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2017 Port Townsend Festival
Year after year, the PTFF gets better. Last year this participant's Best of Festival vote went to the Sunday Morning Storytellers. This year it goes to In Syria, a narrative of a family under siege in their apartment. The dialog is convincing, the acting superb, the plot plausible. Like Job, the mother of the family carries the entire burden of holding the family together under intense stress.
The magic of In Syria is taking you as close as you'll get to living under seige. Movies like In Syria and The Light of the Moon transport you to a reality unseen in print. In Purple Dreams you are present with the joy and exuberance of a wildly successful North Carolina teen-age dance team and their charismatic teacher. That is the impact of this superb Festival.

Thoughts on September's OUCH! on Password Managers
Our OlympusNet staff treasure and protect our Password Managers. We will have much to say about Password Managers. —Ned Schumann 

SANS OUCH! for September: Password Managers
Overview
One of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself online is to use a unique, strong password for every one of your accounts and apps.  Unfortunately, it is most likely impossible for you to remember all your different passwords for all your different accounts. This is why so many  people reuse the same password. Unfortunately, reusing the same password for different accounts is dangerous, because once someone compromises your password, they can access all your accounts that use the same password. A simple solution is to use a password manager, sometimes called a password vault. These are programs that securely store all your passwords, making it easy to have a different password for each account. Password managers make this simple, because instead of having to remember all your passwords, you only have to remember the master password to your password manager. 

How Password Managers Work
Password managers work by storing all your passwords in a database, which is sometimes called a vault. The password manager encrypts the vault’s contents and protects it with a master password that only you know. When you need to retrieve your passwords, such as to log in to your online bank or email, you simply type your master password into your password manager to unlock the vault. In many cases, the password manager will automatically retrieve your password and securely log in for you. This makes it simple to have hundreds of unique, strong passwords, since you do not have to remember them.
Some password managers store your vault on your computer or mobile device, while others store it in the Cloud. In addition, most password managers include the ability to automatically synchronize your password vault’s contents across multiple devices that you authorize. This way, when you update a password on your laptop, those changes are synchronized to all your other devices. Regardless where the database is stored, you need to install the password manager application on your system or device to use it.