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August 29, 2001

I am certifiable….wait, now I’m now certified. Yeah, that’s it. I am now certified in “Web Design for Accessibility”. I took a test and passed. I have to retake my HTML test, I completely screwed that one up. That has been a new mantra for me, “Accessibility for the Web”. This front page could be better, It did pass Bobby, but I suspect it doesn’t now. I’m trying to work on using graphical elements and still be accessible. It’s a fine line, and one that I’m starting to rumble with. The DHTML menus I use on this site are still useable on Netscape 3 and visible on Lynx (renders better than I would have thought). If I used FLASH, there would be no way I could do that. I’m learning Dreamweaver now, and I like some of the features. But how can I make a site accessible in DW? I downloaded a few tools and it does seem to work. The riv@ website is an example.

I’m updating the information for the Wedding Registry. We registered at Target and Pier1 as well. We are removing ourselves from the JCPenny registry. We would also like Gift Cards for Target and pretty much anywhere. We mainly need Kitchen and Bathroom things and a few decorating items.

I did  receive my new 333mh Pentium II Overdrive Processor to replace my aging 200mh Pentium Pro in MadCow. It was simple enough, remove the processor and swap it with the new one. Booted up and it listed it as a Kalamath 266. Not good. Tried to boot Windows, but would stall. Tried about 3 more times and noticed that my BIOS was from 1995. fired up my laptop and found a newer AMI flash upgrade. Installed it to a boot disk and then flashed the BIOS. Reboot and reenter the BIOS setting, everything works. The processor was recognized as a 333mh Pentium ODP. I can already tell that it is faster. Photoshop came up quick and everything seems to work faster. I was really skeptical about the speed increase because I have a 333mh system with 128mb of RAM and I don’t notice a difference. I’ve been reading about this processor and it tests faster than a standard PII. I did read that it was based on a Celeron core, but that was false. The PII upgrade has more in common with the PII Xeon than anything else based on the PII core. If you look here , it’s still faster than a 400mh Celeron and a standard 333mh PII. It isn’t as fast on some of the tests, but for what I need it’s fast enough. But this make me really want to get a PIII 500 as opposed to a PII400.