Friday, October 22, 2010

Jim at the races

I've come across a picture from last year in my archives of Jim on his brand new Fuji Bike from Rotten Robbies Cycle Sports in Crawfordsville, IN.
Jim is shown here racing at the Indianapolis Velodrome.

Peddle faster!

IRS warns Hoosiers about new E-mail scam

October 22, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS - The IRS is warning taxpayers about a new phishing scam. Phishing, a word play on "fishing" for information, is a scam in which Internet fraudsters send seemingly legitimate e-mail messages to trick unsuspecting victims into revealing personal and financial information.

Alternately, the purpose of an e-mail scam may be to download malware, or malicious code, onto the recipient's computer when the recipient opens an attachment to the e-mail or clicks on a link within the e-mail. The malware could take over the victim's computer hard drive, giving someone remote access to the computer, or it could look for passwords and other information and send them to the scamster.

The IRS wants Hoosiers to be aware of a recent scam
in which recipients receive an e-mail that claims to come from the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. EFTPS
is a tax payment system that allows individuals and businesses to pay federal taxes electronically via the Internet or phone.

"The e-mail states that tax payments made by the e-mail recipient through EFTPS have been rejected," said Jodie Reynolds, IRS Spokesperson. "The e-mail then directs recipients to a bogus website containing malicious software that infects the intended victim's computer. To avoid the bogus website and malware, do not click on any links, open any attachments or reply to the sender for any e-mail you may receive that claims to come from EFTPS."

"The IRS and the Financial Management Service, the Treasury bureau that owns EFTPS, never communicates payment information through e-mail," Jodie said.

If you receive an IRS related e-mail that you suspect is a phishing attempt or directs you to an imitation IRS website, please forward it to the IRS at You can also visit and enter the keyword phishing for additional information.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Out with the old...

We've revamped the front page of the JR again. This time, with a little thought and reason. As of Oct 1 the front page rail of ads on the left side were done away with, leaving with a more open news hole. All done with a blink of an eye, but our Masthead still needed to be brought back in line... My friends at Ed Henninger's blog were kind enough to dice the front page on the left. The results that came from that appear on the right. This time around I was allowed quite a bit of input on design elements and fonts- white space etc.

I'm pretty pleased with the results. So is the publisher! I'm just waiting see what the gang at Ed's place think of the news.