Neighborhood news

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Like myself, Victor is moving. Unlike myself, Victor is moving with five kids. Five kids.

Can you imagine the size of the moving van?

Speaking of kids, time to send congratulations over to Gary Turner – he’s expecting his first baby in December. Congrats, Gary!

Update Not that anything’s being announced or anything (*ahem*), but check out some very cool ultrasound pics that Ben and Tempe have provided.

Standards Web

Issues of accessibility

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Mark Pilgrim’s Thirty Days to a more Accessible Web. The series covers basic steps we can take to make sure our weblogs and web sites are accessible.

His first tip is on DOCTYPES.

I tested my weblog against the 508 accessibility test at Bobby and according to the results, not necessarily trivially easy to read, I should meet this standard. However, I don’t meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 standard.

Does anyone meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 standard?

Once I’m settled, I’m enlisting the help of experts among my virtual neighbors (weblog translation – I’m whining, begging, and groveling for help because everyone knows I’m a back-end developer and know shit about front end stuff) to make sure my weblog and web sites are accessible.

If you have a weblog, don’t you have something to do about now?

(And once you’re done with that, move your tushie over to AKMA’s and give him some requirements and suggestions for Thread the Needle.)


A day in the life of a technical architect

Client: When can you tell me what you think of the software?

Me: When do you need the evaluation?

Client: Tomorrow.

Me: Tomorrow?

Client: Yes, we’re meeting with our clients tomorrow.


Me: Well, what’s the potential user load for the software

Client: Half a million customers


Me: At once?

Client: Yes. What do you think it will take?

Me: A miracle