User Names And Passwords - 10/23/13

  If I could change one thing in my life today it would be to create some kind of hack-proof universal password for all my needs.  I know some of you have more going on than I do but I am swimming in usernames and passwords.
  I've got any number of them at work to get into my computer and email, video and another series of them at home.  And don't forget for credit cards, atm, time sheet entry and unique identification and security symbols for every single bill I pay on line.
  All the experts say don't use the same passwords and usernames and I get that. They also say don't write this information down for fear it will fall into the wrong hands.   And if you do write it down, don't put it in your purse or wallet or near your computer.  Get real.  If I don't write them down somewhere there is a one hundred percent chance when I need one of them I will not be able to remember it, them.
  What's worse, several of my accounts require me to make new passwords every month or so.  About the time you get use to entering one and it's second nature for a job I need to do, it's time to change.  And if the new information you enter isn't complicated enough the computer program let's you know about it.  Whew!
  I still have all the same issues, but I feel a little better after venting.  I'm writing this blog from a colleague's computer while the tech guys figure out what's wrong with mine.  Isn't it always something?

 

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MERRY MARIJUANA

DENVER (AP) -- Forget the mistletoe -- think marijuana instead. Colorado's legal pot sellers have holiday offerings for their customers. This will be the first holiday season since retail marijuana became legal in the state. The Grass Station in Denver has a Black Friday special -- an ounce of weed for just 50 bucks for the first 16 customers in line Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Other pot sellers are going for the high-end, high market. Colorado Harvest and Evergreen Apothecary are releasing some top-shelf strains for the season. Of course, you can't send pot through the mail. So, many of the stores offer T-shirts, rolling papers and other items Colorado's legal tokers can send out of state.

UGLY CHRISTMAS TREE

READING, Pa. (AP) -- It's like "A Charlie Brown Christmas" for some folks in Pennsylvania. The 50-foot Christmas tree in downtown Reading (REH'-ding) was criticized as being ugly. City Council president Francis Acosta had ordered that the spindly spruce be given the ax and replaced by a more impressive fir. But the tree that couldn't get any respect is now getting some love. Council President Acosta has ordered workers to stop removing the ornaments. The tree will now stay.

CHRISTMAS TREES-GROWERS

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- This Christmas looks a lot merrier for some Wisconsin tree growers. Christmas Treeland in Baraboo lost a few hundred trees due to dry weather this year. That compares to the 10,000 trees lost by growers Jim and Suzanne Dohner in each of the last two years. Christmas Valley Tree Farm owner Jack Meegan says this is a "very good" year. He tells the Baraboo News Republic he only lost a small percentage of his tree crop this year. He says his family-owned business sells 300 to 400 trees a year.

CALIFORNIA DROUGHT-DIRTY CARS

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- There's something dirty in Burbank city government. We're not talking corruption but cars. To help save water during California's historic drought, the city isn't washing its vehicles. The Los Angeles Times reports the unwashed rides number more than 300 including police cars and fire trucks. But the washing ban doesn't apply to windows, for safety reasons. "Go Dirty for the Drought" stickers are being put on the city's unwashed fleet.

 
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