Gas Stations May Not Charge You More For Credit Cards

Did you know that Gas Stations (actually any store or company) may not charge you more for using a credit card? It is a violation of their Merchant Agreement with the credit card companies to advertise, have a sign, or state there is an additional fee for using a credit card. However, stores maybe able…

MS Exchange For The Common Man

After using my chosen provider for some time now, it has come to my attention that more and more single user mailbox options for Exchange users are becoming available. So what do I mean exactly? Basically if you are like me, you have a Windows Mobile, BlackBerry or even an iPhone. You want the slick…

Saving and Restoring Desktop Icons

Jamie O’Connell has a small application that saves time and minimizes frustrations. The application saves your desktop, in the configuration that you like. If anything disrupts that order, it is possible to fix the problem easily: “…It records the layout and positions of icons and programs on the Windows desktop, and permits restoration of the…

Lamisil Drug for Nail Fungus Now In Generic

For years I have had disgusting toenails on my right foot. It started with my big toenail about 10 years ago, then it spread year after year to the other toenails. I went to a foot doctor and asked about treatment. He explained to me that the prescription Lamisil tablets were very expensive and insurance…

San Francisco Doesn’t Know The Network Password

Terry Childs is a 43 year old network administrator for the city of San Francisco. They pay him a $127,735-a-year salary – plus he made an additional $22,534 last year in overtime for coming in to cover emergency situations. He was part of a team that built a fibre WAN that now stores about 60%…

Charges Dropped Against a Teenage Hacker

An eighteen year old hacker had charges dropped because he had a “potentially bright career”. Owen Walker was charged as a teen and it was not for a small crime: “…Investigators called Mr Walker’s programme one of the “most advanced” they had seen, prosecutors said. He did not take money from people’s accounts, but he…

Government relief for high gas prices?

There have been quite a few suggestions floated around for what the government might do to help reduce gas prices, everything form getting rid of taxes on gas, to tax free gas “holidays” to releasing supplies from the national petroleum reserve.  My original though when gas prices hit 2 dollars a gallon, then 3, then…

Radio Shack Fined $630,000 for Security Breach

The Texas Attorney General’s office has fined Radio Shack $630,000 for a security breach that could have lead to identity theft: “…RadioShack was investigated after the attorney general learned a retail location had dumped thousands of sensitive records into a trash can. The records contained confidential client data, Social Security numbers, debit and credit information…

SEM for SMB Social Media Marketing Keynote & OMS Portland

This morning, I presented as one of three keynote speakers at SEM for SMB in Austin, Texas.  I followed two fantastic presentations by Mark  Dobosz from SCORE and Todd Friesen (who successfully provided a frame of reference for my presentation, involving tons of helpful statistics, trends and screen captures from Simpsons: The Movie).  My topic,…