I use xwrits at work to force …

I use xwrits at work to force myself to take breaks every 40 minutes. Unfortunately I learned that by typing “quit” when the screen locked I could unlock it again. Not now, I supply xwrits with a “random” password like so:
xwrits typetime=40 +beep +breakclock +top -after=.3 +lock -password=`date| md5sum |awk '{print $1}'`
That’ll generate a long 32 character password which is impossible to remember if you’re human (brain boxes go elsewhere!) and too long winded to write down. I’m happy, I’m forced out of my own machine every once in a while for a rest!

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

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