Spinning Plates Theory

So everyone has heard of the Spoons theory , its excellent and helps people understand/cope with illness either mental or physical.

I have come up with my own based on this, only this is one for those who overcommit to things – often do too much, and not based around being sick. Its for the healthy ones who just do far too much, parents, A type, etc

It goes like this. Everyone can spin plates on sticks – how many depends on you, and how long you’ve been practicing. I may be able to spin 5 plates most days, and im good with that, somebody else may be 2-3 and that’s all they can handle. This is fine also.
For me those 5 spinning plates encompasses feeding dogs, going gym, making meals, cleaning up the house, or whatever else i do .

Some days everything goes wrong, or i have a ton of extra chores or things that are expected of me. Maybe going shopping, picking up sheep feed, building a fence, going for a bike ride – these are added spinning plates.

I can do that, but since i’m new to spinning 6 or 7 plates, i can’t do that for long before shit crashes down on me and i drop all my plates in a smashing heap on the floor.

If i were to slowly add more spinning plates, i may be able to get up to 6 or 7 at a time, but when that is dumped on me, sometimes i need to hand off things to others before they all come down in a smashing heap.

So there it is, my spinning plates analogy for those who like to over commit themselves either accidentally or from others pushing stuff onto them.

Easy to remember better, more secure passwords

I work as a System Admin, and i see some big servers. Its horrifying how many have passwords that are easily guessable with a dictionary, or even pass123.

I see end users with better passwords!
I get it, its hard to recall lots of different passwords, and lots of sites, especially with numbers, capitals, punctuation enough to make it secure! So this is what i usually suggest to users.

Use 3 passwords on all sites, and change it regularly (every 3-6 months or when you hear a major site was exploited).

Password 1 is the ‘crappy sites, blogs, news sites etc’ , its your goto every day password
Password 2 is the ‘slightly more important sites, dont really want them easily taken’
Password 3 is your Banking sites, or things that are super important (work etc)

Now you know how many different passwords you have, we can get on to making complex but easy to remember passwords!

Think up a phrase, a saying, a quote from a movie/book, a song, or bunch of things that you like. In this example I’ll use a quote from Harry Potter
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”

Now to turn it into a password, chose the first (or last, or something) letter from each word. Keep capitalization and punctuation.

This turns it into

Now swap out some letters for numbers (eg e for 3, a for 4, i for 1, o is 0) and now you have


Pretty good password yeah? now you just need to remember the phrase/quote/song/etc and you have your password!

As a general rule, beware of passwords longer than 12 chars, some sites won’t accept them, so it pays to have a longer one and shorter one just in case.
Now go create your new secure awesome passwords!


Taken from this idiotic post https://thetransformedwife.com/the-entitlement-attitude-of-women/ – swapped genders

The reason my viral post had such a strong visceral reaction was because many men have an entitlement attitude that says they can live however they want and suffer no consequences. They can sleep around, get into huge amounts of debt by going to college (since everyone else is doing it), tattoo their bodies, and still expect a good woman to want to marry them because they deserve it and “God’s grace covers all of their sins.”

“The reason so many people got upset at reading the Lori Alexander piece is because upwards of 90 percent of all American singles fail to meet her simple, tried and true standard for maximizing marital success. Rather than take a little humble pill, they are defiant against God and his simple-to-follow rules. They want to equivocate, obfuscate, and make themselves the exception to the rules. It’s totally understandable. We all have that desire.”

Yes, God’s grace covers all of our sins once we believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior but it doesn’t mean that we won’t bear the consequences of our sins. It also doesn’t give us the freedom to continue in sin. All we deserve is hell and damnation except for Christ’s shed blood for us so get the entitlement attitude that is so prevalent today out of your mind. If but for Christ, we would all be lost in our sin without any hope.

I sure had preferences for the man I was hoping to one day marry. I wanted him to be a godly man, a virgin, hard-working, athletic, and taller than me! Was I wrong to have these standards? No! And neither are any of you but you must expect high standards for yourself, too; for we are promised that we will reap what we sow. I asked my wife if she would have wanted to marry me if I had slept around, had high amounts of debt, and tattoos and he said, “Absolutely not!” No, none of us will ever be perfect but some sins are much more destructive to the happiness of a future marriage than others.

Mychael Klajic wrote a well-thought out response to my article. She wasn’t a virgin, had debt, and a tattoo when she married. She clearly understands the consequences of his sin and doesn’t try to hide this fact. We all live with regrets of past actions because sin is destructive. We should never try to minimize sin and say that it is not harmful. It is! We must repent from our wicked ways and seek to live holy lives as His Spirit works mightily within us.

“If you are a typical 30-something boy who had been playing the field in your twenties, the ONLY way you have any chance to marry a high quality, high status woman is to humble yourself in the presence of any woman you might like to marry, and answer any and all questions he has for you. At any point, he may decide that is too much baggage and walk away.”

Mychael grieves about his past sins and how they affect his today. “In fact, even if you do all that, you will still have the second and third order effects of that life FOREVER. You can never get the pictures of your spouse with someone else out of your mind. You can NEVER really stop wondering if you are being compared. You can mentally control it, and minimize it. But it’s always there. Then there are the children. Someday, they will start asking questions about their step brother’s origin. It breaks my heart to think of that conversation. And it should break my heart.”

For me to teach young men to be virtuous seems to be forbidden in many churches today apparently, as is teaching men to be submissive towards their wives, silent in the churches, and being keepers at home. Something is so wrong about this! I completely disagree with this sentiment and will continue to teach younger men the ways of godliness because they are good and for their good!

“It matters to your future wife what you did before you met him. Do not pretend that she should just take you with all that baggage because you are sooo awesome. You created most of it yourself. The previous two or three generations of men were conditioned by their baby boomer parents to believe that it doesn’t matter. But the ones under forty have been warned. The party’s over, girls. And Lori’s three markers are a really good way to screen for that stuff. Are you the exception? Who knows? Why should you burden your future husband with the task of figuring it out?”

The Lord says, “My people are stupid;
they don’t know me.
They are like foolish children;
they have no understanding.
They are experts at doing what is evil,
but failures at doing what is good.”

Jeremiah 4:22-24