Saturday, December 13, 2008

KeePassX - excellent personal data manager software

Just wanted to pass on a software recommendation that can potentially be beneficial for all: KeePassX. Taken from their website: "KeePassX is an application for people with extremly high demands on secure personal data management. It has a light interface, is cross platform and [open source]". I use the program for storing all kinds of personal information (online account login/passwords, software serial numbers, padlock cominations, etc.). The advantages of using a program like this are:
  • It's free
  • All of your personal information is in one place as compared to being in multiple files or folders - physical or virtual).
  • It's searchable, sortable, groupable, etc. thus easier to find a given entry
  • It secure - one has to know your master password to get access it to it as all the data is encrypted.
  • It's easily replicable by copying to another location, burning to a CD, etc.
After using it for a bit at home and work now, I highly recommend it. You can download it for your platform of choice (Mac, Windows, Linux) here:

Quick status update

I haven't blogged in a long while largely due to so much going on our end. Real quick:

With a ton of help from friends and family, a lot of work was done on our home to prepare it to sell. We were unsuccessful in this endeavor, and instead have both units rented out, and thus we've moved out. We will hopefully be temporarily moving to Costa Rica so Kara can further develop her Spanish skills.

I hope to do a more thorough post about what we've learned the last 6 months and discuss more specifically what's coming, but that will have to come in a bit. There are a few more pressing things to take care of at the moment :)