By Andrew Ferguson

  1. Why You’re Doing Passwords Wrong

    To anyone who understands information theory and security and is in an infuriating argument with someone who does not (possibly involving mixed case), I sincerely apologize.

    If you use passwords, there’s a good chance you’re doing them wrong and exposing yourself to unnecessary risk.

    My intent is provide some basic information on how you can do passwords better (Arguably, there is no one right way to do passwords), suitable for grandma to use (no offense grandma), because there’s no reason that you can’t do passwords better.

  2. The Day We Fight Back

    Six months ago, primarily in light of the issues concerning the NSA’s use of what I believe to be unconstitutional searches I started the process of moving my email system (which is also the email system my family and extended family uses) away from Google Apps. Last week, I completed the technical transition to the…

  3. 2013 Year in Cities

    After missing MVP Gold by about 2000 miles last year, I started 2013 back at square one: I started climbing back up the points ladder again, hitting up two new states: Pennsylvania and Missouri, as well as one new country: Honduras! Seattle, WA* San Diego, CA Salt Lake City, UT* San Francisco, CA Solomons, MD*…

  4. 2012 Year in Cities

    I neglected to share my escapades for 2012, which is a shame because I flew almost about 50,000 miles, missed Alaska Airlines MVP Gold by about 2,000 miles, and rode a train! I added four new states and a district: New York, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Alabama. Billings, MT* Seattle, WA* New York,…

  5. $10K for a Car?

    Pretend you had up to $10K to spend on a car, which car would you purchase and why? (By which I mean, what should Rachel and I get). Usage: Daily driving to work Occasional long-distance (up to 1600 miles round trip) Requirements: Dual-Climate Control Seat-Warmers Desirements: Bluetooth integration Toyota, Volkswagen, or Subaru Ready, Set, Go!

  6. We’re Going To Need a Bigger Boat

    I somehow have managed to churn through over 3.5 terabytes of data on our internet connection over the last three months. While I’m glad Comcast’s “enforcement of the 250GB data consumption threshold is currently suspended”, I’m also scared to see what happens when they bring it back. For what it’s worth, most (~90%) of that…