Saturday, September 22, 2012

Forgetting Passwords

Passwords are the most annoying aspect of moving our lives online. I once read that it's as if you bought something a decade ago and they want to see your receipt every time you walk back into the store. There's no good way around it. The worst passwords are the ones that require a capital letter, a number, and some obscure symbol; and those are the ones like my internet bill that I visit once every two months. I never remember my login or password, so I end up having to call and talk to people on the phone, which is the worst. My old fried Julius had a solution: he'd make his passwords words that he had a hard time spelling like banana or chimichanga on the logic that he'd remember those words and he'd also learn how to spell them.

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