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Words on Password Security

UPDATED January 18, 2019 - 1Password uses a monthly pricing model primarily now. I've started using 1Password instead of Keepass due to family sharing, their Watchtower service (powered by haveibeenpwned.com), and the amazing ease of use on all platforms.

previous update March 18, 2017
- LastPass has changed their business model and the mobile app does not require a subscription. I have also become aware of the Diceware passphrase generation technique. This post has been updated to reflect that.

Two years I wrote an article about an Offline Password Creator inspired the xkcd comic "Password 
Strength". Many things have changed in those two years. Most notably are the hacker tools that now take into account this xkcd comic.

In early 2014, Bruce Schneier wrote an article on choosing secure passwords and specifically stated the xkcd correcthorsebatterystaple method of generating passwords in no longer good advice.

Skip forward to present day, 2015. A friend of mine on Facebo…

Nexus 9 - A Review of My First Tablet

Background InformationEver since tablets had become popular I wanted one. The iPad looked great, but I wanted something running Android. The Nexus 10 was out of my price range at the time, and the Nexus 7 was too small of a screen, I wanted something closer to 10" for watching videos.
Having set aside money for a tablet, the Nexus 9's release was perfectly timed for me. After using it for a few months I felt it was time to post a full review.
I own an Android phone (HTC One m7), a desktop computer (using Chrome), and a Chromecast already and I am a regular user of Google's services, which may affect my views on the Nexus 9.

The Nexus 9 I purchased was pre-ordered from the Google Play Store and is a Black, Wi-Fi only, 32GB model, shipped to Canada.


Use Cases I knew I wanted something I could easily watch videos on, I also wanted something to browse the web, read PDFs without awkwardly zoom/panning and play video games on. I wasn't entirely sure how my use would evolve, but …