Wordpress 404 Flood Crash

Very simply and briefly Wordpress is vulnerable to being overloaded by rapid (and possibly lazy loading?) attacks on random php files.Bots come looking for a list of vulnerable plugin php files at a very high rate of speed. Even though these files do not exist on your installation (because you're careful about which plugins you install), they still … [Read more...]

Skip the Egg!

If you've been following the controversy around eggs lately, you know that most egg consumers want to choose eggs that do not cause undue suffering for the hens. The labels are confusing: organic, vegetarian-fed, cage-free, pasture-raised and more. Conventionally-raised eggs are from hens that are confined in battery cages with less than the space of a … [Read more...]

AR2016 / The Joyful Vegan

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau holds a special place in my heart. One reason is because I used her book, The 30 Day Vegan Challenge in March 2012 to start my own journey. It was helpful, practical, and positive. Her tagline is "Don't do nothing because you can't do everything. Do something. Anything." Her message is about compassion, and people choosing to … [Read more...]

AR2016 / The Vegan Strategist

One big highlight of this conference was being able to meet Tobias Leenaert in person. We've corresponded by email and Facebook from his home in Belgium and mine in the U.S. for about a year. Through my design firm, we worked on his identity and some presentation/book illustrations that have not yet been finished.When I discovered his blog, The … [Read more...]

Animal Rights Conference 2016

Last weekend I attended AR2016, the largest and longest-running animal rights gathering. I wasn't sure if I should attend, or what to expect. Since in addition to the horrible plight of animals, we cover a lot of environmental issues and incremental steps, I was worried that this might feel too extreme.I was happily surprised to find a very wide and … [Read more...]