Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
susandennis

Go try your creepy on someone who cares

So... the phone rings today. It's a Seattle area code but not a number that has called me before.  I didn't answer.  3 mins later it rings again, same number.

"Hello"
"Are you enjoying your fries?"
"Sure am.  Who's calling, please?"
"I'm a computer hacker"
"Well, that's nice.  Do you have a name?"
"Mike"
"Hi Mike, what can I do for you?"
"I'm a computer hacker and I hacked into your webcam."
"Well, the URL is public so you really didn't need to go to the trouble."
"I've been watching it every day for a week. You should put a password on it."
"If I put a password on it, then people would not be able to see it."
"How do you like the Florentine?"
"I love it. It's a great place to live. Are you trying to be creepy? Cause you are missing the mark."
"But I can see you and I know where you live."
"My name, address and phone number have been publicly available for decades - in the phone book. Google will tell anyone all kinds of details about me including the URLs of both my webcams.  Have you seen both cams or just the one?"
"You don't care what people see?"
"If I did, I wouldn't have a webcam on my living room available to anyone who wanted to see. I do not live accidentally, I live with forethought."
"Well, most people would think it's weird."
"I got nothing to hide and I don't care."
"Well, I'm going to keep watching"
"Great!  And good luck with that computer hacking thing, Mike. Bye."

I'm thinking he might not call back.  I felt kind of sorry for him. But I was too busy laughing at him - not with him.

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I was eating fries cause I was starving.  I swam 2,000 yards!  It was a pretty lazy but long and great swim.  I was pretty impressed with me.  Pretty soon I'll be doing Ethel Merman's Ester Williams' 2 miles a day.

I wanted ice cream at the grocery store and didn't want to stop for a big meal.  There wasn't an easy short meal between me and the grocery store so I did that (no ice cream, they didn't have what I wanted) and then stopped at the drug store and then I was really starving so I headed home intended to stop at McDonalds and managed to get on the wrong side of a rail road track for not one really long train but two.  By the time I got here with the food I was ready to eat dirt.

As I typed that I just remembered where I could have gotten both a quick snack and a better grocery run very near the pool... next time.

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Back to The Computer Hacker - I should mention or re-mention that I live on the 4th floor of a secure condominium building.  If someone had my name, address (including unit number) they might be able to tail gate into the building and come after me.  But I would likely scream and raise a ruckus that my neighbors would hear.  I'm not concerned.

I'm saying I can't be creeped out, I'm just saying this guy has a lot of work to do to get there and so far, he's on the wrong road.

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Now I'm watching the ballgame and enjoying the cool shade of the indoors!

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