WCAG Samurai Errata for WCAG 1.0 (8 June 2007)
This is very interesting, even commonsense in a way, and someone needed to speak up.
Yet I don’t understand Do not attempt to mark up language changes inside attribute values. Does that mean one can’t use lang attributes other than in span or div? And if so, why?
Calendar:Device Sync (22 May 2007)
I want to help! I’m sick with being stuck with Outlook at work and nothing comparable at home, I want to be able to sync my Sony Ericsson 810i with Sunbird on both computers.
Does anyone know how one can help this project? I want to be a beta tester!
And now, a quote by Matthew Pennell (17 May 2007)
Our community, like no other I know, is built on altruism. All too true, all too true. The web community is about sharing.
The Real Story of JPG Magazine (15 May 2007)
That’s sad. (Via Philippe)
Body Ritual among the Nacirema (9 May 2007)
I’ve searched for a long time for this text online. Yay! This is a sociological must-read.
France’s radical turn to the right (6 May 2007)
My take on France’s new President. Sunday, May 6th. A new era, a police state?
You need 45 free minutes, but I like this speech. It gives me insight on questions I’ve been asking myself about my site. (Steph’s transcript)
A List Apart: Contrast and Meaning (24 April 2007)
Yet another must-read article on A List Apart. Learn the basics of contrasting content and how this conveys meaning.
Lame excuses for not being a Web professional (18 April 2007)
Quick note to remind myself that I have to read this article more closely when I get the time. Thanks Roger Johansson for the compendium. —EDIT: I read it and found myself nodding in agreement.
Love is selfless caring (23 March 2007)
I found the following in Paul Auster’s Travels in the Scriptorium and hope he won’t mind me quoting verbatim: An old man wonders why a beautiful woman would go to all the trouble of taking care of him.
Why are you so kind to me, he asks.
Because I love you, Anna says. It’s that simple.
Yes, it’s that simple. Sometimes when one wonders how people can put up with one’s whims, one will have to remember that.
A possible solution for cluttered computer desktops (23 March 2007)
I’ll look into this solution: BumpTop 3D. It tries to give a usable but realistic-feeling desktop metaphor (Via who? I can’t remember)
DOS Shell script to rename multiple files in one line (15 March 2007)
I needed to prefix a long list of files with a number, so I looked around and did not find much info, so I thought it might be useful for someone if I post it here (yes, some of us are still using Windows).
Here is how to prefix files:
for %i in (*.*) do (ren "%i" "prefix %i")
And here is how to prefix folders:
for /D %i in (*.*) do (ren "%i" "prefix %i")
The whole For syntax is explained on Microsoft’s web site: For in batch files.
Seven Steps to Better Presentations, by Jeffrey Veen (8 March 2007)
One of the most valuable set of tips about presentations: this is what I want to be able to do naturally! (Via Make Me a Speaker)
YouTube - Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us (8 March 2007)
Very nice-looking video. I guess there are many things missing. For instance it’s a bit on the optimistic side and it doesn’t go too deep into the technology. But as a performance it’s nice!
JPG Magazine! (23 February 2007)
I’ve just received issues 7 and 8 of JPG Magazine, and boy am I happy.
Wow, oh wow, oh wow.
I took the magazines to the throne —yes, call it personal narrative to its finest— thinking I’d spend a few minutes browsing through pages of pictures.
And I ended up spending half an hour reading inspirational articles. Once again Derek and Heather Powazek impress me. Sure there are hype things that I will read with one eye (Holga and Lens babies for instance), but the majority of the content (...)
Many htaccess Examples (14 February 2007)
A slew of Apache rules well worth the read, even if the style is dry.
Managing user errors (2 February 2007)
Never leave the user dumbfounded, always use errors in a creative way. Yay! My personal model for 404 errors, for instance, is Dunstan Orchard’s “Not found” page.
Gmail server error (25 January 2007)
Wow, that’s the first time I see that.
Another reason to stay wary of something that’s been live for two years with a “BETA” in its logo.
Colour combinations (23 January 2007)
Second Mark Boulton link the same day: like everybody, I always suffer when it’s time to choose colours for a design, so colour references are always a good thing.