Monday 13

Dec. 13th, 2010 10:27 pm
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Monday 13- I did my stretches.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 45 to 72 degrees, nice breeze, and humidity around 36 percent, mostly clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming southwest between 4 and 7 mph. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. West southwest wind between 3 and 7 mph.
I woke up today to find that access to my Gmail account was blocked until I changed my password! I spent much of the day doing the "Change your Password Two Step" because my user name and password, along with 1.2 million others, on Gawker has been hacked. I signed up for Lifehacker many years ago and didn’t know Lifehacker was part of Gawker until I got this email last night from “team hint” (probably the hackers) informing me of such and that my info was out there on Pirate Bay for the whole world to see! Last night I changed my Lifehacker info and thought I was done with the mess.
My problem wasn't the password but my user ID which I use on many accounts and the bad folks kept trying to log into my accounts multiple times; had to prove to Google just who I was (by phone!) before they'd unblock my account. This is my problem: if there are many attempts to log into an account the site will block access.
I went to the Gawker website to have a look-see and it appeared to be something like the National Enquirer; something I'd never visit, sign up or leave a password for.
I did find that Gawker Media is an American online media company, which I found interesting.
Now we, Lifehackers/Gawkers, all know how our Government feels to have its secret info out for the entire world to see.
I went for my evening walk to blow off some steam; such a nice day :)
I went to our community board meeting at 7pm hauling the desktop computer and monitor for Tim to use as secretary of the board. I met him in the parking lot there and put it all in his car; now my part is done in the matter. The meeting started on time. Mary Helen gave the treasury report which included a Year in Review Report for 2010. Here are my meeting notes: 49 adults and 3 children came to December’s First Saturday Breakfast. Bingo been having between 15-20 folks each week.101 folks showed up for the USDA Food Distribution. A discussion for raising the cost of the breakfast to $5 from $4.50 didn’t go anywhere. Daniel and Marcie will clean out all the nonworking electric items from the Treasure Room. So far11 families signed up for our Christmas Basket. Only 60 members have renewed their membership; 125 had by this time last year. Mary Helen and Steve are trying (in separate ways) to find a lower insurance policy for the center; right now it’s $3250.00 a year. Our Edison bill of $3005.00 for the year is still too high and we are having Edison audit our building. It was a productive meeting.
I went outside about 9:30 to see if there was any sign of the Geminid Meteor Shower. I wasn’t expecting much because of the Moon being 57 percent full would kind of washout the meteors, but when I first looked up I saw a green streamer cross the sky, wow! I sat for a short spell and saw several more! I went back inside to complete this journal and I’m going to make some coffee and stay up into the wee hours to watch the sky show.

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