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April 29, 2005

Popup blockers - Too much of a good thing?

I think that we can all agree that 95% of the time, browser popup windows are the scourge of internet surfing. However, there are a few select times when popups are a good thing. For instance, QuickBooks Online uses them fairly liberally to help facilitate the data entry process. For those few times where you want to allow popups, though, you sure have to jump through a bunch of hoops these days. That’s because every application even remotely associated with the internet that you install has its own popup blocker. They all act in concert to thwart your efforts to view desirable popups. On my machine, I have to contend with popup blockers in the Google search bar, the MSN search bar and the Windows XP SP2 internet options. Thank god I’m not an AOL subscriber, or I’d have yet another one to disable. Anybody know of a global popup blocker toggle switch that will give me a one click solution to turn popups back on when I need them?

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April 28, 2005

Friggin' consumables

Sometimes, it’s not just the cost of buying something that gets you; It’s the cost of keeping it. I blew out a tire on my Porsche yesterday. Mind you, the car only has 10,000 miles on it. Had it towed to the dealership, where I was told that rear tires on Porsches only last 8,000 to 12,000 miles. The front tires last 15,000. So, I had two new rear tires put on at $375 each, as well as an alignment done at $250. I’m “so” looking forward to the $800 oil change in two months! I guess it serves me right. If any of you are looking to buy a flashy car soon, then take this as a warning that there are a lot of extra maintenance costs.

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April 26, 2005

Project Rally Trailer #2

Trailer #2 for Project Rally (ASPSOFT’s top secret project to be unveiled during the Tech Ed keynote) has been released. Here’s the link:


Be there!

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April 22, 2005

Starting the Orlando Nerd Dinners back up

Episode IV will be at the Orlando Ale House in Altamonte Springs. Click here for more details. This is the last time I try to kick start this group. I’ve left the time, date and location completely up to the folks who attended the last Orlando .NET User Group (Thanks Eddy for spear heading this). If people don’t attend this time, then the interest just isn’t there.

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