valley fever surrounded by disbelief fever

11.1: web.health/valley fever/unbelievable illness fells baseball pro's:

. johnny bench got valley fever:
. Johnny Bench played at a golf tournament fundraiser
hosted by Buck Owens in Bakersfield
on a windy day in the early 1970s.
He contracted Coccidiodomycosis
and started exhibiting respiratory distress
a few weeks later with the Cincinnati Reds.
The doctors out there
weren't familiar with Valley Fever,
and before the possibility of cocci
(and a simple treatment with antifungals) was suggested,
he had already undergone a lung biopsy to remove the lesion,
which was suspected at the time to be cancer.
. imagine that, an athlete with valley fever;
when I had that I could hardly walk,
every joint I used or walked on
quickly became inflamed .
. this site is for a woman who got the fungus in her brain .
. disseminated coccidioidomycosis (valley fever)
with meningitis, the form of cocci
most likely to end in death.
. It's contracted from inhaling a fungal spore
that lies in the soil found in California's central valley,
where I had been visiting my parents.
. it's also in az, and nevada
-- 98.9 fm radio 11.10
. Here and Now host Steve Goldstein
talks to Dr. Hans Einstein, a Valley Fever researcher,
and Dr. David Nix of the College of Parmacy at U of A
about Valley Fever in Arizona.
The doctors answer listener calls
and explain what is being done to alleviate
the suffering of valley residents.
comments to valley fever blog:
. I am sooooo tired all the time,
pain in my joints, and so on.
. I am wondering about your valley fever;
I have been sick with VF for almost 6 years now.
It is so hard to find other people
who have had this experience
or a doctor that understands your problems.
Conor Jackson of the Diamondbacks
I just read that he missed the last 5 months
of last season due to his contracting
"valley fever"
... an illness caused by breathing fungi
in desert soils in the Southwest.
I have never heard of "valley fever" before.
Valley fever. Hmmph.
D-backs trade Jackson for A's Demel June 15, 2010
Jackson, 28, was a solid piece of Arizona's
lineup from 2006-2008,
when he batted .292 and averaged 14 homers and 71 RBI.
He missed most of the 2009 season
with what was eventually diagnosed as Valley Fever,
a fungal infection that saps the body's energy.


before qubes there was mac vmware virtualizing windows

[at the ubuntu forum]/Setting up virtual machines

. I am so thankful this article was pointed out us;
for 2 years I've been using
mac.vmware`fusion to run ubuntu
-- worried about rootkits --
but since recently hearing about
Joanna Rutkowska's expertise in rootkits
I wondered how her setup differed from mine .

. I was suprised she did her online shopping
on a separate machine from her banking;
but she's right, once at macmall (a secure site)
I got my credit card "validated" by a scam;
who knows what else I got?
(I think macmall uses 3rd-party advertizing).

. as for linux having no 3rd-party drivers:
in security terms,
all open source is 3rd-party!
it's a lot of cooks in the kitchen;
complexity increases risk .
. did you know that most of
russia, china, the world,
are using bootleg microsoft?
when the world moves to linux,
the botnets will come for linux next !

. but by the time they do,
we will be saved by ...
# intel's VT-d, TXT, TPM,
# linux (or anything) on the
okL4 verified microvisor
# and using Joanna's system of
5 vm's for each security domain,
-- or Joanna's Qubes

5 vm's for each security level:
# red: browsing random sites, no privacy;
-- expected to get infected;
. I revert it to a known snapshot every week or so.
# yellow: semi-sensitive tasks,
. uses firefox.NoScript to only allow
scripting to a trusted few sites:
online shopping, blogging, etc.
Sure, somebody might do a
man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack against
a plaintext HTTP connection
that is whitelisted by NoScript
and inject some malicious drive-by exploit,
but then again,
Yellow machine is only semi-sensitive
and there would not be a big tragedy
if somebody stole the information from it.
[unless credit cards are used?
maybe that's for green vm?]
# green: https-only, bank's account
. it is quite important to make sure
only HTTPS is used for this machine
to mitigate potential MITM attacks;
for example, on any hotel Wi-Fi.
. don't use the host's browser as a Green machine:
[the host is a huge attack vector;
and, all the attacks are coming from online;
so, take it offline .]
# where to keep one's email client:
[with separate personal and work vm's;
both have mozilla mail;
work needs a noscript browser]

other tips:
#handling updates:
[getting prompt updates for each guest vm
dramatically reduces the number of attacks .]
# clipboard:
[every guest can be logging the clipboard .]
transfer of files between vm's and host:
[more networking is more risk .]