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March 8, 2009

Newsletter 03/08/2009

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 8:21 pm

I hope all of you remembered the following, if not read it again.
At 2:00 a.m. on March 8, 2009, most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time (DST). DST ends at 2:00 a.m. on November 1, 2009. In August 2005, Congress passed an energy bill that extended DST by about a month. As of 2007, DST starts the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.
http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving

One of Yahoo’s many sites includes Real Estate. You may look up many items including:
How to maintain your home’s value; Info on home equity loans; strategies relating to home pricing; can you afford to buy? There is also a section on foreclosures. Be sure to check out the guides and advice section.
http://realestate.yahoo.com/Homevalues

Another new section on Yahoo is called “Y! buzz”. This is all about people and what they are looking at and talking about. The Web’s most remarkable stories. Stories are ranked based on votes, comments, emails, and searches. Some really great stories show up here and some very interesting conversations and comments too.
http://buzz.yahoo.com

As most of you know I have been sending this newsletter out for quite a while and my professions is in the world of Information Technology. One of my roles at work is the Deputy Computer Security Engineer. This takes up a lot of my time because so many people don’t know how to protect themselves from virus, spam, and poor emailing. Let me explain. Do you have only one email account? You should think about your email address like you do your keys; while it may be OK to use the same key for multiple locks, but having a single key open everything is both impractical and unsafe. Use one account for important stuff to and from your personal friends and business and one account for all those web sites that must have an email address or they won’t let you in. Deletes everything there and change that account often.

Don’t forward all those funny sayings to everyone one on your list without checking the source of the email and ALWAYS delete all the previous email forwards and email address. Do you really want to spam all your friends? Eventually all the email address you include in the forwards end up on the spammers email list. Do not click on links in email UNLESS you are sure who sent it and where it may take you. Never replay to a email with your physical address, social security number, credit card number, or bank account info. No legitimate company or business will ask for this via email. Do not click on ‘unsubscribe” links in email. This just confirms your email address and the spammer adds you to the list. The only exception is unsubscribing to an email list that you originally subscribed.

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
First correct answer posted in the comment section of my blog wins a USB stick. Answer next week.

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2 Comments »

  1. All Americans live within 50 miles of their BIRTHPLACE

    Comment by RJ — March 8, 2009 @ 8:37 pm

  2. Rather, HALF of all Americans live within 50 miles of their BIRTHPLACE.

    Comment by RJ — March 8, 2009 @ 8:40 pm


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