Cyber criminals using stolen credit cards to make donations

No these thieves are not modern-day Robin Hoods, but they’re really just cyber-robbers. They are using this method to see if credit card is valid or not:

The verification method has become popular because the monitoring software at credit-card companies may not question donations to charities, according the Symantec blog. Santoyo said the schemers usually donate less than $10.

American Red Cross spokeswoman Carrie Martin said, “This happens all the time. We have people at the Red Cross who deal with this type of activity.”

Last month alone, the Red Cross refunded 700 fraudulent credit-card transactions, Martin said. That figure doesn’t include the transactions the charity blocked because they appeared fraudulent.

Read more

Howto create CSS Image Rollovers effect wihout using Javascript

Wow, this tutorial is pretty simple. I was looking for something like this for my small project. This CSS code gives the same effect as with a JavaScript rollover except users dont need JavaScript and you only have to load a single image.

I really hate having to use JavaScript for image rollovers as it seems messy, requires two separate images and can only degrade gracefully to nothing if the user has JavaScript turned off.

CSS Image Rollovers []

Ada Lovelace – was the first programmer

Very few people are aware about history’s first programmer.

Ada Lovelace is popularly credited as history’s first programmer. She was the first to express an algorithm intended for implementation on a computer, Charles Babbage’s analytical engine, in October 1842. She really did write a program, one for calculating Bernoulli numbers. Ada, a computer programming language, is named for her.
Ada Lovelace photo picture  - was the first programmer
According to wikipedia :

She is mainly known for having written a description of Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine.
Ada was the only legitimate child of the poets Lord Byron and his wife, Anne Isabella Milbanke. She was named after Byron’s half-sister, Augusta Leigh, whose child he was rumored to have fathered. It was Augusta who encouraged Byron to marry to avoid scandal, and he reluctantly chose Annabella. On January 16, 1816, Annabella left Byron, taking 1-month old Ada with her. On April 21, Byron signed the Deed of Separation and left England for good a few days later. He was never allowed to see either again. Ada was born on December 10th, 1815.

More information and photo credit at wikipedia article.

All in one tutorial for Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Fireworks template XHTML and CSS

This site is a free resource for the budding web designer looking to take the step into the future of modern web design. Throughout the guide, you will be shown cunning CSS techniques used to keep loadtime to a minimum and to organize and fine tune your content so it is presented in the best possible way.

You will learn howto turn a Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro or Fireworks template into a fully sliced, coded and XHTML and CSS valid web page.

CSS Slicing Guide – learn to slice your templates into fully valid XHTML and CSS web pages