Archive for April, 2005

Apr 27 2005

My Toshiba e800 – May you RIP

My Toshiba e800 Pocket PC died again, and this time I let it go peacefully. I spent one day in mourning, and one day researching its replacement – I bought and have been using an HP iPaq rx3715 for about a week now and I love it. It’s actually called a “Mobile Media Companion” – […]

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Apr 27 2005

Sunday’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition (on ABC) Includes Freedom Scientific Products

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I don’t normally watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition, but I will be watching this one  [This is a press release from the Freedom Scientific web site]: http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_news/PressRoom/en/2005/nr_EMHE_4-26-2005.aspSunday’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition Includes Freedom Scientific Products(St. Petersburg, Florida, April 26, 2005) – Be sure to tune in for a special two-hour broadcast of Extreme Makeover Home […]

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Apr 27 2005

A quick way to clean up your FrontPageTempDir and *.web files

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Steve Easton, a FrontPage MVP, has created a new tool called FPCleaner that will delete the temporary files that may get left behind when you exit FrontPage. It will also delete the *.web files (the cached copies of your site that can occasionally get corrupted and cause problems). I’ve been using it for a while now […]

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Apr 25 2005

Google under fire for excluding blind bloggers

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Google is under fire from blind bloggers due to the implementation of a captcha at Blogger on April 12. Google’s visual captcha requirement means that blind bloggers can no longer sign up for accounts without sighted assistance. The case highlights the need to be mindful that in the rush to block comment spam and spam […]

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Apr 19 2005

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany was elected the new pope Tuesday evening

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From MSNBC: VATICAN CITY – Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a hard-line guardian of conservative doctrine, was elected the new pope Tuesday evening in the first conclave of the new millennium. He chose the name Pope Benedict XVI and called himself “a simple, humble worker.” Ratzinger, the first German pope since the 11th century, emerged […]

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Apr 19 2005

Adobe to acquire Macromedia

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Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.

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Apr 17 2005

New version of Firefox available

Upgrade to the latest version, 1.03, of Firefox;  here’s a list of the issues fixed in this update.

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Apr 15 2005

Microsoft Alerts on Microsoft Security

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The Microsoft Security Web site now offers Microsoft® Alerts. This service lets you receive important messages through MSN® Messenger, Windows® Messenger, your e-mail program, or your mobile device. You choose how and when you receive alerts during the easy setup process.

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Apr 01 2005

Can’t connect to Nortel Contivity VPN with my D-Link DI-524 wireless router.

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For the last week, I’ve been trying to connect to the VPN at work, using the Nortel Contivity VPN client, through my D-Link DI-524 wireless router, and it’s just not working. It makes the connection, and then immediately loses it. I have flashed the firmware to the latest version (1.05) and followed D-Link’s configuration instructions, but […]

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