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Tuesday Sweep: Jan 10 2016

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Another week, another sweep.  Even when other posts die down after the 20th, this post will still be here. Let me know what you’d like to see.

Reflect

What’s are the frictions keeping you from doing “what’s right”? Regret is only useful if it leads to a plan on how to improve.

My confessional: Sometimes if all the plugins I have enabled on my browser keep me from seeing a site I feel has information relevant to one of these pieces, I hop over to a second browser and load it there. That approach works partially because I have to choose actively to make that choice, reducing lazy loading. Yet, while incognito mode will generally zot most local files, it doesn’t really prevent tracking. By letting a webpage load all its javascript from the same computer, on the same network, as I do everything else, well, let’s just say that’s less than 1337 behavior.  Possible remediation:

  • Lock down that second browser even just a wee bit more.
  • I never really took to that tablet we have. Could I set up us my sacrificial insecure browsing device?
  • I could also look into researching these posts at my local public library, which provides computers.  That would have the added advantage of encouraging me to engage with a local resource and perhaps help improve it for everyone.

Continuing Set Up

We’ve covered so much so fast. You’re not behind, you’re just where you are. Pick something to do.

  • If you’re having trouble with all the set up, the coach tool at the Crash Override Network has a great step by step break down for many of the same introductory steps we did here.
  • Review the list of OneThing articles so far and pick one to catch up on.

Sweep

This list will be getting longer, but lets keep it simple while folks are still setting up.

Learn

Where do you scan for news? I keep an eye out for recent exploits and breaches that have come to light, new tools, interesting idea’s, etc.

Engage

We are a community. You are a welcome part of it.

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I make things that do stuff. The best, though, is teaching others to do the same. Founder of @crashspacela Alum of @ITP_NYU

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