Camerata Christmas concert and more (Thur update #2)

The Memphis Camerata vocal ensemble, conducted by Matthew Bowlin, will have their sixth annual Christmas concert tomorrow at 7 at St. Mary’s Episcopal, 700 Poplar. The ensemble will perform “Sure on This Shining Night” by Morten Lauridsen and other holiday classics. Tip: If you don’t want to drive there, take a Lyft or an Uber. 700 Poplar is theoretically walkable from the Downtown core but I don’t recommend it. Poplar east of Third is pretty rough.

Many of my readers own businesses that have websites, and if you are one of them you need to read this paragraph. Part of my job as webmaster for my company is to spend a little time each day reading web-related articles to make sure I stay current on my trade. Well, today I ran across one you need to know about. Unsecured websites are about to get hammered in Google’s new search rankings. If the URL of your site begins with http:// rather than https://, your site is unsecured and you may want to look into getting a security certificate. Contact your site’s hosting company to inquire how this can be done.

What’s the difference? If you use https://, information that comes to your web server from the user’s browser is encrypted before it is sent, making it harder for anyone coming across the data on the way to steal sensitive user information. Over http:// the data is unencrypted.

Wow… Bernie Sanders picked up an endorsement from Democracy for America. That’s the organization former presidential candidate formed in 2004, and it is very influential. I get an average of about 1 email a day from them. They asked DFA members to vote whether to endorse Hillary, Bernie or the third, irrelevant candidate. Sanders also picked up an endorsement from a 700,000 member communications union. Feel the Bern!

The Facebook Kroger 40% off coupon is a scam. Don’t fall for it.

The football Tigers have added Mississippi State to their schedule for 2021-22. I saw a comment that the Tigers are scheduling like they expect to be in the Big 12. That’s kind of what I thought too.

Bass Pro announced today that 2 million people have visited the Pyramid since its April 29 store grand opening.

Still planning on the Silly Goose Christmas party at 9. I’m giving myself permission to stay out a bit late on a school night for this one. See you tomorrow.