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First trip with my new Garmin nuvi 660

Filed under: Gadgets,nuvi 660 — spiderwebwoman at 6:11 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2007

I took my first trip last Tuesday night with my new Garmin nuvi 660 and as I expected, it worked perfectly. I only had one problem, and I think it’s because my eyesight isn’t what it used to be. I came to an intersection and the nuvi said ‘turn left on such and such a […]

Toy Hazard Recall List

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 8:35 am on Thursday, October 25, 2007

For those of you having a hard time keeping up with all the toys that have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has put up a page on their web site with a complete list, the newest at the top.

Posting with Windows Live Writer

Filed under: Uncategorized — spiderwebwoman at 8:48 pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Last night, I went to the CT Dot Net Users Group meeting at the Microsoft Farmington office. The featured act was It’s All About The Tools – Episode 1 starring Russ Fustino.  The coolest thing I learned about was Windows Live Writer – you can use it to post to just about any blog – […]

You’ve upgraded to IE 7 and now you can’t open your FrontPage web sites under localhost

Filed under: Expression Web,FrontPage,FrontPage Server Extensions,Microsoft — spiderwebwoman at 10:37 am on Sunday, October 21, 2007

This happened to me yesterday and I remembered that Rob Giordano (Crash), a Microsoft MVP for Expression Web, had discovered and shared the solution in the microsoft.public.frontpage.client newsgroup. In IE7 Tools | Internet Options | Security | Local Intranet | Sites | Advanced and add localhost to the list.

FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) for IIS7 RC0 Released

Filed under: FrontPage,FrontPage Server Extensions,Microsoft — spiderwebwoman at 4:17 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2007

From BillS’ IIS Blog, FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) for IIS7 RC0 have been released. I still haven’t upgraded any of my PCs to Vista yet, but this gets me one step closer. The other thing that needs to happen before I upgrade is that the Vista team has to fix the crash that happens when […]

Ordered a Garmin nuvi 660 today from Amazon

Filed under: Gadgets,nuvi 660 — spiderwebwoman at 11:28 am on Sunday, October 14, 2007

After making two road trips this week without a GPS, I made my way to alt.satellite.gps and found some very knowledgable people there (thanks, Rich and Uncle Ben!). I also made a road trip to Best Buy, Circuit City and CompUSA. Rich pointed out a great chart at GPSTracklog.com that showed which nuvis have the features […]

Zune, Zune, Zune

Filed under: Gadgets,Microsoft,ReMIX07 in Boston,Zune — spiderwebwoman at 4:47 pm on Monday, October 8, 2007

I just won a Zune at ReMIX07 – all I had to do was fill out my evaluation form for all the sessions I attended today and also get my form validated by at least six of the partner vendors in the exhibition hall. It’s a 30GB and will be upgradeable to the new software […]

It’s raining in Boston

Filed under: ReMIX07 in Boston — spiderwebwoman at 6:15 am on Monday, October 8, 2007

But that’s OK. I’m here for ReMIX07 at the Cambridge Hyatt (room with a river view, BTW) and all the events are here in the hotel. The keynote starts at 9 so I’ve got to get moving if I’m going to make it. There’s almost 800 people registered, so it should be a great conference.

Added two tools to my designer toolbox today – Safari for Windows and JSLint

Filed under: FrontPage,Web Standards — spiderwebwoman at 5:02 pm on Saturday, October 6, 2007

I’ve always wondered what my sites looked like, and more importantly, if they worked, on a Mac. I’ve got my eye on the MacBook Pro, but I’m waiting until Leopard with BootCamp comes out. Today, I downloaded Safari for Windows, and sure enough, I found a drop down menu on one of my sites that didn’t […]


Filed under: Expression Web,Microsoft,ReMIX07 in Boston — spiderwebwoman at 6:50 pm on Friday, October 5, 2007

We’re pleased to announce that ReMIX07 Boston is now sold out, and no more registrations will be possible. We’re expecting a jam-packed event, and look forward to seeing everyone this week in Boston. If you didn’t get in, you can keep up with the event on the ReMIX07 Boston web site, where we’ll be posting […]

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