Well I think I have a little more info on the mystery Russian.
Who is no longer a mystery or Russian (just an American punk)
When Jen left for work this morning, she saw the neighbors’ kid running away from her car. There was a note on the windshield that was (I assume) supposed to scare us. It was obviously fake, but he took the presidential seal pic and tried to make it look like an "official" warning to "stop discussing military secrets. Your house is now being watched. Any more stuff (yeah, it said "any more stuff") like your actions will result in a court martial on charges of treason”
Ok, for one, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry that a high school kid could make something like this and think its going to pass the sniff test. Only military members can be court martialed, and nuclear information like what was discussed can be learned (and in better detail) on the history or discovery channel.
I know for fact that his dad uses the gotomeeting software, or something like it, because he helped me set up my new router, and was direct linking to the computer, moving the mouse, etc. while we talked on the phone.
So, given that he can see what I'm typing or doing on screen, I would assume his idiot kid can get on there too.
I've already asked his dad about the note, told him "no harm no foul" but to maybe let him know that not everyone can take a joke like that. As a matter of fact, I can think of at least one guy down the street that would probably have shot him if he saw him messing with his car.
Anyway, I have my router password protected, due to finding out that 5 houses around me could reach it, and 3 of em were USING MY DAMNED BANDWIDTH!!! I have had no further trouble with that, but since his dad helped me set up the router, he probably has the password. I'm going to change it later tonight. I would actually appreciate if someone can check anarkisseds ip (if that isn’t against rules or something) and see if he is using my router. It would be a great help. I seriously don’t want my computer open like that. I can actually get in trouble with my job about stuff like this.
Rick is understanding, but I don’t want to accuse his kid of getting into his work computer (home customer support agent) without a little proof.
I’ve had a hard time dealing with Colin ever since we moved in. He used to bounce a basketball onto our roof, letting it roll off, and trying to make it into his little basketball goal that way. We put up with it until it started preventing us from sleep (it’s over our bedroom) and knocking down some roof tiles.
Everything was fine for a while, until one of our friends came over on the 4th of July and sparked a doob while we were grilling. Mr. Punk smelled it and started asking for some, pestering our friend to death, until he just decided to put it out and flush it down the john to keep that idiot from causing trouble. Ever since then, he constantly asks us for smuzz (our word around here for pot). Once upon a time I smoked, but neither Jen nor I do now, and haven’t for years. However he is convinced that we sell weed, and won’t leave us alone or shut up about it. I don’t want to be a rat, and tell his dad that his son is trying to buy drugs, but I have had about enough of this crap.
If he is using my internet service I think that is going to be the straw that breaks the camels back. I cannot afford to risk my job by having him get some bit or all of my book and post it somewhere, or I lose out on my money. I'm not rich by any means, and I might get a nice fat check, but you only get one of those PER book. I don’t get a standard paycheck. I get my publication check when the editing is complete, and once a year I get my royalty check, but only for 2 years per book. I don’t even earn as much as Jen does working at the hospital.
One final thing that leads me to believe its Colin (neighbor’s kid) is that we had given him the address to this site, so he could play FSO.
PS Just so everyone quits ragging me about my punctuation, I’ve given up, installed word back on this computer and am using it for posts. (Its just tempting to work on my book on here, and I take a risk doing that) So MYEH!
However, as for the long winded posts and rambling, I can say only this:
Its how I write and I have no plans on even TRYING to change that. So, deal with it, or don’t read my posts.
PPS: seriously though, can someone let me know if I have a security problem here?