A “surprise” appearance on David Letterman from April 2nd, 2014.
She doesn’t do dishes, or what?
Up With the Static and the Radio Waves
Ever feel like the whole entirety of the internet has been compromised and all your information may have been stolen by hackers?
Here’s what you can do about it.
Buy 1Password for your Mac. It’s on sale for 50% off right now in the Mac App Store.
While you’re waiting for it to download and install…
Don does a great job of explaining details of an application from the very basic to the advanced. I’ve written about Don and ScreenCastsOnline before and even interviewed him on a podcast. Don’s a great teacher and it’s worth looking into a membership on his site if you need some Mac and iOS training.
Generate new passwords for your valued accounts on Facebook, Geocities, Minecraft, Friendster and of course MySpace. Oh, and your bank, email address(es) and Amazon account.
Pick up 1Password for iOS so you can have all your fresh new passwords on the go on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. The built in 1Password browser makes it super easy to use really long, complicated passwords on your mobile device. Much better than ‘password1234′.
Don McAllister has a tutorial video on using 1Password for iOS as part of his membership program that you can check out.
Now you just have to remember one password instead of 10 — 50 passwords.
If you’re too lazy, cheap or scared to try the above — at the very least change your email password to something secure and not easily figured out. If a hacker gets your email address, they can probably get into pretty much anything else doing simple password reset requests.
If you use a Gmail account, consider enabling 2 factor authentication which means you have to enter a code from your smartphone before logging in.
Are you a Windows user looking to improve your security? You’re in luck — 1Password has released a version for Windows. Using Dropbox you can keep the passwords in sync across Windows, Mac and iOS.
Via Brett Terpstra’s ReCap — this looks like a great app for creating presentation that’s trying something different than your typical Powerpoint/Keynote style build:
Concentrate on the content and simply write down your thoughts and Deckset turns them into awesome-looking slides.
Great looking default themes and writing/support for Markdown. Awesome.
Deckset is $19.99 in the Mac App Store
Yesterday was the official launch day for Goodstuff — the broadcast network that Adam Clark, Tim Smith and myself built.
It’s a replacement of sorts for SSKTN, though there’s still a couple podcasts that will live there for now until we decide what to do with them.
For our launch day I came up with an idea (on Monday no less) that it’d be neat if we could try and stream live for the whole day — 8 hours of it anyway. Thinking that between the three of us co-founders and the various hosts of other shows we have it wouldn’t be that hard to fill up the day.
At 1am the night before while I was convincing my daughter that it’d be a good idea to go back to sleep I started to feel a little panicked that we had promised more than we could deliver. I envisioned a straight hour of just heavy breathing and lots of “uhms” and “ahhhs”. A deer caught in the virtual headlights of a Heil PR40 microphone.
A look at our schedule for the day.
When we finally turned off the live stream at 5pm CST I realized we had actually done it. 8 hours (with a few potty breaks) of always on broadcasting for our new podcast network.
While some of the day’s content may have been rough at times and there’s certainly lots to improve on, I’m immensely proud of how the team of people working on Goodstuff came together and did it.
It was also great fun to see all the folks who tuned in to listen live and participate in the chat room — giving feedback, suggesting and voting for show titles and cheering us on.
There’s exciting times ahead for Goodstuff and I’m pumped to be getting to be a part of it.
We didn’t record everything we streamed out — that’d be insane! Maybe for the version 2 launch party next year? Here’s a list of the shows we did record:
Want to support Goodstuff? Buy our launch special t-shirt:
If you do buy a shirt, please drop me a line with a photo. I’d love to see it out in the wild. And thank you tremendously for listening and reading along with all the weird stuff I do. It means a lot to me and the other folks involved in Goodstuff.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
Happening sometime in 2015. Still my favourite all-around talk show host even if it’s felt like he’s been phoning it in at times in recent years.
I don’t agree with Andy Inhatko’s assessment of Jimmy Fallon, but his write up on who he prefers to watch in late night TV is spot on with regards to Letterman. He wrote it a week ago but maybe he sensed (or knew?) something was happening:
I concede that this kind of traditional desk-and-chair show is old-fashioned and I doubt that the concept will survive long after Dave chooses to retire. But night after night, Dave delivers the goods and proves why this time-worn format is a killer with the right person behind the desk.
There’s been a couple of new games released for iOS this week that all the nerds are talking about. Or at least a lot of the nerds I follow on the internets.
Beautiful design and smart gameplay with artwork inspired by M.C. Escher’s work.
From Macstories.net review:
Although it may not last for weeks or force you to think over individual stages for several consecutive hours, every chapter is enjoyable and delightfully realized. Monument Valley is an elegant and fun iOS game that offers a beautiful experience with no equal on iOS.
Monument Valley is available on the App Store for $3.99
Don’t be turned off by all the orcs, wizards and whatnots in this game. It’s a great card/battle game (think the old game of War with fancy clothes on) that you can now play on your iPad.
I’ve been playing it on the Mac — available on the Mac or PC for free — and it’s fun and easy to get into but there’s a lot of depth to the game if you’ve got the time (I don’t) or know how (I also don’t).
HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft is available for free in the App Store with in-app purchases.
What games are you playing on your iPhone/iPad these days?