Chrome Version 21 Blocking Mixed Media Content

Chrome version 21 started blocking mixed media content.  What that means is that on a secure website–one using a secure certificate and that has “https” in the URL–Chrome browser will block any content that loads on a page from that website that comes from a site without a certificate (and no “s” after the “http” in the URL).  The video below show how to have that content displayed on the page by telling Chrome to allow content from that site to load.

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Keydates for Windows 8 and other Products

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  • August 1: Windows 8 and Server 2012 release to manufactures.
  • August 1: Final builds of  Visual Studion 2012 and .NET 4.5 announced.
  • August 1: Windows Store to open.
  • August 15: Developers can download final version of Windows 8 through MSDN subscriptions.
  • August 15: IT professionals will have acces to Windows 8 through TechNet subscriptions.
  • August 16: Customers with Software Assurance for Windows will be able to download Windows 8 Enterprise edition through the Volume License Service Center
  • August 16: Microsoft Partner Network have access to Windows 8
  • August 20: Microsoft Action Pack Providers receive access to Windows 8
  • September 1: Volume License customers with Software Assurance will be able to purchase Windows 8 through Microsoft Volume License Resellers.
  • September 4: Windows Server 2012 will be generally available for evaluation and purchase by all customers around the world.
  • September 12: Official launch of Visual Studio 2012
  • October 26: Windows 8 becomes generally available and will appear on vendor PCs
  • October 26: Microsoft ships its first ARM-based Surface tablet PCs with WIndows RT installed

Facebook Stock Crash Hoses California's Tax Revenue

California is reporting that the crash of Facebook’s stock value is having a tremendous affect on tax revenues in California.  The article begins:

Well, the hits from the Facebook stock implosion keep coming.

Now, it’s the State of California, which apparently overestimated how much tax revenue it was going to collect from Facebook employees after the IPO.

According to Bloomberg’s John Erlichman, California is now saying its “tax revenue is at risk” because it assumed it would get $1.9 billion from newly enriched Facebook employees.

But now those Facebook employees are only going to get about half as rich as they would have if the stock were still trading at the IPO price.

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