Freelancer.com scams users into paying membership

The upside of being broke (a Freelancer story)

By | Freelancing, PayPal, Tips | No Comments

Okay, so after checking my PayPal account after a period of inactivity I noticed something odd in my activity history. For the previous couple of months, every other day, I was receiving transfers from my bank account for roughly $10 (these were all denied, more on this later). I did not authorize these transfers, so I went into full investigative mode.

I went through my emails and realized that the first transfer coincides with a month after the time I signed up for Freelancer.com (spoiler alert: they suck!). At the time they said I get a free month of “plus” membership, but, as it turns out, they automatically grab your money out of your PayPal account after the first month, so that you continue to “benefit” from their shitty membership plan.

The joke’s on them, though! I was broke so there was no money to be grabbed! :) Haha … ha … :( … Aaanyway, that’s the reason why there were sometimes daily transfer attempts and why they were all denied. My (empty) PayPal account was automatically trying to get money from my (also empty) bank account in order to fund Freelancer.com’s despicable business plan.

For all you poor souls who also fell for Freelancer.com’s devilish charms, here’s what you should do:

  1. Go to PayPal > Profile > My Money > My preapproved payments (click on update) > FREELANCER INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD and Cancel the authorization;
  2. Go to Freelancer.com > cancel your account > fuck all this noise! It really is the worst of all freelancing platforms. Bottom line is, you’re just better off never having to deal with them.
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TLF TextField not working on IOS

By | Adobe Air, AS3, Flash | No Comments

It seems that TLFTextField is not working on iOS with Adobe Air SDK 15 and it’s a known issue for Adobe Air SDK 16 beta as the release notes states:

iOS tlfText not rendering, when application packaged with new fast packaging engine

The solution is to switched back to the legacy compiler by adding a new package argument -useLegacyAOT yes

 

Invalid Segment Alignment IOS Adobe Air

Adobe Air: Invalid Segment Alignment iOS

By | Adobe Air, iOS, Mobile apps | No Comments

I got the Invalid Segment Alignment error when I was uploading an update for  an iOS application to iTunesConnect with Application Loader and I was using the latest adobe Adobe Air SDK 15.0.302.

The thing is that is not the latest release of the Adobe Air SDK 15, the one in the labs is a newer build 15.0.349

Go update the Air 15 SDK from labs and the Invalid Segment Alignment error is gone.

Problem solved.

 

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