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  1. Most Problems Never Have To Be Solved

    When a problem is presented to me, I typically make a quick determination if needs my personal attention or not. Despite what others may desire of me, I generally let a majority of problems sit for a bit. If the issue does not arise again then I have saved myself from wasting time. I like…

  2. Progress Continues


    I got an oscilloscope for my birthday and was able to get through a very important hurdle last week. I spent the weekend laying out a new PCB, which should arrive in late next week. Interestingly I’ve also ventured into gray market IC chips from China. We’ll see how this goes. Don’t worry, it’s still…

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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*…