Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What's with the sign-in cookies?

Sometimes you just wonder who decides on certain things. I am the only - I repeat, only - person that uses my computer. It is in my locked office, inside of my locked house, with a burglar alarm. So why does my sign-in cookie for eBay expire every day? Or why do I have to log into PayPal 15 times a day when I want to see my transactions? Same thing goes for my cellular account, and some of my e-mail accounts. Why can't there just be a way to say "Listen here, website of choice, I want to sign in once and only once, and be able to browse my account until I click 'Logout.' And if that means that I remain logged in for 7 weeks, then so be it!?"

I wonder if there is a program out there that will manipulate the cookie and allow me to accomplish this. That would be awesome.

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