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Accessibility Lessons from World Usability Day
We Did The Best We Could

We Did The Best We Could

Faced with tough times or injustice, we often comfort ourselves by saying that “we did the best we could” or “there was nothing more we could do”. We in Minnesota were recently shaken by the conclusion of a 27-year-long investigation into the disappearance of a child named Jacob Wetterling. American Public Media’s “In the Dark” … Continued

Have a Backup (and make sure it works)

Have a Backup (and make sure it works)

World Backup Day was last week, on March 31st. Have a backup. In the world of software, losing work can range from mildly annoying to catastrophic. A backup can save you from that peril. However, having a backup and finding out at the most critical time it is not viable is almost worse than having no … Continued

Reflect

Reflect

We made it! Another revolution around the sun is almost complete. You’ve probably started to look forward to 2016 already and all that it will bring into your life. But don’t leave the last twelve months behind quite yet. Surely, there were at least a few accomplishments or notable memories you had. What went into … Continued

Fostering

Fostering

Fostering is all about taking something in that isn’t yours and giving it a positive, nurturing environment. The end goal is to give it the love and care that it needs until it finds a ‘forever home’. Sometimes the things we foster are less than perfect, but with guidance, they can be transformed. This week, … Continued

Fly Under the Radar

Fly Under the Radar

It’s better to fly under the radar than be crushed by the weight of expectations.  Put your head down and let your work speak for itself.  Contribute without expecting an immediate return.  Focus on doing your best work and the rest will come.  This week, shake off your need for approval. The value of your work isn’t linked … Continued