Internet security on steroids

Normally in Nic. when I go online on a different compu, I get a test question of the ``what is your dog`s name `` type. Even if I fat finger it, I get a second question and move on.

On a recent trip the the US I got the royal treatment. I got the ``you are using a different compu`` message. Hotmail sent a code to yahoo. OK, Yahoo sent a code to Gmail. You guessed it, gmail sent a code to Yahoo! Eventually I found that one would send the code to my cel in Nic., so I called down to Nic and the person with my phone gave me the code and I proceded to unlock the whole mess.

Has the average Nicaraguan benefitted from the relationship with Venezuela?

40% (8 votes)
20% (4 votes)
Don't know
40% (8 votes)
Don't care
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 20

A Moment That Changed Us


My only thought: It's a shame the museum had to open under Barak Obama's tenure as president. We could have waited another two years . . . .

?has it been hot lately?

?has it been hot lately?

the misery season winds down...

Put Your Trash Here

Put Your Trash Here

I didn't have much hope of success when I had Franklin (muralist, welder, Condega renaissance man) build this for me.

We clean the street and sidewalk in front of the house everyday, and the clean street was a magnet for wrappers, bottles, corn cobs, you name it.

Greenwald's No Place to Hide

Today is the release date of Glenn Greenwald's No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State.



was in a bag carried by a woman I picked up on the way back from the farm this afternoon. I don't pay much attention, they are all carrying a bag or bucket, and usually accompanied by a young child or two. They are grateful for the chance to get out of the heat and dust, and rest their feet. Travel in the campo is still very much by foot for many.

This bag was different, it squealed and grunted. I asked her if she was selling it, offered to buy it for the going price C$ 700, pulled my wallet out, reached the money back, and said "Trato!"

Nice Pic of El Gato Negro

Nice Pic of El Gato Negro

Those that can, do.

The rest sit around, predict failure, and watch the fish swim in endless circles. Not much of a life!

Go, Kelly!

You've built a very nice place, and inspiration for the rest of us.

El Circo!

Not the Ringling Bros Barnum Baily circus of my youth with the picture perfect Papa, Mama, and baby or two elephants walking along with trunks wrapped around the tail of the preceding animal. No carnival acts (which I always associate with a circus, although probably never the case). The circus was BIG in Iowa, as you can imagine. School, church on Sunday, the Iowa State Fair, and the circus. The rest was work and more work.

Norman and Norman

I took Norman to the vet Saturday to get him fixed. I'd met the vet before, a guy in Estelí I'd found about a year ago. Saturday was his really busy day, he sells feeds, supplements, and medicines as well as the vet thing, and the store was packed. So, we wound up making the trip back again on Sunday morning.

Interestingly, the vet's name was Norman too, which let to a series of adolescent jokes about cutting the cojones off the right Norman, etc, etc.

Some People Say It Better

From another expat site:

".....Nicaragua: Why We Chose and Love Nicaragua posted by majicjack

Never A Dull

moment in Venezuela as the government seeks managed solutions to the managed economic crisis:

So, we're going to use old cars and motocycles as rebar . .? .. .I'm trying to picture this, I'm not an engineer so it's going to take a while. "Nicolas, hand me another rocker panel for this lintel, looks a bit saggy . . No, no a steering column won't work. We'll use that on the roof pour along with the front axle."

The Indy Box

Not a geek but wish you could secure your data? The Indy Box may be what you need. See for more.

Green power for more people

I'm not that into it yet (crap has to be cheap to compete with burning dead dinosaurs), but there's a Kickstarter that marries solar and wind in a relatively affordable device. There's been enough talk on here of batteries, inverters, solar, geothermal, and wind that I thought someone might find it useful.

Sometimes A Solution

can be so simple:

In this case simply eliminate the cut flowers coming from Ecuador (a country that supports the traitor- facilitator Assange) and replace these imports with American grown flowers. Why buy something from a country whose interests are contrary to those of the US ?

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