Ah, I could get used to this. The Gators’ success last night washed away the disappointment laid upon me by the East Atlanta Deadbeat Dads and the New York Jets. I’d be lying if I also didn’t add that this victory is a smidgen more pleasing because everyone lauded the Georgia Bulldogs as the “Greatest Team Of All-Time, Guaranteed To Be #1” at the beginning of this season.
Oh Yes It’s Laundry Night, Oh What A Night
I’m once again getting good at the economics of laundromats. Last night I returned to the laundromat across from Manuel’s Tavern where I discovered the “Triple Load” machines; previously I’d been using a combination of the “Single” and “Double” machines. My dirty laundry required only two of these machines so my cost of washing last night was only $6, which is at least $2 less than previous trips.
I was in an out of the laundromat in fourty-five minutes. Of course it still took four hours for me to dry and fold all of my laundry at home. I think that at some time in the coming week, perhaps this weekend, I’ll drag some other items like my sofa covers to the laundromat and see how their machines handle those.
My So-Called Web2.0 Life
In the past few months my life has changed. I’ve discovered Dropbox which is a privately-shared public folder on the internet and Evernote which is a note-taking/storage service on the net. In addition I’ve been attempting to reacquaint with Remember The Milk a To-Do list organizer that I blogged about back in ’06. Of course I have access to all of these services via my iPhone.
There is still one battle underway, the struggle to figure out which tool I will use to safely encrypt and store my account information. Back in the “olden days” when I carried a Palm Pilot or an HP iPaq I had applications which stored passwords in a proprietary database. When these items finally croaked I went to a solution using an encrypted file accessed by a program called TrueCrypt. The TrueCrypt solution is working, but there seem to be better solutions.
1Password is a pay-for solution that is a Mac/OS X only. I received a license for 1Password in a software bundle that I purchased a while ago. Since I’m moving to an all-Mac life this doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal, but since I still access the web from Windows and Linux machines it would be nice to have access to the 1Password database. Where 1Password shines is in its integration with all Mac-capable browsers, including the iPhone. 1Password has the ability to generate strong passwords and then auto-fill user/password information on websites stored within its database.
KeePassX is an free, open-source solution which is cross-platform, except there is no client for the iPhone. Unlike 1Password KeePassX doesn’t seem to have any auto-fill capabilities which is important for me as I start to generate stronger passwords.
Do any of you have input on this quandary?
Somebody Contact Sherlock Holmes, Columbo, Or Monk. I Don’t Care Who, Just Call Someone!
I need someone to solve the “Case Of The Clobbered Contacts.” Seems that since I got my iPhone I’ve been losing contact information. The initial culprit is syncing software. I believe that in the syncing process the “new” contact is being viewed as a “deleted” contact on another machine and being wiped from my iPhone. If I ask you for your number I am most likely neither hitting on your nor have I deleted your information on purpose, so please don’t smack me.
It’s Beginning To Look Like A Busy Weekend
Tonight I am double-booked. I’ll be attending the annual “Whine and Cheese Gift-Again” party and then hustling to The EARL to see the first of two shows put on by The Long Ryders this weekend.
Tomorrow I’ll be taking care of some business around the house, and depending on the weather might even go to the Atlanta Hash in an attempt to get one closer to my one hundredth Atlanta hash. Of course regardless of what I do in the afternoon I’ll be back at The EARL tomorrow night.
Sunday is a Paulie Day! I am on a temporary self-imposed hiatus from the Sunday Runners Group (One, I don’t need to drink that much. Two, I’m not running much right now) However, I am planning on heading somewhere for photo shooting. I’m considering a free-standing hearth seeking mission, but may wind up shooting (in the bloody cold) at one of my “secret locations”.
What’s on your weekend radar?
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat and happy
Current Music – listening to Leo Laporte’s “The Tech Guy” podcast
Website Of The Day – Indulge me as I suggest you check out the homepage for the Bowl Championship Series (aka BCS)
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 3 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 9 (9)
Vegetarian Days – 1
Carnivorous Days – 7
Marta Rides – 0
– Complete all necessary work on the dining room (not going to lie, I picked an easy room first)
– Lose no fewer than two pounds
– Run no fewer than 50 miles
– Completely read Softbox Lighting Techniques for Professional Photographers, Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas, and How to Be Happy, Dammit: A Cynic’s Guide to Spiritual Happiness
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeño Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem