This one is serious, some GoPhone users reported that AT&T or other carriers will shut off your phone, meaning your whole phone # will be terminated due to this fraud scam. OK, so what is this? – This a scam or fraud by hackers or by anyone in the world, and probably outside of US, what they do is, using stolen credit card #, they use those credit card to buy GoPhone refill pin or pin gift # and sell it to you for cheap, let say $25 refill, they will sell to you for about $15 $16 just to make reasonable and doesn’t have much scam or fraud indication, they hope to get a lot of people will buy it because it’s so cheap, and if many people doesn’t about this, they would buy it and use it, and yes your phone will work and credit will show – But, guess what? Your phone company provider let’s take AT&T for example, will shut your phone off because you violated their policy, somewhere on the small print will indicate this activities. Ebay is trying to catch these activites as well, not just craigslist and forums communities users, it’s very bad whoever doing this kind of business. If you find deal too good to be true, it’s probably not true, there’s a catch, it will haunt you. So for this case, phone card refill, I say stay away from GoPhone and pay as you go crap, get yourself a monthly plan or add to another trusted person plan for $10 a month, it’s so cheap now a day, don’t go for these cheap refills too good to be true or if it’s true but it’s not. So be careful 🙂 Especially on ebay classifieds – Don’t buy virtual products on classifieds post, buy it through ebay process not the link on the classifieds, this includes forums, craigslist and email.
I’ve been using yahoo email for a great while, I guess ever since yahoo went public. In additional I’ve also been using Yahoo Calendar as well, over years yahoo improves its services such as Yahoo email plus and also enhanced its calendar. What I use yahoo calendar are, schedule certain task to occur at certain time and date and send me a text message or IM chat message or email notification, on cell phone text sms mms instant message. It’s pretty cool, kind of remind me what to do and so on. Now a day many people have many things to do running errands and stuff, with technology mayb people saids it’s making us lazier I have to disagree with that, most people like, have many things to do, many things to remember, so this tool help me greatly to schedule meeting, pay bills, reminders of certain tasks, and so on. I don’t believe it’s currently encrypted, but none of mine stuff are confidential anyways. If you want secure, you can try google gmail it also has calendar and probably better one faster, but I got use to yahoo already and haven’t been able to find a reason to move to gmail google calendar yet 🙂 Remember to use comment sense when accessing your account, always type in the browser gmail.com or mail.yahoo.com to access your account, don’t click on bookmark or links notify via email or something … be safe!
Lost recovery software CD DVD? don’t know the drivers to use? wasting too much time looking for correct drivers for your laptop desktop PC? Windows? Well. You’re not a lone 🙂 hehehe. Here are my personal tips on getting any old or even new laptop or desktop pc computers reinstalled with windows XP fast and all drivers updated. First simply install OEM Windows XP, and most drivers will not be installed. After installing your windows xp os, check to see if your network card is installed? if not install network card and ensure you can get on into the insternet using network cable rj45 wire (not WIFI). Second, download Driver Genius or driver detective or similar, what these software does is look for the missing drivers for your computer, – download it – and install it for you. To secure a computer from hackers, viruses, malwares, adwares, ddos attack ect … – Install Malwarebytes, and another anti virus software such as Norton Symantec or mcafee whatever you can afford or find.I work on a lot of computers and laptop. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of ebay buy used or broken laptop and do a quick turn around few bucks profit, the profit isn’t much, but it’s fun for me, keeping my mind sharp. It’s not really all about the profit, the way I look at it is old laptop computers still working but company people throwing them away, why not fix it up and use it for internet, now a day many applications are web-base, so as long as you have a computer that can connect to the internet and a secure browser that work smoothly, that is all most people need, such as paying bills, check credit card bank account balance, email, news, research … and so on.
