Archive for February, 2008

Feb 28 2008

Did you know we set our clocks ahead on March 9th?

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It’s going to be nice to have the extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day, when we can really enjoy it, but it’s going to suck to be driving to work in the dark again.

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Feb 25 2008

Lawsuit targets Network Solutions, ICANN over the ‘front running’ of domain names

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This one was as predictable as lawsuits ever get: A Los Angeles firm this afternoon has announced a class action against Network Solutions and ICANN over the former’s practice of locking up domain names as soon as they are searched for on its site, which means the party searching can buy the name only from […]

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Feb 22 2008

You know you’re a hopeless geek when:

Published by under Fun or Funny?

I am so guilty of Nos. 4 & 10: You can’t concentrate on anything while waiting for the gadget delivery person. You get your box cutter out first thing on delivery day just so it’s ready when the gadget arrives. You stop in your tracks every few minutes every time you hear a truck drive […]

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Feb 22 2008

Cool Offer and Information for Canadian Web Designers

  If you use FrontPage (or you know someone who uses FrontPage) – we have good news for you if you are considering upgrading your toolset. Expression Web provides a really solid Web authoring tool to create and maintain sites based on standards-compliant code. I have a non-technical friend (a theatre producer) who bought Expression […]

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Feb 20 2008

How to unlock your InstallFest copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional

Published by under CT Dot.Net,Microsoft

From Jacob Good: Got my copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional from the Install Fest Microsoft had a few months back… It came with a nice Product Key, but no instructions on how to take our existing trial edition and upgrade it to the fully registered professional product… Here’s what I did to get it […]

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Feb 19 2008

Vista accessibility

Teenage gaming heroes apart, few of us are perfect when it comes to dexterity, sight and hearing. In 2003, Microsoft commissioned Forrester Research to ‘measure the market’ for accessibility technology and present findings about computer users who could benefit from it. The results were surprising. One quarter had a visual impairment, nearly the same percentage […]

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Feb 18 2008

Network Solutions Defends Holding Domains Hostage – Still apparently a security ‘feature’, not anti-competitive endeavor… – dslreports.com

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If you recall, back in January Network Solutions found themselves under fire for purchasing and holding certain domains for five days after they’re searched for at the company’s website. The tactic allowed the provider to keep shoppers from doing business elsewhere. At the time, Jonathon Nevett, Vice President of Policy at Network Solutions, issued a […]

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Feb 15 2008

WEBCAST: Introducing Internet Information Server 7 for Developers

Learn about new developer features that help make Internet Information Server (IIS) 7 the most flexible, extensible and customizable Web server on the planet. We have rebuilt the extensibility model for IIS7 to be more modular and customizable. We’ll cover the new extensibility architecture in IIS7. In IIS7, the core IIS web server functionality is […]

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Feb 15 2008

Twitter makes it easier to reply to people you are following – Swoosh!!

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 See the Swoosh?   We added a little swoosh icon after updates in your timeline. Clicking it inserts @username into the update field so you can react more easily to a person you’re following. Twitter Blog: See the Swoosh?

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Feb 15 2008

Need a new cordless landline phone – any recommendations?

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In addition to the normal features, here’s what else I need: Multi Line is OKCordless handsetCallerID & Call WaitingSpeakerphone on the base is required; Speakerphone on the handset would be niceVoice Mail compatible (no answering machine)Ability to plug a corded headset into both the base and the cordless handsetCallerID screen on the handset and the […]

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