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Re: Best cell phone plan for Verizon iPhone 5

Thanks cyberbob. That's good to know about transferring contacts. It seems like running a Verizon iPhone 5 on Straight Talk can be a bit of a hassle - http://smartphonematters.com/using-a-verizon-iphone-5-with-straight-talk-wireless/ What exactly about the article is a hassle? I switched using a Ve...
by sunnyday
Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best cell phone plan for Verizon iPhone 5
Replies: 12
Views: 1188

Re: Best cell phone plan for Verizon iPhone 5

I'm planning to give my Verizon iPhone 5 to my mother, who currently has an android phone on t mobile straight talk. She's probably a medium to light user in terms of data, minutes and SMS. Is it possible to switch the phone over to straight talk? Or are there better options? Also is there a way to...
by sunnyday
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best cell phone plan for Verizon iPhone 5
Replies: 12
Views: 1188

Re: Best cell phone plan for Verizon iPhone 5

Thanks cyberbob. That's good to know about transferring contacts.

It seems like running a Verizon iPhone 5 on Straight Talk can be a bit of a hassle - http://smartphonematters.com/using-a-ve ... -wireless/
by sunnyday
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best cell phone plan for Verizon iPhone 5
Replies: 12
Views: 1188

Best cell phone plan for Verizon iPhone 5

I'm planning to give my Verizon iPhone 5 to my mother, who currently has an android phone on t mobile straight talk. She's probably a medium to light user in terms of data, minutes and SMS. Is it possible to switch the phone over to straight talk? Or are there better options? Also is there a way to ...
by sunnyday
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:46 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best cell phone plan for Verizon iPhone 5
Replies: 12
Views: 1188

Re: The Roosevelts, PBS special

I made sure to record this after watching the Mark Twain PBS special by Ken Burns.

I was amazed to learn how poor of an investor Mark Twain was -- too bad this forum wasn't around when he was alive :)
by sunnyday
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Roosevelts, PBS special
Replies: 90
Views: 6508

Re: Hi performance fleece jacket

I went to a local store today and tried on a bunch. After speaking with the sales associate, I decided against wool since it can be less durable and shrink in the dryer. I couldn't find the exact fit I was looking for -- mediums were too tight around the chest and a little short and larges were too ...
by sunnyday
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hi performance fleece jacket
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Re: Hi performance fleece jacket

Thanks for the replies. I agree that it's best to try things on to get the best fit. I plan to do so, although sometimes it's tough to get a feel for how clothing will do up against the elements, but I find most staff at outdoor stores to be knowledgeable and helpful. Good recommendation for wool to...
by sunnyday
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:36 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hi performance fleece jacket
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Hi performance fleece jacket

I'm looking for a nice fleece jacket that I can wear in 45-60 degree wether and also in cold weather as a mid layer under my Arc'teryx Atom jacket. I'd like something with a snug athletic fit and something that isn't bulky. I prefer the fit and warmth to weight of Arc'teryx but will consider other b...
by sunnyday
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hi performance fleece jacket
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Re: Mortgage sold to shady lender

Who's the lender? 3 Any other suggestions? I wouldn't worry much about it 1 They may not stop auto payments so I don't want to enroll for that. What should be best payment mode - check or manually pay online? For tracking purpose what is best option? Auto-pay through your bank so you control the pay...
by sunnyday
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mortgage sold to shady lender
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: Sprint Family Pack - 10 lines - $100 /month

That's good to know about the possibility of a 30 day trial. I'm planning to stop by a sprint store at some point or call (they're swamped today w/ the iPHone 6 release) to get some of the specific questions answered. Good point about the price increase in 2016. If I start the plan on November 1. 4 ...
by sunnyday
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sprint Family Pack - 10 lines - $100 /month
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Sprint Family Pack - 10 lines - $100 /month

I saw the Sprint family pack pricing today for 10 lines for $100 /month. I'm guessing there's some gotchas in the fine print. Does anyone know if: 1. Can you sign up for the family pack, plus get subsidized rates on the phones (iPhone 6 for $199 w/ a 2 year contract)? 2. Will sprint cover any early...
by sunnyday
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sprint Family Pack - 10 lines - $100 /month
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Sprint Family Pack - 10 lines - $100 /month

I saw the Sprint family pack pricing today for 10 lines for $100 /month. I'm guessing there's some gotchas in the fine print. Does anyone know if: 1. Can you sign up for the family pack, plus get subsidized rates on the phones (iPhone 6 for $199 w/ a 2 year contract)? 2. Will sprint cover any early ...
by sunnyday
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sprint Family Pack - 10 lines - $100 /month
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Poll: Which iPhone 6?

