Recently I started getting some Russian match.com (lovely) spam that just kept on coming. I got so tired of it – I decided to take a minute to see how I could properly report this as spam without getting a ton of other similar messages. Turns out – if you are an iCloud user – you just need to do the following:
In OS X Mail
- When viewing the message, choose Forward as Attachment from the Message menu.
- Send the message to [email protected].
- Also send the message to the abuse@domain address, replacing “domain address” with the domain the spam was sent from. For example, if the message came from spammydomain.com, you would send the message to [email protected]
Hopefully this will help someone else with the same issue.
I found this information: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4019?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
Last weekend I decided it was time to sell my car and buy something I have been dreaming about for the last few years. My car – which was the car of my dreams in college – was now 13 years old and I was getting frustrated with a few issues.
Friday night I cleaned out my car, took pictures of it, and pumped myself up for buying a new car (a process which I love). Saturday I arrived at the car dealership ready to test drive the new car and make the deal. I test drove the car, loved it, and then sat down thinking “this is finally going to happen”. I had looked up how much my car was worth and was sure I could get a decent amount. When the dealer came back with a number that was not satisfactory – an unwilling to budge I was completely not prepared. How could I let my car go for so little when, like the dealer told me, it was worth more to me than anyone else. As I took a deep breath, I in that moment realized something – I really did not want to sell my car. I always told everyone this is the car that I want my kids to drive when they are old enough (my oldest is 6).
Not selling my car quickly went from a disappointment to a big relief. I realized I could fix the minor things that were bothering me, live with a few others, but really have more time to enjoy driving it. I always wanted to drive an old Volvo – and that is exactly what I was doing.
The lesson I walked away with:
Focus on what you love, not what you do not love.
I had spent too much time focusing on a handful of issues vs. that I actually was driving a great car, a car I had as my desktop picture back in college. If you spend too much time focused on the negative – you can miss the positive right in front of you.
I listen to a lot of DJ mixes and often find an awesome remix, Shazam it and come up with nothing (not the right remix) from the Apple iTunes store. Luckily enough – just when you thought you were out of luck – you have another option: Beatport I generally keep up with their Top Ten as well – and find that I am about 1-2 weeks ahead of the radio stations on what is the “it songs”. (Example: Summertime Sadness – well before the radio started playing it non-stop).
So – next time you are looking for a remix you cannot find on the Apple iTunes store – make sure you check out Beatport.
After spending too much time and effort trying to remember passwords, save them securely, share them between computers and devices, I decided to ask a few people what they had used and tried some of their suggestions. In the end I started using 1Password. The application is available for Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.
What do I like best?
- One click simplicity. After putting your credentials, you can have 1Password open your browser, take you to a site, fill in your username and password, and log you in – all in one click.
- Great interface. The application looks great on all my devices and makes working with it a great experience.
- Sharing made easy. If you need to share a password – you can do so securely via iMessage, email, and even shared vaults.
- Easy organization. Group, favorite, tag, search all your credentials.
- Data Sync. 1Password syncs your data across all my devices automatically.
There are a number of other great features that makes 1Password easily one of the best apps I have used this year. If you are still keeping your credentials, bank information, etc on random sticky notes, in a document, etc – stop the insanity, increase security and check out 1Password.
Over the past year or so I have greatly cut down on my posting to my web site. I think most bloggers at one point or another get to a point of either frustration, being overwhelmed, and just give up. I have had a lot of time to think – and have decided that it is time for a change. Time to get back in the groove and instead of focusing on the bad or the frustrating – it is time to focus on the good and helping others.
This has been a hard year for me personally. I have lost two of the most influential people in my life and to say life has been busy/hectic is an understatement. When the going gets tough – I tend to add more to my plate and to push myself farther than I thought I could ever do. To deal with the increased stress I started running. I have run in a few 5Ks and plan to run a few more before the year is out. Running helps clear my mind and has made me stronger. A little over a month ago I started also going to Endurance XT to really hone in on my Operation Sarah Connor physique. Every class is harder than the last and nothing is easy or fun. I come home tired and sore, but at the end of the day I am glad I did it and look forward to the next time.
When things get hard, just remember – just when you think you can’t…you can. We are all more resilient than we think. Expect more from people, not less. That is my new mantra and that is what I am going to try with this site in the next few weeks/months.