Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites

Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites

Google takes you to the moon. You were'nt there when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon ( No connection to Lance) but you can see where he loanded on the moon.

Google gives you a mapo of the moon.

Google Maps

Google Maps

The Google Maps Engineer posted this on a Blog. A new way of at a map of your house or a photo of your house . Its pretty cool. Enter oyur address and you are there

Friday, July 15, 2005

Airport tip

TIP: Afraid of missing your flight due to delays in getting to the airport?
Have your driver drop you off (long-term parking is prohibited) at “Arrivals” instead of “Departures” to reach your terminal. You may have to take your luggage through the elevator, but it can save you lots of time because there’s usually much less traffic and commotion.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Fraud Alert - Learn How to do it

Fraud Alert - Learn How

I have a lot of praise for Bank One . I got a call today from a machine that asked me to identify a payment made in a discount store in Silver Spring. When I heard the amount value I knew I could not have bought $262 worth of goods. I rushed to my wallet and to my utter horror I found my card was missing. Meanwhile the machine had kindly transferred me to a human voice who said that they would cancel the card and issue me a replacement card. I was not to worry and they would remove the fraudulent transactions from my account.

I am normally a very careful guy. I did some thinking. The last time I remember I used the card was at the IKEA in College Park. The last thing I had used it for was to buy a coffee and a Cinnamon Bun with some candy. Thinking about it I do not remember getting the card back from the IKEA cafeteria. I remember putting the receipt into my wallet. I tried calling them but the wait was too long and when I did get through I got disconnected. I am planning to write to them.

I am not worried about the loss of the card but I am worried if there are people in IKEA who would not just shred the card or tear it up. I know I never lost it anywhere else because we went straight home and I spent the entire time assembling the sofa that I had bought.

Enough of my story. What do you do when your card is lost? First call the bank and make sure they cancel the card. Talk about the genuine transactions that they made.

Next place a fraud alert on your credit file. Credit Bureau info for placing a fraud alert I would call Equifax because they have a automated way for you to place a fraud alert and also relay the information to the other bureaus.

Once you place a fraud alert you wont get a credit card till someone calls you and verifies you have applied for credit.( I feel safe already !)

MSN Virtual Earth To Take On Google Earth

MSN Virtual Earth To Take On Google Earth

I think MSN seems more recent at least in the pictures that I looked at. It is worthing looking at and comparing both products before you decide which Free product you want to keep.

cheers!

Google Earth - Explore the World from your desktop

Google Earth - Home
Install this software and you will be able to see the world as it looked in 2002. I think thats the year currently in the database. I am sure there are plans to update this.

I am waiting for the day i can see the pictures in realtime. I will be able to zoom in to Picadilly in London and see the activity or look for my wife's car when she says she is lost on the beltway.

I used Google earth to search for places around the world. I think if nothing else it increased my Geography IQ.

It does have cool added features - You can search for the nearest gas station or pizza place to a location.

It compares with MSN's Virtual Earth - see next post

Offering email services and personalized web based email accounts | Network Solutions

Offering email services and personalized web based email accounts | Network Solutions

Google Launches Tool Bar for Firefox

Why do people use toolbars ? For me the biggest convenience is that I can search in the browser window using Google. I like the fact that the browser stops pop ups.

Sometimes I use the Page Rank to see if any of my sites have bettered their positions.

Google is an example of " Invent something and they will come " philosophy. The tool bar has new additions like word translations - I dont need that yet so I wont be using that feature anytime soon. In themeantime if the Google genie asked me what I wanted in a tool bar here's my wish list.

a) A spyware scanner button
b) A virus scanner button
c) FTP application launched from my tool bar.

Maybe its just me