Short Takes – September 19, 2015

Chase and DigitalRiver Fraud?

Something weird happen this morning. I woke up to an email from Chase asking if this recent purcahse made with my Chase card was fraud or not. The charge was for $14.99, from DRI*AVAST SOFTWARE. I suppose the DRI stands for DigitalRiver which is a payment processing company thing, and this time supposedly they are charging for an Avast Subscription. The problem with this is, I DON’T USE THE CARD, and besides, I don’t use Avast. I got the card last year, and used it for one month. In November of 2014, I made a total of 8 purchases, mostly at real life stores, and one large one via paypal for an iPhone 6 Plus. This card has remained untouched in my wallet collecting butt dust since then.

So my question is, how the hell did anyone get the info to perform and charge? It doesn’t make any sense. Even if I had a virus on my machine that  stole card data, I haven’t used the card, and these thieves would be much better to use one of my other more active cards with higher limits.
There is something fishy going on here, and I’m not sure what it is. Some people who also have Chase cards have been randomly charged by DigitalRiver for other things. Anyways, Chase is sending me a new card with a new number.

Either way, It’s nice how they contacted me so fast about this fraud. Something I likely wouldn’t have noticed otherwise for a long while.

Facebook Dislike Button

Facebook is coming out with a dislike button, which I guess is cool? I’d rather just have a button that lets me fully and completely delete my account.  Since Facebook Accounts are for ever, I’d prefer a way to just disable ratings period.

edit: It’s been brought to my attention that you can delete facebook. I’ve never found this option before, even after searching and searching. Here is a delete button.

Donald Trump Still Leads in Polls

I don’t know who the hell takes part in these polls and questionnaires, but apparently Trump is still leading in poles. I love how the media and other candidates are constantly trying to belittle Trump.

What does it say about them if the guy who they constantly mock and make a joke out of is doing far better than they are? The “Liberal media” is just as bad, really? Hillary?…

It would be cool to have Bill back in the whitehouse though, if even just for novelty and nostalgia.

I always respected Trump for how he stood up and defended Michael Jackson all these years, especially during the child molestation trial, while all the fakes were shying away from Michael.  It shows loyalty and character.

The media likes to call Trump a bully, but he seems loyal and 100% friendly until you try to bully or betray him.

Like the people in the polls, I’d trust him as President over all these other goons, including Hillary, but that doesn’t say he’s great, it says the rest just stink. Oh well, i don’t really pay attention to Politics anymore, all seems like bullshit to me anymore, I think many agree, which is why Trump is ahead, because he isn’t like the rest, or the usual.

Mad Max – Game – PC Steam.

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I picked up the Mad Max game for steam. Actually got it off G2A.com for only $18. Pretty fun game, especially if you like open world. Visuals are stunning. Controls are clunky, but so far its a great game. Check it out if you haven’t.

Good deal for $18, not sure though for $59. Steam Link ($59.99 ), G2A.com link (currently $15.77).

Foxy Shazam

I wrote about the lead singer of Foxy Shazam, Eric Nally a few days ago. The more I hear songs from this band, the more I like them. I don’t think I’ve ever liked so many songs off of a album before. I can’t stop listening to them.

Check out their albums “The Church Of Rock and Roll”, and the self Titled album “Foxy Shazam”.  Was an amazing band. Hopefully they can repair their band, or Eric can go solo.

New Host: A Small Orange

I wrote about looking for a new host and having tested WPEngine a long some others. I’m very happy with the host I decided to go with: A Small Orange. This server is speedy and consistent. Only took me a day or so to set the site up, which was mostly due to me having to learn commands and crap, but it seems to be all going good now.  You can be the judge of how fast the site loads. We have a heavy resource intensive theme it seems, and this host handles our install just fine. Check them out: ASmallOrange.com

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