Junco and Coot

Pictures: Dark-eyed Junco and a Coot.

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Password Manager: I am still playing around with the password managers, Lastpass and Bitwarden. After using Bitwarden(free) for about a week or so and Lastpass getting it latest update I switched back to Lastpass and it is a more refined program, however I have to pay for Lastpass(premium). It is pretty low cost but still I pay, which I don’t mind if it stays updated and working right. However during the last week I have found that Bitwarden is a good program and very usable plus it is free and open source. One of the pitfalls of Bitwarden is that it’s 2 factor authentication is a bit harder to use(a thing I use) and two: it too has a premium account like Lastpass. You can get a free account on both and a paid account on both. Maybe I will figure out a way to use one of the free accounts to back up my paid account. Oh, one big plus for Lastpass is that you can use it offline.

So ….for now I will keep both up to date and play with them.

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Butterflies

Pictures: A couple more of the oldies. These over 10 years old.

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Exercise: I walked a couple of miles today.

ü vs ✓: A check mark stump me up for a day and half!!! I kid you not …. I wanted to put a check mark like this ✓ in a document I have and when I did the copy from the Character Map I got this ü instead of the ✓ and I even looked up the keystroke for doing this which is Alt+2713 and it still put ü in?%$! So after much research I found a register hack that I use to put in a new string value and was finally able to get my check mark by using the Keystrokes Alt+2713 !!! Still I cannot get the Character Map to copy many of the Character right, such as the check mark. I know a lot of it has to do with the language and keyboard type but after a day and a half and finally getting my check mark, I called it a tie and give up 😒

Am I the only one that gets so hung up on little things like this and can not let it go, are some of you other folks like this??? LOL

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Western Bluebird

Pictures: Couple shots of the Western Bluebird.

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Exercise: Jeanne and I walked 3.9 miles this morning.

Firefox: Who all is ready for the big change? If you didn’t know Firefox is changing up it code and a lot of your plugins may no longer work. All plugins have to be WebExtensions to work in Firefox 57+, that means that most all plugins have to be rewritten. Firefox 57 is due out in November.

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Yellow-rump Warbler

Pictures: Here is a couple shots of a Yellow-rump Warbler.

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Bookmarks/Passwords: Today I have been looking at the way I save and sync my bookmarks. I have used Xmarks for years but I think I will move over to Firefox Sync for my bookmarks from now on. Also I have been looking at my password manager “Lastpass Premium ” and wondering about it and my continuing use of it. I have been looking hard at “BitWarden” a free open-source password manager.

I have all ready started syncing my bookmarks with Firefox Sync and disabled Xmarks plugin(testing) and I’m thinking hard about the password managers. If anyone out there is using BitWarden please let me know what you think about it.

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Antenna Up

Pictures: Here are a couple more of these flowers, I don’t see these a lot but I am not all that familiarize with the flowers of the desert.

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Antenna : I have put my Antenna up for the MiFi device and it helps a lot in this location. It adds at least 2 bars of signal and a lot of speed to the connection.

Unlimited: This month should be a good test of my new Unlimited Verizon Plan because with the big Windows 10 (1703) update and my everyday use I am sure to go well into the 20s this month. We’ll see if I get slowed down or not. I don’t know how big that Windows update was but I had to restart it after 40% because of a loss connection so I can add 40% of it size to my data used. I am always supersized that Microsoft don’t have a way to save partly download updates in case of internet connections failing.

Privacy Setting: Windows 10 updates always makes you have to go though them again, but this time Windows Latest (1703) has gotten better about it. I still use a Program called O&O Shutup 10 just to check and there where a few things that I changed.

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Not much up

Pictures: Couple of shots looking away from the sunset.

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A long tall shadow of me 🙂
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What’s up: Not much going on with me. I am just hanging out in an area that I have been in for the last 4 years so nothing new for me. It is the time of year that is winter for me …. well I do have to run a little heat to stay warm. I don’t like the cold much so I stay in more and do less. The holidays are in full swing and I don’t do much on the holidays, other than try to stay out-of-the-way. I am doing fair on my exercise in that I at least get out for a little most days, but not doing near as good as in the last 3 or 4 past years. Guess I just ain’t all that motivated of late. It’ll all pass in time 🙂

Computer: I spend a good bit of time online when I am inside a lot and I have been playing with some of the online office stuff and have found that I like Zoho pretty fair, well for me it seems to offer better privacy then the big guys Microsoft, Google and Apple. Zoho has a really nice Zoho Writer for Android that I like a lot. Zoho files can be downloaded in about any format you want, while the big three and Evernote try to keep you lock into their system. I don’t need an online Office suite but if I did I think Zoho would be it.

My favorite cloud storage is Sync. Again it offer the best privacy.

I hope everyone is doing well and having some great holiday fun.

Later
RV John

Short Bike Ride Today :)

Pictures: More pictures from the bike trails.

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A few places along the way where you certainly would not want to fall off the bike!

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Nice cool parking spot!

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Exercise: I just did 5.5 miles on the bike today and that was enough after yesterday’s long ride.

New toys out: Both Apple and Microsoft have new goodies out now but I am more impressed with Apple’s take on things. Not that my budget will be allowing any new Macbook Pro, but they sure look fine.

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