Heartbleed Security Update

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Last week, a very serious bug in OpenSSL was disclosed.  OpenSSL, a set of open source tools to handle secure communication, is used by most Internet websites.  This bug, nicknamed Heartbleed , allowed an attacker to read sensitive information from vulnerable servers and possibly steal things like passwords, cookies, and encryption keys.

Was WordPress.com vulnerable to Heartbleed?

Yes. WordPress.com servers were running the latest version of OpenSSL, which was vulnerable. We generally run the latest version of OpenSSL to enable performance enhancements, such as SPDY, for our users. The non-vulnerable versions of OpenSSL were over two years old.

Has WordPress.com fixed the issue?

Yes. We patched all of our servers within a few hours of the public disclosure.

Has WordPress.com replaced all SSL certificates and private keys?

Yes. Out of an abundance of caution, we have replaced all of our SSL certificates, along with regenerating all of the associated…

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Day 105 In the Pursuit of Love

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QUOTE;”What were the most important inventions in the decade you were born (or in your lifetime)? How do you celebrate Earth Day? When you buy something do you consider the impact it will have on all living creatures or just yourself?

I hope today that we only invent things from this day forward that make us healthier and happier and united as one spirit on one planet.”
WE CELEBRATE EARTH DAY EVERY DAY— WE HAVE PLANTED TREES & FLOWERS & BUSHES & STARTED GARDENS AT EVERY PLACE WE HAVE EVER LIVED!! WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO NEVER USE TOXIC CHEMICALS– & HOW THEY HAVE THE POWER TO GROW THEIR OWN FOOD WITH HEIRLOOM SEEDS & SEED SAVE & GROW THEIR OWN ORGANIC FOOD SUPPLY– EVEN IF IT IS A VERY SMALL AMOUNT!! HOW TO CATCH RAIN WATER– AND SO MANY OTHER WAYS– I TRY TO ALWAYS BLOG ABOUT NOT USING TOXIC CHEMICALS & WHAT CAN BE USED INSTEAD OF– WE RECYCLE & ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO SO– & WE HAVE PLANTED A HUGE PART OF OUR YARD TO WILD FLOWERS FOR THE BEES- & BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES & ALL WILD LIFE– WE FEED & WATER ALL THE WILD LIFE IN OUR YARD– EVERYONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE– IF THEY WANT TO!!!!!!!!!!

Originally posted on Life in the City with a Future:

“An amazing invention — but who would ever want to use one?” by Rutherford B. Hayes (making a phone call on Graham Bell’s phone).

I was watching Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday the other day and she had short clip about a woman 105 years old. She spoke of the many changes that had occurred in her lifetime. This made me think. I’ve lived half that time but what changes have I seen?

In just the decade that I was born (that would be the 60′s):

The precursor to the internet. I didn’t touch a computer until I was in college and now I’m on one everyday sharing my thoughts with the world.

The Pill (aka the birth control pill). Although I know some religions are not in favor of this invention — I personally feel that it may be the one invention that has allowed millions of women to elevate themselves…

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E-Cigarettes – Nicotine Poisoning on the Rise

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QUOTE:”What are your thoughts on e-cigarettes? Yay or Nay?”
NOT ONLY “NAY”—- BUT HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Originally posted on allergictolifemybattle:

WOW! It wasn’t enough to learn that e-cigarettes can contain propylene glycol (see my post Dirty Secrets of E-Cigarettes ).  In our local newspaper there was an article on Thursday, April 10th, (the day I was enjoying my anniversary ) entitled “Liquid nicotine poisoning on rise”.

According to the article the number of calls to poison control regarding exposure to liquid nicotine has risen from one call per month in September 2010 to 215 calls per month by February 2014.  If that isn’t scary enough, more than half of the calls involved children under the age of 5.

So, what is drawing children that young to these e-cigarettes?  Most e-juices come in fruity flavors like cotton candy, cherry cheesecake, and fruit punch?  Can you just imagine that?  I cannot!

