tekgems on January 31st, 2012

There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about CitiBank’s issuance of 1099-MISC. Many are confusing rebates with income. Many banks are offering sign-up bonuses for opening an account. CitiBank ran different promotions where they would give you 25,000 to 30,000 miles (AAMiles) or Points (CitiBank ThankYou program). Income Vs Rebate If you signed up […]

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If Paypal decides that the FROM will permanently be service@paypal.com, then they could add an additional mail header called Reply-To: and put the buyer’s email in there. While whether a Reply-To is recognized depends on the web mail client, desktop e-mail client, or smartphone e-mail client used… most modern e-mail clients will know how to […]

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The Los Angeles Times wrote an article yesterday about CitiBank issuing 1099s to customers that parked their money in their checking or savings products. If you receive a bonus by parking your money in a checking or savings account, I think it is perfectly reasonable to issue a 1099. You did not have to spend […]

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tekgems on February 2nd, 2011

This is why Rupert Murdoch is not to be trusted with the Wall Street Journal. I think the staff at WSJ are honorable, but having a boss like Rupert Murdoch means you don’t have control over the content you can publish or what the tone of the article will be. We are getting closer and […]

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tekgems on December 24th, 2010

Fire30 – thanks for the referral. Here is the link for the SATA card http://tekgems.com/P…i22-vt6421a.htm Here is the connector kit, It is US only though, http://www.modchip.c…&cat=284&page=1 via tools i need to flash xbox 360 drives – Se7enSins Forums.

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tekgems on December 6th, 2010

When buying a new computer, the conventional advice is to buy the fastest one you could afford. That’s what I did when I recently replaced an aging laptop with a desktop screamer sporting an Intel Solid State Drive (SSD). But now I wonder, for those of us developing software for others to use, are we […]

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Use USPS Flat Rate Boxes via Shipping and Fulfillment: How to Get the Best Bang for Your Buck | Practical eCommerce. Here are some of my other thoughts on ways to save on shipping cost: Point 1: Use USPS Flat Rate Boxes. Consider using Flat Rate Envelopes as well. In 2011, USPS will introduce a […]

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tekgems on November 22nd, 2010

Service is free if you have less than 50 SKUs on Amazon FBA. Its a nice introduction to the service for small sellers. Its very nice you can utilize existing Zebra or Dymo label printers instead of having to use laser/inkjet printers to print 3 column Avery labels. List Books, CDs, DVDs and Games on […]

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tekgems on November 5th, 2010

I am unimpressed with the fraud reporting procedure and tools that the credit card companies provide. Since Visa and MasterCard have each bank take on the risk of fraud, the fraud reporting is disjointed at best. Who do you contact and report that a credit card order you received over the Internet is fraudulent? I […]

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tekgems on November 3rd, 2010

It turns out there are several solutions to this problem. A simple approach is to use the start command to launch each job with Low priority as follows via Windows Tip: Launching a low priority process | ITworld. I often find that processes that use the disk heavily for reading and writing tend to create […]

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