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Attention: Website Hacked

That was all we needed: on Friday, Aug. 21, 2016 at 11:20 a.m. local time our website at www.meyerzh.com was hacked by an attack originating from here and our website www.quickedits.de was attacked only shortly afterwards from here.

Well, one could say that we didn't deserve better, as both websites were still hosted using version 1.5.15 of the Joomla! content management system. This version has been outdated for several years now, and any new flaws and exploits being discovered have not been addressed since the official end-of-life notice in September 2012. The current version is Joomla! 3.6, so a lot has happened since we first installed Joomla on our servers.

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A Dead Forerunner 305 Battery

altI have been using my Garmin Forerunner 305 sportswatch for several years now, and it was not too surprising that the rechargable LiIon battery of the device finally reached the end of its lifetime. What I did find surprising, however, was that Garmin was not willing / able to offer a feasible solution to my broken battery problem, but rather offered me a slight discount on exchanging / upgrading my Forerunner watch to the latest model.

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Panoramio

I've been am member of the Panoramio website for quite a while because I love the opportunity to upload photos into the Panoramio layer on Google Earth. Now I have started to upload more pictures, to organize the pictures a little bit more, and to join interest groups. Check out my best shots here

Wake Up!

alt Waking up in the morning has always been hard for all of us. Its been made a little easier by our Philips HF3475 wake-up light alarm clock. In brief, this device is a combination of a lamp with an alarm clock, and throughout the half hour before the alarm goes off, the light is gradually switched on. When we purchased the light a couple of years ago, I recognized that it sometimes "blinked" - not a big deal, since dimming an energy-saving lamp is not so easy, I thought.

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