Friday, July 25, 2014

This would be pretty awesome!

The Siberian - Tiger Adventure Vehicles

Also pretty expensive, around $210k even if I strip out the generator and add the solar option.

Not gonna happen.  Yet.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Jobs Charted by State and Salary

A very nice graph of Jobs Charted by State and Salary

You can move a slider to change the salary and pick a state or the entire USA.  Enlightening.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Beware!

I've seen email scams that are getting increasingly sneaky - for instance :

-- from UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc saying they could not deliver a package, 'click here for information'.

-- from credit reporting company, warning you of a change to your credit score.  'Click here for information'.

-- from a bank, credit card, or other business saying your purchase was successful.

-- from ebay saying you changed your password or asked a buyer a question.

-- from PayPal or some other online payment site saying your payment was successful.

etc - there are many variations - basically all try to scare you into thinking something is wrong, or someone is stealing from you, or an online account was used without your permission.  All try to make it very very important that you click on the link.  Maybe threats that your account will be closed, etc. 

Of course, the 'information' for all of these is either an attached virus or a link to an infected website where they try to give you a virus.  I've started seeing a new method - they link to a file in a dropbox account (or other free online file storage).

So - DO NOT CLICK.  If you are curious, go to the website the email claims to be from - but don't use any links in the email.  Go there through your normal bookmarks or favorites you always use.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Vacation!

We just got back from a week's vacation in Mississippi!  We visited family in Hattiesburg and generally had a great time.  We had a Longhorn Steakhouse next to the hotel so we ate well. :)