Archive for February, 2009

Credit Card Stolen, Again

February 24, 2009

I just got a phone call from my CitiBank.  Last night, CitiBank’s fraud department was notified by one of the places I shop (they didn’t say which) that their system was compromised.  CitiBank closed my credit card account, effective immediately, and I will be issued a new accout number.

This is such a pain in the patootie!  Now, I need to go back through my credit card statements and find all the little autopay transactions (like my cell phone bill) and cancel the autopay.

And, yes.  If you were paying attention to the subject line and noticed that I said, “again”, this is the second time that I’ve gone through this.  Last time (Who?) was a bit more scarry, as someone actually changed the address, phone and email address on my credit card account.

25 Things

February 14, 2009

Twenty-Five Random Things you may not have known about Me:

  1. I’ve driven 6 hours, round trip, for the sole purpose of trying a new restaurant. (Good Food? How Far?)
  2. I’ve been the cause of a spontaneous 2-day road trip.  I literally gave my cousin a phone call and we were on the road within 2 hours. (Arizona?)
  3. I’ve managed to fall through the floor twice — on consecutive days. (I brused my bum, Opps, I did it again)
  4. I’ve been engulfed by a bonfire explosion and can tell you why gasoline is now banned at beach bonfires: Me.
  5. I’ve been told by a doctor that I’m a candidate for a cadaver cartilage replacement in my knees. (Chondromalacia Patella, Results)
  6. I can tie a cherry stem into a knot in my mouth.
  7. I used to call my grandfather, Grandmadad.  I was very young.
  8. I have been to the official “Center of the World”: Felicity, CA.
  9. I’m looking forward to eating a rat on a stick in Africa.
  10. I had a motorcycle permit for a whole year, but I’ve never been on a motorcycle.
  11. I’ve only broken two bones in my life.  Amazing, I know, but — I broke both hands at the same time.
  12. I’ve been in a helicopter over Maui.  Fun!
  13. I’m eager to skydive, but scared to bungee jump.
  14. “How’s that go, again?”
  15. I’ve been approached by a Google technical recruiter.
  16. My brother used to wake in the middle of the night to my yelling, “He’s in the vent!  He’s in the vent!”
  17. I worked as a pipefitter in a shipyard for 17 months, 1 week and 2 days. (PLNU vs NASSCO, NASSCO was my whale)
  18. I’ve lived in San Diego for 20 years and I’ve never been surfing.
  19. I’ve built two functioning trebuchets, and I’ve launched 2 liter bottles over 100 feet.
  20. My passport is stampless, but I’ve been to Mexico and Canada.
  21. I have no cavities.
  22. I can recite 15 significant digits of pi.
  23. I’ve almost severed two index fingers. (slightly exaggerated, but still serious accidents) (Can’t touch this)
  24. I enjoy cycling.  Though, I’ve had my ups and downs. (Going the distance, A Crash Course, Why do we fall?, Bike and Forth, Longer and HarderAwesome God)
  25. The cake is a lie!

World of World of Warcraft

February 10, 2009

If you haven’t seen this yet, you’ll want to check it out.  It really is quite amazing.

World of World of Warcrft

Alter Egos

February 3, 2009

I now have email working for all my domains.  Now, mark[at]markhensler.com and mark[at]maxalbert.com both forward to mark.hensler[at]gmail.com.

I did this by setting up Google Apps on both of my domains.  Then, configuring the ‘mark’ mailbox to forward to my gmail account and delete the local copy.