Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Well, Google Did Well.

I was on my way home from a visit in another city when a text came in.  I have the device in a phone holder mounted on the front of the dashboard.  I saw what it said quickly as it flashed.  It said Google has stopped someone who had the password from logging into Admiral's blog.  Now how they got that I don't know but as soon as I got home and also checked with one of my sons (who truly would know) if it was a scam...he said no...I immediately did as Google said and changed passwords to a humdinger that I let Safari choose.

I'm glad I gave my cell No. to Google back a time ago so they could contact me if need be.  This  notification was a first and I am so glad of it.

Who reading this likes Westerns?  Anyone?  I am a nut for them.  LOVE 'em.  Plan Saturdays around them, to view as many as possible.  I am so pitiful that even if I have seen the same one in all the different TV shows, I will watch it anyway.  I clean house like nobodies business before settling to watch...I who never watch TV.  I'll sure watch those.  I have the TV loud enough that except for vacuuming, I can hear it in other parts of the house as I dust, wax, scrub the bathroom, do the kitchen wooden floor, do the counters, blag blah blah &  etc etc. I have my ears out on stalks trying to hear it.

I don't read them...I just watch.  My reading tastes are very very different however.




Here's the Roanoke Star on Mill Mountain, Roanoke VA. I took.  It's lit at night...very very large and the lighting is neon.  Just made me homesick seeing it.  I have always loved that Star.
Address2000 J B Fishburn Pkwy, Roanoke, VA 24014
Area21,780 ft²
Opened1949
After construction of the star, Roanoke was nicknamed "Star City of the South". Wikipedia

12 comments:

  1. Thank goodness you got the alert. Another site to check is:
    https://haveibeenpwned.com/
    An IT guru sent it to me when I started getting emails telling me that they knew my password. I also changed all of my passwords at that time. What a pain!

    Love the header!

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  2. My passwords are all made up, often on the spur of the moment, such as 'argamukmuk' or something silly like that. Imagine being told that such a password isn't secure enough. Who's going to guess that one?

    I watch westerns from time to time; they are often interspersed with film noir. I recently watched a rather bad one called "Saskatchewan", and have what I hope will be a better one to watch, called "Albuquerque". I prefer a 'Randolph Scott' to a 'John Wayne'...

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    1. Oh Wow! Randolf Scott. Haven't seen him in a long time!

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  3. I have a password record-keeping system that I won't describe. But it is easily available to me. And since it isn't a commercial one, I feel quite safe about it. Think of The Scarlett Pimpernel (a secret in plain sight).

    I watch some Westerns. Some are weirdly enjoyable (the "Nobody" series). Some are dramatic (The Magnificent Seven). And I love both versions of 'True Grit'.

    But my favorite is 'Conagher'. Sam Elliot was so great in that. Grit, caring, determined, great supporting characters in all roles. I often think of Mrs. Teale, tying messages to sagebrush...

    It is the only Western I have on DVD.

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  4. You and The Hubby...watching those westerns! Did you know that Gene Roddenberry pitched his show, "Star Trek" as a western in space? The producers thought it was an excellent idea, and look where we are now...

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  5. It's scary someone tried to log in Admiral san's blog. Google did well indeed!
    The big star must look really beautiful lit in the night :-)

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  6. OMG, I have so many passwords dating back to the 20th century!! Currently I have around 50. I've been reluctant to share my phone #, but now I will reconsider.

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  7. I read the entire series of Craig Johnson's books about modern day Sheriff Longmire, taken in Wyoming. Then TNT started a series which was wonderful and I thought well liked. 2nd season was only available via streaming. Wasn't as much fun on my desktop. Season 3 is on Netflix but we don't get that.
    I did enjoy the books though
    Cecilia

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  8. Dearest Carole,
    Wow, that was a great message from Google and it makes one wonder how they can log into our blogs...
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Google didn't. it was someone they caught with my password. So they warned me for which I am forever grateful. I would say the IP address did not match those I have here with my devices so they challenged them to provide proof...I have had that haven when I used an unfamiliar device. If I can respond to the text they send, all is well. That's the "second verification". I think it's a great idea. Glad I provided the number of my phone though it took awhile to get myself to do it. There have never been unwanted texts or calls.

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  9. Between MeTV and Grit (which I don't know if you can get), those westerns get me too. They were a favorite for mom and, watching them with her, I became roped in once more. Wagon Train, Johnny Western singing, "Rawhide," "Wanted: Dead or Alive," and "Have Gun, Will Travel (Paladin was very cool!)"

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