The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Thursday, 27 November 2003]

Wells Fargo computer theft suspect caught

Police have arrested a suspect in the theft of a computer holding highly sensitive Wells Fargo customer account information. Good thing.

Here’s how they did it:White of the Concord police said Krastof was arrested after he allegedly logged on to America Online from his home on one of the stolen computers, using the computer owner’s AOL account. Authorities issued a search warrant to AOL to find the phone line used to access the account.Very elegant. Kind of makes you think this particular technique has been used before…

Music: Harder Better Faster Stronger by Daft Punk

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Book roundup, part 27

Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.

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Book roundup, part 26

Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.

Renewing the nerd card: Installing Ubiquiti UniFi in the house

The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism

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What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.

It is impossible for a person to begin to learn what he already thinks he knows

Smell the Foam Finger

Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.

Book roundup, part 25

Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.