This is a complicated and ongoing project. But here is a teaser...
Table salt is NaCl. It is a molecule of one sodium atom ionically bonded to one chloride atom. So reducing half of what defines table salt (sodium) by 50% changes this table salt to... 50% more chloride? Not good. This is the pinnacle of ridiculousness....
Recently an article was published by ISE detailing security vulnerabilities in most password managers, specifically, the ability for an attacker with access to a computer's memory to read sensitive information contained in the password vault, if the password manager is running. This spewed a heated debate over at 1Password . I commented there twice, but I think most people are not looking at the birds eye view here. In the end I believe it all boils down to the following:
From a security perspective, consider the use of a computer as comparable to a house. The computer is congruent to a house.
Assume our house has a high fence around it with locked gates. The fence is similar to a firewall. It prevents most people from gaining casual entry to the house. It is layer 1 in the security sandwich.
This is more of an unanticipated side project, since I recently purchased an upgraded bench vise and was required to make a new apron and front jaw since the vise's mechanism did not fit the existing vise jaws.
Project is made out of Maple:
So this is kind of a great achievement for me. One year ago I swore I would not stop playing chess with my brother until I beat him. Since he is about 500-600 ELO higher than me, that was a tall order to accomplish. So, exactly 1 year after we started playing correspondence chess on Chess.com, a game that we started 1 January 2019 and ended today 8 February 2019 (3 days per move), I finally beat him. And that with a Bishop + Knight endgame.
I must admit, there are few things more beautiful that seeing the move sequence of a well orchestrated mating net performed with the Bishop and Knight and King in chess - it is like a prima ballerina moving gracefully across the stage. I did have to study hard to get it done, and my play was far from perfect, or good even for that matter. I made many big mistakes and blunders. But in chess that does not matter, the 1 for me and the 0 for him is all that does. (I will not speak of the 3 draws and 54 losses). What I am proud of, is that I managed the best case mate-in-26 from move 91, in 30 moves. That is just 4 moves worse than the best you can do with perfect play.