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Archive for February, 2007

When you “come around”, don’t be afraid to admit it

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

<rant> You attain much more respect by admitting your mistakes than by ignorantly casting them aside. We’ve all known or worked with someone who “defends bad ideas”. If you have defended a bad idea, made an error or simply fucked up… don’t be afraid to stand up and admit it. No, you wont get shot. [...]

Microformats for Accesibility

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

I just attended Derek‘s Accessibility workshop at Web Directions North and couldn’t help but notice how much the ARIA suite seems like a complete waste of resources. No offense to those involved in ARIA but isn’t a namespace overkill here? The folks over in the Microformats camp have not only been discussing microformats focussed on [...]

Flickr… I have no excuse but ignorance

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

You know, I try hard not to be ignorant. But all along here I was being ignorant to Flickr. Perhaps I didn’t want to be one to jump on a bandwagon, or I was happy to think I would rather have ultimate control hosting my own photo gallery with (wait for it…) coppermine. (yes, ewwww) [...]

Yahoo Pipes

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Cool Whoops, it’s down right now and they have called the plumbers. Our Pipes are Clogged! I’ll leave you to explore, but this looks very very cool. I have a feeling some people I know won’t be so happy about this though.

Web Directions North, Day 1. I’m impressed.

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Here’s my summary of day 1. In a nutshell, I’m impressed. Molly, Jeremy, Derek, Andy, Aaron and Joe did an amazing job. I wish I could have attended the other sessions as well. Crimes against Web Standards It started off with Crimes against Web Standards brought to us by Molly. Taking us back in time [...]

Whoops, just swallowed an icecube

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Whoa! Has that ever happened to you? Well, it hadn’t happened to me until today and boy was that an experience I wasn’t prepared for. Note to self: be careful when drinking water with icecubes; especially the icecubes that are relatively small and easy to ‘drink’. Brrr… it’s getting chilly in here. :)

Hijax… oh come on, it’s just another buzzword we don’t need

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Ajax, Hijax, Ahah… Oh come on already. Why not call it Ajaj and Ajat and Ajas and while we are at it… Seriously now. IMO, Hijax is just another buzzword we don’t need. It’s called Progressive Enhancement. Let’s just leave it at that.