My SO became desperate for some encryption software, and couldn't wait for me to answer a text. She Binged, and downloaded something questionable that wasn't Adobe. She then clicked on a link in the questionable software and found a tech support number. She called the number, and turned remote access of the computer over to questionable tech support, that wanted more info to have her pay for tech support. She refused, but did grant remote access to the computer. My main concern is that some unknown actor had remote access for possibly as long as several hours. There was almost no data on the netbook, which was purchased just a few weeks ago. But my SO had a USB drive plugged in that had a lot of sensitive data on it. How FUBAR are we?
I am currently without any valid identity papers in Québec, Canada, of which I am a citizen since birth. What is the best way to bootstrap myself back into valid identity, since it seems all identity documentation requests require one form of valid identity to go through? I still have an healthcard that expired a year ago.
There's a Boston-area shoegaze festival called Deep Heaven Now happening this weekend, and I'll be in Boston. The ads say 21+, and I'm not 21. How likely is it that I'll actually be carded? Is there a "draw Xes on your hands" option? (Also, if I can't get in, do you have any other recommendations for good live music on Friday night?)
I reeeally want to go to a concert. The concert is 18+ only, and I am still a few months shy of that. Is there anything I can do, along the lines of calling the concert venue or the band? [more inside]
Where's the best place for UX/UI/IA/ID people to work in New York City? I'm an interaction designer/user experience person at an agency in NYC looking for something new. Khoi Vinh's essay, The End of Client Services, has me thinking that it's time to step away from agency life. [more inside]
I'm presenting a poster at the big, serious developmental biology meeting next month in Chicago. I checked the final program today, only to find that my poster is going to be about 5 feet away from one by from the freakin' Discovery Institute. [more inside]
"Well, why didn't you just WANG YOUR WIENER?!?!" Utterly bizarre 1980s video-identification question follows. [more inside]
Restaurant recommendations in D.C. that are loose on IDs. [more inside]
I've lost my UK identity card for foreign nationals and was planning to travel in 3 weeks. Is there any way to get a replacement, fast? [more inside]
What is the procedure for getting a 'certified copy' of my passport for proof of identity for the bank? [more inside]
Need some kind of photo ID for anonymous blog-related activities [more inside]