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User is having problems logging into this local government agency's mainframe, and it's this pilot fish who gets the call.

"I checked and noticed that the user had disabled her sign-on session and user account, but had recently reset her password," says fish.

"I decided to just enable her account and session, but not reset the password. Then I let her know to go ahead and try again.

"The next day I got an email saying that she still couldn't get in.

"She apparently believed it would be helpful to tell me her password by adding, 'I thought my password was love2frack (it's an inside joke). But it won't let me in.'

"I'm curious as to what the inside joke was -- and if 'it won't let me in' was an unintentional pun or not."

Sharky's got a New Year's resolution for you: Send your story! Tell me your true tale of IT life at sharky@computerworld.com. You'll get a stylish Shark shirt if I use it. Add your comments below, and read some great old tales in the Sharkives.

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