To add to what Roland said in #5 I keep all my access codes on a memory stick which lives on my desk, even the ones I know by heart, and I only connect it when I need one of the ones I don't know. I do have a weakness for strong passwords and, if it can possibly cost me money, a different one for each. This, like Havachat said, allows me to copy/paste and avoid typos.
memory sticks work on the same basis for me as the notebook hard copy with it all written in nicely - they disappear when the rare day arrives you need one and its ALWAYS IN A CRISIS SCENARIO. One of the worst crisis /failure scenarios I had decades ago where I had a ton of very special photos stored on a website / email address - they announced they were discontinuing the photo storage but the day got away from me and I put it off as I have been known to do - then I got a message while in my email saying basically THIS IS YOUR LAST SHOT TO GET YOUR PICTURES followed with a few "simple steps" (they are NEVER SIMPLE) - I followed all the directions and I was good to go and then it said now select this key combination and your download will begin but this must be done exactly or they will be gone forever so there I was with my finger poised to complete the process and MURPHY'S LAW popped up with a power surge that shut my computer down and my photos floated off into cyber space. I tried tempting the gods and even tried contacting the company who said well set up another account with that name and maybe there will be there so I did and they weren't there but they said I owed them for the account I set up which I refused to pay because it was with the understanding the only reason was to get the photos and when they weren't there I said NO WAY coz they lead me to believe they would be and so I didn't get the loan for my house (to cut to the chase) because I had an unpaid bill with the phone carrier tied to the account.). It's complicated being me.
I have tried a program that's save a password of some kind that works pretty good for a while and then it asks me for the password that I set up the program with and I never know it. Which is another reason, a shorter version need for the encrypted skin-tattoo process/invention I mentioned above. I have copied and pasted those things including my bank card / debit / credit etc. and it never seems to SEE them if they are copied in ---- not so fast young man you must TYPE IT IN kind of message - or else you must figure it out for yourself - there are boobi traps built into software programs I think and that copy-paste one is one I frequently come across especially when it is December 31 about 11:30 p.m. and it must be entered before midnight.
I hate passwords even while I understand the necessity.
Passwords, as demonstrated below are sort of like an obstacle course meant to frustrate. WHY DON'T THEY JUST TELL YOU ALL THIS STUFF UP FRONT instead of the trial and error - personally I thlink they enjoy having it you - getting to say NOPE that won't work because now you got to do such and so - and they never leave filled in all the parts that PASSED, nope - it all gets wiped out and you gotta start over from scratch.
I was having such a problem - kept getting messages of "that password is already taken" so finally I used a couple of combined four-letter words that expressed my outrage and SURPRISE - they passed. Finally I had my new password. Of course half the hairs on my head had been plucked out but I had my KEY!
Edited by Queen-Evie, 06 March 2016 - 11:27 PM.
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