I recently received an email from TimeHop letting me know they had decided to sunset their Daily Email feature and will be focusing on their mobile app. The Daily Email feature was a simple email sent each day with your social media posts from a year ago. It’s a simple enough feature but I enjoyed seeing my posts from a year ago that day and didn’t want to stop receiving them.
Over the weekend I saw this post about some recent attacks on WordPress sites and verifying WordPress security is enabled. I thought for a moment about adding a password limit plugin when I remembered that I had installed WordFence which actually includes an incorrect password limiting feature. There are a ton of other options to go through with WordFence but here are some of the basic features included in the free version. (more…)
Python comes automatically on Linux and Mac systems but with Windows you have to install it. Getting Python on Windows is pretty easy. Here’s some instruction.
Let’s install some Python on Windows
Please note, these instructions are on a Windows 7 system and installing Python version 2.7.x. (more…)
For a while I was using an Excel template to send out invoices whenever I did some tech consulting. That worked ok for one-off invoices but it was definitely a pain when trying to keep everything organized and looking back at past invoices.
Want to add another layer of security to your Google account – try enabling “2-step verification”.
Some things to understand before enabling 2-step verification for your Google account:
- Certain applications won’t work with your normal Google password with 2-step verification enabled. These applications include:
- Smartphone (Android, iPhone, etc) email apps
- Email clients that use IMAP/POP (Outlook Express, Thunderbird, etc)
- Chat clients (Google talk)
- Anytime you log into your Google account from a different computer than you’ve specified as a trusted computer – more on this below
I learned recently that a friend may have lost a ton of images she had on her Android phone. Someone commented later how easy it is for important items to get lost in technology. While this can be true, there are proactive measures we can take to ensure there’s a “backup” just in case. (more…)
I was asked about Facebook’s security settings from a friend the other day and after giving out some advice it got me thinking. I looked at Facebook’s available security settings and wondered what would be good to enable and also what other people might have theirs set to. (more…)
While talking with a friend/co-worker about quick Windows tips, I remembered something that I had used back when I was in support. I figured I would do a quick write-up in case this might help others who might find it useful as well.