And there are, as you’d expect, a ton of geeks there. I wore one of my GeekDad shirts, of course, and I’ve rarely received so many compliments on it — not so much from people who read this blog, but mostly from people who thought it was cool that I was a geek and a parent and proud of being both … in other words, people who should be reading this blog.
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Most important to me, the program was a complete waste. They refuse to honor one of my referrals that completed an offer. The AOL offer that I completed still shows as not completed. And not one single e-mail that I sent to their customer service through the website was met with a response. At one point, I forgot my password and tried four times to have it sent to me; although the website said “e-mail sent,” not a single e-mail was received.
Now, Pornhub will push its accessibility efforts further in significant ways. The site will now offer enlarged text and customized color contrasts, for viewers with limited visual acuity or colorblindness. It will introduce keyboard shortcuts to make navigation easier for the blind. And it will add alternative text to better describe images for visitors who cannot see them.
If you’d like to see the new page in action you’ll need to download the Aurora channel build of Firefox. (Alternatively you can use the Nightly channel.) The new tab page will be enabled by default in Aurora until Feb. 16 for testing purposes. After that the feature will be hidden away while more work is done. Head over to Firefox Engineer Tim Taubert’s blog for details on how to re-enable the new tab page if you’d like to keep using it after that date.
Even if the FBI physically seized the vault, legally or otherwise, it’s supposed to be just about impossible for the cops to crack. Iliev’s program runs on an IBM 4758 cryptographic coprocessor, designed to destroy itself if it detects an intrusion attempt.
Don’t expect to see the standard beach book fare at the Complete Review. For instance, the current issue offers Henry James on Middlemarch, a book review of George Eliot’s novel, originally published in 1873.
In effort to curb identity theft, the FTC has taken action against a handful of companies, including Microsoft, whose Passport servers were deemed too vulnerable to hackers, and the level of security they were providing was misrepresented. The agency also censured Eli Lily, the drug company that sent out lists of e-mail addresses of visitors to their Prozac.com website.
Discountmedspa sells a variety of other DIY cosmetic treatments, including prescription Renova, and lip-filling gels. The botulinum toxin-derivative for sale on the site is Dysport, produced by the pharmaceutical company Ipsen and is a competitor of Allergan’s Botox. The site simply calls it “the Freeze.”
During all these exploits, Schmitz was using his Web presence to attempt to recruit volunteers to power his new Kimpire, offering promises of future wealth to those who made it to his “Hall of Fame,” begging on his kimble.org site for translation services, Web referrals, and even free Web hosting: