Are you getting too many credit card offers? Did you know there is an official, national site where you can opt-out of getting these? I strongly recommend doing this, not just to safe the environment and the hassle of dealing with junk mail, but also as a security precaution. These offers are easy to steal out of your mailbox, and the credit card companies will gladly send your "new card" to a "new address" without blinking.
This is also a good idea for those who have issues with the temptation of credit. If you take the offers away, you take most of the temptation away. (People with college-age kids will understand all too well)
All it takes is name, address and social and you are good for 5 years. If you want it to be permanent, you are going to need to print out a form and lick a stamp (they make it harder or purpose)
Official site is at: OptOutPrescreen.com Phone: 888-567-8688
More information available on this at the FTC.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Sunday, January 19, 2014
At the 2013 RSA conference, I was running around killing time before my talk on building your own intelligence tool, and thought it would be a fun training exercise to participate in their "I am RSA" ad campaign. What better way to get rid of any nerves then to have a dozen cameras and microphones pointed at you?
I signed the release (I believe I got a sticker or a Starbucks card or something like that too) and I did not think anything of it until a friend pointed out that I was running on the homepage of the 2014 conference. They seem to rotating a bunch of videos on there, and I was in the top spot last week. Looking at their list of uploaded videos, I noticed I seem to be the only person (as far as I can see) that is actually named on-screen in any of them . There are plenty of other people, but they seem to be used only for soundbites, whereas I was deemed worthy for almost a full minute. Where's my internet millions?
Also: For some reason, it makes it seem like I have huge hands.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
- The massacre in Ruwanda
- Leaving the toilet seat up
- Sending rejection letters that are beyond useless
- That scratch on my car door
- Eating the last twinkie
- You drank all the beer in the fridge without asking
Friday, December 21, 2012
When testing the brand-new Microsoft Office 365, I ran accoss this error:
There is no good reason to do this. Especially when you are securely hashing my password.
You are storing the password securely, right? Right?
Monday, September 24, 2012
- What happened?
- Who decided that I need to change my password?
- Why is that date important?