Archive for the ‘Feel Good Friday / Tip Of Da Day’ Category

Be Still Your Bleeding Heart

April 18th, 2014
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First Target, then Nordstrom then watevah major retailer security breach it may be, we are literally at da whims of da most sophisticated hackers out there. From Thanksgiving to now it's literally a hurricane of checking your credit card statement for unauthorized purchases and then dealing with the aftermath of a possible identity theft scenario.

Currently there's something going around called "HeartBleed" where it affects - to put it very simply for those not tech savvy - security of information. Naturally it's putting internet sites in a frenzy to protect themselves as it deals with login names and passwords.

CNET has been so kind to compile a list of top 100 websites currently on da web, CLICK HEA TO SEE DA ARTICLE, as written by Jason Cipriani using Alexa.com.

His article notes if the specific website has been patched (fixed) and lists if they've gotten answers to the question posed to the sites, "Have you patched the Heartbleed bug yet?" which is updated frequently.

SITES:

Qualys
Confirmation from site

Google
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Facebook
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

YouTube
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Yahoo!
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Amazon
Pass Was not vulnerable

Wikipedia
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

LinkedIn
Pass Was not vulnerable

eBay
Pass Was not vulnerable

Twitter
Pass Was not vulnerable

Craigslist
Pass Awaiting response

Bing
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Pinterest
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Blogspot
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

CNN
Pass Was not vulnerable

Live
Pass Was not vulnerable

PayPal
Pass Was not vulnerable

Instagram
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Tumblr
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Espn.go.com
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

WordPress
Pass Awaiting response

Imgur
Pass Awaiting response

Huffington Post
Not available Awaiting response

Reddit
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

MSN
Pass Was not vulnerable

Netflix
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Weather.com
Not available Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

IMDb
Not available Was not vulnerable

Yelp
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Apple
Pass Was not vulnerable

AOL
Pass Awaiting response

Microsoft
Pass Was not vulnerable

NYTimes
Pass Awaiting response

Bank of America
Pass Was not vulnerable

Ask
Not available Was not vulnerable

Fox News
Pass Was not vulnerable

Chase
Pass Was not vulnerable

GoDaddy
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

About
Not available Was not vulnerable

BuzzFeed
Pass Awaiting response

Zillow
Pass Was not vulnerable

Wells Fargo
Pass Was not vulnerable

Etsy
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

XVideos
Not available Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Walmart
Pass Was not vulnerable

CNET
Pass Was not vulnerable

Pandora
Pass Was not vulnerable

xHamster
Pass Awaiting response

PornHub
Pass Was not vulnerable

Comcast
Pass Awaiting response

Stack Overflow
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Salesforce
Pass Was not vulnerable

Daily Mail
Be on alert Awaiting response

Vimeo
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Conduit
Pass Awaiting response

Flickr
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Zedo
Not available Was not vulnerable

Forbes
Not available Was not vulnerable

LiveJasmin
Not available Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

USPS
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Indeed
Pass Awaiting response

Hulu
Pass Was not vulnerable

Answers
Pass Was not vulnerable

HootSuite
Pass Was not vulnerable

Amazon Web Services
Pass Awaiting response

Adobe
Pass Awaiting response

Blogger
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Dropbox
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Reference.com
Pass Was not vulnerable

AWeber
Pass Was not vulnerable

UPS
Pass Was not vulnerable

Intuit
Pass Awaiting response

NBC News
Pass Awaiting response

USA Today
Pass Was not vulnerable

Outbrain
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

The Pirate Bay
Pass Awaiting response

The Wall Street Journal
Pass Awaiting response

Bleacher Report
Pass Awaiting response

Constant Contact
Pass Was not vulnerable

Wikia
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

CBSSports
Pass Was not vulnerable

Publishers Clearing House
Pass Awaiting response

Washington Post
Not available Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Target
Pass Was not vulnerable

