spurring a change with something

Housekeeping: laundry is in the washer, coffee has been brewed (camp coffee, made in the boiling water, a loan from Neighbor "S"), and I am in the easy chair listening to the call of the crickets from the (open) sliding glass door.

Now, in the last post which I mentioned Google Wave, I talked of "live blogging", which turns out to sort of be a technology called "live messaging" (if I am remembering correctly), and it was seen earliest with the Celerity BBS software, but is also used for TTY phones (for those who are hearing impaired). But when I went down this rabbit hole, I thought of a relative who is teaching other family members about sign language, as she had a course on the subject at her university. And I thought: "damn, the least I could do is make this blog a bit more accessible and put accurate photo descriptions when I upload a photo to tmo,name". So, that is what will change on this blog going forward.

I also considered adding audio dictation to each post (manually, my voice), but holy cow that would be a monotonous thing to do. That would make the blog accessible to both the visually impaired and the hearing impaired (should I implement both), and also add some spice to the context of what I had written if listened to in audio form - the correct emphasis behind words and all.

But, to be honest, I doubt I will start adding audio elements to every entry. I may do so with TZATC as well as longer written posts. I would actually REALLY LIKE to do that.

More on that later

Now I change loads of laundry as the coffee starts to become sippable.


Subscribe to from the desk of TMO

Don’t miss out on the latest issues. Sign up now to get access to the library of members-only issues.