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Is your web-site safe from “Heartbleed”

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Industry News, Web Design | 0 comments

Fortunately Hansen Creative Services sites are not vulnerable to the "Heartbleed" bug.

Fortunately Hansen Creative Services sites are not vulnerable to the “Heartbleed” bug.

You may hear news reports in the coming days about a potential problem with web-sites called “Heartbleed”. The problem is that the security certificate used on some sites has a “leak” in it that causes some of the confidential information to be vulnerable to hackers.

Fortunately the web-sites created by Hansen Creative Services that are hosted on Falcon Technologies or 1and1.com servers are NOT at risk from this problem. 1and1 uses a secure version of the Apache server platform and Falcon uses Microsoft servers which are unaffected.

We take the security of the web-sites we create very seriously and are pleased that our solutions are not prone to this problem.

However since this affects 2/3s of all web-sites on the internet, many other sites and hosts are affected. As a result users may find themselves having to reset your passwords on other sites.

One of the sites affected is Yahoo, so if you have an account with them, make sure to change your password right away. By contrast Google and gmail are safe from this issue. To check if other sites you use are affected, you can go here: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/
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It’s OK to have a messy work space

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Funny Stuff, General | 0 comments

Last week, Kathleen Vohs, a marketing professor at the University of Minnesota gave a presentation at the Yale School of Management’s Art, Mind + Markets conference called “Effect of Visual Order on Creativity.” Her main point is that you get a creativity boost when you work in a messy space. This was reported on Inc.com this week. Read the full article here.

We are of three minds about this here at Hansen as we vary from very neat to somewhat messy… feel free to guess who’s who. And be warned that it changes regularly.

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When the Browns lose, push the fat. When the Buckeyes win, push the salad.

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in General, Industry News | 0 comments

Browns=Fried Chicken, Buckeyes=Salad

When the Browns lose, push the fat.
When the Buckeyes win, push the salad.

After fans’ favorite football team lost, the fans craved comfort foods–specifically, saturated fats and high-caloric foods. 

 

 

 

 

No doubt about it. Many of us have found backup teams to root for that actually win from time to time, while waiting out the return of Browns glory. Incredibly, their lack of success may be affecting the fans more than we may have realized.A fascinating study came out this week that should have implications for our restaurant clients (and Browns fans’ waistlines):

Researchers found that after fans’ favorite football team lost, the fans craved comfort foods–specifically, saturated fats and high-caloric foods.

The researchers surveyed thousands of football fans and found that saturated-fat consumption went up by 16 percent after a defeat, but down 9 percent after a win.

Calorie consumption went up by 10 percent after losses, and down by 5 percent after wins. In cities with a particularly strong football culture, like Cleveland, the numbers were almost twice as high.

What’s interesting is that it wasn’t just on game day that the fans craved better or worse-for-them foods. It carried over to the next day, as well.

It stands to reason that if you run a restaurant, you should push the fried chicken after a loss – and salads after a win. Since the effect wears off within a day or so, be prepared for either contingency, but push one or the other to the top of the daily specials and make sure your wait staff are recommending the appropriate choices for each scenario.

The study focussed on professional football, but we believe the same to be true for college football. Especially in cities like Columbus, where we are so identified with The Ohio State Buckeyes. The day after a Buckeye loss is a dark day indeed, and we could all use a little comfort. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen that often, so we get to reach for salad, instead.

Unless of course, we are also Browns fans and our Sundays are ruined for anything healthy by mid-afternoon. Hand me that deep-fried goodness. Stat!

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Our copy writer wrote a whole book!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in Funny Stuff, General, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our copy writer wrote a whole book!

Connie Hansen’s first novel, “Code Name VOID” is now up on Amazon for Kindle. It’s only $2.99 and makes the perfect companion for bathroom breaks or solitary lunches. Plus it’s got assassins, murder, kidnappings, explosions, gunfire, car crashes, an invisible anti-hero and lots of bad language.

Oh, and we designed the cover, too.

Code Name VOID

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