After a month of diligent efforts I have reached over 800 followers on my Tearstone Graphics (tearstonedecals) Instagram account. Continue reading “800 Followers on Instagram”
It goes without saying that LEGO is the premium experience in building with plastic blocks. Create a mini version of the Big Ben clock tower from London England with LEGO. Continue reading “LEGO 21013 Architecture Big Ben Review”
I moved my cable modem to a corner of the house with an older Linksys N based router and WiFi access point that I was using. This resulted in having a very weak signal on the other side of the house and an unreliable connection. I fled to the internet to find out what kind of options there were. I considered everything from Ethernet over A/C to range extenders until I looked a bit closer at the newest generation of router access points. One that rose to the top for me was the Linksys WRT1900AC. Continue reading “Linksys WRT1900AC Review”
In life, I find that there are players and there are spectators. Through different seasons of our life, we may shift back and forth between either role. When it comes to writing at some point, you can go from reading to jumping in and take an active part in the process.
Being a writer means taking the leap from listening to saying, “Listen to me”. – Jhumpa Lahiri
Writing is a great way to express how you feel and think. Imagine all of the cool worlds that you put yourself in when you use your imagination. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone join you there?
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I came across this epic cartoon over at xkcd regarding the strength of passwords. The conventional line of thought is a minimum of 8 characters with a mixture of caps and special characters.
As computing power increases, passwords that are or a certain length are trivial to crack, assuming the right conditions are present.
Since not all systems are designed the same on the internet. A basic defense is to use a different password on every site that you have an account on. Without going into too many gory details, many websites do not follow best practices in how they store passwords. There are sites on the internet that store passwords in a database in plain human readable text. There are sites out there that do not lock users out after a certain amount of attempts, which paves the road for a never ending brute force attempt.
Since I have moved into my new position at work, I have been dressing up a bit more than I used to be. As someone pointed out, that I’m no longer dressing up like an IT ruffian like I used to. I wear dress shirts and pants to work in place of faded polo shirts and dockers. Continue reading “Bow Ties”
Holy cow, I would have never expected this. According to an analysis by Movoto.com, Orlando, Florida is the second most creative city in the country.
Movoto cites that we have the second most art supply stores by capita. If they mean all of the Old Time Pottery, Micheal’s, Hobby Lobby and the sort, then yes these stores are everywhere. Continue reading “Orlando is the 2nd Most Creative City In America”
After posting new content on your site, it is not taboo to go back and edit it later. Most visitors that come to the site are new, they do not know anything about you, so when they land on your site this is the first thing they see. If the first thing is an older post with some outdated information, they may not have a first good impression. Continue reading “Reviewing and Updating Old Posts”