I was in the middle of registering for an account at MyDomain.com when I came upon some poorly coded form validation. One of the fields is the answer to a secret question. The user gets to choose the secret question from a list 7 options -- I chose one that asks “What is your father's middle name?” The problem I have is that the validation requires that the answer must be at least 6 characters -- my father's middle name does not meet this requirement. Come to think of it, besides my own middle name, no one else in my immediate family has a middle name 6 characters or longer.
Fortunately, I can get around this by choosing a different question (assuming I don't run into similar issues), or I can elect to not have a secret question, and thus no need for a secret answer...I wonder if selecting this option will still require a word of 6 or more characters...let's see...
Ok, it didn't balk at not having a secret answer, but upon submitting the form it did tell me that I don't have permission to access the server. Great. So much for trying them out for their free DNS services. I guess I get what I pay for.
Wow, has it really been 4 years since we rang in Y2K? So much has happened to me and my family in that time -- from moving to Denver just two weeks before Y2K and having child #1 in mid 2000, to moving back to Texas in late 2001 and more recently having child #2 just under 2 months ago -- yet it seems just like yesterday.
As I get older, the hands of the clock seem to move ever faster. I'm barely in my 30's, what's it like in your 40's? 50's? Or even older?
After a night of staying at home, watching movies and eating the best filet mignon I've ever cooked (along with some very tasty roasted poblano and garlic mashed potatoes -- my creation as well ;-), with the wife and the little ones, it is time to get some rest.
Hope you have a happy and prosperous 2004!