Wednesday

Job Hunting Updates

You may never have noticed but I do have some additional content in the blog, other than my less-than-regular posts. I have a page concerning job hunting for instance, and I just updated the links in that section with some attention to older job hunters.

The links to the other pages are above, just under the "Old Goat Guide" banner.


Tuesday

You Might Be A Cryptocurrency Miner If...

Unlikely as it may sound, you may be mining cryptocurrency without knowing it while visiting certain web sites. Unfortunately, all kinds of nasty things can "jump" from a "bad" website to your computer, and this is but a recent example.


Saturday

A Gentle Warning To iOS Users

Apple's iOS operating system powers it's iPhones, iPods and iPads, and the latest release is version 11. This version is installable on iPhone 5S or later, and if you look at the current version, it is actually version 11.0.3 - and that's the problem.

This is now the fourth release of iOS 11 in a few weeks (first iOS 11, then 11.0.1, etc). For the last few years, Apple seems to have been falling into a pattern of (apparently) offering major updates to iOS that are not quite ready for primetime. They have been following up with incremental patches to fix various issues that surfaced after the fact.


Sunday

Get Your *Really Free* Annual Credit Report

Since Equifax recently let the horse out of the barn with sensitive customer data, the first step to checking on the state of your credit is probably to get a copy of your current credit reports.

Since the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act) was signed into law back in 2013, U.S consumers have the right to a free copy of their credit report from each of the major credit reporting companies - Equifax, Trans Union and Experian.

You can request your free report online at annualcreditreport.com - that's the official site to do so, be cautious using other advertised sites.

One other credit reporting company is Innovis, who does not participate in the annualcreditreport.com site. However, you can get a free credit report once yearly from Innovis at https://www.innovis.com/personal/creditReport