Credit Card Alerts

November 07, 2007

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The one credit card I have has a feature where you can turn on various email and/or phone text alerts. The options include the ability to get your daily, weekly or monthly balance. My question is why don't they set one up that will shoot a text message to your phone every time there is a charge to the card. It would be a great way to help fight fraud. If your sitting at work and some random charge comes thru, you would know to call the credit card company immediately and let them know that it wasn't you. Depending on the speed of the charge, it would be really easy to immediately call the store where the charge was made and see if the person is still in the store. While this is unlikely, it would happen from time to time. It would make it really easy to pull security tapes from just a few min before and find the person as well. Of course, they don't offer this service, just a daily account balance.


2009?

November 06, 2007

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Was looking at the Toyota web site and noticed on their front page that they are promoting their 2009 Corolla. Now, I understand if you launch a car in October or November that car companies would want to use the following year for the model's name since most of the time it would be sold in that year. But come on…. We haven't even passed the calendar start of 2008 yet and they are promoting their 2009 models? I call Marketing Bull Shit.


Day Tripping

October 30, 2007

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This has been a long ass day. Went to bed about two this morning (because I'm a night owl). Then, got up at a little after 4am, left the house at 4:45am and drove to the airport to catch a 6:20am flight to Atlanta. Spent all day at our partners offices up there (mostly in meetings) and then flew back to Jax. Made it to my house about 11:45pm. While it's nice to not have to pack an overnight bag, I think I would prefer that to this type of run. As for now, going to read for a few min to wind down then drop off to sleep pretty darn quickly.


Might need business cards

October 27, 2007

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I've been doing a lot of thinking about getting back into weddings again. This is a topic I flip-flop on a lot. I won't be able to really do anything about it till we get past the new year due to the amount of stuff going on at work. After that though, I think I'm going to take a run at it again. The digital thing is a big factor and another is Adobe lightroom. After using it a little, I think it's a great way to run the preliminary wedding edit. The first wedding that I did all digital, I was using Photoshop and Bridge on my old ass computer and it took forever. While the process itself is decently time consuming, the real issue I had was the amount of time that I was waiting on the computer. I'll get around to building a new computer before too long. If I haven't done it before my next wedding, I'll definitely do it at that point just to make sure I can get thru the edits in a reasonable time. Anyway, about the business cards. I went to a Halloween party last night as Peter Parker. The reason for picking that character was so that I could fit my camera in as part of the costume. Did the same thing last year when I went as a Playboy photographer. It's great because for a while no ones sure if you are really taking photos or if you are just pretending as part of the costume. After it became fairly obvious that I really was shooting, I talked to two couples about shooting their weddings and a couple other folks about some photography in general. All of them, of course, asked for cards. So, I guess it's time to get some made up.


Vegas and Bama

October 22, 2007

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I've been traveling a ton recently. Mostly my trips were work related. Jumping back and forth to Atlanta for a few days at a time. Last week I took a trip out to Las Vegas to help out with another Supershoots.com workshop. Once again, it was a ton of fun. Lots of shooting, a substantial amount of drinking, some gambling and very little sleep. While in Vegas, I discovered that roulette is my game. It was my first trip to Vegas and my first time playing roulette and both turned out great. I was up a max of about $200 during the trip. Ended up loosing some of that, but still managed to leave $100 on the plus side. I'm not really a gambler at all, but that was a lot of fun. After returning from Vegas late Tuesday night, I went to work on Wed. and then flew out again on Thursday. This time to Birmingham with the ultimate destination of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. C.J. and I have been trying to make it back to a Bama game for a few years, but could never get our schedules to line up. This year, we finally said, "screw it, we're going no matter what" and got tickets to the Bama vs Tennessee game. I don't think Bama beat Tennessee in Tuscaloosa at any of the games I went to while in school. I'm happy to report we beat the crap out of them 41-17 this go round. It was beautiful football weather and a beautiful game. Ended up being a great game to make our return. Hey Vols! We just beat the hell outta' you! Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer Give 'em hell Alabama


Links you've probably already seen

October 11, 2007

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Probably safe for work… As long as you are wearing headphones… and they aren't tracking you.


Hot

October 10, 2007

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I bought an oven thermometer and left it in my car on Sept. 6. Here's a shot of it after about 2 hours in the car. Hot Thermometer A little over 150 degrees. I'm not sure what the temperature outside was, but it was no where near what it is in the middle of the summer.


Logo

October 09, 2007

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Oh yeah, and if you look in the lower right corner of the photo, you'll notice my kick ass new logo watermarked on the image. For a better view: AWS Logo Thanks CJ. I owe you some drinks.


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