Monday, July 22, 2013
First factor - something you know - your password
Second factor - something you have - the phone or a dongle or a piece of paper. Or an application, as we'll see.
Right ? That we know.
A carefully crafted two-factor authentication which I've only started to use yesterday, being forced to do so ( ha ... ) gives you these options:
1. the mobile phone - receive SMS with the codes.
2. an app on the mobile phone. Google Authenticator. This generates the codes on your mobile, and it's the missing link between the site and you, because it won't involve your mobile operator delivering the SMS messages in due time. They tend to delay SMS messages, specifically when they're overloaded (on Christmas, for example)
3. backup codes. This is the piece of paper on which you write the access keys.
4. backup mobile phone ! You can add your wife's, or your second mobile, should you lose the main device. This looks like you can have the backup dongle receiving the SMS codes.
As a user, I now have:
- the dongle: my first mobile device
- at least one second dongle: my wife's device
- the application running on the first mobile device
- the piece of paper
So yes, they've implemented this geeky method in a smart way.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
However, someone else have to be joking me, they're suggesting how to actually disable the search "All Mails and Archives", they even did a video on it !
Really, you're kidding ! Why would I want to do to that ? Recall 2009, when Radu's started to get frustrated on the exact same issue, being an early adopter and mocking upfront with this beautiful platform
So ... no no no, I'll not disable it, on contrary, I'll use it more often now !
Process for new kids on the block, I keep seeing bad usage, here's how to correct:
1. Have your local mail replicas -- NEVER use the server one, NEVER ! -- if you don't know what a Notes local replica is .... saint Google's here to help, search for "Lotus Notes local mail replicas" :)
2. Setup your archival process. Usually nowadays one archive will be enough. I still see people making one archive per year ... neah, those days are gone now !
3. Use the menu's top right hand side "All Mails and Archives" as you see in above video, just make sure you DON'T disable it ... ha
Saturday, April 20, 2013
This is a longer history for me, I want them cross-synced, because I use one or the other depending on the split second decision when I need to get into a browser :)
I pretty much know the alternatives, cloud sync, mobile sync, I don't care. I'd consider myself a somewhat power user which needs to get his bookmarks in these two browsers, exactly the same. Without a third party, without plugins and other crapware.
Currently the master is FF, I used to export to a .html file, then import to Chrome. Somehow this has started to fail lately, not sure if this is a bug or not.
But how about Firefox Sync and Google Bookmarks interoperability ? Their clouds talk to each other, sync my bookmarks and spare me the extra step.
Friday, April 12, 2013
I use this place to post things I found interesting and share my experiences. I don't wanna create a magazine.
So I've reverted the template, where you can find the archives, my mail [for head hunters, I haven't dropped the email and I haven't got used to reading messages on other social networks. And I haven't ceased to the FB miraje, I still think it's kinda waste of time, so don't look me over there]
Then I also recovered the feedburner feed, the widget of proud contributor to World Community Grid and the lovely planetlotus.org latest entries.
I really hope to become more active here, again ...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Google returns 1500 results, couple of blogs and pretty much nothing else.
I can bet this is one of those things which would have been so good to have integrated in the product's default functionality, very useful but never made it the prime time ....
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Now, that's worth the note to make it popular, it's for sure something ground breaking.
For now they allow CSS and JS. Good enough, let's see what's it capable of, I only suspect good things
Sunday, February 10, 2013
1. a neat Gnome Terminal alternative is quake-[ohhhh that Quake !]-like terminal http://guake.org/
have handy the terminal sliding down from the screen, clearing my panel to sometimes 5 to 10 terminals [sorry, didn't get to switch tabs in Gnome Terminal]
2. very useful article about tweaking local ~/.ssh/config, several things I applied from it:
3. another very useful script which you can use to perform auto-complete to hosts you regularly use.
Managing SSH connections: this is a topic I've been attempted to get my life easier from some time ago.
First I got on different SSH managers. That sucks, I'm already on linux, c'mon !
Second I got to manage ssh connections in simple .sh scripts. With my limited scripting shell abilities, I soon got bored :) Then I had to have different users/hosts combination, I'd needed to duplicate them, eventually.
Enter hosts autocomplete: you define your own hosts on ~/.ssh/config, then enter ssh followed by usual bash Alt key,
At the end, here's my current ~/.ssh/config
tada@tada:~/.ssh$ cat config
#add hosts here, not /etc/hosts :) nice difference to NOT mix them
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