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Uprading to a New Nexus

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I’m in the market for a new cell phone. I have been for the past year or so. First I was putting off getting a new phone because I was waiting for the Nexus 6. At the time I started wanting a new phone, the Nexus 6 was still just “whatever phone Google comes out with next”. It wasn’t named, I didn’t know specs, I didn’t know when it was going to be released.

I just knew that I wanted to wait for the phone after the Nexus 5.

How to Safely Store a Password in 2015

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I stumbled onto Coda Hale’s post about how to safely store a password earlier this week. In it, he discusses how to safely store a users’ password on your system in order to authenticate that user.

Basically, he advocates using bcrypt. However, that post was written five years ago ( actually, five years ago this month ).

How about something (possibly) better?

Back to Blogging

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It has been waaaay too long since I’ve written a blog post. The last one I wrote was back in July, right after the Celebration of Lights. Things have been a bit crazy since then.

So, what’s happened since then?

Let’s see:

  • started a new job at Bardel
  • got my ham radio license: VA7SPH!
  • started a new hobby: fountain pens!
  • started another hobby: fishing!

Okay, let’s talk some of these a bit more in-depth.

Trip to Quebec

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So a few weeks ago Marie and I went on a trip to Quebec. The main reason was that we were going to her high school reunion. We also just needed a week off. It’s also been a while since either of has had time off, so we figured we’d take a whole week and have some fun. We spent a few nights in Montreal, and then spent some time wandering around Quebec.

Hit the jump to get a full rundown of our adventure.