Well, crap, a new phishing scam: phone calls from “tech support”

Ars Technica is reporting incidents where people are getting calls from “Dell Tech Support”. What’s particularly alarming about the latest scam, they are “targeting Dell computer owners is notable because the criminals behind it use private customer details to trick their marks into thinking the calls come from authorized Dell personnel.” They are calling about malicious software specific Read More …

Lynnwood’s Development and Business Services Office

I’m pleased that the City of Lynnwood is reinvigorating (?) the word of the Permit Center (FYI, this office is not by the city offices on 44th by the library. Rather, it’s just south of 196th, kitty-corner to Goodwill). Hopefully, they can smooth out/simplify the permitting process and keep the dynamic business environment that is Read More …

The Folklife Folks Reveal Their 2016 Poster Artwork

I just got this email from the good folks at Folklife. Their posters are always lovely. Looking forward to seeing these in the wild. Folklife is always a fantastic time and definitely worth making your way into Seattle for. Pro-tip: parking around the Seattle Center is always, shall we say, challenging around major events like Read More …

2015 Year In Review via WordPress

I’ve been using the Jetpack WordPress toolbox (my name for it) for a couple of years now. I like their tools and customization options. And then I got this email a week or so ago, and found it fun.   A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times Read More …

Some great photos of Edmonds

I just discovered  the Pacific Northwest Photography Forum today. It’s kinda funny, as the design suggests it’s been around a while. Bill Anderson is an Edmonds resident and I’ve seen his photos online often. Lovely stuff! Anyway, he posted some great shots here a few days ago.  Below are a few of my favorites:   Read More …

Hitting the Slopes Soon?

The WSDOT has some great resources for those heading up to the slopes. Check out the Mountain Pass website before you leave home. You’ll see current conditions and key details like whether you need chains or all-wheel drive. They also have a whole Winter Driving section, making your life easier and less dramatic. With that, I’d recommend Read More …

Insights into the Three German students surprise a homeless guy video

About a year and a half ago, this video hit YouTube. It’s very inspiring and has a lovely sentiment. To date, it has well over 21 million views. Apparently the guys at Be Japy caught some flak since the video featured an actor as the homeless guy. It’s important to note that their choice came from Read More …

To the Jeep that passed the school bus on 68th a few minutes ago

Brown Jeep Cherokee, newer model. Blasted through the center turn lane, past by all the cars waiting for the school bus. You know, the one with the red blinking lights. They’re on for a reason. Punk! I tried to get his license, but was too slow. My deepest hope is for karma to body slam Read More …

Is Nationstar about to completely rebrand itself?

As an agent who’s part of the Xome network and has worked with Nationstar with several REO listings, I read “Is Nationstar about to completely rebrand itself?” with interest. Will Xome be able to offer this unique service environment in such a way as to catch fire? I wonder. It’s a novel idea, this end-to-end, full Read More …

Meandering Alderwood Mall And Other Delights

I’ve spent the last several hours wandering Alderwood Mall. Today, I won the nail in my tire lottery, and the nearest tire shop I could find: Sears (an open one, at least). The past three times this happened were Sundays. I wonder about this, for no really good reason. Perhaps the universe rages against me. Read More …