This week I came across a company domain I didn’t know we had.
It’s a very simple web service which allows you to store a secret, set an expiration, and then provides a URL so you can share it. When someone uses the special URL, if the expiration hasn’t passed they’ll be able see the secret.
Why would you need something like this? Maybe you want to share a password with someone. For security you shouldn’t send a password via email or text message, where it’s always visible in plain text. You can use something like this to send the URL and if you set it to expire after 1 viewing anyone else who finds the URL will not be able to view the secret.
This is what a 1 time view secret looks like when the URL is accessed…
If I try to reload the page…
We’ve had an internal Automattic tool called Once for years that does this same thing and I use it all the time when I need to send a password to a coworker. Give Quick Forget a try!
Over the past couple of months I had mentioned a big secret I was planning to let out of the bag. Well, the announcement is nearly a month after the deal was completed, but it’s out. I sold pokerchiptricks.com. The whole deal was really stressing me out towards the end and I can now say that I hate dealing with lawyers. Head over to the poker blog for more details.
I’ve been enjoying the weather for the past several weeks which means spending less and less time on the computer. That also means less time for blogging and less updates here as well as my other blogs. I’ve also cut back on my poker playing dramatically which takes away computer time as well. This is all a good thing.
Time has been spent golfing as much as possible and getting my bike out. Just the other day I rode 15 miles in an hour and felt great. I need to be ready to ride about 24 miles with hills in three weeks when I go up north for Mother’s Day. The plan is to ride around Hubbard Lake with Mo and kick his ass. He’s been talking a little bit too much shit and I don’t like to lose many challenges. Just ask him about our weight loss competition for last week!
I’m still using my elliptical 3-4 days a week in addition to bike rides and doing some ab workouts as well. I’m down about 15 pounds from two and a half months ago and feeling good.
Golf league started this week and I might be joining a summer bowling league with some friends that starts on May 2nd. I like to keep busy during the summers and get out as much as possible which is completely different from the cold Michigan winters.
My sleep problems are pretty much under control now. I’m on Lunesta which has been doing the trick. I tried Ambien CR and some other new drug that start with an R, but Lunesta worked the best by far. It’s amazing what a good night of sleep does for the body.
In a few days I should be able to reveal the secret I mentioned a few weeks ago. It’s been taking up a lot of my thinking and I can’t wait to get it over with and out in the open. Maybe then I’ll be able to resume a regular blogging schedule. What “regular” actually means for blogging I’m not quite sure anymore.