[thechat] daypop and blogdex

Hugh Blair hblair at hotfootmail.com
Sun Jan 27 02:01:01 CST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> Behalf Of Bob Davis
> At 9:55 PM -0500 1/26/02, rudy937 wrote:
> >  http://www.daypop.com/top.htm
> This one had a link to some very cool (and very smart) stuff on how a
> guy got his sister's iMac back using Timbuktu, scripting, and a hex
> editor.
> 	http://www.macscripter.net/unscripted.html
> It includes an AppleScript "Doomsday script" that is pretty damn
> scary...I wouldn't even copy and paste it onto my machine...

So do I see the germ of an idea here?  Is there some way to load a
computer, laptop or desktop, MAC or Windows OS, with a 'deadman'
switch/script/email that would trigger when the real owner doesn't
stop it?  A trigger that would fire and queue up or send some
message back 'home', allowing a traceback to the new user?

I know nothing about MACs and not enough about the internals of
Windows to start this, but it sure sounds like an opportunity for
an important product.  A "Lojack" for computers.  I'd buy into that.


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