Just a few quotes as I’m writing a short story about a vampire, and hoping to be done by the end of this week along a new coloring, but I’m realizing the story goes where the story wants to go.
I equally like vampire and zombie movies, but if I had the choice between meeting one in actual life, I would pick the vampire. The death appears to be quicker unless you meet one that likes to prolong things. Humans who were sadists, then turn into vampires remain the same. I might be able to convince one who is mentally healthy to spare my life, but who knows.
On the flip side, zombies are also dead, but have much less going on inside their brains. I could probably outrun a few slow moving zombies, but many of them in all directions, more than likely not. There is no hope if they are fast because I’m not a sprinter by any means. The thought of getting eaten alive doesn’t sound all that fun, but neither does fangs piercing my skin.
I don’t have any ambition to live forever if given the chance, and I would rather not dumb myself down to the status of being zombied out, so the lesser of the two would ultimately be the vampire that doesn’t sparkle.
© 2017 Pisaries Creator
I had recommended this book before in a previous blog before I even finished it, but I don’t think I had shared it on my Facebook or LinkedIn page at the time so here it goes again. This is one of those books where you don’t judge a book by its cover or subject matter. I find espionage a highly interesting phenomenon, but computer espionage? Come on? How interesting could it really be? It sounds rather boring. I’m sure it is in most cases, but it is quite interesting when you have the right person writing about it.
Cliff Stoll infuses the right amount of factual information with his own personal quirks and hesitancy. You will see this when he is dealing with the FBI, CIA, and NSA. His lifestyle of sewing quilts and making homemade milkshakes when he was not being a systems administrator was in direct contradiction to the later relationships he formed with the “spooks.” You couldn’t have picked a more unique person to unravel this story piece by piece even if you tried. It is a page turner, and I mean this sincerely. You will doubly enjoy it if you are into non-fiction thriller/mystery.
Stoll doesn’t mince his words, but still you know he has a kind heart within him. He comments on certain things that seem unrelated to the hacker, but it does serve a purpose in the long run. This book is as relevant as ever given our current political times. I won’t spoil the ending, but I wasn’t too surprised that certain things happened the way they did. This was as much a cat and mouse game as it was a catalyst for things to come in the computer world and in his own personal life. I will conclude with the message of fixing the smaller problems is usually adequate, but sometimes it isn’t, and when it isn’t enough, watch out because who knows what will appear.
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© 2017 Pisaries Creator
I’m burning the midnight oil and messing up my sleeping pattern. I will need to get back on track before Wednesday. Good morning everyone because this is good night for me. More will come later… I hope.