FireFox Error

I keep getting this error in FF and it basically crashes the browser. It only happens on the laptop and not on the desktop at all. Both systems are running V It seems to be happening when a page is running a remote script to something like Google Analytics or some other ad server.

Any thots out there on what is going on?

Calling NY Web Developers

Hey folks. I’m looking for a reputable web development firm based in the NY (Manhattan-ish) area, I already hired a web designer from the Huemor web development agency. I need to make some recommendations soon regarding a site redesign and potential platform change for some friends. Feel free to post here or email me at todd at oilman dot ca.

SearchStatus 1.16 Release

getsearch.jpgThe boys over at Quirk have been working hard and have delivered a new release of SearchStatus. We’re up to Version 1.16 now and it just keeps getting better and better. From the Changelog:

2006-06-12: ver 1.16 – Show backward links expanded (Thanks to Todd “Oilman” Friesen!), new link report showing internal and external link counts, Google Trends included, more PageRank fetch tweaks, Firefox 2.0 alpha supported, support for highlighting nofollow links from a meta tag, minor tweaks.

Grab the new version here.

Network Solutions to Acquire MonsterCommerce

So MonsterCommerce has been bought.

I’m lucky enough to count the folks at MonsterCommerce as good friends of mine and I could not be happier for them.

Well done Steph, Ryan and the team 🙂

San Francisco One Step Closer to WiFi

Wireless system is closer / S.F. officials ready to request proposal from 26 vendors Notice the lack of the word FREE in association with the WiFi network. The only time FREE pops up is when Google offered to build the network for FREE – we all know they don’t do stuff for FREE.

PayPal Absorbs Verisign

PayPal is rolling along again this time acquiring payment processing giant Verisign.

PayPal-VeriSign Payment Services acquisition
On October 10, we announced that PayPal agreed to acquire VeriSign Payment Services*. We hope the acquisition will close sometime in November. In the meantime, I want to share some information about what you can expect in the coming weeks and months.

After the acquisition closes, you will not experience significant changes to your service—it will function as it does now! PayPal intends to operate VeriSign Payment Services as a standalone business. That means you can enjoy the same secure, reliable payment services that you’ve come to expect from VeriSign. Also, the people who have supported the VeriSign Payment Services products will continue to support you after the acquisition closes.

If you have questions, please phone or email VeriSign customer support at 1-888-883-9770 or We will provide you with more information on the VeriSign Payment Services acquisition as it becomes available.

Again, we value your business and are committed to providing you the same great service you have come to expect. We will continue to strive towards making online commerce secure, reliable and simple.


Trevor Healy
Vice President & General Manager
VeriSign Payment Services

Microsoft Buys FolderShare

FolderShare – File Transfer & Remote File Access FolderShare is a fantastically cool application that you can use to, well….share folders. It’s a P2P application that has about a zillion different uses. I use to synchronize my work documents and email between my laptop and desktop for travelling. I never have to worry about transferring stuff back and forth it’s just done for me. The secondary benefit is that functions great as a real time backup tool. Congrats on getting some bux out of Bill G’s pocket 🙂

MSN Search Toolbar Offers Phishing Protection

MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search Add-ins It never ceases to amaze me that phisihing works so well…then again a friend just called me about an email saying Canada Post was going to be charging 5 cents an email…

The Phishing Filter Add-in offers access to the beta version of a new dynamic online service, updated several times an hour to warn you and help protect your personal information from these fraudulent websites by: Scanning websites you visit and warning you if they are potentially suspicious. Dynamically checking the web sites you visit with up to the hour online information via an online service run by Microsoft and blocking you from sharing personal information if a site is a known phishing website.

Chitika, Inc. Launches Referral Program

show me the love people 🙂

email spam filters too agressive?

With the number of free email users ever on the rise combined with the neverending torrent of spam emails promoting fake Rolex watches and member enlarging creames and pills the burden to filter out spam has grown quite heavy. Providers like Hotmail and GMail are constantly fighting to improve their filters…but are they becoming over zealous?

Gmail’s false positive filtering rate rose from 4.1 percent to 7.17 percent in the third quarter.

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