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Nextel Direct Protect Deductible

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 2:16 pm on Tuesday, August 23, 2005

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. […]

IBM contributes open source code to make Firefox browser more accessible

Filed under: Accessibility,Web Standards — spiderwebwoman at 8:28 pm on Saturday, August 20, 2005

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 […]

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

Filed under: Security — spiderwebwoman at 8:59 pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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. […]

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

Filed under: Accessibility,FrontPage,Web Standards — spiderwebwoman at 4:35 pm on Sunday, August 14, 2005

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.

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

Filed under: FrontPage — spiderwebwoman at 8:58 am on Sunday, August 14, 2005

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.

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)

Filed under: Microsoft,Security — spiderwebwoman at 12:52 pm on Saturday, August 13, 2005

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 […]

Women prefer web sites designed by women

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 12:07 pm on Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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 […]

Today’s Security Updates and bit of a glitch.

Filed under: Microsoft,Security — spiderwebwoman at 9:37 pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2005

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 […]

Going back into the light – Part II

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 8:58 pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2005

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.

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August, 2005

Filed under: Microsoft,Security — spiderwebwoman at 1:54 pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Today Microsoft released the following Security Bulletin(s). Note: www.microsoft.com/technet/security and www.microsoft.com/security are authoritative in all matters concerning Microsoft Security Bulletins! ANY e-mail, web board or newsgroup posting (including this one) should be verified by visiting these sites for official information. Microsoft never sends security or other updates as attachments. These updates must be downloaded from […]

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