August 2004 - Posts
Internet domain name registry VeriSign just can't seem to convince anyone that redirecting misspelled Web addresses to its own site is a good thing.
A federal district court judge on Thursday threw out VeriSign's legal arguments that ICANN's ban on this tactic amounted to a violation of U.S. antitrust law.
VeriSign, which runs the master database for .com and .net addresses, had argued that its competitors had succeeded in stymieing VeriSign's plans for its Site Finder service by providing advice to the board of directors of ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
Which do you think is more inclusive - WCAG Priority 1 Guidelines or Section 508? If you had to make the choice which to follow, unfettered by state, federal or or other organizational considerations, which would you choose, and why?
I'm still running Office XP on my laptop because that's what we're running at work - over the weekend I installed Office XP Service Pack 3 from the CD. Even though I ran the full file install (OfficeXpSp3-kb832671-fullfile-enu.exe), it still asked for all three Office XP CDs - Office Professional, FrontPage 2002 and Publisher. Other than that, the install went very well.
I ordered it the day the order form was posted (August 25th) and it arrived today - 6 days - not bad. I'm not ready to install it yet - haven't backed up my critical data yet.
I went back to the oral surgeon last Thursday - his tray was loaded with new tools I hadn't seen before - I can't describe them all, but that doesn't matter, the important thing is that one of them worked and the healing screw is out! One more appointment with him to get the stitches out and then I go back to my dentist in September for the crowns.
Did I mention that this has cost me so much that I will be able to deduct it on my income tax return this year?
Jack Brewster sent me this link: A new website to talk about I don't know Judi, but Judi knows accessibility. She is using the State of Connecticut's Web Site Accessibility Policy as a guide to ensuring that her web sites are accessible to people with disabilities. And she does beautiful work.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-020
Vulnerability in POSIX Could Allow Code Execution (841872)
Issued: July 13, 2004
Updated: August 10, 2004
Who should read this document: Customers who use Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or Windows NT 4.0
Impact of Vulnerability: Local Elevation of Privilege
Maximum Severity Rating: Important
Recommendation: Customers should install the update at the earliest opportunity.
Security Update Replacement: None
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-026
Vulnerability in Exchange Server 5.5 Outlook Web Access Could Allow Cross-Site Scripting and Spoofing Attacks (842436)
Issued: August 10, 2004
Who should read this document: System administrators who have servers running Microsoft® Exchange Server 5.5 Outlook® Web Access
Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution
Maximum Severity Rating: Moderate
Recommendation: Customers should consider applying the security update.
Security Update Replacement: This update replaces the security update that is provided in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-047.
Caveats: Customers who have customized any of the Active Server Pages (ASP) pages that are listed in the File Information section in this document should back up those files before they apply this update because those ASPs will be overwritten when the update is applied. Any customizations would then have to be reapplied to the new ASP pages.
I called Toshiba Technical Support on Monday to report the failure of my replacement e805. The guys I talked to in April, May and June (Mike, Mark, and Peter, the supervisor) don’t appear to be working there anymore.
On Monday a guy named Noman answered my call. I explained to him that the only way to get the unit to respond was to put my fingernail under the piece at the top that says Pocket PC and lift it up. He had me do a soft reset and then a hard reset, to make sure it wasn’t my data that was causing the problem. I left it that way for 24 hours and then turned it on the next day and found it still had the same problem.
On Tuesday, Femi answered the phone. I explained to him that the unit was still unresponsive. He said OK, and then explained that Toshiba’s return/replacement policy has also changed. For one thing, I don’t have to send it back three times to get it repaired before they will replace it. Their replacement policy has changed as well. Instead of shipping me an empty box to send mine back in and then wait for a replacement, they now do advanced replacement. This means that they will send me a new one, and I will return the broken one in the same box. To participate in this however, I have to give them a credit card, against which they will charge the full replacement price if they don’t receive the broken unit back within 10 days. To me, this seems to be a better deal, much better than dealing with all the shipping I did the last time.
The replacement unit arrived Thursday and is working well. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group has released an updated Working Draft for "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0." Version 2.0 widens the range of technologies covered and simplifies wording. Following WCAG checkpoints makes Web content accessible to people with disabilities and to users of a variety of Web-enabled devices. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.
Title: Microsoft Security Bulletin Re-release, August 2004
Issued: August 1, 2004
The following bulletin has undergone a major revision increment. Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details.
Reason for re-release: Bulletin updated to reflect availability of a new version of the update for Windows XP customers running Windows Update Version 5.
Originally posted: July 30, 2004
Updated: August 1, 2004