More importantly, it's time for some "resting" and fun.
My friends and I had great fun this morning discussing the results of the Hobbit Name Generator which can be found at http://www.chriswetherell.com/hobbit/ - it is well worth a 5 minute visit.
My Hobbit name is "Mungo Loamsdown of Deephallow" with which I'm quite pleased. We were also particularly impressed with "Minto Hamwich of Buckleberry Fern".
We all have a name yet we are known by various names & identities depending on who is addressing us. I respond to the following:
- Stephen (and sometimes Steve)
- Mr. Swann
- Oi You
- (and now Mungo Loamsdown)
- At my bank, I am a number.
- On my blog, I am an email address.
- At work, I am a combination of letters and numerals.
- On my web based training site, I am a nickname.
Nah... I'll always be either a son, daddy or husband. But there must be a chance that the number of identities I own can be reduced significantly. The utopian world which includes an Identity Provider as a service which can be utilised by all these various systems sounds great (if a little dangerous if it were ever compromised). The world of security federation is just around the corner and I for one can't wait - my brain is stuffed to capacity with UserIDs and Passwords!
In the meantime, I might just change all my UserIDs to "Mungo Loamsdown" :-)
Merry Christmas everyone...