Section 508 And The Web

In response to an inquiry regarding Section 508 compliance and Washington State...

I don't believe it's a matter of how long. And I don't believe it's up to the state, as it is already a federal law. It's just not being enforced. There is not agency testing or enforcing these laws (the Department Of Education enforces laws pertaining to schools). I believe it's a matter of avoiding a lawsuit.

Detecting Javascript In Coldfusion And Other Languages

I had been struggling for a while trying to find a way to detect JavaScript capability in my applications, then adjusting the application accordingly. My employer requires accessibility to all websites and web applications with JavaScript disabled. This can be done using the noscript tags with a meta refresh, but this is very, very bad form.

Using ColdFusion, I was able to solve this problem. I believe this can be done in any language which allows the setting and manipulation of cookies. Here is the code:

<cfset jscript = 0>

More Myspace News

The saga continues...

Firefox Extensions - Adblock

Perhaps the number one reason Firefox is so popular is due to the Adblock extension. Adblock filters out advertisements from websites. To download Adblock, go to the Adblock page located in the extensions portion of the Firefox website. Once you install Adblock, you'll also want to install the Adblock filterset.G Updater which is an extension that updates the advertisements to block automatically!

More Myspace Stupidity

It seems there is no shortage of examples when it comes to users' stupidity on MySpace.

First there is the story of a 48 year old man who "lured girls" ages 13 -15 to his trailer to smoke his legally-posessed marijuana with him using his MySpace page. From the article:

Firefox Extensions - An Introduction And IE View

An extension extends the functionality of Firefox. These are generally downloaded through their secure site, which can be tricky to find the most useful extensions. My goal is to make it easy to find and use the best extensions for Firefox. Extensions can do many things, from installing useful tools to blocking advertisements to adding entertainment.

To get extensions for Firefox, you click on the Tools menu, then click Extensions. This will bring up the extension manager, a simple interface which allows you to manage your extensions. Click on Get More Extensions.

Firefox - The Better Browser

With the increasing popularity of the free browser Firefox, I have decided to start this tutorial for users of other browsers.

MySpace Used To Prove Parole Violation

Yet another MySpace user is paying for his profile. Maybe he should have opted for a private profile...or none at all.

Ubuntu Linux

I have been a user of Linux on and off for several years now. I have tried many different "flavors" on many different configurations and types of computers. A few days ago, I got a hold of the latest distribution of the free Ubuntu distribution. Ubuntu is touted as Linux for human beings and I couldn't agree more.

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