Tuesday Sweep: 22 May 2018

Your weekly reminder to back up your data, update software and otherwise pay attention to your digital environment. (Oh, and to head to the CRASH Space meeting…)

Zone 4 this week: Last month I called it “Do No Harm”, but I’m changing the name to “Leave it Better.” Trying to not be part of the problem can be harder than it feels like it should be.  It’s so fun and joyful to just finally get something online, worrying about whether or not it will be a bot two seconds later feels like an extra burden.  Yey let me offer up the idea that not contributing to the pollution honors our craft, and cleaning up other people’s mistakes honors the community. Be the type of hiker that packs an extra bag of trash down the mountain. Leave the internet better.

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Weekly Basics

  • Check that backup systems are actually running. (more)
  • Update main computer(s), phone(s) and tablet(s). (more)
  • Clean out and reset wallet/purse/laptop bag/vehicle. (more)
  • Put any straggling passwords/secure info into password manager, Spend some time updating flagged passwords. (more)
  • What neglected inbox will you check today? (more)

This Week’s Focus: Do No Harm

  • Survey your domain. Patch ‘em up or shut ‘em down. Better off than a bot. (more)
  • Spend some time today learning your industry’s best practices. (more)
  • If you found a security problem in one of your projects, tell people. Don’t be embarrassed. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s how they get fixed that matter. (more)
  • If you’ve found a security flaw in someone else’s project, speak up safely. (more)
  • If you’ve found a security flaw speak up KINDLY and with attention to detail. Community, it can be the best thing and the worst thing. Which one it is, is up to us. (more)


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Thanks /r/CozyPlaces, for giving me “Treehouse Goals“… apparently at a hotel called Azulik? And OMG, they have an Artist Residency? Nice.


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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