I really hate passwords.
I know they are essential, and that the Interweb just couldn't function without them, but I hate them nonetheless.
In the good old days you could get away with something reasonably memorable like "password". It was handy because the site usually asked me to "enter password" and that acted as a little reminder, but it wasn't good enough for those security freaks. They decided I had to use upper case as well as lower case.
Fuck them. I started using "Password".
That wasn't good enough for them either and they started insisting on using numbers in there as well.
I upgraded to "Password1".
We got along just fine, my various sites and my "Password1" but they have moved on to a new realm. They now insist that I use lower case AND upper case AND a number AND a non alpha-numeric character as well.
Now I appreciate their arguments. I know they have my best interests at heart, but they are really making Interweb life fucking difficult.
You see, anyone who has anything to do with the Interweb has more than one account. I have dozens, or maybe even hundreds, when you take into account all the sites I visit, every shop I have visited, my
offshore bank accounts and all those fucking "social networking" goddamn sites then they all add up. And each one has different criteria for their passwords and their PINS and even then they insist on those fucking "captcha" things. But they are now self defeating. How in the name of all that's holy am I supposed to remember a hundred variations on "^<i=7^?:[email protected]}>4"? There is only one way and that's to write 'em all down, which breaks the first rule of security.
I suppose the next thing will be that I have to enter my entire DNA code?