Category Archives: General

Blog maintenance on Saturday

On Saturday, August 23, starting at 9 AM GMT+02:00 (3 AM Eastern, midnight Pacific), this blog will undergo some much needed maintenance. Afterwards it will hopefully be faster, and also have a new theme. I’ll try to keep the interruption … Continue reading

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What got me into programming

On Nov 20, 1983, Borland released Turbo Pascal 1.0. At a price of revolutionary 50 us$, developers received the world’s first fully integrated development environment (IDE) for the PC. It combined the compiler and code editor, and later also debugger, … Continue reading

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Recap of Beyond Tellerrand 2013

On may 27 and 28, I attended the Beyond Tellerrand 2013 conference. Tellerrand is the German word for “edge of a plate”. The conference is targeted primarily at web developers and designers, but provides many tracks that look way beyond … Continue reading

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Five years at Mozilla

Exactly on this day five years ago, on Monday, December 3, 2007, I started work at Mozilla as the QA engineer for Accessibility. I’d like to take this small anniversary to look back and look ahead. When I started, Mozilla … Continue reading

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An overview of accessible clients

In December of 2011, I wrote about the accessibility of social networks, or rather, how sad the picture looked. Since then, not much has changed in those mentioned networks, except a good update to the Facebook app and some improvements … Continue reading

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Social networks and accessibility: A rather sad picture

In recent months, several popular social networks relaunched or updated their services, and one new player came out onto the plain field that, initially hyped, now is hardly talked about any more. Unfortunately, what all these have in common, is … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, world wide web!

Today, CERN will celebrate the 20th birthday of the world wide web. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Tim Berners-Lee for writing the initial proposal and sticking to the idea even though his boss, Mike Sendall forgot about … Continue reading

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At FOSDEM 2009

I’ll be at FOSDEM in Brussels this weekend. I’ll be at the Mozilla booth or attending sessions in the dev rooms. If you feel like dropping by and talk accessibility, ARIA and such, feel welcomed!

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Seven things you may or may not know about me

Wow! I have the distinct honour of being the only one tagged by my new colleague on the Mozilla QA team: Henrik Skupin. I was also tagged by Steve Lee, and he came first! The rules Link back to your … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas everyone!

To all my readers a very merry Christmas! Enjoy the time off, your loved ones’ company, the good food, and everything else there’s to enjoy about Christmas!

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Social Bookmarking feature added to blog

Umm well, I sort of had it already, you could either add posts to digg or But this all was a bit hacky, and the implementation wasn’t too accessible, either. I therefore browsed around a bit on the WordPress … Continue reading

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Move completed

The move of my blog was finally completed Monday evening CEST. Everything should continue running smoothly now. Appologies to the commenter of my “Blog is moving” post: While your comment/warning was very much appreciated, I did not dare to try … Continue reading

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Blog moves to new host

Hi there! Over the next few hours, I’ll move this blog over to a new host. Hopefully if all goes well, you won’t notice much outage during that move period.

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Merry Christmas everyone!

I wish all my readers a merry Christmas! Hope everyone will enjoy the free time as much as I intend to do! Also, all the best for 2008! May it be an enjoyable, productive, or in any way successful year … Continue reading

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Welcome to Marco’s accessibility musings!

Hi and welcome to my blog! My goal is to blog about everything and anything I deem important in the world of accessible software (or such that strives to become such). I’ll be talking about my work for Mozilla Corp. … Continue reading

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