Monthly Archive: February 2015

Relaunching JonDavis.name 0

Relaunching JonDavis.name

Between being sick at the start of the month and a three day weekend, I recently had some free time to devote to some personal projects. One of those personal projects was the redesign and relaunch of JonDavis.name. While I pride myself in my work here on Snowulf, I like to keep JonDavis.name as a “portfolio” site. A portfolio site, like a custom email domain, is something everyone in technology...

“Bank grade security” used to mean something (Updated) 0

“Bank grade security” used to mean something (Updated)

Recently Gizmodo ran a good, albeit lengthy, article titled “Here’s Why Your Bank Account Is Less Secure Than Your Gmail” on the topic of multi-factor authentication (MFA) and your bank. It also reminded me of another article from 2007 titled “Password Security – Or Lack There Of“. Sadly “bank grade security” used to mean the best of the very best, whereas now any digital security relating to financial institutions tends...

Adventures in urban gardening! 1

Adventures in urban gardening!

A good friend of mine has been bugging me for a while to try getting some plants at home. Historically I’ve had what most people would call a “brown thumb“. However, my friend convinced me to give it a shot. So today I’m starting a new series of posts chronicling my adventures in urban gardening. I’ve got a standard San Francisco apartment, however I do have a small patio so...

Review:  Dell XPS 13 (2015) w/ Touch 0

Review: Dell XPS 13 (2015) w/ Touch

This week at the office we got in a couple “Dell XPS 13s with touch”. The unit is a follow up to the previous generation of Dell XPS 13, which I had affectionately nicknamed the “Dellbook Air”. Thus far I have been pleasantly surprised with the current generation, whereas the previous generation I did not care for or use for very long.