Thursday, May 11, 2006


New York Times Best 25 (recent) American Novels

In Search of the Best - New York Times

A New York Times survey selected the best work of American fiction from the past 25 years.


1. Beloved by Toni Morrison (1987)


2. Underworld by Don DeLillo (1997)
3. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (1985)
4. Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels by John Updike (1995)
5. American Pastoral by Philip Roth (1997)


6. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (1980)
7. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (1980)
8. Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin (1983)
9. White Noise by Don DeLillo (1985)
10. The Counterlife by Philip Roth (1986)
11. Libra by Don DeLillo (1988)
12. Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver (1988)
13. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (1990)
14. Mating by Norman Rush (1991)
15. Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson (1992)
16. Operation Shylock by Philip Roth (1993)
17. Independence Day by Richard Ford (1995)
18. Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth (1995)
19. Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy (1999)
20. The Human Stain by Philip Roth (2000)
21. The Known World by Edward P. Jones (2003)
22. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth (2004)

Sunday, November 13, 2005


Clean Up You (Computer's) Act -- With Excellent Freeware

I downloaded this freeware; cleaned up my registry; and now my computer starts faster than ever. This works better than the $ 70 software I bought a few years ago.

From the website:
"CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less that a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)"

Learn more and/or download at the developer's home page:

Saturday, November 12, 2005


Get Free, Expert Computer Help at the Tech Guy Forum

I think that I would have thrown my computer out the window years ago if it were not for the generous spirit of help that exists in the computing world.

The great folks at -- also available at the easy to remember name -- have helped me out of a number of computer problems, large and small.

You can get help on just about every kind of computer problem in this galaxy.

Visit their Help Forums here:

Sunday, October 30, 2005


"RELAXED" the HTML Validator

Relax as you validate your XHTML code ...

Thursday, May 19, 2005


Color Analyzer Helps to Test for Contrast

A free tool for testing your website's colors:
Accessible Information Solutions - Colour Contrast Analyser

This tool will help you to meet the WCAG Guidelines. Because it uses numbers, it's perfect for color-blind webmasters. It checks foreground colors and background colors. Other tools are available, but this one has very strict formula for ensuring contrast.

Thursday, May 12, 2005


Get the Web on Your Mobile Phone

Mobile Web Initiative

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Brief Guide to WordPress and Accessibility

Read this Instroduction to Web Accessibility concerning Section 508 and WCAG Priority 1:
A Brief Guide To WordPress and Accessibility

Monday, May 09, 2005


New Web Accessibility Site from Johns Hopkins University

A promising new site for everyone interested in accessible web sites.

Visit the site ...
Web Accessibility at Johns Hopkins promotes accessible web site design, 508 compliance

Sunday, May 08, 2005


Make Your Own Brilliant Antipixel Buttions (80 x 15)

Brilliant Button Maker by

Friday, May 06, 2005


Web Acessibiltiy and Screen Magnifiers

Article about screen magnifiers and accessibility: - legal news and business guides

Thursday, May 05, 2005


Cheat Sheets for CSS, PHP and RGB

Some nice "cheat sheets" available here:

Read more:
Cheat Sheets -

Wednesday, May 04, 2005


Google Feature Lets You Customize Your News

A new feature in Google lets you customize your news. Just go to Google, at and then select NEWS. Or go directly to the Google News page at

Now look in the top righthand corner for the words


Here you can create custom news feeds based on your own search terms. For example, if I choose the term "vitamins", then I will get a recent list of news articles about Vitamins.

A great new feature for finding just the content you want to find.

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