Unfortunately, the threat of nuclear war looms as possible today as it did when I was a child. I no longer practice hiding under my desk whenever a siren goes off, but I shudder to read Vladimir Putin’s cavalier talk about using nuclear weapons against Ukraine in his stalemated war.
The other day, I walked into an ice cream parlor for a cone. When I learned I had to pay with a credit card, I walked out. I’ve seen many people pay for coffee with a card. I admire their savvy. But I manage my finances best when I watch the money flow from my wallet rather than
No, it hasn’t been 4 years. I’m sure of it.” “Four-and-a-half to be exact.” The voice coming out of the receiver was firm, almost authoritarian. I paused to count 4-and-a-half years on my fingers. In the silence, my computer guy continued. “What you need is an upgrade,
Not long ago, a company where I’d done business for many years rejected the password to my account. Frustrated, I sent an email, asking if there was trouble on the site. There was none. They confirmed my password by return message. Frankly, I was stunned. I wasn’t aware t
Know what 123456 is? It’s the world’s most popular security password. (“To Fix Your Terrible Passwords, Kill them,” by Nate Lanxon, Bloomberg Businessweek, May 29-June 4, 2017, pgs. 36-37.) Understand, I mock no one for lack of originality. For a time, 000000 worked for