Google’s shutting down Google Reader. It’s pretty much the way I surf the web. Guess it’s time to find an alternative. Is RSS dying or something?
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The HTML code for ampersand is & Ironic, yes?
I was reading about some hackery trickery involving Amazon accounts. The bad guy needs to know your name, mailing address, and email address. They do an online chat with Amazon and pretend to be you to get an order number from something you bought recently. Then they ask Amazon for a free replacement of that order. As it’s being shipped, they ask them to change the receiving address to another US address. The US address turns out to be a company that forwards packages to other countries. So if you get a mysterious email from Amazon about a replacement order that you never asked for, this might have happened to you. This guy has more.
If you ever get an odd email from someone, contact them about it through other channels. Don’t just reply to the email. Hackers may have taken control of the account for the purpose of sending emails out to people saying “Help, I lost my wallet as I’m travelling here in Nigeria and need you to wire money.” If the hackers are watching the account, they’ll just delete any warning emails from anyone, which is why you need to warn the person through other channels.
Windows 8 tile icons are simple white icons on a single color. Microsoft also reflected the look on their main site as well as in Visual Studio 2012. PlayStation Store’s new look: the same hard-edged simple icons on a single background color. A bunch of sites and applications are doing this…ironing out and de-colorizing their icons. Is this good or not? I guess the eyes scan such things quickly and they work better in peripheral vision…but color may convey some information too. Time will tell, I guess.
Old Windows icon
Let’s iron it out, shall we?
The Aquabats! Super Show! is now on Netflix streaming. It’s low budget, corny, and pretty funny. (burger rain)
When I googled “Can you say tortilla?”, I thought I’d find amusing conversations about Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Sadly, it was actually people discussing how to pronounce “tortilla”.
Bank of America just emailed me a promotion about some TrademarkedFeature that’s coming to their debit cards. The email came with the notice, ”This is a service email from Bank of America. Please note that you may receive service email in accordance with your Bank of America service agreements, whether or not you elect to receive promotional email.” Wow, thanks for the option!