This is why I made changes to the site

I was using WordPress to run this web site and found it to be a great platform for blogging overall.  It is a no cost solution and is easily learned by those who are wanting to start their own blog or other web site.  My web hosting company I ran used WordPress and it was ideal for the job.  In fact, many businesses run on WordPress including major corporations.  I ran into some issues with it however, that pushed me over the edge in what I found to be an acceptable level of problems.

My reasons in order for making the switch:

  • There is a very old yet - unpatched
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Come Join Us!

I wanted to update what has been going on with the site.   The site has undergone several changes:  A brand new look, new design, new feel, more login options and soon to be more functionality.  

First the most important news:

USER ACCOUNTS:

Due to the changeover which I did, I was not able to bring everyone's account over as much as I wanted to.  Given the nature of the security involved with the web site systems and how the passwords are super tightly encrypted (THATS A GODO THING!) :)  it was not possible to do this.  

One observation I noticed was that there were a few people

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Which way would you like to login?

I am evaluating methods to add extra login security to the site.  First and foremost, the site is secured 100% with an SSL certificate, which encrypts content to and from the server and your computer.  This helps scramble your password you enter in transmission to the site.   This helps protect your logins from potential 'eves-droppers' from reading your password if they should spy on you in the coffee shop, or another open wireless network.

In today's day and age though, scrambling your password is not enough and it is vital anymore to use multi-factor authentication.  I touched upon it about a month ago, I am still searching for other methods

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New Start - New Look

With the new year starting, I thought that it would be a good time to finally revamp the web site.  2016 has brought many things with it and we are all very glad that it has finally come to an end.  I think it is safe to say that we all know someone who has faced trials and adversity, or maybe yourself.  In 2016, we had our fair share.

I look forward to 2017 being a better year of prosperity, good health and peace for everyone.

More posts to come soon!

 

 

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 It’s Fresh!  It’s New! It’s Wonderful!


 

A fresh new look has beheld this web site.  Since we have moved to the Portland area now, I have decided to start the web site fresh and clean with a new look.  The skyline you see above is of Portland’s skyline at dusk taken by an unknown source on Wikipedia.  I thought it was a good representation of the area we live in.  With our move, we have made some personal changes in our lives as well which we feel will make us better in the long run.

I will be adding more photos than ever before starting with our wedding

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