Reuters - A Los Angeles lawyer who claims he was thrown out of Las Vegas last year because he was too lucky has sued MGM Mirage in a bid to force the casino to warn prospective gamblers that they can be barred for winning too much.
Tired of annoying “pre-approved” credit card offers? I sure am. According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) of 1970 as amended in 1996, the four major credit bureaus have the right to sell your information to companies that want to offer you a credit card. Fortunately, the amendment also stipulated that credit bureaus must provide a way for consumers to have their names excluded from pre-approval lists. If you’re a United States citizen sick of getting pre-screened credit card offers, this article will show you how to avoid receiving them.
I received this email from a coworker. It makes you stop and think, doesn’t it?Read More
I’m working on a project to add beauty back to the blogging experience, even when read by an Rss Aggregator.Read More
I needed to create a temp table in SQL with a column that contained an incrementing integer, without making that column an identity.Read More
Bush believes that an amendment is necessary to bring “clarity” to the issue of gay marriage and to preserve the social fabric of our great nation.Read More
We went on a triple date last night with Walt, Celine, Dan, and Judy to eat at Jiraffe. They are having some sort of Monday prefixe special. Unfortunately, a lot of French food has egg product in it to give it an added richness, which makes it difficult for my wife. I, on the other hand, had no problem with any of the food. Especially the Fois Gras. Very rich and tasty!Read More
Just had lunch with Erik and Ben at Manpuku. If you’ve never been, Manpuku is on Sawtelle just north of Olympic in the strip mall where Hurry Curry is. If none of that made sense to you, then you probably don’t live in L.A. ;)Read More
When writing a custom Exception class, don’t forget to mark the class as
Serializable? Why? If the exception is ever used in a remoting context,
exceptions on the server are serialized and remoted back to the client
proxy. The proxy then throws the exception on the client. By default,
.NET types are not serializable. But by adding a simple
attribute decoration on your class, .NET is able to serialize your
Let’s see. On Friday we went to see a sneak preview of Starsky and Hutch. If you liked Zoolander, I think you’ll like this. It’s not the same, but has similar type of humor. It’s hard to approach Zoolander in my book, but Starksy and Hutch does well.Read More
This is probably the funniest thing I’ve ever heard happening on a train:Read More
UPDATE: Whoops! I should have read the SLA for my free hosting provider more carefully. There’s a size limit to the files I may post on my ftp server. I will work to rectify this situation by finding a new FTP site. In the meantime, email me and I will send you the documents referenced below.Read More
My latest task is to produce reports useful for fraud detection. We’ve recently had incidents in which users from Vietnam opened up several accounts via stolen credit cards, deposited money via Paypal, then commit a charge back.Read More
What is the proper way to add three hours to a
DateTime for the PST timezone? Is it this?