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Odds and Ends

Outlook 2003 – 24 hour clock, multiple time zones

Since everyone who sees my Outlook calendar seems to be amazed by this, I’ll put links to the instructions here. I’ve been working satellite operations, where everything is in UTC. I’ve been working weird hours, and frequently am unable to…
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Accessible CAPTCHAs?

Donimo says: I have two arts-based disability blogs and I was unaware of the problem with captchas. So many people use them to avoid spam comments. How do you avoid this? Can you recommend any sites for guidelines for making…
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Site Redesign

I realized a couple months ago that I was consistently increasing the font size on my own site, and that I couldn’t read the light grey text in the sidebars comfortably, so I’ve done a little re-work. The WordPress template…
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2006 Recap

First sentence of each month for 2006 (idea shamelessly stolen from amputeehee): January: Thanks to my on-going remission (hooray!), I flew last week with only crutches, no wheelchair, and discovered that this made me a second class crip. February: Disability…
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The Good Old Days

In choir, we are rehearsing The Night Before Christmas: He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle… After practicing the above, the guy next to me turned to the guy next to him and said, “Those were…
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Exercising the franchise

Just a couple of random items from my voting experience: Paper or plastic? I have been paying very little attention to the controversy over electronic voting. In Virginia, you went into a curtained booth and toggled little switches on a…
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