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Lastpass Password Manager

If you are interested in an easy way to manage a multitude of passwords, we recommend Lastpass for secure, encrypted password storage and login credential sharing.

It is available as a mobile app and as a browser extension. The free level is usually good enough for most users. They have premium, business and family paid versions too.

A couple videos to let you check it out if you’re interested in learning more
quick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3tvjNHPmAw
in depth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLaCE_YmDVo

and some links
website: https://lastpass.com/create-account.php
chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/lastpass
iphone app: https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/lastpass-password-manager/id324613447
android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lastpass.lpandroid

Only the encrypted files are stored at Lastpass and only you have the master key.

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Bad news: Comcast is planning to buy Time-Warner

Opinion

Consumers will not benefit from a bigger Comcast and less competition.

Frankly, I’m not sure I trust Comcast. They have always tried to help when I have issues, so I have to give their customer service a nod, but under load their connection speed always drops. I really don’t care too much about speed bursts. I want a consistent speed.

At peak times on Friday and Saturday evening, when I need it, I have trouble streaming movies. (I know about the shared bandwidth, party-line thing and maybe I should  just switch to FIOS).

I’m pretty sure they are still throttling services (prioritizing packets as they put it). If we give up on Net Neutrality and allow them free reign, we’ll only get good performance via Comcast delivered content. They have little incentive to help improve our Netflix experience , particularly if their “competitors” aren’t offering anything better.
(on topic article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25743200 )

… to make things worse, they have decided they should have their own OS. Just what consumers need, another walled garden to play in. Welcome the X1 Entertainment Operating System http://www.comcast.com/x1

If you want a differing opinion on the merger. Business week is showing how big a tool they are with this article: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-18/comcast-time-warner-merger-good-for-competition-and-consumers (Dude, that piece of advertorial must have come straight from the offices of Comcast).

If you’d prefer to read something a bit more objective: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/02/how-the-us-could-block-the-comcasttime-warner-cable-merger/

 

New Site for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware Launched

Big Brother and Big Sister of Delaware is starting off 2014 with a shiny new WP powered website. MAD House Graphics is honored to work with their organization. BBBS mentors have influenced the lives of over one million children in thousands of communities across the nation.

The site should get their year off to a nice start. It has a super clean layout and is built to expand. I particularly like the shifing colors for the different locations. Right now the office locations are are only 1 page each but they’re purpose built for easy expansion.

Visit them online at BBBSDE.org

Website Design for BBBSDE

BBBSDE Website