For his birthday, Capt. Eddie is sponsoring a fundraiser for his favorite charity

August 16th is Capt. Eddie’s birthday. And this year, Capt. Eddie is sponsoring a birthday fundraiser.

Taking a page from the popular Facebook practice, Capt. Eddie has decided that for this birthday he is going to solicit donations for his favorite charity. And (as you might have suspected) the Captain’s favorite charity is himself.

Please feel free to donate as much money and/or cryptocurrency as you like. Capt. Eddie accepts U.S. dollars, Euros, or Bitcoin. There is no upper limit on donations, so please allow your generosity to roam freely.

To donate using PayPal or your credit card, you can …

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The Origins of Capt. Eddie

Seeing as how this blog is titled “The Further Adventures of Capt. Eddie,” it sort of implies that Capt. Eddie had at least a few adventures before this blog was started. Well, that is indeed true. Capt. Eddie had lots of adventures before this blog was started. For that matter, Capt. Eddie had lots of adventures before blogs were ever invented at all.

Capt. Eddie’s original adventures took place during a time when phones were plugged into the wall, when photographs were printed on paper and you had to pay for them, and when you got up and walked across …

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Playing with the Scammers

If you know me at all, you know that I like messing with the minds of scammers and spammers (well, and other people, too). If you don’t know me yet, you’ll need to check out my “Snotty Phone Meets the Telemarketers” video series (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3). That will give you an idea of the sort of thing I like to do.

Recently, though, it’s email scammers I’ve been playing with, rather than telemarketers. Perhaps you know the ones I mean: They send you an email telling you that your accounts have been hacked, …

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Three Mile Island: Some Anecdotes — and a Question — on the 40th Anniversary

March 28th will always hold a special place in my life. It is the date of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. This year — March 28, 2019 — is the 40th anniversary of the accident.

It holds a special place for me because I was there. I was a resident of Middletown, Pennsylvania, where the plant is located, so I felt all of the emotions that you feel when you don’t know if you’re going to live or die. And I was a reporter for a local magazine, who was thereby able to get “inside access” to everything that …

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Free Money with Bitcoin Faucets

Yes, it really is true. You can get money for nothing.

Well, for almost nothing. You generally have to perform some task: click a button, view an ad, visit a website, complete a survey. Sometimes it’s an enjoyable task, like playing an online game. Often it requires just a few seconds every hour or so.

The amount of money you get is tiny — generally fractions of a cent at a time — although there are ways you can increase your take, like betting the free money that you make or referring other people to the site. And if you …

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Lightning Strikes Bitcoin

I have been following Bitcoin for a number of years now —  since it was below $1,000, which is ancient history as far as Bitcoin is concerned. I haven’t “invested” in any Bitcoin, because I don’t feel as though Bitcoin is an investment at all — unless, of course, you think a lottery ticket is also an “investment.” (I do own a little Bitcoin, however, which is fodder for another post…)

But Bitcoin, to me, is an interesting medium of exchange which opens up a lot of possibilities. And the really exciting part of this is not Bitcoin at …

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