These are questions that are probably trivial to answer by a friend, and not much harder for a stranger with a small amount of information. These are the questions my bank wants me to use to “secure my identity”.
There’s a really easy way around this. Keep a notebook or journal with made up answers to these questions. I use random strings and 1Password, but you could do almost anything and it would be better than using the right answers to these questions.
Occasionally someone might ask you for an answer to this question over the phone. This is always a little fun, but you just have to be prepared to say “I’m about to read you a string of letters and numbers, are you ready?”. I’ve never encountered any problems with this.
3rd February 2016
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I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.