Unknown devices keep showing up under network adapters in my device manager. I keep disabling them and they keep showing up.
They have no signature, no device ID or function, no location or vendor information. They just have the word root and then a number.
Then there’s the comment link on which I accidentally clicked that took me to an empty website. Was someone tying to download something or find my IP address?
My computer got very buggy and slow yesterday. Then my security software keeps turning off.
Worse, there are the unknown devices of my fellow man.
Someone sent me an email at which to contact them. The handle was something like firstname.lastname@example.org (not the actual handle, of course).
Now do high-profile people usually have emails with such handles, and, even if they do, do they give it out to strangers on the web? Do they insist on contacting you and then insist that you respond only on personal email and private cell numbers?
And then do they comment on this blog using a fake handle?
One with a link on which I accidentally click that takes me to an empty website set up a long while ago?
Methinks I smell a set-up. Especially when the high-profile one claims to have intelligence contacts/experience.
I could be wrong, of course. In which case, my profound apologies.
But that is why I do not respond except in ways I choose.
And that is why I like to keep it strictly about politics, except for people who have actually intersected with me.
Even then, I tend to be wary.
Anything a stranger needs to tell me can be posted at this blog.
If it’s confidential and has some public importance, disguise the information and post pseudonymously.
If it’s private information, please find a personal friend in whom to confide.
It does you, the reader, and me, the blogger, no good to confuse web-reality with real-reality.