Note: This is turning into a bigger post than I anticipated, including giving some background on passwords, etc. Stay tuned for the updated version
tl;dr: Longer passwords from the same character set are better than shorter passwords from the same character set. A larger character set is also better than a smaller character set. The larger these are the more potential combinations of characters can make up a password. Computers can process password attempts much quicker than humans.
I like security, especially passwords. They are one part of how I keep unauthorised people from accessing my data, so they're kind of a big deal.
If you thought that you'd be able to have a secure password to protect all of your finances, that situation is actually a bit bleak (at least if you're using one of the "big four" banks here in Australia).
Obviously there are going to be spoilers in this, but no more than what has been in trailers, posters, and images released online to news publications. If you don’t mind this, read on. Otherwise, bookmark this and come back to it after you’ve seen the film. This is not a review of the film.
Firstly, I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I knew it was going to be a challenge to avoid as many of the images, trailers, previews and spoilers that were bound to be splashed across the internet. I managed to succeed, for the most part. Here’s how it went for me.
Just when I thought I'd seen it all...
Telstra offers a NRL Live Pass, which allows you to view live NRL games. They offer an app so you can watch it on your mobile or tablet, and they also allow viewing on laptops (but laptops only).
According to Telstra:
So you can watch the stream on a laptop, but not a laptop with an external screen. When I'm at my desk, I have my laptop connected to two external monitors for the extra screen real estate, so I would be out of luck if I wanted to use their service.
This is just another example of licensing restrictions affecting legitimate users from paying for and being able to access content in a way that works for them.
I've written about this before, but the issues are still essentially the same.
This time I'm looking at John Wick: Chapter 2, The LEGO Batman Movie, and The Secret Life of Pets.
There's some really nice imagery accompanying these artists and scientists talking about the intersection of both of their fields.
See more videos like this on NASA's YouTube channel or listen to music from and inspired by this video on Apple Music
One of my favourite features that I recently discovered in Laravel is model query scopes.
Laravel loves to make use of fluent interfaces whenever possible, and it's easy to make your own.
I love git rebasing. The default behaviour of git is to not allow you to rebase if you've already pushed to your origin, which makes sense because it could then make an alternate timeline for someone who has pulled your changes in the meantime.
But what if you really wanted to rebase it, and you're certain that no-one has pulled the changes? Maybe you're working on a personal project but you're also pushing it to a remote server.
Thankfully there is a way to do it, and it's pretty easy too.
If you've enabled the built in firewall in macOS, the system can sometimes ask if you would like to allow an application to accept incoming connections. Usually this is simply a matter of choosing "Allow" or "Deny" and the system will remember your selection. However, certain apps may show this dialog every time they're launched. Let's look at how to fix that.
Ah, internet comments... They never cease to amaze me, but rarely in a positive way. From comments about Naziism, blatant spam, or people happy that something failed (and these examples are just from one Taylor Swift video I've taken a look at for this post). Wouldn't it be nice to not have to see these comments? Thankfully, two people have done the work to make it simple for you!
You can’t do that! You have to get [product/service X] through us, on our terms, just like it’s always been done!
With over half a billion active users, and ranking as the second most visited website in the world, Facebook is arguably the most popular social networking website. When it feels like everyone and their dog has a Facebook account, it can only be a good way to stay in touch with people, right? While the obvious answer would be yes, I'm inclined to disagree.