Wednesday, November 29, 2006

AJAX driven password management

How many username/password combinations do you need to remember? Does having so many make you re-use the same password over and over? If you're like me, you have dozens of website logins to remember, and only a few different names and passwords for them.

Obviously, this is insecure. If someone were to get a hold of your common password, they could theoretically login to all your accounts that use it.

In comes Passlet, a web based, AJAX driven, client-side encrypting password manager.

The theory behind this is that all encryption is done in your local browser, and the Passlet server never sees your passwords in unencrypted form. Of course, you will have to make sure that the browser you are using is on a trusted computer.

Passlet does provide disclaimers that no one should use the site to store sensitive financial information, and that they are not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use of their service.

It's a good idea, but its security has yet to be really proven. It is in beta, and until more is done to verify the strength of their security, it should only be relegated to store the most mundane information (like other beta web sites you are testing, for example).

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Zazzle now has over 250 t-shirt styles and colors!

Zazzle just added over 150 new t-shirt styles and colors, bringing the total number of t-shirt options to over 250!

There's no better time to customize your own Zazzle shirt!

Friday, November 17, 2006

My guitar on a tie :-)

Check out the tie I designed on Zazzle. It's a picture of my guitar :-)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Online file with Zamzar

Convert files from one format to another for free. Zamzar offers a web based service that supports file type conversions for hundreds of different file types, up to 100MB in size.

This is cool since you don't have to download conversion software, and it works on all platforms since it is web based.