Why can't we just
Have a univeral login system for all our shit these days. (I know why not but still) I get sick and tired of all these different usernames and all these different passwords I have floating about.
Go to register on a forum, oh #Username is already being used, I must've signed up to this site a few years back lets see...
was this my password? Nope, this? Nope, thise? Nope, odd... Maybe it was this... nope, what about this one... nope. Oh I know perhaps it was this... no.... bah stupid machine! "sends forgotten password request" was my email this? No... this? no... did I use my work email? No.... OH I must have used this email "password sent"
Why couldn't they just have some kind of single user database somewhere designed purely to store usernames and passwords in a secure manner, with an API which allows other sites to interface with it.
That way at least when something is hacked I don't need to go around and change my password on 20 other sites "just in case"
And yes I understand this is starting to happen with the whole "login with facebook" stuff, but I kinda wish more sites would make use of that.