You know what’s frustrating, dear reader? When a program erases my password. One that I never bothered to remember because I hardly ever use that program. And why does that program need a name and password anyway? It’s not like there’s any sensitive information in that program! It’s the program for my stupid graphics driver. Yeah yeah, there a social aspect to it should I want to partake of said social hullabaloo (I do not). I guess that’s why they have this “protection” shenanigans on there, but I think that I should just be able to download the update without having to jump through all of these stupid hoops. But no… just to update the driver, I need a user name and a password to download said update. And don’t go thinking I can get by without the update, mind you. I cannot. Things don’t work properly if one does not update the driver. You would think that such a simple task could be done without having to “log in”, but you would be wrong. And why wouldn’t they separate that task out? I don’t know. I’m too torqued to even wonder.
So anyway, the stupid program decided I didn’t need to have my password stored (for some reason) and erased it. I have my passwords for just about everything stored… somewhere else. Except for this particular program. Because I only use it to update the graphics card. And lo and behold! there was an update, which I needed to download. So I went to do just that… except my password was gone. Gone like it never existed. Now, being of not so sound mind and failing body, I tend to have four or five passwords that I cycle through. I tried all of them. Nada. So, going the route that most sane-ish people take, I tried to reset the password with the “forgot password” link, and it created a “new” account for me (I’m not sure how that happened). Great! Right? No. Because then it wanted to “connect” my new account with my “old” account and for that it needed my (you guessed it) old password.
It’s a good thing I like my computer. Because I wanted to throw something. So I tried to recover my old password using various other methods presented to me by said program (including the “reset password” link again. Then it locked me out of my account. Bastards.
Technology is great. Until it isn’t. I shut the thing down and waited until today to try again. Then I went on the chat to talk to someone about it.
They said, “Try this (thing you did five times already).”
I said, “I tried this five times already.”
“Try it again.”
I tried it again.
Son of a bitch! >_<
That just makes me mad. Because now I just look like an idiot.
Grrr. I really just wanted to get that off my chest. Thanks for listening. I feel a little better now. ^_^