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[caption id="attachment_1197" align="alignnone" width="480"] A refreshing treat for the last of those hot August afternoons.[/caption]This recipe is the solution to your summer produce abundance problem. We have a farm share, and the apricots have been coming in hot the past few weeks; blueberries in August...

Carolyn Vetter Hicks is the co-owner, with Kelly Maxwell, of Line 21. The two have been friends since Grade 8, when they were living in Richmond, playing softball and skating with the Connaught Figure Skating Club. Carolyn is known for her wicked sense of humour, her uncanny...

 [caption id="attachment_1184" align="alignnone" width="392"] American Sign Language: Just one of 200 recognized sign languages across the globe![/caption]I was reading recently that texting is the greatest communication tool to have entered the lives of Deaf people in a long time. It makes sense: a widespread mainstream...

This seriously cultured smart cookie is our newest full-on caption editor. She’s a big fan of subtitling, localization, anime, and geek culture, and is also an independent writer and blogger whom we get to borrow for 3 or 4 days a week. She came on...

[caption id="attachment_1103" align="alignnone" width="480"] We could all use a little Regular Expressions super power![/caption]Comic by xkcd.com This week, we received a message from the past: a captioning file from the early ‘90s, delivered in an unsupported format. It came with an executable file that was...

This month we’re profiling the newest and - we’ll just come right out and say it - cutest member of the Line 21 team. It’s great to have an office puppy around, and while he may not be guard-dog material, he sure knows how to...

[caption id="attachment_1069" align="alignnone" width="404"] The Internet Archive's Wayback Machineshows us what we looked like online in 2001.[/caption]At Line 21 accessibility is one of our biggest mandates. Whether it’s providing captions for the hearing impaired or being able to dig up research and old news headlines,...

Today we’re profiling our recent Douglas College Print Futures student, Will Richter. Will has been our go-to script editor since 2005, working with Leslie Foster to produce post production scripts of all descriptions and complexities, from the simple to the beyond micro-detailed. He is a...

[caption id="attachment_1030" align="alignnone" width="480"] Relying on YouTube’s voice recognition technology resulted in this unfortunate caption.The real message? “I don’t have to settle on my smartphone for all my internet needswhen I’m out and about.” Yikes. [/caption]Since the early ‘90s, people have been asking if we use...

Kelly —who we’re profiling this month—and Carolyn are the co-owners of Line 21, and have been friends for life, or at least since Grade 8. Kelly is the clumsiest staff member, but she is pretty happy doing payroll with her Quatchi pen, so no one...