Greetings tweeps!

The Commentary/Jieshuo screen reader, now has an official home on the web (without needing to join Telegram!)

github.com/nirenr/jieshuo/rele

Both the standard and International versions can be found there.

.@rileyvaldor@twitter.com

My, it’s been awhile since I have journeyed here. I hope you and everyone are well, and a virus never comes.

I can't believe I didn't find out about this web site till now!...

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For those out there who remember a TV block called the , an episode of Vor-Tech has finally been found!

youtube.com/watch?v=w1iL_wi8Be

I did want to let folks know, that the latest Linux Dev build of the Microsoft Edge browser, ain't too bad with Orca. Grab it over at
microsoftedgeinsider.com/
, though keep in mind it's still early days and not every distros is supported (which is to be expected.

Ubuntu Mate (which has a more Windows XP-Like Feel to It, based off of the MATE Desktop):
ubuntu-mate.org/

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Voxin from the Oralux Foundation, bringing Vocalizer (and for while now), IBM TTS Voices on the Linux platform:

voxin.oralux.net/

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Ubuntu Budgie, if you want a Linux Distro that acts more like a Mac (with the exception of Ubuntu Mate's Cupertino interface):
ubuntubudgie.org/

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Ubuntu (which has a more-like Windows 8-Like Interface to it, said interface by default is called GNOME):
ubuntu.com

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For @jessiepp@twitter.com , here are some links to well-known Linux Distros ya can try in a Virtual Machine that have the Orca screen reader, and links to other voices you can use (besides ESpeak.)

NB. I'm not recommending an Arch Linux Distros (for now at least)...

Uploaded by Its Sunky The Hedgehog

The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show Credits/The Program Exchance (1959/1987/2000) youtu.be/qpQIhQswiiY via @YouTube@twitter.com

By the way, I now have the extension redirect to the Odysee web site when a YouTuber has their stuff synced over. Works like a charm!

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What sets mastodon.host appart?

As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

  • 2048 character limit (not 500).
  • 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
  • full column width (not fixed size).
  • more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
  • Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
  • full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
  • trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
  • boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
  • Your mastodon.host account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your mastodon.host username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
  • We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
  • We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
  • Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines: https://relay.mastodon.host

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.