How I moved to the IT department or OMG – I found a pedophile – and then he tried to hunt me down

So, it was a couple of years ago that Kim found me. I wanted to visit with her but have since lost her contact information. You see, Kim and I were the best of friends when I was about 18 years old. I started dating this guy who was going to England, Aaron. He was as fine as a warm summer day but as usual, he was a dog. I mean, he had these beautiful dirty blond locks. I remember when we were first dating I picked him up in the rain and he looked like a drowned cat.

Things were great, or so I thought.
The problem with being rich or having a rich family is… you never know who really cares about you and who is just after your stuff. I never wanted to live like someone who thought everyone was after money. I wanted to believe people were better than that. I was wrong time and time again.

So, anyway, I was supposed to go to Florida to be with Aaron but then, ended up in W. Virginia with his family. Aaron was strange and would ask me questions while I slept. I do talk in my sleep. So, I locked the door one day and he broke it down. His father freaked out. I was freakin out myself. Anyway, having never experienced the joy of a welfare situation, I had a hard time dealing with these people on food stamps who actually asked me to cook. Bahahaha. I ordered in. They were not happy.

So, long and short was I asked my friends to come get me. I told them about the food stamps and they were on their way! Kim and Don drove all the way from Connecticut to get me. Of course, dad gave them some money for the trip.

And I experienced Appalachia. Hey, it was… interesting.

Why I continued to be attracted and date white men for most of my life is still an enigma.

Anyway, Kim called me up:
Marcia. Jeff disappeared. He took my mother’s car, no one knows where he is. But there’s more.

Me: Is something wrong?
Kim: Yes, he’s not in his right mind, Marcia.

She had that thick accent going on.

Kim: We went to his place. He had pages and pages written on it about you.
Me: Huh? About me?
Kim: It said, Marcia in AZ hacked my computer. Like over and over. It was crazy. I’m worried he might be coming your way.
Me: Oh My God. I did hack his computer. That was over 10 years ago.
Kim: Well, he wrote it like it happened recently. He might think you did it again.
Me: So what is he driving….

details to be prepared.
Loading Glock… one in chamber…

So here’s what happened.

I was actually dating Jeff. The last time I ever dated a coworker!
He was my friend’s brother. I knew him from when I was a teen.
I knew his wife before the divorce, Kim’s uncle, Jeff’s brother, his mom.

What I didn’t know was he was a perv, a child molester.
Fortunately, he never had a chance to hurt my kids.

The fact that it came so close scared the shit out of me.
He had asked me to marry him. The ring was huge. He had lots of money. He was doing well.
My mother liked him.

So, what happened was, I was offered a job in NYC for a lot of money.
He got me a job at the college library.
He was my boss. No matter.

He told me I could use his computer at work to do my homework.
I was with the math tutors and we wanted to listen to some music.

He said I could use the computer..

However, he had put on a screensaver password, there was the computer password and then he had a bios password. I got in using brute force on the bios password. For some reason, I was so determined, I would have gotten in with a hardware crack if I had to.

So, I go to listen to some music.
We see a strange file format in “recent”.
I state I had never seen that format. It was porn – child porn.

The one tutor took off like a bat out of hell. I cannot blame her. The other one discussed what I might do. First I tried to call him. I know… what was I thinking? Then, I called the cops. The cops said there was nothing they could do. Then, I decided to talk to the director and possibly dean in the morning when the cops called me back.

They came by and forced me to look at the pictures again. A little Asian girl. A blond girl and many more. I was freaking out because his daughter was 1/2 Asian.

The cops took the computer. I had to call the director. In 2 days, they transferred me to the IT department where I was constantly teased about bios issues and passwords. It was a good teasing. Lots of fun…

So, the state troopies could not hack in and asked me to help them get into the system.
I considered a career in forensics. But.. no.

All I know was that sick fuck was going to take my kids to the State fair that weekend. Alone. Who knows what would have happened. I thank God every day for saving them from that.

In the end, I discovered, he was accused by a little girl who they put in a mental home because they thought she was lying. His wife accused him and no one believed her. Kim didn’t see her nieces for years. She thanked me for calling the cops because then she got to see her nieces again. Another lady he was dating at the same time called me. We had spoke before.

She told me that Jeff and his brother told her not to talk to me. So, she knew she had to. I told her what happened and all she said was, “Oh My God. I have to call the Colchester Police, I have to call the Colchester police.” and hung up.

I contacted a group who went after pedophiles. It was 1998. I told them what happened. Their response was, “what can you do for us”. If I didn’t have children, I would gladly go after the sleezes. However, I couldn’t stand knowing those children were out there. That someone was hurting them and I could not find them and save them. It was a really hard place to be. I didn’t want to put my own self and kids in harm’s way. I was already trying to keep them safe.

Anyway, that was my segue to IT.

I did forget to mention that Jeff did contact me a couple times after the “incident”. 1. He told me he was going to say I put those on his computer. I told him they were time stamped and from the time sheets, it was obvious he was working that shift, not me.

2. He called me when he was attempting suicide a few months later.
Honestly, if it would mean no other people would be harmed – Go for it.

Update: Jeff was located in Ohio or something.
He died in January 2016.

Some things you didn’t know about me — possibly

I once wanted to start a divorce photography studio to commemorate the joyous occasion.
Don’t judge – I think there is a fair market for it!

Some of my favorite sayings:
Cry me a river, build a bridge and get over it.

Ignore your rights, they will go away.

Some things I hate people to say:
It’s all Greek to me – I am Greek. As a child I spoke Greek.

Things I Like:
Nice people
Sharing
Intellectual people
and Comics
Phone hacks, white cracking and hacking
Yes, I’m a phreak from way back when. I only did it to eavesdrop on the neighbors and get free long distance.

