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Great git videos on YouTube by @shanselman (thanks @simongeering)

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/11/11

[Archive.is] simon geering on Twitter: “Thanks to @shanselman for creating these great Git Videos. As a senior dev starting to mentor/teach tech skills this is very helpful. What tool do you use for the green arrows and other overlays please? Git 101; GitHub PRs “:

Embedded videos below the fold.

–jeroen

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No GitHub: re-introducing an Inbox or Direct Messages is a bad idea!

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/18

Yesterday I published about Yet again, GitHub violates the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines by stealing a key: not it is the dot (.), and this week some feelers were put out for a kind of GitHub Inbox / Direct Message feature:

[Archive.is] GitHub Projects on Twitter: “What if there was 📨 DM/inbox feature on GitHub?”

There already is gitter.im (which is public instant messaging around GitHub repositories), and people have enough trouble managing all their incoming private message streams (be it paper/email inbox, social media and others), in large part because of SPAM and harassment messages.

It wasn’t by accident that the Private Messaging at GitHub feature was ditched almost a decade ago during [Wayback/Archive.is] 2012 Spring Cleaning | The GitHub Blog:

Private Messaging, however, was a step backwards: nobody wants another inbox. And a sub-par one, at that. Email is still the best way to contact someone.

Today we’re removing Private Messaging from GitHub. If you want people to contact you, please provide a public email address for your profile.

So I’m with all these:

Yes, I know [Archive.is] Tierney Cyren on Twitter: “A reminder that this account doesn’t actually represent GitHub nor any feature planning GitHub is doing… “, but I want to make absolutely clear to GitHub that another private message feature is a very bad idea.

–jeroen

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Yet again, GitHub violates the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines by stealing a key: not it is the dot (.)

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/17

More sites seem to have a tendency of stealing keyboard shortcuts and violating the WCGA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), especially the (lowest!) conformance level A in [Wayback] WCAG version 2.1, section Success Criterion 2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts

If a keyboard shortcut is implemented in content using only letter (including upper- and lower-case letters), punctuation, number, or symbol characters, then at least one of the following is true:

1. Turn off
mechanism is available to turn the shortcut off;
2. Remap
A mechanism is available to remap the shortcut to use one or more non-printable keyboard characters (e.g. Ctrl, Alt, etc);
3. Active only on focus
The keyboard shortcut for a user interface component is only active when that component has focus.

Mind you, I’m a keyboard person, there is even a: Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts category, but they always need to be configurable, anything else is a sin.

And GitHub did it again: [Archive.is] GitHub on Twitter: “🤫 New shortcut: Press . on any GitHub repo.… “.

So I’m totally with these:

Now they have started to steal the dot (.) keyboard to (in-place, with a fully new URL and no indication how to easily go back) start Visual Studio Code in the current repository.

Going back, though not documented, actually takes between one and three “back” movements in your web-browser history: utterly ridiculous for a key one can accidentally hit.

This behaviour violates all three above sub-criterions:

  1. it cannot be turned off
  2. there is no way to remap it
  3. it is almost always activated (unless there a text input – like “search” or “goto file” – has focus)

This is a very bad way to cope with accessibility, especially as conformance level A is yet again violated.

[Wayback] WCAG 2.1: section 5.2.1 Conformance Level:

One of the following levels of conformance is met in full.

  • For Level A conformance (the minimum level of conformance), the Web page satisfies all the Level A Success Criteria, or a conforming alternate version is provided.
  • For Level AA conformance, the Web page satisfies all the Level A and Level AA Success Criteria, or a Level AA conforming alternate version is provided.
  • For Level AAA conformance, the Web page satisfies all the Level A, Level AA and Level AAA Success Criteria, or a Level AAA conforming alternate version is provided.

To me another cardinal sin is that they stole Ctrl-F / Command-F (depending if you use non-MacOS or MacOS) from the web browser. So now it does not find it in the full page, but only in the currently selected file. (You guessed it, I’m with [Archive.is] KewlCat on Twitter: “I hate it when they intercept “/” and even [Ctrl]-F… “ too)

More of those conformance violation sins are at [Wayback] Keyboard shortcuts – GitHub Docs.

It isn’t hard to prevent this kind of thinking: it’s a mind set as described by [Archive.is] Patrick Joannisse on Twitter: “I don’t know if you are expecting a real answer but here goes: it starts with the mindset. In my training they had us wear goggles to block our vision and made us use a screen reader for a while. We met people with disabilities and they would show us how they work.… “

If you still like it and want to know how it works

–jeroen

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Frank A. Krueger on Twitter: “I made a build status IoT thing! Automatically polls @bitrise and is even Alexa controlled (for brightness and to turn off). Now I want to add github issue and PR counts. Just a $12 ESP32 and a $30 led matrix.”

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/07/28

[WayBack] Frank A. Krueger on Twitter: “I made a build status IoT thing! Automatically polls @bitrise and is even Alexa controlled (for brightness and to turn off). Now I want to add github issue and PR counts. Just a $12 ESP32 and a $30 led matrix.”

[WayBack]

https://web.archive.org/web/20190822202203/https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1164251716927156224/pu/vid/1280×720/Pn_rAACnrcUHfXol.mp4

–jeroen

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Thread by @mathdroid: “I now have the most swagger @github profile, EVER Sorry, your browser doesn’t support embedded videos @github Method: Download and install G […]”

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/03/24

That was such a cool idea: rickrolling your own git profile. [WayBack] Thread by @mathdroid: “I now have the most swagger @github profile, EVER […]”.

Github profile (which in the mean time changed): [WayBack] mathdroid (Odi) · GitHub.

–jeroen

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