NoSurge – Avoid Uber Surge now on Android, Windows, and iOS; tops 11,000 installs!

Wow. Originally just a fun project to try to make my first mobile app (and originally only for Android), NoSurge has hit over 11,000 installs on the Google Play Store! I’ve learned a lot in the process, and have also released it for Windows, and just released it for iOS after multiple requests. Thank you for your downloads (and for those of you… Read more →

Macys.com Password Reset Mystery: How Macys.com Gives Spammers Email Addresses

I’ve noticed a regularly occurring email in my inbox: a password reset link sent from Macys.com. The problem with this? I didn’t try to reset my password!  Someone else is requesting a password reset using my email address. But since they can’t actually reset my password this way (since they don’t have access to my email) it’s weird that they would bother, right? Unfortunately, no, I… Read more →

Uber API Deep Linking [was] Broken for Android (Pickup Location)

Update 3: Good news everyone! The issues with Chrome for Android not properly passing the pick-up location to the Uber app appear to have been fixed! Update 2: I created a WebView app (NoSurge) for Android that manually handles the Uber deep-linking/Android intent and confirmed that this approach allows a user to correctly pass the pick-up location to the Uber app.… Read more →

Azores Cheap Fares Calendar

Europe on a Budget: Azores AND Lisbon for $415.20 (from Boston)

SATA Airlines is an airline most are not familiar with. It is the flagship carrier of the Azores, a place, still, that most have not heard of before. The Azores are a group of Portugese islands in the Atlantic nearly 1,000 miles from Portugal proper. They are volcanic islands with hot springs, waterfalls, stunning scenery, Europe’s only tea plantations, wineries, and some of… Read more →

So you want to travel for cheap…

I’ve been fortunate enough to learn a few good ways to score cheap flight tickets to enable my passion for traveling. I’m always asked by people how I get such good deals, and I figured I’d share some of the best ways to travel on the cheap. I’m only a good resource as far as the links I can provide, and… Read more →