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Those pesky passwords

These last few weeks I have updated myself about the newest and best about privacy and security for the devices I use. I have highlighted Google and their apparent attitude that what I store with them is theirs to look at, and use. Today I’m going to help you with passwords, by introducing an app that you can use on your PC, mac, iPhone, and android phones. Best of all, it’s for the low, low price of free.

Check out the Dashlane homepage.

Of course I encourage you to research the product yourself, so  here are a couple respected sources to start with;

The New York Times


If you want just Bing for more info, or you can use that other search engine. Hope this helps you out, and if you like pass along the info to your friends. colleagues and anyone else, as the more secure everyone is, the more secure we all are.

Update 19 Aug 2013 If you want 6 months free premium here is my referral link:

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But the day only has 24 hours!

Most of us have had this thought at one time or another, perhaps we are so frazzled by the pace of things it is an everyday thought. Time to take a short meditation break. As I have described the routine a few times, I will ask those not sure to either search my blog or use Google to find the basics of Buddhist meditation. If it is your first time set aside 20 or 30 minutes for this. I can already imagine a few are saying, but I don’t have time, you will soon have more time. After meditating, you should feel a little more peaceful, and slightly calmer. Great now that you have achieved this, look at that pim, day-planner, or calender on the fridge, and prioritize the things on your lists. Put family functions as the highest except when you need to be earning a living, to support your family. Next the chores that must be done, and on this give yourself some slack here, don’t be fixated on doing say the laundry always at the same time on the same day. If it is a nice summer day and tomorrow might rain, have a picnic, go for a walk on the beach wth your family, and do the laundry in the evening or tomorrow.

If we eliminate those things that are not truly important we can make time for the people and thing that are most valuable to us.


Knowledge or wisdom?

Bertrand Russell wrote “that Although our age far surpasses all previous ages in knowledge, there has been no correlative increase in wisdom.” In ancient societies wisdom was amongst the most highly prized gifts. From Socrates being lauded by the Greeks, to Confucius in China, and Buddha in India, to name but a few. Philosophers or lovers of wisdom are now regarded by many in the same light as that uncle we all have but try not to admit to being related to. With the rapid rise of the internet, and searches on Google or Bing and any discovered knowledge you desire is but a few key strokes and or a few mouse clicks away. The pursuit of wisdom though, requires more time, and is not considered as worthy a pursuit. Wisdom the search for the meaning of life, the search for mans reason d’ etra, the values and purposes worthy of pursuit.  These ancient sages and teachers knew the difficulty in expressing insights into wisdom, in a language that is ill suited as its medium. Plontius wrote “How shall a man behold this ineffable Beauty which remains within, and proceeds not without where the profane may view it?” Wisdom is obtained within, we contemplate that which leads us to it, mediate on the keys to wisdom, but until it happens inside us we are devoid of it. Think of yourself as a locksmith tasked with opening a safe with a 12 digit mechanical lock. You can’t use any other means to open it but finding the right combination or the contents will be rendered useless. So you start your task, everyday you try to find the correct combination, days roll into weeks that fold into months, which slip into years. Yet you persevere, and one day CLICK the safe opens. That is the pursuit of wisdom.

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