Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Houses of Horror: A Comedy of Errors

Sometimes we are faced with things we least expect.

Today I had a repossession warrant to effect for a client to uplift a computer system from the debtor's address at 2/120 S********* Street.

A routine matter.

We arrived at the address to find 4 units at that location, A through to D. No problem, I thought. It's not uncommon that people might write 2/120 instead of 120B, right?

Monday, November 22, 2010

How I became a PI

Once, Dear Reader, before I was this jaded and world weary private investigator that I am today, I once had dreams and aspirations.

Hard to believe, I know.

In those heady days of unbridled optimism and thoughts of the shining and perfect future awaiting me, I was working towards a particular career path with a certain governmental agency who shall remain nameless.

Let's just say they are a bit spooky.

The use of Human Intelligence Sources

Just like Mulder's "Deep Throat", I too have my inside sources that provide me with much-needed inside information at times. Information that technically may be illegal to access without proper authority.

Authority that, naturally, I lack.

Now, if it's perfectly legal acceptable for states to cultivate covert HUMINT sources, really, how can I be punished for doing likewise, albeit in a private capacity?

The height of hypocrisy, anyone?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Product review: Livescribe Echo 4GB Smartpen

As promised in my earlier post, I've put the Livescrive Echo Smartpen to the test and sadly have found it not quite all I had hoped.

Well, not so much the pen which does the job as stated, and that's pretty cool. However, coolness alone is just not enough, I wanted to see if it could be applied to investigative tasks such as when taking witness statements and the like.

How did it fare?

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Ye shall know them by their fruits

Sometimes, when I should be doing more productive things, I am prone to wandering the stranger and less-travelled roads of the interwebs. And as Nietzsche ruminated, when you gaze into the Abyss, the Abyss also gazes back into you.

On that note, allow me to introduce you to this blog I have just discovered; the cleverly titled "ORGANIZED STALKING AGAINST ME by EAST INDIANS in the VANCOUVER, WA / PORTLAND, OR METRO AREA" (capitalisation is Author's) because that's exactly the subject matter covered.

In case you have difficulty making sense of the author's stream of consciousness outpouring, allow me to assist you in getting to the heart of the matter.