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Useful Tweets 23

May 06, 2009

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With my busy schedule, it seems that the Useful Tweets weekly series has become bi-monthly. I've accepted this. I hope you can too.

So, without any further delay, here are links from the past two weeks of tweets that I (loosely) deem useful.

April 19 – May 3, 2009

While I like robots as much as the next gal, these SquishBots seem slightly creepy. And then I think, they sound a lot like "Robo-boners." And then I'm not creeped out anymore, because robo-boners are nothing new. Vibrator.
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With my fondness for microformats, it's no surprise I'm digging the idea of rel-accessibility.
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The W3C's How People with Disabilities Use the Web features some great user scenarios and is written without too much tech-speak.
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Like many lucky folks, I work with idiots. This Cyanide and Happiness comic captures exactly what I'd like to say to these "unique" people (whom I often refer to as "fucktards").
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Any beer enthusiast should know how to properly pour a beer. And, no, Budweiser doesn't count. You can chug that shit straight from the can.
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Stumbled across a great interview with the creator of Accessible Twitter. Not only was it nice to hear a developer talk about evolving accessibility, but I didn't even know there was an accessible Twitter application.
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I never liked the 2001 remake of Ocean's Eleven. Unlike most everyone else on the planet, I don't care for Pitt or Clooney. Now, Kermit and Fozzie, on the other hand … droolworthy in Henson's 11.
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I don't care how high-tech Crocs get, they still make you look like a douchebag.
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While I had no interest whatsoever in any of the Gmail themes, I'm in complete love with this Google Redesigned Firefox extension. Skins GMail, Google Calendar and Google Reader.
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More shit that I want, but completely don't need: Adobe application pillows.
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Not like I have any time for wasting, but the Twitter visualizer, Visible Tweets is quite effective for procrastination purposes. Great animations and transitions.
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The much-anticipated (at least I was) Devote:ee site launched last week, full of goodies: plug-ins, extensions, modules, tutorials and more for ExpressionEngine.
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Designing and developing WCAG 2.0-compliant sites and applications is a challenge … to say the least. But a necessary one. And One Guideline A Day helps to make WCAG 2.0 easy with a daily tutorial/article covering one part of the guidelines. Easy–to–understand language and good examples.
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Oh hey! Have you heard of this "swine flu" epidemic!? You should see if you have swine flu.
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I am so ridiculously happy that the value-class pattern for microformats has been officially announced. I hope this goes a long way toward addressing accessibility and usability concerns.
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