According to the CDC, poisoning related to these e-cigarettes occurs through direct skin or eye exposure, ingestion or inhalation of the…

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Day 103 In the Pursuit of Love

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QUOTE: “What are things in nature that seem to have mystical quality to you? Does meditation help ease your pain?”
I WOKE UP AT ABOUT 2:00 AM THIS MORNING– & COULD NOT BREATHE– & MY EYES SWOLLEN SHUT— I PUT A WARM CLOTH ON MY EYES UNTIL I COULD GET THEM OPEN– & WENT DOWN STAIRS & OUT ON THE COVERED PATIO — & SAT IN THE GLIDER & JUST GLIDED & ENJOYED THE SOUNDS OF THE NIGHT—& DRANK LOTS OF PURE WATER– TO TRY TO WASH THE TOXINS OUT OF MY SYSTEM— THIS MORNING WE HAD COFFEE ON THE COVERED PATIO– & LISTENED TO THE SOUNDS OF THE MORNING– WE HAVE A MOCKING BIRD THAT LOVES US & SINGS HIS HEART OUT FOR US EVERY MORNING!!! LILACS ARE IN BLOOM– RED-BUDS & DOGWOODS– PRAISE GOD FOR SPRING!!!! IT SEEMED LIKE A LONG WINTER!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE BEING ABLE TO BE OUTSIDE & ENJOYING NATURE!!!

Originally posted on Life in the City with a Future:

Image1scaryfacetree “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain,” by Joseph Campbell.

Image2riverI’m hoping this is true. Yesterday, I had a couple of exposures that set off my MCS. First my voice and a tight throat. Second really sick to my stomach. And this morning I awoke to a migraine. But there were a few seconds this morning while I practiced being in the moment that my migraine disappeared and I was at peace. It came flooding back again — BUT — even those few seconds showed me that Joseph Campbell’s quote is true.

I can’t say that I enjoy migraines, however, I have found from past experience that migraine days are often my most inspirational. It hurts to think, so I don’t. When my thoughts are quiet then Spirit has a chance to get a word in edge wise. I often feel sick to my stomach…

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Photos: Spring Maybe?

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Originally posted on Life in the City with a Future:
I braved fumes on the bridge — mud on my boots — thorns through my clothes — but all-in-all it was a fun week of photos. Spring is trying to…

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Day 102 In the Pursuit of Love

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QUOTE: “What about you? If you were asked to figure out how to donate money — would you change your approach to donating it depending on the amount?”
WE GIVE MONEY TO SEVERAL CHARITIES– WE ARE NOT RICH– & WE WATCH HOW THAT MONEY IS SPENT– BUT WE ALSO GIVE MONEY TO PEOPLE WE KNOW WHO NEED A HAND UP— & I HAVE HELPED MANY START THEIR OWN SMALL BUSINESSES– NOT WITH MONEY BUT WITH START UP KNOWLEDGE– & OWNING MANY SMALL BUSINESSES OVER THE YEARS—– I HAVE HELPED OTHERS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF EXPERIENCE!!
WE HAVE ALSO HELPED MANY PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS & FOUND WE WERE ONLY BEING ENABLERS—- MY HUSBAND & I HAVE WORKED FOR EVERY THING WE HAVE NO ONE GAVE US ANY THING!!! AND WE TOOK CARE OF WHAT WE HAVE & WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED WITHIN OUR MEANS– & WE WORKED HARD FOR EVERYTHING– NO HAND OUTS– NO HAND UPS– & WHEN I LOOK AT FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE SPENT THEIR WHOLE LIVES EXPECTING OTHERS TO DO FOR THEM– & PAY THEIR BILLS– & WAITING TO INHERIT— I AM GLAD NO ONE GAVE TO ME ALL MY LIFE & BAILED ME OUT– THAT I DID ALL –ON MY OWN WITH NO HELP FROM ANYONE ELSE!!!!!!!! I THINK THAT IS THE BEST WE CAN TEACH OTHERS IS HOW TO DO THE BEST THEY CAN ON THEIR OWN– & TO LIVE WITHIN THEIR MEANS!!!! AND I ALSO BELIEVE WE NEED TO TEACH EVERYONE THE BASIS OF EVERYDAY LIFE– COOKING– CLEANING– GARDENING– NATURAL HEALTH CARE- CHILD CARE– BUDGETS– ETC-ETC-ETC— ALL THE A-B-C’S OF LIFE THAT DON’T SEEM TO BE TAUGHT ANY MORE– FOR THE LIVING OF EVERYDAY HAPPY HEALTHY LIVES!!!! THAT IS JUST MY 2 CENTS WORTH!!!! :) LOVE YA!!! LATER–

