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It saddens me to realize I will never be able to casually greet my youngest son on an airplane...

Somehow, I just don't think the phrase "Hi, Jack!"  would go over very well. ;0)

Happy Tuesday everyone!
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+lynn hughes Things are much better today, thanks Lynnie! Post soon to follow... 
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No matter how old (or smart) you are, you're going to make mistakes.

All I am going to say is...

Always read all of the fine print and never sign a lease for any kind of housing sight-unseen!
 



Yes, there is a big story behind all this.
No, you don't have the kind of time it would take for me to tell it.



Immensely grateful for the people in my life who are supporting me and my family and helping us through this! I love you guys! (You know who you are!)  XO
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+Nicolas Boivin me too, thanks! :0) 
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Ahhhh, nothing so wonderful as the perspective of a child!
 
Never lose the childhood #joy found in the smallest moments.
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+Angelika Perry Lol! Now THAT is a shot I would love to get! 
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Stuck between a couch and a hard place...

I was changing Jack when all of a sudden I heard this sort of desperate crying coming from Franklin. I turned to look but couldn't see him, so I came around the corner to...

...this.

He gave me the most entreating look I have ever seen cross his face!
So of course I just had to run right over and...

...grab my camera!

Sheesh, I'm a photographer, what the heck did you think I was going to do?!

I am happy to say Franklin was in no way injured (well, except maybe his pride), and I was able to remove him quite easily from his precarious, self-inflicted, position... 

...as soon as I was finished laughing and had snapped off at least two dozen pictures! Hey, that's still in the Mom's job description! ;0)

Franklin stuck - 3/31/2014
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+Shaun White Yep, wondering when he's going to get the gumption to try again. :0)

+Angelika Perry Of course! ;0)
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Hee, hee, hee!
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LOL... might be the nicest thing I heard in a while.. .hahahahahah
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Scary to realize how much of our lives are online and just how deeply this could impact all of us.
 
I've been soaking in as much as I can about 'Heartbleed' over the past couple of days, particularly since it (1) affects everybody and (2) I have servers that are affected by it.

So, here's my thoughts:
This is a huge deal.  We're talking about 74% of the internet uses OpenSSL for secure connections.  And, website owners can only know if they're vulnerable by looking at what version of OpenSSL they're running - which is no guarantee that they've been attacked, only that they're vulnerable.

Now, different companies upgrade their software at different rates.  A lot of that 74% are running code that precedes the two-year-old version of SSL that opened the bug.  So literally, a lot of websites are safe because they're slackers.  (actually for a major company upgrading anything is a huge deal so they may not unless they have to). 

So, some companies were affected, some we're running older versions of OpenSSL, and some were using proprietary (or alternate) versions of SSL to meet their business needs.  So, that 74% isn't really 74%.  It's something measurably lower.

And the hue and cry today is, you must change all your passwords.  But I think that's a misnomer.  You can't assume (and this is the scary bit) that all the servers have been patched.  In my own case, a patch isn't available yet, but that also only includes me as a potential victim, so there I'll probably wait.  As far as changing passwords on other websites though... 

This is what matters.  If you use a common set of logins and passwords across multiple websites, you're a a pretty high risk - if someone is using the exploit and grabs your login/passwd from one site they may try and use that combination on a website that isn't affected.  So your (not saying they are) account at Petsmart login can be captured and they can try that against your banking website. There's the real vulnerability.  They don't care about your gerbil food, they want to follow the money.

So, those common logins/passwords ought to be changed - but do it on the banking end because that's what really matters.  Also, because you don't necessarily know who's compromised and who isn't, changing to a new password scheme across the board will leave you equally compromised until they're all patched,.  That said, it's not a bad idea to change passwords any place your CC info is stored too, just to make it more difficult.

As I said, this is a huge problem.  It's going to take a while to sort out, and don't bank on whatever website telling you they've fixed the problem.  The smaller fry probably don't want to mention it at all even if they're affected.  Change the important stuff so it doesn't match the possibly tainted stuff, and maintain due diligence on your bank accounts - which you should be anyway given the rate of hacking these days.

At the same time, it's not worth total panic.  Most serious websites weren't actually affected - most banks, etc have reported that they were not vulnerable, so as long as you used a different password there than a run-of-the-mill ecommerce site they probably can't hack into your bank.  It's the human nature trait to use a small number of logins/passwords across the web that any would-be hacker is banking on.  If those are strong, distinct passwords you're likely to not get hit so bad (my conjecture).