Things I don’t like:
Meanies
People who give me things instead of care about me
People who manipulate others to keep them down
Censorship

Chilling …

So, I suppose since it is Throw Back Thursday, we can go back just a bit.

Flashback to 2001. I live in Chandler, AZ. I’m a student at ASU. I’m trying to help Mark whatever his name was in the GAIM case. On the phone is Wendy Seltzer. She was telling me about this project she and Jonathan Zittrain were starting. They were going to call it Chilling Effects. They asked me to participate.

I said, most definitely. I first met Wendy at Signal or Noise when I was taking a few courses at Harvard’s Berkman Center. The Signal or Noise was one of the many meetings for the course. Now, mind you, I am not one to attend workshops or conferences, but this one… this one had the potential to be of interest.

Flashback 2000
In fact, this one (held in Spring 2000) had musicians, writers, lawyers and computer geeks. Talk about my kind of crowd! This is where I first met John Gilmore who spent the entire lunch period and a little more speaking with me about GNU. I recognized him as toad. It was a grand time. I don’t know if I can even describe the mixture in the air. Lunch was typical with multiples of students not attending grabbing sandwiches. Artists from They Might be Giants discussed their concerns with copyright. A few presentations went south due to technical difficulties. The RIAA and copyright owners never showed up.

Walking the yard was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Leaving the parking area in Cambridge, MA was my greatest parking lot challenge to date.

At the time, my children were 5, 6, and 7 years old. Life was different for me. My focus was programming to make a better life for them. I was already expert in assembly language – my first love… and doing well with binary trees and stacks.

I was a single mom with no money coming in, no trust fund, nothing. We lived in a one bedroom apartment that was so cold. The only heat was from the stove that was supposed to serve as a heater also. There was a pull out couch and recliner so when it was really cold, we would sleep in the living room. I was working 2 jobs and going to school full time. With a subsidized day care allowance, my sitter made more money than I did working. I had no relationships as I knew I was a bad judge of character and the children (and I) had been through so much. It was cold and we were hungry. Many nights I went to bed hungry so they could eat. I lost a lot of weight.

The highlight of that time period was finding an old intercom system in front of a store in a box that said, Free-Fix me. So I did – easily and I freaked those kids out when they were making noise in the room. “I can hear you” my voice echoed in the bedroom. LMAO.

There were a lot of people competing for admission into these courses at Harvard. I don’t know how I got in. Maybe it was my programming background and interest in Copyright. Maybe it was my involvement in DeCSS. Who knows? The fact is, I was selected – tuition free for the courses over much more qualified individuals. My entire life changed. I was interested in becoming a lawyer… sort of. It was a tug of war. The other course I took was Violence Against Women. I couldn’t pursue that at that time.

I wanted to help people. Lawyer was an option. I wouldn’t say no if I could go to law school. Things didn’t turn out like that. I started protesting. I became an activist. At the time, this seemed like it was more important than lawyering… I was getting info out there! Keep Information Free!

Back in the GAIM
Anyway, it was Mark Spencer. He had the name gaim far before AOL had AIM.
Well, Wendy and I were discussing whether this was trademark or copyright and which direction to move.

I heard about the GAIM issue on Slashdot. When I went to IRC, there was kram, bitching about his issue. I knew it was him. What kind of person spells their name backward for their nick? 😉

At any rate, I helped him. I drew up papers, mailed these off and connected him with some high profile law students on the rise for additional help.
He publicly thanked everyone but me.

Good times…
LOL. Good times…

I did watch the Chilling project as it grew. I used the information there to conduct my own research on the impact of the DMCA.

Thanks Wendy. Thanks Jonathan. You guys still rock!

God Gave Rock and Roll to you…

There is a list of …

THE WORST MUSICAL REFUSE OF THE ’70s

http://www.furious.com/perfect/badsongs.html

 

While some songs on this list were overplayed and some were “the suck”, the person who made this list was/is hilarious.

For example:

Leif Garrett “I Was Made For Dancin'” 
      I don’t think so

OMG. I laughed so violently!

Albert Hammond “It Never Rains In Southern California” 
      Thanks for the weather report but it does actually

Elton John “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” 
      You SHOULD be sorry Elton- what happened to ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’?

Who wrote this shit! I want to party with these guys… chillax, put on some records on the turntable… or maybe not!

This one had me rolling.

Morris Albert “Feelings” 
       ‘Wo, wo, wo, feelings…’

Dr. Hook “When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman”
      For some reason this one gets my wife really angry, so it’s valuable- Wes

hahahaha!

I’m surprised Manilow made the list ;P

 

Barry Manilow “Copacabana”
      ‘At the Copa/Copacabana/The hottest spot North of Havana..’ 

 

Everyone has an opinion. While I may not agree with the list… I love the presentation!

Remember…

People Eating Tasty Animals

I recently read that “In 1999, Seagal was awarded a PETA Humanitarian Award.”

In 2011 he raided a house and allegedly killed 100 or so roosters and an 11 month old puppy was allegedly shot and killed.

…very interesting…

My “PETA” STORY

One day, these people were selling puppies in front of the Chevron in San Tan Valley. Every time I went into the store, someone was bothering me about it.

It got to a point. I’m here to get a beverage or gas… not a puppy.

I was with my daughter – she passes. I am 1/2 Japanese and look quite Asiatic.

So, the young man asked me if I wanted to buy a puppy. I said in a thick Japanese accent, “ohhh. I no know. He so small and skinny. Not a lot of meat.”

The horrified look on faces of all present (except my daughter holding back her laughter) and the way this young man brought the dog close to his chest hugging the pup was PRICELESS!

They never asked me again.