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Website Spokesperson

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Have you ever visited a website and had someone start talking to you.  No not over your shoulder, from the page itself?  I have and I’m still not decided on whether it’s a good thing or not.  I can definitely see it turning off some people, but it’s slick and can give a positive first [...]

Criminal Background Check

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

When you are hiring someone for most positions a criminal background check is a high priority. Especially if the person you are hiring will interact with your family or with children. The internet has made criminal background checks commonplace and easy to conduct. There are many services that make this an easy and quick process. [...]

Westernsky.com scam – Beware Shocking Interest Rates

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Absolutely shockingly high interest rates…. Wow. The last year or so I’ve seen a lot of westernsky.com ads. They are an LLC that is native-american owned and operating in the sovereign nation of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. (Within the borders of the US, but federal jurisdiction is on iffy ground there.) Now, they do [...]

Want to memorize foreign language vocabulary? memrise.com

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I have been absolutely addicted. A week ago Thursday I discovered a new site. It was an article over at the makezine blog talking about the benefits of learning mandarin for what they do. I’ve always been intrigued by mandarin – I remember learning a bit of cantonese in Hong Kong and have a short [...]

Update on the Sansa Clip Plus 8GB

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Last year I got a Sansa Clip Plus 8GB. I just wanted to do a followup post after I’ve used it for a while. One year on (well 11 months on….) it’s still rock solid. I’ve had no problems with it, it has a really good battery life. I really don’t charge it for weeks [...]

Mustek ScanExpress A3 USB 1200 Pro

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Scanners… I had a nice microtek scanner that for the last year has refused to work and I decided to replace it. I have a project coming up that would require scanning some larger format pages so I was really pleased to find a $165 A3 scanner (usually the larger format are much more expensive.) [...]

Android based iPad killers….

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

I spent a bit of time lately drooling/browsing through the many different android based tablets/pads there are. Why not the ipad? I don’t know – I just don’t particularly like the idea of being tied to Apple…. having to acitvate with itunes – being restricted to the apple app store. I like that android is [...]

Prepare for the April Fools Spyware Flood

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

I received a message from some at superantispyware in the last day or two that is a well timed and good heads up. Every year there is a surge in spyware, malware and rogue activity around April Fools Day (April 1st). It’s important to be aware and raise our skepticism a bit this time of [...]

WaveEgreetings.com Scam? or Legit?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

This afternoon I received an email that said the following… Welcome to Midwave Products LLC! Congratulations Avery, This e-mail is to confirm your recent/successful WaveEGreetings.com order! Log in online and get instant access to hundreds of E-Greeting Cards! Billing Telephone Number: ********** As part of your service with the WaveEGreetings.com program, you will receive: Unlimited [...]

MyCleanPC.Com TV and Radio Ads

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

You know I wrote not too long about about the doublemyspeed.com scam sounding radio ads. It really sounds like MyCleanPC.com is a scam in the sense that it promises a lot but doesn’t (or can’t) really deliver the miraculous results that they claim. Part of the idea is that they are a registry cleaner and [...]

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