What is going on with 2020? The Necessity of Disasters

It has been a hell of a year and we are barely in June. I am personally done with 2020.  I am not going to put on the polished face and make out like everything is okay. It isn’t. I have been pissed. Like, “I want to tar and feather the village idiot that opened up… Continue reading What is going on with 2020? The Necessity of Disasters

Intimate Love in the Time of Quarantine: Love during a disaster.

There was a movie in 2007 called Love in the Time of Cholera. It starred a young Javier Bardem as a man who falls in love with a girl after seeing her through a shop window.  It takes place during the Plague Year (as they called it) sometime at the beginning of the 20th century.  It… Continue reading Intimate Love in the Time of Quarantine: Love during a disaster.

“Who do I want to be during COVID-19?”

Dear Cool Cats and Kittens – Oh how I have been waiting to use that from the Tiger King! How are you guys managing? A lot of us are working, taking care of kids, and watching TV. Speaking of watching TV and working from home and otherwise trying to stay sane; I found this great chart posted by Beverly Schulz… Continue reading “Who do I want to be during COVID-19?”

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Loan Program and the CARES Act

On Friday, the Small Business Administration (SBA) posted the final application for the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. This is the result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a bill that was fast-tracked through Congress and signed by the President, part of which was to provide supplemental funding to businesses… Continue reading SBA’s Paycheck Protection Loan Program and the CARES Act

Recovery Fatigue and the Disaster Lady 2.0

Hey folks! This has been quite a week. New COVID scams from hackers saying they have the cure to Dr. Fauci. Researchers announcing they are puzzled and don’t know why some folks get sick, while others just have mild symptoms.  All of this while we are all working from home and afraid to turn on… Continue reading Recovery Fatigue and the Disaster Lady 2.0

Vulnerability in Linux “sudo” Command Permits Anyone to Run Commands as Root

OVERVIEW Yesterday (October 14, 2019), a vulnerability was disclosed in the Linux Sudo command (CVE-2019-14287) that permits any user to execute commands as root (the Linux superuser). A very good full analysis of the flaw and how to exploit it is located at https://thehackernews.com/2019/10/linux-sudo-run-as-root-flaw.html. Assura’s Take This is an easy one: update Linux systems so that it uses… Continue reading Vulnerability in Linux “sudo” Command Permits Anyone to Run Commands as Root