In the last week, I've received email from two reputable companies (Kroger and Disney), advising that their systems had been compromised, and that it was possible that an unidentified third party had obtained my name and email address.

They apologize in advance for the fact that I might receive spam in the form of computer viruses, or possible phishing emails, etc.

For those of you that do not already have multiple email accounts, these examples are 'poster children' for why I have multiple email addresses.

The emails that I use for communication with my financial institutions are insulated to only those institutions, and I always select the 'do not share my information with third parties' option when providing an email address to companies that I do business with.

I have another email address that I use for purchasing things online, a different address for coupons & offers by email (this is the one compromised of late), and yet another address for personal correspondence.

The iPad makes it easy to manage all of those emails into one email box, but the point of this is to remind people that there really isn't anything such as a 'secure' email account, and one of the best precautions is to segregate your online activities by email address.

Ciao for now.

I have had the best luck with friending frenzies here on LJ. I think I may undertake one myself in June when I turn 50, or maybe when the book comes out, who knows.

Anyway, welcome, new readers. I look forward to perusing your pixels. The only thing that distresses me about these things is that by the time I manage to meet most of my friends list in real life, along comes a whole other passel of people I need to figure out how to meet in person.

Also, my LJ does feed facebook, so if it's easier for you to track your friend feed there, my username is onmyownterms (and I use the same stump icon, so you should be sure its me).

For those of you of the kinky persuasion, I do have an adults-only BDSM filter. Comment if you would like to be added. I also have a book feed that discusses my various and asundry writing projects, comment if you would like to be added there as well.

I think that's all I consider relevant right now, the rest you can figure out from reading old entries (warning, there are some years I didn't post much at all).

Ciao for now.
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( Apr. 3rd, 2011 09:32 pm)

Thank you [ profile] nounsandverbs for hosting the most recent friending frenzy. I have picked up several new readers/people to read, and that always makes me just a little bit giddy.

I finished Rhonda Byrne's The Power a few minutes ago. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing someone else put words to what you already know in your heart to be true, while filling in some of those little niggling gaps that you've been unable to figure out.

I am so very very blessed and grateful for my life. It just keeps getting better and better. I'm sending out love to all those who read this. Love is the only emotion in the world. Every other emotion, both positive and negative are merely a degree of loved. Anger? A lack of love? Fear? The same. Joy? An abundance of love.

When all of us learn that whatever emotion we give out, we give not to others, but instead, back to ourselves, we will heal this planet.

There is only one choice, and that is love.

Ciao for now.


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