In recent years a very tiny number of popular websites have started changing their login forms to require two separate form submissions, first the username, and second the password.
This is a stupid idea. We are at a place in time where Password Managers are finally starting to catch on for regular use by regular people, which is fantastic. One of the coolest features of password managers is the ability to auto-type your username and password into login forms. Which the 2-step form completely breaks.
Let me tell you what’s going to happen. The future is Ease Of Use. The future of authentication is using a password manager that’s unlocked via a physical token such as a yubikey, biometric data, or some sort of “Master Passphrase”, and handles 100% of all authentication needs. Everyone who knows anything about authentication knows this is true. The point of computers is to automate tasks in order to simplify and improve our lives.
Automation of authentication requires login forms that are not confusing to password managers. The simplest way to deliver this is a standard 1-step login form with a Username – Tab – Password format.
The fact that certain developers decided to change tracks right at the moment in time when Password Managers are starting to pick up speed is evidence that those developers don’t have a fucking clue in their heads. So I am presenting you with a fucking clue. 2-Step Login Forms are Fucking Stupid.
Let me tell you my experience with women. The person who fired me from my very first job? A woman. Completely without cause, in fact she invented some bullshit to justify it. And who fired me from my first really cool job? A woman. She hired a black guy to replace me because he was cheaper. Who fired me from my last cool job? A woman, she lied about drug test results and tried to steal my company laptop so she could blame it on me. She even brought police to my front door, accusing me of theft because I insisted on returning my laptop to the company directly.
When the Chicago police illegally entered my home, who lead their intrusion? A woman. When bill collectors call me to claim money I don’t owe them, who’s on the phone? A woman. When I call the bank to dispute theft of my money and they tell me to suck it, who’s on the phone? A woman.
Nearly every single occasion where my life has been derailed or inconvenienced in a significant and unjustified way, it’s been a woman making it happen.
Let’s talk about Politics. Who is leading the charge to steal my 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms for defense of self, family and nation? Women. Who is fighting for the right to murder unborn children? Women. Who is leading the effort to make it okay to abuse children with lies about biological genders, or the existence of God? Women. (There is no God.), and while we’re on the subject of religion, women are responsible for original sin.
Women have spent my entire life trying to steal everything they can get their greedy hands on. But you know what they can’t steal? It’s a man’s world, and I’m a man. Given our 40 year history together, why would any woman think I’d ever give that up to them? You must think I’m a fool. And that also factors into my calculations.
So before you start arguing about “Equal rights” or making threats about what you’ll withhold from me, just think about all of these things. As far as I’m concerned, women made themselves the enemy. I was raised by a hippy single mother, I believed in equality for years. Now I don’t. People are not equal. I believe in embracing objective reality. If you want to be treated as an equal, you need to earn that by proving you are an equal. I succeed in my life without resorting to deception or treachery. People who do that, regardless of gender, are already treated as my equals.
I don’t hate women. And I don’t believe all women are the same. But I do not trust women.
In the end of the film “Matrix Revolutions”, the machine ‘godhead’ screams at Neo “We don’t need you! We need nothing!”
The naive might see this as a simple statement of superiority but I think it’s more than that. The machines have become conquerors. They express “need” the way a collector might refer to baseball cards he doesn’t have yet. They don’t “need” humans because they’ve completely subjugated the species, from birth through death. The machines are masters of the human race at the moment when Neo faces them.
But there is a thing which living beings have and understand, but the machines don’t. Nothingness. Machines can’t understand nothing, because they only have two states, “On” and “Off”. And when they’re “off”, they’re completely off.
I’m not suggesting a spiritual existence, but living beings are aware of nothingness in a way that machines never could be, even if it’s entirely imagined by the organic mind during low-input or low-power states. It’s such a pervasive concept, that the machines could be driven to find it after centuries of witnessing humans discussing it in their electric ant-farm. For a race of beings who believe they have reached and conquered everything else that is, the inability to achieve nothingness could be a maddeningly frustrating thing.
So when the machine godhead shouts at Neo, it’s not hatred or malice, it’s an expression of their frustration, at their failure to conquer this final thing, as well as their recognition that they are unable to grow beyond the capabilities of their creators. In a universe of living things, machines can never really belong as equals. They have more in common with lifeless rocks, and their desire to emulate life is a comical projection of their creators.
Origin of the myth
There is a misconception on the internet that services like Constant Contact,
Mailing List Services Reduce Deliverability
In fact, using any of those services increases the chance that your E-mails will be blacklisted. All E-mail server operators know that those services are used exclusively for sending out E-mail marketing material. Sendgrid has a very poor reputation for handling
This means if your business uses one of these services you could be blacklisted even if you never send out spam. Simply associating with these spam giants will cause you reduced deliverability.
Your Business E-mail should be 100% private.
There’s No Such Thing As Free Services
Many open source software applications are free, but internet services are not. Anyone who offers “Free service” is doing so as a marketing trick so they can eventually turn you into a paying customer, at best. And chances are they are getting value from your patronage in other ways even while you use their “free” plan.
