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Email password

The password for your email is the most important password you use. If Mr Hacker works out what your email password is, he will be able to get all your other passwords because all he does is goes to the other web site (Facebook, your bank, your work, or what ever) and clicks on the ‘forgot password’ link. Have you forgotten a password in the past? What happened when you clicked that link? You got an email with a link to click that allowed you to reset your password, or it gave you a temporary password. That’s what Mr Hacker is going to try.

I note here that many sites are now asking you for a lot more information like mothers maiden name, town you where born in etc. They do that because of the security issue with email passwords, but it opens up a whole lot of other issues as that info is out there in the Internet waiting for Mr Hacker to get it and then use it to steal your or my identity. Think about what happens when you go to a bank. Often they ask for your mothers maiden name or other things similar. If Mr Hacker has got that info from a site he hacked, mmmm…. But that is a whole other story.

So some rules to follow to help avoid Mr Hacker mucking with you:

  1. Never use your email password for anything else
    Make sure your email password is very hard to guess. Hopefully the rest of this article will help you with this.
  2. Don’t share the password with anyone.
  3. If you have to write it down to remember, either write it in some form of code and store it in a secure place. (Don’t write it on a piece of paper with something like “My email password” or worse still “password for”)

To help you create something you are likely to remember, but no one else would be able to guess:

Use a phrase. Do you have a favorite actor? Lets say it’s Bob Hope. Consider the password: I-like-Bob-Hope-2 which has a combination of upper case, lower case, numbers, and other characters and is longer than 12 characters. (Don’t use this password, it wont work cause it’s published.)

This password has a structure. You can make up a structure where in this case it uses the – as the space between the words. You start a sentence with an upper case letter same as when you write a name. You could be really clever and decide your passwords will have the second letter of each word as capital but the rest lower case. Trick to remembering is you always use the same structure rules and you keep that secret.

We talked about favorite actor, but what about your favorite car, or singer, or friend. What about something completely different like My:next:holiday:is:2:Fiji or mArk,aNd,mE,4,eVer. Notice they have a structure that can be remembered as a phrase. A lot easier and while there is never a guarantee, you have a pretty good chance that Mr Hacker is not going to crack your email and cause you a whole lot of pain.

Tara and Matt

Tara n Dad - Wedding
Tara, daughter of Trevor and Lynne is getting married to Matt.

Finally time for Tara, the oldest daughter of Trevor and Lynne to get married. She will be marrying Matt on the 13th November 2010. We’re looking forward to the wedding and wishing both Tara and Matt a happy future.

Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)

More than 200 dancers were performing their version of “Do Re Mi”, in the Central Station of Antwerp. with just 2 rehearsals they created this amazing stunt! Those 4 fantastic minutes started the 23 of march 2009, 08:00 AM. It is a promotion stunt for a Belgian television program, where they are looking for someone to play the leading role, in the musical of “The Sound of Music”.

Lynne’s birthday

Table Soccer at Lynne's birthday
Table Soccer at Lynne’s birthday

The older you get, the faster they come around, or at least that’s what Lynne is finding. We celebrated her birthday last night with a couple of friends. It started with a BBQ and then drinks. Plenty of table soccer, darts and generally having fun.

Thanks to all those that came and made this a great evening.

Click on the picture to see gallery version of photo.

Hor ouder je wordt. Hoe vlugger de tijd gaat. Dat is tenminste wat Linne vind.

We vierden haar verjaardag gisteravond met een paar vrienden. We begonnen met een barbeque. Een paar drankjes, veel tafel voetbal en darts, een gezellige tijd voor iedereen. Onze hartelijke dank aan allen die kwamen en hielpen met de feestelijkheid.

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Parcel Afternoon at Oakden

Parcel Afternoon at Michael and Leanne’s was a great success with fun had by all especially the kids. We where entertained with a play about Christmas in Australia which featured a rusty holden ute. Some interesting video was made and everyone enjoyed the buffet.

De Pakjes middag bij Michael en Leanne was reuse gezellig, met veel plezier vooral de kinderen genoten. Ze gaven een voorstelling, “Kerstfeest in Australia” waar bij ze een oude roestige “Holden Ute” gebruikten. We maakten een paar interessante videos en genoten van een goede maaltijd.

Verdeel Namiddag aan Michael en van Leanne de


Namiddag aan Michael en van Leanne de een geweldig succes met plezier was dat door alle voornamelijk de kinderen gehad worden is. Wij waar met een toneelstuk over Kerstmis in Australië vermaakten dat een verroeste met gaten in ute voorkwam. Sommige interessante video’s werden gemaakt en iedereen genoot van het buffet.

Parcel Afternoon at Michael and Leanne”s was a great success with fun had by all especially the kids. We where entertained with a play about Christmas in Australia which featured a rusty holden ute. Some interesting video was made and everyone enjoyed the buffet.

Christmas at David & Fee

Slightly different from the traditional Christmas Lunch but then with a big family and great weather, lets get the BBQ fired up. David cooked, Fee supervised and the rest of us enjoyed the smorgasboard.

The kids got to play and after lunch, a few drinks and general chat even with some funny jokes being shared.

Heel anders dan de traditionele kest lunch. Maar ja met een grote familie en prachtig veer, dan wordt het een barbeque feest. Iedereen bracht wat mee. David het vlees braden. Fiona slaatjes maken. En de rest van de familie genoten van de maaltijd.

De kinderen speelden met elkaar na de lunch, en de ouderen hadden een drink. Veel praten en lachen.