I think the 6 Plus will be too big to fit in my pocket so I'm leaning towards the 6 (64 GB). I have no plans to use TouchID. If my fingerprint is compromised I can't get a new one. It's just a matter of time until phone thieves want a finger tip as well as the phone. Your finger print is encrypted ...
by sunnyday
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:01 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Poll: Which iPhone 6?
Replies: 41
Views: 2997

Re: Poll: Which iPhone 6?

After thinking about it, I think I'm going to go with the Plus 64gb. I think it'll be like TVs -- where flat screens seem huge initially but once you get used to it, you realize the benefits. Some of the other benefits of the Plus, are a nice "plus" too.
by sunnyday
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Poll: Which iPhone 6?
Replies: 41
Views: 2997

Poll: Which iPhone 6?

I'm going to get one of these and am curious what other people are going to get. I'm leaning towards the Plus but not sure if it's going to be too big
by sunnyday
Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Poll: Which iPhone 6?
Replies: 41
Views: 2997

Re: Cold Brew Coffee and whole coffee beans

Thanks for the replies. I wound up getting a Hario cold brew coffee pot. I'm also going to go to our local cooking store which has a great selection of beans.
by sunnyday
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:42 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cold Brew Coffee and whole coffee beans
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Cold Brew Coffee and whole coffee beans

I'm not a big coffee drinker but I recently tried some local cold brew coffee and I thought it was significantly better than hot brewed coffee. I've been buying the concentrated cold brew bottles (I like that the prep is very easy) but am thinking about picking up a cold brew coffee maker so I can m...
by sunnyday
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cold Brew Coffee and whole coffee beans
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual b

Please do have a look at this. You should be able to edit files on the server directly from Chrome. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zed-code-editor/pfmjnmeipppmcebplngmhfkleiinphhp?hl=en http://zedapp.org/features/edit-remote-files/ Thanks, that looks like it could be a great option. Alri...
by sunnyday
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual b

I decided to wait to put linux on my Chromebook because I think I would have had to clear out my Chromebook. I have an old iMac that I don't use much, but I set up Chrome Remote Desktop on it so I plan to remote into that for the time being when my wife is using the MBP. When I develop websites, I'm...
by sunnyday
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual b

Can't you install a google drive app on the Mac to sync google drive with it? Then, use Automator or Hazel to copy the files to the folder you want them in on the Mac. Could make it push both ways with Hazel. When I develop websites, I'm constantly saving and testing. I don't want to save and then ...
by sunnyday
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual b

If you don't want to mess with git, then you could probably just use Google Drive. I should have mentioned in my OP that the files need to stay on the Mac computer because it has XAMPP (a web server) installed on it. So trying to execute PHP files that are located on a google drive or a chromebook ...
by sunnyday
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual b

Why don't you simply use version control? Put them in git. Push modified files to a git repo in the cloud. Pull your current work from the cloud when you switch machines. I don't use either Chrome OS or PHP but git is awesome, and dual booting is not only a hassle but unnecessary! Here's a blog on ...
by sunnyday
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?

I'm building some websites and typically work locally from my MacBook Pro. However, my wife often uses the computer for design stuff and I use my Acer 720c Chromebook. So I would like to modify some PHP (text) files that are stored on the Mac from my Chromebook. One option could be to use the Chrome...
by sunnyday
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Sports Motivation Waning

You could join a league or tournaments. Or you could play for money.
I personally to tend to be most competitive against friends. I like being competitive but I also think it's a little ridiculous when middle aged amateurs (especially strangers) get ultra competitive during casual matches.
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sports Motivation Waning
Replies: 18
Views: 1660

Re: Programming and Database Classes

Thanks for the replies. I think the critical aspect whether you're learning from a coworker, manager, professor, author, etc is that you're learning from someone who is absolutely top notch. It is rare to find people in the field of computer science who are top notch and great teachers. Unfortunatel...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Programming and Database Classes
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: New 2% cash back Mastercard from Citi

