Critical Hello Kitty data leak and Tuesday news

Very important news in the world of computers today: A database containing account information for 3.3 million Hello Kitty fans has been leaked. If you’re a Hello Kitty fan, your sensitive data may have been compromised.

Amber Rae Dunn Hosts Earnestine & Hazel’s Open Mic Night tomorrow from 8 to 11 PM. For many people (me included) tomorrow is an effective weekend night, and a chance to come hear some live music or perform some of your own.

Take a moment away from your holiday planning to save a date: January 12. That will be the date of the first South Main Association meeting for 2016. It will be at the Halloran Centre for the Performing Arts, with Terence Patterson who runs DMC being the featured guest. There will also be an introduction to the centre by Ron Jewell, VP of Operations. 6 PM is the start time.

MLGW issued a statement regarding last Friday night’s power outage south of Monroe Avenue Downtown: An underground cable fault and an equipment issue at a substation were to blame. Power was out for 53 minutes.

Beer lovers, Miss Cordelia’s has a deal for you on Christmas Eve. Bring your growler in and get a fill for only $9. You can bring as many growlers as you want.

The Tigers men’s basketball team hosts IUPUI tonight at FedExForum at 7.

The DMC has 10 last-minute stocking stuffer suggestions for people who love Memphis.

Foodie Alton Brown named Memphis the best food town in America recently.

From Lifehacker: Track scams in your area with the BBB’s scam-tracking tool.

From Gizmodo: Don’t start playing with this HTML5 drum machine if you have anything to do today

The timetable for the opening of Trader Joe’s in Germantown has been updated. They’re now looking at a third-quarter 2016 opening. For those who have never been in one, Trader Joes is to grocery stores what In-n-Out is to burgers. In particular: Get the giant chocolate bars. Also, the vegetable lasagna in their grab & go case is so good that you won’t care that there’s no meat in it. I’m not a wine person but their Two-Buck Chuck (I think it may be Three-Buck Chuck now) is said to be as good as much more expensive wines.

That’s it for now. Second update after work is not out of the question. I will lead off happy hour at Blind Bear about 5:40 if anyone is in the mood to join.