Right now, I’m avoiding a task which I particularly dislike. I’m temporarily locked out of a system to which I need access and our IS guy wasn’t able to help me, so he’s thrown me to the wolves. Meaning I have to call Tech Support. There are few things I like less than calling Tech Support. I am bracing for a phone call of at least 30 minutes’ duration, as the Tech Support representative reads from a script and requires me to read everything that appears on my screen. I know that there are worse things, but I hate tedious lengthy phone conversations more than almost anything in life, so I’m using blogging as an avoidance technique. Of course, I could just call and then have something a little more interesting to write about, couldn’t I? I’m all written out today. Writing about avoiding making a phone call is all I can manage.
OK, here’s another thing. I did finally get my final grade, and it is the first letter in the alphabet. I still haven’t decided on this yet (thanks for all of the advice) but if I choose the Algorithms class, I’ll be risking my 4.0. But like the phone call, it’s now or later; both things, while unpleasant, are required. I have 2 more weeks or so before I need to decide on the class. I need to make the phone call today. So stop reading this. Seriously, I have to go. I have to make this silly phone call. Later (to all of you, that is. Not to the phone call, which I need to make now).
Does it make any sense to make login and password requirements to ridiculously complex that one is actually required to write everything down, thus compromising alleged security? Why two (separate and distinct) logins when one would suffice? Why two (separate and distinct) passwords when AGAIN, one will suffice? I am capable of remembering more than one login and password, but the formatting requirements for both are so arcane and (again) ridiculously complex that I can’t choose a password that would make any sense to me or that would lend itself to any sort of mnemonic trick. Of course, if I take the class on Algorithms, maybe some of this would make some damn sense. I don’t really think that, I’m just trying to make this lame post cohesive. It’s not working, is it?