I just signed up for the credit card. I figure it'll provide a little more cash back compared to my AmEx blue cash but it'll especially be nice only needing to carry one credit card. Thanks Louis for the tip
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New 2% cash back Mastercard from Citi
Replies: 195
Views: 20210

Re: New 2% cash back Mastercard from Citi

This is good to read about because it means that Citibank takes survey answers somewhat seriously. I have an old Citi dividend card that I don't use anymore. They sent me a survey and asked what would make me use a credit card and the only answer I gave them was "CASH BACK, LOTS OF IT, AT LEAS...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New 2% cash back Mastercard from Citi
Replies: 195
Views: 20210

Re: Programming and Database Classes

Have you checked out EdX, Coursera, or MIT Open Courseware? Thanks for the recommendations. I did some searching and found this course which seems interesting - https://www.edx.org/course/uc-berkeleyx/uc-berkeleyx-cs169-1x-engineering-1377#.VACvKmSwIkV MIT Open Courseware has a lot of courses that ...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Programming and Database Classes
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: Where can I get a job like this?

Lots of companies hire caretakers to provide those types of services. One of the big ones is http://www.homeinstead.com/pages/home.aspx But I don't think many or any elderly people would be willing to pay $1k/mo for someone to make ~20 meals a month and do light cleaning. What about watching additio...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:00 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Where can I get a [toddler-friendly weekend] job? Update
Replies: 33
Views: 3640

Programming and Database Classes

I'm enrolled in a college class but after the first week, I'm thinking about dropping it because I don't think I'll get enough out of it. I have a lot of programming experience, but I haven't worked with other engineers for over 8 years and I'm looking to learn new skills and technology. Things I'm ...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:28 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Programming and Database Classes
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: Poll: How many own zero/few stocks?

I own 0 stocks and have a 3 fund portfolio. I'm a fan of keeping it simple. If I had individual stocks, I may wait to sell depending on the taxes on the capital gains. Or if they made up a large portion of my portfolio, I'd probably sell all of the ones with the smallest gains. 2) Some of the blue c...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:10 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Sell off individual stocks?] How many own zero/few stocks?
Replies: 68
Views: 2742

Re: New 2% cash back Mastercard from Citi

Great find, thanks for sharing. I think I'll sign up but am a little skeptical that they'll keep the reward at 2%. Seems like a lot of cards reduce or restrict rewards eventually. Does anyone know which credit beaureu citi pulls from? Also at 0% for 18 months is anyone considering paying the minimum...
by sunnyday
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New 2% cash back Mastercard from Citi
Replies: 195
Views: 20210

Re: Best way to refinish a garage floor

Some great replies and a lot of good info in the other thread. It seems similar to a lawn, you can put as much time and money you want into it. I'll probably just get some degreaser and concrete paint at Lowes and see what else they recommend. I would like it to hold and look half decent but I don't...
by sunnyday
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to refinish a garage floor
Replies: 17
Views: 1476

Re: How do you usually pay for something under $5?

My payment order of preference is: 1) Phone (as soon as this becomes available) 2) Credit Card (assuming the place takes AmEx) 3) Debit Card (if they don't take AmEx) 4) Check (If they don't take plastic, I keep a few in my car) 5) Cash -- never, I don't carry cash on me. If you're concerned about f...
by sunnyday
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do you usually pay for something under $5?
Replies: 28
Views: 1225

Re: .com rather than .gov, lesson learned

OP, if you provided your SS#, I would freeze your credit. If you didn't provide your SS#, I would still freeze your credit. Prevention is better than detection. http:\\www.treasurydirect.com, however, haunts my dreams. :wink: PJW Step 1: Use a password manager so you don't need to worry about mistyp...
by sunnyday
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: .com rather than .gov, lesson learned
Replies: 18
Views: 2482

Re: Best way to refinish a garage floor

We previously had home center epoxy paint in our garage. It was fine, some minor lifting of the paint in places from hot wheels coming in. My dh put fancy VCT tiles in his garage, and they are covered by some other epoxy. They have stained and it is cracking in spots. IMO, the cost benefit is I'm f...
by sunnyday
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to refinish a garage floor
Replies: 17
Views: 1476

Re: Establishing "Small Business" and Cheating IRS?

A lot of hobby photographers probably do this. It's a great way to get flagged and audited by the IRS and after BOb is caught they'll probably keep a closer eye on him for the rest of his life. It's not worth trying to save 28% or whatever it is off of your personal camera gear.
by sunnyday
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:39 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Establishing "Small Business" and Cheating IRS?
Replies: 11
Views: 1141

Re: Best way to refinish a garage floor

I have always wanted to use these, but could never justify it due to cost. http://www.costco.com/MotoFloor%C2%AE-Modular-Garage-Flooring-Tiles.product.100009181.html These go on sale regularly, about once a year. Yeah, I'm having trouble justifying it too, unless they get amazing reviews. I'll prob...
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to refinish a garage floor
Replies: 17
Views: 1476

Best way to refinish a garage floor

I'm setting up some sports stuff for my toddler to play in my garage. The floor has some oil and acid stains on it so I'm thinking about redoing it to make it look better. I was first leaning towards epoxy paint but am also considering tiles and mats. Has anyone done this and what was your experience?
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to refinish a garage floor
Replies: 17
Views: 1476

Re: Amazon -- set shipping to free as the default?

I contacted Amazon and they said that it's not possible
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon -- set shipping to free as the default?
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Amazon -- set shipping to free as the default?

I just almost quickly checked out of Amazon and would have been charged $42 for 3-5 day shipping. I changed it to 5-8 day to pay $0 in shipping. Is it possible to have free shipping selected as the default? Yes. You can do that. I've almost been caught out in similar hurried circumstances. If you a...
by sunnyday
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon -- set shipping to free as the default?
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Amazon -- set shipping to free as the default?

I just almost quickly checked out of Amazon and would have been charged $42 for 3-5 day shipping. I changed it to 5-8 day to pay $0 in shipping. Is it possible to have free shipping selected as the default?
by sunnyday
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon -- set shipping to free as the default?
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Best iPhone deal for light user

Another thing to consider could be getting an iPod and using it as your phone and carrying a wifi hotspot with you when you need your "phone". It could be a little cumbersome, but could also be $0 / month
by sunnyday
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best iPhone deal for light user
Replies: 30
Views: 2444

Re: Best iPhone deal for light user

One thing to consider is resale value of iPhones. I buy a new iphone evevy major release for $200 and sell it for the same amount. I do sign up for a contract but after you factor in the subsidy I'm paying about $32/month for unlimited minutes, texts and 1 gb of data. So after going through this thr...
by sunnyday
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best iPhone deal for light user
Replies: 30
Views: 2444

Re: Children Guardian

Have anyone experienced in this before? Please give me some advice. What would you do? Ask me if I miss out any pertinent info. Thanks. Don't forget about SS that your children would receive too. I personally don't want the legal guardian to have to work if she becomes the legal guardian. There sho...
by sunnyday
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Children Guardian
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: Smartphone recommendations for under $200

I checked out some phones today and did feel that the SIII has a better build quality than the Moto G. But that comes with a much higher price so I'm leaning towards the Moto G. Also, I'm going to stay clear from Freedom after reading some of the FreedomPop forums about SIII delays. A lot of people ...
by sunnyday
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Smartphone recommendations for under $200
Replies: 24
Views: 2037

Re: Smartphone recommendations for under $200

I recently bought the refurbished Galaxy SIII you listed and had it flashed to use on Pageplus. I have been very happy with it. What did it take a to flash the phone? One thing that I find confusing when buying a non-contract phone is figuring out what cell phone companies it will be compatible wit...
by sunnyday
Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Smartphone recommendations for under $200
Replies: 24
Views: 2037

Re: [Online] World news [show?]

BBC World News America is on PBS which she likely gets. She probably doesn't have DVR capabilities with basic cable, but she could use her own recording device. On the other hand, she could just watch it when it comes on which is pretty close to when she would like to watch anyway. Good recommendat...
by sunnyday
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Online] World news [show?]
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Smartphone recommendations for under $200

Thanks for the replies. After thinking about it more I think I will get a phone that works with freedompop since that should save a lot of money on the monthly bill. I've been using Ting for a couple years and highly recommended them. You can use this link to get $25 off, and they have several phone...
by sunnyday
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:12 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Smartphone recommendations for under $200
Replies: 24
Views: 2037

Re: World news daily videos online

She only gets basic cable so she doesn't get 24-hour news stations.
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Online] World news [show?]
Replies: 9
Views: 671
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