Microsoft now allows two-factor authentication

Want to prevent your Xbox Live account from being hacked? This is the best way. Microsoft, this week, unveiled two-factor authentication. Major Nelson already has a guide for setting up two factor authentication on your Xbox 360. Two factor authentication requires another device, like a mobile phone, which will provide a password to you so that when your Xbox 360 prompts for this extra password, you check your device for the randomly generated password and enter it.

Microsoft TechNet has an article detailing how two-factor authentication works with your Microsoft account (formerly known as your LiveID).

One dollar deals? It's gotta be Atari!

I walked in to a gamestore a few weeks ago, spent about $7, and walked out with a bag full of games. I still don’t even know for sure if they work, but I think this weekend will be a good one to escape from a few things and play some vintage games. I can’t wait to find out if my “new” copies of Demons to Diamonds, Yar’s Revenge, and Pitfall actually work!

You’re probably familiar with at least two of those, but I’m very excited for Demons to Diamonds because it’s a game that I’ve actually never played before, but I’ve heard good things in the past. I have a few other games I’ve been wanting to play around with, or even just see if my new game cartridges work. This should be a good weekend for an escape from the connected world. Are you planning anything fun?

In defense of sanity after the Boston Marathon Bombings

I don’t generally like to get in to politics. I’m a tech geek. But this is my personal website, click next if you don’t want to read this one. I, for one, need to vent. For historical reference of anyone reading this in the future: less than 3 days ago, make-shift bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Continue reading “In defense of sanity after the Boston Marathon Bombings”