BURIED IN AN AVALANCHE OF PASSWORDS AND INTERNET DATA
These may be the death of me someday soon.
Back in 2001, I entered the world of e-commerce with my self-constructed website and the online “Goddess Wheel” workshop. At that time I began keeping a small notebook in which I hastily scribbled internet sites I used and their passwords.
Over the years this little book has grown fat with pages, ragged with use, and totally maddening to search in. The entries are organized hodge-podge in the order that I subscribed to them. Many were used but once or twice and are long forgotten. Others have continued as regular places I visit online, but most of their passwords have been changed periodically and crossed off, scribbled, and become indecipherable.
Paging through this little catalog for a current password is nothing but a huge crazy-making, time-killing ordeal. This is especially so when, in a flurry of inspired ideas, I want to get in and out of a site quickly.
My browser (Firefox) is very helpful with its lists of favorites and sites most visited and history of recently viewed sites. But it will not tell me the GD PASSWORD!! Yes, I understand why but it does not prevent me from gnashing my teeth, cussing a blue streak, tearing out my hair, and generally threatening to throw out the whole effing machine.
So now I prepare to bite the bullet, sit down and hand-copy all the current address URLs, and my corresponding “user names” and passwords into a nice alphabetically organized address book. Duh!
I like to think I am well organized. Guess I’d better re-think that one!