PasswordMaker.org has a solution that allows you to create passwords using a number of options and hashing algorithms. You use one (or a few) main passwords and then hash those with something specific about the program/application/website you are creating the unique and strong password for. The hash is a repeatable process so long as you can remember the options and password you used to generate it. There are executables, web applications and embedded source code at their site and it is an open source solution. You are not tied to any particular device or program and can create the hashes from any machine in the world.
I've heard people refer to Verizon as the phone company from hell...
We've been working hard on the new dynamic Slashdot project (logged in users can enable this by enabling the beta index in their user preferences). I just wanted to quickly mention that there are keybindings on the index. The WASD and VI movement keys do stuff that we like, and the faq has the complete list. Also, if you are using Firefox or have Index2 beta enabled, you can click 'More' in the footer at the end of the page to load the next block of stories in-line without a page refresh. We're experimenting now with page sizes to balance load times against the likelihood that you'll click. More features will be coming soon, but the main thing on our agenda now is optimization. The beta index2 is sloooow and that's gotta change. We're aiming for 2 major optimizations this week (CSS Sprites, and removing an old YUI library) that I'm hoping will put the beta page render time into the "Sane" time frame (which, in case you are wondering, is several seconds faster than that "Insane" time frame we're currently seeing).
You should check out the manager tools podcast at www.manager-tools.com. They have a lot of great manager advice and both come from the technology field. Good Luck!