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How to survive creating a new personal password for anything.

The directions are simple …

PASSWORDS MUST BE 10 TO 15 CHARACTERS

USING A COMBINATION OF UPPER AND LOWER CASE

LETTERS, NUMBERS AND ASSORTED AND SUNDRY

MARKS ! @ # % & + ? FOUND ON YOUR COMPUTER KEYBOARD

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The difficult part is they have to be a combination that you won’t forget when you are asked to re-enter them into to the little space box whenever you want to get into your bank account, e-mail box or whatever you are trying to get into in the first place.

When you set up the password, you didn’t want it to be so easy that any Tom, Dick or Mary could crack the code and get into your records without batting an eye. You know, things like MY*PASSWORDSecretWord or OPEN-SEZ-ME.  But you want it to be easy enough to remember when you have to enter it and get it to match the second time you’re asked to confirm it. It gets even harder when you’re working with an online banking account and you’re working against a specific time limit countdown and you keep getting 60-SECONDS TO TIME OUT,  45-SECONDS TO TIME OUT, 15-, 10-, 5- GOODBYE SUCKER!

To make matters worse, you might type in mysecretpassword but all you can see on the screen is **************** and you have no idea what in the hell you just typed … much less was it in upper or lower case. I’ll be honest, I have near nervous breakdowns whenever I have to create a new password. I always go into the process with great confidence that my creativity will prevail and end up biting my nail the third or fourth time I get DOES NOT MATCH!!!

You think I would get smart and write out my new password on a piece of paper before I even start entering it. But no, it’s such an easy task and I’m not going to let this damn computer dominate me.  I finally got my password to match on my fourth try this morning.  And now I can’t remember what it was.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS – MEMORIES

Historic Cookbook

MONDAY MORNING SCREENSAVER

Woke up this morning in my usual Monday Morning Grump manner and turned on the Mac to check my calendar for today.MondayMorningScreensaver

The screensaver helps, but the grump lingers on.

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – AFLOAT

How do you interpret the word afloat? It could be the expression on your son’s face as he jumps on the bed. Maybe it’s your daughter’s triumphant smile after tossing training wheels to master her two-wheeler. It could be a beautiful cloud formation, pollen on the breeze, or an errant birthday party balloon making its escape into the sky. (For more Information, go here!)

Well, it only took me three days to decide on a photo to use for this week’s Photo Challenge … AFLOAT. And in the end, I decided to not decide and go with my top two choices. Really, did you think I was going to go with the dead leaves floating in a rain puddle? (And we’ve had more than our share of rain in the past week … and hail … and tornados!)

First, THE BUILDING AFLOAT …AFLOAT2

And second, THE BALLERINA FLOWER that seems to be floating above the greens of the plant. Shades of Fantasia!Afloat

Weekly Photo Potpourri

SpringFlowers

SPRING FLOWERS

SloppyBob

SLOPPY BOB

GardenGnome

GARDEN GNOME?

TooManyPeeps

CAN YOU EVER HAVE TOO MANY PEEPS?

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY … SWEET VIOLETS!

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DO YOU LOVE LUCY ENOUGH …?

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To walk past this supposed 400-pound life-sized sculpture of Lucille Ball that stands in her home town of Celoron, NY. without being terrified and running away from what appears to be a zombie or alien invader? Well, after standing in the town for over five years the town residents are up in arms  to have the grotesque work taken to the town dump. Even the sculptor of the work has admitted that it isn’t really his finest effort and has offered a free face lift. So, what’s your opinion. Personally, I feel it is almost as bad as Lucy’s performance in the 1973 movie version of the musical Mame that bombed at the box office.

HAPPY EASTER and PASSOVER!

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A super spring holiday to all the good eggs out there!

Remember this?

Magic Coin

When was the last time you saw one of these? Do you realize that an entire generation has grown up not knowing what a silver dollar is?

Mlle. Renee’s New Toy Box

ToyBox

Due to the overflow of old toys she refuses to throw away, I had to build my faithful companion a new toy box. Now if I can only get her to pick up all the toys see scatters on the floor looking for the one she wants to play with.Sleeping In

Oh, by the way, due to the chill this morning she decided to sleep-in.

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