my life

i’m a warriors fan and enjoying their recent success after watching years of deplorable success with players like alton lister and kevin pritchard. i have my second electric car. i recently put a deposit in for the new tesla model 3 car but was disappointed at the interior and potential for problems since it’s the first model year of that car. i grew up near my parents and my kids grew up near their great-grandparents which is fantastic because i grew up far from extended family.

my rides


toyota mr2

geo prizm

volkswagen passat

bmw z3

volkswagen gti

bmw z4

audi s4

honda civic hybrid (ouch!)

ac transit van hool a300

the silver bullet

honda civic hybrid (again!)
vta gillig phantom 5813
chevy volt at-pzev

sit down laptop thief

1] oakland guy set up a blog to show exactly where his stolen laptop is, but OPD won’t check it out because of limited resources [tumblr]

(some folks thought it was a marketing stunt by the company to sell more of its software, but apparently was not)

2] intense internet publicity and negative reaction towards OPD

3] OPD says that they ‘accidentally’ closed his file and send someone out to pick thief up [sf gate]

4] Thief arrested. Laptop returned.

There’s obvious value in a piece of software that will track it’s location and send the information back to the owner to assist law enforcement in recovering your stolen laptop. Even the publicity of this case might make a thief think twice before stealing your Mac off a table at the coffee shop. Some software is open-source and some have a monthly fee attached, so you can try the one that fits you best:

[Hidden]

[PreyProject]

[Undercover]

But what about malicious use of such software?

-> What about the insecure wife loading it on the husband’s computer to check on his whereabouts and Internet activity?

-> What about the horny guy loading it onto a female friend’s laptop to take secret pictures, maybe when she’s changing?

-> What about a disgruntled worker loading this on his boss’s laptop to catch up on personal and company confidential information?

This is a tough one to make a call on.

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