Archive for October, 2011

Razorback Celebrates 21 Rocking Years with an Awesome Gig and “Three Minutes of Glory”

October 29, 2011

Filipino rock legends Razorback celebrated their 21st year anniversary yesterday, October 28, at the Music Museum. And the celebration became even more memorable as Razorback released their long-awaited fifth studio album “Three Minutes of Glory” on the same night.

Razorback consists of Kevin Roy on vocals, Tirso Ripoll on guitar, Manuel Legarda on guitar, Louie Talan on bass, and Brian Velasco on drums. On that heavy night, the band played several songs from all of their albums. These included classics such as “Giyang”, “Payaso”, “Munting Paraiso”, “Beggar’s Moon-Tie Dye Sky”, and “Pepe da Hepe”. They also performed live for the first time a handful of songs from their new album. These new beasts include “Daan Daang Dahilan”, “Ayon Sa Kanya”, “Amused”, the title track “Three Minutes Of Glory” and the spine-chilling “You And Your Sins”.

Razorback performing on stage during Three Minutes of Glory album launch

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How to Prevent a Crazy Blind Man from Making Weird Requests

October 22, 2011

It happened at around 4:00 am in a hotel in the city of Kuching. All was quiet when the phone at the front desk rang suddenly. The lady at the front desk picked up the phone and received a call from one of the people staying in the hotel.

The person on the other end of the line apparently made a request. And upon hearing the request, the lady had a bewildered look on her face.

What in the World Happened?

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Malaysia’s Monumental Gathering of Accessibility Advocates

October 14, 2011

This week in Kuching, Sarawak, one of the largest accessibility events was conducted and organized by a dynamic group dedicated to supporting accessible online information. A massive crowd of more than 400 people gathered to learn about and subsequently support web accessibility in the country’s biggest web accessibility seminar.

Attendees of this event consisted of high-ranking government officials of Sarawak and other Malaysian states, developers and designers of websites, IT students–basically people from all walks of life that are interested in web accessibility. The seminar was held on October 12, 2011 at the Grand Margherita Hotel in Kuching.

some of the audience in the October 12 accessibility seminar in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Talking About the Public’s Role in Web Accessibility

I had the privilege of being one of the speakers in this momentous event. I explained about everyone’s role in making the Internet a more accessible place. The 400-strong group and I looked at the basic ways on how to ensure that online contents are accessible. Generally, these consist of text descriptions for images, proper use of HTML codes, and keyboard-driven web elements. During the discussion, I pointed out the fact that all of us, whether we make websites or are simply Internet users, can all play a role in making online information accessible to people with disabilities.

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