H-Mart Frederick Maryland opening May 26

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 🙂

H-Mart Frederick
1063 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21702

Phone: (240)566-1405


Get 50% off your Spotify Premium subscription with the Capital One Quicksilver card

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 AirIndia.in

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)

Open a Wells Fargo Checking account and get $250

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

Also see forum discussions at:

Trash Doves – Purple Pigeon – Viral Internet / Facebook meme

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.

American Airlines – 350 Free AAdvantage Frequent Flier Miles + 350,000 Mile Sweepstakes through June 1, 2016


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:

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

CNN iPhone app displaying Dotomi/ConversantMedia ad scripting code instead of actual ad

I was browsing through the CNN iPhone app today and noticed that I was seeing web scripting code instead of the actual ad. At first I thought it was an ad from some cool startup trying to attract programmers :). But at the end, I concluded that this was an incorrectly functioning ad module on the CNN iPhone app.

The CNN iPhone app dev team should probably update the ad module to display a generic ad image or message instead of the code in cases where the ad display fails.

Screenshot 1: Example ad code being displayed instead of the actual ad.


Screenshot 2: What a working ad should look like.

Ad code
Note: Looks like it was a Symantec/Norton ad which did not get displayed. Also, dotomi.com (now ConversantMedia.com) appears to be the marketing agency which delivers the ads.

var dmo = {
“companyName”:”Symantec – Norton”,
“templateId”:52480, “objectSrc”:”http://usweb.dotomi.com/res/2474/56983/52480.js”,