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Password failure [Oct. 11th, 2007|09:31 am]
Tomas Gallucci
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Boy, did I ever hit the jackpot today!

At work, all of the Windoze box3n are on the domain and authenticate as such. Somehow, the little support ticket hack that they wrote is also tied to the domain. Around here, passwords expire something like every three and a half months with a two week warning period. i.e. every time you log into your box you get an annoying message that says, "Your password will expire in X days, do you wish to change?" No, I like my current password because I can remember it, thank you very much.

Well, here lately, when I've been leaving work, I've been locking my workstation instead of logging off because I have to have several programs and office documents at my disposal at any given time. Furthermore, when I log on to the VPN from home and RDP to my box, I don't have to start all of these programs over the VPN potentially killing the connection by overloading the bandwidth due to all of the necessary startup.

Cut to this morning: here I am working away noting a support case when all of the sudden the support ticket program asks me for my password. I type it in and it doesn't take it. Now I've heard stories of how they've gotten rid of people in the past. They come into work and can't log on but yet the sysadmins are told not to come to work that day, so the first thing I think of is that I've been fired but no one has the balls to tell me to my face.

I logged out of my box to reset my password. I was able to reset it ok, so I hadn't been fired. I then tried to log on to the support ticket system...and "therein," as the bard would tell us, "lies the rub." You see, when I reset my password, apparently instead of typing twice what I thought I was typing I mistyped, and so I can't authenticate with the support ticket system. The sysadmin is out today, his boss won't be here until 1100, and the one person in development who potentially could reset my password hasn't made it in yet.

Since I haven't logged out since changing my password, I can get on the Web, use IM, get caught up on my reading etc. The thing that really suxs about this is that I almost brought in my laptop on the off chance that it might be slow enough today that I might be able to get a bit of writing done. I suppose I could go home and get it, but by that time, someone should be here to rectify my fox pa.

Until then, my friends.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2007-10-11 02:58 pm (UTC)
Once you become your own programming sysadmin, you sir, will rule the world.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-11 03:10 pm (UTC)
It's only a matter of time.
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From: irulan_amy
2007-10-11 11:29 pm (UTC)
Your "fox pa"? Huh?

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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-11 11:31 pm (UTC)
you may be more familar with the spelling faux pa.
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From: irulan_amy
2007-10-11 11:34 pm (UTC)
Aha, or faux pas even? =P

Damn it, your comment just went into my spam folder. Stupid Yahoo, I hope that doesn't become a regular occurence because I don't often look at it before I dump it.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-11 11:37 pm (UTC)
May I be so bold as to recommend a truely mature email client?
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From: irulan_amy
2007-10-11 11:41 pm (UTC)
You may. I've thought about switching, but damn - I've had my Yahoo account for like 10 years. And everyone in the world has it.

I don't know if I want to go to the trouble to switch...
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-11 11:43 pm (UTC)
Trust me: in two weeks, you won't remember you switched and you'll be all the better for it.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2007-10-12 12:39 am (UTC)
Dearest Amy - please don't do anything rash. I will give you every bit of information you need to keep Yahoo!

It is FAR superior to gmail, and I'll tell you why as soon as I get the time. In the interim, a lot of good information can be found here: http://ehowton.livejournal.com/120425.html

And now that I am no longer Beta (and there's no difference between paid and free accounts, outside the advertisements) some of that has changed - for the better, and I'd be glad to go over those with you.

In short, FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST DON'T GO GMAIL!

Thank you,

Eric
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-12 12:40 am (UTC)
Amy, please do not listen to this babbling fool. He is old and cannot foresee the way of the future.
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From: irulan_amy
2007-10-12 04:59 pm (UTC)
I haven't changed to Beta. My biggest issue with Yahoo is that it puts things in the spam folder that it shouldn't, and I don't know how to make it stop. Therefore, I have to remember to skim through my bulk mail box. :/
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-12 05:29 pm (UTC)
Google employs Ph.Ds. Google learns from what you move to and from the spam folder. Try the Gmail Tour and compare.

Yahoo is a thing of the past. You can't chat in their chat rooms because they're all full of bots. In fact, you can't even create your own chat rooms.

Google Calendar will send your phone text messages to remind you of your appointments. Can Yahoo calendar do that?

Gmail will allow you to have the same message in multiple views and allow you to control what view it shows up in. Furthermore, you can archive your email which will move it out of the inbox but still retain it. Gmail doesn't use folders because it has labels which you can combine with filters to have multiple views. Plus you can star email. But best of all, you can search your email with the power of Google.

Now I put the question to you: why would you not switch?
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2007-10-12 09:13 pm (UTC)
Because Gmail is retarded. That's why. Your arguments say NOTHING. "You can star email?" Really? WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?

And have you considered you might not need to search your email (with the power of Google nonetheless) if you had folders? H E L L O! Its called organization, and Yahoo! Mail has that in spades.

Search mail, indeed! How retarded is that?
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-29 10:26 pm (UTC)
Gmail is not retarded. You can have the same email in multiple views without it having to be in the inbox. Why search? Because you may only be able to remember one key phrase. Organization: I agree that all human beings need it, but there's a differnce between putting something in a random ear-marked file and being organized.
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From: irulan_amy
2007-10-16 04:47 am (UTC)
Aaahh, you're scaring me with technology talk.

My email is good. I like it. Except for the occasional spam problem.

And my cell phone doesn't get text messages, cause I only like it to make and receive phone calls.

And I don't wanna switch. *whinge*

But I appreciate that you care about my email options. *hugs*
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