"Your password will expire in six days." Upon receiving thisnotification, I grimaced. What could be more fun than coming up withyet another password—particularly one that meets the increasinglyludicrous password policies that are ever present in the industry?
"Yourpassword will expire in one day." Well, shoot. I guess I'd better go onand take care of it. A small modification to my current 23 characterpass phrase, and hopefully I'll be done with this for another month ortwo. Nope. It seems that more rules have been added since I lastchanged my password; specifically, the requirement that they be betweeneight and 14 characters. No shorter, no longer. The password changetool helpfully suggests a few possible passwords:
Great, thanks! I'll be able to memorize one of those shortly beforethe next ice age. I'm now in...