Month: February 2015

Strangeness with Git and Dropbox

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Well having the two operate together leaves to some strange conflicts as you might expect. Also I got this strange message having to do with an Icon file which has a carriage return in it. That is a Ctrl-M that really confused Git. But http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24186256/atal-reference-has-invalid-format-refs-icon explains that Apple or Dropbox throws an icon file in which git…

United reduces miles awarded drastically

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OK, United just announced that you no longer get “miles” in Mileage Plus, instead you get points based on your ticket price, ticket class and level. So according to http://mileageplusupdates.com if you are buying a full fare ticket (I would guess), if you are Premier 1K, you get 11x your purchase price. I would presume there would…

Hertz and United Mileage analysis tilts toward United

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I haven’t spent much time optimizing car rentals and rewards because they haven’t seemed that interesting. But now Hertz and United are doing triple points so it is good to understand. In the old world, 75 United points weren’t super interesting (at 1.8 cents/point). But the latest promotion is 1,250 points per rental plus 50…

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