Losing Google

I got an alert that my google login had be compromised. I was in the process of updating an old, obsolete Linux box when the alert came in. I am pretty sure that was the problem. But it asked me to change my password. Insisted, really. So I typed in my old password. Bad move, it would seem. I can still read mail on my phone, but for now long? I did the recover thing (they have two factor authentication for me, but somehow that wasn’t enough). I can expect an email within six hours (!) telling me how to proceed. So if you aren’t getting email replies from me, try texting. Maybe it is time to decouple from the Google Universe a bit. It is so convenient, until it isn’t. Then it is very inconvenient. Heck, this post might not even make it out …

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