Must change or cancer will get me!

In case my parents are reading this blog post, I don't have cancer. I'm just paranoid.

Boy, that was such a clickbait title!!

Tribute to Stephen Schurkey

Who I just learned yesterday passed away. Whom I met first two and a half years ago. Whose light still reverberates through the three realms.

Who touched me deeply with his smile, his deep wisdom, his music. Whom I would have easily given anything to had he asked. Whose rebirth, should he take one, I pray will be most favorable.

Please use a password app!

My work in software development gives me a unique perspective on security. Thinking about, building, and deploying software includes wondering how others might hack their way into my systems. But most folks don't really pay much attention because it's hard.

An easy-to-follow article on why you should use a different password on every site reminded me that everyone who doesn't pay a little attention to their security is vulnerable to quite a lot of suffering if their accounts are hacked into! So, please, at least change the passwords on your bank accounts and other places that could be vulnerable. And use an app to do it.

The Expanse is Saved!

Very excited to read that Amazon Prime will carry The Expanse! I watched every episode as soon as it came out on Syfy, and look very much forward to seeing what happens in Season 3.

Will you be watching?

Enpass balances safety and privacy

I prefer to be in control of my data. Ever since another password service locked me out of my account for days and couldn't figure out how to let me in I've been managing my own password database using KeepassX and a self-hosted WebDAV server. It's been quite awful, slowing down my computer usage dramatically.

So when I discovered Enpass I was intrigued! Initially the import was complex, but since I'm a programmer, I was able to figure out how to export the KeepassX XML file, write a short Clojure script to make it into an easy-to-parse CSV file, and import it into the desktop client.