Monday, September 1, 2014

Cloud storage? think twice

I love taking pictures with my smartphone. Like any other moms, it's all mostly filled with our baby's pictures and their milestone videos.

Just yesterday, I was just contemplating on getting a bigger iCloud storage or a Dropbox subscription.  My 16GB iPhone is just NOT enough for my picture taking habit. I switched to 5s late last year, and within 6 months, guess what it's full! Glad I hold on to that thought.

Why? Overnight, there was a report of nude and revealing photos of famous celebrities hacked from their iClouds. Any skilled hacker can sneak there way in into someone else's life whenever they wish, these suckers are everywhere! But what made this more disgusting is people reposting these pictures over and over on twitter, Instagram and tumblr. Oh I know, it was in my twitter feed. I had to unfollow a couple of people for doing it. It's an invasion and violation of anyone's privacy to have their personal pictures be distributed without that person's permission. And I think is considered an assault for reproduction and distribution of them.

excerpts from the verge.com

Now the question is, how safe is an iCloud or any other online storage program out here? I highly favor iCloud being safe before this incident. Nothing is safe now PERIOD. Nothing is safe especially if you don't have any control over it. It is a convenience, yes, but look at this mess. I am no celebrity so that makes me a less of a target, but how about our kids? This makes me re-think my whole social media existence. I just got back from blogging, now what?

For now, I'm turning my iCloud backup off, and probably clean my account. Going old school, I have 1TB external hard drive and be happy with it.


Have a safe online life y'all!






Friday, August 29, 2014

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

I still love you Blogspot

Ok, Im back for good.

It's been YEARS since my last post, and since then, a lot had happened, good and bad. Motherhood has kept me busy for sure, plus the ups and downs of getting our house done-yes, we just moved back to our home last Thanksgiving! and my love and hate relationship with selling stuff on eBay. Now that I'm back to blogosphere, I just realized I'm way behind with blog formatting, editing, and all that goodness to make your page look purty! I don't even know if blogspot is still a thing, or did my blog friends has switched to another or better platform, or is anyone still reads a blog? since you can do almost anything now at Facebook!

The reason/s I have decided to resurrect this blog is that I have TIME now, a little 10 minutes here and 15 minutes there could get my piece of my thoughts be eternalized. Also I have a lot of interesting things had happened, and probably one day I could put it all in here. For now, welcome back to me!


Later amigos!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tuesdays with Evan will be back soon

Hello readers, I'm back and this time for good. In the process of fixing some errors, and when I get that done, I'll be posting away!

See y'all later!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tax tip

Not for long, this tax year will soon be over an we will be dealing with IRS again. Filing correct returns is expected by Uncle Sam and so is filing it on time. We never been late in filing our income tax returns, expect for year 2008. That is when Dave was working in Iraq for more than a year. Having an overseas job like his and with that time frame exempts his income from being taxed. It was our first year being married, and being said that, we pretty much have no idea how to get some things done and one of that is filing taxes jointly. And getting a late W2s from his employer even aggravates the situation. Long story short, we never made it on time. My impression of filing our return was not as difficult as I initially thought, the thought of big penalties, a grumpy tax person calling our house or even liquidation of our assets haunted me (yeah, I always think worst-case-scenario on every situation). But with IRS' e file tax extension option, we got it done quick and smoothly. Talk about convenience! This not only saved us gas on going to an IRS office, saved us the talk time with a tax preparer as well. The penalty is not that crazy and even though it isn't, we never missed our filing deadlines ever since. And if we might in the future, we now know what to do.

 
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