As election day 2020 approaches it is difficult to say how it will be remembered.
Politicians and pundits have been insisting for many election cycles that “this” election (fill in the year) is the most important ever! What is it they say about broken clocks?
Hopefully you have already voted or are planning to do so. Hoping against hope, it would seem, may no voter be disenfranchised on a technicality!
Acting (consciously) being generally reckoned better than reacting, kindly consider the following:
- Election Survival Kit from gratefulness.org
- Election Freaking You Out? (Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn from 2018 on KQED)
And less you think this is all a bit pie in the sky, consider some of the experiences of Kabat-Zinn from his university days related in a 2017 Guardian article.
Similarly, the voices of Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and in our own day, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others, cry out.
All in all, whether voting, or business, or life, be aware, be safe!
While pulling together a checklist of recommendations for online security and privacy, it occurred to me…why reinvent the wheel!
If you haven’t already, check out the DuckDuckGo Blog (you do “Duck” your searches…right…?
…but not [their] own facts.
– Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Kudos to Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert, who is humble enough to admit his mistake.
Though I am not a doctor (nor do I play one on TV), for credible updates and commentary, may I recommend the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci.
For an example of leadership in the political realm may I recommend Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore.
Business!’ cried the Ghost [of Jacob Marley], wringing its hands again. “Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”
f you haven’t heard of We Three from McMinnville, Oregon, have a listen here… or from the official America’s Got Talent YouTube…or from the uncut version.
Well if you are looking for a WordPress redesign or new site, might we suggest Chachalaca Design?
On the other hand, if you’re looking to show your support for the planet, may we suggest the closing days of this year’s 12 Days of Earth Day in Cannon Beach, Oregon!
The weather today and tomorrow are great!
is getting hacked…
HT to FDR
Possibly, in spare moments, or when trying to sleep, fear and worry creep in when thinking of your website’s welfare. What if [fill in the blank]!
If you have a WordPress site there are plenty of articles about things that can be done to thwart the black hats.
One such recent article is Tips to Keep WordPress Secure by Jeff Starr. Jeff, along with Chris Coyier and countless others, gives us another opportunity to evaluate our procedures for securing our sites.
Even if you don’t have a WordPress site there are some gems to be found, or rediscovered.
Have a read, take whatever steps are beneficial, and get some sleep tonight!
Yes, I know, it’s “present and accounted for.”
That being said, one can’t be “present” without a “presence.”
Contrary to any rumors you might have heard, we have not been spirited away by ETs.
Having completed various projects, both related and unrelated to Chachalaca, it seemed opportune to revive our blogging presence.
Here you’ll find whatever strikes our fancy (and if you have something to suggest send it along!). Posts might take up questions of design, or website security, or…well just check back and see.
Chachalaca Design is “presence” and accounted for!