Mundanity

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I am battling with how to write a post without dropping into the mundane details of everyday life. It is something we have all become aware of with the rise in social media. There are people that inherently know how to use it, and there are people who do not. It is an ongoing internal struggle for me to grok this. It is probably why I started this blog.

I don’t think I’ve ever been that guy that puts up 14 pictures of the omelet he just made for breakfast. And that is not just a “do unto others…” thing; it mostly stems from the feeling that I don’t have much important to say. I don’t text friends or family out of the blue, even really good friends. I’m good at returning email, but not initiating the conversation.

So, before this post ends up eating itself, get to the point. That is why this blog was started. See if inspiration can be wrung from the person described above. Or, not even inspiration — just content. Balancing┬ásparse entries with insight. Learning to make fingers type sentence good. Creating.

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Modern privacy

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It’s quaint that after all those years of having to memorize and change and rememorize passwords, the better option might be an actual key.

It was summed up best in xkcd:xkcd: Password strength

Two factor authentication is finally moving beyond this problem for the average consumer. It is the fancy term for using something you know along with something you have to gain access to online accounts. It is a case of tech finally catching up to a fairly normal part of everyday life. I can see it becoming ubiquitous once Chrome adopts it.

It reminds me of a sci-fi trope (I believe I originally encountered in Animorphs – I’m a 90’s kid) where the alien civilization invented books long after developing their version of the internet. They can’t understand why the internet would be superior, because books offer the same knowledge with instantaneous access. You don’t get access to your house by knocking on the door and saying “correct horse battery staple” for the same reason.

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from IRL

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Ok, for real this time.

This is all very new to me. But this seems like a good landing point for thoughts and aspirations and observations and GIFs of dogs.

My name is Pilch. I believe myself to be a coder, but I rarely do it. I enjoy technology, sports, and humor. I have a wife and a puppy whom I love very much. You will be hearing more from me in the future.

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