As email, documents, and almost every aspect of our professional and personal lives moves onto the “cloud”—remote servers we rely on to store, guard, and make available all of our data whenever and from wherever we want them, all the time and into eternity—a brush with disaster reminds the author and his wife just how vulnerable those data can be. A trip to the inner fortress of Gmail, where Google developers recovered six years’ worth of hacked and deleted e‑mail, provides specific advice on protecting and backing up data now—and gives a picture both consoling and unsettling of the vulnerabilities we can all expect to face in the future..
Now I’m getting all itchy about changing my passwords.
~ Mermaids & Books – Floating Libraries
Imagine a Siren, floating face up, looking up at the moon. She turns her head to the horizon and can’t see where the sea begins and the sky ends. There are stars everywhere, from the soft light reflecting off the waves, to the glorious streams of the Milky Way.
There, in the distance. A tiny light. A ship, plying the slow waves.
He mind wanders to all the Floating Libraries she’s visited over the years. Only a few more and she’ll be the only one ever to visit them all! She closes her eyes and begins to hum to herself.
The waves grow quieter. The wind blows gently, carrying the sounds with it.
The tiny light of the ship stops, then veers towards her.
She can only smile.
Curious how many of my tumblr followers do.