Thanks for the consideration of your timely reply.
OK, for some reason I thought the email instance would expire.
And yes I've been forced to change my university email a couple of times since graduation, etc. , and I am rocking several machines both Linux and Windows so it's easy to get sideways with the cookies.
I guess correctly on the original email address, I used was issued a new code, and used that to get into my correct "Rando" profile.
By the was was able to update my Puck.js to 2.06, and then connect like a dream from Ubuntu 16.04, my new Android 8.1 phone is much faster, visa vi, DFU than my Nexus 7.