As has been widely noticed in recent days, Nic Wolff's password generator is a brilliant hack. It hashes a passphrase with the domain name of the site you're on and fills in the password field on the page. Each site's password is unique; you need only remember a single passphrase; the passphrase is only handled locally. Sweet.
Note to Nic: as I learned a while ago, there's a workaround for the 508-character limit that MSIE imposed on bookmarklets. We keep on being surprised by what a bookmarklet can do. But really, that's because after all these years, we still haven't gotten to the bottom of what the Web architecture can do.
Update: See also this free add-on for MSIE.
Former URL: http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2004/09/07.html#a1070