Feb 08 2018

The First Time My Dad Gave Me ‘The Talk’

Wendell Pierce is great. Read this New York Times article about advice his father gave him. It’s not about what you think it’s about.

My dad prepared me for the worst of times while also enabling me to succeed in the best.

Source: Wendell Pierce: The First Time My Dad Gave Me ‘The Talk’ – The New York Times


Feb 05 2018

Gisele Bündchen Talks To Her Kids after Patriots loss

It may be the biggest game in sports (at least to Americans – sorry, World Cup fans) but Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady have kids too. Gisele had some life lesson-type words for her and Tom’s children after dad and The Patriots lost, something they’ve never seen before.

English: Gisele Bündchen 2006 Português: Gisel...

English: Gisele Bündchen 2006 Português: Gisele Bündchen 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“They haven’t won in a million years,’’ Bündchen said of the Eagles, and it probably felt that way for the Eagles fans before their team won their first Super Bowl title and first NFL championship since 1960.
But Brady’s two sons and daughter were not easily consoled.
At one point, 5-year-old daughter Vivian blurted out, “The Eagles won the Super Bowl.’’
Replied Bündchen, “Just this time. Daddy won five times. They never won before.
“Their whole life, they never won a Super Bowl. You have to let someone else win sometimes.’’

This is much better than the “my husband can not fucking throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time” moment Gisele had in 2012 after the Pats missed out on having a perfect season because they lost to the Giants.

Source: Gisele Bündchen comforts children with lesson after Patriots loss


Jan 30 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer

Black Panther is first (February 16) but come summer we get Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6). Here’s the trailer.


Jan 20 2018

Umbrella Hat

Want an umbrella hat? Amazon has you covered!

Umbrella hat

Get it? Covered?

Hello?

 

Amazon – Umbrella Hat


Jan 19 2018

Renewed and Canceled TV Shows

Rotten Tomatoes has a list of renewed and canceled TV shows. Check to see if your favorites are coming back for more.

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Source: Renewed and Canceled TV Shows 2017-2018 << Rotten Tomatoes – Movie and TV News

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Jan 17 2018

Umbrella For The Moment

In the market for a new umbrella? Here’s one you might like.

Shit Its Raining Umbrella

Amazon: Umbrella



Jan 16 2018

DaddyTips Of The Past: Good Passwords Matter

In January of 2016 I wrote a post about bad passwords and why you should teach your kids to use good passwords. Guess what? That tip is still relevant.

PCs All-in-One For Dummies

This is still true. In some ways it is perhaps even more true. Why? Because there are more devices and services in our lives. I have numerous networked thingies in my house, and it feels like I add at least one new account every week. EVERY COMPANY wants you to have an account with their service. Why? Marketing. Selling. AND THE ILLUMINATI. Mostly the first two. BUT MAYBE EVEN THE THIRD. Bottom line: more accounts, more devices, more passwords. Is it annoying to come up with unique passwords for every frickin’ new account? Of course it is! Do you have to do it in order to avoid problems? Yeah. Yeah you do.

Here’s the extremely brilliant webcomic XKCD’s version of how to handle this problem. The problem with this? Don’t use this password because it’s in a comic. HOWEVER! The good folks at XKCD made a password generator you can use.

Whatever you do, don’t use Star Wars themed passwords. With the release of The Last Jedi, I’m gonna guess more than a few people are going to be using “Kylo Smoak” or something even more cleverer.

Bottom line: use hard to guess passwords. If you can’t even remember it, all the better.