How to protect your digital accounts by disabling number porting and SMS-based password recovery

Besides patching and updating software, this is the best security advice heading in to 2018.  I fear having my phone ported and my e-mail jacked.  If hackers get your e-mail, they own all of your accounts.  If they port your number to their phone, you are done.  They own all your accounts.

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The Invisibility Cloak by Ge Fei | Quarterly Conversation

We’re all familiar with unreliable narrators, those first-person storytellers whose words we are not sure we can trust. In The Invisibility Cloak, Ge Fei takes this to the next level: he gives us an unreliable narrator in an unreliable career struggling with unreliable characters in an unreliable country. What is reliable in The Invisibility Cloak is the translation. This is Canaan Morse’s first full-length novel, but he is one of a new generation of ambitious translators who are redefining standards of quality in writing English without sacrificing accuracy in treating the Chinese.

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Great short novel by Ge Fei.  I am pretty sure this is the first Chinese novel I’ve read.  A quick read with a lot of interesting developments.  A lot of reviews mentioned this is a good reads for fans of Haruki Murakami.  I agree.  Find it here at your local library or here at Amazon.

This Is How To Quit Bad Habits Without Willpower: 3 Secrets From Neuroscience

Eric Barker is one of my favorite authors of 2017.  Read his book Barking up The Wrong Tree.  It’s amazing.

In this post he describes how we have different selves competing for control.  When he says “talk to the manager,” this really connected with me.  Even in retail, the manager is somewhat outside of the situation.  The clerk may just want to get the customer out of the store so they can re-gain peace and sanity.  The manager wants to resolve the situation and satisfy the customer.  These are different goals that lead to the same outcome. I actually think that all of our selves really do want the same thing.

This Is How To Quit Bad Habits Without Willpower: 3 Secrets From Neuroscience – Barking Up The Wrong Tree