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Saturday, February 02, 2002 || technology and culture, from the trenches: "Some of you might of already had this experience, when interviewing for a new job, how do you explain your last boss what a lunatic, without coming off sounding like one yourself?"

In my case, at least the offending boss was let go a week after I voluntarily left the company but this was a challenge for me. I had to explain why I voluntarily left a good job in a terrible job market. Thankfully, it worked and I have a good job now, but for awhile there, this was really bugging me...(4:41 PM)

Friday, February 01, 2002
O'Reilly Network: AppleScript Primer for Mac OS X [Feb. 01, 2002]. What a great little intro. Good ideas!(8:47 PM)

O'Reilly Network: Cocoa for your Python? [Jan. 31, 2002]. What I really want to see is wxPython for OS X...(4:44 PM)

Thursday, January 31, 2002
Keeping it simple. An excellent article about Dave Winer, SOAP, Radio, and blogging.(1:23 PM)

Ed-Tech Is Not Tech But Ed"What we hope is that those lines start blurring," he said. "Every technology program should be about education." I couldn't agree more.(11:42 AM)

Laurie Anderson. "Paradise is exactly like where you are right now...only much, much better" [Quotes of the Day] One of my all-time favorite quotes.(11:38 AM)

Wednesday, January 30, 2002
Webcrumbs according to the Traumwind Alienator.(10:13 PM)

Human Factors International--ensuring usability through software ergonomics, human factors and design artistry: "How a blind person will "see" your Web page ïFD0 audio comparison of inaccessible and accessible Web pages
"(8:24 AM)

Tuesday, January 29, 2002
The Little Shop of CSS Horrors(5:34 PM)

The MCU: Jim's Web Accessibility Weblog : Accessible Web Design Articles and Guides This may be easier: a link to the page listing all the articles I've been reading and blogging.(5:32 PM)

The MCU: Jim's Web Accessibility Weblog : Are disabled students set to lose out in the digital revolution? A good analysis of the problems facing disabled students. One of these days, I need to get permission to put the white paper I wrote about accessible online learning on the web...(5:31 PM)

The MCU: Jim's Web Accessibility Weblog : Benefits and Challenges of Web Accessibility. More good stuff...(5:30 PM)

The MCU: Jim's Web Accessibility Weblog : Table Manners This is a fantastic article about making tables accessible on websites. I have been doing a lot of CSS work lately and even have a redesign of my webcrumbs site using CSS in the loop (it's not quite done yet). But I still use tables when necessary and it is still sometimes necessary. This article is a good read if you care about this issue (and I think all web designers should).(5:29 PM)

A picture named andy.jpg So, now I can easily do pictures with Radio. Nifty! (That's me, btw). The big test now is whether this works across the blogger bridge...(5:01 PM)

30 Billion Earths? New Estimate of Exoplanets in Our Galaxy: "When Jupiter developed, it simply bullied other objects into position or out of existence. Then the mighty gas giant became Earth's protector.
"(4:57 PM)

Context Magazine has a fascinating interview with science fiction authors Bruce Sterling and David Brin. The introduction states "Two modern practitioners of the craft[~]David Brin and Bruce Sterling[~]say science fiction can help penetrate the murk of the future partly because writers follow technological possibilities to their dramatic extremes, taking them further than most people are constitutionally capable of doing.".

I've always described science fiction as modern philosophy. Examining our essential humanity through the lens of new powers, new abilities, or putting people in settings which act much like philosophical petrie dishes to see how they may behave has always been the province of science fiction. Few other genres are capable of examining humanity from such angles.(8:09 AM)

Monday, January 28, 2002
Sir Winston Churchill. "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." [Quotes of the Day](9:13 PM)

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