Generate Easy To Remember Random Passwords

SafePasswd is awesome. Most random password generators simply generate random combinations of numbers and letters. Those passwords are often very difficult to remember, making it difficult for users to actually put these passwords into use anywhere. That’s where SafePasswd comes into play.

The default “type” of password generated by SafePasswd is an “Easy To Remember” password. These passwords include a pseudo-word, or words comprised of combinations of letters and numbers that resemble actual words found in the English language. It’s pretty neat, and works very well. I could actually memorize a large number of the passwords generated without much trouble. Definitely much easier than remembering 8 or 10 random numbers and letters.

SafePasswd lets you choose how many characters you want your password to be. The longer the better. You can also choose several different “types” of passwords, the default being “Easy To Remember”. The other types of passwords are “Letters (A-Z)”, “Numbers (0-9)”, “Letters & Numbers (A-Z,0-9)”, “All Characters (most secure)”, and finally, “Hex (0-9, A-F)”.

[Via UNEASYsilence]


NewsAlloy Down and Out

My favorite RSS feed reader, NewsAlloy, is down for an unknown amount of time. This message is currently being displayed on the NewsAlloy home page:

Unfortunately our HDD was full today. And unexpectedly we have to start moving tables again.

Bad thing that we do not have any sponsor or investor and News Alloy is running only for cost of its creator(s) 🙁 .

We ARE STRONGLY LOOKING FOR PEOPLE that may help us to rasie this project to new level and help with new hardware and hosting.

Please excuse us for inconvenience.

Scheduled startup time September 6, 13:00 GMT.

The lead developer says their server costs are between $2000 and $2500 USD per month. I hope this service does indeed make a comeback, because it’s the best web based feed reader IMO. I’m all for donating money, but I feel we’ll just be back in this boat again in another few months.

Perhaps I should offer my English language services to the developers. I think they’d get more assistance if they were better able to communicate with those likely to invest money.


Widgetbox In Public Beta

This Widgetbox service looks very promising. It’s an online directory of web widgets for blogs or other web sites. Similar to Apple and Yahoo Widgets, except these are for the web.

Widgetbox also has a section where developers can submit their own widgets for others to download and use. They also have a feature that allows you to quickly manage widgets you’ve already installed.

Widgetbox is currently free and will probably always be. As the service matures, they’re likely to add more features that will be available only after paying a fee for that feature. It’s a really neat service, one that looks like it will definitely become more popular as word gets out.

[via Ajaxian]


Ajaxify Your WordPress Theme

This AjaxWP WordPress extension looks pretty interesting. It adds some AJAX functionality to your existing WordPress theme:

AjaxWp is a lightweight JavaScript enhancement that adds AJAX functionality to WordPress blogs speeding up load times, increasing the responsiveness of the user interface and giving the blog an overall cooler look.

It’s supposed to work, with minimal configuration, right out of the box. This plugin could be interesting, I’m gonna see what it can do this weekend.

[via Weblog Tools Collection]


Om Malik Gets Liberated

Om Malik, the guy behind the GigaOm blog, is setting out on his own. He’s leaving Business 2.0 to create a news related site of his own. Om’s blog, GigaOm, has been one of my daily reads for the last year and a half or more.

It appears Om has raised several hundred thousand dollars from venture capital firm True Ventures.

I’m pretty sure Om will be successful with his new start-up. As you can imagine, I’m not the only one feeling this way.