Password Management Tips

Many people I know use the same simple password across multiple sites. All it takes is one of the sites to be hacked and all their accounts are now compromised. I recommend going to Have I Been Pwned to check and see if your email has been compromised. Most likely you will be surprised at how many sites have been hacked that you have an account for. Below are some common tips for managing your passwords. Read More

Lazy Git Shortcut

If you use git and are tired of typing git add . then git commit -a -m “your git message” then git push, add an alias function to your bash_profile to do it all in one quick command. The example below works on macOS but I would imagine it would work in Powershell in Windows. Save a few keystrokes with the shortcut!

function gcp() {
  git add .
  git commit -a -m "$*"
  git push
}

Then in your command line type: gcp fixed a bug

New Office Chair

Due to COVID-19, I have been working from home for the past few weeks. Fortunately, I have a nice office setup with a standing desk. I usually stand in the morning and sit in the afternoon. This gives me a good balance which is recommended when using a standing desk.

I quickly noticed that my office chair was not as good as the one I have at work. I realized it was 6 years old and time for an upgrade. The first resource I checked was Wirecutter. They recommended Steelcase and Herman Miller as their top choices but I decided I didn’t want to spend that much on a chair. Their budget choice was a company called Hon which was around $250. I researched the company and found the HON Ignition 2.0 which had good reviews. I decided to give it a try.

Overall I’ve been impressed with the chair. The assembly was a breeze and I had it put together in a few minutes. If you are looking for a $200-300 chair, I think the HON Ignition 2.0 is a good choice.

What office chair do you use?