Apple simply does not play well with other vendors when it comes to standardization. The same sort of things we once criticized Microsoft for doing long ago, we give Apple a pass on today. They’re very content to play in their own little sandbox all too often.
Has Apple become like the Microsoft of old?
- Getting on Point – The jQuery Blog
- Pointer Events advance to W3C Recommendation – The Paciello Group
- Rethinking Microsoft’s Browser with Rey Bango – The Web Ahead (not about the issue specifically, but a good overview of Microsoft’s effort to embrace standards completely with its new browser.)
The technology used by the famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, is now open source and free for all of us.
Luke Wroblewski on Design is Valued. Now What?
I have a Raspberry Pi sitting around not getting used. I started setting it up as a web server, but I’ve never needed it. Today, I may have found something worth using the Pi for – a retro gaming rig. It seems easy, but I doubt it will run all the emulators because of the limited ram. Still could be fun though! A project for tomorrow, perhaps? :)
I wrote a guest post on DigitalGov about what accessibility is really about and how anyone can do it. Give it a read.
I started this year with simpler goals than in years past. Watching a documentary on the cost of human progress a few days ago has made me want to simplify even more. So I’m tacking some of the advice in this post on Zen Habits about simple living.
I’ve already made a list of my most important four to five priorities in life, created a simple to-do list system with Reminders, and knocked off 50-plus blogs from my WordPress.com Reader. Next up? My desk and workspace. Here’s to hoping that doesn’t take most of the weekend. :)