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IT challenges don't disappear in Harry Potter's world


Turns out there's a magical equivalent of “123456” and “password,” according to the new IT guy at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Anyone who has ever wondered why the witches and wizards in J.K. Rowling's beloved “Harry Potter” series aren't more tech savvy will likely find the “The Setup Wizard's” musings entertaining.

The unknown Tumblr user that runs the account, which has gained popularity since fans started sharing the link in February, notes that it is a work of fan fiction based on the characters, locations and events created by Ms. Rowling.

“Daily accounts of the muggle (non-magic folk) and half-blood (half-magic folk) IT team at Hogwarts,” are written from the point of view of fictional — obviously — Jonathan P. Dart, a 23-year-old muggle from Pittsburgh.

In one post, Mr. Dart complains that the Hogwarts headmaster “neglected to write down or even (attempt) to remember his login password because he assumed he could use Alohomora to unlock his laptop.”

As “Potter” fans know, Alohomora is a charm that unlocks and opens doors.

“It took some pressuring from me for him to not set the password as 'Alohomora,' simply because half the school is already using it as theirs,” Mr. Dart wrote in his post.

IT folks in non-magical offices can likely relate, seeing as “123456” and “password” have long been popular choices among workers who are concerned they'll forget anything more intricate.

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