Claim the privilege of hunting according to the dictates of your own conscience, and allow all hunters the same privilege;
let them practice how, where, or what they may.








Tuesday, November 2, 2010

If You Facebook, You are SO Screwed...

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The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles
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If You Facebook,
You are SO Screwed...

Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much.

It seems that a clever programmer has created a Firefox plug-in that lets you masquerade as the owner of the Facebook account. Those of you that have had your emails hacked and spurious emails sent from your account to everyone in your address book are victims of this plug-in.

It's Big Problem for Websites, writes Darlene Storm at Computer World:
"Although many websites give lip service about how important their users' privacy and security is to them, very few have their entire site encrypted with HTTPS. Most sites encrypt the username and password during the login process, but most of those sites stop encrypting and protecting the user right there. As soon as a user moves on to a regular HTTP page on the site, an attacker can sniff and capture the user's cookie information."


According to Evelyn Rusli at TechCrunch:
"Apparently many social network sites are not secured, beyond the big two, Foursquare, Gowalla are also vulnerable. Moreover, to give you a sense of Firesheep’s scope, the extension is built to identify cookies from Amazon.com, Basecamp, bit.ly, Cisco, CNET, Dropbox, Enom, Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Github, Google, HackerNews, Harvest, Windows Live, NY Times, Pivotal Tracker, Slicehost, tumblr, Twitter, WordPress, Yahoo, Yelp. And that’s just the default setting— anyone can write their own plugins, according to the post."

Read the full post here: An Idiot's Guide to Hijacking Facebook.

Read it and weep my friends, read it and be angry.

Best Regards,
Albert A Rasch
Member: Leatherneck Tent Club
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
The Hunt Continues...


PS I am sure Bore Patch will have more on this for us.






Monday, November 1, 2010

Blogs of Note: Hunt Like You're Hungry!

© 2010 Albert A Rasch and
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles
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I was blog hopping the other day, and I bumped into Hunt Like You're Hungry. I'll tell you what, I like a catchy blog name, and this one pulled me in like a Mako shark to a cute, fuzzy, but oh so tasty baby Harp seal.

I loved the story telling, so I left HLYH a comment and mentioned I would highlight her blog on the Rodeo. But as y'all have already surmised, two blogs in on the rodeo, and I got pulled away to places unknown! Contracting, it's not just a job, it's an adventure...

So here I am making up for lost time!

Image Credit: HLYH
Lisa, the author and editor of Hunt Like You're Hungry, writes well, is an accomplished bowhunter, and has just one wish in life:

"I wish camo could replace all other fashionable clothing so people would stop looking at me funny."

I'm all in agreement with that, though I wonder what Armani could do with MultiCam? Anyway, knowing ladies I could just hear the comments,"Is he wearing Digital? That is so 2008..."

Anyway, after going through the archives, I was surprised that she has only just recently started blogging. But if the following is an indication of where Lisa will go, then I'm going to!

"The ham and cheese biscuit was heavenly. As I took my first bite sitting on the John Deere gator, I felt angel wings flutter on my face and the taste of edible gold on my tongue. All of that ended swiftly when E4 suggest I taste his fatback biscuit. It tasted how bad breath would taste if you could solidify and fry it. A southern delicacy that is lost on this Yankee, fatback is a sodium infused hardly edible patty of pig fat that I will never have to eat ever again."

I'm looking forward to making HLYH a regular part of my daily reading list. She's funny, well spoken, and good lookin' to boot! Doesn't hurt that she's smart and hunts too. And she has some awful cute dogs, and a outdoorsman significant other that she allowed to use her new TC BP rifle so that his buddy could try it out. Suffice it to say that I don't think he's gonna get to do that any time soon anymore... (See Fatback, empty power lines, and biscuits.)

I am sure that you will find Hunt Like You're Hungry as entertaining and informative as I have. Please visit, and let her know what you think.


But seriously, fatback not only tastes good, it's good for you!


Best Regards,
Albert A Rasch
Member: Leatherneck Tent Club
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
The Hunt Continues...


The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles




Though he spends most of his time writing and keeping the world safe for democracy, Albert was actually a student of biology. Really. But after a stint as a lab tech performing repetitious and mind-numbing processes that a trained capuchin monkey could do better, he never returned to the field. Rather he became a bartender. As he once said, "Hell, I was feeding mice all sorts of concoctions. At the club I did the same thing; except I got paid a lot better, and the rats where bigger." He has followed the science of QDM for many years, and fancies himself an aficionado. If you have any questions, or just want to get more information, reach him via TheRaschOutdoorChronicles(at)MSN(dot)com.