Why did I start this blog?
1. To hold myself publicly accountable
2. To give other young people the social permission to live a nofap/nosurf lifestyle, however they see fit.
That being said, I had two security breaches yesterday. Every time I ramp up security, within a week or two, I find a way to get around it. Then I ramp up security again. I’m building it better and better each week. Sometime soon, I will be totally protected from myself.
Breach #1: The internet on my chromebook didn’t work, at all. It didn’t work Thursday night, but I thought you know, I don’t really need the internet tonight. Don’t I sign off as Jonny NoSurf? I can skip it one night.
Fridays are my day off. I like to wake up early and have coffee on an empty stomach. It really helps me write and be creative. Friday morning, I’m having coffee on an empty stomach, and I want to write. But the internet still wasn’t working. On a chromebook, without an internet connection, basically all it’s good for is a paperweight.
So I do the “Power Wash” thing, you know what I’m talking about? Basically it just means “reset to factory settings, clear all”. I’m not a big tech guy, but I figured that would make the internet work again. Did it work? Yeah actually it did. I was pretty happy with myself.
But, when I did that, I took a look at the extensions I have on chrome. And I realized that Mobicip was just an extension that could be clicked on and off. Totally circumventing the password!
Luckily the Mobicip team is smart enough to have an option of blocking the extensions page, so I gladly enabled that. That took care of security breach #1.
Security breach #2 involves the app Internet Lock Lite that I use on my smartphone. The reason I use Internet Lock Lite is that Qustodio, as of this writing, has very little control of the Google Now Search bar on android phones. The Google Now Searchbar actually acts as an independent browser. I tried to work around that, but ultimately, I decided to block all wifi and data on my phone with Internet Lock Lite. Which has worked amazing! It worked so well until last night.
So, the way I enhanced the security of Internet Lock Lite, was I chose a huge password. It’s 23 random numbers in a row, some of them being zeros. Twenty-three random numbers. Not some phrase, or something with an underscore or a couple numbers. Twenty-three random numbers. That’s the password I use to enable wifi and data.
Now, yesterday, I enabled wifi for a bit. I wanted to download some more Gucci Mane or Riff Raff mixtapes for the gym. I couldn’t remember my DatPiff paswword though, so no dice. Then I turned the wifi off and went to the gym anyways.
But, just turning the wifi off wasn’t enough to re-enable Internet Lock Lite. I know that now! I have to actually enter the password again and change the protection settings. Something I can’t do offhand, because like I said, it’s a bunch of random numbers.
I also changed my Mobicip password to be the same as the Internet Lock Lite password.
So what’s my big idea for security moving forward? What’s my grand scheme, my master plan? I’m gonna keep that password in the trunk of my car, see how that goes. I feel like that would be a decent deterrent. I only have the original piece of paper I wrote the password on, there are no copies. If the paper ever got lost, that would actually be the really beneficial.
Actually, maybe I should give the piece of paper to my mom or stepdad. I’d give it to my dog but he would just eat it.
Point is, that piece of paper is worth it’s weight in gold now, and I don’t want access to it. I want a tan.
It’s warm outside if you hadn’t noticed. Sometimes referred to as “Spring”, or if you’re going by the calender, “Summer” will officially start in a month.
Get a tan on those gains bruh,