Bag of Randomness


  • Several of you were nice enough to recommend a secure password saving and generating tool called LastPass.  From my understanding, you create one master password which LastPass doesn’t even record or store, and LastPass will do the rest when it comes to creating unique passwords for each site.  What’s holding me back is that I’m not real comfortable giving a third party all my passwords.  Also, if I’m a hacker, wouldn’t I just need to hack LastPass to get a treasure trove of data?  I’m sure there’s security safeguards on their end I don’t understand, but it seems like I would just be putting all my eggs in one basket, hoping that basket is secure enough to protect my eggs.  So far these articles (granted, they’re all from the same source, LifeHacker) have been helpful researching the company, let me know if there’s another I should check out:
  • We are a one car family now and the wife and kids will be in East Texas, so I’m going to be bunkered in GeedingManor all weekend.  On the plus side, this will prevent me for eating fast food.  Sometimes I like to surprise WifeGeeding when she’s gone with projects I do around the house.  For instance, one time I had new carpet installed without her knowledge and another time I surprised her by upgrading our shower.  This time, I plan on veggin’ out.
  • I’m a big fan of the Google Chrome web browser but it’s been sluggish as of late.  After perusing the web for a while it seemed a common problem is that many users have the Hardware Acceleration featured enabled.  When I disabled it, Chrome was working lightening fast again. Here’s the instructions if you’re interested.
  • I always thought Troy Aikman was conceited but it was overlooked because of his good looks and play on the field, but I started to change my mind as he started to open up on The TICKET.  However, the way he responded to Gordon’s questions yesterday put him back on the conceited list.
  • Buzzfeed actually has a pretty thoughtful post about prayer and saying grace.
  • Most likely this will be in Texas – Elon Musk is building a five-mile Hyperloop test track
  • Amazon debuts 13 new TV show pilots that you can watch right now – There’s a cartoon about a garbage truck the BoyGeeding really enjoyed.
  • I’m not saying I’m for or against the Keystone Pipeline, but I had no idea there were already quite a few of pipelines from Canada that go through the U.S., with several ending at the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Ted Cruz’s Plan For NASA Is Epic – He even references JFK in his statement – In his statement, which was titled “Focus NASA on Its Core Mission: Exploring Space, and More of It,” Cruz said he wants to expand the US space program.
  • Is it time for Jerry Jones the owner, to fire Jerry Jones the general manager?  I purposely tuned in to WFAA to see Jerry’s biggest critic, Dale Hanson, to see what he would say about Jerry winning the Executive of the Year award and he wasn’t even working.
  • ‘Mad Men’ starts back up on April 5th.
  • The Green Bay Packers seem obsessed with playing a board game called Settlers of Catan.
  • I just don’t see the Packers or Colts winning this weekend.
  • I wish I had a father figure in my life right now, I sure could use some advice wisdom about a few things I’m fighting through.
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7 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. RPM says:

    Thanks for the Chrome tip. I've been having issues, too. We'll see if this fixes it.

    I'm not convinced that wasn't a prearranged bit between Aikman and Gordo.

    I had a horrible football weekend. All my teams lost AND Jerry Jones was named Exec of the Year.

  2. Ben W. says:

    Chrome has been a bit wonky for me, too, so thanks!

    I really hope that we can invest more into NASA. For a program that has produced so many technological and scientific advances that affect our daily lives in a positive way, it still boggles my mind that we allowed the shuttle program to end without a clear "next step" program in place. I disagree with Cruz on a lot, but not on this.

    An entire weekend alone, stuck in the house? That sounds heavenly. Enjoy!

    I wish I were more excited about Mad Men. I felt like they killed the potential for a momentous final season by getting greedy and splitting it into two parts, a la Breaking Bad. Mad Men was so very, very good for so long, but it seems a bit directionless now. I feel like a perfect series finale would have been the end of Season 5, which saw the firm moving into its new offices, Meagan starting her new career, Peggy gaining respect in her new firm, and new paths/possibilities for everyone. And, if you recall, it ended with Don alone in a bar while Meagan films her commercial, where he is approached by a woman and asked if he is alone. I'm still hopeful that these last few episodes will capture some of that magic, but I'm afraid Breaking Bad has set the bar so high for what quality television should be that I am spoiled.

  3. John Makovic says:

    – I'm looking forward to The Man in the High Castle on Amazon.

    – I agree that the Troy/Gordon thing was probably a bit.

    – I switched from Chrome to Firefox about six months ago, got tired of dealing with all that crap.

    – I think you really are going to do something this weekend, it's just that your wife reads the blog and you want to surprise her. 🙂

  4. B_Caesar says:

    The Gordon Keith / Troy Aikman "layout incident" got more airplay this morning, when Gordon was nominated for and subsequently won (albeit somewhat controversially) the "Emergency Brake of the Week".

  5. ALEC says:

    Stay strong my friend. Maybe Vegging out is not what you should do this weekend. Maybe call an old friend that you respect and admire; sometimes talking, getting out of the house with a friend does a mind good.

  6. sara says:

    I really like that prayer.

  7. Matt says:

    This podcast helped me feel good about using LastPass:
    It’s a little old but I really respect Steve Gibson’s opinion.

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