Technical Difficulties

As your child may have told you, the upgrades the district performed over the summer are still being worked on. We’re up and running, but in order to make sure our tech people know what’s working how I want (and what isn’t yet), I’ve dedicated more time than normal to tech issues.

I’m happy to say that I’ve got work-arounds in place for almost everything, so your children are still learning all they need to in my courses. Unfortunately, it has left me with less time to update this site. As more and more fixes are nailed down, I’ll be able to dedicate the proper amount of time. Until then, please contact me with any specific concerns you might have.

The good news is: After these upgrades are all done, it will be far, far easier to improve tech in CFISD in the future!

Tech Tips

Why do I need a strong password?

In Brian Krebs’s, article, “The Scrap Value of a Hacked PC, Revisited,” he presents the following infographic, showing why someone would want into your computer accounts–no matter who you are:


Your Not only are the computers you use in danger when you have week passwords, but so are your online accounts.

How do I make a strong password?

This XKCD comic strip makes it clear how to make your password strong:

xkcd: Password Strength

Security expert, Steve Gibson of GRC Labs, goes into more depth about why this kind of password is strong, and offers tools for creating strong passwords on his page: “Password Haystacks: How Well Hidden is Your Needle?