As you have seen, Tuesday evening someone other than myself posted on my blog. This individual was going to wait until I discovered it on my own, but the suspense was killing them ... so they sent me a text message saying, "look at your blog" ... then a few moments later I got a call from said individual saying the same :-)
When I saw the post I busted out laughing big time! "Raul" is an inside joke that goes all the way back to my college days. Even if this individual hadn't called I totally would have known who the culprit was. Of course I was very curious how he got into my TypePad account ... I use a username that most wouldn't know.
So now ... the rest of the story ...
First off, Rob was one of my best friends in college (Taylor University) ... I completely blame him for my academic probation my freshmen year :-) If you look up "passion" in the dictionary there should be a picture of Rob. He has this incredible passion for life and his passion for Jesus is unmatched. I could go on, but suffice it to say Rob and I are still great friends 15 years later ... crud, I suddenly feel older.
Anyways, Rob has this really old computer that basically is just something his kids use for games and such. He also has just recently started to blog and decided to do some quick blog work for some crazy reason from his kids old slow PC. When he went to the login page for Typepad ... taadaa ... my username and password were filled in. What?
Why is are my credentials on his old PC? We got to thinking and several years ago I must have been at his house and gave him a little show-n-tell on Typepad ... somehow I must have clicked yes instead of no for IE to remember that login info. So for 2+ years nobody has bothered going to Typepad on that PC ... why would they ... until tonight ... and 2 years later that login info is STILL cached. Amazing and scary.
I purposely don't let IE or FireFox "remember" any of my user/pass stuff for any websites on any of my computers. Why? Because it forces me to remember them and it also keeps the above senario from occuring. So it's some sort of poetic justice that lead to these circumstances tonight :-)
I decided to not delete Rob's Raul post ... and instead make it an object lesson for us all. Be very careful what you do on "foreign" computers ... you never know what info you might leave behind!