Archive for August, 2005

Aug 23 2005

Nextel Direct Protect Deductible

Published by under Miscellaneous

I submitted a claim today for an I836 that melted when it fell into a Frialator (sp?). The claim process went very well, until they told me there was a $100 deductible. On this page: http://www.nextel.com/en/support/service_repair/direct_protect_ins.shtml and in the downloadable brochure at http://www.nextel.com/assets/pdfs/en/support/guides/services/equipment/direct_protect.pdf the I836 is not on the list of phones with a $100 deductible. […]

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Aug 20 2005

IBM contributes open source code to make Firefox browser more accessible

August 15, 2005, Armonk, NY . . . IBM today announced that it is contributing software to the Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox Web browser to make it easier for more users — including those with visual and motor impairments — to access and navigate the Web. In addition to contributing code that will make it possible […]

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Aug 20 2005

Why do I have a kitchen anyway?

Published by under Fun or Funny?

This about says it all – my mom and I were out shopping – she saw it first – I just had to have it!

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Aug 17 2005

Security Advisory: Acrobat and Adobe Reader plug-in buffer overflow

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Security Advisory: Acrobat and Adobe Reader plug-in buffer overflow     Release Date: August 16th, 2005     Products: Adobe Reader 5.1, 6.0-6.0.3, 7.0-7.0.2, Adobe Acrobat 5.0-5.0.5, 6.0-6.0.3, 7.0-7.0.2   Platform : Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris   Vulnerability Identifier: CVE-2005-2470   Overview: Adobe has discovered a buffer overflow in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. […]

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Aug 14 2005

Don’t say “click here”; not everyone will be clicking

From the W3C QA – Quality Tips for Webmasters: Don’t use “click here” as link text - the term “click here” provides no information about where the link will take you and not everyone uses a mouse to get there.

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Aug 14 2005

Hit Me FP – A new tool to create Custom Hit Counter Images for FrontPage Hit Counters

Published by under FrontPage

Steve Easton has done it again – this time he’s created a neat utility called “Hit Me FP” that lets you create custom hit counter images for the FrontPage Hit Counter.

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Aug 13 2005

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)

Published by under Microsoft,Security

Today I downloaded and installed the Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) for the first time, but first I had to put the PC through Windows Genuine Advantage. Both went very smoothly. WGA validated my version of Windows XP Pro – good thing – it’s from my MSDN subscription. And MSAS didn’t find any spyware – not […]

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Aug 10 2005

Women prefer web sites designed by women

Published by under Miscellaneous

According to a study done at the University of Glamorgan (Wales UK), websites which might appeal greatly to one sex are a total no-no with the other. A selection of the University websites was … shown to a group of individuals of both sexes who had to rate their appeal on a scale. In almost every case […]

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Aug 09 2005

Today’s Security Updates and bit of a glitch.

Published by under Microsoft,Security

From the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog: “Much delayed post, but I’m sure some of you probably know or can take a good guess at what is causing my delay today. Not long after we released this morning, we found out that many of the digital signatures on some of the IE updates for MS05-038 […]

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Aug 09 2005

Going back into the light – Part II

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I’m back. OMG. What a difference. I can see the sun again, and people walking by. Amazing. I no longer feel like a mushroom.

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