Monday, June 05, 2006

Change Your Password

Does anyone else loathe this notification at work? I mean, geesh! It takes me half a day just to come up with a new password due to all the restrictions on creating one. For instance...

*Passwords must be at least 10 characters (how many people know 10 letter words?)
*You cannot use any previous passwords. (Merde!)
*You must change your password whenever we tell you which could be anywhere between 1 and 90 days.
*Your password must contain at least 4 letters, 2 numbers and 1 "character". (you mean &@!_(#@$!! could be a password?)
*Your password must be us English characters. (Merde again! I was hoping to use my Chinese name symbol)
*Your password must not have any profanity. (Merde...I mean, aw shucks)
*Passwords should not be written down. (wha...? You mean I have to memorize this funny lookin' word?)
*We know the names of your wife, your children, and your dog. Don't use thier names in your password.
*And lastly, create a password that is easy to remember. Remember, you may be using this password for the next 90 days. (Sure, no problem.)

Easy, no? Ok, so I've come up with sort of a solution. The old saying goes, "people can't see what's right in front of them." So I use names and model numbers of my desk equipment. My trusty Casio 10-key calc? Perfect name. Has letters, numbers and characters. Cool! My enemies who try to log onto my computer will be trying the names of my wife & children, and the actual password will be right in front of them. Muahahahaha!!!!!

Ok, let's hope my enemies don't read my blog.

Evil Baritone Out...

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Today's Headline

"Woman Dies After Falling From Moving Car On Seattle Bridge"

Huh? The article goes on to say she accidentally fell from a red catering vehicle. ACCIDENTALLY? How does one go about not trying to fall out of a moving vehicle but fails?

Oh, but there's more...

She fell from a catering van...which continued on driving UNAWARE that the person had fallen. The driver called the police about 90 MINUTES LATER. I can see it now...the guy starts carting food into a venue when he suddenly realizes he's the only one doing the schelpping. "Where's my help," he asks. "You'd think she fell right out of the van or something." Then, hearing the news that a woman actually DID take a tumble he put 2 & 2 together.

Ok, I make light of a tragic situation. My bad. Just another example of silly human-ness.