About Passwords

According to this Mashable article, the most common – and therefore worst – password is, you guessed it, “password”.
There are more eyebrow-raising and questionable password choices on that list. Read the article if you like, but don’t follow their instructions for creating secure passwords, follow these instructions instead:

Password Strength
xkcd: Password Strength

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A random collection of some weird gaming-related stuff

Well, this is odd: Microsoft put games in your code so you can game while you code games

On the other hand, here’s a cute video (found via this joystiq post):


Pac-Man: The Musical

David Hasselhof lays an egg in an ad for Burnout Crash.. wait, what? (via yet another joystiq post)


David Hasselhoff in a Chicken Suit
..and apparantly, it goes on: Hasselhoff as a cheerleader | as some kind of crossover between Son Goku and Ryu

Can it get any weirder? Yes it can: www.serioussam.com/joinmental

Team Fortress 2: "Meet the…"-Videos

Ever since my friend FeazeR pushed me to get recommended Portal to me by purchasing The Orange Box through Steam (back in 2008), I have been playing Team Fortress 2 here and then (let me check… whoa! 41 hours still!). And since it became free to play last year, you all should be playing it RIGHT NOW. Not because it’s free, but because it’s a great game! There’s a lot of free games out there, but only very few are actually good. I’ve seen people spend more time and money for other games, and I’m like: ?!*”ç%!

The best thing about it is not even the game itself, but the marketing. I’m talking about Valves videos “Meet the Spy“, “Meet the Heavy“, “Meet the Sniper“, “Meet the Engineer“, “Meet the Demoman“, “Meet the Soldier“, “Meet the Scout” and their latest and greatest addition “Meet the Medic“. They’re all available to watch on Valves Team Fortress 2 website. You should definitely check them out.

All we have to do now is wait for the “Meet the Pyro” video as some of you may have already realized jumping out of their seats waving their index finger wanting to correct me in an orderly geeky nerdy fashion that I am obviously missing not just that one last video, but also the fact that there are even more videos not just by Valve but also by the community related to Team Fortress 2. Thank you, I got it. You can sit down now.

Because I think “Meet the Medic” is like I said the latest and greatest of them all (and because most of the time I play as Medic, who by the way isn’t even licensed to practice medicine, did you know?), I’ve embedded it for you below. Make sure to make it fullscreen and a decent volume and enjoy!


Team Fortress 2: Meet the Medic

Thank you Aaron Collegeman

OK, last silly post for today, promise.

That SharePress plugin worked nicely, and as a side effect, I know have my own app on Facebook! Check it out: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=327187054006218

Isn’t that awesome?! Well, all it does is redirects you to my blog. That’s it. But hey, I created my own Facebook app! You can even find it when searching in the Facebook search bar!

The following is not an add, just a personal recommendation.

In honor to Aaron Collegeman, creator of SharePress, here are the instructions to get it working with your own WordPress: http://aaroncollegeman.com/sharepress/help/how-to-setup-sharepress

I am not affiliated with Aaron in any way, I just think he does a good job ^^

Nevermind the previous post

What I don’t like about NetworkedBlogs is that in Twitter, the link posted is a shortened one, so it does not start with “dikk.org”. My URLs are very short already. Shortening it would save only few characters, and would not promote my blog 😀 Also, when clicking on that link, it displays an own NetworkedBlogs bar at the top.
Also, when it publishes to Facebook, the post looks nice, but depending on the link you click on, it directs you to the NetworkedBlogs page.

So, here’s to two new WordPress plugins!  WP to Twitter and SharePress.

If you can read this, you know it worked.

So about this blog stuff…

Blogs.

Do they still exist?
Are they still relevant?
Do kids these days even know what a blog is?

I mean, it’s all Twitter and Facebook these days, isn’t it? At least it seems to be so for me. But neither of them offers the kind of container for my thoughts as does my good old WordPress blog running on my own domain. That’s why I will still use it, but try out a new syndication tool called NetworkedBlogs, which offers blog-to-facebook and blog-to-twitter publication of my posts.

Oh, I also found this nice Demotivational Poster. Pretty much sums it all up.

(http://www.motifake.com/blogging-demotivational-posters-51231.html)