The Unpopular Position: Recently, another fear-mongering, not-quite-correct anti-DRM article was posted over at FreeCulture.com. I’ve pretty much had it with the amount of FUD being propagated around the web on this topic, and so against my better judgment (OK, maybe not), I am about to set out and articulate the other perspective. Continue Reading DRM at the W3C? Not such a Bad Idea.
With respect to the Mozilla bug-tracker (where I originally wrote this, and then counted to ten – err, rather 8 before changing my mind), here is my original unvarnished response to Ian Hickson’s comments. Continue Reading Related to Bug 854848 – Support the longdesc attribute
Roughly 3 years ago (late April, 2010) I wrote a Rant entitled A Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary where I got all hissy about the fact that the transcripts of the invited experts were posted in inaccessible PDF files: big giant pictures (the most evil of PDFs)! I got all righteous and took it upon myself to convert those PDFs to HTML and mirrored them from my site, freely knowing that I might just get into a bit of trouble over that decision. I never heard a word, and after a while life moved on. Continue Reading Better, but…
Even before Christian Heilmann (@codepo8) fired off his second tweet, I knew I had been caught: caught breaking one of the fundamental rules of the web-as-an-archive: Cool URLs Don’t Change. Continue Reading Cool URLs Don’t Change
In 2013 it is simply inexcusable to be saying things like “Dyslexics can always upgrade” or that your site/app/service “is optimized for WebKit browsers such as Chrome and Safari” to the point that it will not work in other browsers, or that it imposes a real hardship on your users. We tried that in the 90′s, and trust me, it didn’t work then either. STOP THE MADNESS (Again already!) Continue Reading Everything Old is New
This is NOT a post to try and convince you to vote one way or the other – that is a decision that you must make yourself, based upon your thoughts, beliefs and convictions. What this IS however is a plea to my US friends to get out and vote. Continue Reading Be Careful How you Vote
The Silicon Valley hype machine is drooling all over itself again this week with the release of the latest project from Evan Williams and Biz Stone, the guys that sorta brought you Twitter. My initial reaction to Medium is Pinterest meets Blogger with a dash of Reddit and Slashdot thrown in for spice, and a lean amount of content to peruse this week (but that will likely change soon enough). However, with a focus on “content”, I figured I’d look at the accessibility of the latest web wunderkind. Continue Reading Medium Scores Low