There's just been a series of Windows ding sounds coming from the computer of the programmer sitting next to me. It turned out he was looking at a website and was clicking on one of those annoying adverts that looks like a Windows dialogue box, trying to close it!
Some of those new pop-up web pages (not what you saw) are dangerous because they really are windows and look just like Windows XP dialog boxes. I'm sure that many home users would be fooled. I think I even had to prevent my wife from clicking on one once.
is this guy and HTML 'programmer'?
RP: That was a good one.
Some of the more malicious ones will done one of three things:
He's somewhat familiar with web application development. It wasn't a popup window, it was a banner ad at the top of the page.
Internet Explorer toolbars can be uninstalled using Advanced Uninstaller, from http://www.innovative-sol.com/
A-Non-E-Mouse: fire the guy
...from a cannon.
"He's somewhat familiar with web application development."
To be fair to him, he's only been a programmer for a year and a bit.
I've never associated the ability of a person to use an application with competence. My daughter can create beatiful web content with some simple tools, yet doesn't know HTML. A former colleague was an outstanding hardware engineer, yet also a hunt & peck typist.
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