This weekend's bits and pieces...
The next AT Blog Carnival is coming up fast. They're accepting submissions until the 27th of October so you only have another week to get your posts submitted! It has the theme "Mad Scientist", and Lon says he's especially looking for posts about things created with assistive tech, and "how to" type posts but anything is welcome. It'll be posted on 31st of October at the AT Blog Carnival website.
I've updated ATMac's "About" page and created sub-pages for Joe Barnick and Paul Natsch, who regularly write articles for ATMac - well, they wrote their own pages actually. I'd like to give a big "thank you" to Paul and Joe too, for their recent articles. My goal is to publish three articles per week plus perhaps a round-up like this on a weekend which adds up to a lot of words - it really helps to have other people write articles sometimes! What's your favourite disability-relevant Mac topic? Want to write an article?
Other work has been going on lately behind the scenes. It will make ATMac easier to maintain in the long run and make it easier for people to find relevant articles in search engines, amongst other things, so it's worth doing. Unfortunately, it's the type of annoying work that takes a lot of time and makes absolutely no noticeable difference to the appearance of the site, so it feels rather like a black hole for my energy. On the plus side it doesn't take a lot of concentration, so I've been able to do it while I still have my brain fogged up by the virus I have at the moment.
In statistics news, you may be interested to know that ATMac is now seeing 700-900 different visitors on a regular day. This means that, overall, there's a lot of people out there who are interested in disability and Apple-related information which is good news for all of us. More people means more leverage and more possibilities that Apple will concentrate on assistive technology. Good stuff all around.
Have a good weekend, all.
- Ricky Buchanan