Friday, November 14, 2014

New Laptop!

Toshiba Qosmio X75- A7170 17.3-Inch Laptop

This is what I got!  It's running Windows 8.1 which is a bit of a learning curve, but once Windows 10 is released I'll upgrade.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dead Laptop

My laptop died Monday, I was hoping it was just the power brick so I ordered a new one for $30.  It came in today, but no dice - dead laptop. 

It was a Gateway P7811-FX which served me well, was an awesome laptop. Now I have to figure out what to replace it with.

I'm behind in my reading, but this is awesome...

xkcd: Lightsaber

Thursday, November 06, 2014

IRS Telephone Scam

Just a heads-up - be very suspicious of anyone calling and claiming to be from the IRS - they don't do that.

IRS Reiterates Warning of Pervasive Telephone Scam

I just got two calls in a row - both left the same pre-recorded message telling me that I needed to call them back before proceedings started.  Yes, it's a threatening scam that is supposed to be scary.

The problem is that the IRS will never call you and leave a recorded message.  They will always contact you through the mail - and it will be obviously authentic.