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Spam & Scams

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Email spam is a ubiquitous problem on the Internet. Anyone with an email address has most likely received spam, and if you're like me, and have email addresses that have been around for almost a decade, lots of spam. I generally get about 2000 spam email messages a month on the handful of email accounts I regularly use. Fortunately, about 99.9% of those are caught by my spam filtering service, and I never receive them. Personally, I use a service called Vanquish but there are many other good anti-spam solutions out there some in the form of software, some in the form of a service. None are perfect, but they can help you to reclaim your inbox if you find yourself innundated by spam as most people now do. From cheap software to cheap pills, mortgages to investment 'opportunities,' spam advertises just about anything. Of course, the old adage applies... "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." The reason email spam works is because it's cheap to se…

Soccer... Car Style :-)

Check out this video from Top Gear.. Soccer.. from cars. Very cool. :-)

Pinnacle Studio

I apologize that it's been a while since my last post. It's not like I've been busy or anything, I just got married, which has been great. :-) Anyway, I have been having a lot of fun creating a DVD of the wedding and reception. I have used Pinnacle Studio Plus since version 8, and it had innumerable problems in versions 8-10 with them slowly getting better and providing fixes. I can finally say that as of version 11, I think they finally have a stable product that does a great job for most home users' video production needs. About the only thing it lacks is multiple video tracks, for multiple camera angles, but this can still be done on a single video timeline, as I did in my wedding DVD. I ran it on my Dual Core (2.66GHz) 64-bit Vista system with 2GB RAM and it ran very well, and amazingly, never crashed. That's a first in my experiences using Pinnacle Studio. This DVD will be about the 10th that I've authored, so I'm getting fairly good at it and …