Author: John

November 6, 2012

Be Careful How you Vote

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. It is appalling how few Americans exercise their vote, and the stakes and reasons for voting today could not be more important.

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August 15, 2012

Medium Scores Low

What I wouldn’t give to strap Biz and Evan into some chairs and make them listen to this in JAWs or VoiceOver today. Seriously guys? You’re supposed to exemplify the brightest and best of what Silicon Valley has to offer, and this is the excrement you deliver? They seemingly didn’t spend 10 minutes even thinking about accessibility.

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July 4, 2012

Doctor Sausage and His Five Pork Chops

Yes friends, there really was a musical group known as Doctor Sausage and His Five Pork Chops. Mind you, this was a fringe act, and today very little is known about them. They recorded 2 singles for Decca Records in 1940, four more in 1950 for Regal (including a Top 10 R&B single with Rag Mop) and then were never heard from again. Considered a Novelty Act throughout their career, they provide an interesting if brief peek into the late 30′s and 40′s East Coast “hep culture” and “Race Records” – an era of music I find both fascinating and one that directly laid the foundation for contemporary Rock music today.

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May 20, 2012

A Rolling Stones Story

Last night’s awesome performance by Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck instantly had me remembering my friend Dave MacMillan. David has been a friend for roughly 28 years, and even though we don’t see each other as often anymore (he lives in Toronto, and I’m in California) he’s the type of friend that no matter how much time goes between seeing each other, we just pick up where we left off. Long-time camping buddy & canoe partner we’ve weathered family events and marriage breakups, and I always know that if I needed David, he’d be there.

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May 13, 2012

User Statistics – People with Disabilities

(a.k.a. “Can you give me some numbers?”) Originally posted: July 2007 Often, decisions and compromises must be made in projects large and small. Experienced decision makers surround themselves with factual data so that they can weigh the benefits and risks of any crucial decision. When it comes to online accessibility, it is important to remember… Continue Reading User Statistics – People with Disabilities

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