[games_access] My gaming blog? + Michelle's status

Eitan Glinert glinert at mit.edu
Fri Mar 21 10:01:13 EDT 2008


Ok, while we're at it I too have a blog, www.eitanglinert.com . No RSS feed,
since I personally am not a huge fan (I like to go to websites and be
"surprised"). My blog is a more of a mix, I cover not just accessibility but
also education and human computer interaction in games.
Eitan

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 9:54 AM, d. michelle hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:


> Eitan, Mark, Corey and all --

>

> Yeah...after looking at this sea of email mess I have from the past

> week (not just the list -- other email as well) I can see what you

> are all saying -- yes, I agree that only the main stories should be

> posted on the list and definitely include a sentence or two to

> explain why it's a noteworthy post (ie, a new controller has been

> reviewed or an interview or news article is up). Both Barrie and Mark

> are good examples of people only posting to the list when it's

> something major versus for every single posting so I'd say that they

> do a great job of setting the tone of judicial posting. I have no

> problem with people posting major updates, project milestones and so

> forth -- but, yeah, let's make sure we respect each other's email

> load!

>

> Great idea about the RSS feeds -- we should get those on the Wiki so

> that we can lead people to a "one stop shop" for RSS feeds for the

> different blogs.

>

> And, also, for those who want an even lighter mode for even this

> list, don't forget about the digest mode (more info at

> http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/games_access -- if you

> can't change your settings because you can't get your password

> retrieved/remembered, let me know and I can go in and do that for

> you).

>

> And Eitan -- I'm afraid that we can pretty much go with

> "recurring"/chronic on the health front, unfortunately. I haven't

> been wanting to give in to that but I have to start figuring out how

> to live with this reality or it will just depress me too much. Sigh.

>

> Michelle

>

> >I am going to agree... I only update the list when I get a major

> >catch on AbleGamers such as an interview with a game dev or some

> >other "major" story. I spend a lot of time as it is sifting the

> >list. I agree with the RSS feed thing, so I will start it off. Also

> >Corey, I have sent you a few emails personal, but no response, I

> >would like to talk to you.

> >

> >Want only disabled gaming news from AbleGamers...

> >

> http://ablegamers.com/index2.php?option=com_ds-syndicate&version=1&feed_id=2

> >

> >Want ALL news

> >

> http://ablegamers.com/index2.php?option=com_ds-syndicate&version=1&feed_id=1

> >

> >Want just the blog

> >

> http://ablegamers.com/index2.php?option=com_ds-syndicate&version=1&feed_id=3

> >

> >Enjoy...

> >

> >Eitan Glinert wrote:

> >>Hi everyone,

> >>

> >>Corey, I think it's great that you're doing a blog on

> >>accessibility! However, at the risk of sounding like a jerk I'm

> >>going to go out on a limb and say that I do mind if you send out

> >>e-mail every time you update your blog. That's exactly what RSS

> >>feeds are for - why don't you send out a link so people can

> >>subscribe to your blog instead? Of course, if you post something

> >>especially relevant you shouldn't hesitate to e-mail the list.

> >>

> >>Sorry, I just feel like this list is high traffic enough, and that

> >>sometimes it is hard to pick out the signal over the noise.

> >>

> >>Michelle, I'm glad to hear that you are out of the hospital. I hope

> >>you get better soon and that this doesn't become recurring.

> >>

> >>Eitan

> >>

> >>On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 2:25 AM, d. michelle hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu

> >><mailto:hinn at uiuc.edu>> wrote:

> >>

> >> Not at all -- it would probably help for future posts if you added

> >> a sentence to mention what the topic is for your latest blog posts

> >> for people quickly scanning through the list. The list, as I see

> >> it, has become a great resource/portal to all things about game

> >> accessibility rather than solely SIG work. The only thing I think

> >> anyone would have an issue with was something like constant "check

> >> out our weekly sales at blahblah.com <http://blahblah.com>!" style

> >> messages. I mean a sale mention here and there if an accessibility

> >> company was having a sale on switch boxes would probably be

> >> appreciated but not constant mega ads. :)

> >>

> >> Sorry, everyone -- I've been away for the last few days in

> >> hospital and I just got out a few hours ago if you can believe

> >> that (I've been there since the weekend). So I'm off to bed

> >> (amazing how badly you sleep in hospital -- I feel exhausted! I

> >> guess it's all the beeps and cords and such hanging off of you

> >> that help keep you from really relaxing enough to fall into a

> >> restorative sleep. Anyway, so if you have emailed me in the last

> >> week and are wondering why I haven't answered...that's why! I'll

> >> be catching up over the next few days.

> >>

> >> Michelle

> >>

> >>> Hi all,

> >>>

> >>> I hope that you don't mind if I start letting you know when I

> >>> update my accessible gaming blog on here. This is my latest post

> >>> for 03/20/2OO8 <http://dgamerblog.wordpress.com/>.

> >>>

> >>>

> >>>

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