>Warning! Angry rant follows…
Has anybody tried to manage their Google accounts? It’s a convoluted, twisted hellish nightmare akin to Brazil. In general I go out of my way to keep my real internet life and my TF-posting internet life seperated, but it seems every time you make a gmail account or a youtube account, google insists on trying to clump them all together into one hideous amalgamate blob of an account, which has about three email addresses and four passwords, none of which can be relied on to work at any given moment.
Yesterday, I set up a Gmail account for the sake of setting up a fake, throwaway Facebook account. Signing into my google account later, I suddenly discover that the new account is now my primary Gmail/Blogger/Google account. And nothing can be done to seperate them back into their component useful / fake-and-throwaway parts, or to even change the primary email address to the old one that I actually use, or even to a gmail account more in line with my online moniker. At no point did I check a box or hint that I wanted the two accounts even remotely associated with each other. Checking the forums reveals that this problem has been around since 2009. So I’m kinda stuffed.
I can’t even explain the problem fully because the whole thing is such a confusing, incomprehensible mess. I feel like a fly wrapped up in a spiderweb and the more I struggle the more entangled and trapped I get.
Anywho, this problem essentially brought to light the considerable energy I put into keeping my TF interests seperate and secret from friends and family, and the inherent instability of the situation. Having such a long and sordid internet past, it seems only a matter of time before one of the loose ends gives the whole game away.
Ah well. Guess I’ll have to just have to work on damage control for when the big reveal comes. My current favourite excuse is that a pop up made me do it.