I spent a weekend teaching my mom how to use her new Mac. In the process, I realized I’ve learned from her just as much as she did (hopefully) from me. How do we teach people how to use technology? Here’s a reflection.
LastPass changed its subscription plan and different guides popped up to review the best alternatives, as expected. My favorite password manager has been KeePassXC for quite some time. In this guide, I’ll show you how to import LastPass passwords into an existing KeePassXC database so they are all neatly organized in one group.
Trying to start a new fun tradition and post interesting links I viewed the last month. The idea hit me when I was browsing Alex Schroder’s RSS feed. I’m going to call these “MoLi” (MoLis is the plural) for Monthly Links, and expand a little about why I focused on these.
In February, three links:
The biggest tip IT tip I believe I gave anyone is “take your own notes”. Never, under no circumstances, let anyone - not your coworkers, not your boss, not your mom - no one, touch your notes. Needless to say, org-mode tripled the importance of this tip, and my notes have long grown to wikis: one for work, one for personal matters.
I started writing this post thinking about switching to Linux natively again. As I’m finishing writing, I’m five days using Linux Mint exclusively. I am happy with it. This post is a bit confusing, as I was writing it in parts throughout the experience
Two weeks ago I wrote about Signal’s outage as a result of a big “surge” of new users, which was the result the WhatsApp’s “all your stuffs belong to us” fiasco. It’s the misinformed users, I ranted, who are to blame for their own lack of privacy. Seems like things are turning worse though. I believe this “surge” is the beginning of the end of Signal as we know it.
I haven’t updated my org-mode system for a while. It’s been working great and I couldn’t come up with further improvements, at least that’s what I thought. Earlier this week though, I gave the org-mode manual another read and found a few additional gems that I’ve quickly added to my workflow.
I haven’t written about a video game here in a while, and I’m not sure why. I still spend a lot of time in video games, some are worthy of mentioning. This time I want to talk about how Assassin’s Creed surprised me in a good way and why I think this game is worth playing.
Tech journalism gets a lot of things wrong, including alarming people of WhatsApp new privacy policies. I’m glad Shira from NYT did a bit more honest reporting. Let’s talk about this for a minute.
My first password manager was LastPass and KeePassXC could be my last. It’s an excellent password manager that is built on top of KeePass which works on all major OSs, including Android. I want to spend some time on this excellent tool and some ideas to improve privacy.