Ever wondered how to write a checkmark in Word / Powerpoint? It is the capital letter “P” in “Wingdings 2”. Here is a handy reference lookup chart for other characters.
Click on the image above for the full size chart or click here.
H-Mart (a Korean grocery store) is opening a new location in Frederick, Maryland today (May 26, 2017). This is the same location which had a G-Mart about a year back. This is a welcome change so that Frederick residents do not have to drive down to Rockville/Gaithersburg for Asian groceries 🙂
1063 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21702
Get 50% off your Spotify Premium subscription till April 2018 if you have a Capital One Quicksilver card :). Great to see Capital One and Spotify teaming up to bring customers a money saving way to listen to more music.
Delhi DEL to Washington Dulles IAD Air India direct flights are live on www.airindia.in. Test round trip fares for July to October came to ~ Rs. 69,000 (approx $1060).
The flights start in July 2017, three days a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. The flight time is 14 to 15.5 hours covering ~ 7500 miles on a Boeing 777-200LR (AI 104 and AI 103 respectively).
This direct flight route was announced in January 2017 (USA Today news article)
If you open a Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account by March 3 2017, you will get a $250 account opening bonus after: a) making 10 debit card purchases/payments or b) set up direct deposit of $500. Either of these need to be completed within 60 days of account opening.
Sign up link: www.wellsfargo.com/welcome250
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The Apple Map app on my iPhone was pointing to my old address. Here is how I linked it to my current address:
1. Open the “Maps” app on your iPhone
2. Search for “Home”
3. Tap “Home”
4. “Edit Location” if it is pointing to an old / incorrect address
That’s it 🙂
I found out today that I was locked out of my own blog! Sounds like it was the WordPress Login Lockdown plugin. I got the following error message:
ERROR: We’re sorry, but this IP range has been blocked due to too many recent failed login attempts.
To unlock myself, I went into the MySQL database for my WordPress installation, and ran the following SQL code. This code sets the release_date to a date in the past so that I can login again. Thanks to Nick for the SQL code.
update wp_lockdowns set release_date=”2017-01-01 00:00:00″ where lockdown_IP=”<IP address>”;
If the above does not work, run the following SQL command. Note that this will reset the “release_date” for all IP addresses, not just yours.
update wp_lockdowns set release_date=”2017-01-01 00:00:00″ where lockdown_ID > 0
During the last couple of days, I started seeing this purple pigeon all over the internet. Did a little bit of research and looks like it is called “Trash Doves”.
For more info, check out this BBC article: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-38967825
Trash Dove, a Facebook sticker which has bowled over social media in Asia, is the cartoon baby of American artist Syd Weiler.
Looks like the CNN Facebook account has been hacked by OurMine
OurMine Security Group is a hacker group. The group uses hacks of celebrity internet accounts to advertise their commercial services.
Now through June 1, 2016, you can get 350 free American Airlines AAadvantage miles by signing up at the link below. This is a great way to keep your AA miles active.
From the page:
“OUR 35TH IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN
AN UNFORGETTABLE MILESTONE TRIP.
We’re celebrating the 35th anniversary of the American Airlines AAdvantage® program by recognizing your milestones. As part of our 35th, you can enter for a chance to win 350,000 miles for your next milestone trip. We’ll pick 35 lucky winners in all.
Plus, you can also earn up to 700 miles.”
Bonus Miles earned by each Entrant will be allocated to entrant’s AAdvantage® account approximately eight (8) weeks after the end of Promotion Period
Also see: http://slickdeals.net/f/8716451