Well some things just happen - life, love, happy etc. Good design can help these emotions become conversions. Just like I proposed to the girl I love and she said yes! That is the life and love part :)
Yes, this blogpost is not really about development or websites, but my life.
I am writting this blog post while waiting for a call back from the legal team at Spokeo. They took two charges out of my personal account over the last week. I called and was told I was issued a refund that will re-appear in my account in 7-10 buisiness days. Basically, take my hard-earned funds, keep them for interest and then return them. However, if I had not seen the fraudlent charges on my account it would have continued indefinetly. I have no earthly-idea how they got my information, but I do know that I never signed up for anything spokeo in my life. After looking on Google.com for others who have suffered this thievery, I found this: About 1,090,000 results : take a look at this.
This type of internet fraud needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and discredited. There is NO REASON why this type of theft is tolerated. There is no reason anyone should suffer this fate. Why should it be ok for a company to steal money from anyone, hold that money for a week in their accounts.
After calling spokeo on the phone, I was met with a less than compliant representative, who constantly interupted me and refused to transfer me to a supervisor. It was obvious to me that this representative was on the defensive because his entire day will be fielding calls of this nature. The scripted response was evident and his calculated answers and refusal to let me speak with their legal department as for obvious reasons - they are busy trying to cover their theiving asses.
Apparently, I found out through research that if you were to use their services you are automatically enrolled in a montly subscription. This type of trickery takes one time users and charges them for months if not years for a service they utilized one time. This type of subscription opt-in service is shady at best. However, I never used their services and will not pay and will never be ok with this type of internet theft.
Yep at the National Speleological Convention - 2014 - My logo for IWIC won first place. This was a project I took on for free for an organization I believe in. I am so happy that it actually was shown, but I never imagined it would win First Place! Logo Development has always gone hand-in-hand with graphic and web development - I guess I learned something over all these years!