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Terry Brugger
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Security guru, professor, cyclist, transportation advocate
Security guru, professor, cyclist, transportation advocate

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So there's a metric that says that you should spend 10% the cost of a bike on securing it, so if you've got a $10k ride, it's worth spending $1000 on that high end titanium lock, pitlocks, GPS tracker, etc. I just picked up a new steed and as you can see in the picture, I'm using a lock that costs as much as the bike. My Garmin and DiNotte rear light EACH cost more than the ride. Couldn't get a better pic because it's dark and the reflectors really mess with the flash.
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Brilliant!
Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and scream at them, you ask? Certainly not. Like a good IT administrator I put my skills to use for their benefit. Here's how the conversation went:

Computer: "Press 9 to not be contacted in the future. Press 4 to speak to someone about your mortgage issues"
<presses 4>
TM: "Hello, are you having problems paying your mortgage?"
Me: "Hi, this is the IT department. We intercepted your call as we detected a problem with you phone and need to fix it."
TM: "Oh... ok, well what do we need to do?"
Me: "We're going to need to fix the settings by pressing 4-6-8 and * at the same time"
TM: "Ok, nothing happened."
<alright, so he's not using a Polycom>
Me: "Are you using the new Polycom phones that we deployed?"
TM: "No, it's a Yealink"
Me: "Ok, I see. You haven't had the new Polycom phone deployed to your desk yet. Let me check our technical documentations for the Yealink."
<did a quick Google search, "yealink phone factory reset">
Me: "Alright, do you see an "OK" button on your phone?"
TM: "Yes I do"
Me: "Alright, you're going to press and hold that button for 10 seconds."
TM: "OK, pressing it now"
Me: "Perfect, let me know if you get a password request"
TM: "OK, nothing has popped up ye----"
<click>

That's right. I made a telemarketer unwittingly factory reset his phone which means he will be unable to make anymore calls until someone is able to reconfigure his phone and that will take at least an hour or longer if they can't do it right away!

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SF Flash Mob Wedding
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SF Flash Mob Wedding
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Trailer for the short film my mom's entering into Z-fest this coming week. Please thumbs-up, as the team with the most gets a prize!

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My mom's venturing beyond the fiber arts:

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Here's the short version of what I've been up to today -- just in case any of my dear friends are worried that cars won't see me coming on my low riding recumbent, I think I've got that problem solved.

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And my Boxing Day project -- the front! This is the long version with all the modes, finishing with full headlights.

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Here's the short version of my Christmas project -- my trike joined the Cylons!

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Here was my Christmas project!
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