Ever been sick and tired of being sick and tired? That’s how I’m feeling right now. I have been bombarded with spammy phone calls and emails concerning fake jobs. This impinges on my valuable time that can be used searching for, and responding to, legitimate jobs. So this month, I am sharing some information toContinue reading “Fake Jobs”
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Don’t help the scammers!
Have you ever received a collections call about a credit card that you have never used? Have you received a court order for an unpaid loan for a car that you have never driven? Or, has your bank contacted you about purchases you did not make? If you answered yes to any of these questions,Continue reading “Don’t help the scammers!”
Social Media Market Take-down
If you don’t already know about the furor over the gang of day traders at Reddit, then you have been asleep since the capitol riot. I think VOX explained it best: An army of traders on the Reddit forum r/WallStreetBets helped drive a meteoric rise in GameStop’s stock price in recent days, forcing halts in trading and causing aContinue reading “Social Media Market Take-down”
That cool drawing video
If you’ve ever seen a video where a hand appears to be drawing on a whiteboard and wondered, well how did they do that? Well, there’s an app for that! This month, I downloaded a desktop app called VideoScribe to test out the capabilities. The tools are pretty easy to use. You simply select theContinue reading “That cool drawing video”
Be the Difference You Want to See
In addition to being a lifelong learning book nerd, I am also a serial volunteer. Most of my volunteering has involved the Spanish language (teaching the language or working in Latinx community) and IT (teaching or providing support). In May, of this year, I decided to take steps to do more than volunteer. I decidedContinue reading “Be the Difference You Want to See”
Online Support of Black-Owned Businesses
This week I learned about a photographer who posted a list of Black-owned businesses to her company site. It has received a high level of attention from business owners and consumers. Why this seemingly sudden national interest in supporting Black businesses? Because, as Americans, our first inclination to help someone suffering or in trouble isContinue reading “Online Support of Black-Owned Businesses”
Books Bring Me Joy … and Legal Know-How
Growing up, I spent many of my days at the local library finding the latest books by a favorite author (for many years it was Stephen King), discovering new authors, and listening rapt to the featured storyteller. In more recent years, when I made the choice to start a part-time business, I used a localContinue reading “Books Bring Me Joy … and Legal Know-How”
Technology for Getting the (real) News
I am not a media junkie, but since the Covid-19 pandemic started, I have kept my phone and tablet on the news sites. I want to know what is happening across the globe, in this U.S. and in my state. Now that there seems to me a renewed level of criminal activity by police andContinue reading “Technology for Getting the (real) News”
Stop–Don’t throw that envelope away!
No, that envelope is not a piece of junk mail! The Census notices are being mailed out twice. Have you filled out the questionnaire yet? Thanks to the US Department of Commerce for the online option. A 5-Minute 3-Step Process With a Reward 1. Open the envelope. You can use scissors, letter opener (do youContinue reading “Stop–Don’t throw that envelope away!”
What a difference a few days (or a decade) makes!
As the coronavirus is continuing to disrupt our families, nation and the world over the past several days, I wanted to take a moment to count my blessings. I am thankful that working in IT has provided a steady income for most of the past 10 years. I have been able to share my knowledgeContinue reading “What a difference a few days (or a decade) makes!”