31
August
2013

HIlton Points

OK, this one is really complicated. Four ways to earn miles? (well really three): Hilton HHonors Double Dipping – Earning Hilton Points and Airlines Miles | LoyaltyLobby. Points & Points Points & Points Double Dip option allows you to earn additional 5 Hilton HHonors points per eligible dollar spent on your room. At Home2 Suites […]

31
August
2013

Miscellaneous rewards offerings

Seems like everyone is offering something these days. It is so hard to find them all, so here’s my short list that I get from the occasional reading, although loyaltylobby,com seems to ahve a good list: Premier Gold on Mileage Plus can now register and become Marriott Rewards Gold elites at http://united.com/rewardsplus which is just […]

30
August
2013

Yo! Home

This is actually an amazingly cool idea. You just make a one room suite be multipurpose by the stage prop method of raising the bedroom up and having the living room come out of the floor. Pretty cool! YO! Home: Tour with Simon Woodroffe on Vimeo. Watch Simon Woodroffe, Founder of YO! Sushi and YOTEL, […]

30
August
2013

Miscellaneous stuff

Batteries How about Batteries. We have lots of AA, AAA and even D rechargeables, but not 9V. Duracell Procell sure gets a high rating. $18 for 12 at Amazon Super Glue And then there is super glue for those of us who hate to throw things away, always worth a try and a quick spin […]

30
August
2013

Keeping miles alive

Well here is what you have to do: Airline Miles Expiration | Million Mile Secrets Enroll in the Alaska Air dining program and dine at a partner restaurant Register any credit card with Thanks Again via Alaska Airlines to earn miles at participating merchants Download the Alaska Airlines toolbar and earn 1 mile for every […]

30
August
2013

Spideroak

Thinking about privacy. Been trying OpenPGP and this works pretty well with MacMail. Also SpiderOak is a 2GB service (if you use the code worldbackupday, you get 5GB) and if you refer people then each of you gets an additional 1GB just by clicking on my link.

29
August
2013

MacBook protection

Well at school, it is so easy to rip off a laptop, so some thoughts gathered from the web about how to protect yourself: TUAW has some good suggestions. The best is to change the system preferences/accounts so you disable automatic login and ask for the name and password. Also in System Preferences/Security/General, set it […]

27
August
2013

Shared photostream not at full resolution

Sigh. Why is it that people sometimes get so close to great and then fail. Apple photostream is nearly wonderful but feels half implemented. The main issue is that while sharing, u only get low resolution images. The sad thing is they do store the original resolution somewhere but other users can’t access it even […]

26
August
2013

Wall Decals and Sayings…

Some good ones and you can even peel them off: Now All Who Wander Are Lost. $10 at Amazon. P.S. I Love You. Another great little saying :-0 $3 from Amazon.

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