AnElephantCant possibly remember all the combinations
Of numbers and letters that rattle round his befuddled old brain
Each new permutation
Adds to his frustration
He has more passwords than Scotland has drops of rain
He needs one to log onto his computer
And another to optimistically access his email
One for this great WordPress post
If he needs yet another to make toast
AnElephant goes hungry each morning without fail
He needs numbers to access his iStuff
And 4 more to open his fiend-foiling front gate
But if he’s in his jeep
Without what the French call Le Beep
He resigns himself to an automated death worse than fate
Passwords are traditionally mysterious and mystical and magic
Since Ali Baba says the secret words Open Sesame
But as AnElephant grows old
The truth must be told
He prefers their use to be somewhat more discretionary
His financial situation causes mountains of melancholy
He has bank accounts scattered all across Europe
Each with a different PIN Code
To see how many millions are owed
But each time he remembers they upgrade to a newer chip
AnElephant understands that they all have a function
To make him feel so much safer and sensibly securer
But now he becomes fretful
Because he is rather forgetful
He can no longer access his banks
In Scotland and France
He is protected but primarily penurious progressively penniless and problematically poorer
You can actually put all your varied and wondrous passwords and where they belong in a secure security password protected document on your computer. But make sure you write down that one- as when you secure in a word document all you infinite passwords, the only one you can’t pull up, would be your password to protect all your other passwords. Even a programmer can’t get it, that one must be in your head, or on a safe piece of paper
Oh, another serious comment!
What is AnElephant to do?
Your advice has 2 flaws – it is sensible and sound.
AnElephant keeps nothing in his head and does not grasp the concept of safe as applied to a piece of paper.
But he very much appreciates your visit, thank you!
Sadly we need them. And – the more secure – the better.
UGH to hackers & thieves. If only they would use their brains for good instead of for bad.
Whoa there, RoSy!
Serious comments forbidden on AnElephant’s blog.
Have a hug, you’ll feel better!
Oh HUGS – YAY! 🙂
Oh I love the password questions!
What is the dog’s inside leg!?
And I’m partial to alliterations
yours are like a game of mumbletypeg
Emmy evidently envies Elephant’s endless alliterations!
Huge heffelump hugs
Yikes 😦 One way I heard of creating passwords is to write them down. Just letters and numbers. Then you can create a password of w4tfy!+67hhg and write down w4ty!+67hhg so the only thing you have to remember is that the fourth character is f
Thank you, Al, but AnElephantCant read his own writing!
And he loses pieces of paper.
Perhaps the pigeons take them?
He could write them on tiles 😉
It is terrible these days, passwords for everything…. I totally understand your frustration as I feel the same… and my memory does not get better with age, well need to eat more blueberies…. 🙂
It is not easy being a doddery old Elephant!
Oh you are not old and doddery!
Dear Sir Elephant, the curse of getting on in age dear sir, our world is one of locks and passwords, maybe you have too many, or too much money, or you need as Anja says a notebook and a key.
oh and if too much money…I can help alleviate that burden. 🙂 That is what friends do for one another.
You are just too sweet, AnElephant is eternally grateful.
Please send bank account details forthwith.
Sure..no problem but you will need a password to access them. Then we are back to the original problem. *sigh*
Small flaws, Sir ST2, to your helpful suggestions.
AnElephantCant write and he loses everything.
ahhh dear sir tie a piece of string around your finger, attached it to something……..works for me
PS Won the cricket!!!!!!
AnElephant needs to invest in a password saving system. 🙂 Worse comes to worse….write them all done and lock them away with an actual key.
Thank you for your kind comments but where does he keep the key?
uhhh a ring…with other keys 🙂