thank you. And an extra thanks to those already writing letters to my kids. They smiled really wide yesterday when I told them that they would be getting letters from you guys.
#LET’S TALK ABOUT ALL THE FEELINGS I HAVE ABOUT HARRY/LUNA #ughhh their relationship is stunning #unlike almost everybody close to harry her life has never been about him and i find that so refreshing and such a huge reason why they would have been so good for harry #she’s this soft serene force of nature in this world full of shit #she is one of the very very very few who never gave a damn about him being the boy who lived because she’s luna and she’s got her own story and nobody else gets to be the lead in it but at the same time she sees all the hurt and goodness in him and recognizes the pain of losing a parent and so he’s kind of fascinating to her not because he’s famous harry potter but because to her he’s another fascinating gorgeous magical creature only painfully painfully human #she’s like a breath of fresh air for him because she doesn’t unload anything onto him or ask anything from him and aldskfjalfkj they could have been SO. BEAUTIFUL. #SHE UNDERSTANDS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A MISFIT AND HAVE EVERYBODY HATE YOU AND CALL YOU NAMES BEHIND YOUR BACK WHEN YOU’VE DONE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BUT TRY TO ADJUST TO THE SHIT LIFE THROWS AT YOU #SHE #GETS #IT #she has this warped but crystal clear perspective on things and he’s got this fire to him and they would have balanced each other out so gorgeously #he would have kept her grounded while she would have taught him to lighten up and enjoy life more #she would have been his escape and he would have been somewhere for her to belong#all my creys #the best ship that never was #still not over it