WW1 Centenery, More Hacked Passwords and #theBestFin4TheWeek

in Best of, Random Thoughts

It is 100 years since the “War to end all Wars” started, and I continue to learn more about this period in history. I had not realized the number of men (and women) that died in the war, and didn’t really comprehend the horrendous conditions that the soldiers (on all sides) fought under. I seem to know a great deal more about the 2nd World War, however, I am embarrassed about how little I know about a war that devastated an entire generation (over 16 million soldiers and civilians died). The fact that 21 years after it, another “War to End All Wars” erupted only strengthens my view that humans are a dumb species (myself included).

Evidently the Russian Mob (or Russian hackers) most likely now have one of your e-mail passwords, might be time to think up a new one, and maybe a heuristic to change your password more than once every time someone hacks the entire web?

Ebola continues to be in the news, I am not sure if I am in a full panic about it yet, but I do wonder if this is worse than we are being told, and things are starting to get a little out of control? The fact that a major US City (Toledo) had a toxic water supply, is another interesting environmental episode this week as well. Wonder if this is Mother Nature finally saying, “You know Homo Sapiens, you have been around long enough”?

My Writings for Week Ending August 8th

It was a shorter week this week, in Ontario we celebrated the Anonymous Long Weekend, next long weekend has a name at least (i.e. Labour Day).

  • How do you celebrate a holiday with no name? Who knows, but I did poke fun at it with Happy Civic Holiday.
  • Mike Tyson seems like an odd foil for Financial Advice, but his statement is prophetic especially for finances, “Everybody got a plan … until they get hit
  • Living beyond your means seems to be the raison d’etre of an entire generation, so Lifestyle Creep really is aimed at the new lost (money) generation.
Birds Series $100 – front / Billet de 100 $ de la série Les oiseaux – recto

My Kind of Specimen
(Courtesy of the Bank of Canada)


This Week’s Finest

The world keep creeping towards some nasty stuff with Russia, the Ukraine, the Middle East, Ebola and of course the new Batman movie (the horror), but hopefully these articles will help keep your mind off the movie at least:

I call this… Monday

Scene Visa

Life of a Soldier

A short from the NFB about the life of a soldier:

I Hate Meetings

This is hilarious however:

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  • No Nonsense Landlord August 10, 2014, 12:09 AM

    Quite a few interesting post above. Sort of across the board, from cats to finances. I did read a couple, both were very interesting. It’s these weekly wrap-ups that allow me to uncover new blogs.

    • bigcajunman August 10, 2014, 7:30 AM

      Yes, well the cats thing is me doing a small Social media experiment, but I do read a very eclectic set of sites

  • My Own Advisor August 8, 2014, 3:25 PM

    Thanks for the shoutout BCM!

    I don’t worry about the Russian hackers, Google has been watching all of us for years. WAAY more scary.


    • bigcajunman August 9, 2014, 9:15 AM

      Goodness, such paranoia… but it’s not really paranoia when you are right, I suppose.

  • Michael James August 8, 2014, 9:32 AM

    What’s a billion stolen passwords among friends? Your Mondays look great! Thanks for the mention.

    • bigcajunman August 8, 2014, 9:40 AM

      How do I get my eyes to do what Cookies do? Hmmm…

  • Barry @ Moneywehave August 8, 2014, 9:29 AM

    Thanks for the shout out BCM!

    Fortunately the financial subjects I need to work on are not a huge priority right now but I’ll definitely need to address them later

  • May August 8, 2014, 8:15 AM

    LOL – I have been to a few meetings like that – Red lines in green! Reminds me of “A Conference Call in Real Life” http://vimeo.com/86426629

    • bigcajunman August 8, 2014, 8:38 AM

      I have problems laughing at this stuff, because I live it…


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