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Our Neighbor - Mixed Media Wall Sculpture and Functional Artist

We have this friend and neighbor Nancy Frazier Greager who is an artist and does mixed media wall sculpture and functional art. It's really cool stuff in my opinion using some of my favorite materials in simple and attractive ways.

Last weekend Nikki was up at at the Loveland Sculpture in the Park festival which apparently was lots of fun, but not as good as Nancy's mixed media sculptures and art.

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I'm a usability expert because I can say discoverability

I'm convinced that 75% of being an expert is the field's vocabulary.

I may say "enable paging is broken" but a usability expert would say "paging enablement discoverability is low". The concept is the same, but the exact problem is much more clear using the right vocabulary.

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Denver International Program

There is an organization called Denver International Program that seems to be related to the University of Denver. They offer a variety of services for adult professionals from other countries to come to Denver, have a homestay, and be mentored by a local business.

Seeing as how Nikki and I and our businesses are focused on international trade, cultural literacy, and community this seems like a great organization.

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crazy browser stuff

EDIT: like this? Digg it.

I get asked questions - and now I'm answering them here to share the knowledge beyond the emails.

Today one of my coffee group reported the following:

1. He was trying to sign up for {online service} and was asked the usual

information and also he birth date and sex (not gender, as that only

applies to language usage).

2. He questioned the need for this and tried to submit the request

without it. He was rejected and told to fill out those boxes.

3. He called the {online service} and was told that they do not request that

info, that his browser had added it to their website. He was told that

if he did not believe them, he could try logging on to their website

through another browser and see.

4. He tried using MSN and IE and, lo and behold, the questions were

not there. They had been there when he used AOL.

Our question to you: Is this possible? How can this be?

This is interesting, and very possible.


There was clearly something malicious going on that didn't involve the {online service} system. It could have been an extra entry in his hosts file or it could have been some software that watches your browser and whenever you type in {online service} it adds in some extra fields and redirects the form to somewhere else. The malicious software could have gotten there from hundreds of different ways including security flaws in IE and/or Windows. It could have gotten there because this person downloaded some "fun" software for their machine and installed that (and the fun software had malicious software inside it).

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