Monday, 5 January 2015

Calamity avoided

We had a slight mishap here last night when the EFG had been using my laptop....when I came here to try to publish a couple of comments that had appeared in my inbox, I couldn't get in!

The EFG had been onto her Google account and it had automatically logged me out - and for all the tea in China, I couldn't remember the password!  The thought of all these memories and posts being lost in the ether and not be able to access it any longer nearly brought me to tears.....

The YFG saved the day and managed to reclaim the password through a message to my phone - thank goodness the young people are so good with technology these days!  And we have the password safely written down on a notebook page now......


8 comments:

veeknits19 said...

What a scare, I had a similar one when I couldn't access my email account. Thank goodness for the knowhow of youngsters & a bit of low tech to prevent it happening again! Vee x

Wean said...

Forgive my ignorance, but what's an EFG and a YFG ??

Morgan said...

Lovely to have you here, Wean. Those are the abbreviations I use to refer to my daughters: Elder Fen Girl and Younger Fen Girl. They are currently 18 and 15.

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

I get told off when I can't remember a password for a particular site.He only uses 2 for everything so doesn't take long to work out which. Ihave now a whole page written down of various passwords, rather defeats the reason for having one. Went onto a site that I didn't think I had ever ordered from before, but it wouldn't let me in. Eventually found I had bought from them 5 years ago - no chance of remembering a password for that long!

Angela said...

I use a fabulous free site called Flying Bit Password Keeper - it is really useful and stores everything. I only need to remember one password now!

Morgan said...

@SSS - I have a couple which I prefer to use, but I think I should be making lists like you - or using a website like you, Ang - thanks for the recommendation - I will have a look at that one later xxx

Bridget said...

My hunbby tells me off because I use the same password for everything but I know I wouldn't remember different ones for different things!

Cro Magnon said...

Jeeeze, I hate that. Someone asks if they can use your machine, and when you go back to it, everything has changed. My answer now is always NO!