I'm linking the Mashable post here because they have a pretty comprehensive list of 'important (i.e. real money) websites you may use and how this exploit has affected them.  It's worth checking against your own surfing.

And, if you found this useful, please share with your friends, because it really is important to know how it will affect them.

http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/
Heartbleed: A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
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Thanks for sharing this +Heather Webb.
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This is ridiculous, it's so good...

http://jacksgap.com/worlds-detailed-ipad-finger-painting/
This ridiculously realistic painting of Morgan Freeman was done over the course of a month by an artist called Kyle Lambert. Created with one finger...
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Amazing +Heather Webb :)
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Franklin and Jack - April 1, 2014
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What a great complicity!
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Well someone  is having quite the good time!

Jack - 3/31/2014
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HIGH FIVE Jack :))
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Well, the temperature just dropped about 5 or 6 degrees in the last 10 minutes (and is still falling) and it's suddenly raining so hard that my gutters have already over-flowed and formed a small waterfall immediately outside my front and back door...

Looks like I will be taking the trash out tomorrow instead of tonight. ;0)

On the upside, at least it isn't snow.
Ahhh, loving the sound of the rain outside!

Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
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+Marcelo Fernando Dellagnolo You as well. :0)
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Just entering the world of photography, and loving the journey! (profile pic by Howard Jackman)
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In 2009 my husband and I left our home in Seattle to come live with his parents in Salt Lake City after his mom was diagnosed with cancer. She needed, and still needs, alot of care, and was even hospitalized for over eight months early on in the diagnosis. It has been a tough struggle for her. She is incredibly independent and hates to rely on anyone for things she used to be able to do herself but now cannot. She has already had one bone-marrow transplant and will require another one later this year. We do what we can to help them financially, but that means we have very little left over for much else.
 
For about a year I put my crochet skills to work making various things to sell on Etsy, hoping to bring some extra funds into our household. During this time I dropped, and broke, our little Olympus 3mpx point and shoot camera that I had been using for my product shots. I had to find another camera. I did some research and decided the Kodak Easyshare MAX Z990 would be a good fit. It had alot of really nice features at a relatively low price. I put in the order online and waited (somewhat impatiently) for the Amazon box to arrive. Little did I know what a huge impact the arrival of that small box would eventually have on me.  
 
When it finally came I pulled out the camera, popped in a fresh set of batteries and took a walk. After a bit of practice with some of the different settings I was hooked. I photographed EVERYTHING. Trees, flowers, cats, cracks in the sidewalk, you name it, I photographed it! But I still didn't realize the full scope of the door I had just opened. Yet.
 
For nearly a year, I worked really hard spending endless hours crocheting all manner of things for my Etsy shop, and spending even more time trying to make the best use of the social networks to bring traffic and sales to my little store. I would spend 5-6 hours in front of the computer everyday doing my best to increase my presence on the web, another 4-5 hours everyday crocheting, and about 5-6 hours per week on product photography and posting new products to my Etsy site. For the most part I didn't have a weekend. Etsy consumed my every waking moment, every day. Until one day I decided I couldn't do it anymore. It had completely burned me out and I had nearly nothing to show for all my effort.
 
It was pretty difficult, admitting defeat, and I really struggled with my inner feelings of self worth. I had failed. Miserably. I enjoyed taking pictures with my camera, but I didn't really know what I was doing, and so I didn't really see photography as a possible way to help my family besides the extent I had used it for Etsy.
 
My neighbor, Howard Jackman, who is an excellent amateur photographer, knew I enjoyed photography so he suggested I go on a photowalk. So I decided to tag along with him on a photowalk sponsored by Scott Jarvie here in Salt Lake City. Those of you who have their foot firmly in the photography community here on G+ will get a chuckle when you hear that my first photowalk was amid photography greats like Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, Colby Brown, Lotus Carroll, and of course, the host of the walk, Scott Jarvie, among many others...and I had absolutely no idea who they were. Nope, zero clue. It wasn't until well after the walk and becoming active on G+ that I realized my missed opportunity.
 
But another thing happened as well. Along with discovering who these amazing, down-to-earth people were, I dicovered an absolute love of photography. I have learned so much in such a short period of time, and met some really fantastic people, that it has made me realize what it is that I really want to do with my life. I want to be a professional photographer.
 
I will be making mistakes along the way and learning from them, but each one gets me one step closer to my dream. I sincerely hope that you will stick with me on this incredible journey that I have embarked upon.
 
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" ~Chinese Proverb
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Was a delivery truck driver for 5 years, can change a tire on my personal car in less than 15 minutes unassisted, have the best husband *ever*
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