USB flash drive manufacturers hate you and me. How do I know this? It will
become obvious should you try to buy a small USB flash drive. Now, I don’t mean
like fits in your pocket. I mean small like fits in your wallet. (No, I don’t
want to carry around MicroSD cards and an adapter.)
The other day, I ran across someone else with the same attitude. In fact, while I was thinking about it, he was talking and writing code to make it real. He is Eric Elliot and he wrote Stampit.
In my quest for more knowledge of cryptography, I’ve started reading actual books (instead of just reading API reference documents.) If you’re like me, and you’ve decided that going deeper than just making the code work is a good thing, read on. (more…)
I fight a daily battle against distractions. I know I’m not the only one, either, because the web sites that distract me are full of articles about how I can be less distracted. (I don’t want to change too much about how my mind works—the same part of my brain that gets distracted also is amazingly creative in problem solving.)
I’ve used some tools that help some of the time: pomodoro timers, (10 + 2) * 5 timers, time trackers, a custom hosts file, closing the browser, and upbeat music are just the beginning. In this article, I want to talk about how I handle the tool of productivity and distraction called the web.