Originally posted on Life in the City with a Future:

“The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations, and benefits,” by Plutarch.

When I think of philanthropy, I get stuck between this quote, which has some merit. Surrounded by many families living off generational welfare — I have come to believe our government is doing a vast disservice to able-bodied people by just handing them checks.

And there is the opposite position. In the following TED talk Bill and Melinda Gates have a fortune so vast they can change the lives of entire communities and the structure of basic systems like education. Isn’t it a good thing to improve the lives of people around the world so all have an equal chance at a quality of life?

So for now, I decided to put aside the question — is it beneficial to individuals and communities in the long-term to just give them money? The question…

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38 Years and Counting

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HOW AWESOME— HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO OUR MCS SISTER KATHRYN & HER HUBBY!!!!!!!!

Originally posted on allergictolifemybattle:

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This was taken on our wedding day 38 years ago yesterday.  It seems like just yesterday until I look at this picture and pictures of us now.  I am so amazingly grateful that he has stuck by me in good times and bad and in sickness and in health.

That beautiful tablecloth that you see underneath my cake was crocheted by my mother.  It is the pineapple design.  My sister and I were married 4 months apart and mom patiently made both of us one for our cake tables.

Yesterday my wonderful husband took me to my favorite place, the beach.  We at outdoors on the wharf and took a long walk along the beach and Old 17 Mile Drive in Monterey.  It was indeed a Happy Anniversary.

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Day 101 In the Pursuit of Love

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QUOTE “What about you, are you the conformist or the rebel? If you’re the rebel, are most of your friends rebels too?”
I WOULD NOT SAY I WAS A REBEL— BUT I CERTAINLY HAVE A MIND OF MY OWN– & THINK OUT OF THE BOX & ALWAYS HAVE—- ARE MY FRIENDS REBELS TOO—- I HAVE FRIENDS OF ALL AGES– ALL BACK GROUNDS– ALL INTERESTS– FROM ALL OVER– & THAT ARE VERY VERY DIFFERENT IN MOST ALL WAYS— BUT I DO HAVE A HUGE GROUP OF FRIENDS THAT WE ALL HAVE MCS– & SHARE THAT BOND!!! BUT A GREAT DEAL OF MY FRIENDS ARE FREE SPIRITS AS I AM!!!!

Originally posted on Life in the City with a Future:

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about,” by Wayne Dyer.

I thought about this quote and wondered is the converse true? Is one of the highest forms of ignorance when you say you like something you don’t know anything about?

I read a post awhile back by Dimitris Melicertes. He deliberately wrote a really “bad” post and in the middle of it asked his readers to NOT press the “like” button. He stopped counting when 50 people hit the like button anyway. The question of course that begs to be asked is WHY? Why did all those people hit the “like” button anyway? Did they not read the post at all? Did they stop before the middle? Were there so many other people hitting “like” they figured the post MUST be good?

I saw one time where a fellow blogger had forgotten to insert the actual post before he…

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APRIL 10, ’14 IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED -TRY LIKE HECK AGAIN-TRYING FOR MORE PICTURES TODAY!!

APRIL 10, ’14 IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED -TRY LIKE HECK AGAIN-TRYING FOR MORE PICTURES TODAY!!

THANKS FOR THE E-MAILS & SUPPORT— I PLAN ON TRYING TO POST MORE PICTURES TODAY— IF I HAVE ALREADY POSTED THEM— JUST ENJOY THEM AGAIN!!!!!!!!  :)

I’M GOING TO TRY TO POST & NOT GIVE DESCRIPTION–OF EACH PICTURE— &   I WELL KNOW MANY OF YOU HATE IT WHEN I POST PICTURES & NO DESCRIPTION— BUT IT IS A TIME IN MY MCS— WHERE IT IS EITHER OR—– NOT BOTH—–  :)

SO ALL HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN BEAUTIFUL BRANSON, MO USA— IN THE PAST WEEK– OR SO—- WE ARE IN FULL BLOOM HERE NOW– & IT IS AWESOME——–

WE HAD LUNCH ON THE BACK PATIO TODAY— & REALLY WARM JUST KIND OF WINDY!!!!

SO HERE WE GO—- YESTERDAY— I DIDN’T DO SO WELL AT POSTING PICTURES— BUT I AM THING POSITIVE– & I’LL DO MY BEST——–  SO FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!

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SO MANY OF MY MCS SISTERS ASK ABOUT OUR BANTAM HENS– HOW THEY ARE DOING — ETC- ETC— SO I SNAPPED A FEW PICTURES OF THEM A LITTLE WHILE AGO– WHEN I GAVE THEM SOME GREENS!!!!!!!

WE HAVE 5 BANTAM HENS— THEY ARE SOOOOO SWEET– & JUST SING— & ARE SO HAPPY– & EAT TICKS & BUGS– & THE BAD STUFF– & WE GET EGGS AS A BONUS!!!!!!!

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DO MY HENS HAVE NAMES—- WELL OF COARSE THEY DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    :)

HAZEL—- HENNY PENNY — JENNY PENNY — SINGER & ECKO!!!

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SWEET HENS!!!!!!!!!!  THEY ARE MIXED BANTAMS–  SMALL EGGS!!! WE USE TWO BANTAM EGGS FOR ONE LARGE EGG IN RECIPES!!!!

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OK—- PROBLEMS AGAIN—- SO I GUESS THIS IS A GOOD PLACE TO STOP TODAY—I STILL HAVE LOTS MORE PICTURES— BUT HAVING BRAIN FARTS—–SO BEFORE I LOOSE ALL OF THIS BLOG POST AGAIN— I’M GOING TO PUSH “PUBLISH”—JUST PLEASE LIVE WITH THE MISTAKES– IT IS THE BEST MY MCS BRAIN FOG CAN DO FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

LATER GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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Day *100* In the Pursuit of Love

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QUOTE: “What’s your all important milestone number? Did you ever feel let done for not getting a 100 and settled for a 99 or 98? Do you celebrate each moment of the day or do you wait to celebrate on only a few milestone days of the year?”
WELL WE TRY TO WHOOOOP IT UP & CELEBRATE EVERY DAY!!!! THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING AWESOME ABOUT EACH DAY!!!!! SOME DAYS– MY HEALTH IS BETTER THEN OTHERS– & I WHOOP IT UP MORE THEN OTHERS!!!!! :) BUT LIFE IS AWESOME & WE LOVE WHERE WE ARE IN OUR LIVES– & WHERE WE LIVE & WHAT WE ARE DOING!!! :)

Originally posted on Life in the City with a Future:

Image (12) Image (3) “Life isn’t a matter of milestones but of moments,” by Rose Kennedy.

It seems my life I’ve looked forward to many milestones:

Turning 18 so that I could vote

Graduating high school so that I was free to make my own choices

Menopause so that I could be free of endless physical pain and suffering

Divorce so that I could live an authentic life free of a non-loving relationship

Whether one makes it to the 100th episode of a TV show or the age of 100 or the score of 100 on a test — somehow this number seems like it should be considered a milestone. But why?

Image (20)Is day 36,500 that much more important than day 36,499 in a person’s life? Is a 99 on a test a crappy grade next to a 100? When I looked up the importance of 100 episodes for a show — it turns out…

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