I love technology misery stories for some reason. I guess working at a job where it is your job to expect things to break in weird ways does that to you… I guess we can reword that as
I LOVE corner cases
I made sure nobody was ever going to guess this password. Not even me.
And then I immediately forgot it.
To quote Simpson Garfinkel:
Authentication systems frequently fail because they are actually based on something that you have forgotten, something that you have lost, or something that you no longer are. Performance-based biometrics (e.g. keystroke dynamics) fail when they are based on something that you could once do well but can no longer do, or something that other people can do consistently, but you do erratically.
Thanks to Mr Buu Nguyen for this link