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


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


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. :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lee was a good man.

May 3rd we lost a good one - Lee Herring was one of my best friends and the linch-pin of several different groups of people that rarely met each other.  He was a peacemaker, hard worker, and cared about everyone.  Lee was involved in several Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Anime conventions, helping out wherever he was needed and generally being a great asset.  My thoughts are with those he left behind - I know they are grieving and in misery right now, but he left such good memories everywhere he went that there is a large pool of people to help them.

He was my friend, and I'll miss him.