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  • How i got my husband back... My name is jessica. I live in Canada, and i got married four months ago.
    My husband and I have been living a very happy and lovely life. So as time
    went on, I began to notice this strange attitude that my husband was
    possessing. He was now going out with other girls, to the extent that he
    was no longer picking up my calls, and he was not even sleeping in the
    house anymore. I became confused and didn't know what to do. So i became
    worried and stranded, that brought so many thoughts into my mind, because I
    have never experienced a thing like this before in my life.
    So I decided to visit a spell caster, to see if he can help me out. So
    immediately I went to the internet, where I saw an amazing testimony of a
    spell caster who brought someone's ex lover back, so I
    contacted him immediately and I explained to him all my problems and he
    told me that it will be very easy for him to solve, compare to the ones
    that he has done before. And he also gave me some proof to be really sure
    of his work, and he assured me that my husband will come back to me
    immediately he is through with the spell. And also he told me to put all my
    trust in him, and I really obeyed him. So it was 8:00 am on the next
    morning, when I was about going to work, when i received my husband's call,
    and he told me that he was coming back home, and he apologized to me, and
    told me that he is very sorry for the pain that he has cost me. And after
    some hours later, he really came back home, and that was how we continued
    our marriage with lots of love and happiness, and our love was now stronger
    than how it were before.

    then, he also told me that once my heart desire has been granted unto me
    that i should go and testify of his work right here on the internet. Right
    now I am the happiest woman on earth today as I am writing this testimony,
    and I want to really thank you for bringing back my husband, and for
    bringing joy and love to my family.He can also cast other spells like,
    spells to get pregnant,
    spells for money,
    spells for getting jobs,
    cure for HIV aids,
    security spells,
    spells for healing sickness,
    and so so many others

    CONTACT HIM NOW ON THIS EMAIL drjamesdsoltion@gmail.com
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    • Accessihacking How I got my mashup groove back. Christian Heilmann, BarCamp 4, London, May 2008
    • The once enticing and amazing world of mashups and ethical hacking started to bore me.
    • I’ve seen a lot and a lot of repetition.
    • Random data on maps.
    • Seemingly useful data from other sources next to the one I was really interested in.
    • My music with my photos.
    • ... and so on.
    • It was all a bit like déja vu.
    • It was all a bit like déja vu.
    • The problem?
    • None of this made any difference to the world around me or actually my own life.
    • Then something cool happened.
    • Social innovatio n http://sicamp.org/
    • Find real world problems and mix those with the enthusiasm of ethical hacking.
    • Instead of struggling to find problems to solve, geeks got them delivered to them.
    • One entry especially got me very interested.
    • I was especially fascinated by enabled by design. http://enabled.sicamp.org/
    • Enabled by design takes something people are very fascinated about – product design – and marries it with a need of real people.
    • That made me wonder about other things that can be done that way.
    • Luckily there is a whole new market flourishing – social entrepreneurship.
    • • The catalyst awards http://ukcatalystawards.org/
    • It is time not to “scratch the developer’s itch” but to tackle real problems with our hacking kung-foo skills.
    • So what am I doing?
    • Reading a lot of emails, attending conferences and seeing demands made me bored of the accessibility movement in our area.
    • People that really needed our help never got to voice their concerns.
    • Instead we concentrated on technical details, following best practices that never got tested in the real world and generally stalled, waiting for the law to make accessibility a must.
    • It is about people. Not about technology.
    • We will never build perfect solutions without input from people who we want to help.
    • The biggest problem in accessibility these days is online video.
    • Which is ironic, as it is also an amazing accessibility opportunity.
    • Yahoo live showing hard of hearing people chatting with another in sign language. http://blog.deafread.com/abcohende/2008/02/15/yahoos-live-deaf-chat-room/
    • At the accessibility 2.0 conference earlier this year Antonia Hyde showed what a video player for people with learning disabilities might look like.
    • This was a challenge I loved.
    • a more accessible youtube player http://icant.co.uk/easy-youtube/?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i0-btCTdN8
    • This is being tested and ammended after feedback right now.
    • The fascinating thing is that I am getting feedback from schools that they use it, and from blind people thanking me for making it.
    • I never planned it to be screen-reader compatible!
    • I used JavaScript, the YouTube JS API and some HTML to hack this system in a way the developers never intended.
    • There were YouTube JS players before, but they mimicked the interface with HTML and CSS instead of altering it.
    • Other things I tried to tackle already:
    • Timed captioning
    • http://icant.co.uk/sandbox/youtube-captioning.html
    • Twitter in natural language.
    • http://icanhaz.com/twitterwithlang
    • My question to you now is:
    • Am I just being a tree- hugging freak again or do we have something cool and worth pursuing here?
    • In other words:
    • Should I organize a hackday that marries bleeding edge APIs and technologies and targets accessibility issues with them?
    • Would you be up for that?
    • Thanks! Questions?