Passwords and passphrases – upgrade your password security

I recently upgraded my password security after reading an Intercept article about passphrases vs passwords.

The skinny: passphrases are better when it comes to something like a master password, or for locking or encrypting a local folder or drive, but for individual websites, random passwords generated by a password generator (such as LastPass) are quite good enough. The article I read said that a 5-word passphrase should be good enough, but apparently no longer. Now 6 is the minimum.

A more complete article can be found here: https://www.cloudwards.net/how-to-set-up-a-strong-password/

Diceware, the solution offered in many articles, including the ones above, seems like an easy-to-implement, analog way to create secure passphrases. Don’t delay, upgrade your master password today. Use a passphrase.


I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly's "Evernote Essentials", Dan Gold's $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions' Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap's free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for it on his homepage.
Disclosure of Material Connection: My recommendations above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Your cost will be the same as if you order directly. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Barefoot shoes! (Not April Fool’s)

Barefoot running shoes? Are you serious??!? Yes. They exist. They sell on Amazon (and elsewhere). And they’re apparently great for you.

A kind reader recently sent me an email with a link to her  very interesting article, 15 Health Benefits of Barefoot Running Shoes, According to Science (+8 Tips for Beginners).

She’d spotted my blog post on the subject, written almost exactly 8 years ago, which asked if running shoes are a waste of time (and money), and referred to a Daily Mail article on Mexican runners who performed outstanding athletic feets (Stop it! -Ed.) Sorry, feats, while running in sandals or bits of rubber tires tied on with string. According to 15 Health Benefits of Barefoot Running Shoes, professional athletes do not use them all the time, but mainly when recovering from injuries.

I was so impressed with the list of benefits that I bought a pair of barefoot running shoes on the spot. Perhaps they will inspire me to return to my jogging regime.

The article mentioned Achilles tendinitis, which I suffered from as a child, tho I don’t remember ever being told the name of the problem. At the time, there was a comic series about a barefoot soccer-playing prodigy, which I enjoyed reading. If only I had known about the benefits of barefoot running, I might have emulated my comic-book hero and cured my tendinitis.

So stop reading this and go and read Jacky Miller’s article: https://www.jenreviews.com/barefoot-running-shoes/


I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly's "Evernote Essentials", Dan Gold's $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions' Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap's free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for it on his homepage.
Disclosure of Material Connection: My recommendations above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Your cost will be the same as if you order directly. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

2nd-hand book sale!

(Updated October 18th,  2017 2017年10月18日作成。)

  1. 「Get Shorty」 を 1,180 で@amazonから出品しました Get Shorty, the original novel by Elmore Leonard that was later made into a great movie starring Gene Hackman and John Travolta. The movie used much of Leonard’s original dialogue untouched. Good condition. No markings, dog-eared, torn or missing pages. Very slight scuffing on the edge of the covers.
  2.  「Two-thirds」 を ¥9,432 で@amazonから出品しました 。 商品の劣化や破れ、剥がれ等がある。 書きこみ,切りぬきはありません。1999年出版。使用感があり。日本より発送。No markings, torn or missing pages. A few slightly dog-eared pages. Slight scuffing on edges of covers, creasing on 1 corner of front cover. Paperback, 811 pages. Published 1999. Ships from Japan, allow 21 days for delivery abroad. Mind-blowing book. Hang onto your hat! In places, a very moving story. How much is fact, and how much is fiction? You decide!
  3. 「On Writing」 を ¥966 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたので、商品の劣化や変色、破れ、書き込み、剥がれなどがほとんどございません。使用感がない。 This is in near mint condition. No markings, tears, discoloration or fading. No torn, missing or dog-eared pages. Paperback. Ships from Japan.
  4.  「The Logical Thinking Process: A Systems Approach to Complex Problem Solving」 を ¥9,708 で@amazonから出品しました。 キレイな状態ですが、使用感がある。hips from Japan. Hardcover. No torn, missing or dog-eared pages. No markings, fading or discoloration. Very good condition.

