Some have expressed concern about the security, or lack thereof, of our new 64 Year Course forum. There is an opinion that "anything that goes on a blog is accessible to the world, forever." This is generally true, but not true in all cases. There are indeed private web places.

People can not join this forum unless I personally approve them, and I won't unless I recognize them as a 64 year courser. If I'm not sure, I'll check with Evy or Devra. Because there are reasonable security concerns, I have made it that only registered approved members can read the posts, or make new posts.  No one else would be able to even know they are there. Even if you give a non-member a link to our private forum, they won't be able to see what is there.

This is on my personal server which I lease from a company that is not in the United States. I'm in complete control of the entire machine and the network. I chose the company because it is reasonably priced, they have good service, and they go overboard to respect the privacy of their customers. Also, they are in Montreal, and I like talking to the French girls on the helpdesk.

The internet is a lot like the ocean. If you aren't careful, you can fall in and drown. If you know what you are doing, you can use the ocean to sail anywhere.

--Howard