My resumé is available, and you can search for 'chaals' on the Web, follow my occasional twitter feed, or even read this blog...
Some time like 2010 I started a twitter account, and in mid-2012 I started a second, russian-language twitter account. In November 2012 I also started another blog (we'll see if I maintain one or both...).
Yesterday, in the little (but internally not so quiet) corner of the Web where people work on browsers, there has been big news for the people who look outside SIlicon Valley at the global market. Opera has announced it will stop using its Presto engine, and use Webkit.
I am editing this post in Opera, which I have running permanently because I still haven't found a better desktop mail client. But I mostly use the Yandex browser now. I have a new blog there. So maybe it's time for me to say goodbye to this bit of my connection with Opera...
I was a member of Opera's Board of directors, because in Norwegian companies employees have the right to elect some of the board. I own some shares in Opera (about 7000 I think). Yandex is a customer of Opera. Much as I admire real whistle-blowers, I'm no fan of people who simply decide to leak information they have been trusted to keep confidential. If you're hoping for some big secrets to be spilled, this isn't the blog post you were looking for. It's more a personal reflection on things I have been working on since last century (I love being able to say that), and where they are pointing.
Published! The extensions is available for Opera 11+
Otros idiomas disponibles:
Other languages available:
And so began the only really negative experience I had in the Ukraine (I thoroughly enjoyed the week as a whole)...
Update 2010-12-01: version 1.21 now available. As is a change log
I have been messing around with the extension stuff for a while. The project is to improve the usability of accesskeys, and version 1.1 actually works (although there are a lot of improvements I want to make).
This page will serve as the user documentation for the foreseeable future (which means I will add 'update this' to the list of things I need to do as I make changes).
(I realise this isn't actual magic yet - people like Gez Lemon have made extensions to improve accesskey behaviour in browsers before. Opera has the best accesskey implementation today but we can improve. This is an attempt to prototype what I think a good accesskey implementation would do).
Widgets and things
Twitter, blogs, comments...
Twitter is quick, but not always great. I always wanted a blog made up of comments - and this link category is a step in making one :)
WYSIWYG Editors and HTML
Response to well-written blog explaining why "WYSIWYG Editors hate HTML5". I agree there are problems, I think there are solutions available.
WYSIWYG Editors and HTML, pt 2
Further exploration of how things really are and what can usefully be done.
JAWS got it wrong. Just handing over the keyboard is stupid - even if the role itself is not.
Entrevista con Jan Standal
Respuestas a los comentarios sobre una entrevista de Jan Standal (de Opera).
Opera Brasil na Noruega
Fotos que quero (e não)
(Muchos comentarios, un articulo)
Una conversación sobre la Web Móvil
Improving accessibility - what do we need?
It's not about one magic solution - this is a complex problem and lots of things need to be done.
Unite geolocation app
Cool ways to manage your own location data
Código abierto y Opera
Porque ser abierto no es la diferencía entre exito y la muerte.
HTML - a new standard
CSSquirrel suggests that listening to more people would make HTML better. I agree, but there are people who already influence HTML and should think about how they can do it better.
Walking in an exoskeleton, and why it isn't necessary
There is a big difference between (disabled) people achieving something, and expecting that everyone should do things "like us".