So, how many of you actually write down passwords and usernames for all the millions of sites and services that require them in your life?
Now, don’t fib.
Am I the only one who needs a hint as to this username or that password everytime I’m prompted to put one in?
I don’t balance a check book in a traditional fashion so why would one expect that I might keep track of passwords, etc. like normal people?
All I need is a teeny clue, like…
Username____ (could be your email address dumbass)
Password____(nine characters with at least one letter, slacker)
I don’t know. If I don’t write any of it down, then no one can steal it by conventional means (ie. sneaking into my home through a window and rifling through my neatly stored documents to find the secret codes that unlock the innards of my life).
I don’t even write down most phone numbers. I memorize them by the patterns they make on the keypad.
Oh well, this way if I kick the bucket any time soon, my living relatives can remember me as they pull their hair strand, by strand from their heads as they try to piece together the bits of my life.
That could be fun, no?
So, how do you handle things like this? Are you a thorough list-maker extraordinaire or lazy memorizer who spends more time trying to unlock her own codes that it would take to write them down in the first place?