Browsing Tag: advice


    Readability: The Best Web Tool Ever

    October 16, 2009

    I do a lot of reading online. A lot. Do you? If so, maybe you’re like me — you’re tired of trying to find the article in a sea of advertisements, graphics, and other distractions. There’s too many news sites with poor readability, y’know?

    So let me suggest you download and use the Readability bookmarklet from Arc90. Just choose your settings (you can control text size, font, etc.) and then drag the bookmarklet to your browser’s toolbar and you’re all set. When you’re reading news online, just click the bookmarklet and you’ll instantly get a perfectly readable, ad-free version of the article. Like this:


    (you can click for a larger version)



    (you can click for a larger version)


    So much better, isn’t it? Yep, you’re welcome.


    Be Careful at the ATM

    April 10, 2009

    (or the “ATM machine,” as Bono calls it)

    Today’s helpful bit of advice is to pay attention the next time, and every time, you go to the ATM or use any other kind of machine that involves your credit card (like a gas station kiosk, for example). If you see something like this, either go somewhere else, or let the bank/business know that it’s a credit card skimmer:


    That’s just one of MANY photos and examples on this article:

    Credit Card Skimming: How thieves can steal your card info without you knowing it

    It’s a must-read before your next visit to the ATM.