Author Archives: Amy Barnes

About Amy Barnes

Author has extensive experience in Retail, including two years as a supervisor. Educated in Psychology, Financial Accounting, Criminal Justice, and Programming. Work experience in Law Enforcement, Security (IT), Programming (REALBasic, SQL, VB, JAVA), Retail.

Not just identity theft: 4 reasons landlords require SSNs

There’s a boogieman in town, and it’s called “identity theft.” Landlords will cite identity theft when asking for your SSN, but there are actually a few other reasons. Eviction – SSNs are used for a federally-required search of a military … Continue reading

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Pick a pecan, break a law?

It’s no secret that Georgia is serious about agriculture.  So serious, in fact, that loose pecans are protected under a law buried within the Property Law section (Title 44). NOTE: THIS ARTICLE IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. FOR LEGAL ADVICE, CONSULT … Continue reading

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Social Media diversification and why F*Book sucks.

I used to be on FaceBook, until the day I posted an excoriating comment (it really was brutal) about a police detective.  A few hours after I had made my remarks, several unknown F*Book users maliciously reported my account as … Continue reading

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In-app ads: the new shareware?

Just a brief missive as I sit here waking up, noticing that a Solitaire app now has ads… The battle for monetization is on; first software developers tried to sell licenses, then they tried ShareWare / DonationWare, and now it’s … Continue reading

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Lunch on a buck: Chicken Noodle Rice

Folks, ramen noodles now have serious competition.  This dish is easy, quick, requires only five ingredients, and – best of all – no actual measuring cups are needed.  And, you cook this with three button-pushes on the microwave. This dish … Continue reading

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