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Posting with Windows Live Writer Feed Insert Plugin

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 8:28 pm on Thursday, January 31, 2008

Josh Legard has written a Windows Live Writer Feed Insert Plugin that makes it easy to pull multiple RSS or Atom feed items into a blog post.

Nonprofit Launched to Bring Free Accessibility Worldwide

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 7:22 pm on Thursday, January 31, 2008

The AIR Foundation committed to ‘accessibility is a right’ Orlando, Florida – January 31, 2008 – The AIR Foundation, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. was announced today at a press conference held during the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) 2008 National Conference at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida. The mission of […]

Have Facebook Apps Peaked in Popularity? – BuzzYA!

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 9:37 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Glaser talks about how he used to be excited when he received a notification of a new action on Facebook — a poke, a wall post, a message — but more recently, all that has changed. “Now, my reaction to getting the same kinds of notifications has changed, and I dread clicking through to see […]

ICANN Board Recommends Ending Domain Tasting

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 8:51 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is looking to effectively end domain tasting with a proposal to start charging the annual ICANN fee on registrar domain registrations.Domain tasting is the use of the Add Grace Period to test the profitability of a domain name registration. The AGP is a five-day period following the […]

Do tech support in your underwear with SupportSpace

Filed under: SupportSpace — spiderwebwoman at 6:02 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2008

SupportSpace is a new tech-support network. It certifies independent tech experts and connects them with people in need. I’m unclear how this certification and rating works, but I imagine it’s based partly on feedback from users. The company provides call connection, desktop-sharing services, and other utilities to its contractors. More at:  Do tech support in […]

The Signal Episode 8: Erik Saltwell, PHP, and WordPress

Filed under: Expression Web,Microsoft,Web Standards — spiderwebwoman at 8:36 am on Saturday, January 26, 2008

Listen to Erik Saltwell and Nishant Kothary talk about user experience, why “designer” is an imprecise term, the aesthetics of markup, upcoming features in Expression Web, PHP IntelliSense and #includes, the WordPress and PHP session at MIX08, and Erik on customer intimacy (SFW). It’s almost 40 minutes long, but very enlightening and well worth your […]

ShelIsrael writes An Open Letter to the Twitter Guys

Filed under: Twitter — spiderwebwoman at 7:30 pm on Friday, January 25, 2008

RE: Fix it before we nix it Ev/Biz, people are talking. This last “scheduled maintenance schedule for prime time i your prime market, got moved and when you finally did it, the end result was that things were more of a mess than they were before. Tweeters are talking mostly about Twitter and they are […]

One week ago I was under the knife – so to speak

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 11:07 am on Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I don’t think they really use a knife for arthroscopic surgery, but I really don’t want to know. The first 3 days afterwards are really hazy, thanks to the pain meds. Friday night, the Cryo/Cuff came off, the ON-Q PainBuster came out and the bandages were changed – all by my daughter. She is a […]

My shoulder surgery is scheduled for this Wednesday

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 9:01 pm on Sunday, January 13, 2008

My vacation is over and now it’s time to move on to the shoulder surgery to remove the bone spur, fix the partially torn rotator cuff, torn cartilage, and remove the cyst.  The surgery is scheduled for 10:15 Wednesday morning – I have to be there by 9:15. Nothing to eat after midnight Tuesday, no […]

Network Solutions fesses up and says they are trying to protect their customers

Filed under: Uncategorized — spiderwebwoman at 4:42 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2008

At CircleID, there’s a letter posted from Network Solutions that describes what they are doing and they try and justify it by saying they are trying to protect their customers. Since when does using their site to do a search make you a customer? You haven’t bought anything, you are just using there (supposedly) free […]

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