Better Seen Than Heard…

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. – Mother Theresa

 

If you are in love, it radiates naturally from within. People will notice that radiance and will wonder why you have that radiance. In time they will know it is from your relationship with God and they will want to have the same radiance. We don’t have to always evangelize by asking people about their relationship with God. Sometimes it is better to be seen than heard.

I Am More of A Survivalcraft Person…But

A Japanese temple created in Minecraftt

I find Survivalcraft more appealing than Minecraft, but I found picture in my Google+ today and have to give the person or persons responsible this build some publicity.  There is a lot of time and creativity to build such a  structure.

What are Minecraft and Survivalcraft?  Both games designed around worlds in which you look for resources while avoiding various characters and other hazards. Everything has a block like structure to them…image a world made out of Legos. There is really no goal to the game except to see what you can do with the resources you have on hand. In other words an exercise in creativity rather trying to meet the game designer’s goals.

While I stared with Minecraft on my Android, I have drifted over to Survivalcraft and play it more often. The reason for my change…I like the graphics and the challenges more on Survivalcraft.

You can find information on Minecraft at http://minecraft.net/ and Survialcraft at http://kaalus.wordpress.com/

What is Layered Security

Drawing of Castle
Wikipedia Public Domain

Earlier, I mentioned “layered security,” and felt it would be good to expand what I mean when I use that term.  Layered security, to me, means that you do not depend on one method of protecting your computer, laptop, or phone.

Often I have heard people say, “I have an antivirus program, so I am protected.” Well, yes you have protection, but an antivirus program is not a 100% guarantee that your computer will not get a virus. Why? Because it is a cat and mouse game when it comes to virus protection. Antivirus companies work hard to make better ways to stopping viruses,  but the problem is that there are people working hard to make better, sneakier, and stronger viruses.

Am I saying don’t get an antivirus program? No! Just don’t act like bulletproof when you read emails, downloading, and surfing the web. One of the first layers of security I recommend is being smart and on the defensive when using your computer. (More on this in another post. Also see my post on WOT – Web of Trust.) Note: MAC users, despite what you might thinks, MACs get viruses too! See http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/flashback_trojan_responsible_nearly_600000_mac_attacks_and_counting**

Another layer I always recommend is patching your software aka installing updates. While most of the newer OS (Operating System like Windows) have the auto update setting turned on, your other programs may not automatically update. So it is a good idea to check your software vendor’s website from time to time to see if there is an update for your program.

So now you have three layers of security, not just one protecting your computer. In the future I will share with you even more.

** Footnote: Don’t use more than one antivirus program. In other words, three antivirus programs are not better than one. Just like taking more than the prescribed medication can be bad for you, too many antivirus programs can be hazardous for your computer.