Important information on shipping deadlines and shop closure dates

International shipping deadlines:
2014-12-03: Place orders by this date for probable delivery by 12-24.
2014-12-10: Place orders by this date with expedited shipping for guaranteed delivery by 12-24.
U.S. shipping deadlines:
2014-12-19: Place orders by this date for delivery by 12-24.
2014-12-21: Place orders by this date with expedited shipping for guaranteed delivery by 12-24.
Important note:
In the unlikely event that an item is back-ordered, we will contact you ASAP.
Techcycled will be closed from:
2014-11-25 through 2014-11-30 (Happy Thanksgiving!)
2014-12-22 through 2014-12-29 (Happy Holidays!)
All orders placed during these time periods will be shipped as soon as possible after Techcycled re-opens.

Website Upgrade

Beginning on 2014-05-29 we will be rolling out a shiny new website. As we work out the kinks, the web shop may be intermittently unavailable. In the meantime, please join our mailing list (sign up in the left column of the home page) to be notified when the redesign is fully deployed and ready for business. Thank you for your patience!

Heartbleed Bug

HeartbleedWe would like to assure you that Techcycled’s shop is secure against the Heartbleed bug.

In addition, for your reference I have created a guide to help you learn about and protect yourself from this serious vulnerability.

Heartbleed Bug Guide

The Heartbleed bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library, which is used by roughly 2/3 of websites on the internet. The bug was introduced in a version released on 2012-03-14 and a fix was released on 2014-04-07 — over two years of potential vulnerability.

There are many major websites that are or have been vulnerable. I personally had my credit card information stolen a few days before news of the Heartbleed bug broke in the mainstream media, so I urge everyone to take this issue seriously and take measures to protect your information. Below you will find a collection of information and resources that will help you secure your data.

Short version:
* Determine the vulnerability of your major and sensitive accounts, such as email, banking, and social media (see resources below)
* Ensure the site has already fixed the bug (if not, let them know!)
* Change your password following best practices
* Monitor your credit card and bank accounts closely for unauthorized activity

Major websites and their Heartbleed status: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/

Web browser extensions that check the vulnerability of each site you visit and warn you of potential security risks:
Foxbleed for Firefox
Chromebleed for Chrome

Tools that will check a specific website:
https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/
http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

Reference:
http://heartbleed.com/
http://blog.lastpass.com/2014/04/lastpass-and-heartbleed-bug.html
http://www.shopify.com/blog/13569149-what-is-heartbleed-and-how-does-it-affect-your-ecommerce-website#axzz2yhlAJMaQ
http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-what-to-do/
http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/

Final note: I use the free browser-based password manager LastPass and highly recommend it. LastPass has been invaluable in my efforts to secure vulnerable accounts.

2013 Holidays Detailed Information

Important information on shipping deadlines, gift cards, and shop closure dates.

Shipping deadlines:

2013-12-19 (Thursday): U.S. customers, place your orders by this date for delivery by 12-24.
2013-12-22 (Sunday): Place your Techcycled digital gift card orders by this date for delivery by 12-24 (details below).

Important note:

In the unlikely event that we are unable to craft a made-to-order product in time to reach you by 12-24, we will contact you ASAP.

Gift cards:

Gift cards bearing the gorgeous “Star Struck Moonberry” image by our engineer-artist Kayla (see below) are now available in our shop for either mailing or emailing.
Gift cards
Full shop

Techcycled will be closed from:

2013-12-23 through 2013-12-29 (Happy Holidays!)
2014-01-04 through 2014-01-09 (Auburn fans: War Eagle!)
All orders placed during these time periods will be shipped as soon as possible after Techcycled re-opens.

Star Struck Moonberry Techcycled Gift Card Art

Holiday Schedule

Techcycled will be closed from 2013-12-21 through 2013-12-29 and from 2014-01-04 through 2014-01-09. Happy Holidays and, if you are an Auburn fan, War Eagle!

Shipping cutoff date: 2013-12-19 for U.S. orders to arrive before Christmas.