Archive for April, 2004

Apr 28 2004

Another MVP Summit post

Published by under MVP Summit

Well, not really a post, just a link, to photos of the Microsoft Company Store – we got to shop there during the MVP 2004 Global Summit. A great place to pick up branded merchandise to impress your friends – badge holders, toys, clothing, etc.

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Apr 28 2004

I’m having oral surgery tomorrow

Published by under Miscellaneous

I’m in the middle of having implants to replace my bottom molars on both sides and my regular dentist can’t get the way-back molar area numb, so I am off to an oral surgeon in the morning to have it done. He’s going to knock me out (literally, not figuratively) and says the whole thing […]

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Apr 28 2004

Accessibility is not a feature

Aaron Brethorst,  Program Manager at Microsoft on the Visual Studio Core team writes about building in accessibility (which enhances usability) as you develop, not saving it to do later. He asks two great questions: How would you use your app if you couldn’t manipulate the mouse, or if you couldn’t differentiate between two certain colors? Would […]

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Apr 25 2004

Windows Server 2003 at last!

Published by under FrontPage

There’s now an 80G hard drive in my Dell desktop, set up to dual boot Windows XP Pro and Windows Server 2003. I’m finally ready to start testing the different configuration options for FrontPage 2003 as shown on the Microsoft Office Online FrontPage Server Configuration Options and Features page.

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Apr 25 2004

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of my beloved Toshiba e805

Published by under Gadgets,Toshiba e805

I knew she wasn’t feeling well earlier this week.Every morning she would wake up when I placed her lovingly in her cradle, but within an hour, she had fallen fast asleep. I could only wake her up with a soft reset, but by yesterday, even that wasn’t enough.This morning she wouldn’t wake up at all.On […]

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Apr 19 2004

Myths, Misconceptions, and Superstitions About Spiders

Published by under Spiders, etc.

Rod Crawford, a spider Specialist in Washington State asks: True or false?  A “daddy-longlegs” is a kind of spider. All spiders are male. Spiders in the home are a danger to children and pets. A potted cactus in someone’s home exploded and scattered baby tarantulas! You swallow an average of four live spiders in your […]

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Apr 17 2004

So, people are blogging about FrontPage

Published by under FrontPage

Lisa Wollin, Programmer Writer for FrontPage at Microsoft, writes about how FrontPage doesn’t mangle HTML anymore. And Wayne Kao says Frontpage Isn’t Just For Novices Anymore

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Apr 15 2004

Today is Tuesday – Patch Day

Published by under Microsoft,Security

Microsoft Security Bulletins for April 2004

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Apr 11 2004

How To Sell Accessibility

Published by under Accessibility

The Business Case: There are two very good reasons why your client should start to think about Web accessibility: An accessible Website will make your client money. An accessible Website will save your client money. Now, if that doesn’t get his attention, I don’t know what will. Here are eight ways in which accessibility will […]

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Apr 11 2004

New Zealand implementing Web Site Guidelines

The Government has set a January 1, 2006 deadline for websites to meet the New Zealand Government Web Guidelines version 2.1, though it has not assessed how much this may cost. A cabinet paper written by State Services Minister Trevor Mallard says that people who have disabilities, live in the wrong place, or can’t afford […]

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