Zapping around on the Web, I came across an article on improving the accessibility of web logs. Because the Farlops Industries site is built to W3C standards, I would argue that my log, Factory Floor is already AA compliant with WAI guidelines. Still, as far as the rest of the Web is concerned, accessibility appears [...]
Remember wrist rockets? They were hand catapults braced against the wrist for better leverage. Anyway, there is now a company that sells wristwatches with tiny catapults that fire tiny copper beads. Playing with one of these in a company meeting room would probably get you fired and sued for injuries. I must admit, when I [...]
When I was a toddler, I was diagnosed as an autistic. In the many years that have passed since then, I’ve always dismissed that judgement as a misdiagnosis. Now I am not so sure.
Remember when I mentioned the solar chimney? Well it’s in the news again. Found another article about bringing the Internet to the citizens of developing countries. While at the same time many problems remain. Scientists figure out a way to use quantum dots to communicate directly with living neurons. At the same time computational neurology [...]
A List Apart has a good article this week that pretty much sums up why all the sites I build look bland in Netscape and IE 4.x (all platforms).
Another link round up: Yahoo bought GeoCities and got WebRing as an afterthought. Now, a year later they’ve sold WebRing. Not that anybody really cared being that lots of imitations sprung up after Yahoo bought it. People decided that the automatic forms and password completion promised by .NET, Liberty Alliance and others really isn’t that [...]
I notice that I am not a daily poster in this web log. I tend to hold off on things until I have something interesting to write about and even then most of the links here are dreck anyway. I don’t think I could sustain a daily or hourly posting schedule. I try to avoid [...]
A nice simple article about what I mean when I say “semantic HTML“. Macromedia, responding to ongoing pressure from Web accessibility advocates, continues to improve the accessibility of it’s products. Good. If people insist on using it, at least make it accessible. Ooh! Really, really, really big iron! I am envious! Google’s effectiveness as search [...]