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New Year Resolution - Improve Productivity

Here is my another new year resolution in 2017 - improve productivity (see my previous 2017 new year resolution here. The source of these ideas are from out of the bed when the alarm clock buzzesGet enough sleepDo not keep the tablet next to the bed. I keep the smartphone next to the bed as my alarm clockDo not skip breakfast and drink some hot tea before going to the toilet in the morningComplete the hardest and most important tasks at the beginning of the dayDo not check email throughout the day, especially in the middle of the night. When wake up in the morning, only check if there is missing call or text message. Do not read the email until later of the dayDo not eat junk food or eat less junk foodFocus on 3 ~ 5 of the most important goals and ignore the restDo not sit all day and walk 50,000 steps in a weekDo not multitaskDo not skip the workoutDo not look up the answer of a random question that just …

Lessons from Security Breaches

Here are my short summary of the article “Learning From A Year of Security Breaches” that are applicable to most of work environments.Centralize logs, including host, application, authentication, and infrastructure, into as few system as possible; make critical logs alertable; but be aware of user privacy in what you logYou might not find the root cause of a beach because of weakness in the environment, systems or people; practicing incident response can indentify these weaknessAttackers will target employee’s home, personal email, or device to breach the corporate security; Educate your employees to improve their security practices and involve the corporate security team even if they have personal security issuesAvoid putting secrets and keys into source codeProtect employees’ credential by integrating Single Sing On or Multi Factor AuthenticationBe aware of insider threatsMeasure and eliminate the security debt - cutting corners for fast growth

First Day Result of Improving Sleep Quality

Here is the first day result of following my 2017 new year resolution - improve sleep qualityWent to bed at 10:2x p.m. According to my Fitbit, slept at 10:34 p.m. and woke up at 3:53 a.m., and time asleep 5 hours and 9 minutes with 10 minutes restless. I know I woke up at 2:19 a.m. and 3:24 a.m. to check the time on my Fitbit. Then I am fully awake from a dream at 3:24 a.m.Did not drink any sola the whole dayDrank half glass of water before going to bedDid not exercise the whole day, and walked 7,578 stepsShut down the computer at 10:1x p.m., did not read on the phone and tablet in bedKept the phone next to the bed as the alarm clock. When waking up, I checked if there is any phone call or text message (the anwers is no); I did not read any email even there are some on the phone.ConclusionGoing to bed at 10 p.m. may be too early for me. I may move to 10:30 p.m.When wake up, check for phone call or text message only. Do not read any email until 6 a.m. or the start of a normal day

New Year Resolution - Improve Sleep Quality

To improve the sleep quality in 2017, I have some plans (the source of these ideas from at least 6 hours and 30 minutes each day. I will go to bed at 10 p.m. except Saturday.Do not drink sola after 4 p.m. or 6 hours before bedtime. I do not drink alcohol and rarely drink coffee.Drink half glass of water before going to bedDo not exercise after 7 p.m. or 3 hours before bedtimeDo not read or watch on the smartphone, tablet, or computer after 9 p.m. or 1 hour before bedtime. This one will be difficult.Do not put the smartphone or tablet next to the bed