spiderwebwoman …

… step into my parlor

Any new Sprint Bluetooth phones coming soon?

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 10:33 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2005

After a couple of months of cell phone hands free driving, I’m ready to switch to a Bluetooth cell phone. I can only find three on the Sprint web site, and two of them are PDAs – I just got my HP iPaq rx3715 in April and I’m not ready to buy another one. Does anyone know […]

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Ready for Download

Filed under: Accessibility,Security,Web Standards — spiderwebwoman at 6:07 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2005

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ Accessibility: Firefox 1.5 delivers easier navigation for everyone, including those who are visually or motor-impaired. Firefox is now the first browser to support DHTML, which enables Web content to be read aloud – even new kinds of graphics-rich content. Users may navigate with keystrokes rather than mouse clicks, reducing the tabbing required to navigate […]

List of CDs Sony used as a trojan to get their rootkit on your PC and a tool to get rid of the rootkit

Filed under: Security — spiderwebwoman at 11:23 am on Monday, November 14, 2005

At Slashdot.  Also: Sophos issues tool to detect and disable “cloaking” flaw exploited by Trojans.

Department of Homeland Security’s response to Sony DRM

Filed under: Security — spiderwebwoman at 1:37 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2005

From: http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/1105/277015.htmlA senior Homeland Security official cautioned entertainment companies against discouraging piracy in ways that also make computers vulnerable. Stewart Baker, assistant secretary for policy at DHS, did not cite Sony by name in his remarks Thursday but described industry efforts to install hidden files on consumers’ computers.“It’s very important to remember that it’s your […]

How to tell what version of the Macromedia Flash Player is on your PC

Filed under: Security — spiderwebwoman at 8:27 am on Wednesday, November 9, 2005

I learned this neat trick last night from another Microsoft MVP: To find out if your PC is running Flash Player 7, go to the Macromedia web site and right-click on the banner graphic at the top of the page – the context menu will tell you what version you’re running. If you are running […]

Macromedia Security Bulletin: MPSB05-07 Flash Player 7 Improper Memory Access Vulnerability

Filed under: Security — spiderwebwoman at 8:47 pm on Tuesday, November 8, 2005

MPSB05-07 Flash Player 7 Improper Memory Access Vulnerability Summary A vulnerability in Macromedia Flash Player 7 has been identified that could allow the execution of arbitrary code. SolutionThe current version of Macromedia Flash Player ( contains a fix for the vulnerability. Users who have already upgraded to Flash Player 8 are not affected by this […]

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November, 2005

Filed under: Microsoft,Security — spiderwebwoman at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Bulletin Summary: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms05-Nov.mspx Critical Bulletins: Vulnerabilities in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Code Execution (896424) http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms05-053.mspx

Oh what a beautiful morning

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 6:17 am on Friday, November 4, 2005

It’s currently 42 degrees and it’s supposed to go up to the high 60s today. This sure doesn’t feel like November in Connecticut.

Man, that was quick

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 9:06 pm on Thursday, November 3, 2005

So, I went to serve jury duty today; we got a late start this morning; the parties involved had some things to work out before they brought us in. We then heard testimony from the plaintiff and took a recess. The recess was supposed to be for 15 minutes – the judge came in to […]

I’ve been called to serve

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 10:16 am on Wednesday, November 2, 2005

I went to court for jury duty yesterday and was selected to serve on a jury for a civil trial that begins tomorrow. I am real nervous, as I’ve never served on a jury before. But at least it’s a civil case and not a criminal case. Anyone have any advice for me?

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