[Cartoon - Mr. Grinch]

December 4, 2010

Take that, Mr. Grinch

Over the past couple of weekends I’ve completed the task of converting my Christmas CDs to MP3, and through the wonders of the internet and freely available software, I can now open my entire Christmas collection (all 2,000+ MP3s) to you to stream to your computer. Point your web browser over to http://johnfoliot.subsonic.org, log in, and enjoy.

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[Photo: Tomato]

August 22, 2010

The Great Foliot Tomato Contest

Normally I reserve my blog for things related to my work and passion, and the web in general. This however is not one of those postings: instead, it’s a peek into my life.

I am fortunate to be part of a very large and loving family; a family that is creative, “lives large” and understands that “Family” is an important part of life. This past weekend I was thrilled to sneak into Montreal (my folks had no idea I was arriving) to be part of an annual family tradition: The Great Foliot Tomato Contest.

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[Photo: House of Representatives]

April 23, 2010

A Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary

You don’t know me. However, I feel that at the very least you should know that I’ve dedicated the last decade of my life working towards making the Internet accessible to everyone. To you, your family and friends, your colleagues and associates – the people you work with every day, and most importantly to people (not just Americans) with various disabilities, from vision impairments to mobility impairments, auditory impairments and cognitive disabilities. It can be done. This we know with certainty. Often, it’s actually quite simple: we’ve learned a lot in the past decade on how to achieve this goal, and we’ve managed to raise awareness of this topic across great swaths of our society.

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