the longest password ever


During a recent IT audit by her employer, it was found that Cherie was using the following password:


When asked why she had such a long password. she rolled her eyes and said, “Hello! It has to be at least 8 characters and include at least one capital.”



Groove of the Day

Listen to Aqua performing “Barbie Girl”


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18 Responses to “the longest password ever”

  1. 1 matt
    December 4, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I’ve just learned of Dan’s passing, and although I’ve been unable to verify by obituary or public record, I believe his lack of activity on his beloved blog may sadly indicate the truth of that information.

    Though few may know it, before her passing, Dan and his beloved late wife chose a star on which to meet one day. I stumbled upon that bit of information when I sent this song to Dan some years ago, as he lamented the anniversary of his loss, and in return he shared the details of his very personal pact with me. That is just one small piece of the man who dedicated his later life to improving the lives of others in a not-so-popular cause, often foregoing his on comforts to provide for theirs. Perhaps the ultimate statement of his success may lay on the shoulders of young Paul Henry Gingerich, who more than any other benefitted from Dan’s persistence and dedication. Dan inspired many, and I hope they will keep the movement and dream alive for the many young people who still need their moral support and vision of hope.

    RIP my friend.

    • December 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you Matt for befriending and helping my older brother.

      I hope and pray there are dozens of men and women across the country that will continue the works that Dan L. did. Who knows, Dan may be able to accomplish more in heaven given the ear of the Lord.

      My older sister Christine, his son Henry, and I thank you very much!!!

      • 3 matt
        December 5, 2016 at 5:04 am

        Thank you for responding, though your note validates such sad news. I offer, on behalf of myself and the young men I correspond with because of Dan’s efforts, my most sincere condolences to you and your family.

  2. 4 Wolfgang
    December 4, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    That’s sad news, I read this blog for some years now, but stood away from posting for some month now. I feared something like that because his last post is a few day’s back, but had still hope that he just had something that kept him off from posting. I still had every day the hope there is a new post from Dan.

    Rest in peace Dan from Germany

    Here a song he posted some time ago:
    Libera Going home:

  3. December 4, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Dear Wolfgang,

    Please pass along the “torch” that my older bro Dan L. carried to dozens of Americans.

    Thank you for your support of his organization and activities.
    I anticipate we will be hearing from “Lone Heron” from her home in the Atlanta area about the future of the trust.

    I am headed to Estrella Vista by Amtrak from Northern California and will do my best to see that Dan’s respite for victims is well-maintained into the future.

    Thanks again. Merry Christmastime!!!

  4. 6 Daryl Watton
    December 5, 2016 at 11:34 am

    My heartfelt condolences to the family of Dan Dailey, may he Rest In Peace. In his modesty, Dan has left us a profound legacy which has touched many lives, mine included. His voice of reason and compassion led me to think about inmates, particularly juvenile murderers, in a more caring light. Dan’s trust (and his pension) was supporting several deserving young people and I worry about their welfare now. I feel now that I must step up my game in light of the void Dan has left. I will be supporting David Childress as best I am able and perhaps find ways to help some of the others — and any new juvenile who needs support through their ordeals.

  5. 8 Lynn Musall
    December 6, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Dan was a friend of my partner’s, Michael Heidebrecht. Michael passed away in 2013 and he was one of Dan’s best friends out on the ranch. Dan will be missed by many but never forgotten. RIP Dan. Say hello to Michael for me. Will miss you both.

  6. December 7, 2016 at 3:41 am

    My sincere condolences to Dan’s family and friends, in my own name and in the name of Dan’s protégée I correspond with. Like Daryl said, may he Rest in Peace and may his work continue. Over the years, he became for me more than a friend. I much regret of no longer benefit from his advices, knowledge and from the help he brought me in the materialization of my support to one of the young men he had agreed to take care.

    I’m happy that he could see his efforts rewarded, in the case of the young Paul Henry Gingerich. It was a case which he had much at heart and in which he was much involved. I know that he was very happy with the way things had turned for this young man. I regret that it has not known this ultimate happiness to see the boy returned to his family and to those who love him. I’m sure it would have been very happy to attend, even from a distance, this happy conclusion.

    Dan will never go away completely. At least, as long as his memory will remain perennial in our hearts.

    From France


    • December 7, 2016 at 10:23 am


      Thank you for your years of support of Dan’s acquired passion.
      We were treated very well as children and it was one amazement I had of my older brother why he was so committed to something which he did not have direct life experiences toward.

      May you and others carry-on in ways that serve yourselves and others.

      I hope and pray for your successes.
      Merry Christmastime, too!

      . . . or as Dan loved to celebrated whether in Minneapolis or Big Bend Texas, Happy Winter Soltice!!

  7. 12 Willow54
    December 7, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Condolences to Dan’s family and friends. The work this selfless man did to ensure fair treatment for juveniles in the court system was vital. It is heartening to all to see what can be done with persistence, and above all, moral rectitude on your side.

    For all the readers of this blog, we could see through these pages what kind of man Dan was. We shared his pride and happiness at the successes, and we also shared his frustration when things didn’t go so right. It is a sad fact he eventually came to acknowledge that, even though some young people are crying out for help, because of the previous damage to their broken lives, they just don’t know how to accept it when it is offered in the best of faith. We all know who I am referring to here, but I will save them the embarrassment of naming them.

    The one success that stands out like a beacon in the darkness, of course, is Paul Gingerich. But for Dan’s initial and ongoing interest, this case would probably never have remained in the public eye as it does even to this day. It gained widespread interest initially only because of the fact that the boy was the youngest in his state to be charged and tried as an adult despite being just 12 years old, however, across the years, more and more and younger children have suffered a similar fate. Dan’s work is not over. It needs to carry on, not just as a tribute to his earlier efforts, but because America’s troubled children need it to.

    RIP Dan Dailey. Gone but not forgotten.

  8. December 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Brother David has enjoyed the last 3 days at Estrella Vista.
    Among other things, I got the place cleaned up for visitors.

    Dan always had a song of the day: today I am listening to a June 1990 concert by the Grateful Dead… feel free to tune in… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8aaDzVwyNM

  9. 15 tape
    December 15, 2016 at 10:19 am

    It is so sad to lose another beacon of humanism. Especially in the time to come, I will miss that wonderful mixture of intellect and cultural knowledge, paired with humour (well, look at the last entry), geeky interest and a healthy dose of stubborness. I liked the hands-on approach and the boldness to dive into something, aware that mistakes might be made, but fueled by the urge to move something. I will miss the inspiration Dan spread.

  10. 17 Mage
    December 18, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Thats sad news
    Rest in peace my friend
    Mage from Brazil

  11. 18 Linda Tenaglia
    December 18, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I met Dan while in college as Holly and I were roommates. His talents, intellect and heart speak volumes of Dan. He always approached life with an artistic touch.
    His work with parricides touched me with his compassion and ability to love unconditionally. His mark on our world will be missed. I will greatly miss reading Dan’s thoughts on life and value his perspective.
    My deepest condolences to Henry and his siblings. Henry, your parents were remarkable people. I know they shared their incredible love and talents with you.
    Best Regards,

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