Tech Tip : Password revealer in Internet Explorer 10

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 10 to users of Windows 7 in the last couple of weeks. A new feature in the browser makes it very easy to check your password for correctness before clicking the login buttons. When you start typing in the password field, a small icon (looking like an upside down u on top of a dot) appears on the right end of the password field. Clicking on the icon, reveals your password for you to check it. The password only appears while the mouse key is held down.

Password Revealer feature in Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 10

If you click out of the password field a couple of times, the icon does not appear any more. I don’t know if the last bit is a bug or a feature, but my opinion is that it is a nod to security.

Dyaus and Prithvi – Sky and Earth

Most classic religions promote the principle of the first parents. These first progenitors usually have a responsibility for the birth of the second generation of gods, who essentially form the pantheons. Ironically, these first gods are then relegated to a forgotten chapter of history. This particular phenomenon is also visible in the Hindu scriptures, with Dyauṣ and Pṛthivī, Father Sky, & Mother Earth.  Continue reading “Dyaus and Prithvi – Sky and Earth”

The stats behind Pinterest [infographic]

Another Infographic; this time from Wishpond, a team which provides a platform for social contests.

As Pinterest continues to grow, more businesses are looking for an opportunity to share their users scrap-booking space. It seems to be a great platform for targeting women with children as 80% of the users of Pinterest are women and 50% have children.

Apparently people also prefer associations with brands more on Pinterest, with 43% versus 24% of Facebook.

Wishpond Infographic on Pinterest users

 

God made a farmer

Brilliant Super bowl insert by Ram Trucks.

This is what ads are about.

Full voice over text below

And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.” So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say,’Maybe next year,’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from an ash tree, shoe a horse with hunk of car tire, who can make a harness out hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. Who, during planting time and harvest season will finish his 40-hour week by Tuesday noon and then, paining from tractor back, put in another 72 hours.” So God made the farmer.

God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bales, yet gentle enough to yean lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-comb pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the leg of a meadowlark.”

It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed, and brake, and disk, and plow, and plant, and tie the fleece and strain the milk, . Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his son says that he wants to spend his life doing what Dad does. “So God made a farmer.”

Daily prompt: I got skills

The prompt said

If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick?

I choose Dragon Taming.

Dragon Taming
Dragon Taming would be akin to one of those wishes for more wishes. It is a single skill which could encompass many required skils, eg: Winter’s Grasp, Shimmering Shield and a high Survival skill. Attributes such as high Intelligence or Willpower would be par for the course.
With these skills in place as well as a trained High Dragon, it would be hard to defeat me if I choose to ravage the world.

Outside of the world of role playing games though,  I would not be much good. The closest thing the real world has to dragons is a monitor lizard. I doubt I would do much more than provide a rodent removal service.