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Serious Technology

Password strategery is confirmed!

So, you all prob­a­bly remem­ber my rant­i­ng about pass­words here pre­vi­ous­ly. Today i ran­dom­ly came across Jason Kot­tke’s page of stu­pid pass­word require­ments, and he linked to an arti­cle by Thomas Baek­dal on good pass­words that says exact­ly what I said, only bet­ter and with more research. He also post­ed a FAQ lat­er that answers […]

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Hell yeah Me and my life

Universal Solvent for the win

Yes­ter­day was Fathers’ Day, and it was nice. I got toast in bed and a few presents. I got a new umbrel­la to replace the one I bent when I slipped in the snow last Win­ter. I fig­ured the peri­od of mourning/humiliation was over, and I could stop using it. And I got a copy […]

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Hell yeah Technology

How I [watched] WWDC 2012

Inside base­ball here for peo­ple not inter­est­ed in Apple, but if you are: WWDC starts in half an hour, and here is how I am going to start out “watch­ing” the cov­er­age. Reminder, Apple has­n’t offered a live video stream of this event for years, and will not do so this year, either. (The live­blog­ging […]

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Me and my life Practical

Molting tree?

It would appear that the real­ly big sycamore in our back yard is molt­ing? Um. Help? UPDATE: I’ve been informed by peo­ple more knowl­edge­able than I that sycamore trees do this on a reg­u­lar basis. In fact, since this event, we’ve had sev­er­al more bark­falls, prob­a­bly exac­er­bat­ed by the drought this sum­mer.

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Hell yeah Me and my life

Farmers Market Strawberries (and Shortcake, and Morels, and Salad)

Like a month ago now (maybe more?) we went to the farm­ers mar­ket here in Over­land Park for the first time. We bought straw­ber­ries and morels and greens more stuff, and went home and had a most fab­u­lous din­ner. We cooked the morels, added them to pas­ta, had a light greens sal­ad, and made straw­ber­ry […]