Monthly Archives: February 2022

A Small Emergency At Work Tonight . . .

That Required My Personal On-Site Attention.

So No Blog.

Soup’s On . . .

Well, the whole Black Bear Diner didn’t work out. Jan was a little under the weather today, so I did the HEB shopping this afternoon and then brought her home her version of Chicken Soup.

Jason’s Deli’s Broccoli Soup,

Jason's Broccoli Cheese Soup

along with a 1/4 Roasted Turkey Muffuletta Sandwich.

Jason's Turkey Muffuletta

But since Jason’s discontinued my fav White Chicken Chili a while back, I passed on anything from Jason’s and had one of the fresh Meal Simple soups that I picked up at HEB.

HEB Meal Simple Soup

They have a whole line of these, and every one we’ve tried has been delicious.

My favorites are the Corn Chowder above, the Loaded Baked Potato, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Chicken Tortilla Soup and . . .

Well, actually everyone I’ve tried has become a new favorite. And there’s about two dozen more for me to try.

Since I installed my new La Crosse weather station out in the living room yesterday, I decided I wanted something back in bedroom to keep an eye on the nighttime temps. I thought about moving my old La Crosse unit back there, but it was just more than I wanted.

So I ordered this one last night and it came in this afternoon. And it gives me just what I want.

La Crosse Small Weather Display

La Crosse Personal Weather Station

It’s about the size of a large cell phone and fits on the wall right next to the bed.

These are the 20 most common passwords leaked on the dark web.

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. Qwerty
  4. Password
  5. 12345
  6. 12345678
  7. 111111
  8. 1234567
  9. 123123
  10. Qwerty123
  11. 1q2w3e
  12. 1234567890
  14. 0
  15. Abc123
  16. 654321
  17. 123321
  18. Qwertyuiop
  19. Iloveyou
  20. 666666

If you use any of the above passwords for any of your online accounts, you’d be wise to swap them out for something more secure. Cybersecurity experts often recommend picking something longer than the minimum number of recommended characters, and using uncommon characters – like punctuation marks or other symbols – in place of letters and numbers, to make your password harder to guess.

Lookout also noted that the majority of people reuse passwords for multiple accounts, which is a practice you should avoid whenever possible. If hackers can get into one of your accounts, you can at least make it harder for them to get into the rest of them.

In this same vein, I’ve received two emails this last week, one from Amazon, and another from one of my banks, Chase. Or at least, they said they were from them.

Both of them said that my account with them had been suspended. And both gave me a link to log and fix the problem.

Yeah, right!

The real giveaway was the email address.

Amazon-Support.Center. [email protected]

Note that the address has nothing to do with Amazon. And the link I’m supposed to click to restore my account goes here.

Again nothing to do with Amazon.

And it was the same with the one from CHASEBANK. At least that’s how it was listed in the From: area. But all my actual emails from Chase just say they’re from Chase.

CHASEBANK [email protected]

And also, though these emails came through about 12 hours apart, the base address,, is the same.

And of course, the link address has nothing to do with Chase either.

Yeah, that looks like something I’d want to click on.

As they used to say on Hill Street Blues –

‘Let’s be careful out there.’

Thought For The Day:

Do Not Adjust Your Set:

Do Not Adjust Your Set