Downloadable font on firefox: bad URI or cross-site access not allowed for fonts

When using cool fonts in CSS and the display is off in Firefox, you may find the Error Console declare, “Downloadable font on firefox: bad URI or cross-site access not allowed” as a cause. This simply means that Firefox is trying to improve security for your benefit. Since you control what your pages may access, including content from other domains, such as a devoted font server, you simply modify your .htaccess file as follows.

Place this code somewhere in the .htaccess file, update the server where the fonts are being served, and TEST! Remember that the .htaccess file must be modified on the Font Server, not the Web Server, since Firefox is requiring permission from the Font Server to access those fonts. Technically you can access them in a separate request, so the whole issue seems nutty.

<FilesMatch “\.(ttf|otf|eot|woff)$”>
<IfModule mod_headers.c>
Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin “*”

The Activity Window is Missing From Safari

Many people are asking, “Where has the Activity Window gone in Safari 6.0?” The Activity Window in Safari allows us to see which files are downloading, which are not loading, which ones have errors, etc. As well, it gives us direct access to the files we’ve downloaded behind the scenes, such as movies and other media types.

It has been suggested that anyone can download an earlier version of Safari at, however, Apple’s Nazis make sure you can’t run any software on their OS if it doesn’t meet their mustard. So, Safari 5.1.7 cannot run on Mac OS X 7 and higher, thus eliminating this as a viable avenue for accessing the Activity Window functionality. Continue reading

Show and Hide Hidden Files in Apple Mac OS X

In Mac OS X, files with names that start with a dot (.) are hidden. You may have noticed some of these before, for example when copying files from your Mac to a PC where they aren’t hidden. The most common one you might bump into is the .DS_Store file that Mac OS X puts in every folder (to save various view settings), but there are all sorts of other hidden files used by all sorts of applications. Continue reading

Your ticket is ready

Another garbage email with a ZIP file attached. The ZIP file contains a virus that can be repaired with most anti-virus applications.

Dear Customer,

E-TICKET NUMBER / 2 183 1210593659 2
DATE / TIME 28, DECEMBER, 2012, 10:54 AM
REF / KE4946 ST / OK

Your bought ticket is attached.
You can print your ticket.

Thank you for your attention.
American Airlines.

Payment ID 451726538624 rejected

The following is yet another email scam with a link on “Details” to misdirect you.

We regret to inform you, that your most recent Direct Deposit transaction (ID708184099805) was rejected, because of your current Direct Deposit software being out of date. The detailed information about this matter is available in the secure section of our web site:


Please contact your financial institution to acquire your updated version of the software needed.

Sincerely yours

ACH Network Rules Department
NACHA | The Electronic Payments Association

11578 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 977
Herndon, VA 25447
Phone: 703-977-8155 Fax: 703-342-2596

How To Clear Apple Mail Cache

Are you sick and tired of Apple Mail displaying old images instead of new, updated images? If you are sending emails and need t tsp your layout or template, and especially if you work through numerous iterations of email testing, your Apple Mail Image Cache can be a real pain! Sure, it would be nice if Apple had a handy button that actually worked to clear the cache, but they seem more concerned with the impression of speed and performance, than the quality of content. Follow the directions below to clear your Apple Mail Cache manually. Continue reading