Tag Archives: Christmas

Windows. How Much Pain Can You Take?

By | April 14, 2006

If you’re still happy with your Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition then you’re on your own. Microsoft won’t help you out after July 11, 2006, when it ends public and technical support. This doesn’t just mean not having someone to talk to on the phone. It means no more security updates, too, effectively… Read More »

Love Hertz, Cos I Don’t

By | December 19, 2005

Booking online is, sadly, still sometimes as mindless and time-wasting as dealing with an automated phone system. I’ve just tried to book a rental car online for the UK. OK, so Christmas is a busy time, but some of these sites take so long to navigate it would be quicker to walk. Actually, Budget and Avis weren’t all… Read More »

‘Tis The Season Of The Large Christmas Email Attachment

By | December 23, 2004

I’m not a huge fan of Christmas greetings via email, but then again I’m useless at sending cards too, so I’m not a good person to talk about this. But while I’m guessing the online Christmas card industry is not doing very well this year because of phishing (there have been more than a few examples of phishers… Read More »

Bicycle Bandits And Phishing

By | December 7, 2004

Further to my post about the phishing incident at SunTrust, you don’t always need to be that sophisticated to rob a bank. All you need is a bicycle. Late last month, the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia reported that a man entered the SunTrust bank in Richmond “shortly before 11 a.m. and made a verbal demand for money. He… Read More »