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heartbleedOn Monday April 7th, an announcement went out that there was a flaw in OpenSSL, a cryptographic library used to provide secure connections to servers. Basically, it allows a hacker to read the memory stored in a server and get sensitive information like your password.

What’s worse, the problem has been around for about two years and until Monday very few people knew it existed. That means your sensitive data could have been collected already without anyone’s knowledge. I won’t go into details here but you can read more about this vulnerability at heartbleed.com. Continue Reading…

I like astronomy. I encourage people to learn about the night sky and have at least a basic knowledge of what you’re seeing at night. You may have gone outside and looked up at the night sky and thought, “I don’t get it. It’s not impressive.” There’s a reason for that: light pollution. It doesn’t just prevent us from seeing the sky as God intended but also affects wildlife and our own ability to sleep. The next time you get an opportunity to look up in the night, think about this video and you’ll understand why I love astronomy and revel in God’s beautiful creation.

WHAT: 2014 25th Annual Christian Homeschool & Family Discipleship Convention
WHEN: April 24-26, 2014
WHERE: DCU Center Worcester, MA

For more information and to register, please visit the MassHOPE convention page.

Happy Easter

John —  April 18, 2014 — Leave a comment
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No podcast this week due to Easter. I’ll have a new podcast for you next week about choosing the right tablet for your homeschool.

Our kids carry devices in their pockets that have access to all the Internet has to offer—the good and the bad.

Here are four tips to help you provide a safe mobile experience for your kids. Continue Reading…