Tuesday, October 20 2020
location: rural Hurley Township, Ulster County, New York
We had a fairly warm day for this time of year. It turned out that Hurley Mountain hadn't experienced a frost, so the growing season continues, with its assembly line of tomatoes and peppers. I had some leftover Indian food for a late lunch and then my boss and I gave a presentation of our past nine months' of work to our head hauncho, and it went fairly well. I've had things go much worse after much more work on my part.
At some point today I tried to make a purchase on Newegg.com using the login I have used for perhaps the last 20 years. This time, though, I was being challenged with some kind of two-factor authentication, so I couldn't get in. It was sending emails regarding this situation to my old gus at asecular.com email address, which appeared not to be working. I thought maybe I'd correct this at the domain host, Godaddy.com, but it turned out that I was locked out of that by a two-factor authentication thing that I hadn't asked for there as well. This forced me to call Godaddy.com, where everything I heard in its phone menu through me into a rage. Fortunately, the hapless Indian guy I talked to was able to add an email account to my hosting account, thereby allowing me to disable two-factor authentication. But the experience left me furious and exhausted.
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