February 20th, 2007

Whale fluke

Oh, yeah, I made it home.

The Seattle trip was a success. So was the getting-home-from-the-trip and the resting-up-after-the-trip. I let myself go into work yesterday to have more of a chance to get enough sleep and I still woke up at my normal time without even needing the alarm. (Sometimes I'm well trained.) I still let myself lollygag yesterday, to get a little more rest.

I worked, as well, almost a whole day (7.5 hours instead of 8). And in the Portland-is-a-small-town-for-a-big-city portion of our program, on the way home I reached the last bus stop west of the Ross Island Bridge and saw a friend and former co-worker waiting for a bus and chatting on his cell phone. I didn't want to interrupt him, and my bus arrived in about a minute, so the most we did was smile acknowledgingly and wave at each other.
Whale fluke

Because I want to help YOU...

...I'll give you a password tip!

Good computer passwords should have letters, numbers and symbols. I found a good source of all of those: the ship numbers for Star Trek vessels.

On one particular program for which I have to change my password occasionally (it's a work-related site that you'd have no access to), I started working with the different starships named Enterprise, starting with NCC-1701 from the original show and first three films. I've continued to the NCC-1701-A from the later movies. Now I'm at the NCC-1701-B. (And another bonus: you can use it with or without that second dash, making it harder for someone to decipher!) The NX-01 from the show Enterprise doesn't work for this, but we can skip it and go on to the -C, the -D, the -E...heck, we've even gotten a glimpse of the NCC-1701-J!

See? I'm helpful.
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