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Saturday, March 12, 2011

We even got a bit of tsunami damage in San Diego - Captain Ken reports...

Ken reports on the broken barge in Quivira Basin:

Tsunami Creates a bit of Havoc in Mission Bay San Diego
At 3:40 we were going to head back into Quivira Basin.  The entrance to the basin was like white water rapids, with water boiling around the entrance jetty like a rushing.... [more]

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hummingbird Battles the San Diego Wind

While Midwest and Northeast United States in is the throes of an epic late winter storm, and Australia is battling an epic cyclone - Tropical Cyclone Yasi - here in San Diego, our hummingbirds are battling high winds for sweet nectar.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Green Business Challenge Comes to San Diego

Excellent Video About the Project Going on in San Diego

Green Business Challenge Comes to Port of San Diego from Port of San Diego on Vimeo.

See also: Strategies for the Green Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Business

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Interview: The Daily Undertaker: Ashes on the Sea

The Daily Undertaker: Ashes on the Sea: A conversation with Ken and Anya Shortridge 

Ashes on the Sea is a San Diego based company that has been providing ocean scatterings of cremated remains since 1997.  Proprietors, Ken and Anya Shortridge are leaders in their field, and have helped many families to create meaningful and memorable rituals in scattering their loved ones remains at sea.  They have graciously agreed to share a conversation about their work on The Daily Undertaker:   

This interview was published January 15, 2011 

Thank you Pat McNally for your wonderful and diverse questions...

Books mentioned in the article:


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

An Online Farmer's Market? What a GREAT idea! is "America's Online Farmers Market" offering farm fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, flowers, fish, gift baskets, and more - all shipped direct to customers from the farmer who grew the product

Nothing is warehoused and everything is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee for flavorful, fresh, great tasting products. Customers can learn who grows and packs the food they order, cutting out the middle-man of shopping in grocery stores.

Here are a couple of coupons:
If you order from them, please come back and let me know about your experience! - America's Online Farmers Market

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What Your Social Profiles May Be Telling Identity Thieves

This article from Yahoo Finance hits home. Today's social society is a huge playground for Identity thieves. Learn how you can protect yourself. It can happen to anyone.

Tips mentioned in the article (from Sileo, who wrote the "Facebook Safety Survival Guide," about protecting online privacy) include:

  • Don't share your exact birthday and birthplace. This information is invaluable to ID thieves, especially if you post them together. I have an alternate birthday I use when a website absolutely demands I use one.
  • Never share your address, phone number or email address. Who benefits from this info? Scammers and marketers who are always on the prowl for puzzle pieces of you.
  • Control who can see your personal information. Restrict your page to your real friends, not friends of friends or someone you met casually.
  • Limit information about your activities. If you must brag about a trip or a fabulous party, do it after the fact.
  • Think before you post: you post is public and permanent (i.e. complaining about your job or your boss) Don't threaten others online.
  • Here's one I hadn't heard: Know the four types of Facebook users: friends, outsiders, businesses and enemies.
  • Harmless quizzes or Harvesting Quizzes? Perhaps not! When someone invites you to take a survey, say, "10 Things Others Don't Know About You" or "My Favorite Things," it may be designed to harvest your data. The name of the street you grew up on or your favorite vacation spot could be clues to your passwords. I would like to add that your friends' answers and yours may become public as well.
  • Always ask: What would the consequences be if this information fell into the hands of my boss, competitor or people who don't like me?

Here is a brand new book you may want to check out: 
The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook: Everyone's Identity Has Already Been Stolen - Learn What You Can Do About ItThe Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook: Everyone's Identity Has Already Been Stolen - Learn What You Can Do About It

If you are concerned that you may have a problem, check out Identity Guard, or Reputation Defender or a similar service designed to assist you to keep your private information, well, private.

Protect Your Privacy