Thoughts & Tips for March & April 2021
Friday, April 02, 2021
This photo is part of my Blurry collection.
All is good health-wise and no major COVID-19 impacts. We are looking forward to vaccines. #stay_home_if_sick, #wash_your_hands, #social_distance, #wear_a_mask
Some how I didn't get around to a February post. Things have been pretty focused at home (taxes, CISSP Continuing Education (CE) credits, ThePodCraft, etc), and work (new role) which is probably why it never got to the top of the priority list.
LOOK FORWARD TO
Our visit to the The Oaks (our photos from our 1st trip) to celebrate our 27th Wedding Anniversary is coming up soon. And I am going to be taking some annual leave from work the first full week of April just after Easter.
I continue to be Dungeon Mastering (DMing) for my Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) group. We have been slogging through the "epic" battle over 5 or 6 sessions (3-4 hours of real-time) to play 5+ minutes in game time (each turn has been 6 seconds long). I think the "snatch-&-grab" adventure I was planning is going to be something to do later, as our other DM is ready with his next adventure.
TECHNOLOGY, TIPS, & SUGGESTIONS
Wired recently published some great Gmail tips that are worth reviewing if you are a Google Gmail user.
I learned a few things about how to better use Virtual Desktops on Chrome OS in this article. I am currently using four: Main, GTD, Social, & Media.
I am not much of a wine drinker but I thought this graphic I found on Reddit to be helpful enough that I saved it into my REFERENCE library in Google Keep:
I believe I have a pretty good online password strategy. Here are some times related to cracking common password patterns. This is why your passwords need more complexity as of 2021. The bad news is that every year going forward the time to crack passwords is going to get less as processors/memory/storage/cache/technologies/approaches/etc. get better:
I have been using LastPass for several years (paying customer), and I still find it to meet my needs: works across many devices, Family Plan, easy to have different passwords per site, and complex generated passwords can be customized.
QUOTE I'M THINKING ABOUT
“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. - Mary Engelbreit