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Friday Question of the Day – What Home Safety Precautions do you take?

This week the infamous Golden State Killer, AKA East Area Rapist, a former police officer who, according to this Wikipedia article, struck twice in Concord, twice in Walnut Creek, three times in Danville and once in San Ramon (among dozens of other rapes and murders) in the late 1970’s, was captured by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s department. I imagine the East Bay was a lot more rural and isolated than it is now and apparently before these attacks some people even kept their doors unlocked.

Coming from New York I’ve always taken precautions such as making sure all windows and doors are locked or securely fastened. What home safety precautions do you take?

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Friday Question of the Day (Revisited) – Favorite Deli?

In a FQotD post over five years ago I first asked about favorite delis and now that Brass Bear and Main Street Deli have closed in downtown Walnut Creek I think now is a good time to see what favorite delis are out there these days. I still prefer Domenico’s in Danville.

One reader wrote in the Main Street Deli post:

Over processed Boar’s Head meat, no interesting menu choices and the bread is grocery store quality… no thanks… My rule is this: if I can make it at home with Safeway products, then I’m not interested.

What is your favorite East Bay deli?

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Friday Question of the Day – Do you Enjoy Watching Musicals?

Photo by Flickr user gleam_df

The classic musical West Side Story is playing at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek through April which got me thinking about the musicals I’ve seen from High School to Broadway. The latest one I saw, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, was much better than I expected but my all time favorite was Chicago, with Bebe Neuwirth. Do you enjoy going to musicals? What are your favorite ones?

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Friday Question of the Day – Are you on Facebook?

With billions of active users, Facebook is the most popular social network in the world with an enormous social impact. One of the biggest referrals for this blog is Facebook and even though I personally don’t use it (other than to browse groups), I appreciate how important it is. Are you on Facebook?

This week we learned how others were able to acquire personal information for millions of Facebook users without their permission, interestingly, not due to a breach. Apparently this is how Facebook functions. People get to use it for free and in return, Facebook gets to harvest data about their users and sell it off for advertising and other purposes. Google and others also have such information but I’m not sure whether the founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is up to protecting people’s information. After all, in 2004 he had this to say in an instant message:

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don’t know why.
Zuck: They “trust me”
Zuck: Dumb fucks

I wonder if he took any ethics classes while at Harvard? Considering all that has happened would you ever consider not using Facebook?