Drudge Report
Be on alert Awaiting response

TripAdvisor
Pass Was not vulnerable

FedEx
Pass Was not vulnerable

Capital One
Pass Was not vulnerable

wikiHow
Not available Was not vulnerable

Googleusercontent.com
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Groupon
Pass Was not vulnerable

Best Buy
Pass Awaiting response

AT&T
Pass Awaiting response

Home Depot
Pass Awaiting response

Trulia
Not available Was not vulnerable

TMZ
Pass Awaiting response

Feedbin
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Pinboard
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

GetPocket
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

IFTTT
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

ManageWP
Pass Was not vulnerable

PayScale
Pass Was not vulnerable

OKCupid
Pass Vulnerability patched. Password change recommended

Dillard's
Pass Was not vulnerable

NetZero
Not available Was not vulnerable

Classmates
Not available Was not vulnerable

MyPoints
Pass Was not vulnerable

Orbitz
Pass Was not vulnerable

This list is going to be live and constantly updated; please return to view the latest information as we get it.

CNET's Seth Rosenblatt contributed to this report






So if you visit any of the above listed sites, or any other for that matter, please check to make sure that the site is not vulnerable. Trust me, there's a website in da list dat I said Wassup Wit Dat! as it was in da top 100 of websites visited........ can you find it?

And no lie, gotta be at least ONE person dat wen check out da site. :lol:

Happy Easter and have a grrrrrreeeeeat Happy Feel Good Friday!








One Thing

February 7th, 2014
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Fill in da blank:

If there was ONE thing Hawai'i could use right now is..........








Three Special Steps

November 8th, 2013
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Wen it's Da Keiki's turn to watch tv, while she doesn't know it, she's only allowed to watch educational and social learning type of cartoons. She doesn't watch "silly ones" or oddahs dat are above her comprehension level and I can honestly say dat she is influenced - and learns from - these types of cartoons.

Da Wife and I also watch all da cartoons with her to make surah it falls along da same lines we're trying to teach her and definitely don't use it as a "babysitter". We reference them during real life situations so she can correlate and understand the "lesson" - we find each oddah, Da Keiki, Da Wife and I, saying "just like ______".

I really wish some adults would start watching cartoons again.... and not da likes of Sponge Bob Square Pants for learning sake.

Yesterday, I had to take Da Keiki to da doctor and was on H1 from Pearl City to Aiea about 9:15am and while there were still a lot of vehicles on da freeway, it was flowing steadily going about 40mph. During normal morning rush hour, get choke cars dat try to cut across da solid lines to get to da far right shoulder lane but da shoulder lane is "closed" aftah 8am.... so I thought.

I was on da far right lane as I just got on da freeway from da Pearl City on ramp and I couldn't believe how many cars and trucks were jumping onto da shoulder and zooming past everybody as if they just stole spicy ahi poke - not everybody was doing it but you could tell some people were thinking "if they can do it, why can't I" as da lane merges. You could sense da hesitation as da merge ended and they were contemplating which way to go.

As I was merging into da "legal" right lane, I saw a truck jump onto da shoulder and hit da throttle. Before, during and aftah he passed, I blared my truck horn for a good seven seconds and as he jetted passed me, I got thanked with da one fingah salute. Nice.

Then as da merge completed, I noticed anoddah truck - then anoddah - jump into da shoulder but dis time I started to ride da solid line with da right side of my truck. It's pretty tight going across da overpass so they couldn't pass, instead, he rode my bumper so close dat if I brake checked him, guarantee would have fish-tailed.

I knew once we were across da overpass they would continue to pass - cause da shoulder expands aftah dat - and as they accelerate, I get da stink eye and obviously some adjectives lip synced through their tint since my window was down. I shake my head and give da Mutombo finger wag and they were on their way probably still muttering how I was such an a$$.

They stay doing something wrong, inconsiderate, uncool and illegal yet I'm da son of a motherless goat.

Wassup Wit Dat!

