Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Security 101: 1.2 Billion Passwords Hacked and YOU

First, the story. From USA Today. I asked a friend who does computer security, what to do about passwords. Here’s a small primer. He wrote up his suggestions for the layman here. 1. If you have a password that’s under … Continue reading

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FAQ: Password Management.

“Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.” ~ Clifford Stoll How do you manage all the passwords for computers?  I’m sure most of you are familiar with … Continue reading

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It’s new computer time for Casa du Glassa

“A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.” ~ Emo Philips Suzy and I decided to replace our twin Dell desktop computers from 2007. I like and buy from Dell because: … Continue reading

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Work at 56, Starting Over

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. ~ Robert Frost After 20 years in the military and 20 years at Microsoft, I now work in South Lake … Continue reading

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RIP Steve Jobs

A real visionary with an unbelievable work ethic, you will be missed Steve. You left the world a better place than when you arrived.

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xkcd: Password Strength

From Allen’s question this morning on Facebook: Too many passwords or the early stages of Alzheimer’s we get a pointer to this xkcd gem.

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Ever Wonder What Tau Sounds Like (for math geeks)

The same fellow who presented us with “This is what Pi Sounds Like”, musician Michael Blake  interprets the mathematical constant Tau to 126 decimal places. So you know the rules.  For those geeks among us, here is Wikipedia’s definition of … Continue reading

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