Archive for May, 2006

My bookmarks this week

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

ROFL Telecom == Telecon

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

I made this image a long time ago, but it’s very relevent now:


This one has certainly done the rounds — I don’t believe there’s a net-savvy New Zealander who hasn’t seen it already, but in case you missed it:


To all those who invested in Telecom shares and got burned recently, Nelson from The Simpsons said it best: HAW-HAW!

Corporate Telecommunication Still Sucks.

WCAG2 will be squashed by the developer community

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Joe Clark, respected Web Accessibility guru, author of Building Accessible Websites, is criticising the draft version of the new Web Content Accessibility Guidelines which has been under development for over 5 years now.

Clark doesn’t just criticise the content of the new guidelines, but the manner in which they have been delivered to the world and how valuable stakeholders haven’t been listened to or even consulted.

What does this mean? A lot of the work of WCAG1 — the things that actually work — seems to be being undone and losing a lot of it’s punch. And instead, most of what WCAG2 is proposing Joe claims to be unachievable — and he’d know.

I could start explaining, but you’re better off reading what Joe Clark had to say his A List Apart article.

The WAI committee didn’t give much time for interested parties to provide comments — only until 31st May 2006. You better read this now and provide your feedback to the group while you still can.

UPDATE: Corrected some mistakes — thanks Joe Clark for dropping by and correcting me ;)

Towel Day Reminder

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Don’t forget that this Thursday, May 25th, is Towel Day — the yearly memorial day of Douglas Adams. All you have to do is carry a towel around with you throughout the day.

Stephen Hawking Shouts at People

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

LOL, erm I mean, lol.

Hawking Shouts at People

Thanks to my workmate Klaus for forwarding this one on :)