I look like Kevin Mitnick…

This pleases me very much in a very sinister way…

For those not in the know here’s the Wikipedia article on Kevin Mitnick, old-school cracker of the early Internet.

The best quote of that entire article (emphasis mine): “Mitnick states that he compromised computers solely by using passwords and codes that he gained by social engineering. It is notable that Mitnick did not use software programs or hacking tools for cracking passwords or otherwise exploiting computer or phone security.”

People: beware.

Airshows, noise and fries with gravy…

Today I went to the McChord AFB Airshow with my airliners.net friends April and Steve — was a complete blast and the weather was perfect. I got my airshow need taken care of for the year. It was great.

I took mostly videos instead of photos. Here’s some of the best. The first two are experimenting with larger sized videos

An F/A-18 rips by at mach 0.99:

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Thunderbirds solo cross:

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B2 stealth:

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Thunderbirds loop:

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After waiting 2 hours to get out of the Parking lot, April MADE us stop at Ikea (where I left my car and carpooled with them) and eat meatballs, fries and gravy — with the gravy over the fries…Hmmmm. Must be a Canadian thing… 🙂

Gone fishin’

My Dad was quite successful in his latest endeavor — gone fishin’. Here’s the results:

This was significantly larger than the 2″ minnow we caught at Cranberry Lake while camping decades ago! 🙂