Archive for May, 2008

LeaderTask may be Somewhat Accessible

May 14, 2008

Today on the web site “Giveaway of the Day – free licensed software daily” at the URL http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ they have the application LeaderTask, and it may be somewhat accessible. According to the web site:

“LeaderTask is a business organizer for a modern person. LeaderTask has a smart system for managing projects, tasks, contacts, events. Want to complete more? Get tired less? Earn more? And permanently improve the quality of life, work hard less and contemplate peacefully more? LeaderTask will help you with that! LeaderTask = Scheduler + Personal Information Manager + Calendar + Address Book + Organizer!”

The direct URL for LeaderTask is http://www.leadertask.com/.

As I said yesterday, I’m always looking for a good PIM application, but I’m never optimistic they’ll be accessible. I gave LeaderTask a chance, and after playing with it for a few minutes, I decided it’s worth keeping around and spending some more time with. I’m still not optimistic that it’ll work out, but between keyboard short cuts and use of the JAWS cursor, it looked like I could get to everything. For a PIM application to be effective, it not only has to be accessible, but it has to be easy enough to use and have enough features to make it worth using over a simple text editor. I’m not sure LeaderTask will end up being a PIM application that will be worth using, but it’s still on my system!

General Knowledge Base Doesn’t Appear to be Accessible

May 13, 2008

Today on the web site “Giveaway of the Day – free licensed software daily” at the URL http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ they have the application General Knowledge Base, and unfortunately, I didn’t find it accessible. According to the web site:

“General Knowledge Base is an innovative knowledge management software allowing an easy and effective management of all types of knowledge bases. It is an optimal tool for categorizing and finding articles, documents or data. It allows user to keep documents systemized, to add notes and attachments, capture and store web pages from the web.”

The direct URL for General Knowledge Base is http://www.baltsoft.com/.

I’m always looking for a good PIM application, but I’m never optimistic they’ll be accessible.

After downloading, activating and installing General Knowledge Base, you’ll find a General Knowledge Base submenu in Start Menu -> Programs. I tried both the Editor and the General Knowledge Base application. In both cases, I found that JAWS didn’t track the cursor or the highlighted menu items. As usual, I tried using the JAWS cursor, but I just wasn’t able to figure out how to even get started. Since I wasn’t optimistic it was even going to work before I started, I didn’t end up spending much time playing with it.

I ended up using Revo Uninstaller from http://www.revouninstaller.com/ to remove General Knowledge Base from my PC.

D’Antoni and the Knicks

May 12, 2008

I used to be quite a big fan of the Knicks, but I haven’t followed them too closely ever since Jeff Van Gundy left. I was hoping they’d make the right coaching decision though and start back down the path towards competitive basketball in the NBA.

I’m not sure Mike D’Antoni is the answer though. They should definitely improve and as the roster turns over into one more suited for D’Antoni’s style of play, they should be a lot more fun to watch. I believe in the old adage that defense wins championships though, and I’m not sure a D’Antoni coached team will ever have a championship caliber defense.

Unlike a lot of Knicks fans, I wasn’t a big fan of Mark Jackson coming to the Knicks. I won’t be surprised if he ends up being a good coach, but I’m a big fan of experience, and to my knowledge, Mark Jackson doesn’t have any coaching experience at any level. I was actually hoping for Avery Johnson. I think he’s proven he can coach, and he can coach defense.

All that said, I’ll probably be more of a Knicks fan, now that they have D’Antoni there, than I’ve been the last few seasons. Now let’s hope they can attract some free agents and score big in the draft!

Premium Booster 2.8 Doesn’t Appear to be Accessible

May 4, 2008

Every day I check out the web site “Giveaway of the Day – free licensed software daily” at the URL http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/. If I see something that might be interesting, I go ahead, download it and give it a try.

Today they have Premium Booster 2.8, and unfortunately, I didn’t find it accessible. According to the web site:

“Premium Booster is a powerful optimization toolkit with a set of unique features. It will scan your PC for problems and repair found issues which may be hindering your Windows performance.”

After downloading, activating, installing and running Premium Booster, you’re presented with a screen where you click on a button to perform the given action. The buttons aren’t reachable with the keyboard, so I tried using the JAWS cursor. Unfortunately the buttons also aren’t labelled. After a few minutes trying to figure out what the different unlabeled graphics are through trial and error, I gave up. There are enough other similar programs that are accessible, I didn’t think this application was worth the time it was taking. I ended up using Revo Uninstaller from http://www.revouninstaller.com/ to remove Premium Booster from my PC.