Five Things You Don't Know About Me And ATMac
We've had a bunch of tech-heavy posts lately, so I thought it might be a good time for a change of pace. Here are some things you might not know about me, Ricky Buchanan, and about ATMac.
I've been a blogger since January 1997, which was before the world "blog" even existed - I called mine an online journal and named it Journeying/Journalling. This makes me one of the first 25 bloggers ever, as far as I know - there's an online diary history project website which has recollections from 32 people who started blogging before 1998. Journeying/Journalling is still going strong nearly 13 years after I started it, now living on the Dreamwidth server. With all the other websites I run now it doesn't get updated a whole lot but it's still an important part of my life!
I frequently edit and update older posts to keep them current. Most recently I've been busily updating the Snow Leopard Assistive Technology Compatibility List as new information comes in, but other posts are frequently updated too. Some get updated over and over, such as these:
- Did you know your Mac could do that?
- Speech-to-Text: Dictation software for OS X
- Text-to-Speech in Languages other than English
Most posts are just updated if there's new information which makes the post inaccurate or obsolete though. If you ever spot anything on ATMac which should be updated, leave a comment and I'll try to fix it!
I run four other websites unrelated to ATMac:
- No Pity City has gear with punchy disability slogans and general disability-related articles.
- Four Walls No Limits has resources and information for people who are housebound, bedbound, or otherwise confined to a small area.
- Not Done Living is my personal website, and has links to all of the others and some more information about me.
ATMac started in April 2007 and was originally hosted on LiveJournal. I had been planning to start it for at least 6 months before that but was nervous that I wouldn't be able to manage a professional blog. Three hundred and forty posts later, I think I'm doing pretty well!
This seems to surprise people much more than I expect: I'm female. I'm not sure if it's unexpected because my name is not gender-specific or because this site is so technical, but it seems that people have lots of trouble remembering.
So there you go. Is there something about you that I might like to know? Leave me a comment!
- Ricky Buchanan