spiderwebwoman …

… step into my parlor

Did you know we set our clocks ahead on March 9th?

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 7:24 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2008

It’s going to be nice to have the extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day, when we can really enjoy it, but it’s going to suck to be driving to work in the dark again.

Lawsuit targets Network Solutions, ICANN over the ‘front running’ of domain names

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 7:04 pm on Monday, February 25, 2008

This one was as predictable as lawsuits ever get: A Los Angeles firm this afternoon has announced a class action against Network Solutions and ICANN over the former’s practice of locking up domain names as soon as they are searched for on its site, which means the party searching can buy the name only from […]

Cool Offer and Information for Canadian Web Designers

Filed under: Expression Web,FrontPage,Microsoft,Web Standards — spiderwebwoman at 7:51 pm on Friday, February 22, 2008

  If you use FrontPage (or you know someone who uses FrontPage) – we have good news for you if you are considering upgrading your toolset. Expression Web provides a really solid Web authoring tool to create and maintain sites based on standards-compliant code. I have a non-technical friend (a theatre producer) who bought Expression […]

How to unlock your InstallFest copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional

Filed under: CT Dot.Net,Microsoft — spiderwebwoman at 5:47 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

From Jacob Good: Got my copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional from the Install Fest Microsoft had a few months back… It came with a nice Product Key, but no instructions on how to take our existing trial edition and upgrade it to the fully registered professional product… Here’s what I did to get it […]

Vista accessibility

Filed under: Accessibility,Microsoft — spiderwebwoman at 11:08 am on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Teenage gaming heroes apart, few of us are perfect when it comes to dexterity, sight and hearing. In 2003, Microsoft commissioned Forrester Research to ‘measure the market’ for accessibility technology and present findings about computer users who could benefit from it. The results were surprising. One quarter had a visual impairment, nearly the same percentage […]

Network Solutions Defends Holding Domains Hostage – Still apparently a security ‘feature’, not anti-competitive endeavor… – dslreports.com

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 10:23 am on Monday, February 18, 2008

If you recall, back in January Network Solutions found themselves under fire for purchasing and holding certain domains for five days after they’re searched for at the company’s website. The tactic allowed the provider to keep shoppers from doing business elsewhere. At the time, Jonathon Nevett, Vice President of Policy at Network Solutions, issued a […]

WEBCAST: Introducing Internet Information Server 7 for Developers

Filed under: Expression Web,FrontPage,FrontPage Server Extensions,Microsoft — spiderwebwoman at 3:10 pm on Friday, February 15, 2008

Learn about new developer features that help make Internet Information Server (IIS) 7 the most flexible, extensible and customizable Web server on the planet. We have rebuilt the extensibility model for IIS7 to be more modular and customizable. We’ll cover the new extensibility architecture in IIS7. In IIS7, the core IIS web server functionality is […]

Twitter makes it easier to reply to people you are following – Swoosh!!

Filed under: Twitter — spiderwebwoman at 2:16 pm on Friday, February 15, 2008

 See the Swoosh?   We added a little swoosh icon after updates in your timeline. Clicking it inserts @username into the update field so you can react more easily to a person you’re following. Twitter Blog: See the Swoosh?

Need a new cordless landline phone – any recommendations?

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 10:23 am on Friday, February 15, 2008

In addition to the normal features, here’s what else I need: Multi Line is OKCordless handsetCallerID & Call WaitingSpeakerphone on the base is required; Speakerphone on the handset would be niceVoice Mail compatible (no answering machine)Ability to plug a corded headset into both the base and the cordless handsetCallerID screen on the handset and the […]

Physical Therapy – how can anything that hurts so bad be good for you?

Filed under: Miscellaneous — spiderwebwoman at 7:50 pm on Friday, February 8, 2008

The bandages are off, the stitches are out, and I’ve weaned myself off the meds – well, not really. I didn’t take much of the heavy duty stuff after the first 48 hours. I started Physical Therapy last Friday and today had my fourth session. So far, the Therapist has me doing a set of […]

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