Archive for March, 2010


Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Today I got a letter in the mail from the US Government.

It said: “Expect to receive, in about 10 days, a letter from the US Government.”

note 1: I did get a letter from the US Government.

note 2: A week later, I got another letter from the US Government that said “did you receive your letter?”

Grrr… Passwords

Friday, March 19th, 2010

The web server upon which I host this website just forced me to change my password; “We are improving our security and now require stronger passwords,” they say.

It won’t let me use G2lEnrYMqzJqiMMJQecMXvHNwmsONLDcTqigHgSzFdP1qPdZ† as a password, because “that password is too weak – it does not contain a punctuation character.”

However, it’s perfectly happy to let me use abAB12!@

† I basically live out of 1Password, which lets me generate random passwords like this for websites and auto-fills the login fields when I enter my 26-character long master password. It even synchronizes my passwords to both my home computer and my laptop. Highly recommended.