Saturday, February 15

Kickstarter has been hacked!

Email I got from Kickstarter

"On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers' data. Upon learning this, we immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system.

No credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. There is no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on your account.

While no credit card data was accessed, some information about our customers was. Accessed information included usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Actual passwords were not revealed, however it is possible for a malicious person with enough computing power to guess and crack an encrypted password, particularly a weak or obvious one.

As a precaution, we strongly recommend that you change the password of your Kickstarter account, and other accounts where you use this password.

To change your password, log in to your account atKickstarter.com and look for the banner at the top of the page to create a new, secure password. We recommend you do the same on other sites where you use this password. For additional help with password security, we recommend tools like 1Password and LastPass.

We’re incredibly sorry that this happened. We set a very high bar for how we serve our community, and this incident is frustrating and upsetting. We have since improved our security procedures and systems in numerous ways, and we will continue to do so in the weeks and months to come. We are working closely with law enforcement, and we are doing everything in our power to prevent this from happening again.

Kickstarter is a vibrant community like no other, and we can’t thank you enough for being a part of it. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. You can reach us ataccountsecurity@kickstarter.com.

Thank you,

Yancey Strickler
Kickstarter CEO"

Thursday, January 9

I'm not dead!!!

Hello reader! It has been quite a while since I've posted anything on this blog, but seeing as I got a Nexus 7 for Christmas, that is about to change. Nexus 7 review will be coming up within a week, and I will hopefully will be posting at least biweekly from then on. Isn't that exactly what you've been waiting for?
No?
Well f**k you...

Friday, September 20

Coming Soon: Windows Surface RT Review

I have come across a Windows Surface RT. I will write a review on it later.
And yes, I did need a whole post just to tell you this.

NOTE: As I was typing this (on the Surface btw) it froze. Good job Microsoft.

POST NOTE NOTE: There will be no review. I didn't have enough time with it

Friday, May 17

Yardwork

I hate my life. I feel like there's one thing bringing me down, and I'm gonna sound like an idiot for saying it but its true. Yardwork.
It takes over everything. Much of my "sweet" 16 was spent raking pine needles out of vine-like groundcover. There were days I had friends over and I had to cut the grass while they sat inside and waited for me. Another time, I had a classmate over to help with a school project and Dad recruited him to do yardwork as well. I had to cancel many dates with my girlfriend (now ex) because of "needing" to do something outside. And the day I found out my grandpa died... I spent the rest of the day painting the goddamn house.
It's bullshit. I hate it. I've made myself throw up to get out of it. But even then, it's almost like when I'm not around, the yardwork part of the world stops and waits for me to return.
And it's not just the house we live in either. My dad bought a house to rent out, and guess who he takes every time someone other than him needs to do something. Yup. Me.
It'd be fine if I was actually the only one who could do these things, but I'm not. I have an 18 year old brother who apparently doesn't have to do anything outside because he goes to school. I went to school, and had a job and a girlfriend and apparently that wasn't enough to get me out of work. Whatever...
I mentioned painting the house. My brother had to do one part, that's it. The wall on the side of the garage. My parents said that if he didn't do it, that he'd have to do all the yardwork for the rest of the season. Did he do the wall? No. Did he have to do all the work outside? Of course not. "Hey Jason, your brother is studying for AP exams this weekend and you won't be able to do anything next weekend because you're getting your wisdom teeth pulled. You cut all the grass this weekend and your brother will do all of it next weekend." Guess who's cut all the grass two weekends in a row? Yeah, I think you get the point.
I've bitched and rambled enough for now. I just needed to vent a bit I guess. But yeah, this is just a bit of what goes on inside my fucked up head...

Thursday, January 24

LazyAppReview #1 - YouTube Capture

To watch the video, click here!
(I'll embed it soon)

This is the first video in my probably-not-long-running "Lazy App Review" series. Today's app: YouTube Capture (made by Google). It's not bad, but I find it strange that there's not a way to add a description to your video, which I found out while I was trying to upload this. Ironically, this means I'm using the native iOS share option.


PROS: Great idea to share videos to all your social networks at once • Color Correction and Image Stabilization • Built in 'YouTube Soundtracks'

CONS: Crashed multiple times • Couldn't seem to connect to my G+ circles • Inability to add a description or tags or category to video

Overall: ★★★☆☆