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One password to rule them all: Migrating to 1Password from KeePass and text files

I can’t quite remember when I started using a password manager, or which password manager it was at the time. As an IT Pro I’ve used everything from text files stored on Windows Desktop to encrypted Excel files to post-it notes to reusing the same password (“R3member1”, “R3m3mber2”..) to forgetting my password and resetting it. Repeatedly. I left Microsoft exactly 10 years ago, and we started our own company with my brother. I had amassed a formidable collection of passwords. Many systems at the time did not support Facebook authentication or Azure AD single sign-on so I had individual accounts to many systems. That’s when I started using KeePass. I’d dabbled with KeePass several times and while it was slightly… Read More »One password to rule them all: Migrating to 1Password from KeePass and text files

I feel bad for not paying for quality software – so I made a small donation

I’ve been using computers since I was 5. I’ve worked in IT more or less full time since I was 13. For all this time, I’ve used an endless amount of software written by people I’ve never met and whom I’ve never thanked properly. Windows, Office and the typical productivity software of course gets a yearly thank you note from me and my company in the form of different sorts of payments through the Microsoft Partner Network, but everything else I use does not. I was paying some bills last weekend and I figured I had some extra money left after the mandatory payments. Not a lot, but some. I started thinking about some of the projects I’m involved in.… Read More »I feel bad for not paying for quality software – so I made a small donation