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November 21, 2003


I found a couple of rockin’ tutorials today:

How to install Apache on Windows

How to install PHP on Windows

How to install MySQL on Windows

Mmmm. Tasty. Now I can start translating this site into PHP while still using my XP as a development server.

Accessibility isn’t just for the disabled

I’m sitting at the computer, with the baby on a pillow on my lap. His head is in the crook of my right elbow. My right hand is using the mouse; my left hand is holding a bottle. So what happens when I need to type? Why, I whip out the Windows On-Screen Keyboard, of course! One of the suite of accessibilty utilities that comes included in Windows, it pops up a little keyboard in the corner of the screen. Then all you have to do is click on the letters with your mouse. It takes a hell of a lot longer than the usual hunt ’n peck, but it gets the job done. Especially if you only have one free hand.

Just one of the little details that have to be worked out when you’re Mr. Mom by day.