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Identity Theft, Credit Reports, and You
"Was an account opened in your name without your consent? Great, you’re in the right place. The rest of this article assumes that you’ve either checked a credit report or been told by a bank that an account exists in your name which you didn’t open. (There exist steps related to the below to help improve one’s situation in the circumstance where your problem is that you’ve not paid debts you legitimately owed, but that problem is out of scope here.)"
debt  creditreport  credit  finance  fraud  theft  howto  advice  future 
september 2017 by grahams
"That's Why You Don't Have Any Friends."
Yesterday, I was at the gym.

...Don't worry. This isn't a gym story.
advice  growingup  itgetsbetter  nerds  geeks 
april 2012 by grahams
"Two and a Half Men" Is Better Than None - Yahoo! News
I read in the paper today that Conan O'Brien's documentary is out this weekend. The one that chronicles the purportedly healing journey/concert tour he went on after his messy divorce from NBC. I also read that Charlie Sheen is suing Warner Brothers for $100 million and the two of these things reminded me of one of the more character building experiences that I had in my career, many years ago.
movies  tv  business  advice 
march 2011 by grahams
W3Fools – A W3Schools Intervention
We are passionate about the web, learning, and craftsmanship. We want you, as web designers and developers, to be successful in your careers. We feel, though, that W3Schools is harming the community with inaccurate information. Like any other authoritative educational resource, W3Schools should both hold itself to, and be held to, the highest standards.

We hope we can illuminate why W3Schools is a troublesome resource, why their faulty information is a detriment to the web, and what you (and they) can do about it.
w3c  w3schools  html  development  resources  references  bugs  documentation  advice 
january 2011 by grahams
Step-Up Camera Advice
Over the past several months, several friends of mine have mentioned that they were considering "moving up" to a D-SLR camera and asked me for advice. I've been what you might term a "serious amateur" photographer since high school, when I was the head photographer for the school yearbook and newspaper. (It was a non-trivial issue for me to decide whether to make my career in photography or in computers.)
cameras  photography  advice  how-to  shopping  from delicious
november 2009 by grahams
You're a little company, now act like one - Blog - Startups + Marketing + Geekery
Put yourself in the shoes of that Early Adopter. Does she want to see useless garbage phrases or does she want to hear about how you totally understand her pain? Should you come off as a big, established, safe company or as a cool, passionate, small team who wants to make a difference? Should you hide behind "Contact Us" forms or display your phone number and Twitter account on your home page? Should you promote features and benefits you don't really have implemented yet or should you promote your forums, blog, and weekly all-customer virtual meeting where everyone chimes in with feedback?

Be human. Stop hiding. Be yourself.
advice  marketing  startup  companies  indie  development  from delicious
august 2009 by grahams
Five Minutes a Day for Fresh-Baked Bread
Baking bread at home saves hundreds of dollars on groceries every year. With this easy method, each deliciously crusty-on-the-outside, moist-and-chewy-on-the-inside loaf will only cost you about 50 cents and 5 minutes a day. We’re not kidding!
readlater  food  recipes  bread  kitchen  advice 
june 2009 by grahams
Petzal: The Rules of Gunfighting | Field & Stream
Normally, this blog is dedicated to peaceful pursuits. However, SFC Frick speaks much wisdom. I am giving him a meritorious promotion to Command Sergeant Major (E-9).
guns  shooting  war  lists  rules  advice  death  ammo 
february 2009 by grahams
Coding Horror: Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Mistakes
I don't usually do news and current events here, but I'm making an exception for the CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors list. This one is important, and deserves a wide audience, so I'm repeating it here -- along with a brief hand-edited summary of each error.
coding  programming  code  development  mistakes  tips  lists  advice  warnings 
january 2009 by grahams
The Minimalist - The Latest Must-Haves for the Pantry - NYTimes.com
Here, then, is my little list of items you might spurn, along with some essential pantry and long-keeping refrigerator items you might consider.
bittman  food  kitchen  pantry  cooking  supplies  lists  advice 
january 2009 by grahams
Sharp D62U Settings and Tweaks - AVS Forum
I thought it would be useful for owners of the d62u series of Sharp LCDs to have a place to post settings, various tweaks, etc. to get the best picture possible out of your new set. To get started, I'll add a link from ewerx of the settings he's compiled so far
tv  television  sharp  hdtv  settings  tweaks  advice 
november 2008 by grahams
Why You Should Use Aluminum-Free Baking Powder - David Lebovitz
One of the least expensive, and most effective, things you can do to improve the taste of your cakes, quick breads, cookies, and muffins is to switch to aluminum-free baking powder right away.
baking  cooking  kitchen  tips  advice  taste  tweaks 
october 2008 by grahams
David Lebovitz: 10 Easy Ways To Improve Your Cooking
Here's 10 easy things you can do to improve your cooking. [..]They're ways that I've personally improved my cooking and stocked my pantry, and all of these things are within the reach of everyone.
advice  cooking  food  tips  kitchen  cookware 
november 2007 by grahams
Kickin' the Darkness: Confessions of a Terrible Programmer
I’m a terrible programmer. You would think that having done this for nearly 25 years that I should be pretty good at it by now. But nope, I still put bugs in my code [...]
advice  code  confessions  development  great  programming  debugging  tips 
september 2007 by grahams
» Don’t Get Married on Blueprint for Financial Prosperity
Marriage is nice in principle but when it comes down to the dollars and cents, is it really truly worth it?
marriage  weddings  single  financial  advice  analysis 
june 2007 by grahams
Working for The Man | Tux Deluxe
So in the best spirit of "The Screwtape Letters", here is some of what I've learned so far about making yourself a career in writing software.
advice  code  programming  software  coding  opensource  freesoftware  career 
april 2007 by grahams
O'Reilly Radar > 'sfearthquakes' on Twitter
[...]talk and finger became ICQ, LISTSERV became Yahoo! Groups, ls became [..] Yahoo!, find and grep became Google, rn became Bloglines, pine became Gmail, mount is becoming S3, and bash is becoming Yahoo! Pipes.[..] Twitter is wall for the web.
unix  web  web2.0  interesting  cool  insightful  advice 
march 2007 by grahams
O'Reilly Radar > Jedi build their own lightsabers
A lot of investors and advisors will tell entrepreneurs to do the least amount of work possible, so that they can get going quickly. [...] then you're stuck trying to build a real business, instead of just a thin UI on top of someone else's business.
business  programming  startup  advice  nih 
march 2007 by grahams
Ask Em & Lo
Amusing "relationship" advice site
imported  sex  relationships  advice  emandlo  em  lo  columns 
june 2006 by grahams

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