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AT&T discouraging the use of credit card, wishes you to pay via debit/checking account

For my AT&T cell phone bill, my bill payment due date is usually 15 days from the bill closing date. For example, if the bill period is 12/14 to 1/13, my payment due date would 2/2. They now changed it … Continue reading

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How to get MD5 checksum or SHA1, SHA256, SHA512 of a file on Windows

Windows comes with a built-in command to get MD5 checksum of file 1. To get MD5 certutil -hashfile <filename> MD5 2. To get sha1 certutil -hashfile <filename> SHA1 3. To get sha256 certutil -hashfile <filename> SHA256 4. To get sha512 … Continue reading

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American Coradius International LLC Paypal Credit Account Letter

Recently my wife received a letter from American Coradius International LLC regarding a Paypal Credit account that she never had. So I called the phone number on the letter and they would not give any details unless we provided the … Continue reading

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Google Project Fi, port your number after trying it

You may have heard that Google became cell phone service provider like straight talk. Google uses bandwidth from T-Mobile and Sprint and your cell phone would automatically switch between Wi-Fi, T-Mobile and Sprint depending on your coverage location and etc. … Continue reading

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2015 Acura MDX real world mileage on a weekend

Recently on a weekend one hour drive to Germantown, Md gave me above 30MPG. Following is the snap shot. 31.2MPG to Germantown and 36 MPG on the way back.

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Curses and Smoke by Vicky Alvear Shecter – Book Review

My book review is on the amazing story Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii . Curses and Smoke is a 311 paged book by Vicky Alvear Shecter.   This book takes place long ago when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in Pompeii.  This detailed … Continue reading

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Matched, by Ally Condle – Book Review

An interesting book that I read recently was the 366 paged book, Matched  by Ally Condle. This book takes place sometime in the future, when technology has failed the previous generation. A government group called the Society takes control, and decides … Continue reading

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The First Space Mission, an Epic Fail?

The First Space Mission, an Epic Fail? One of the most interesting facts that I learned today, was that the first space mission was programmed to land and discover more about Earth’s “sister planet”, Venus! NASA called the spacecraft Mariner … Continue reading

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Port from Straight Talk (with at&t network) to AT&T

Recently I ported from Straight Talk BYOD SIM with AT&T network to AT&T. You need to two pieces of information to migrate to AT&T. 1. Last 15 digits of your SIM card number 2. PIN Before you start the porting … Continue reading

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T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 on Straight Talk (AT&T Network)

Previously I purchased no-contract T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 from Newegg and after few months T-Mobile unlocked it. Lumia 925 has a nice camera and has all the bands for AT&T including LTE bands. So I wanted to test it for … Continue reading

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