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Category Archives: Personal

What does it take to call yourself an accessibility expert?

Yesterday, February 28, 2012, the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) hosted an event titled Taking Accessibility Mainstream: Making the Case for an International Society of Accessibility Professionals as an all-day pre-conference session as part of CSUN. The context for this event is as follows: This forum is intended to bring focus to the needs of […]

My first fitness post: Suck it up, there are no quick fixes

Recently, I was reading ‘r/fitness’ on Reddit when I came upon a thread on GOMAD, a get-big-quick scheme where you drink a gallon of milk a day to gain weight. The gallon of organic whole milk in my refrigerator has 16 servings at 147 calories per serving. There are 45 calories from fat per serving. […]

You are the master of your own destiny

This news story lays it all out there about what the “Occupy Wall Street” thing is all about. I don’t want to get too political here. My politics are my business and this is not a political blog. What is clear regardless of political affiliation is that our economy is a wreck right now. As […]

“Weird” people need to stop whining

This is me. A slight contrast, you may find, from the picture on my resume. I became a fan of punk rock music when I was 12 years old. Using the hand-me-down stereo given to me by my sister one day during the summer of 1984, I stumbled upon Towson University’s 89.7 FM radio station. […]

You’re Known By The Company You Keep

I am thinking of doing a “podcast” (more like a redundant audio version of my text posts). Download this one and tell me if this is a good or bad idea. When I recollect that at 14 years of age the whole care and direction of myself was thrown on my self entirely, without a […]