Archive for January, 2007

The Transfer Window

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 7:23 18 Comments

Well, the transfer window is due to close at midnight tonight. So far, it looks as though we’ll have signed the grand total of possibly one American central defender on loan from Standard Liege, called Ogu… Oguchi… Goochy. I must admit to being a little concerned at signing someone in defence who has the nickname [...]

This was posted under category: Newcastle United

Ten Things Beginning With A

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 7:20 211 Comments

Some time ago, Stephen Lang had a meme where he looked at ten things beginning with a particular letter and shared his thoughts on them. I volunteered myself to have a crack at this. Having done it before with the letter T, I requested a different letter this time and ended up with A. It’s [...]

This was posted under category: Memes, The Pickards

Anyone remember WCAG 2.0?

Monday, January 29, 2007 19:51 23 Comments

Well, to those of you who have forgotten, WCAG 2.0 was that document published by the WAI on the 27th April 2006, almost a year ago. They weren’t exactly published to universal acclaim, with a number of commenters highlighting significant problems: To Hell With WCAG 2.0 — Joe Clark WCAG 2.0: When I Want A [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Articles, Disability, Standards

Wii are 20

Sunday, January 28, 2007 19:33 8 Comments

Yes, according to my Wii, I have achieved peak fitness. I apparently have the body of a 20 year old. And no cracks about it being buried under the floorboards, please … Dan achieved a fitness of 20 on the 13th January, putting him fifteen days ahead of me. On the other hand, I think [...]

This was posted under category: Gaming, The Pickards

A Bookish Meme

Saturday, January 27, 2007 16:02 23 Comments

This has apparently been doing the rounds somewhat, although I’ve picked it up from Stephen Lang. So here we are then. My thoughts on a lot of book related topics…

This was posted under category: Books, Memes

PSF in Brum

Friday, January 26, 2007 9:39 6 Comments

So my old mucker Dan Champion is gradually taking over the world. If he’s not collecting some kind of award for being an accessibility nerd, he’s telling people how to build websites, as well as building new social sites of his own. And this time he even managed to get the people from PSF to [...]

This was posted under category: Life

Room 101

Thursday, January 25, 2007 21:20 8 Comments

Room 101 is a room in the novel 1984 by George Orwell, in which Winston Smith is confronted by his greatest fear as part of his “re-education” process in the Ministry of Love. This in turn inspired the TV series Room 101 in which various celebrity guest are invited to select five things they hate [...]

This was posted under category: Memes, Oddities, The Pickards

What’s the point of web standards?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 7:10 5 Comments

Over the last month, I’ve encountered a whole swathe of websites and web applications that have been put together by obviously intelligent people — there’s some serious processing going on in some of ‘em — and yet don’t offer so much as a nod towards web standards or web accessibility. So it got me wondering. [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Standards, Technology

Ruth Kelly: Special Educational Needs

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 7:00 1 Comment

Ruth Kelly MP has come under a lot of criticism in the last week because she has chosen to send one of her children, who has been identified as having special needs, to a fee-paying private school, rather than to a free state school. The main objection seems to be that it’s all very well [...]

This was posted under category: Politics

Charity Tag Meme

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 22:00 28 Comments

I was meme tagged by someone I’ve never even heard of just before the New Year (James McGovern of “Thought Leadership”), who picked up on the “five things about me” meme and said wouldn’t it be nice if we got people to think about charities instead and try and put the world to rights, rather [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Life, Memes