Windows Live Messenger is Not Dead Yet

What I announced a couple of months back was a vicious lie. Rather it was an untruth, as Windows Live Messenger simply cannot make up their minds about when to go. You may or may not have received this email. As for me, I must have deleted mine. Thanks again to Curtis for forwarding me this information, you need a blog too. For those who have previously used WLM, have you made the transition to Skype? Don’t you find it’s awful? Share the post “Windows … Continue reading

Facebook Asking for Government Issued ID to Prove You’re Who You Say You Are

Woke up to a strange thing.  Miklos had been locked out of his Facebook account for not using his real name.  There is a problem with this theory: He has always used his full, real name. When he asked what was up, he was presented with this: This apparently has happened to other people using their real name.  I’m using a variation of mine, and Facebook and I are tighter than ever.  Miklos’s new name, in case you did not click the link, is now … Continue reading

Can You Block Contacts on Skype Using a Windows Live Account?

With the inevitable transitioning of Windows Live Messenger over to Skype this coming March, users previously unfamiliar with Skype are realizing perks and drawbacks left and right.  Today’s drawback comes to you from the Block/Appear Offline feature most of us are used to on WLM and other popular messengers. At the time of writing, Skype currently offers the Block/Appear Offline feature but not to anyone signing in with their WLM account.  You must instead use the Skype login if you care to block.  This would … Continue reading

Windows Live Messenger (MSN) Gone for Good March 15

UPDATED: SEE THIS POST and consider the one below inaccurate, thanks to Microsoft. — Beware the Ides of March.  Why?  Not because your best friend is going to stab you in the back, but it might feel like it to the loyal users who have stuck with Windows Live Messenger through all its incarnations. The go-to replacement of the early 2000s for dated services like ICQ will be leaving us forever on March 15, 2013.  Not to worry, you can still use its services by … Continue reading

Google Analytics: New Visitors, Returning Visitors… Other?!

While taking a look at Google Analytics today, I came across something strange.  I entered the dates as far back as they would go until present day for one of Miklos’s sites, and a mysterious lone ranger turned up. Neither new, nor returning?  How can that…?  Apparently the same has happened to others.  So who is this single visitor over the course of 2 years on a site that’s had tonnes of pageviews?  Is it the same visitor on every site?  Is it GoogleBot Himself (but then, … Continue reading

Gangnam Style No More

Uh-oh!  While PSY is not quite sick of his enormous YouTube and radio hit “Gangnam Style”, he’s probably retiring it. He was reported to have said that he wants to leave the horsey-dancing tune on a high note after his performance at Times Square on New Years Eve. PSY reportedly told MTV: “Being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is already special – it’s the biggest stage in the universe – plus it’s my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending … Continue reading

Having an Alan Cross/Lasik moment

Here’s the inside scoop. I’m someone who likes to spend money, and still have more for later. makes me feel like a mom should. As the bass booms from the housing next-door, I am cutting coupons sent to me by and pro-planning my shopping trips using FC’s tidy, organized website for people who enjoy savings. Not only do I find out about super deals, but people post about where to use which coupons to save the most money! It’s also a really friendly … Continue reading