There is NO ATM PIN Number Reversal System!

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Since yesterday I have seen this hoax once again being passed around Facebook. The gist is this: If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM, you can notify the police by entering your PIN in reverse. For example if your PIN is 1234 then you would put in 4321. The ATM recognizes that your PIN is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to help you. This information was […] Read more »

My guide to funny faces (emoticons) on Facebook

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If you have been on Facebook for any length of time I am sure you have seen these little icons depicting smiles, hearts, etc. Some people love them others not so much. Well love them or hate them back in October 2012 Facebook has added them to comments and replies. They used to only be in the chat window but now you can add them right to your comments. You still cannot use them in a status update yet. Here is a list of emoticons I have compiled that you can use on Facebook. Some of the emoticons have more […] Read more »

Crockpot Chocolate Devils Food Cake

Crockpot Chocolate Cake

So I have this new toy from Christmas that was given to me by my parents that I can’t seem to stop playing with. A Crockpot! I have been making all kinds of food in it and today I decided to experiment with making a cake. Who would have ever thought that you could make a cake in a Crockpot, but low and behold it works! There are many recipes online and they all vary so I just tried what I thought would work. I took the easy way out and bought a box of Betty Crockers Devils Food Cake […] Read more »

52 Week Saving Plan

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I know the holidays have just come to an end and you probably just put away your decorations. However, it is never too early to think about next Christmas and start saving early. I saw an image posted on Facebook the other day and it made perfect sense to me to use something like it to save for next holiday season. The premise is simple, you save a little bit each week and at the end of the year you will have over $1,000 ($1,378.00 to be exact) to spend frivolously on your loved ones! No pain involved…  Well maybe a […] Read more »

How to add a FavIcon to your WordPress website


Maybe it is just a pet peeve of mine but I get annoyed when I see a blank FavIcon or worse yet the theme’s default icon. What is a FavIcon? A FavIcon (short for favorites icon), also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon is a 16×16 or 32×32… If you don’t have your own website then you may not even care about it. However if you do have a website you should make it match your brand that people recognize you by. Either your logo, or part of it, or maybe your photo. […] Read more »

Another version of the Domain Name scam


I can’t believe that in the last two days I have received this notice from two different clients. This has been going on for years and it seems that the scammers just change their name but mostly everything else stays the same. If you look back in my archives you will find this post from 2008 explaining the scam that was going on then. So now the scam is to send what appears to look like an invoice for your domain services. They make it look like they are providing backup DNS services even though they are doing no such thing! […] Read more »