Archive for October, 2011

Best Twitter Customer Service story ever (or at least I think so)

October 30, 2011

Each of us is on a quest. It might be for a great pair of shoes, the ultimate bargain or simply a great cup of coffee. For me it’s the exit row. My dad taught me the exit row was the best seat on the plane. Plenty of leg room means I don’t feel like […]

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Your computer used for international crime?

October 23, 2011

When you fail to properly set up or renew your antivirus, your computer could become a part of international crime. No, you aren’t smuggling diamonds or nuclear weapons, but you are lining the coffers of the bad guys! This isn’t a plot of some new movie, but the actual facts of the situation. Fake antiviruses […]

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Job searches tanked by social media fails

October 16, 2011

After some offline and online discussions about the amazingly dumb things I see job applicants do on social media, I’ve decided to compile them for posterity. As an employer, I hope that potential applicants don’t read it. These FAILS make my job so much easier in deciding whom to work with. Here are some particular […]

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Free software for older computers

October 9, 2011

If you have an old computer lying around that works great, but you aren’t sure what to do with it, here’s a great idea to reuse before recycling. The website Free Oldies is a nearly complete list of older games that have been abandoned or otherwise put in the public domain. The site also links […]

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Not all that is local business, is local

October 2, 2011

When is a duck not a duck? When it’s listed on Google as a local duck. We now tend to use Google searches more than we use the yellow pages or 411 (does 411 even work anymore?) However, those “local” searches can be heavily manipulated. This NY Times article () talks about how in a […]

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