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Now I am in Spain for a couple of very formal events and a tour of universities, before a two-week speaking tour of Brazil. Meanwhile, the work piles up...
And now I am in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I didn't manage to learn enough Russian to speak it on this trip (I did manage about 2/3 of what I hoped to do, which is about three times as much as I expected). But I did demonstrate the new toys in my talk (to go online as soon as I clean up the bits that link to wierd parts of my filesystem), and they all ran nicely
Also, I have never been to Kyrgyzstan. First new country this year... with the second coming up in a couple of weeks.
Then I read the newspaper this morning and discovered that the people currently governing Australia think that it makes sense to apply this test for real (have a squiz if you like). In the interests of bringing about something very like the end of the world, to wit helping people to waltz in, set up and settle down a bit and say "Mate, I am Australian now", like they have done on and off (there was this little White Australia policy thing, and a few other squeezes) for the last couple of centuries, I present the cheat sheet for the upcoming citizenship test.
(Also, it's so Stace doesn't make a more of a play for Sar's Tim Tams. She got enough of her own already...)
(Warning. There are some rude-ish words in it. Nothing that makes my Mum squirm, but the sort of thing that would have brought a Very Stern Look from my Granny, and a rap over the knuckles from my uncle).
Book 42 was my third (and least complex) book in Norwegian. "Heksene" by Roald Dahl, is written for kids - kids under 10. Illustrated by Quentin Blake, it is about witches. Although it purports to be autobiographical, I am a little suspicious that it is not the entire truth...
Now I am re-reading a book about books. Although I only read it in english before. I am not about a quarter of the way through "Il Nome della Rosa", by Umberto Eco. And some easier books alongside, since I got to Jim's and found a pile of easy reading (I have had the Eco book for years, but never dared to try reading it before. I only backed myself into the corner by running out of books at a moment I was packing in a hurry).
But here, they are because I finished books number 8 and 9.
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".