Introduction: Remember Passwords on the Go!
I was at work the other day and I desperately needed to connect to my home VNC server but I couldn't remember the dynamic DNS I assigned it, let alone the username and password. I will show you how to make a "credit card" that will have all this information on it.
With the rapid advances in browser technology, humans have began to rely more and more on the "remember my password" feature of Firefox, Internet Explorer and all of the other modern browsers.
I know this is a little simple for an Instructable, but I think its genius.
Step 1: Start With the Right Size
Open up your favorite graphics or word processing program and create a new document with these dimensions. I have given them to you in a variety of units, so choose the one you are most familiar with.
82 mm x 51 mm
3.228" x 2.008"
969 pixels x 602 pixels
This is the size of my drivers license minus a couple of millimeters. This is the perfect size because it fits perfectly into my wallet.
I removed a couple of millimeters because it will allow us to do the final step. (Don't get too excited!)
Step 2: Gather Your Information
Get together your passwords and type them into the document you created. Use a small font. You can use a fancy font if you like. If you have too many passwords, you can make it double sided by making two separate documents. Look ahead to see the mini-book I made of important things.
Consider looking down the font list for a condensed font. Condensed fonts tend to be spaced closer together.
Passwords you might want to add:
VNC Server, Username & Password
Add anything that you really need to remember to this list. You aren't limited to passwords.
Do not put anything that could get you into trouble like your SIN number or License Number or your Pin Number. These should be either in your memory or at home.
You do not want to loose this card.
Step 3: Print and Laminate
Print out your sheet at 100 % or a 1:1 scale so that it is the right dimensions.
Cut it out.
Using some packing tape, carefully "laminate your card". Simple put tape on both sides and trim leaving a small amount of excess around the sides. This really isn't necessary, but I will probably be using mine a lot, so I wanted to.
I used a really wide packing tape, and I still needed two pieces to do one side. It looks great, even with the little overlap.