Archive for November, 2012

Hotel guests: a credit card scam that is deviously clever

November 25, 2012

Some credit card scams are fairly straightforward such as someone stealing your wallet or a rogue employee scanning your card at a restaurant. This scam however was of particular interest because it was so low-tech and a scam that any of us can fall victim to. In a nutshell, the criminal would enter a room […]

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Being Thankful in 2012: My Thanksgiving thoughts

November 22, 2012

In a few days I turn 42 years old. In science fiction, we know that 42 is the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything” so I thought I’d reflect a bit this Thanksgiving and all I have to be thankful for, besides of course making it to this magical old […]

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Three Great Gmail tools you should be using

November 18, 2012

If you are an active user of Gmail, here are some great customizations I’ve picked up along the way to really enhance your experience. First, the generic Gmail screen is boring and plain. Express yourself and have fun with using a theme. Themes are especially important if you have more than one gmail account as […]

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A few awesome resume secrets

November 11, 2012

For some reason when you Google “awesome cover letters”, my blog comes up first and it’s the most popular item on my blog. I guess not enough people know how to write good cover letters which is truly a shame. However, an awesome cover letter doesn’t help if your resume is lousy. Here’s a few […]

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How easily some people get hacked without a virus

November 4, 2012

Often times with computers, our primary fear is of an external hacker coming into our systems and wrecking havoc by stealing our banking information or credit cards. However, some of the most basic attempts to steal information don’t involve nefarious software but bad guys convincing people to voluntarily release key pieces of information. Mac or […]

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