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Old 05-20-2024, 07:56 AM   #1
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Concerning my past experience


I guess I was pretty bright in education. The only homework I did was really important stuff, like term papers and such like that, but the daily homework in Junior high school and high school, I just didn't do it.
As soon as I graduated from high school, I entered the military. I was in the Air Force, an 811X0, one of two career-fields that were "Men Only", my career field was deprecated in 1997, and after "2001" the career field sort of restarted, but it allowed females.

After my Honorable Discharge, I went to college {I paid for it in CA$H} and I was good at EVERY subject, but I loved Mathematics, and the fact that most other students did not like Mathematics, I was in my glory. {I did all my homework in college}. I even got myself a PhD in Mathematics.

I was a developer for Sun Microsystems, and when the tech-bubble "popped" and Sun Microsystems ceased to exist, so I got hired as a developer for Unisys.

Then in 2011, I had a stroke. Apparently my blood clots crazy-easy. But all my technology-knowledge has STOPPED.

With Sun, I wrote my own VPN, and {hopefully} I still maintain it. I am somewhat "paranoid" about computer security, so I am very careful about passwords and such.

The computer generated passwords are a bit crazy and impossible to remember. Here is my "scheme": pick three words, a number, and a symbol. the words are EASY to remember, as is the number and the symbol. And, generally, I pick profanity for some, or all, of the words.

So that's where I am right now. I am a "broken man" who be 60 {Sixty} years-old near the end of 2024, struggling to do things with computers that, pre-stroke, was mind-numbingly easy pre-stroke.
 
Old 05-20-2024, 08:25 AM   #2
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How was your physical recovery ?
 
Old 05-20-2024, 09:02 AM   #3
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You are not broken, just diminished, and you can fight back. I'll be 78 later this year and all my most loved efforts, designing, building, modding and repairing electronics, building PCs, woodworking and especially playing musical instruments were put into a tailspin by my stroke ~6 years ago. At first I tried each and was so dismayed I didn't try again for around 2 more years.

Now I do them all... a lot slower, some not as good as before, but, as the poet said ...

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/42/d6...09a275ba94.jpg
 
Old 05-20-2024, 02:05 PM   #4
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Indeed! I am familiar with his writing!
Thank you, sir!

Have yourself an amazing day!
 
Old 05-20-2024, 02:30 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinbenko View Post
The computer generated passwords are a bit crazy and impossible to remember. Here is my "scheme": pick three words, a number, and a symbol. the words are EASY to remember, as is the number and the symbol. And, generally, I pick profanity for some, or all, of the words.
That's fine as long as you're using a different password for each site.

That said, you might want to look into a password manager. KeePass and KeePassXC are both good, if you want everything local.

Last edited by dugan; 05-20-2024 at 02:31 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2024, 03:09 PM   #6
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Concerning my recovery: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I went to speech therapy for about a YEAR. I knew my cats names, I remembered my Social Security Number, BUT I FORGOT MY WIFE's NAME.

Heh!

Concerning my password scheme: once I had every password written in a Spreadsheet, but I lost them all because my password took a "hit", and it was all gone. Thus the hard-copy in a physical notebook.

Have yourself a fantastic day!
 
Old 05-29-2024, 05:20 PM   #7
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I can simply say this, sir:

• "Thank you for your service."

• "Strokes suck." However, your drive is still there, and I pray (with you) that you will persevere. That the rest of your brain will overcome the portion of it which has ... died.

Thanks for sharing. Prayers.
 
  


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