Continue Reading »


I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly's "Evernote Essentials", Dan Gold's $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions' Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap's free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for it on his homepage.
Disclosure of Material Connection: My recommendations above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Your cost will be the same as if you order directly. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

歴史の中古本(2)

日本語の本を売っています。

(Updated September 6th, 2017 2017年9月6日更新。)

 

  1.  「新版 シルクロード往来人物辞典」 を ¥1,200 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたから、きれいな状態です。商品の劣化や変色、破れ、書き込み、剥がれ、書きこみ,切りぬきなどがはありません。カバーに小さな曲がれとすり減りがあり。使用感があり。
  2.  「泥と蓮 白隠禅師を読む―坐禅和讃・毒語心経・隻手音声」 を ¥2,098 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたから、きれいな状態です。商品の劣化や変色、破れ、書き込み、剥がれ、書きこみ,切りぬきなどがはありません。使用感がほとんどない。
  3.  「発現永楽大鐘(漢英日対照)(中国語)」 を ¥1,298 で@amazonから出品しました。日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたから、きれいな状態です。商品の劣化や変色、破れ、書き込み、剥がれ、書きこみ,切りぬきなどがはありません。カバーに小さな曲がれとすり減りがあり。使用感があり。

Continue Reading »


I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly's "Evernote Essentials", Dan Gold's $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions' Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap's free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for it on his homepage.
Disclosure of Material Connection: My recommendations above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Your cost will be the same as if you order directly. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Recommended reading

This is a list of recommended reading, books and articles that I have found helpful in teaching me to think more clearly and understand cause and effect.

First, some links to articles I used in the presentation on Feb. 25th, 2017.

  1. Swine Flu:Swine_Flu_by_Rappoport_bitly_links.pdf
  2. MishTalk: 60,000 visas unbanned. Trump acted foolishly, irreponsibly, and likely illegally.
  3. Logical fallacies listed and explained in Japanese: Avoid and Name That Fallacy! 誤謬を見抜け!誤謬を避けよ!
  4. Next FAME (March 25th) we will
    1. finish discussing “Logic & Rhetoric”, including answering the question, how to persuade Westerners to follow Japanese “rules”.
    2. discuss if members wish to take a short course in logical analysis,
    3. read the first chapter of the shortest economics textbook in the world: “Economics in One Lesson” by Henry Hazlitt. (The whole book and a good Japanese translation are available on Amazon, see below). Click here to download chapter 1:Henry Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson_ch1

And here are the books listed in the Feb. 25th handout. I have added links to the Japanese translations where available. I’m selling some of these books.

RECOMMENDED READING

Continue Reading »


I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly's "Evernote Essentials", Dan Gold's $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions' Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap's free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for it on his homepage.
Disclosure of Material Connection: My recommendations above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Your cost will be the same as if you order directly. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Best wishes for 2017


I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly's "Evernote Essentials", Dan Gold's $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions' Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap's free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for it on his homepage.
Disclosure of Material Connection: My recommendations above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Your cost will be the same as if you order directly. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Quote of the week

Check zerohedge, they have an article about how the NGOs are bringing in the migrants from N Africa. Includes names of ships. It may be inferred that countries are becoming irrelevant and politics are a stage game.

The Zerohedge article referred to: Something Strange is Happening in the Mediterranean


I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly's "Evernote Essentials", Dan Gold's $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions' Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap's free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for it on his homepage.
Disclosure of Material Connection: My recommendations above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Your cost will be the same as if you order directly. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Song for the week, and for a lifetime

“When you see another human being, what do you see?”
A fat person? A stupid person? A white person? A black person? A green person? A man? A woman? An old person? A young person?
Or do you see a human being?
Do we even know what a human being really is?
Do your eyes see? Is your heart open?


I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly's "Evernote Essentials", Dan Gold's $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions' Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap's free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for it on his homepage.
Disclosure of Material Connection: My recommendations above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Your cost will be the same as if you order directly. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thought for the day

2016-11-14-23-02-14

Prem Rawat


I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly's "Evernote Essentials", Dan Gold's $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions' Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap's free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for it on his homepage.
Disclosure of Material Connection: My recommendations above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Your cost will be the same as if you order directly. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Quote of the day

First, a map. (Click for a larger version to get the full impact.)
geographic-landslide1

Quote of the day.

From a quick look at Japanese TV last night and this morning, this seems to be all too true here as well (click for a larger version).
stockcats_tweet


I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly's "Evernote Essentials", Dan Gold's $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions' Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap's free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for it on his homepage.
Disclosure of Material Connection: My recommendations above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Your cost will be the same as if you order directly. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”