CategoryBriefs

Short posts. Longer than a tweet.

My fingers know my password

What I realized is that — probably for many years — I didn’t actually know my password. I couldn’t have told you what it is. I just relied on my fingers to know it. And since it always worked, I never thought to question it.

— Brent Simmons

I’ve had this exact problem. I never knew what was my password once the last time I changed it for a computer. I knew the pattern my fingers typed. But I couldn’t have told you what it was. It’s a scary feeling and I’ve since taken steps to make sure it never happens again.

Operational!

We are having some Webex issues today and I went to the status site to see if anything was reported. I pulled up status.webex.com and I am greeted by this guy.

Picture of a man in a green shirt behind a laptop with a green check above his open hand and the text Al Systems are Go! Webex is running smoothly with no issues.
Webex status man.

Now where have I seen this before…?

A woman sitting on a sofa in front of a wall with large letters saying Welcome! Everything is fine.
THE GOOD PLACE — “Everything Is Fine” Episode 101– Pictured: Kristen Bell as Eleanor — (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)

Bear in Sandals

I am so happy this statue exists.

It’s so joyful and fun. The bear sits overlooking Lake Needwood. The park where he lives is my favorite place to walk. It’s about 2.5 miles around the lake. It usually takes me about 90 minutes to complete the loop when armed with my camera or Pokemon Go.

Permission

Ask forgiveness and not permission.
Otherwise you’ll never get permission, and never get denied that permission. You’ll exist in a state of limbo for as long as you wait to take action. Then when you finally do take action, you’ll be chastised for taking action without permission (that was never coming).

The Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Active Shooter Edition

On the Media has a number of handbooks for how to deal with certain situations. Since we’re now all potentially breaking news and media figures, the active shooter edition is good advice to keep in mind.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook - Active Shooter Edition

There’s a printable PDF edition if you want to keep it near your computer or television. It’s a good reminder for all of us.

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