How many UserID's and passwords or PIN's do you have set up?
It Used to be SimplerIt seems that passwords are getting a bit more simple by having most people just use their e-mail address when a new one is created. Of course, there are many sites that want you to create a unique UserID that isn't an e-mail address as well.
I can count a total of nine different UserID's I have for various applications, systems or web pages.
But passwords and PIN's...that's a whole different story.
It used to be that I had two passwords and two PIN's. One password/PIN for business and highly confidential things (like my ATM card) and one password/PIN for on-line things, like setting up an account on Amazon.
It was bad enough when PIN requirements started to vary between 4 and 6 digits, requiring me to set up multiple PIN numbers. But then a number of factors made passwords a LOT more complex:
- Comcast did nothing to prevent automated applications from trying endlessly to figure out passwords, so if you had a Comcast e-mail address (or two or three), you had to come up with a more sophisticated password to avoid being hacked (yes, I was hacked and my password consisted of a misspelled word and numbers and it still wasn't secure).
- Some systems required a password with a special character - F%CK!
- Some systems required that no part of the password contain a real word - PHUCK!
- Some systems required that both upper case and lower case letters were used - Fuck!
- Some systems required the password contain a number (or numbers) - 4FuckSake!
- Some systems required that the password was 8-12 characters long - fuckkkk!
- Some systems required that the special character or number(s) were embedded in the middle of the password - o4FuckSake!
- And of course, some systems required that there be no special characters, or no numbers or no upper case letters - wtfwtfwtf
And they just keep getting more and more disparate in their requirements for a "secure password." So disparate, that now I have at least 25 different passwords.
So, of course, I do the worst possible thing...maintain a list of all my UserID's and Passwords/PIN's in a place where they could potentially be hacked. ugh!
For those following my latest spinning dilemma, I had two bobbins of singles completed with the initial intention of plying them together. But I liked both singles individually well enough that I didn't want to waste either of them by using them in a yarn that wouldn't make either of them look better.
So here's what I came up with for the multicolor superwash BFL. I found a pile of old merino singles I had spun for a different project and picked an olive green and plied it with the BFL. Very colorful combination and I can't wait to try knitting with the resulting yarn.
I actually had multiple wonderful photos to post here, but accidentally deleted them. I'll have to post photos of the resulting yarn when I get home on Friday.
AND, I need to figure out how I want to finish the British Romney.
I didn't delete this photo of Nico!
|Nico "scratching" on glass door wanting to come out on the deck.|