Odds and Ends

Reflex Hammers

Everything you never wanted to know about reflex hammers, courtesy of Dr. Grumpy: Today I am going to reveal one of the deep, dark secrets of neurology. A secret so carefully hidden that this post could result in my excommunication…
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Rocks in the Stream

Someone’s been busy in Boulder Creek near the library: I especially like the flat rock stacked vertically, point down: I’ve learned that the artist is Michael Grab. Thank you, Michael, for spreading this beauty around for everyone to enjoy.

Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites

Via FWD/Forward, from the W3C comes this resource-rich article about combating inaccessible websites: * Overview * Introduction * Consider your Approach * Identify Key Contacts * Describe the Problem * Sources for More Information * Request Reply * Follow-up as…
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I saw the CommentLuv plugin on FWD/Forward and found it intriguing – if you leave a comment, it parses your URL and looks for your last post, and prints out the first phrase. I followed a number of CommentLuv links…
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Sleeping Cat

When I’m at home, I spend a lot of time in bed. It’s more comfortable than my wheelchair, and it’s good to get stretched out for at least part of the day. When I’m not in the wheelchair, the cat…
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What’s Missing from Your Website?

I came across a couple of nice items on the website of the Access Center for Independent Living in Dayton, Ohio: Myths about Disability Talking about Disability Then I noticed a blog link on these pages, but it didn’t seem…
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Best Old Lady Story Ever

Run, do not walk, to Chewing the Fat to read A New Meaning for OT. Please. Thank God there are still people out there with some respect for accuracy in speech.

Ninety Years of Coeducation

My alma mater, The College of William and Mary (or, as we used to call it in the heyday of the women’s movement, The College of Mary and Whatshisname), is celebrating 90 years of women students: Due to World War…
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Video Overload

Is this a generational thing? More and more content is being provided in video form, which annoys the hell out of me. My preferred knowledge acquisition modality (those college degrees had to be good for something!) is print. I want…
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Harriet McBryde Johnson

Harriet McBryde Johnson has died. Hers was a fabulous voice – a Southern voice, a woman’s voice, an advocate’s voice, a sensible voice – for the disabled. I’m trying to find the first thing I ever read by her –…
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Lost in WordPress

When you install a new WordPress theme, check to see what it does for 404s and unfound search pages. You may be surprised at the message you’re giving your readers. For example, the popular Cutline theme produces “Easy, tiger. This…
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