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Safer Passwords 2019

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I wrote a post in May 2016 about using 2 step verification (2FA - "two factor authentication") wherever you can.

2019 starts tomorrow and one of the things I did to close out 2018 was update all of my passwords away from using the same password on multiple sites and securing them with 2FA when available.

If you don't want to pay for a password manager monthly (i. e. LastPass, 1Password, Dashlane, etc), you can really just have Google Chrome or Safari create and save your passwords.

"New" Google Sites Update

Since ditching Bluehost and Wordpress.org, I was really happy when I noticed that there was a pretty quiet update to Google Sites (maybe the other day? I'm having trouble finding much in the way of release notes).

I got rid of Bluehost

I really enjoyed having several Wordpress.org installs on a webhost, but it just got too costly.

I've really liked the creative outlet of creating websites with the Genesis Framework by StudioPress and Divi by Elegant Themes. I went from 5-10 page websites to making one page designs with CSS tags to take you to different parts of the same page with a traditional top navigation.

Millenial Mitchell

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What's more millennial than bucking the big guys in favor of local restaurants and startups or companies that stand for something? Maybe you'll find one that you haven't heard of or tell me about one I forgot/haven't heard of?



New York City Tips

I have a post like this on Memphis, but it is time for New York City.

So you've found yourself in New York City?

Phone Number Switch

I tried to be clever.

Before moving to New York City, I wanted to get a new phone number. I really wanted to take a piece of Memphis with me, so I decided to get a 901 number again. Easy right?

Safer Passwords

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The traditional online account has a username and a password. This method is much easier to hack, especially when the same password is used for many sites(I still do this). The difference with two-step verification is adding a password that you don't choose, aka a one-time password. It can be sent to you via text message (SMS) or it could be a code that is changing via an application (pictured right).