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Labor Day is Here

Except for me. My office is open today – so I’d like to hear from all of you in the US who have the day off. What are you guys up to? Let me in on the BBQ plans, parties and other events and I’ll be there with you in spirit.

If you’re overseas or in any other country that doesn’t celebrate Labor Day for some added randomness post a little diddy about your day.

Going to the store to buy some Nutella or grab some gelato? Eating some balut in the Philippines?

I’d love to read about it while I’m sitting at the office :mrgreen:

FIBA End Results

Spain whoops up on the Greeks in the final game to come in first. USA beats Argentina (poor Manuuuuuuuu Ginobiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) and the French beat the Turks. The final rankings are as follows:

  1. 1. Spain
  2. 2. Greece
  3. 3. USA
  4. 4. Argentina
  5. 5. France
  6. 6. Turkey
  7. 7. Lithuanina
  8. 8. Germany

Germany coming in eighth, now that’s a shocker. Guess “Irk” (no D for defense) couldn’t go WWII on anyone.

Finally Up and Running

It’s been a bit of a struggle to maintain the site for the past 2 weeks or so due to the trouble I was having with my Belkin POS router. I went out and completely upgraded my network and switched out the router to something much more fancy.

Problems solved for now, let the posting begin!

The Golden Monkey Has Been Found!

A friend of mine, we shall call “Jaffer” has located the origins of the mysterious and magic Golden Monkey Wine. The Golden Monkey Wine appeared in my fridge a few weeks back and we threw a party to celebrate its opening.


Doing so caused a comotion that you can read about here.

We had not been able to determine what part of the magic universe the Golden Monkey Wine came from.

Now we know: Wegman’s.


Bring on the love…

Stealing Money Couldn’t be Made Easier

Well, without meaning too that is. Now before you get the NSA breathing down my neck let me explain. I went to United Bank a few days backto deposit some cash for a friend overseas in the UK.

Ok, yes, it does sound sketchy, but it’s not really. I’m not commiting any crimes with 5 dollars so hold your horses everybody.

I didn’t have any information with me. No account number, no SSN, nothing – I’m not even a United customer. What I did have was a name and an address. I was depositing money into the account, so no problem there right?

How about the fact that the reciept had the account number printed on it

Now what if one were to place a phone call to United Bank to see how they verify customers over the phone?

Guess what information they request to authenticate you.

About Anil Polat

foxnomad aboutHi, I'm Anil. foXnoMad is where I combine travel and tech to help you travel smarter. I'm on a journey to every country in the world and you're invited to join the adventure! Read More

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