This week I visited the RSA security expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco where I saw so many companies promoting security products I was left amazed. That place is huge! Earlier this week I also made this blog more secure as well (see the Secure lock at top in the address bar).
That got me wondering how many people have personally been hacked. Has your email, Facebook etc ever been hacked? How did you recover? What steps did you take so it won’t happen again? I always enable an additional option (when offered) when I sign-in by getting a code via text message etc and so far haven’t had problems (knock on wood).
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Last month we learned that Amazon Books is coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. There was some disagreement as to whether this is a good thing or not since Amazon is the reason many bookstores have gone out of business. Are you glad Amazon is opening bookstore in Walnut Creek or do you resent that they have caused so much upheaval in the book industry?
Yesterday we saw how the rain has been helping make the Lamorinda trail waterfall in Moraga flow nicely. I pass this waterfall all the time when running so it’s become a common scene for me. Another favorite spot for me is Lamorinda’s greatest tree swing in Lafayette Community Park.
What is your favorite local nature spot?
With everything going on in the news lately, as well as the candy store Zoonie’s opening this week in Lafayette, I think now is an appropriate time to discuss candy. As a young kid I dreamed about getting cotton candy at the fair or ball game. Anything with chocolate and peanut butter is great like Reese’s cups. Although now I’d prefer a Recchiuti peanut butter puck. What is your favorite candy?
The Trump presidential inauguration is happening right now in Washington D.C. Check out this Vox article to see the complete schedule. Earlier this week we learned that a Women’s March will be taking place on Jan 21st in Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and other cities.
Are you planning on watching the inauguration festivities? Will you be marching on Saturday?
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This week has brought a deluge of rain which is great for reservoirs and plant life but has anyone encountered fallen trees or lost power? My neighbor said he heard large tree branches falling early mornings and I heard plenty of thunder and brownouts but so far it hasn’t been too bad for me thankfully.
With the new year comes the new year’s resolutions. I haven’t given much thought to specific resolutions but I’d like to run more. What is your New Year’s resolution?
This week we learned that a new poke restaurant may be coming to Lafayette where the Chinese restaurant The Tasteful Noodle is which got me wondering what favorite Chinese restaurants people go to in the East Bay. Are there any really good Chinese restaurants comparable to what can be found in Oakland or San Francisco? What is your favorite?
With Christmas and Hanukkah coming up very soon, I wonder what people’s favorite holidays are. My favorite holiday is Independence Day on July 4th. I love a fireworks show on a warm summer night. Thanksgiving is up there as well. What is your favorite holiday?
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Although the seasons here aren’t quite as pronounced as they are where I grew up on the East Coast, there are definite variations. I have always been a summer person. Possibly spring because that leads to summer. Although I’m glad the wet winter is helping out with the drought, I’m just not as happy-go-lucky walking around compared to a summer day wearing shorts and t-shirt.
What is your favorite season?