It’s quite simple actually. I bought a package of Char Siu (xa xiu, sa xiu, xa siu) from a Vietnamese or Chinese Asian store they all have it, then add 1/2 cup of warm water, let it sit aside, then cut the pork meat in 1-2 inches slice, and marinade for an hour, then preheat your oven or char coal or gas grill to 150 degree then grill it for an hour, use a pan of water put it inside the grill to get the moisture into the meat or keep it moist other wise it will be dried :), well that’s my way of cooking. The direction is also on the the Char Xiu ingredient package. It’s kind of sweet, if you don’t like too sweet, add a little bit of fish sauce during marinading. There are many ways to eat Char Siu with, see below pictures various ways preparation. For me I love Sa Siu with Quang Thanh or so call Won-Ton noodle soup, um yummy. I’m making this today 🙂
It call “Sleep paralysis”. Although you can feel like you can open your eye and see things around you but whether it’s real surrounding or not just your imagination, don’t know, but normally it’s black figure and if you watch enough scary movie that have a devil or evil spirit, or read or hear haunted ghost story, chances are your head will fill with these figures when you encounter “Sleep paralysis” It can last few secs. to an hour or some rare cases hours. It can be very scary and effect your quality of life, it can happen day or night, to anyone, even taking a quick nap. Someone people would say it’s a dream within a dream where you cannot move because you’re inside your dream, your body is paralyzed. Sometime you feel like a ghost or devil evil spirit spin you around and feel your bed move or pinch you down you can feel your bed move or bounce, but guess it’s all in your head 🙂 it call sleeping paralysis, it impact many people, including me. Younger age I encounter while sleeping I kept on falling and falling never reach the ground, just kept on falling. Then later in life first stage of sleeping I normally encountered a devil pinching me down and I can’t move, all I can hear is ghostly sound, and I’m not sure if my eye was open but I can see a few devils evil spirit surrounding me, but I fought and 100% of the time I won. Sometime I feel the cause was by working too hard thinking too hard and so on. Now a day, I rarely encounter those anymore, even after watching haunted house documentry or scary movies. It’s not too bad, different people have different ways of preventing it, in very very very rare cases that people died from it, but it does happen, where a person could not woke up, it’s old people up the mountain in vietnam h’mong people elder died from these illness a lot. More information about this see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis
Rebates are awesome. However if doing a lot of rebate, must use software to track or some kind of system to track the status of your rebate, rebate does take a long time and there will time mail lost or rebate company lost your rebate, a must have copy keep to yourself when that happen. Rebates company normally allow resubmisson or face resubmission for rebates, then must track again and again. On my previous post, you can make some money to cover typical monthly gas usage or phone bill or more, depend on how hard you would like to work, the more effort you put into it, the more profitable it will be 🙂 check out my previous post this link http://www.lopanchoi.com/uncategorized/buy-mail-in-rebates-and-sell-for-profit/
This is my personal tips for you, for selling stuff on ebay. Others profressionals sellers might have different tips, here are what I think work great.
- check items average price sold – ebay have this tool when you enter an item for sell
- check lowest price for buy it now, filter by buy it now, then lowest price + shipping. Determine if you can beat that price by $1 or so, chances are your items will sell fast 🙂
- auction style when you can, however ensure the item you’re selling is a hot seller then it’s great to auction, if it’s not a hot seller, then do a buy it now selling price
- use ebay shipping, it’s fast and free and updates buyers on status automatically
- you can make good money by two ways 1-buy cheap bulk products then resell 2-sell items lying around the house with fixed price or auction but ensure it cover your shipping cost at least.
*** update 9/28/2012 : Finally got paid today, over 9 months later LOL, hey! at least they pay 🙂 OK xigmatek, I leave you alone now
Be careful when buying rebate from this company Xigmatek. I sent in a rebate for $20 rebate GAIA SD1283 35-233-082 on 12/1/2011 and I send them an email on 2/1/2012 which is two months later, and they said to check back with them in 4-8 weeks. Well today is 2/28/2012 and I sent them a new email on 2/26/2012 and they did not even respond, I understand they may have backlog, but taken more than 48hrs to respond to email? not good business practice. So people, please be careful with company like this one, they either ignore you and you will probably never get your rebate due to whatever reason they will say to you, such as lost mail they never receive it, so ensure you have copies. I really hate companies that offer rebate on items that they sell at retail value which is super high price and then you have to mail in rebate proof of purchase and wait 6-10weeks sometime to even check for rebate status, and they said they never receive it, sometime you forget about it and never check rebate status and company rebate never contact you, they simply pocket your money, totally bad business, stay away from them. If you do rebate, here are a few tips: 1)copies of mailed items, 2)schedule follow up date ensure they receive (use delivery confirmation or certified mail if needed for high rebate $ item), 3) do follow after 6weeks ensure indeed processed and after 10weeks you still did not receive rebate, definitely contact and provide proof copies.
Just found out the hard way that one of my website was slow due to a remote mysql connection, not my home server hardware configuration, I kind of found it the hard way by purchasing an SSD storage drive to test, but while moving the data from old server to the server I noticed the php script in wordpress config.php point to a remote server that I used to host with still working surprisingly. As a result the remote connection to a remote server somewhere causes slow respond to the wordpress script. Well I’m gonna move all my websites to a new home server anyways, leaving the other server just for Folding@Home and radio server and maybe some other server also 🙂
At last got the shipment SSD solid stage drive. Hook it up and currently installing WIN7 Ultimate for a trial run web server. Although many geeks know ultimate version not really for server, rather use windows server 🙂 but since I don’t have that for now. I heard windows boot in 10 secs 🙂 with SSD. Will see, if all goes well, I’ll move my web contents to this new box.Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5″ 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $200 just for 128GB WOW!!! huh, well yeah you can get cheaper with discount coupons and rebates and stuff. I’m not too happy with wordpress function on my server and I’m not sure exactly what’s the problem, could be a lot of things, but the first thing I want to try is get a dedicated webserver with nothing on it except web and see how it goes.
So far it’s a super quiet storage drive, probably because no spinning mechanism, it’s solid stage.