Archive for Lifestyle and Well-Being

Facebook Dodges The Security Issue

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 at 8:23 AM by Jason Spencer   

I was recently the victim of not only a hacked Facebook account, but also fraud with a credit card that was stored on file. It took some time to rectify the situation, and I’m still not sure that I am in the clear for storing my card again. What amazes me, is how Facebook responded […]

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Timing Really Is Everything

Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 4:48 PM by Jason Spencer   

Recently, I decided to do the time warp again and see the Rocky Horror Picture Show (RHPS) at The Retro Dome in San Jose. Now before you think I simply attend parties for rich weirdos, I still saw great movies like Airplane and Naked Gun in this same theatre. Oh, and who can forget the […]

What Matters Most – Giving Back

Monday, January 3rd, 2011 at 9:48 AM by Jason Spencer   

And the world can be a better place… It’s the end of another holiday season, and while I failed to see one of my favorite holiday movies on TV this year (Trading Places), I did get to see Scrooged. At the end of the movie, Bill Murray gives quite the speech. The full scene is […]

The Real Twelve Days of Christmas

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 12:05 AM by Jason Spencer   

Did I forget to tell you? I’ve been hiding a secret for the last forty days. It was the Saturday before Thanksgiving when my mom, just 61 years old, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Yeah, that’s a nasty one. She wasn’t there three days and they already had started chemotherapy cocktail treatments. Mom spent […]

Northern Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 at 1:19 PM by Jason Spencer   

Have you seen this video from William Castleman?  It’s a wonderful time lapse of 2010’s Winter Solstice lunar eclipse.  I’m actually quite glad to come across this video, because here in San Jose, California, it was cloudy – just enough to lose site of the moon when it was ready to peak at full red […]