Matt Langford

April 11, 2021

A Drive to San Antonio

We haven’t flown since the pandemic began, but we have started taking some conservative road trips. This past week, we went to San Antonio and Fredericksburg. A lot of places were still closed, but we were able to do a good bit of outdoor stuff. The zoo was a hit, as was the Riverwalk and outdoor shopping. Hopefully we can soon return ...
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April 2, 2021

Baseball is Back!

While the shortened season in 2020 was entertaining and a nice distraction, it sure is nice to start this season on time (except for you Mets and Nats fans). We generally take a trip to Atlanta and one or more to Houston every season to catch some games. I’m cautiously optimistic that we’ll be able to do that again this year!
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March 31, 2021

Changing Password Managers

I’ve been using (and paying for) 1Password for the last few years with very few complaints. In fact, I can honestly say it has only improved over that time. The only strike against it is it isn’t a first party app. As well built as it is, it still has its frustrations (at no fault of its own). As such, I decided to migrate to Apple’s b...
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March 29, 2021

Instagram Contemplations

I have two Instagram accounts. One is a personal run-of-the-mill Instagram for real life friends and family. The other is an account dedicated to the world of Everyday Carry (EDC). Surprisingly, the personal account is my least favorite. I feel obligated to share things (birthdays or other events). I don’t have a lot of followers, and ...
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March 23, 2021

Finally Got My Domain Name

I've been after mattlangford.com for years. For a long time it was an inactive blog by someone (I would hope another Matt Langford) who wouldn't respond to my emails. For the last few years, it has been for sale for a premium price I could in no way justify paying. I made multiple offers (low triple digits) in an attempt to acquire it,...
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March 19, 2021

Eliminate Time Changes

“This month, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill to make daylight time permanent year-round. In a statement, Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, said that “springing forward and falling back year after year only creates unnecessary confusion while harming Americans’ health and our economy.”” Honestly, why would anyone b...
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March 19, 2021

A New Landing Page

I decided to make a new landing page at my personal domain. I took queues from the popular "link in bio" sites we see everywhere, but made it my own. The plan is to basically leave it alone for the foreseeable future, but I say things like that often without sticking to it. I have no problem sharing the source code or helping you set u...
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March 18, 2021

Privacy and the Internet

Privacy is a tricky and subjective topic, especially as it relates to the internet. What can the government see? What do social media networks know? What can my nefarious neighbor access? Is it ok to put my social security number in this application? How do I remember a thousand different passwords? While the landscape is ever changing...
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