Tag: smartphone

  • MFA on a smartphone

    Multi-factor authentication (MFA; aka Two-factor authentication aka 2FA) makes access to things more secure. However, how to do it from the same smartphone seems to be an afterthought. First, if someone has the smartphone which is used to generate the code, receive the text, answers the phone call, or confirms the access, then is MFA […]

  • Android app updates

    An Android app I needed to use refused to allow me into it unless I updated it. BONUS: Every time I hit the update button, it took me to the iTunes Store. So, I went to the Google Play Store. It said I had the current version. So, I visited the store from a laptop […]

  • Stores Tracking Me Could Be More Helpful

    I know the stores track my purchases. They have tons of data on each of us. Their apps and rewards cards are precisely for knowing who I am and tracking me. The other day, my girlfriend asked me to buy something using her rewards card to push it over the $1 she was short to […]

  • TED Talk: On being wrong

    A while back I pulled a post. It had to do with my wanting to be caught being wrong by my coworkers. I catch myself being wrong all the time, so I very much know my own fallibility. But, people take lack of confidence as lack of ability. Which means to get things done, one […]

  • One of Many

    The Learning Management System (LMS) has been a despised technology by some ever since I started working with one, WebCT, in 1999. At the time it was deemed crappy technology that had to improve or die. So today in 2012, about 13 years later, I have to roll my eyes at the pundits writing about […]

  • Dream of a UGA Loss

    In part I, I attended a Christmas party where others kept moving to different rooms of the house. They would move and only later would I notice I was alone. In part II, walking home, there were cars everywhere. Some were even parked on top of houses. There was a crowd noise up ahead. It […]

  • RIP Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs passed away yesterday. So naturally the fanatical fans were devastated, the normal fans were sad, and the rest of us understood. Comparisons made to Martin Luther King, Jr, John F. Kennedy, Thomas Edison, and yes even Tony Stark seemed maybe somewhat exaggerated. Though not by much. He possessed intense curiosity, powerful intuition, great vision and […]