Web Site

Do you have a web site? Many of you know I design web sites mainly for myself and a few clients that have become friends. Doing this has given me the chance to see the bad side of web design and hosting! In the past couple of weeks I have been contacted by people with huge issues with their web sites. So here is a post about what to watch out for so you do not get stuck or worse…..

Some thoughts

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There’s no free lunch!!

There’s no free lunch is a saying that I’ve heard since I was a little boy, and it rings as true today as it did those so many years ago. I was just doing some work on one of my blogs and updating a few of the programs and I found what was called a “free” app that I thought I would install. So I installed the app, activated it, and then I got the request for extra information that they require before I could use this “free” app. So what is all this information that they require? First they wanted my e-mail address, then they wanted my name, my age, occupation, sex, country of residence, then they wanted me to sign up for their “free” newsletter.

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Beware of the frauds!!!

It almost seems like every time the phone rings or I get an Email, either at home or at work, it is someone trying to sell me something or trying to rip me off. I know it is not that bad but some days it seems like it. The problem is that it is getting harder and harder to figure out what is legit and what is a fraud. Had a call the other day from a nice sounding lady that started with talking about the weather and photography, she had me thinking that she was calling about photography and was on the phone for just about 30 seconds till I heard in the background more people talking on phones. This was my first clue that something was up. Then she started talking about one of her interests and that she was so concerned about this area (will not say what it was as it may put other groups with the same purpose in a bad light). Then she asked in the course of a long ramble if I agreed to be charged for a undetermined sum of money to support them. If I was not listening carefully I could have agreed to this charge.

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