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Paul O'Malley

Paul O'Malley

Paul O'Malley is the Vice President of eCommerce at TDECU. He's working to make the TDECU web experience better for you every day. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, and exploring his adopted city of Austin with his family.

Posted by on in Security Talk

One of the features of Texas that our family enjoys is the abundance of trails and wildlife. Where we live, in a residential development bordered by a greenbelt canyon and a National Wildlife Preserve, the trails are used by walkers, runners, and mountain bike riders. And by little dogs who love to chase lizards, swim in the creek, and lay down stretched out in the tributaries which magically appear after a heavy rain. 

Usually, my walks with Bandit find me in front with her dogging my heels, as though she’s thinking, “If there’s any danger, you’ll discover it first.” She stops every time I do, with her front paw suspended in the air and her ears alert, and then she moves on with me, a step behind. Fortunately, that habit stood her in good stead just at dawn one morning as we made our way down the canyon.

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Posted by on in Web Talk

The last time my neighbor, Rufus, and I got together, Bandit lived up to her name and took off down the road with Rufus’ canvas bag filled with mail. When we finally tracked her down she was stretched out on Annika’s front lawn, panting and grinning with Annika’s three girls sprawled around her. The bag was nowhere in sight. 

The littlest girl had her arm around Bandit and asked, “Can Bandit stay out and play?”

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Last week my wife discovered that her smartphone had lost its mind. To be more precise, it kept locking up on downloads, that is, when the battery kept a charge long enough to download something. Funny how those devices seem to lose all steam the closer you get to that two-year contract expiration. Regardless, she had the phone for almost three years, and it was time. We stopped at the local wireless outlet (we make a lot of purchases online but like a lot of you, we prefer to hold the item in our hands and play with it before price-shopping) and she picked out a dandy. Then she started the next phase of the purchase- what to do with the old phone? At first she planned to recycle it, along with some other old electronics that we had sitting in the garage, at the city household hazardous waste facility, or with a recycling company that would pick up at the house. Then she decided to do more research about electronics recycling, and this is what she found out. 

As technology advances at an exponential rate, many of our cherished computing and mobile devices are quickly becoming obsolete. Beyond that, old computers, printers and cell phones break down and are no longer usable in your home or office. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we dispose of nearly 30 million computing and electronic devices every year. This includes everything from laptops to desktops to CRT monitors to outdated mobile phones and PDAs. 

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Posted by on in Improving Your Life

Last Saturday I happened to catch my neighbor Rufus emptying his curbside mailbox into a canvas TDECU grocery bag. The bag was courtesy of yours truly, since I figured he’d likely find it useful and the credit union would get some local advertising in the bargain. It was taking him a fair amount of time to complete the task, and envelopes were floating to the ground like dry leaves in autumn. Bandit and me strolled over to help out - and to bust his chops a little bit. After all, what are friends for? 

“Didn’t know you were such a popular guy, Rufus. Lots of love letters?” A gust of wind blew a store circular up the driveway, so Bandit kindly chased it down and shook it to death like a little dog should.

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Posted by on in Web Talk

We’ll take a timeout from our adventures with Rufus to talk a little bit about what you should expect from your online banking provider. What should you get after you’ve logged in with your long-and-strong password?

If you prefer to bank from your laptop or computer at work or home, doing your banking online allows you the access and flexibility to instantly manage your money with just a few simple clicks (we’ll take up Mobile Banking in a future Talk With TDECU post).

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