Month: April 2003

So the blind may see

If you ran an internet consulting company, which of the following would you do? Purchase software or extensions to make your web pages accessible to everybody. Send your staff for courses on how to build usable, standards-compliant and accessible websites, instead of living with code that is archaic, bloated and difficult to update. Alternatively, give …

These Mancunian infidels

It appears that the Iraqi Information Minister’s influence has pervaded even English football commentary. A Guardian reporter for the most recent Manchester United v Arsenal clash, writes, after van Nistelrooy’s opening goal: A quick word from my co-commentator Mohammed A(rsena)l-Sahef, Iraqi Information Minister: “That was not a brilliant goal. It wasn’t even a goal. Arsenal …

News snippets

Two Safaris: take your pick, Apple or O’Reilly. Blair’s administration apologises for asking a British woman widowed by the war to return her late husband’s pay and move out of her armed forces home. The NY Times reports that coalition forces overlooked Iraqi museums, focus instead on protecting oil wells. It was always a question …