· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · July
· · · · 05 (1 entry)

The Prompt of Doom · You know the one I mean; when you vis­it some site that you haven’t been to for a while, long enough that you’ve changed browsers or some­thing ex­pired, and it asks you for your your user­name and pass­word and you don’t have the vaguest idea, so you guess, and the brows­er says “Remember this username/password?” I al­ways get a sink­ing sen­sa­tion, know­ing that my im­me­di­ate fu­ture prob­a­bly con­tains email con­fir­ma­tions (which will prob­a­bly end up in the spam­buck­et) and half-forgotten pass­word (is the an­swer case-sensitive or not?) hints. I con­fess to rankly su­per­sti­tious be­hav­ior, telling the brows­er “No, don’t re­mem­ber it.” in the hopes that the gen­er­al orner­i­ness of things will cause me to guess right. I know some In­ter­net Iden­ti­ty gu­rus, and they say “It’s about so much more than sin­gle sign-on”, but dammit, do I ev­er want sin­gle sign-on; and I can’t be the on­ly one.
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