A few weeks ago I flew to the UK to spend some time with my boyfriend. I landed in Norwich, and, to my surprise and delight, we disembarked through a wheelchair-accessible ramp instead of the usual steep airstair. The disembarkment was not slower because of a piece of accessible equipment was used. Personally, I found… Continue reading We need to talk about accessibility. Again, and again, and then some more
In the beginning, there was ARPANET, which, on my mind, is basically The Shield from the Marvel Universe. But I digress. In the beginning, there was ARPANET, established in the 1960ies, as the first packet switching network, to allow people to access computers remotely. Instead of circuit switching, which is a one-to-one connection, data is… Continue reading How does the internet work?
The door in the building my dad lives in is faulty. I am not entirely sure what the issue is, but it’s hard to open at times. It’s a known problem and it’s recurring but unpredictable. Sometimes the door opens with no issues at all, sometimes it’s really hard. You just need to use two… Continue reading Il faut simplement se servir des deux mains
Many times I have the exact same conversation, over and over again. With all sorts of WordPress developers. Well, they are all women. The topic: I want to publish code, discuss issues that matter, ask questions to core developers, blog, make some noise, contribute, but I’m too afraid to do that. It reminded me of myself.… Continue reading Girls can’t code and my English sucks
Once upon a time, I was a web designer. I ran my own business from 2010 to 2017. I kept saying – and drove Italian developer dudes nuts – that WordPress was like Word in terms of text editing. Of course, that is not true: WordPress is a content management system, and it lives online,… Continue reading Get that in your head: headings are hierarchical
I am grumpy because in 2021 I still see bad HTML, which should be, at this point, taught in elementary school. I am grumpy because the web was the promise of a collective brain used for good and instead is a pile of fake news, hate speech, and way too much outdated, incorrect content. I… Continue reading Why am I grumpy?