Using MFA via OTP with USAA

USAA now allows you to login using OTP instead of your traditional PIN. This a great step forward in keeping your account secure. However there are a few drawbacks in the way it was implemented. First they have decided to give a proprietary name and labelled it CyberCode. This is just confusing and in my […]

Converting a number to currency with Javascript

I recently needed a way to convert a number to currency format using Javascript.  I found the best solution in Alex G’s comment on Brad Harris’s post.  But as usual, there were issues when cutting/pasting from the web so I just wanted to post here as a Gist so it might help someone else and […]

Eminent Domain Reform Coming Up

This week Gov. Perry made eminent domain an emergency agenda item, meaning the legislature will soon tackle the task of reforming current laws to better protect homeowners. In fact there are two bills being introduced, that if made into laws, will enhance protections for homeowners so that they aren’t getting the raw end of the deal in […]

Should You Pay More to Park Downtown?

The City of Austin is considering extending parking-meter hours in the downtown area. This would create more turnover of parking spaces and increase revenue but is is the best option? Let the city know what you think by taking their survey.  You can also read the background and research on the issue at the city’s […]

Waller Creek Tunnel Project Gets Underway

The Waller Creek Tunnel Project gets underway today.  Crews will begin renovating a pedestrian bridge in preparation for the project.  While planning has been underway for years, this marks the first visible signs of construction. Once completed, the Waller Creek Tunnel Project will have removed approximately 28 acres from the flood zone along Waller Creek stretching from Lady […]

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