How many usernames and passwords do you have? Do you use the same username and password for all of your accounts with guilt because you know you should vary them “just in case?” Do you have multiple usernames and passwords? How do you keep track of them????
This is my dilemma. I have a spreadsheet for my blog-related usernames and passwords, a Post-It note with passwords to access online courses I’m teaching, and various other usernames and passwords associated with my former job ingrained in my memory. Then there are the other logins that are lost for all eternity.
I know I shouldn’t have an electronic spreadsheet for my blog-related usernames and passwords. If my computer crashes and my lovely little spreadsheet is unrecoverable, then I’m screwed. I guess I could print out said spreadsheet right now but I probably wouldn’t think about that again until my computer crashes. Then there’s the Post-It issue. I’ve secured it with a piece of tape because in a state of panic I always found it upside down somewhere on my desk. These days Captain Computer is likely to practice his mountain climbing skills by scaling my chair, picking the only important Post-It out of the many taped to my monitor, and transform it into his latest work of art.
Ugh. I’m organized. Really. I am. Or I thought I was until the Internet Password Organizer arrived at my door. This little black book has just become my new best friend.
My Type A personality loves the double-sided alpha order tabs that run along the right side like an old-school address book for me to organize and store my many usernames and passwords. The Martha Stewart in me loves that I can stand it up next to all of my other same-size spiral bound items on my desk and it just fits in. My inner fashionista likes that its hard cover is black and sleek. The techie side of me likes that can easily slip into a laptop bag since it is 5.5” x 8” and about an inch thick.
There are also sections for ISP info, home network, software licenses, and notes. I think it is incredibly useful to have your internet providers name, network settings, and phone number for your internet provider and their tech support written down somewhere. After all, it’s always when your internet connection is down that you need to make that call. And there’s no Googling the number without a connection!
Hmmm….Perhaps I’ll have to get one for Tech Savvy Daddy since he’s the networking master in our house. After all, Father’s Day is coming up!
So yes, this Tech Savvy Mama is kickin’ it old school with a paper and pencil method of keeping track of things in her techie life and there’s nothing wrong with that!
The Internet Password Organizer is $19.99 and available for purchase at your local Target or online here. Purchase yours through the aforementioned link and with Google Checkout to get 20% off with the coupon code “Dad” and free shipping on orders of 2 or more.
Win your very own Internet Password Organizer! Just leave a comment by Midnight on Tuesday, May 27 sharing how you currently organize your usernames and passwords.
Fine print: Winner’s name will be randomly drawn and contacted via e-mail on Wednesday, May 28. So please make sure I know how to get in touch with you when you win!!!
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