Thursday, March 22, 2012

A work in (actual) progress

A couple of months ago, in response to my being slightly underwhelmed by the Leuchtturm 1917, Anonymous (aka Chuck) provided a link to a blog post where he showcased his own custom-made 'perfect notebook'.

That link is here.

Since then, I have actually gone out and started the ball rolling on my own design with a prototype insert that should almost be done (I was told it was going to be ready today but never made it in to the printer's to check). Hopefully it won't need too much tweaking!

Next, I need to find a leatherworker and get a design for the cover.

I'll keep you updated as to how this project develops.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Art of Pretexting

I recently came across an article in The Guardian about how several private investigators posed as journalists in order to obtain information, by deception, from a lawyer representing several NOTW hacking victims.

I had previously posted on when I posed online as a 20-something year old female which, I should point out, is not something I normally do. But pretexting (or 'blagging' as it is known in the UK) is a legitimate tool in the private investigator's arsenal and not inherently unethical or illegal.