Saturday, August 6, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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In other news, Air Control is the amazon free app of the day. I've played the free version, and it's pretty alright.
Shit. My Majesty savegame didn't survive. DAMMIT.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Everyone knows that you should use secure passwords everywhere, and that you should use different passwords at each place. "But Ed", you say, "How can I remember all that? I'm not a computer!". Well, I'm glad you asked. This system is what works for me:
Step 1, Download and install Dropbox. Dropbox works like a folder on your computer that is synchronized to the internet. If your computer gets lost or stolen, the contents of your Dropbox folder are still accessible. A 2GB account is free (and each of us gets another 250MB if you use that link), and plenty of space for what we're using it for. You should be ok keeping the defaults during the installation. Use a new password, at least 12 characters, with letters and numbers. It's ok to write this one down for now.
Step 2, Download and install Keepass. Choose the latest 2.xx version. Keepass is a password manager. There are others that can do the job too, but Keepass is free and open source. From the Keepass website:
- Today you need to remember many passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your website's FTP password, online passwords (like website member account), etc. etc. etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a problem... A serious problem. He would have access to your e-mail account, website, etc. Unimaginable. But who can remember all those passwords? Nobody, but KeePass can. KeePass is a free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager for Windows.
Step 3, Run Keepass. Have it setup a new database (just using a master password, not a key file or a windows account), and save the database in your Dropbox folder. To test it out, create a new entry (the icon with a green arrow pointing to a gold key) and put in your dropbox username and password. There! You have a secure Dropbox account, with a good unique password, that you don't have to remember!
If you have more than one computer, just install Dropbox and Keepass on them too, and Dropbox will keep your password file in sync across your computers. Also, Dropbox and Keepass both have versions for ipad/iphone/ipod, Android, and Blackberry.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
When they first started the promotion, some of the books had some DRM bullshit, but now they're just watermarked PDF's, perfect for copying to your Kindle or smartphone.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The tl;dr of the story is that if you've provided them your credit card number, it might have been leaked. Also, if you use the same username and password elsewhere, then change them.
THIS IS A GOOD REASON NOT TO USE THE SAME PASSWORD EVERYWHERE. So was the engadget hack. I love password expiration day at work, expecially the arguement, 'but i've had this password for years, and i use the same one for everything!'.
Anyhow. My rant for the night.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
What I have been playing a lot of is Game Dev Story, an addicting little game where you run a company that develops video games. There's a lite version also to try out, to see if you like it first.
I really need a phone upgrade. Anyone have an HTC Evo or an HTC Evo Shift for cheap?
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
What a world. From my home, access to all kinds of information about what's happening. Several radar systems, live pictures of the storms taken from satellites floating above us... Actually, i could have done most of it from my cellphone, now that I think about it.
Do you ever stop and think about the technology that we take for granted every day?
Monday, April 18, 2011
Speaking of which, anyone have a suggestion for an ereader similar to a kindle, long battery life, fairly cheap, but with a bigger screen? Some of the PDF's that I'm trying to read end up being way too tiny on the Kindle's screen.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
If you haven't installed it on your Android powered phone yet, this might make it worth the effort. Trillian is the free app of the day at the Amazon app store - normally $5. Trillian is an all-in-one IM/chat application. Combined gchat, aim, facebook chat, icq, etc. Worth it at $5, a steal for free.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Anyway, Commvault released SP2 this week. Normally I'd be all over it, but I think I'm going to wait a week or so to see how the bugs shake out. The issue with backups leaving snapshots behind is really turning out to be a pain in the ass. Still, I think it'll turn out to be an improvement from Backup Exec.