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The Life and Times of Me

Technology and More

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Created on 2014-04-25 00:54:16 (#2243496), last updated 2019-04-19 (3 days ago)

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Birthdate:Jan 23
Website:Center for Independent Futures
“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!”
—Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991)
Writer, Cartoonist, Animator

I was born with only light perception, and am fascinated by computers and assistive technology. I also like prank phone calls: not so much making them anymore or receiving them but listening to them. I've been involved with a nonprofit organization for 14 years called Center for Independent Futures. Please see the first website linked to here in my profile for more about this great organization, or click on the "Center for Independent Futures" link located near the bottom of every entry page. Note to screen reader users: Clicking this link will take you to a page which might only announce itself as "Home," depending on which screen reader and/or web browser is in use. However, this is indeed the correct website. DISCLAIMER NUMBER 2: Some entries on this site may contain adult material. Those entries will be marked with a link indicating such material. I cannot and will not be held responsible for damages incurred by reading and/or commenting on these entries, unless said damages are the result of non-working links. This content-rating link has been put there as a cautionary measure, so please proceed at your own risk. DISCLAIMER NUMBER 1: This site may contain links to websites which are in no way affiliated with Dreamwidth Studios, LLC. Therefore, I cannot--and will not--be held responsible for the accessibility and/or usability of said websites. But, I have tried my very best to only link to external websites that are accessible and usable. I thank each and every one of you for stopping by and hope you enjoy your stay! One more thing: please feel free to follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Archive of our Own. Yes indeed, Fb is becoming more accessible at least on the Mac and hopefully on other platforms as well. I haven't done much of anything on Archive Of Our Own, but feel free to follow me on there anyway. I'm also on Goodreads and you can follow me there, but I haven't done much on there yet. Just point your favorite browser to . Click this link to learn all you ever wanted to know--but were afraid to ask--about audio description: . This is sometimes referred to as video description. Another site with information about audio description, among many other things, is . In addition feel free to use the not-so-old email trick when contacting me. Simply send those requests, problem reports etc. to . Copy/paste into your email program if necessary. As this journal's title suggests, I write a lot about technology. But you'll also find other stuff here including the occasional or perhaps not-so-occasional political musing/rant. I've started to get a bit more into politics. This was never quite my style, but seasons do change and along with that so must I change. But I don't like the current political situation here in the United States one bit. It is very messed up, to put it mildly. I'm not in the least bit ashamed to say that either. Those who disagree with me can just skip over the politics entries, or avoid my journal entirely. It's up to you.

Click the following link if you want to visit the website of a New Zealand-based technology guy and his wife: !

People have often said to me: "How are you," or some variation thereof. The following banner will take you to a website that answers this very question. Please feel free to try out this tactic on the next person you meet on the street: The current mood of Jake_42 at . Do this at your own risk though please.

Read my poetry at allpoetry. If you haven't guessed by now, I am Jake.

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