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

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Fri Mar 21 18:16:03 EDT 2008

Fantastic! Yes, I think having a listing of blogs (and RSS feeds
where available) will be handy for all of us and it's a good idea to
send along important postings and then the rest can be picked up by
RSS readers. My opinion is that if it's some cool new technology or
game accessibility story, we should definitely point out our own

So, hey, that was an easy issue to solve! :) Sounds like we're all on
the same page here with email overload prevention!

Thanks, Corey, about the best wishes -- it's pretty tough at the
moment. You just never know what life is bringing around the corner
next though so I hang in there.


>Thank you all for your input, I really appreciate it. I do

>understand about wanting to keep your email down to a minimum. I

>will just send out emails only when I have important news or stories

>from my blog. I do have an RSS feed and an email subscription to my

>blog through FeedBurner.


><http://dgamerblog.wordpress.com/feed/>DGAMER Blog RSS Feed


>Blog Email Subscription


>Mark - I am sorry if I haven't responded to any of your emails, I do

>not remember ever receiving them. I'm not sure which email address

>you were sending them to since I have more than one. Send me a

>message to <mailto:dis at d-gamer.com>dis at d-gamer.com and I will get

>right back to you.


>Michelle - I hope that your chronic health issues improve. I know it

>can be hard to deal with major changes in your life, I have gone

>through many myself. Just do what makes you happy it is good for the




>Corey 'Dis' Krull



><http://dgamerblog.wordpress.com/>DGAMER Blog


>From: games_access-bounces at igda.org

>[mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] On Behalf Of Eitan Glinert

>Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 7:01 AM

>To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

>Subject: Re: [games_access] My gaming blog? + Michelle's status


>Ok, while we're at it I too have a blog,

><http://www.eitanglinert.com>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



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

><<mailto:hinn at uiuc.edu>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



>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


>-- 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



>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.




>>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...



>>Want ALL news



>>Want just the blog





>>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.




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

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

>>><mailto:<mailto:hinn at uiuc.edu>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 <http://blahblah.com>blahblah.com

>>><<http://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





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