From CrashPlan to BackBlaze

Since CrashPlan backup service doesn’t support home users anymore, I’ve just finished successfully switched to BackBlaze.

It took 25 days to backup around 800Gigs … so not too bad.

I had just left it running in the background, probably could have gone quicker if I optimized it by playing with settings.

Gladly my hard-drives didn’t die in the month, so now I can feel relief knowing my stuff (family photos/videos etc.) is in the Cloud!

If you don’t have a backup plan, you should totally get one, and I totally recommend BackBlaze.

First Chrome Extension Installed on a New Browser

Update: Thanks to ThisAsYou on Reddit, brought to my attention that LastPass has lots of vulnerabilities. So I will most likely switch off of them to something else. Perhaps 1Password.

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So I’m trying out Vivaldi which is a “power-browser” (highly customizable) browser built by a co-founder of Opera browser, built on top of Chrome.

The biggest selling point for me is that it supports Chrome Extensions.

The first browser extension I downloaded and the one extension I couldn’t live without is LastPass.

LastPass is simply amazing. Easily remember and generate secure passwords. Important notes. I even put my credit-card numbers in it… not sure if that’s recommended or not.

Login is a breeze, so quick.

The #1 complaint I hear about password managers from people is that they’re scared to put all their passwords into one place. It’s actually more secure to use different passwords than to use the same (or derivative passwords) on multiple websites.

LastPass encryption is no joke. There’s a better chance of a 3rd party website getting hacked than your LastPass account getting compromised.
Highly recommend LastPass. 1Password is also good, if you aren’t using a password manager, you don’t know what you’re missing.

 

I use to use 1Password which is also great. Reason I switched to LastPass.

 

 

The Perfect Name

What’s with us and choosing the perfect name?

For me, I feel like the perfect name speaks for itself. That’s why I spend so much time on it. That’s why I think about it while sleeping. That’s why I spend so much time doing “market research”.

A perfect name, speaks volumes.

Or at least that’s what I tell myself. Maybe it doesn’t matter. Maybe you should pick one and move on.

The best course I took on naming things was Rachel Rodgers, “Ready, Name, Fire!”

The best advice I got on naming something was, if you wake up the next morning and it’s still on your mind, then it’s a good name.

So the interim name for this blog is Zen SAAS.

RIP ZenOverflow

In life, things come and go, life & death.

The reason I started this blog was because of Seth Godin, recommendation to write everyday and Steven Pressfield’s influential War of Art.

I was doing pretty good with blogging everyday from March 2016 to June 2016? So you cay say, it was 60 days of writing and publishing your thoughts everyday.

I also forced myself to tag every blog post. Sure some of it was just rants, but a theme emerged.

I learned a lot. I learned what I liked to write about. I learned what’s motivating to me. I had discovered my voice.

I am not that skilled of a writer. My writing are short. I rant about random things/current events. But I learn I love to write about happiness, a philosophy for living. I like to write about habits, productivity & routines.

I discovered my life motto, “The Art of Stress-Free Success”, (inspired by GTD)

Then I stopped, I think I felt like I was adding pollution to this world. Perhaps I shouldn’t have stopped, but the benefits have been gained. I know what I want to talk about. I know what I want to do.