Why are we writing about UPS QDROs on a site devoted to all things Internet? And just what is a QDRO? The answer to the first question is because people are searching for the UPS model QDRO (also the Central States model QDRO as it relates to UPS) online, and it’s crazy that such a standard form isn’t readily available on the Internet, so we decided to make it so!
Melania Trump’s website was taken down yesterday, over questions about her claim to have obtained a college degree in design and architecture from the University of Slovenia. MelaniaTrump.com now forwards to the primary Donald Trump website. But because everything on the Internet persists, and because Mrs. Trump is a public figure, we can show you exactly what that site looked like, and what it said. Here’s what Mrs. Trump website looked like, and what it said, before it was taken down.
Earlier this year Firefox ramped up its speculative pre-connections ‘feature’ (which some call “predictive preconnections”), so that when you even just hover over a link or thumbnail, Firefox may start preloading certain parts of the linked page (this is different from prefetching). Here’s how to disable it.
The last several versions of Firefox have included a “Subscribe to This Page” feature (live bookmarks or living bookmarks are related to this). Here’s what it means.
The term “camgirl” (also called a cam girl, cam-girl, webcam girl, or webcam or chat model) refers to a woman who poses (and may do other things) in front of a webcam, often for money. A Camboy is a male who does the same.
In the past few years the term “dark social” has come into play, but just what is dark social – what does it mean, and why does it matter (if it does matter)? Here’s the low-down on dark social.
Today Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius fell on her sword and took responsibility for what can only be dubbed “ServerGate” – the litany of problems befalling the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace website and servers, which has led to the President calling for a “tech surge”.
There are lots of times that you may see the string _rdr in a Facebook URL. Often it follows either a ? (question mark) or an & (ampersand), such as in https://m.facebook.com/gettingstarted/rdr or http://www.facebook.com/gettingstarted/?step=friend_suggestions&_rdr. But what do they mean? Read on.
The other day someone ran across an .itml page (as opposed to an .html page), and they asked us what it was. “Is ITML some new web language that is going to take the place of HTML?” they asked us. No, ITML was not intended to replace HTML. Rather, it was a ‘language’ (in the same sense that HTML is a language) aimed at providing easier integration in the ASP (Application Service Provider) arena.
Thousands of AuthorizeNet customers have started their long 4th of July weekend learning that Authorize.net has gone down – and gone down hard – due to a fire at one of their main data centers in Seattle, Washington. Authorize.net is one of the largest providers of merchant services on the Internet, allowing their customers to […]
Click jacking is a malicious practice in which the bad guys essentially lay an invisible web page on top of the page that the user sees, so that when the user clicks a button or link, they are really performing the action of the invisible link that is overlayed on top of the button or link they believe that they are clicking (hence the term “click jack”). Often that invisible link is structured to grab their confidential information, such as a username and password.
Are you rude? Are you more rude online than you are in person? According to analysis of studies conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, and, separately, the Synovate market research group, people are ruder online than off, and, generally speaking, technology seems to be a license to behave more poorly (witness those […]
A new survey of online consumers has found that they really don’t like pop-up ads and flash animation on a website, along with dead links, poorly designed navication, and sites at which you have to register to get to where you want to go. They needed a survey for this? I’m sure that any of […]