On the usability of virtual pre-paid gift credit cards

Recently, I found myself in possession of a $20 “virtual” Visa gift card. ┬áTo make a long story short, I found the Wolfram Alpha iPhone app useful enough to spend $20 on it when the price dropped from $50, but then it later dropped to $2 and Mr. Wolfram decided to issue refunds to those … Continue reading On the usability of virtual pre-paid gift credit cards

Piece of Sale / Point of ****

Something I have been noticing with increasing frequency at POS (that’s Point of Sale, not Piece of ****) terminals is an option to pay with multiple credit cards. I worked in retail many years ago and know that paying with multiple cards has always been a feature that is on the store employee’s side of … Continue reading Piece of Sale / Point of ****

Stuff

I just finished reading Spook Country and have to wonder if this story about a missing $9 billion is art imitating life or life imitating art. (via digg) Also: …which has been first scribbled upon and then pixelated so that you don’t steal my digits! It will be held on to until the new OS … Continue reading Stuff