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Cybersecurity Advent – Day 04

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: backup your devices If you’ve never experienced a hard drive crash on your computer or your mobile phone completely dying and you lose everything on your device … consider yourself lucky. We put a lot of information,…

Cybersecurity Advent – Day 03

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: review your computer’s privacy settings It’s no secret that companies gather information about their customers. The problem is when we don’t pay attention and let them gather everything about us and our habits. While their service…

Cybersecurity Advent – Day 02

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: use anti-virus and anti-malware Adding another layer of security is installing an anti-virus AND an anti-malware program on your computer AND your phone. Macs, Windows, iPhones, Androids … all of them are potentially vulnerable. Also, no single anti-virus…

Cybersecurity Advent – Day 01

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: update your devices The most effective way to stay safe is to run the latest patches and software updates on your computer and mobile devices. While we hear all the time about zero-day vulnerabilities, most exploits…

Cybersecurity Advent Calendar

Starting on Friday, December 1, I’m going to post a series of security tips to help people learn to keep themselves safe on their computers, on their phones, and online. While I’m using the “advent” aspect of a child’s advent…

4in44

Back in 2015 I tried a “Project 365” in which I would post a picture each day. I didn’t really have a theme, per se. Some days I posted something I’d done that day, other days it was completely random.…

Devoured by its own economic model

This is actually a great article over at SBNation which is more about economics than the NFL and Football. TL;DR – NFL franchises have become experts at “squeezing every profitable dollar, and trimming every wasteful one from the budget” making their…

More like Alt-Wrong

I’m a generally amicable person. I don’t hold grudges well, I’m friendly, I try to look at both sides of an issue objectively. What I’m trying to say is that I feel like I’m a pretty even-keeled person.   But there…

Recipe: Baked Apples

Baked apples are a Fall tradition in our house. Every year since the kids were little we’ve gone apple picking. When you’ve got bags and bags of apples, you have to figure out a way to use them all. Apple…

A different world

Note: I posted this originally on the Friendface … but felt I should post it here too. Found this photo on imgur. People watching the WTC burn 16 years ago. I remember that day pretty vividly. I remember feeling like the…

Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce

I made this vegan garlic Alfredo sauce tonight … and it was a hit! The recipe is from “The Vegan 8“, so it’s only eight ingredients. I found it took a little longer than the recipe suggests to make. It…

Organic Foods Aren’t Healthier

For the record, I don’t shop for organic foods because they’re healthier. I shop for them because they’re grown and/or produced without the use of (or with severely limited use of) pesticides. According to this article in The Telegraph the…

Mindfulness

I’ve recently decided I need to practice more mindfulness. I’ve always been pretty carefree and not really too focused on the past or future. The problem is, I also tend to default to just “live” in the present. I have…

Not OKKK

Looking for free anti-fascism / anti-racism vector art? Thanks to Bobby Hundreds, your search is over! The art was inspired by Heather Heyer, who lost her life in the Charlottesville attack on 12 August. Source: Bobby Hundreds Gives Away Free…

Please greet me with a heart full

Why am I so behind the times sometimes? I’ve only just recently started listening to Run The Jewels. These guys are great! I don’t study war no more I don’t hate the poor no more Gettin’ more ain’t what’s more…

Mind the gap

I tweaked some stuff on the back end, I’m curious if picture uploads from Android will work now… Yup, looks like it. Testing the Twitter integration after publishing too.

Testing from Android

Nifty, eh. Not only did I manage to get WordPress up and running for a couple domains, I also managed to tweak it to access from the Android WordPress app. It’s been too long since I’ve messed with technical stuff;…

Password123

A security analyst working for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provided guidance back in 2003 that was used as the basis for a lot of security policies. His guidance was that passwords should be complex (special characters,…

Going backwards

I think I was in 7th grade when I first heard Depeche Mode. Up until that point, I didn’t really have my own musical identity. I pretty much listened to what my dad listened to. I enjoyed it, but it…

Coulrophobia

Coulrophobia [kool-ruh–foh-bee-uh] noun 1. an abnormal fear of clowns ex. I don’t get how anybody could have coulrophobia after listening to Puddles sing with his golden voice.

Well … maybe

Bottom line is that I want to blog again. However, I need to find the right platform, venue, URL, etc. I’m trying out “Ghost” and don’t mind it. I need to play with it a bit more though. I used…