We fail more often because we solve the wrong problem than because we get the wrong solution to the right problem.
— Russell Ackoff
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A few days ago, a friend of mine sent me a message letting me know that he liked my http://solid.pw site. I had written about it here a few months ago, Solid.pw, and he had used it somewhat regularly for password generation.
After his note to me, I went back and looked at it, and it looked horrible! I was surprised that I never went back and did anything else to it, but I did that this weekend. It is much more presentable now, and I have added some more things to it that make it work a little better for the user. If you a need a password, I think that it is an even better option now.
Here is a screenshot of it.
Over the past few years, I have maintained an installation script for ISPConfig3. The script is hosted over on Github, ISPConfig-3-Debian-Installer, and I recently made a few changes to it. I had wanted to make it just work better, and a few issue were submitted in a row that made me take a look at it again. It now works in just one file, and I think that is the biggest improvement. If you have an empty VPS or Server, you should give the script a shot. The control panel that it installs is pretty cool, and it is actively maintained over at How To Forge.
If you use the script and find any issues, feel free to send me an email here or open an issue at GitHub. Either way, I will take a look at it.
A few weeks ago, a person at a forum that I visit regularly gave away a pretty cool domain name. When I saw it, I instantly wanted to get it and make a password generator out of it. I use one all the time for random stuff, and I wanted something that I know how it works. So, I did just that. You can find the site over at http://solid.pw. It uses freely available open-source software, and you can find more information about this on the About page.
The site is a pretty simple site that allows you to generate random passwords based on different settings. It is really nothing to write home about, but it is mine! I will use it pretty heavily, and I hope that other people can find some use for it.
Let me know what you think.
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
— Theodore Isaac Rubin
One of the people that I follow on Twitter posted this a few days ago, and I am very impressed. I really want the app/game now. I know that they push natural food in their company, but this is an awesome visual for it. It makes me want more Chipotle now. It is way better than Freebird’s, in case you were wondering.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
— Walter Lippmann
The other day a person that I follow on Twitter posted this video. It is actually a pretty good watch. We have the power to choose how we see and deal with things, and it is a refreshing reminder of that.