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N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Program Idea Suggestion Thread
« on: December 19, 2009, 04:23 PM »

I have a suggestion for a program for the NANYevent. It is for a password program.

I know there are numerous programs that deal with passwords but the ones I’ve seen lack something although I’m not sure how to describe this lack,

From my perspective, we are strung up between two conflicting   approaches to passwords.

The first approach produces highly secure passwords that we don’t “own” any more; we aren’t connected to them, we don’t feel that they are ours,  can’t remember them, and have no control over them. They are as random as can be made and very secure;  but because they are distant from us we avoid them, use them reluctantly if at all.
The second approach is to use a password that we recognize, that makes sense to us uses our name with some numbers or punctuation  fore and aft.. These passwords we feel connected to, give us probably an inappropriate sense of security and are less good that they might be.

Here is a different orientation to password generation.

Can someone come up with a program that would that gave us some sense of connection to the password and some sense of control over its generation. Perhaps pieces of our name and a piece of the site name would be a good start, perhaps a key of some sort that used another familiar name to generate substitutions, or re arrangements.

My feelings about passwords and security are locked up in a childhood memories of decoder rings.  What would be wonderful would be  to have a program that printed out some sort of  device that we could construct with paper and paper clips, maybe a version of  something like a circular slide rule like device, something that would let us actually reproduce our password and vary it. Maybe little sliding slices of paper, something clever and useful that made the process of generating passwords fun again.


Official Announcements / Re: The 2006 Best Of Year-End Wrap.. Online!
« on: December 27, 2006, 02:22 PM »
A really nice piece of work. 


I think a blog hosting operation is a great idea.  Whatever system you make available I think one of the criteria should be simplicity.  :Thmbsup:

Developer's Corner / Re: Welcome to Coder's Corner - February 4, 2006
« on: February 04, 2006, 12:34 PM »

I think this is a great idea. Hope it takes off.

strayte  :)

a slightly different take on a logo

PopUp Wisdom / pop up wisdom and corkscrews
« on: September 27, 2005, 08:22 PM »
Mouser. I really like the popup wisdom program. clean, efficient and effective. I am not entirely a disinterested party though. With Jim Egan I co authored the Corkscrews that are the default book of saying. But this posting is more to make a point that has to do with differences between computers and books. The corkscrrews never were really widely circulated or read. But the problem with them was always  that, in book form, a page of them always distracted from appreciating and thinking about any particular one you happened to read. The next one always presseed tightly against it whereas the corscrews work when they have time to unwind in your head.  Popped up at regular intervals you have a chance to think about what you read.

Thanks again for the program.


Living Room / Re: A thank you page for our donators.. Link Inside
« on: August 28, 2005, 07:47 PM »
 i need more people to add some quotes to their yearbook item, to help even out the page formatting!

If you are looking for some intelligent, original quotes for peopoe to use on their yearbook item you might look at a webiste I made (and haven't updated for a while).
When you get there click on corkscrews and click on just corkscrews. Why are they called corkscrews: each has a curl, a kink and a point.


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