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September 18, 2001 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
WebBlinds is a program that turns Internet Explorer 5.0 or later into a fully skinnable web browser. Rather than trying to create a web browser, Stardock, creators of WindowBlinds, has worked to make Internet Explorer a better web browser. The full version adds smart ad-blocking and performance extensions to Internet Explorer. Visit to download.
September 18, 2001 by T-Man on The Janitor's Closet
This is a HIGH RISK virus that is spread via email. The infected email can come from addresses that you recognize. The email attachment name seems to be limited to Readme.exe and uses the icon for an Internet Explorer HTML document. The worm also attempts to spread itself via Unicode Web Traversal vulnerability on Microsoft IIS servers and via open shares.

Protect your system with McAfee Online Anti-Virus solution:
September 17, 2001 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
Stardock has released version 0.60 of ObjectBar onto Object Desktop. ObjectBar is a skinnable program designed to let users create their own Startbar alternatives. 0.60 is much easier to use, faster, and more stable.
September 15, 2001 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
On the side of my house there was a huge wasp nest this summer. They had literally dug a cave into the ground at the base of the house. It was quite impressive really.

My wife complained that I needed to do somethign about it. Every time we were on the deck, the wasps would be buzzing around us. Occasionally they'd get into our face and we'd wack one of them. A pinprick strike on them.

Last month, my 4 year old was getting the mail and when he opened the mailbox a wasp flew out and st...
September 14, 2001 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
Some people, mostly outside the United States believe that the US response is going to be a single or brief set of air strikes against some designated enemy. That is not the case.

There won't just be a strike. The United States is mobilizing for war as we speak. The government just activated the reserves today. There won't be a single strike, it is going to be a prolonged campaign that will likely take years.

Colin Powell yesterday basically set up the way it's going to work. Countr...
September 14, 2001 by mcs2k1 on Blitz 08+ | #01
URLScan screens all incoming requests to an IIS web server, and only allows ones to pass that comply with a ruleset created by the administrator. This significantly improves the security of the server by helping ensure that it only responds to valid requests.

The tool allows the administrator to filter requests based on length, character set, content and other factors. A default ruleset is provided, which can be customized to meet the needs of a particular server.

URLScan is extremely fl...
September 12, 2001 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
Having been to the World Trade Organization on numerous occasions, I find myself completely stunned by the events. To imagine that gigantic building full of people simply gone is just horrifying.

At the same time, the civilized world seems to have come together to join the United States in what may become a coordinated crusade to eradicate terrorism. Such a thing seems impossible but consider this:

If the United States and the world community can retaliate in such sufficient force, th...
September 11, 2001 by T-Man on The Janitor's Closet
NVIDIA Corporation has released updated drivers for their line of graphics processing units (GPUs). The new drivers, Detonator XP,
offer performance and features enhancements. NVIDIA's drivers will be available, free of charge, from their website at
These same features and benefits were used in developing Stardock's XP Bench software as a measure of 2D performance on WindowsXP. A public release of XP Bench will be made available this week from the Stardock website,
September 11, 2001 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
Please give a moment of silence for the victims of the the cowardly terrorists.
September 10, 2001 by T-Man on The Janitor's Closet
As many of you know, the skinning community has been and continues to be
hit hard by viruses, including the W32SirCam virus. This virus is still
active, as one of our own just found out when they received some unfriendly
emails yesterday with the SirCam virus attached. And with new strains
emerging each day it is becoming more important to protect your data from

In an effort to help combat the never-ending virus mutations, WinCustomize
has teamed up with, a l...
September 10, 2001 by T-Man on The Janitor's Closet
Some "person" is sending emails from a yahoo account purporting to be from Stardock in what appears to be a rather pathetic attempt to get your user name and serial number.

Please disregard any emails you receive like the following (See full story for email). This person is not affiliated with Stardock in any way.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Banburms
> Subject: WindowBlinds: Message from Stardock

> Dear E-Mail Recipents,
> All of you that have received this me...
September 10, 2001 by _Martin_ on martin
Have added a few more sections to this over the weekend, so the guide to building a theme from scratch is almost done.

Visit the Building Blocks section to learn more.

Any comments and/or suggestions please let me know
September 8, 2001 by mcs2k1 on Blitz 08+ | #01
A new Internet worm has emerged in China akin to the "Code Red" worm, which caused $2.4 billion in estimated cleanup costs on Internet-linked computers last month, a computer security expert said on Friday.

The "Code Blue" worm has similarities with the Code Red worm, which caused widespread problems, said a worker at the police-run Computer Virus Treatment Center in Tianjin, near Beijing.

"We've already gotten hold of the virus and we're analyzing it," said the worker, who declined to b...
September 8, 2001 by mcs2k1 on Blitz 08+ | #01
Microsoft's recently released Internet Explorer 6 has taken 2.4 percent of the browser market, quickly closing in on AOL Time Warner's Netscape 6, according to a new study. IE 6, released Aug. 27, showed a fast adoption rate in the week after its launch, StatMarket, a division of audience measurement service WebSideStory, said Wednesday. StatMarket would not release the figures for Netscape 6, but it said that the browser was used by less than 2.5 percent of Internet users worldwide in its first...
September 6, 2001 by Nakor on kwilas
In the weekend of the 27th and 28th of october a meeting will be organized for the European skinning community in Brussels - Belgium.

In the following link you will find price
info of various hotels, youth hostels and bed & breakfasts in that city. For more iformation, email