Geek girl goes on a trip.
chris @ March 27, 2008 # Comments Off
I’m posting this from a hotel room in Glasgow (blazingly fast free wifi, but chat and IRC are blocked, natch). When opportunity beckoned I jumped on the occasion of a few days of sightseeing, de-stressing, and getting to know Scotland a little.
Since my move away from France in 2006, this, it turns out, is the […]
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Surfing while blind.
chris @ October 15, 2007 # Comments Off
Jeremy Keith links to some stunningly ill-advised comments on the Sitepoint forums and Techcrunch.
Reasonable people can disagree whether and to what degree accessibility on sites that provide services to the public should be a legal requirement. Reasonable people cannot disagree whether blind folks use e-commerce websites without the help of a sighted friend, are able […]
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Astonishing resizable images.
chris @ August 28, 2007 # Comments Off
Two researchers, Shai Avidan and Ariel Shamir, demonstrate a technique for resizing images on the fly that may well be revolutionary. This is one of those ideas that, once explained, seem so obviously powerful that you wonder why it wasn’t invented long ago.
The principle consists in the removal of what they call seams: paths connecting […]
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