Fun with Paypal’s automated email system

November 27, 2008 Matt Thornton 1

The other day I got a dodgy looking email from Paypal, which told me that on {nothing} my bank account {nothing} did {nothing}. Now, I’m fully aware of phishing and all the assorted scams, but this one looked legit. A quick review of the message headers revealed it looked good, […]

Persist, and you might get free stuff: Lovefilm

September 11, 2008 Matt Thornton 3

I was a long time user of the Blockbuster mail order DVD service. For me, in Guernsey, it worked well enough, DVDs arrived promptly and I was pretty happy. Around the same time, I trialled the Lovefilm service (mainly, I think, due to a friend of mine doing one of […]

Digital Photo Frame for free

May 26, 2008 Matt Thornton 1

A recent post on HackADay on what to do with an old laptop got me thinking. I have an old laptop (a Sony VAIO FX804) which was pretty much sat on a shelf doing nothing and turning it into a digital picture frame to display some of my photos seemed […]