Make a “Hard to Guess but Easy to Remember” Password for Greater Cloud Security

In my last post, I recommended using a password manager like LastPass to help you create strong, unique passwords for all of the different sites you use. If you don’t like the idea of storing passwords in the cloud, the next best way is to create a mnemonic password formula. The …

Cultivate Your Personal Learning Network Part II: Showing What You Know

In Cultivate Your Personal Learning Network Part I, you learned to find and organize information that will teach you, challenge your ideas, and help you stay on top of interesting new developments in your areas of interest. The second part of the Learning Loop is the “Outputs” stage. Here you will …

Search Large Creative Commons Images from the Chrome Omnibar

When I’m doing a creative project (or just working on a presentation) I am always looking for large, beautiful photos bearing a Creative Commons license. Works released in the Creative Commons can be reused, remixed, redistributed, and revised for free– this makes it easy for me to share this excellent …

“Idea Catching”: Tools to Unite your “Inspiration” Mind and your “Perspiration” Mind

Image by Tiago Daniel via Flickr “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration!” -Thomas Alva Edison “I discovered the meaning of life but I forgot to write it down.” -Hugh Gallagher You know those times when you are struck with a brilliant, life-altering, million-dollar, save-the-world idea at the exact moment …