Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not January 28 History Data Privacy Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—January 28, 2015:    Trust your weekend was a good one and your Monday is off to a great start. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a relevant quote from John Perry Barlow,  with a smile on your face, enjoying a stack of blueberry pancakes, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event like Valentines’ Day soon approaching, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.  You need only contact me for details.
       1. Data Privacy Day—observed since 2007 to create awareness of the importance of one’s need to protect his or her confidential and private data especially in the context of social networking; this another holiday that should observed each and every day.
       2. Thank a Plugin Developer Day—commemorating the efforts of plugin developers who make WordPress such an excellent tool---4,000 and counting plugins.
       3. 1997 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1997 as part of a 11 week run Un-break My Heart by Toni Braxton.
        4. National Blueberry Pancake Day—good reason to go to IHOP today to enjoy a great pancake.
        5. Slim Day—celebrating not the efforts of dieters around the world but rather the birthday on this day in 1940 of Carlos Slim a Mexican business magnate and philanthropist,  who was the world’s richest man from  2010 to 2013.
 On this day in
     a. 1878 the nation’s first college daily newspaper, Yale Daily News, commenced publication.
      b. 1934 the first ski tow in the U.S. commenced operations.
      c. 1938 Iceland became the first western nation to legalize therapeutic abortions.
      d. 1985 USA for Africa recorded the hit single We Are the World to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia. 
      e. 1986 the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff, killing all seven astronauts aboard.     
Reflections on data privacy: “Relying on the government to protect your data privacy is like asking a peeping Tom to install your window blinds.” John Perry Barlow, noted poet, former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and cyberlibertarian activist
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