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Wednesday’s Quotation – Frank Chimero

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Wednesday’s Quotation

[Facebook is] huffing the exhaust of other people’s digital lives.
 

Frank Chimero

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April 16, 2014 at 4:20pm

Posted in Famous Quotations

Permanently Remove Yourself from Receiving Credit Card Offers – Forever!

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As Tax Day in the United States approaches tomorrow, I’ve taken this opportunity to clean my credit record and remove myself from obvious national marketing lists.

I’ve been getting credit card offers in the mail, and I simply don’t like being marketed so invasively, nor do I like the waste of paper and expensive printing on such a disinterested audience. In order to easily remove yourself from the national list that most reputible credit card companies reference, it’s simple 3-step plan:

  1. Go here:
    https://www.optoutprescreen.com
  2. Select which type of removal you’d prefer: a 5-year hiatus, or lifetime ban. I went with the lifetime ban, which requires you physically mail in a form. A 5-year hiatus is a one-time offer than can be completed online in one form.
  3. If you went with the lifetime ban, you can print your form and mail it to this address (as seen in my picture above!):

    Opt-Out Department
    P.O. Box 2033
    Rock Island, IL 61204-2033

In a few weeks, you can enjoy a lighter mailbox, and less paper in your recycling bin!

Did this Inspire you to Opt-out of Credit Card Mailings?

While you can also opt-in for credit card offers on this same site (although the domain seems to signify otherwise) I don’t think it would be used terribly often.

Although, if you might want to finance something quickly on easily gotten credit cards, it would be an quick way to get thousands in credit quickly. Most agree that it’s not a smart move, as credit cards often have high interest rates, and you can quickly succumb to crippling debt faster than you can escape from it’s minimum payments.

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April 14, 2014 at 4:20pm

Posted in City Life, DIY, Hacking

Wednesday’s Quotation – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Wednesday’s Quotation

The two most dangerous things in the world are sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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April 9, 2014 at 4:20pm

Posted in Famous Quotations

Cinemagraph Sunday – Neverending Tetherball

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April 6, 2014 at 4:20pm

Posted in Cinemagraph

Wednesday’s Quotation – Nas

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Wednesday’s Quotation

No idea’s original, there’s nothing new under the sun,
It’s never what you do, but how it’s done.

Nas

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Written by Under

April 2, 2014 at 4:20pm

Posted in Famous Quotations

Modern April Fools Day Gags – Just in Time for Tomorrow!

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Alas, I used to be a prolific practical joker in my youth. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten lazier about pranking people on April Fools. Below is a list of some easy (and not-so-easy) pranks you can pull off by tomorrow! If you have your own (or been duped by a good prank), leave a comment describing it!


Candy/Food Gags

  1. Switch out Tootsie Rolls with brown Crayons
  2. Mix a bowl of Skittles, M&M’s and Reese’s Pieces
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  3. Take a hard-boiled Egg dipped in chocolate to make a fake Chocolate Easter Egg. Crunchy!
  4. If you give anyone a can of soda/beer, turn the tab around backwards.
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  5. Pack the kids lunch? Replace cheese curls with Carrot Sticks!
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Voicemail Pranks

  1. Send voicemails to all your friends’ phones that is the greeting to your voicemail (i.e. "Hey, you’ve reached ______, can’t get to my phone, but I’ll call you back, etc. ") Change your voicemail greeting to, "Hey what’s up, just calling to see what you were doing today, give me a shout when you get this."

Is it still freezing at night? Get some cotton balls!

Office Pranks

  1. Take a screen shot of the victim’s desktop. Then proceed to remove icons and unlock and hide task bar. Open screen shot of desktop in paint and flip it upside down. Set upside down image as desktop. Use monitor/graphics settings to flip screen orientation, so that image is now right side up. Change mouse settings so that movement is reversed. This is guaranteed to take the victim forever to figure out what is going on.
  2. Get lots of boots from a thrift store. Place the pairs side by side, facing forward, in every bathroom stall in your office building. Lock the stalls from outside with a screwdriver.
  3. Coworker with a private office? You’ll need a laundry basket, some string, and bottled water – this animated GIF will explain:
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  4. Acquire envelopes. Place one dollar bills in several. Label these $1 and attach them to places where people can reach them easily if spotted. Place five dollar bills in a couple. Label $5. Place in inconvenient yet still accessible locations. Fill the remaining envelopes with notes reading “Happy April Fools Day!” label these $10, $20 and $50. Attach these to visible, yet ridiculously difficult places to reach- denomination corresponding to the degree of difficulty.
  5. I’d do more than 2 layers in this prank, but it’ll cost you in color enlargements…
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  6. Do you know how to make Nitrogen triiodide? It’s basic high school chemistry – but this purple solid will explode with even the lightest contact after it dries. Stuff it in keyholes for a great effect.

Exit Sign Deface Prank

Committed to Pranking
The Long Cons…

  1. Collect old Christmas trees off everyone’s sidewalk and save them up. Put them on the victim’s lawn for April Fools with signs all around town directing traffic to the "Used Christmas Tree Lot"
  2. Collect hundreds of keys of differing shapes and sizes and put them onto various keyrings with your victim’s contact information on them. Drop them at random places throughout the state for a week or two leading up to April Fools. Your victim will get calls for months from people saying they found their keys.
  3. If your victim gets completely drunk in your presence, have them wake up to a note which says:

    Victim,
    You bumped your head last night a few days ago little over a week and the Doctor says there’s been damage to your hippocampi, nothing permanent but right now your short term memory is fucked, yesterday you were able to keep it about an hour then it just went. Doctor said rest is the only thing for it. Just rest and it should get better. Fingers crossed.

    P.S Tick the letter once you’ve read it.
    P.S.S FriendName got his hair cut a week ago, stop asking, it’s bugging him.

    And then add a load of checkmarks to imply he keeps forgetting…

Written by Under

March 31, 2014 at 4:20pm

Posted in DIY

Cinemagraph Sunday – City Highways Timelapse Animation

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TimelapseBuildingAnimation

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March 30, 2014 at 4:20pm

Posted in Cinemagraph

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