Join the Internet Blackout – Protest Against Guilt Upon Accusation Laws in NZ — Creative Freedom Foundation (creativefreedom.org.nz)

February 23, 2009

Join the Internet Blackout – Protest Against Guilt Upon Accusation Laws in NZ — Creative Freedom Foundation (creativefreedom.org.nz)

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Highway 401 Revisited

February 23, 2009

I just re-found Highway 401 Revisited, and apparently unpublished article that I was interviewed for, talking about a club, Larry’s Hideaway, that I used to play at, and hang out at. I like how someone says “I’ve been to other dives in other cities, provinces and states but there was no other bar that could […]

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User-Friendly Design – The New York Times > Home & Garden > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 17

February 22, 2009

User-Friendly Design – The New York Times > Home & Garden > Slide Show has a lot of pictures of things that I really want to have in my house. Like shelves that slide down, so you don’t have to reach up to get things. I really want that.

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Frida Writes: Wheelchair for Dance

February 22, 2009

I saw this video Dancing Chair on Frida Writes and thought of ken for dance, but also as an exercising medium to get people, who can, use their lower body and build up core muscle strength while freeing hands to hold and get things while moving around, say, one’s apartment. I can see lots of […]

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Reading and Action Meet in the Brain

February 21, 2009

Aaron over on the Education Policy Blog writes: Reading and Action Meet in the Brain A new brain-imaging study is shedding light on what it means to “get lost” in a good book — suggesting that readers create vivid mental simulations of the sounds, sights, tastes and movements described in a textual narrative while simultaneously […]

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second life IN real life

February 20, 2009

AlxB sent me this. Very cute.

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idle.slashdot.org | Student Arrested For Classroom Texting

February 20, 2009

idle.slashdot.org | Student Arrested For Classroom Texting A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she refused to stop texting during a high school math class. The girl denied having a phone when confronted by a school safety officer, but a female cop found it after frisking her. The Samsung Cricket […]

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making a chair

February 19, 2009

making a chair, originally uploaded by jasonnolan. This is a chair that I made, with antoinette’s guidance, at the Adaptive Design Association in NYC. It is an amazing design, and very flexible in terms of how it can be made. Click on the picture to go to the other ones, that show the process. Anyone […]

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AppleInsider | Apple settles disability lawsuit over San Francisco store

February 19, 2009

AppleInsider | Apple settles disability lawsuit over San Francisco store Apple has agreed to make changes to its San Francisco store and retrain its entire retail workforce as part of a settlement in a long-running disability lawsuit filed by two wheelchair-bound customers. Oakland residents Jana Overbo and Nicole Brown-Booker, together with Apple, signed an agreement […]

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Man who froze had history of late utility payments – CNN.com

February 19, 2009

Sorry, but this is criminal. Sue someone. Take them to court. Seize their bank accounts, but you do not shut of power to people in the winter. Or during a summer heat wave. No no no. Not paying bills it not a capital offense. The line at the bottom of it having nothing to do […]

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