Category Archives: Newsbites

For small bits of news, quotations, odd videos, and flimflam.

Save your money: be aware of dark patterns in trading

Paypal has been doing this kind of thing for a while. I don’t know how much it saves exactly. But because of poor international currency availability, my payment currency (NTD) is always overcharged. I know this from checking out the off-island exchange rates. I ALWAYS exchange locally. But price gouging is a way of life online through these… Read More »

Apple vs PC

For me, the priority in computing is perhaps familiarity, reliability, repairability and expandability. So I have several PCs at home/work. If one breaks, I can get it repaired in my local shop pronto. All parts can be replaced. They’ll even replace or reinstall Windows for me. Apple can’t do that so fast. With Apple, I’d need to have… Read More »

Register your Company for Online Success

You have successfully blogged as a freelancer for an employer for quite some time. While they drive the Bugattis, you drive you parents up the wall by still living at home, afraid to take the next plunge. If this is not you, however, you are someone who sells out at the crafter’s market every week with your unique… Read More »

Advertising: Is NewsMax just a scam? or is it legit?

I ended up on a NewsMax website widget, clicked through to the stories and found out that it was for advertisement. I t then tried to remote load some png image from a third-party site. What was worse: the video instant played, so then I tried to click on the category tags above, only to find that each… Read More »

Linking

Increasingly, some people are concerned about the links that I have placed in posts, and may request that these links be removed. However, I freely place ALL of my links, and frown on removing links from my site. Why? Because the web is exactly that, that is its core function to link one site to another with relevance,… Read More »