The End of Civilization is Coming (Read Fast).

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Passwords Are Driving Me CRAZY!!!I can’t take it anymore. The stress has become unbearable. It is a weight that is crushing me more and more each day.

No, I am not talking about soccer (although I could be), the Iraq War, gas prices, teachers burning popcorn (it’s not that hard to correctly run a microwave people), or the fact that everything on TV is almost unwatchable.

This is more stress piled up on me at a time when I feel terrible about becoming a corporate lackey (not really, it is free cash and if I end up keeping my (?) daughter, she is going to need braces- check the front page of (coming soon) and help a little girl have straighter teeth).

This issue is larger than anything I mentioned in the last paragraph.

It is the fact that I have way too many passwords and I can no longer remember all of them. I truly believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that this may cause the end of our civilization as we know it.

Here is a partial list of passwords bouncing around my head (along with the voices I hear from time to time- again I wish I was kidding, but I am not).

The list:

School email email
Server account
Go Daddy account
My Cell phone
Bank card
Wife’s bank card
Forum login
Forum administrator’s login
Google analytics account
Blog password
12 passwords for TV and Radio stations (weather related- school closings)
Fantasy Football team
Yahoo college football pick’em
My Yahoo account
Principal’s listserv
Superintendent’s listserv
5 Newspapers online
Traffic Facts
IllinoisHighSchoolSports account
Music site for IPOD
ESPN Insider

If you are keeping score at home, by my count this is a crapload. And this is only a partial list because I can’t even remember all the things I need passwords for. This doesn’t even take into account that I need a login name to go with each password. Something needs to be done as I can no longer deal with this problem on my own.

I am not a big government person, but I would vote for the Presidential candidate who can come up with a solution to my problem.

It is almost like you have to recognize and remember a secret code.

Computer/Tech people tell me to use passwords with letters, numbers, and symbols like this: i2h9#AT*/EsO$ccE6r!

How I am supposed to remember that, when I can’t remember my mom’s maiden name, my first car, my wife’s birthday, or what I had for lunch on Tuesday?

I give up. This is an unwinnable battle. Some day people of the future are going to find the remains of our society and ask… “What happened and why did all of the people vanish?”

It won’t be because of floods, wars, or disease. It will be because we had too many passwords and we finally all snapped.

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4 Responses to “The End of Civilization is Coming (Read Fast).”

  1. Angie
    on Sep 11th, 2007
    @ 12:31 pm

    Pick one login related to your name. Pick one word totally ridiculous and made up, but you’d remember because it is, say, a nickname from when you were a child. Use both for every login you have. Change later if you find someone has cracked it.

    You can vote for me now.

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  4. Ando
    on Aug 14th, 2013
    @ 12:11 am

    Get a password organiser/ password manager, keepass, roboform to name a few.

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