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My Toshiba e800 – May you RIP

Filed under: Gadgets,HP iPaq rx3715,Toshiba e805 — spiderwebwoman at 8:18 pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2005

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” – […]

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

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 7:38 pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2005

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 […]

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

Filed under: FrontPage — spiderwebwoman at 7:08 pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2005

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 […]

Google under fire for excluding blind bloggers

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 5:25 pm on Monday, April 25, 2005

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 […]

Adobe to acquire Macromedia

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 1:37 pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2005

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

New version of Firefox available

Filed under: Security,Web Standards — spiderwebwoman at 10:27 am on Sunday, April 17, 2005

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

Microsoft Alerts on Microsoft Security

Filed under: Microsoft,Security — spiderwebwoman at 8:03 pm on Friday, April 15, 2005

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.

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

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 3:16 pm on Friday, April 1, 2005

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 […]