During this spring, the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology has set up two live "Bird Cam" sites. This is an extraordinary way for bird lovers and others to check-in live on bird nests. There are a Great Blue Heron nest and Red Tail Hawk nest both being live-streamed 24x7. Along with the video streaming, there is a live-chat available as well, where viewers from around the world can ask questions and post comments about the birds. Hundreds of thousands of viewers from around the globe have checked into the sites.
This is a fascinating use of video and audio technology along with the Internet that can reach professionals, educators, students, and the general public all at the same time.
Here is the URL to the Red Tail Hawk Cam. The Great Blue Heron Cam can be tabbed from that page - enjoy.
New York State Electric and Gas has reported a possible data breach of its customer data files in recent days. Since the majority of our clients are NYSEG customers, we are suggesting that everyone follow-up on this information.
It appears that sensitive NYSEG and RG&E customer information was put in the hands of a third party company who was doing programming work for the company. That company apparently did not have adequate data security systems and procedures in place to full secure that data.
There is a new CSA in Ithaca. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and there are now many CSAs available in our community. The Finger Lakes Wine Center, one of our clients has created a new CSA just in time for the holidays. Here's more information on their program.
Have you wanted to expand your experience with Finger Lakes Wines? Do you love to sit down with your loved ones and enjoy wine, cheese, bread, and good conversation? Then the new Finger Lakes Wine Center CSA is for you.