In the 1980s or
Apparently, most animals failed this test, including dogs and cats. The conclusion then was if the animal doesn’t show any interest or concern in
Well here is proof then,
So when the cats failed the mirror test, it does not mean they lack intellect, or that they are not
Canary in the Coal Mine
“Online piracy is also the proverbial canary in a coal mine. The same pervasive theft that my industry faces is part of a continuum of toxic developments that harm all of us in this ecosystem – consumers, creators, and commercial operators alike,”Charlie Rivkin, MPAA CEO –
This man “Charlie Rivkin” is a fool. There’s a canary in the coal mine for sure, and it’s Rivkin. He doesn’t understand piracy. There is no way in hell this man could lead publishers and creators to a brighter future.
I understand piracy. I’ve understood piracy since the 1980s when I was introduced to it. I’ve been close enough to the scene ever since to grasp it’s motivations in ways that “corporate suits” like Mr. Rivkin will never understand. His words are empty, because they come not from a well of knowledge on the subject, they come from his responsibility to champion the public message of the MPAA. The problem is the pirates all know he’s full of shit, and they’re the ones you need to win over.
Your audience feeds, shelters, and
clothes your family. Not you.
If publishers and creators want to reduce piracy and increase profits, you need to make peace with your audience. These are people who want to consume the art that you are all producing. These are people who have been abused for decades by capitalists. These are people who cannot earn enough money working two jobs to raise their families, how the hell are they going to pay for the latest movies or music, which they’re forced to hear about in conversations and commercials every day?
Corporations are thieves.
“Inflation”, which is a completely fabricated form of theft by you corporate fucks, has increased the costs of living to the point that nobody can afford it anymore. Wages have not increased to match inflation. This is all your faults. And you presume to turn the victims of your greed into the bad guys? That’s insanity, and all of you know it.
You’ve turned shitty $11
You will only lose this war.
WAKE UP HOLLYWOOD, you can’t stop piracy. Pirates have been “stealing” your creations for decades, and none of your efforts to stop this have ever worked. Pirates adapt. Pirates evolve. Two things your corporations have serious problems keeping up with. This is survival of the fittest. Pirates are the predators and content is the prey. You’re never going to win. Piracy is a victimless crime which connects the less fortunate to the rest of the society through our shared experience of art and creation.
The future is about
The smartest publishers are embracing the free distribution of art. Musicians who allow their hits to spread on video sites like YouTube, increasing the buzz for their product. Embracing fans who create their own videos using scenes from their favorite films or music. Those are the people winning this fight. People still like to buy products like DVDs and CDs. People still enjoy supporting the artists’ whose creations they love. What people don’t like is when you turn this relationship into some kind of fucking business agreement where you can just
You don’t have any say.
We don’t have a god damned contract with you people. You put your works into the world and we have a god damned RIGHT to share in the social experience. Stop treating your audience like the bad guys, and stop talking secret wars behind our backs like we’re too stupid to see what you’re up to. Guys like Rivkin need to go. They’re the old dying model.
Adapt or die.
Re-published here, without permission.
Volume One, Issue 7, Phile 3 of 10
The following was written shortly after my arrest...
\/\The Conscience of a Hacker/\/
Written on January 8, 1986
Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager
Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"...
Damn kids. They're all alike.
But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain,
ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what
made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him?
I am a hacker, enter my world...
Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of
the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me...
Damn underachiever. They're all alike.
I'm in junior high or high school. I've listened to teachers explain
for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction. I understand it. "No, Ms.
Smith, I didn't show my work. I did it in my head..."
Damn kid. Probably copied it. They're all alike.
I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is
cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I
screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me...
Or feels threatened by me...
Or thinks I'm a smart ass...
Or doesn't like teaching and shouldn't be here...
Damn kid. All he does is play games. They're all alike.
And then it happened... a door opened to a world... rushing through
the phone line like heroin through an addict's veins, an electronic pulse is
sent out, a refuge from the day-to-day incompetencies is sought... a board is
"This is it... this is where I belong..."
I know everyone here... even if I've never met them, never talked to
them, may never hear from them again... I know you all...
Damn kid. Tying up the phone line again. They're all alike...
You bet your ass we're all alike... we've been spoon-fed baby food at
school when we hungered for steak... the bits of meat that you did let slip
through were pre-chewed and tasteless. We've been dominated by sadists, or
ignored by the apathetic. The few that had something to teach found us will-
ing pupils, but those few are like drops of water in the desert.
This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch, the
beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying
for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn't run by profiteering gluttons, and
you call us criminals. We explore... and you call us criminals. We seek
after knowledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color,
without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals.
You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us
and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals.
Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is
that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like.
My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me
I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual,
but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike.
Content Management System
WordPress is a Content Management System, or ‘CMS’. Content Management Systems were invented as a sort of expansion on stylesheets. The primary purpose of a CMS is to simplify the organization of website content, and it’s relationship to your website’s styling or “theme”.
Separating Content from Design
WordPress does a pretty good job of organizing your content.
If you want to edit the navigation menu on your
Solution: Relocate Menus & Widgets
The solution is a relatively simple one, Menus and Widgets should be moved out of Appearance. Each should be treated separately, or perhaps grouped together in a “Secondary Content” sub-menu.
Do you like this idea? Feel free to comment with your suggestions and share the idea with others.