Where is your username registered?

Here is a neat little link that checks your user name across all the social sites and tells you if it is taken or not.

Username check.


Gulf Bank Hacked

Gulf Bank has sent an urgent SMS to some of its customers telling them that their ATM card will no longer work and that they are to replace their cards immediately at their respective branch.

According to sources within the bank, hackers have gained access to customer information and their deposits are now at risk.

Gulf Bank is now conducting a massive campaign to replace all the compromised cards.

More info here from Some Contrast.

Blog Action Day: Poverty

The Subject for today's blog action day is poverty, and here is a little clip about it.


Access your most recent apps / docs / servers from your Dock

Here is a cool hack you can do to access your most recent apps / documents / server / Favorite Items from Mac OS X Dock.

Here is a screen shot for my most recent apps used:


What you need to do it is to start up terminal and copy paste the below two lines:

$ defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'
$ killall Dock

Don't copy the $, this represents the prompt.


My First Computer

Here is an ad for my first computer:

They say you never forget your first time, oh wait, they meant something else.

If you want to learn more about the Commodore Vic 20, check it out here.


My mobile powered off

My mobile just powered off. I did not charge it last night and thought it would survive today with the remaining electrons orbiting inside its small battery.
I shook the mobile hoping I might budge some electrons into giving it a little extra shot of electrical adrenalin, but no use. It was as dead as a high tech brick.
My first reaction was a slight panic; I was cut off, isolated, castaway on a desert island.
I felt like I lost one of my five senses. I am not one of those people constantly having their mobile fixed to their ear like an extra appendage but I need to know that I can, on a whim, call anyone, connect to anything, or just have my mobile comfortingly cradling in my hand.
In my isolation I drove home, driving fast, afraid that opportunity might come knocking in the form of a ringtone and the caller will not be able to get through. I rushed in the house, plugged in my mobile and watched patiently as the dark screen lit up. The reassuring battery bar was pulsing like a heart post CPR. I felt whole again.