Post Equifax computer security

Some thoughts on computer security post Equifax.  Equifax is different from say the 2013 Yahoo hack that stole usernames and passwords.  Equifax has a full file of your social security number, your drivers license number and a collection of assets, loans and bank accounts.  Yup they have been collecting data on each of us for years.  So someone could impersonate you with all this stuff and you might not know it.

Electric Cars – How long will they last?

our 2012 ex-leaf

I’ve been really thinking about this article I read recently which stated:

“Current estimates for the lifetime today’s electric vehicles are over 500,000 miles.”.  

This has made me realize that I’ve been looking at electric cars as a conventional car purchase, but that assumption is probably wrong.  

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Rivka’s kale eggs


  • 2-4 eggs
  • 2 -3 cups of kale (about 1/2 or 1/3 of a bunch)
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • pinch of tumeric
  • Pinch of cumin
  • salt and pepper

Crack the eggs into a a bowl and stir, crush or chop the garlic into a small bowl.  Soak the kale in the sink in cold water for a few minutes, then shake it in the water to get all the bugs off and all the dirt off.  Pick up each kale leaf and hold the stem and pull stripping the kale off.  chop the remaining leaf parts and compost the stems.  

In a frying pan, drizzle olive oil in the bottom of the pan and set the stove on high.  Add garlic until it starts to sizzle then add the kale leafs. stir frequently, if it begins to burn, add 1/4 cup water and steam until the kale is soft.  Add cumin and tumeric and stir the kale.  once soft, add the eggs and stir contnuously until the eggs are cooked.  Eat the result.  🙂


Passover Cauliflower and Mushroom Kugel

Modified from “The Gefilte Manifesto” at their suggestion for passover.  This is a parve Gluten Free variant.  They recommended a 9 Inch square glass baking pan (actually their first recommendation was individual ramkins), but it’s passover, so a smart and final 9 by 12 inch aluminim 1/2 steam pan.  The Steam pan is 25% larger than the recommended pan, so I’m quadrupling the recipe and making three.  The ingredients are list for one recipe.

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