Technology

Heartbleed Hit List: Passwords You Need to Change Right Now
This has been a big news story for the past day or so: an encryption flaw (basically, a "hole" in the security of some websites) called the "Heartbleed" bug has been discovered. The initial reports I heard made it sound like you needed to change ALL of your website passwords; but…
Skeeter Heard Worldwide On Newsline
Once again this week, KIXS 108 Morning Show host Skeeter Nash will be anchoring the Amateur Radio Newsline® report, heard around the world, over the ham radio airwaves, and online at www.arnewsline.org. This is a valuable service to ham radio operators worldwide, with reports coming in from all arou…
Evenflo Recalls Nearly 1.4 Million Car Seats
I've never had to buy a child car seat, as I've never had any children. However, I do have to wonder: after all these years (and how many car seat recalls?), why can't they get these things right?! It seems to me like there have been a LOT of child seat recalls! Well, here comes anoth…
Anyone Can Be A Ham!
I've written several posts here about my hobby of amateur radio (aka "ham" radio). It's a hobby for anybody interested in communications (emergency and otherwise), electronics, technology, of just having fun! Age, gender, or having a disability need not keep you from getting your amateur r…
Keyboarding Basics At Victoria Public Library
Learn or brush up on your keyboarding skills (the typing kind, not the musical kind!) for free at the Victoria Public Library on Thursday, March 27, 2014 starting at 9:30 a.m. Begin Keyboarding teaches you using tutorials demonstrating correct hand position, keystrokes and sequenced lessons...
Greater Houston Hamfest This Saturday 3/22/14
Amateur ("Ham") radio operators from all over will converge on the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds (4200 Highway 36, Rosenberg, Texas) for the Greater Houston Hamfest Saturday, March 22nd. Ham radio is a great hobby, as well as a means of emergency communications when other syste…
Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week
Over 450 girls and women of all ages took to the skies the week of March 3rd – 9th with the pilots of Calhoun Air Center. This marks the fourth year the air center has taken part in Women of Aviation Worldwide (WOAW) Week. WOAW aims to foster diversity in aviation by celebrating history, raisi…
Skeeter Heard Worldwide On Newsline
Once again this week, KIXS 108 Morning Show host Skeeter Nash will be anchoring the Amateur Radio Newsline® report, heard around the world, over the ham radio airwaves, and online at www.arnewsline.org. This is a valuable service to ham radio operators worldwide, with reports coming in from all arou…
Desk And Derrick Club Meeting
March is Desk and Derrick Club's awareness month and orientation. This is the time of year when prospective new members who work in the oil and gas or related industries are invited to attend the club's business meeting to learn about the benefits and opportunities the association has to o…
Microchip & Nail Trim Day At DOCPAC
Don't risk losing your furry family members if they should stray! The Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center will hold a Microchip and Nail Trim Day at the Center (135 Progress Drive, Victoria, near the airport) on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from noon until 4:00 p.m. Microchips are $20 each and…
March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
The beautiful redhead in this picture is my mother, Cecilia (yes, that's six-year-old Yours Truly on her lap!). This photo was taken at Christmas time in 1966. Ten years later, my Mom was dead, due to complications from colon cancer. This makes March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month very pers…
Coming Soon: Apple CarPlay
WOW! As a very happy iPhone user since the 3GS was released, I'm excited to see this newest development from Apple that will interface the iPhone directly into a vehicle's dashboard audio system, utilizing a new automotive version called CarPlay!

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