Thoughts on life, the universe and everything.
Thoughts on life, the universe and everything.
Currently there is a twitter DM (Direct Message) telling you to “Find out who’s stalking your twitter”. It’s a scam to steal your twitter id and password.
If you’ve authorized StalkTrak to use your twitter account, you’re a victim of a scam. Your twitter password and user name has been stolen. Change your twitter password immediately.
Just like I warned in How to Avoid Twitter Phishing Scams, this scam is designed to fool users on mobile devices like smart phones. The site looks at first glance to be twitter, but it is spelled t-v-v-i-t-i-l-e-r, relying on our brain’s ability to read and ignore misspelled words.
That’s a screenshot on the right.
I like the way University of Michigan Lacrosse has put this don’t quit video together.
The big difference is their message “rest if you must but don’t quit”.
Often a pivot, change or pause is essential to the next step on the path to greatness.
I’ve got a free Red Bull Mobile SIM for their new GSM network in Australia. I got it because I have some Klout.
If you are fast and in Australia, you can get a free Red Bull SIM too.
If it works for you, please “like” this post on Facebook, +1 it on Google Plus or comment below as a sign of thanks.
Tags: australia, Entertainment/Culture, Global System for Mobile communications, GSM, Human Interest, Mobile telecommunications, Sim, Subscriber Identity Module, Technology/Internet, Web 2.0, World Wide Web
I have neglected my friends, acquaintances and family. I feel bad about that but figured you’d deal with it as I’m generally slack.
I’ve neglected perfect strangers who have stumbled into my deep end of the alphabet and returned for a second helping. I feel bad about that because I’ve missed a chance to move you into the friends, acquaintances and family group I mentioned. You should feel slighted.
2011 is here and before I return to more mundane stuff I’m in the mood for some resolutions. Maybe a bit of goal setting or at least some delusional wishful thinking.
I was in Bali last week for Todd’s & Corinna’s wedding. 73 hours isn’t enough time in paradise.
I hate Jetstar for “delaying” the flight back for operational reasons and failing to SMS me so I could stay at the resort another day. Instead we checked out and went to the airport, only to hang around while they sorted the mess, then put us up in another airport hotel for the night.
Frank Fable art is gr8 m8 www.frankfable.com
As a father of daughters – I can’t yell at them then expect them to grow up confident, secure and not take sh!t from men. Still learning this lesson even though my oldest is 16.
Who made my birth date a secret? Who said you can assume anybody who knows it is me?
I am angry. Furious actually. I spent 2 hours on the phone to Telstra today sorting some things out. And while that was boring and frustrating, the real kick in the pants, take no prisoners, scorched earth rage was reserved for institutions using personal data such as my birth date to identify me.
Governments and institutions have appropriated my personal data as a proxy for my identity. By putting the onus on personal information they have ducked responsibility for correctly identifying me and you. They have made it risky to disclose my birthday and age to anyone who didn’t know it at my birth.
My 14 year-old daughter came home from school today and was raging against “the government”. I was so proud of her standing up to “the man”. Now that’s a strange reaction – as a kid I was totally neo-conservative.
Digging for the details, because indignant 14 year-old girls are incomprehensible, it emerged “the government” had increased the learn-to-drive age to 16 years 9 months. “Dad how old do I have to be to learn to drive?” she demanded.
Therein lies my frustration with “kids these days”. I knew the driving age at 14. I didn’t rely on my parents to know things or look them up for me. If I wanted to know something I’d find it out. At an early age I learned my mum’s answer to any spelling questions was “get the dictionary”.
I’m a bit surprised that I haven’t published a public update since 12 November 2007, but then again I haven’t been doing too much stuff in the Technology space nor much Travel that I can post about – the nature of mergers & acquisitions is that most of them are confidential even after the deal is done.
Another reason for the lack of updates is that my workplace does not like me posting anything identifiable here,, and they actually visit to check up on me. Dear coworkers – as you are aware, your internet is logged and I know who you are.
Congratulations Dr Affie! I’m glad you’ve finally finished your freaking thesis. I look forward to seeing you graduate in September.
As I contemplate commencing post-graduate study, I also find myself doubting the soundness of my brain. Why am I considering giving up precious time with my family in order to pursue a MBA?
But it’s good to hear from someone who has stuck with it and finished the substantial body of original research.