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The solution (which is too late to help you with now) is to take a photo of the QR code that is first showed to you when you originally set up 2FA. Keep that safe somewhere and you can always go back. For anyone who is freaked out by this and currently still has access to their google Authenticator app, I suggest exporting all your codes to a big QR code in the app and keep that safe (maybe print it out).

Printing it out and putting it in some safe is what i did.

And works like a charm.

I mean, if it works for crypto wallets it might also work for 2FA…

This is why I use SMS as my second factor for my Google account. Much harder to lose. It could be vulnerable to sim swapping attacks, but I consider Google locking me out of my own account a more likely threat (and frankly I’m probably not a high-profile enough target for anyone to bother with that, and in any case they’d still need my password).

See You on Sunday

Last week we had a birthday party for my daughter. We wanted it outside but it was a rainy day. So we ended up inviting a few families to our apartment. All kids had fun, and so did grownups.

It had been almost three years since the last time we invited people home. We forgot how it felt, but the party rekindled the excitement. The next round, hosted by one of the party’s guests, is already set up. It’s going to be a great potluck.

I recalled a book I bought right after the pandemic started. The book, See You on Sunday, is a cookbook about home-gathering meals: Big Meats, Big Pots, Pizza, and Pasta.

The author claims that the Sunday home gathering is an important social fabric. I read it under the COVID-sheltered apartment and dreamed that someday, this virus would go away, and we would have a meal with these big dishes. The virus hasn’t gone away and it never will, but we started gathering anyway. I have yet to have any big dish though.

One recipe I was intrigued by was Momofuku’s bo Ssam. I have no idea, however, where I can find “whole bone-in pork butt or picnic ham (8 to 10 pounds)”. Probably I should start with something easier like spaghetti.