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January 23, 2009 11:03 a.m.
The moment Barack Obama took the oath of office (the first time), the new whitehouse.gov was launched, promising a new era of government transparency.
Much as I'd like to take credit for discovering the wonderful intersection between politics, government and hard-core Web geekiness, the kudos go to Jason Kottke for his blog post The country's new robots.txt file.
For the non-geeks, robots.txt is a file that is expected and read by search engines to identify directories that you don't want added to their databases. Every site should have one, and it is located in ...
Updated 07/14/10 @ 11:03AM CDT by brian
January 23, 2009 11:02 a.m.
Everywhere I turn, I see the title Evangelist related to technology jobs. Am I the only one that thinks this is silly?
Webster's New World Collegiate Dictionary (Fourth Edition) defines evangelist as follows:
- Any of the four writers of the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John.
- A revivalist or preacher who holds large public services in various cities, now often televised.
Come on, people. Is it just me who snickers every time I hear the word Evangelist stapled onto some equally pompous title? Is it just me whose head fills with head-slap healing, Kool-Ade drinking, Tammy Faye marrying ...
Updated 07/14/10 @ 11:02AM CDT by brian
January 12, 2009 11:05 a.m.
After a year of more of legal wrangling, Target finally settled the class action law suit filed against it by the National Federation of the Blind. The suit alleged that target.com violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by not having an accessible design.
In the settlement, Target will make its website accessible to blind visitors, pay $6 million and pay to have the site independently monitored for ongoing accessibility.
Hey Target? Next time, just make the site accessible. It's the right thing to do - and a lot cheaper in the long run.
Updated 07/14/10 @ 11:05AM CDT by brian