Game of Thrones meets Rdio

Some humorous social media advertising on Rdio

Pete s Network Rdio

Arya Stark

Arya Stark reviewed a playlist.
X
Playlist by Joffrey Baratheon
Great to hear you are dead – one less on my list.


Jon Snow

Jon Snow reviewed an album.
Shades Of Cool
Lana Del Rey
You know nothing about the lower temperatures my dear… But if you need a fur – I have a couple lying around.
Happy to help.


Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister reviewed a playlist.
Champion
Playlist by Tyrion Lannister
If they let me drink in this damn cage I would be tossing wine all over for these jams.

Buy or Rent?

Is it better to rent or buy?

The NY Times has a great interactive calculator for evaluating the trade-offs of buying vs. renting. It looks to cover everything:

  • House Price
  • Interest rates
  • Length of mortgage
  • Downpayment
  • Planned time to occupy
  • Future rental rates
  • Housing market expected increases
  • Taxes
  • Maintenance fees

It produces a number like:

If you can rent a similar
home for less than …
$961 PER
MONTH
… then renting is better.

Is It Better to Rent or Buy NYTimes com

Unsubscribe from cheap tickets email

I Hate Cheaptickets

I bought some tickets via cheaptickets.com and kep teething all these emails. Clicking on the “unsubscribe” link didn’t do anything. Cut & paste would show a funky URI such as x-webdoc://329FFAF9-8186-4348-9BB3-44C9C920A90F
There was some discussion on an Apple Support Community but nothing useful.
I tried it in Apple Mail, then in Gmail (using Safari) then Gmail (using Chrome) all with no luck.
Finally, I took a look at the raw message.
– In Apple Email that is:
– Raw message: View -> Message -> Raw Source)
– Just the headers (View -> Message -> All Headers)
– In Gmail:
– Top right of a message is the More -> Show Original
And noticed a header List-Unsubscribe: with a URI. Cut&Paste that URL into a browser. Presto, I was unsubscribed. w00t! Btw, be suspicious of any such URI.
Gmail also has an unsubscribe button that appears just to the right of the address.