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jamesbarrett (11:09:03 AM): I've come to watch you flail, i hear it's an interesting experience :)
the_gneech (11:09:16 AM): It's over-rated.
jamesbarrett (11:09:36 AM): man, and here I had popcorn and everything
the_gneech (11:09:56 AM): Ya just can't depend on rumors.
jamesbarrett (11:10:06 AM): apparently
the_gneech (11:10:26 AM): Now you know! And knowing is half the battle.

G.I. Jooooeeee!
jamesbarrett (11:10:47 AM): *shakes his head at you*
the_gneech (11:11:01 AM): =:-o
jamesbarrett (11:12:43 AM): I'm having opposite reaction day today; yesterday, I slept like 12 hours. now I can't sleep at all
the_gneech (11:13:20 AM): In that case, up and at 'em!
jamesbarrett (11:13:42 AM): only have 2 or 3 more hours before I start losing sleep
the_gneech (11:14:36 AM): *thinks*

I have no meaningful reply to that statement.
jamesbarrett (11:14:41 AM): yay!
the_gneech (11:14:56 AM): Or that one.
jamesbarrett (11:15:01 AM): woohoo!
the_gneech (11:15:15 AM): This could go on all day.
jamesbarrett (11:15:18 AM): yep
the_gneech (11:15:45 AM): He agreed the 15 PDF files hosted on the HRSA IC website should be taken down until they can be replaced with 508 compliant files (three of the publications/files have been archived). The 12 remaining files have been removed. We have HTML files for two of the publications, we would need to add a HMTL file column on the website. Currently, if we add the URL (to where the HTML file is posted) to the URL field in ICS, the HTML file is listed on the website as a PDF.
jamesbarrett (11:16:15 AM): uh huh ooookay
the_gneech (11:16:35 AM): Hey, if you're going to be nonsensical at me, you're gonna have to compete with my job!
jamesbarrett (11:16:52 AM): awe, man, make it hard for me why don't ya
the_gneech (11:17:13 AM): job: *is undefeated at nonsense*
jamesbarrett (11:17:30 AM): this sucks
the_gneech (11:17:38 AM): *snicker*
jamesbarrett (11:17:49 AM): I'm gonna complain, somewhere out of earshot
the_gneech (11:18:11 AM): job: *does a really bizarre victory dance*
jamesbarrett (11:18:23 AM): =:-o

...and this is just one sample of my day's surreality!

-The Gneech


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Feb. 26th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Uh... yeah. I'm gonna be over there too with JB.

Feb. 26th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
make sure to bring popcorn. I'm not sharing mine. -Frisk
Feb. 26th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
Excellent. Food always tastes better when you can steal it from people who don't want to share.
Feb. 27th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
Reminds me of the time I sat next to this obnoxious little kid during a free screening of Hitchhiker's Guid to the Galaxy.

kid: *eyeballing my popcorn* Do you have butter on that?
me: *suspicious* Yes.
kid: *disappointed* Oh.
*a few minutes later*
kid: *eyeballing popcorn again* Are you going to eat all that?
me: Yes!
Feb. 27th, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
My remedy for that situation was developing an odd taste in toppings. Or have a foul-tasting decoy handy.
Feb. 27th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
Mine is the guarantee that if you try and take my popcorn, you have a 100% chance of losing digits.
Feb. 26th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
the PDF blurb made sense to me!
now, are both the PDFs and HTML files JAWS compliant?

Feb. 26th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Re: the PDF blurb made sense to me!
Well, that's a difficult question to answer. The PDFs don't require that much work to make them pass Acrobat 8's full accessibility check, but the question is, "Is that good enough for them to be 508-compliant?" Nobody seems to know.
Feb. 26th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Re: the PDF blurb made sense to me!
as long as the PDFs can be accessed with Acrobat Reader 8 (or whatever Adobe's calling their free PDF viewer version) and there are alternative options besides viewing the screen, that should work.

I would also test the PDFs and HTML against a group of text readers depending on the audience (which is so broad based it would be hard to test them all)

Feb. 26th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
Re: the PDF blurb made sense to me!
I've got a copy of JAWS installed (evaluation copy), which actually violates their licensing agreement. Buh?
Feb. 26th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
Re: the PDF blurb made sense to me!
if your clients routinely ask you for JAWS compliance, I suggest you buy a copy like I did. I also was able to learn more about the interface because it is not intuitive (and there are a lot of user settable options).

Feb. 26th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
Re: the PDF blurb made sense to me!

I'm not gonna tell him he's not compliant, at least to his face! ;-)

Feb. 27th, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
Re: the PDF blurb made sense to me!
Are you gonna tell him he can't really bite through a steel cable, as Adam & Jamie recently proved?
Feb. 27th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
Re: the PDF blurb made sense to me!

You're gonna to need a bigger blurb!
Feb. 27th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
*adds to the nonsense*

Actual headline: "Clouds made yesterday meant chill stuck aroundly." Move zig for great justice.


And, yes, it reads, "aroundLy".
Feb. 28th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
Where is Kentuckiana? Is that near Tajikistan?

Have the best

Feb. 28th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
Southern Indiana plus Western Kentucky equals Kentuckiana. Several of the big cities down-a-that-a-way all kind of merge into one...so, they formed their own pseudostate called Kentuckiana.

Oh, and they changed the headline. How sad.
Feb. 27th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
Wait, its more important the files be 404 compliant than 508 compliant? Who exactly does that help?
Feb. 27th, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
Grammar Nazi!
I've been playing Grammar Nazi a lot for the last two weeks; it's part of the jobs I've taken for a sophomore English teacher at University High School.

Shouldn't that be "need to add an HTML file column"? Read it aloud. HTML is pronounced, "aich-tee-em-ell," which suggests that "an" should precede the dipthong, "ai."

Have the best

Feb. 27th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Grammar Nazi!
Except the "h" stands for "hyper," so if you're reading "html" as "hypertext markup language," then it should be "a". ;)

Not that anybody does, of course. :D

Feb. 28th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
Re: Grammar Nazi!
That's acceptable. If you spell out, "hypertext markup language," then it would be "a hypertext markup language file."

Goodness gracious! I've been doing too many "Caught-Ya" dialogues with my students. This is becoming a standard mode of conversation for me.


Have the best

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