home about us contact us

free scripts advanced scripts online tools great books web related tutorials contributed tutorials news archive geek toys!

help forum live chat help


Get Firefox! The most secure, and featured browser on the Internet.
RSS feed   enewsbar Live Subscribe    Add to MyYahoo

HTMLfixIT Archive for January, 2006

Thursday, January 19th, 2006 by Don

The Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools holds an annual Benefactors’ Raffle in an effort to provide tuition assistance to needing families who attend their system. They always try to get a unique prize for the drawing. This year they decided to sell 500 tickets on-line for their raffle. The grand price winner gets to choose between a 2006 Solstice from Gavin Pontiac, or $20,000 cash. Tickets are $125, and I am seriously considering buying one. Should I?

I did knock together a quick site, borrowing some elements from here and there for them to get the site up and running. Thank you to Reese over at emTwo for helping me to get going on the project.

No Comments »

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 by Don

Customer Care seems to be the newest buzzword out there. Microsoft is on board today as they revamp the framework on which they deliver customer care to do many things, including … to help you help yourself. The last “customer care” experience I had at Best Buy led me to conclude that they left out the word “don’t” from the phrase. They took my complaint and said they were sorry. They were then happy and satisfied, but I was not. I hope that Microsoft’s move to streamline customer care is successful and that the cost savings they hope to generate will translate to more affordable products and not just better share returns to investors.

No Comments »

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 by Don

In Eastern Michigan, Daniel Lin pled guilty to three felony charges arising from 2004 federal anti-spam law violations. His brother and two other defendants were dismissed from similiar charges as a result of the plea. I sometimes wonder if the change say from erectile dysfunction in my spam box to say mortages is driven by a switch in who is advertising, or who is no longer distributing spam.

Spam continues to waste tremendous resources. The only positive effect is that I now see far less junk mail, and unlike junk mail that I would have to dispose of, this can simply be deleted.

I look forward to a day when my spam filter is 100%, but I get so much mail, that it just cannot be that accurate. In fact, I have had recent difficulties lately with one of my accounts where the ISP is suddenly using a RBL driven spam filter and it is rejecting legitmate mail that I should be receiving. There is certainly much more to be done on that front.

No Comments »

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 by Don reports on a thirty-three person sting involving child porn. The arrests apparently involve people who used credit cards to buy some ugly stuff. We have previously written about how to report child pornography. The reality is that there is no way to effectively combat the problem because of the worldwide scope of the issue, limited budgets and understanding by local law enforcement, and the difficulty of tracking down the culprits.

Most mature adults would agree I think that child pornography is discusting business and like to see more enforcement. I hope this is the first of many steps in that direction. For cases involving immediate risk to a child, follow the suggestions on the CyberTipLine page.

No Comments »

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 by Don

In a huge project pictures have been taken at street level of every public street in the Netherlands and you can then look at a satellite picture from Google Maps and the corresponding images at street level as highlighted in this article in CNET.

No Comments »

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 by Hazel

I decided to check my stylesheets for validation something I had not done for a while, to find to my surprise that ones that validated before (and had not been altered) had some new warnings.

They were all about needing the background-color attribute along with the color attribute in most areas, that was in my case anyway. Have been busy correcting this, all are now done, but have had to go through my pages to see if the render as I want them. The validating url is at :-

If you have some time to spare, check it out!

No Comments »

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 by Don

I came onto this site today that promises a different look at the news. It says things are published on Swoogle, a semantics search engine. Only thing is that they appear to have borrowed their look color and design features from elsewhere and Swoogle has a familiar ring to it as well.

Who knows what they mean? I don’t when they say really key stuff like:

The extracted meaning from the RSS descriptions of the news articles are then converted into Semantic Web representation such as RDF. This is also stored in a Redland Triple store and lets users perform semantic queries over the documents. This enables them to search for information that would otherwise not be easy to find using simple keyword based search. It also makes available important and live new related automatically extracted meta-data and semantics to agents by publishing it in RDF.

Trust me as soon as I figure out, I’ll let you know.

No Comments »

This site is totally free to use, you have absolutely no moral or legal obligations to help us continue.
There are however, some costs involved in running the site.

<random humor>
Plus Franki is trying to keep his boat floating.
</random humor>

So if this site helped you find your way, perhaps you could consider contributing to our costs. Whatever amount you feel this site was worth to you would be just wonderful.
Use PayPal if you do decide to share and help us with the costs and in appreciation for our time and attention, or alternatively buy a book from our Bookstore..

  Time  in  Don's  part  of the world is:   December 10, 2018, 1:57 pm
  Time in Franki's part of the world is:   December 11, 2018, 2:57 am
  Don't worry neither one sleeps very long!

privacy policy :: support us :: home :: live chat help
contact us :: forum ::tutorials :: bookstore :: Site Map

      Valid XHTML 1.0!             powered by Apache Server
Pic 3 Pic 3


CIGHTML Firefox Thunderbird ClamWin WordPress SpyBot S&D TheGIMP Apache for Windows Registry Cleaners More cool stuff:


HTMLfixIT Site Stats.

Browser Statistics
Internet Explorer 85.88%
IE 717.63%
IE 62.3%
IE 50.00%
IE other8.6%
Moz Firefox 3.x3.03%
Moz Firefox 2.x0.18%
Moz Firefox 0.x/1.x26.65%
Netscape 8.x0.00%
NS 6+/Mozilla2.73%
Moz Seamonkey0.00%
Netscape 4.x0.00%
Opera 9.x0.00%
Opera 8.x0.00%
Opera 7.x0.42%
Opera 6.x0.00%
Opera other0.42%
Safari Mac/Intel5.21%
Safari Mac/PPC0.06%
Safari Windows25.2%
Google Chrome1.51%

Resolution Statistics
640 x 4800.25%
800 x 60026.14%
1024 x 76836.55%
1152 x 8640.25%
1280 x 80011.68%
1280 x 8540.00%
1280 x 102417.01%
1400 x 10500.00%
1600 x 12001.02%
1920 x 12007.11%
2560 x 10240.00%

OS Statistics
Windows 741.55%
Windows Vista2.4%
Windows 20033.91%
Windows XP20.86%
Windows 20000.36%
Windows NT40.05%
Windows 98/ME0.05%
Windows 950.00%
Mac OSX8.03%
Mac Classic0.00%

New Windows Virus Alerts
also by sophos.

17 Apr 2011 Troj/Mdrop-DKE
17 Apr 2011 Troj/Sasfis-O
17 Apr 2011 Troj/Keygen-FU
17 Apr 2011 Troj/Zbot-AOY
17 Apr 2011 Troj/Zbot-AOW
17 Apr 2011 W32/Womble-E
17 Apr 2011 Troj/VB-FGD
17 Apr 2011 Troj/FakeAV-DFF
17 Apr 2011 Troj/SWFLdr-W
17 Apr 2011 W32/RorpiaMem-A

For details and removal instructions, click the virus in question.