#worldpasswordday

It’s #worldpasswordday. What makes a good password?

  • you only use it in one place
  • it’s long.
  • long is more important than random; “X7$r4” is a terrible password. “This-is-a-much_b3tter-p@ssword”
  • memorable for you but impossible to guess for someone else
  • a line from a favorite book is great. Or a favorite quote. Just don’t pick one that’s too well known, like, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
  • again, only use it in one place – such as your master password for LastPass, for example.

ray of light in the arm

Shots fired! Side effects may include: living, and not infecting others! M and I got the tip (thanks, Jeremy!) that AstraZeneca shots were available without an appointment at VCC Broadway campus today (and tomorrow!) so we zipped over and made it in before the rush. Luck and good people looking out for us. <3

So in two weeks will it be a hug fest? No. But we will be able to practice COVID-safe protocols with a slightly wider group of likewise-vaccinated people with confidence. And that’s awesome. BBQ season is saved.

If Bill Gates is controlling my mind he’s being awfully subtle about it. And so far my wifi signal strength is unchanged, but I am hopeful.

happy anniversary, covid

everything is fine

Happy anniversary, Covid. We’ve seen the worst of humanity and the best. And because of it we moved from New York 🇺🇸 back to Vancouver 🇨🇦. I’ve learned that society can be asked to do only so much in its own self-interest. When society knows the best way to beat a horrific pandemic is to lock down, trace cases, and protect each other with a little sacrifice of comfort, we say, “yeah but money, so…” and we half-ass it through at least a year of fumbling half-measures. It’s a mysterious, wonderful thing that humanity has lasted this long. Here’s to the many of us who have the enduring compassion and sheer fortitude to take care of the rest of us, even as we display such stunningly short-sighted selfishness. I have to believe that, on the whole, we are improving. ✌️❤️💪