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Password Etiquette

Miffed by it all?  I am.

Those tech geeks do it just to piss us all off. The meek really will inherit the earth.

There are a couple of things I don’t understand about passwords.  Let me explain.

I have three passwords in total.  Facebook has its own, that is not shared with any other application purely and simply because I don’t trust those feckless dimwits. Anything financial has the most complex of passwords – currently a 16 digit alpha-numeric with symbols and caps/lower case, you know the king of sites, Amazon, Virgin Atlantic, Trainline etc etc, then lastly for anything else I have an 11 digit alpha numeric for lower level security stuff.

This is where it startes to get tricky.

So Virgin, to point a finger, won’t let me have the 16 digit password, it says its too long. So for booking flights and train tickets, I have to remember a different password

Qatar Airways to point another finger, also wont accept a 16 digit password but also insist that I include ‘special characters’.

Hotels.com to really get my goat, wont accept a full stop as a special character in an already complex alpha numeric, caps/lower case password.

So that leads to two versions of my super secure password

 

Now, forgetting a password shouldn’t be such a problem right ? we can answer our memorable questions???

Dream on !

This , I really don’t understand.  Why do I have to choose a memorable question from their drop down list of completely irrelevant questions, questions that I have to think hard for a suitable answer, one that I will never remember in the future.

Why can’t I write the question AND the answer?  After all, the proof they need is the correct answer to match the question.

For example

Question one – what is my shoe size

Question two – first 4 digits of my phone number

Simple right? questions I would know and remember instead of ‘who was my first teacher’ or ‘the name of my first pet’ or better still ‘the name of your village or town’.  That one I especially like.  Ask anyone that travels like me the name of their town and you could get a different answer every month.

So Tech Nerds

 

UP YOURS

 


A day in pictures

I didn’t feel like writing too much today so I thought I would add some pictures to help out.  Remember when you were at school and the teacher gave you a written assignment that had to be at least 1 full page of A4?  I used to space out my words a bit more.  Always got busted. I was never an A grade student but that was exactly the kind of cunning that made me the spectacular engineer that I am today.

 

Lets start on a happy note – recently grabbed a bargain on eBay – a pair of tyres for the mountain bike for less than £30 delivered. Sexy tread pattern, two tone black and grey.

New Tyre

Nice eh? and is that my very sexy Range Rover in the background ?  Oh what a shot !

 

The next three photos are all in the category of  ‘Is their any hope left for the human race?’

 

I snapped the first one on the train last week to Coventry.  A north bound train that had originated in London.  I got on and sat at a 4 seater table that had 3 spare seats – can you tell why?

Buy a Laptop

A full size iMac taking up most of the table.  I thought those London City slickers were supposed to be smart?  I was going to show him my laptop and suggest that there were more portable versions available now but then I thought no, he must be a banker.

 

Smokers outside the Hospital doors?

Smokers outside the Hospital doors

How fucking mental do you have to be to push your drip outside to have a smoke? Maybe that drip is full of brain cells?

 

Now finally, the most serious of them all.  A triple X rated fright – the scariest thing you will see in a long time, American politics.  I heard a political commentator today on TV suggesting that neither of the current candidates for American President are that popular but these two are particularly frightening – look at their faces, would you trust this pair?

Clinton & Kaine

Look at them for a minute – they look like they just finished licking clean the inside of the windows on their special bus and have now been let loose on the exterior.  Holy fuck I would be shitting myself if I were American.  If Trump wins, he will piss off half of the world, if Clinton wins she looks like she might try and eat the other half!  I wonder if Jeffrey Dahmer will be drafted in on her presidential election campaign? Kaine looks fucking mental !!!!

That by the way is a genuine screen grab from my phone I took while reading the BBC during this mornings dump.

The only real hope for America with this one is for the electorate to agree NOT to go and vote and Obama stay in office until a suitable challenger can be found. I suspect though, Bill would sneak out in the middle of the night and vote for Trump.

 

Los tiempos van cambiando


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