I have fallen out of the habit of doing Sunday Someplace Else posts. If I were doing them regularly I would hold this over for that but I just love it so much I had to share.
Recently, DH wrote down a couple of passwords I needed to have. He wanted to just tell me what they were, but they were long and I knew I wasn’t going to remember them as quickly as I needed to so I handed him a random piece of paper off my desk and told him to write them down. He made me PROMISE to memorize them and destroy the paper. I didn’t. I tucked it away someplace “safe” – but then I pulled it out cause what I gave him was actually a printed pattern from the internet that I was actually USING. Anyway, cue panic when I feared I had just put it in the bin (and we burn all paper with names, addresses, etc. Nothing identifiable goes in the trash. EVER) and that he would need to change the passwords. I found it, it was all good, but still…
I was eating lunch at my desk, listening to TED talks, and saw this one. SO interesting to me. I found it amusing that MONKEY is such a popular password. Can’t say I ever even entertained the thought of using that, nor ILOVEYOU or 12345678 or (heaven forbid) PASSWORD.
I love, too that there is a WordPress shortcode for embedding the video. But what really tickled me was that the speaker made a QUILT from her password research. Fab. Had I the time and the talent I would be tempted to make one for DH – it would, I think, appeal to him.
Isn’t it just amazing? I covet it in the extreme. You can read the little blurb in Science magazine here. Can you spot your password? Are you rethinking changing all your passwords now?