I love my dogs. They are super awesome and purfylle (embellish) my life so much and in so many ways.
BUT they are also really destructive little creatures. They don't mean to be Destructors of Everything, they are just excitable. When they get a little over-excited, which is all the time, things have a tendency to get damaged or broken.
My computer is very high on the list of things that has been damaged and broken...repeatedly. This has led to a great many changes to how things are done around here.
Where I use my computerBefore we adopted the Destructors of All Things, I used to just balance my computer on the coffee table or my lap when I used it in the loungeroom, which is our main room in our house so it is where I use it the most.
Now I have a little laptop table that gets my computer up out of dog height (mostly) and my computer is less likely to get knocked around by doggies. I use this one from Ikea (this is not an affiliate link, I just like to share).
Computer purchasing decisions are based on it's robustness to dog disasters before all other features
- it must be light enough to pick up one handed (while fending off excited dog with the other)
- it must have SSD - solid state drive - which means it should work after landing on the floor
- it must be cheap enough to replace
Double RedundancyI am crazy about backing stuff up onto external drives because the chances are high that I will suddenly not have a functioning computer and I won't even be able to get anything off it ever again.
KeePass is a must!My computer remembers everything for me. All of my accounts, log-ins and passwords and stuff are all magically managed by the computer. But I know that my computer could be nothing more then a door stop within a heartbeat whilst my beloved Destructors of Everything are in the house.
So I use KeePass. It's a free opensource tool that I can store all of my log-ins and passwords for everything from my social media accounts to my favourite on-line shops.
I just took a moment to count how many accounts I have stored on my KeePass and currently I have
Now I only have to remember one password, my KeePass password. I have no idea how I managed without it. I back it up onto a thumb drive so I can have access to everything no matter what.
BTW get the professional addition, it's not like it costs you anything extra, its FREE! And it's safe, it's what the geek boys use, oops, I mean those nice programmer lads. How do I know? Well I'm married to one. Hi hon :0)
KeePass purfylles my life, not like my dogs do, but it really does make life easier and I want to share that with you so it can make your life easier too.
So now I know I'm prepared against destruction I don't need to worry about the dogs breaking the computer anymore. Although I think they might be plotting it's next demise, especially if I spend too much time with the computer instead of my doggies, I've even got photographic evidence.
Let me know if you give KeePass a try or need any help with how to use it, perhaps I'll even write a tutorial. How do you keep track of your log-ins?