Month: January 2009 blog archive

Remember to Backup Your Online Data - 30 Jan 2009

It’s convenient to think a web site has your data safe and sound, but that’s not always the case. For Magnolia users the message, “Ma.gnolia has just experienced severe failure, we are aware of the issue and are looking for solutions” was proof. I hope they can recover the data, but if they don’t, all […]

Categories: Computers
Get 100 Free Business Cards - 27 Jan 2009

Today HP launched MarketPlace, where you can buy custom stationary, mailing labels, rubber stamps and the like. You can also get 100 business cards for free. From what I can tell, they don’t put advertising on the back or charge for shipping (VistaPrint does both). It says they’re 100% free. They require your credit card […]

Categories: Commerce,Useful
World’s Best Passenger Complaint Letter - 26 Jan 2009

“Look at this Richard. Just look at it.” A Virgin airlines passenger voices his complaints about the food and entertainment to Sir Richard Branson. I for one could barely stop laughing. The world’s best passenger complaint letter.

Categories: Humor,Travel
The Perfect Couple - 22 Jan 2009

A perfect man met a perfect woman. After a perfect courtship, they had a perfect wedding. Their life together was, of course, perfect. One snowy, stormy Christmas Eve this perfect couple was driving along a winding road when they noticed someone at the roadside in distress. Being the perfect couple, they stopped to help. There […]

Categories: Humor
Share Multiple URLs with a Single Link - 19 Jan 2009

Techrunch posted about, an awkwardly named site to share multiple sites with one link. As I wrote in a comment on techcrunch, it’s a good idea, but already has several competitors (that are ahead in the ease of use department). The links should be cleaned up with a little htaccess love, converting a URL […]

Categories: Computers
Save Some Time Using Gmail - 18 Jan 2009

If you like to keep your Inbox at Zero and use Gmail, this is for you. The normal steps are to reply to an email, then archive it. A new Gmail Labs feature turns that into a single step, aptly named “Send and Archive.” Removing the additional step isn’t going to free up all that […]

Categories: Productivity
6 Ways to Stop Getting Spammed - 17 Jan 2009

The easiest way to communicate with web site visitors is via email. The easiest way for spammers to acquire email addresses is by finding them on web sites. Here are some solutions to keep your email address away from spammers while allowing legitimate users to contact you. 1. MailHide It’s part of and requires […]

Categories: Spam
Another Riddle - 16 Jan 2009

Here’s another one I got yesterday. 2 4 3 5 6 8 9 7 11 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 17 20 21 22 19 24 23 26 25 28 29 27 What’s the next number?

Categories: Entertaining
A Riddle I Received - 15 Jan 2009

I often receive riddles from people who think that since I compiled a bunch of riddles on my site, I must be able to solve them. While not entirely logical, the practice has made me better at solving them. I received one the other day that stumped me. The email said in part, “My friend […]

Categories: Entertaining
Do You Believe in Psychics? - 09 Jan 2009

If you did before, do you still?

Categories: Science