Author: Tom Henrich

  • Round-up: Accessibility References for Non-Tech People

    Just because someone has a disability of some kind doesn’t mean they aren’t using the web, and just because someone’s using the web doesn’t mean they don’t have some kind of need that would benefit from even basic accessibility practices. The following is a short list of references collected via Twitter in response to @drinkerthinker’s request for non-tech-savvy resources.

  • Your House is Burning – What Do You Grab?

    A thought experiment, if you would. Your house is burning. What do you take with you? What are your priorities when faced with losing everything? It’s good to take a step back sometimes and evaluate your life, what you’ve surrounded yourself with, and what you could (or couldn’t) bear to lose if it came down to it.

  • Five Things I Wish People Knew About Me

    We live with a stream of constant tweets, check-ins and status updates, and yet how much about these social media “friends” do we really truly know? And how much about ourselves do they know? My guess? Not much.

  • #nerdhumor

    A tweet of mine got some serious attention yesterday. It was posted totally on a whim; I expected maybe a handful of people to star or retweet it. Instead it took off and got massive visibility. As of the time of this writing it had been retweeted 1231 times using Twitter’s native retweet function and – according to a quick search via the Twitter API – over 600 times by people copying and pasting it, retweeting others who had commented, etc.

  • Up and Gone; Or, The Ease of Relocating in the Digital Age

    I recently had the pleasure of dogsitting for my parents while they were out of town, and in the process of temporarily relocating myself to their house, I realized something. It’s extremely easy to pick up and relocate ourselves in an age where everything has gone digital. This isn’t really a surprise. There are lots […]