Understanding Passwords, Passphrases and Password Managers

This is a subject that has been extensively covered by many folks much smarter than I, but I still would like to give my humble contribution to the conversation. Let’s start with a few definitions. Password: A series of characters that are used as a digital key to unlock/open/login/decrypt  some sort of digital service. Also […]

An Introduction to Private Email

I’m going to assume that if you’re reading this, you probably have at least one email address, and/or use email at least occasionally. I’ll also guess that, like me, you probably never really thought about the details of your email accounts in a “big picture” way. Most of us probably started with something through our […]

Custom Android ROMs for the Average Person

  I just recently finished up a months long ambition to switch my cell phone over to CyanogenMod custom ROM. This is something I’ve been wanting to do/researching for a while now. I’ve found a ton of information on the subject, but as a ‘non-techie’ person, I’ve found it very confusing and difficult to parse […]

On Email

Email is a critical function for most of us. Many use email to communicate for work or with family, and even those of us who don’t use it to send communication almost certainly have an address or 10 that we use to sign up for things, log in to Facebook, twitter, our bank account, etc. […]

Why I’m Scaling Back From Google

I first started really using computers and the internet when I went to college in 2007. During and after my college years, Google has developed some amazing services that I’ve used and enjoyed, from android and gmail to Hangouts and Drive. I have gotten a lot of good from Google’s services, and I appreciate the […]