Passwords and accounts
Shackles via The Bed and Breakfast Man
I've got passwords and accounts all over the place.
This blogspot thing, Flickr, gmail, PGP, hotmail, yahoo, banks, numerous forums, technocrati, feedburner, i-music, e-music, amazon, abebooks, ebay, a couple of websites (no make that three), credit card companies etc etc. There's probably another 20 services I haven't remembered but will when it comes to either use them or post a comment. And subscription services for newspapers, fuggetaboutit, use bugmenot instead.
I just went to put a comment on Johnny the Horses Flickr and I
1. Could not remember my login
2. Wasn't prepared to look for my login
3. Couldn't be bothered finding which multitude of e-mail addresses I used to login.
4. Downloaded to photo to my hard drive after sorting out the Flickr "spaceballs.gif" ploy (designed to stop you copying or squatting photos I 'spose). Uploaded it via Hello and am now saying "Good job Johnny" here.
It has come to point where I use one password for most services, another for some other services and yet another for higher level ones. Further consolidation may be in order. This year marks my 11th year on the web I think and there's a multitude of orphan, disused and crusty old accounts and subscriptions, just waiting for some anthropologist in the future to dig through.
It begs the question, how many passwords can a human remember before they get written down?