Does IE8 Make Your Buttons and Form Fields Small? Fixed

Had this problem for  a while, but since I use Firefox mostly, it hasn’t been too bad.

Anyway, I decided to find a dsolution and Google Help came to the rescue

The link is here

Here is the solution

Go to Tools, Internet Options and select the Advanced tab.  Under the Browsing section remove the tick from “Enable visual styles on buttons and controls in webpages” and click on OK, the change should be instant.

So, a nice and easy fix, Thx to mooredc54 for this.

Domain Name Scam Cleverly Disguised

There are plenty of domain name scams out there, ones that pretend they are your registrar, but fool you into transferring your domain to them, others that try to get you to register other extensions (See Chinese Domain Name Scams)

This one is a little difference, in that by using words like: Domain, Register, Renewal, Expire they try to look like a domain name renewal notice, but in fact they are selling “Website Search Engine Submission”

At USD $75 per year or a great deal at $295 for 10 years, it is preying on thos ebuisness owners that see the trigger words and reach for the credit card.

Don’t be fooled.

Here is the transcript received by one of my clients:

Attention: Important Notice

   Complete and return by fax to:

 47-47 36th Street #16452
 Long Island City, NY 11101
 United States of America
  Address Details Here

 Search Engine Submission
  Requested Reply
 August 18,2009
 As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration. This letter is to inform you that it’s time to send in your registration and save.
 Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.
 Privatization allows the consumer a choice when registering. Search engine subscription includes domain name search engine submission. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated below unless you accept this offer. Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine listing so your customers can locate you on the web.
 This Notice for: WWW.COMPANYNAME.COM will expire on August 18,2009 Act today!

  Detail of Service:
  Reply by Date:
  For Domain Name:
  Select Term Your Existing Domain Period Covered Price
  [ ] 1 year 8/18/2009 – 8/18/2010 $75.00
  [ ] 2 year 8/18/2009 – 8/18/2011 $119.00
  [ ] 5 year 8/18/2009 – 8/18/2014 $199.00
  [ ] 10 year -Most Recommended- 8/18/2009 – 8/18/2019 $295.00
   Please ensure that your contact information is correct or make the necessary changes.
   Full Name: Customer Name Email:
  Phone: _____________________
   Today’s Date: _____________________ Signature: _____________________

 Option 1:
  Payment by Credit Card
 Option 2:
  Payment by Check or Money Order
 Print and mail a copy of this order form along with a check or money order to the address listed below:
  Domain Services
  47-47 36th Street #16452
  Long Island City, NY 11101
  United States of America
  Please do not forget to include a copy of this order form along with your payment!
  By accepting this offer, you agree not to hold DN liable for any part. Note that THIS IS NOT A BILL. This is a solicitation. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated unless you accept this offer. The information in this letter contains confidential and/or legally privileged information from the notification processing department of the DN. This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. There is no pre-existing relationship between DN and the domain mentioned above. This notice is not in any part associated with a continuation of services for domain registration. Search engine submission is an optional service that you can use as a part of your website optimization and alone may not increase the traffic to your site. If you do not wish to receive further updates from DN send an email to to unsubscribe. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents for this letter is strictly prohibited. * 100% satisfaction guaranteed, you may request a refund within 30 days.

There is plenty of clues in here to ring some alarm bells. Any kind of solicitation like this should be viewed sceptically. Some may be OK, but in my experience, they usually are not.

Let me know if you have received the same letter, or other similar ones.

Gem Heist – I have a Question?

Isn’t the make up artist now the most important person in the enquiry?

If you haven’t heard, there was a huge gem heist from a jewellery store in England where the robbers had an unaware makeup artist give them new appearances for the job. Cost them GBP350.

This make-up artist must have a very good idea about what they looked like prior to the job.

Shame to police took the 350 pounds as well.

Bad week for him, first he helps with a robbery, then loses the money he was paid.

Movie Studios Digging their Claws in

The Movie Studios are hardening their stance on the new revision of the copyright law under discussion.

They are not happy with the most recent revision that includes a judicial review.

Tellingly, one of their complaints is the possibility of the process being bogged down in red tape, therefore making it difficult for them to deal with copyright infringers.

On the other side, the Creative Freedom Foundation are determined that there is “due process” and that the studios will not be able to run the process to the detriment of consumers.

This disagreement is only about the last part of the process, where a repeat infringer who has not been swayed from infringing by warnings, is refered to a copyright Tribunal with the possibility of internet account termination.

I still believe that the warnings are going to deal with most of the problems, as there will be plenty of people who will continue until they are threatened with a warning.

I also think that “due process” is necessary to protect consumers from heavy handed tactics by copyright holders.

It will be interesting to see how this progresses.