Archive for 2007

Blog Exploration Meme

Wednesday, December 26, 2007 0:10 4 Comments

It occurred to me today that I regularly read about fifteen blogs. And that regularly I find interesting posts on other blogs that I’m pointed at (normally if someone’s made an interesting comment on my site or on a site I read). But I probably don’t go back to them often enough.
Some — like Escape [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Memes

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 0:10 2 Comments

see above

This was posted under category: Life

‘Twas The Week Before Christmas…

Monday, December 24, 2007 0:18 2 Comments

I thought it’d been a while since I told you lot what I’d been up to, and so it’s about time I gave you the rundown.
Well, as it’s the week before Christmas, we’ve obviously been doing a lot of preparing in ThePickards household for Santa Claus coming. We’ve had our tree up for a couple [...]

This was posted under category: Life, The Pickards

JackP for Capello’s assistant manager?

Sunday, December 23, 2007 0:54 No Comments

Paul Ince has said there is “absolutely no chance” of him working under new England manager Fabio Capello.Daily Express
Sorry Paul — I didn’t think anyone had actually asked you…
But then again, I was always of a belief that players and managers had to earn respect. You don’t get called “The Guv’nor” simply because you [...]

This was posted under category: Sport

Disability Discrimination

Saturday, December 22, 2007 0:41 7 Comments

Or to put another way “what century are we in again?”
I accept that I probably know more about disability rights than most of my non-disabled friends, because of my interest in web accessibility, my passion for equality of opportunity (including as it relates to race, gender, sexual preference and the like), but even so, I [...]

This was posted under category: Disability, Equality, Local Interest

Internet Explorer 8

Friday, December 21, 2007 0:05 2 Comments

I’d just like to congratulate the Internet Explorer development team — according to the latest post on the IEBlog, IE8 passes the ACID2 test, when rendering in standards compliant mode.
Anyone without a geeky interest in css rendering probably won’t have heard of ACID2, but it’s a test (not a standard) that was put forward by [...]

This was posted under category: Standards, Technology

Opera, CSS and the Working Group: there’s no need to get tetchy

Thursday, December 20, 2007 23:08 4 Comments

I might have mentioned before, that the CSS Invited Expert Andy Clark had suggested that Opera’s complaint to the EU about Microsoft might make it difficult for Opera and Microsoft to work together, if they were so publicly squabbling over standards, and he called for the CSS working group to be disbanded and reformed with [...]

This was posted under category: Standards, Technology

Pratchett: I Aten’t Dead

Thursday, December 20, 2007 0:27 No Comments

I discovered in the last week — via word of mouth and then via the BBC that my favourite author Terry Pratchett is suffering from a rare form of early Alzheimer’s diseases (or aald timer’s disease, as we would have it here in the North).
He explains (in the letter “an embuggerance” in which he makes [...]

This was posted under category: Books

PSWMG: Where We Stand

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 0:20 No Comments

I mentioned before that the COI had produced a consultation document called “Delivering Inclusive Websites” which I, on behalf of the the PSWMG responded to.
I spoke to the document’s author over the phone and I felt that we had a very constructive discussion, highlighting our areas of concern that related to the document and looking [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Public Sector, Standards, Technology

Opera: is the fat lady singing for the CSS group?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 0:16 No Comments

Opera, the people behind the Opera browser (which as it’s only used by about 1% of the population, you might not have heard of unless you work in IT) have filed an anti-trust complaint against Microsoft, arguing that Microsoft is abusing it’s dominant position as the supplier of the industry’s most widely used operating system [...]

This was posted under category: Standards, Technology