There was a long period of dreaming where I was working with using Skype, and there was a tremendous amount of network map data. I was attempting to make a call. However, it was warning me of all these territories of network space that my call would be routed through that were presently blocked.
There's a nice Visual Traceroute tool which can show you how your packets are traveling through the internet. If you see it route your data through a hostile Iraq, you might worry...!)
But unfazed by all the sketchy territories the tool was warning about, I kept pushing the "ok" button. It would pop up more warnings with more pictures of maps, so I couldn't get my call all the way through.
Eventually I noticed on another of my computer's screens that the mouse cursor had been taken over and someone was poking over the system at a superhuman rate. It was somewhat resemblant of how Frenzy (the small evil robot in Transformers) was hacking through data while on Air Force One.
Not feeling concerned that I had anything of value on that computer, I didn't stress out about it. But we were fighting over the mouse cursor...we both were controlling it. I sketched a motion of a letter "H" and then a letter "I", and the person seemed to get that I was friendly. He sort of stopped controlling the system a little bit and opened a notepad window for me to type in.
me: (typed) "High hackr."
We had a dialogue that I don't really remember, though I recall he expressed puzzlement about what kind of crappy animation package was used to make the Microsoft Office assistant paperclip. He thought I might know for some reason.
Currently I am experimenting with using Disqus for comments, however it is configured that you don't have to log in or tie it to an account. Simply check the "I'd rather post as a guest" button after clicking in the spot to type in a name.
The accounts written here are as true as I can manage. While the
words are my own, they are not independent creative works of fiction
—in any intentional way. Thus I do not consider the material to
be protected by anything, other than that you'd have to be
crazy to want to try and use it for genuine purposes (much less
disingenuous ones!) But who's to say?