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Erik D
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Last Monday we had to change our passwords at work. Usually it takes me a day to adjust, but now I'm on day 3 and am still having the system yell at me for typing in the old password.

I need a reminder to stop doing it. In what ways can I harm remind myself not to type the old one?
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1) Write the new password on a piece masking tape, in big bold letters & numbers & special symbols, as necessary.
2) Put the tape onto the keyboard, below the space bar, so that you constantly see it when typing.

Or would that just defeat the purpose of having a password?
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Big yellow sticky note on your computer that reads: "Your new password is croutons!"
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Find an unused conference room; write out "I will type in password for my password." 100 times on the whiteboard.
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KSensei wrote:
Big yellow sticky note on your computer that reads: "Your new password is croutons!"

You know, that could work, assuming that your new password isn't actually croutons.
Just seeing a fake password is the reminder.
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Every time you use the wrong password, chop off a finger.
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Tell me your new password, and I'll change it to something that you'll remember every day.
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If your new password is "Clown_Shooz!" I'd suggest hanging a pair of clown shoes on a nearby wall.
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Each time you type the wrong password (we'll give you a pass on typos) you must destroy a game component of one of your favorite games. A different game every time, feel free to start with ones where your just smashing one of six pawns. Eventually, you'll move on to games where there really aren't surplus components, and then it will really hurt.

Also, set up an area on your desk for the components that had to be destroyed because of your failures.

That should take care of it.

Oh, if you would like an alternative idea inspired by current popular literature. . .

Find someone to be a dominatrix for you, and your password is the safe word. If you get it wrong, they can increase your - discipline.

Make sure they are willing to punish you for your failures so you've have to use your safe word. It is for your own good, after all.
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Erik, this also annoyed you on May 20, 2009!

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/408448/things-that-annoyed-m...
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Have a burrito and ponder. You may need a sick day.
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