I’m sorry to have been without words for so long. Thing is, I am trying to break in a new computer and it’s no small task. Besides needing to relearn the keyboard (why put all the control stuff in a place that reconfigures the letter placement?!), I have to reenter all my favorites sites. Which means I have to remember all my user names and passwords. Hey, I struggle to recall my phone number!
I figure I have 26 name/password combinations circulating in cyberspace. Every one of them made sense when I programmed them in, but today I cannot remember them to save my life.
Remember when we used to get user manuals with our computers so we could actually look up how to do things? I would always jot my password on the inside back cover of that manual where I was certain no thief would ever be clever enough to look. Ah, the good old days!
In a rash of organization, I once made myself a list of all my passwords and hid it in the freezer. Problem was, I always forgot the password, and it was easier to click “Forgot Password?” and change it than to go to the freezer and dig my list out from behind the black walnut ice cream that no one ever ate. So now that list is no good at all, and anyway, it is frozen to the back of the freezer.
Well, I am glad to be back with you. Even though my new computer still isn’t working right. Even though I can’t remember the password to my blog.
“To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer.”
Bill Vaughan, 1969