Archive for the ‘My life-tools’ Category

In search of the Ubiquitous Mouthstick

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Mick (email on request) sent me this very pertinent email the other day about the un-ubiquitous nature of mouthsticks. Lads is it just me or do we all use any given mouth-stick for a broad variety of tasks? I ask because I find that many of the solutions offered for a ...

The Great Automatic Light Saga or How to control a WeMo light from your PC

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Summary: Control a lamp with a script on your PC via WiFi and a WeMo Switch This is going to get a bit convoluted so try and stick with me. I moved house the end of last year and, as happens every time, I left behind all the alterations and small tweaks ...

Ray Ozzie knows about Mouthsticks … do you?

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Wired recently ran an article about Microsoft CEO Ray Ozzie. One incident in particular introduced Ozzie to the magic that comes when people connect via computer. He had taken a part-time assignment helping a professor finish writing some courseware. The prof lived on the other side of town, so Ozzie collaborated ...

Lifekludger does ARATA08 Conference

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

'Assistive Technology - creating value through participation’ conference by Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) at the convention centre in Adelaide, South Australia. I was  encouraged by Hugh Stewart, from the School of Occpational Therapy at UNISA to present a paper on what I've been doing online and around social ...

Cameras without wires

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

I notice Scoble's testing Nikon's S51C camera that has wifi built in. This has prompted me to write what's been on my mind about the usefulness of cameras having wireless connectivity - of any kind. I use a Dopod 810 PDA. It's my work and personal diary, phone, mobile web browser and ...

Talking about Tools to OTs

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

The group of Occupational Therapy students at UNISA I spoke with yesterday about how to use tools to do life with disability. The course title is "Enabling Occupation" Occupation being any activity in this case. I like to simplify that to mean "Helping to do stuff". Which ain't a bad ...

Mobile phones, PDAs and Bluetooth with a disability.

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Photo by agg.alex Operating Mobile phones, PDAs and Bluetooth with a disability. I often get questions about different devices and things via email. I will as much as possible answer these publicly here so we all can benefit from each other's experiences via comments etc. So if ever you write email to ...

Lifekludger in Sydney Morning Herald

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

November 23, 2006 LiveWire "Quadriplegic, podcaster and blogger Dave Wallace tells Fran Molloy how he uses technology." Sydney Morning Herald I woke early today and wandering around my feed reader found my interview article has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald online site overnight. Will wander physically down street later and see if it ...

occupational therapy lecture

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Just like last year, I gave my lecture about my life with disability and the things I've learnt along the way to a class of OT students at UNISA a couple weeks ago. Another big group and two hours trying talk loud as I could meant I was buggered aftewards but ...

People who give a damn!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

This post started as an email reply to Frank Arrigo. Frank was kindly answering another of my questions about Bluetooth and PDA interoperability. My response evolved however into something that really needs to be more widely heard, hence I'm posting it here. > Unfortunately the news isn't good > > I haven't ...

Bluetooth & My PDA – my ongoing saga

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Over at Frank Arrigo's blog he has the low down on a kludge to get VoiceCommand to take commands straight from a BT headset. frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger : K-JAM, Microsoft Voice Command, Bluetooth earpiece and a registry hack Longtime readers will know the ongoing battle I've had with this ...

The perfect productivity tools

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

The Lifehacker was reporting on what tools she uses everyday. In addition to using Yahoo! Calendar as detailed previously, I carry around a 70 sheet spiral notebook with a cardboard cover which cost about a buck at the local drugstore. In it I write down my daily to-do’s and project ...