Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Help Stop Text Spam

I don't know about you, but every now and then I'll get a text message telling me "I've won" just click here.  I don't know what to do with these messages.  I know that typically you reply to an unwanted automated text with the words STOP, but those are for ones you subscribe to.

I'm always afraid to reply STOP to these messages because then they'll "know" that this is a live number and the spam will increase - so I typically don't do anything with them other than giggle and hit the delete button.

Not anymore!  The FTC has been cracking down on text spammers lately so I figured now was a great time to share this information with you.

Now when you get a spam text message, don't delete it.  But instead FORWARD the message to SPAM (7726).  It'll then be added to the database - what they'll do with it, who knows, but perhaps it will help shut some sites down.

This program is already three years old and it's the first I've heard of it.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Life of a Tester

The life of a tester

I need your help for 5 minutes, they said
At 5AM Saturday morning, they said
Alarm clock goes off, I can go back to sleep, I said
This will be quick, they said
Two hours later: let's roll back, they said
So much for sleeping, I said