Just twenty minutes prior, Da Keiki was watching a cartoon called Special Agent Oso wea their "niche" is taking situations and breaking it down into three steps. It's a catchy tune with da lyrics dat goes like:

Three special steps, that’s all you need. Three special steps, and you’ll succeed. Your special assignment is starting now, and three special steps will show you how. Step 1.. Step 2.. Step 3

Three special steps, so now you know. Three special steps and you’re ready to go! The checklist has all the steps you need. Just follow them all and you will succeed with three special steps!

Dat episode's lesson was about owning up to your mistake and saying sorry - how visionary was dat. :lol:

I tink those guys missed dat show.

Have a great Feel Good Friday..... and go watch some "real" cartoons dis weekend. :wink:








Big Brother Helping

October 28th, 2013
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Everyone has their opinions about "Big Brother" - or other conglomerates doing work for/as Big Brother - and there probably is a great divide ovah whether it's helping or hurting but I wanted to share an app dat most everyone has on their phone dat you probably would nevah have guessed could help you everyday. Well, except iPhone users. I know, I know.....

Wassup Wit Dat!

If you've evah watched da morning newscast showing traffic, they have their traffic cams and a flow map showing wea da congestion is but da problem is dat, once you turn off da tv, jump in da car and hit da road, things can change shortly aftah leaving your driveway. If you've evah driven a car - doesn't mattah wat time of day - you're bound to run into da evah common dilemma: which way should I go?

Sadly, you pick one way and you either mutter to yourself or your shotgun partner and say, "See! I should have went da oddah way!"

Wat if I told you, many of you already have da technology to help you out everyday at any time of day? If you got an Android smartphone which normally has Google Maps, you all set.

Now before I share some details, nobody get all huu-huu about dis and dat cause if you use 'em, great. If you don't, watevah. I only sharing wat I tink is a useful tool dat's FREE nonetheless. Also, Da Wife and I have "experimented" it's use and it was pretty cool checking out it's practicality.

Simply put, Google Maps has a feature called "Traffic". Simple yeah? All you gotta do is select 'em and voila! You get your very own traffic flow map! In my humble opinion, it is very accurate especially if you have your GPS on but if you don't, das wea I tink Big Brother steps in. I can't imagine da traffic cams being so "advanced" dat they can calculate da flow but since everybody get cell phone, they "track" your movement. Even if you no more cell phone, there are enough drivers/riders with it on da road to make da guesstimation pretty accurate.

Hea's how da revelation started. One Saturday night, Da Wife and I was on our way home from town side and there seemed to have been a bit more cars on da road than usual. Out of a whim, I asked Da Wife to buss out her phone and check da "traffic". Low and behold she said da map was showing yellow and there was red up ahead. I asked how far ahead, she said right around da bend and waddah-ya-know.... boom, traffic.

Da colors are obvious indicators (green = go, free flowing, yellow = slowing traffic, red = slow, stop and go) and evah since dat revelation, we've both been using Google Maps-Traffic to help choose our route to work and on our way home everyday and even on weekends. I can't say how much times it's helped me "choose wisely" but I can only say I must save anywea from 10-20 minutes of driving each way as wen I pass by certain intersections, I can "see" dat I'm on da right road.

Have you evah used Google Maps-Traffic? Do you use any apps like Traffic to help you on da road? You tink Big Brother is always riding along?

Whether you've tried it or not, it works for you or not, you one iPhone user or hate Google and Android, at least you know it's out there but at da same time, you're being "watched" so take it with a heed of warning if you no like dat kine stuff.

Oddahwise, mahalo for keeping your phone on and helping me out! :wink:








Try Look

October 4th, 2013
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We held Da Keiki's birthday a couple weeks ago and as I was filling up da cooler with soda, I saw something da really caught my eye. I nevah evah saw it before so I thought it was pretty cool considering. I pretty surah you guys going figgah 'em out and if you do, no say nothing till latah cause no fun if you shout out da answer before people can guess eh?

Da funny thing is, dat all three are from da same soda ohana but one of 'em is special.....

Wassup Wit Dat!

Go check 'em, go check 'em, go check 'em, go...........









***singing***
"One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?"

Have an awesome Feel Good Friday!!!