Archive for July, 2007

Call for a WCAG Blog

Saturday, July 21, 2007 7:54 41 Comments

I was a little surprised, and more than a little interested to haphazardly discover through pretty much random browsing that the CSS working group have a blog. I had a bit of a read through it, and discovered some really neat ideas in the pipeline, including contour-based floats. Now that’s neat. Really neat. The CSS [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Blogging, Standards, Technology

The Public (Sector) Gets What The Public (Sector) Wants…

Thursday, July 19, 2007 19:43 No Comments

…but I want nothing that SOCITM’s got, we’re going over old ground (na na na na) Okay, apologies to both The Jam and SOCITM there, but those crazy guys and gals over at Public Sector Forums have come up with another jolly good wheeze. In this case, because they are concerned that SOCITM’s Better Connected [...]

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

Internationalisation & Localisation

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 22:39 25 Comments

If you visit the W3C‘s International page, you’ll come across the term ‘Internationalisation’, which is basically about making it… …possible to use Web technologies with different languages, scripts, and cultures.W3C However, because the term ‘internationalisation’ is a long word, many developers, designers, bloggers and suchlike can’t be bothered to write it out in full each [...]

This was posted under category: Language, Standards, Technology

Close to Home: English Martyrs Bus Crash

Monday, July 16, 2007 7:00 6 Comments

Last Wednesday afternoon, at about 4pm, I heard from a personal source that there had been a serious bus crash outside English Martyrs school in Hartlepool; that children who had been waiting outside the school had been hit by a bus and sent flying and that some of them were still stuck under the bus. [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Local Interest, Media

Wii’re Waiting For…

Sunday, July 15, 2007 8:48 8 Comments

When I posted the other week about not really knowing what to talk about, someone suggested that I update you all with what’s been happening on the Wii lately. Well, lately, nothing. I nearly bought a new game yesterday, but I didn’t. I’m absolutely desperate to get a new game.

This was posted under category: Gaming, Life, The Pickards

Is It Time To Teach Cynicism In Schools?

Saturday, July 14, 2007 9:01 3 Comments

I’m not a natural cynic, it may surprise you to learn. I tend to see the good side of people; I tend to assume that the people I deal with are honest, fair and decent people. But equally I’m cautious. I’m aware that many people aren’t honest, and therefore I’m not likely to assume that [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Scams & Spams

Punk London: Going Underground?

Friday, July 13, 2007 17:07 4 Comments

It has emerged, apparently, that London is subsiding by 1-2mm per year (along with the land around the Thames estuary). Coupled with water levels risiing about 1mm per year, this means that London is moving closer towards sea level. Obviously, in the event that global warming means more of the polar ice melts, this will [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Science

Roger’s Top 10s

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 6:51 24 Comments

It appears that Roger Johansson is taking a break from standards and accessibility to spend a little bit of time getting used to being a Daddy. Instead, he’s getting personal and sharing with us some of his top 10 lists. As usual, if you like this sort of thing, read on…

This was posted under category: Books, Gaming, Life, Memes

Identity Theft: What Not To Do

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 17:04 26 Comments

As some of you know, I’m a moderator for AccessifyForum. Basically what this entails is trying to delete spam posts from the forum, and attempting to prevent the more heated debates from turning into blazing arguments and personal attacks. I’m probably moderately successful on both counts. Except today, I noticed a rather odd piece of [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Oddities, Scams & Spams

The Power of Names: What did you call me?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 0:47 5 Comments

The names that are used by people to describe one another are very powerful things. Compare: Abdul Hassan, seeking refuge from torture and persecution Abdul Hassan, the bogus asylum seeker sponging off the taxpayer …to see what I mean. Now I don’t know an Abdul Hassan, and I’m not trying to make a point about [...]

This was posted under category: Disability, Faith & Forteana, Language, Politics