Need a quick program to encrypt or decrypt small amounts of text, such as passwords? Here’s a quick utility I wrote in Python using Google Colab, Google’s implementation of Jupyter Notebooks. You can run the program there or copy it to your own Google Drive first. Note that you’ll need a Google account to access it.
I personally use this utility to encrypt sensitive information in Google Keep, as shown in the screenshot below. I save the URL of the utility with the encrypted text so I can decrypt it quickly.
(For longer notes, I’d honestly recommend a proper password manager that can encrypt notes. I use the Premium version of
Bitwarden, which I highly recommend.)
The instructions in the program should be adequate to run it on your own.
Bookmark it in your browser for quick access! (Ctrl-D on your PC or Command-D on your Mac)
I received an email this morning from
Koingo Software, a company I first purchased from in 2008. They’ve now branched out into selling software deals, many of which are quite good.
The deal that I want to share today is Microsoft Office Professional 2021, for both Mac and Windows. These are not subscriptions, they are a one-time purchase of $49.99.
The regular price is $349, so this is a great deal.
You can purchase the Windows version
here and the Mac version here.
I’m not sure how long this deal lasts so you may want to act fast.
This is a recent email I shared with the Communications Technology email list. You may be interested in this if you use graphics arts or photo editing software.
Continue reading “Affinity Photo and Designer”
I love Humble Bundle for some of the book and software deals they offer. This one is especially good, particularly for those that want to edit photos or videos or create CG artwork.
This deal, entitled
Humble Software Bundle: Painter – Create with Confidence, is an incredible software package that would normally cost you near $1000, but it in this bundle it only costs about $33. Continue reading “Humble Bundle Deal – Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate, Painter, Pinnacle Studio Ultimate, more”