‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’ – or so Shakespeare and other poets claimed.
But I say: Woe To You if “rose” happened to be your password on the internet, and you forget… Then you might try the name of every other sweet-smelling flower you can think of, but it won’t get you anywhere!
I owe the Internet Giants an apology. I claimed the other day, on this blog, that I was again having trouble posting to Blogger from Windows Live Writer… Well I had. But it turned out to be my own doing.
What happened was that I had been fiddling around with my blog account settings in an attempt to solve another problem I’ve been having (to do with email notifications). And while experimenting to see if I could fix that (so far no luck) I had managed to remove from the blog account the email address that WLW was supposed (instructed by me) to post to.
So Google was really just being a good watch-dog, protecting me from hacking attempts.
As soon as I put that missing email address back on the account there was no longer any problem.
One of my biggest fears is that one day I’ll wake up and find all the different combinations of letters and numbers that control my life gone from my head (usernames, logins, passwords, pin codes…)
Without them – would I even exist? By any name at all?