Friday, November 5, 2010

Maliha Update. Geotag Phones. Blood Sugar. Guy Fawkes Day.

November 3, 2010 update – From Maliha:  "If you are a dog in need, SCARS is a pretty amazing place to find help. I never would have believed 3 months ago (tomorrow) that my life could change this much.

Three months ago I was on death’s doorstep - alone, starving, broken, infected, and in pain. It has taken a lot of care and time, but I am a different dog today – I am even doing a little happy dance when it is my turn to go for a walk, plus I tried to steal the stuffy toy from Etta (another foster dog) and toss it to myself. Foster Mom said I couldn’t have the toy because of my mouth, but I really, really want that stuffy – maybe one day it will be mine. I do feel better and I hope that my nasty mouth infection is finally under control.

I got some great news this week - my dental specialist has arranged for another expert (we will call him the special specialist) to meet me and determine the best surgery to solve those last pesky holes that won’t heal between my mouth and nasal cavity. I won’t know what is going to happen until later this month, but I hope to continue to improve until then."

In early August 2010, I came to SCARS in horrific condition. Please read my rescue story:   and feel free to send your well wishes about me to SCARS. I am not yet available for adoption, but I hope that I can be adopted sometime soon.
I am a very sweet dog and I don't understand why anyone would want to hurt me so badly and then leave me to starve. I'm so grateful to have been rescued! I am the reason animal rescue groups have to exist. If you can, please donate to SCARS so they can keep saving wonderful dogs like me."

Geo-Tagging: The Dangers Of Posting Pictures Online
Uploaded Images To Social Networks Could Make You Vulnerable
(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Updated 11/04/10 8:20 a.m.
NEW YORK (CBS 2) – "Posting photos on social networking sites, like Facebook and MySpace, is a quick and easy way to show friends and family what you’ve been up to.
Those innocent snapshots, though, could be revealing a lot more about your life than you think, potentially putting your home and family at risk, reports CBS 2′s Chris Wragge.

The first day of school, a big birthday, or a romantic stroll in the park are all memories you want to preserve and share with friends and family, but Internet experts warn there may be a hidden danger contained in some of the photos you’re putting online – a geo-tag.

“For people to be able to know exactly where you are could be a little bit scary,” David Conroy, executive editor of CNet, said.
That’s exactly what a geo-tag tells them, though, and that’s not all. Invisible to the naked eye – it’s embedded in the picture – a geo-tag contains specific details like the time and date the photo was taken, along with the exact location of where it was taken.  “Every smart phone out there now has GPS built into it, so it’s really become very prevalent to do geo-tagging,” Conroy said.

“For example, let’s take a picture of your nice, brand new 50-inch plasma TV at your house, and you’re now sharing the location of that TV. An hour later, you’re posting a photograph from the 7-11, and now we know that you’re not home,” Pesce said.

“There’s definitely been stories out there where people have broadcast like, ‘hey, I’m out of town for two weeks, I’m in Cancun’ and they do get robbed,” Conroy said.
In addition to robberies, experts say geo-tagged photos can also lead to stalking, domestic violence and kidnapping."
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Today is Guy Fawkes Day in England:
The anniversary of Guy Fawkes trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in 1605.

“Remember, remember the Fifth of November is gunpowder treason and plot.
I see no reason why gun powder treason should ever be forgot.
Knock at the door, ring the bell.
Have you got a penny for singing so well ?
If you haven’t got a penny a ha’penny will do
If you haven't got a ha’penny, then God bless you !!”


And a day off for me, as Ray and Jay are busy!

The foster cats wanted to go out on the porch this morning, but it was 40 deg. out there.  I let them find that out, and let them back in.
The dogs seemed to know it was chilly outside, and just stayed in their beds.  They didn't want to go out until they could see the sun shining through the windows.

I am just catching up on odd jobs like laundry, vacuuming and bills.

I hope there are no chained up dogs outside. That is no life for man's best friend, especially in this weather.

Oh! Oh! We are not prepared for this, the low is supposed to be 31 deg. today!

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