wanted: password nirvana

I’m already feeling like an old git before I even start writing this (picture your Grandma/parents – depending on which decade you were born in- moaning about remembering pin numbers) but am I alone in using at least half of available brainpower to remember passwords and log-ins? It is probably my biggest time drain, constantly getting failed log in attempts and waiting for passwords to be re-mailed to me….OK that’s a lie but it must be pretty close.

I used to use the same one for everything then lost a laptop on a drunken night out and freaked out about security a bit so tried a different approach which seems to be set password as whichever term first pops into my head on a given day then instantly forget it….a less than satisfactory approach, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Please tell me there is an easy solution to this modern day (not all that major) ballache that is driving me nuts? Top tips anyone?

no communications? no holiday for me

This weekend, my husband and I took or daughter away in our new (to us) campervan for the first time and it was fab. Sea, camping, cooking outside, lying on a rug with the papers, drinking champers to toast the new van…all good!

I, however, forgot to take my blackberry charger and consequentially was without any Internet access all weekend. Big deal? well actually, yes it was.

I know some people’s idea of a holiday/weekend away is turning the PC off, not reading a paper or watching the news and generally switching off from everything and if that is the case, you will probably think I am a total saddo. However, for me, not being able to look stuff up during a discussion, prove my husband wrong in an argument, check the spelling to a crossword clue, pop onto Twitter, check the weather or the surf report/tide times or read the headlines online is my idea of hell!

As we packed up our lovely van and left the secluded farm up on the Cornish cliffs, I spotted a sign saying wifi available here…£1. So I booked us in next weekend but will remember the laptop next time.