International travel can be daunting. I know this because I just left North America for the first time in my life. In my countless hours of research before the trip, I realized that checking bags at the airport has basically become a fool's errand. Any experienced traveler seems to be able to walk right onto a plane with only their carry on.Read More
Man, life can really throw you for a loop when you least expect it. Or when you plan for it for several months. As you may or may not know, I just returned from Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. If you're not familiar, Burning Man is a week-long event that takes place in a temporary city built by 70,000 participants who all come to celebrate life, love, art, music, and each other. In preparation, our camp had several meetings a month for the last couple months leading up to the event. We built structures and swamp coolers, we created a meal plan for ten people over nine days that would fit into five coolers, we coordinated costumes, and built interactive artwork. All in all, it's an immense amount of work to make it out there and be comfortable. So as you might imagine, my blogging routine has suffered.Read More
Data is everything. It's every photo you've taken since 1995. It's every email you've ever sent or received. It's access to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, bank accounts, Google Drives, and everything in between. Data is the sum of your digital parts.
So what happens if someone gets access to your data by, say, stealing your laptop? Or maybe you're clumsy and drop a hard drive. Or get hacked. Whatever the situation, your data is fast and loose; gigabytes can be copied in a matter of minutes. But I'm sure you already have some level of protection set up already, right? RIGHT? Today we're going to look at some methods of protecting your data from the unpredictable world we live in.Read More
Spring is here folks. You can tell by how flooded your Facebook feed is with dyed chicken eggs. We really do have some weird traditions; Jesus rose again, therefore a bunny delivers plastic chicken eggs full of cheap chocolate to children? I'm not even going to bother researching how that tradition came to be. We're here for a different reason: Spring Cleaning! Wait, you don't harness the same excitement about it as I do? Well that's okay; I'll be your cheerleader through all of this. Or drill sergeant. Whatever floats your boat.Read More
Ever pick up an egg carton to then be surprised by the weight distribution, causing you to nearly drop the entire thing? I certainly know I have. But not any longer! Over the past couple years I have developed patterns to reduce the unpredictability of egg cartons. Let me show you how.Read More