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Old 09-18-2022, 09:46 PM   #1
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Smile I once was a good LinuxQuestions user


Before my stroke in 2011, I was always screwing with my computer, when I screwed something up, I would fix it all by myself, and then posted the solution on linuxquestions.org.

Why?

To be helpful, of course.

Since my stroke, I have been a mess, I have made mistakes and it seems to me I am bombarding this site with inane questions.

But after every mistake, I do manage to learn something, at times.

EXAMPLE:

I really hate automatic randomly generated nonsense

1: Every password is written down on a real, physical, notebook. With pages and everything

2: Each password is different and unique:
a: pick three words, capitalize each word, include a digit and a special symbol
b: for example: I Eat Steak * 8, thus the password is IEatSteak*8
c: OK, it's a little simple, but you know what I am saying

3: This happened after a disk crash YEARS ago, and my passwords were all forgotten. It was a PITA to remember all the damned passwords, and some them were all cryptic

As an aside, I am a veteran with an honorable discharge, and I speak three languages English, Bad English, and Profanity.

Yes, some of my passwords are an exercise in profanity, since I can use profanity in German, Russian, and Chinese.
 
Old 09-19-2022, 01:33 AM   #2
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I also write my passwords down. Paper is unhackable.

A schoolfriend of mine who had a Russian parent always swore in Russian. She said it was the most satisfactory language for the purpose.
 
Old 09-19-2022, 02:05 AM   #3
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Not to add to the work, but two copies of the paper are a good idea. Archival quality ink helps since it won't run, fade, smear, or distort over time and might survive a drop of water or two.
 
Old 09-19-2022, 02:34 AM   #4
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I also write my passwords down. Paper is unhackable.

A schoolfriend of mine who had a Russian parent always swore in Russian. She said it was the most satisfactory language for the purpose.
i have five a4's with passwords and usernames.
at my home there isnt visiting ppl i cant trust, so i write em up.
 
Old 09-19-2022, 04:28 AM   #5
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Seems like I'm not the only one......
 
  


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