Sunday, February 25, 2007

Vino party

An ex high school career counselor and his former student at same wine and cheese party? Priceless.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Best Valentine Day Ever

Thanks to a certain someone, for making my Valentine day best ever..

Monday, February 05, 2007

Oracle sued: good news for disability everywhere

Oracle, the massive database giant, is being sued by US National Federation of the Blind and three blind State of Texas employees. Oracle Sued For Failing Blind Users

I think this is very good news.. information technology is rapidly growing but the accessibility is not growing in parallel. We, the disabled, get forgotten and left in the dust. Deaf users are unable to hear videos from and blind users are unable to read the information on some websites.

I remember I played alot of Sierra computer games as a kid ... especially King's Quest, Quest for Glory, and Space Quest. I remember I was so disappointed when I tried out King's Quest 7... nothing was captioned at all! The jackrabbit hopped over to Rosella and spoke to her, but I was unable to hear what the clues were. I remember I was so upset.

This lawsuit will bring attention to other Information Technology giants that we are here. We are not to be ignored. Promote accessibility in software not forget us. was also sued because its website was not accessible to the blind... let's hope for the same for the deaf people - captioning videos and such.

Here's a link I got from which I thought is very cool: which is sooo nice and thoughtful. Volunteers open webcasts and type in the captions, for the future deaf readers.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Hypocrite, I am

I have been trying to go to the gym three times a week. So far, no success. I succeeded at going to the gym two times a week, but no more that that. However this week it is a different story. I haven't gone to the gym at all...may be due to stress, motivation, and whatnots.

Determined I was yesterday morning to go to the gym last night. Sure enough, the snow started falling..and that just shot my motivation to the trash. When I was finished working at 6 and picked Socks up from the daycare, I decided I was not going to the gym. I needed a personal break to myself by doing nothing. Just as that moment I suddenly realized my Borders Holidays Saving Rewards was expiring yesterday, on Jan 31. I was already deciding not to the gym, because the roads were slippery and not plowed...but I did not want to flush $7.16 down the toilet..

Sigh. So I drove out to Borders and bought "Flowers For Algernon" novel, for about 85 cents. Nice deal...but I did not get my gym fix. Hypocrite, I am indeed.