Ocean Ridge Newsletter January 2015 – Panama

by The Panama Collection

Hello Ocean Ridge people (and honored family and friends);

This isn’t really a full blown newsletter, but I thought you might like some recent photos so you can see how the project is taking off.  First let’s start with the houses:

We just started on our seventh house, for Betty on lot 8. It was just started two weeks ago, and already the foundation is taking shape (photo below).  Hopefully Betty will be moving down from Texas later this year, and providing free dental care for all of her neighbors (okay, I’m kidding!). Yvette’s house on lot 15 is almost complete, and hopefully she also will be moving down sometime this year (photo below). Yvette, your wrap-around porch is getting rave reviews from everybody who sees it. Leo and Willy came in to visit, and did some major clearing around their guesthouse (photo below). Now they have fabulous views in all directions. Meanwhile Bob and Annie on lot 10 are right on schedule to finish their house in a few months (photo below). You might want to check out Annie’s interesting blog, which describes their life in Panama – it’s well done and quite entertaining (panmaniacs.wordpress.com).

Since smelling the roses is one of the core principles here in Paradise, there have been a number of pool gatherings in the last few weeks. Here is a typical afternoon with Leo, Willie, Bob and Annie (photo below). For those of you planning on a pool (which you all should be), we have found that the water temperature year-round is between 81 and 84 degrees Fahrenheit – cool, refreshing and perfect.

We continue to have new visitors from Mother Nature. For those of you who haven’t seen the pics, we have a couple of coatis that come around occasionally and mingle with the agoutis (2 photos below). When you come down you’ll have to learn all the names of the weird animals around here. Coco the squirrel has returned after a six month absence (photo below), and Loco and Twinky say hello to everybody (photo).

Last but not least (for those of you who care), the fishing/spearfishing continues to be outstanding (3 photos below). Last year was probably the best dorado year we’ve ever had, and when my brother Scott visited over the holidays I introduced him to spearfishing. Okay, I’ll say it – big brother big fish, little brother little fish……..  :)

That’s it for now; here’s hoping that everybody out there has a fabulous 2015.

Jay and Patricia

Jay and Scott spearfishing

Jay and Scott spearfishing

Lot 8 under construction

Lot 8 under construction

Lot 10 under construction

Lot 10 under construction

Lot 14 under construction

Lot 14 under construction

Lot 15 almost finished

Lot 15 almost finished

Patricia catches a beautiful dorado 2014

Patricia catches a beautiful dorado 2014

Panama Pool Party

Panama Pool Party

Waiting for Patricia

Waiting for Patricia

Coati Walking

Coati Walking

coati sniffing for something

coati sniffing for something

Coco2 Dec 2014

Coco2 Dec 2014

Jay caught a nice dorado 2014

Jay caught a nice dorado 2014

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FPL – 2015 Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate

Solar Water Heating by Broward SolarAs part of a five-year pilot program authorized by the Florida Public Service Commission, this rebate is available to any existing FPL residential customers with electric or gas water heating. The rebates are not available for new construction, pool heating systems or solar water heating systems that are already installed. Applicants must be current account holders of the premise where the solar water heating system is being installed.

The Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate is for solar thermal collectors, pumps, mounting hardware and water storage tanks. All systems must be approved and certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and have an FSEC system certification number. There is no minimum or maximum size limit. This program is for domestic water heating only. Solar pool heaters do not qualify. All products installed must be new, not refurbished or previously installed.

FPL will open a supplemental application period for Residential PV on Jan. 21, 2015

At 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, go to the Residential PV rebates program page.

Rebates will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and funds are expected to run out quickly.

For more information, please visit –
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Infortrend Storage Solutions by AMT

Advanced Media Technologies, Inc. (AMT)Advanced Media Technologies, Inc – the performance leader providing high-end broadcast equipment solutions introduces the Infortrend Video Storage Solution product line. Infortrend’s video storage systems surpass the ever-growing demands of file storage, and incorporates a proven, secure file based platform. Infortrend’s file storage solutions can augment your existing platform allowing you to seamlessly grow your facility without disruption.

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Product Feature: AFM SafeChoice X-158 – Defend Against Mold & Mildew

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How to check if you’re vulnerable to the WordPress flaw

 

On November 20, WordPress announced a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Internet’s most popular and widely used content management system. Initially discovered by Jouko Pynnonen with the Finnish IT company Klikki Oy, the vulnerability could allow anonymous users to compromise websites running versions of WordPress prior to

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article source: http://betanews.com/2014/12/05/how-to-check-if-youre-vulnerable-to-the-wordpress-flaw/

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WordPress Makes Fix to End All Manual Updates

ISC was hacked by way of a WordPress flaw, but there is now an automatic way to secure WordPress sites and (eventually) eliminate the risk of nonpatched systems.

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article source: http://www.eweek.com/security/wordpress-makes-fix-to-end-all-manual-updates.html

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Sony Made It Easy, but Any of Us Could Get Hacked

Earlier this month, a mysterious group that calls itself Guardians of Peace hacked into Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer systems and began revealing many of the Hollywood studio’s best-kept secrets, from details about unreleased movies to embarrassing emails (notably some racist notes from bigwigs about President Barack Obama’s presumed movie-watching preferences)

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Facebook Dumps Bing, Will Introduce Its Own Search Tool

It seems that Facebook quietly removed Bing as its primary search provider over the weekend, announcing plans to debut its own search tool on Monday, according to Reuters.

 

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article source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/13/facebook-dumps-bing-will-introduce-its-own-search-tool/

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What It Will Take to Dethrone WordPress

Let’s face it, there simply is no other CMS that has even come close the the level of popularity that WordPress has managed to achieve. It’s an admirable accomplishment that is well deserved. WordPress has taken what used to be complex functionality that only technical people could accomplish

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WordPress issues critical security fixes, closing remote anonymous compromise …

WordPress, the internet’s most widely-used web publishing and blogging system, has just published a critical security release.

Amongst the fixes is a bug noted as “a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability [that] could enable anonymous users to compromise a site,” which is critical indeed.

 

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