I was hacked once, when I was in California in 2010 crewing for a guy who was running Badwater. I had just brought my phone with me, so a guy in my group offered me his computer to check my email. Without thinking, I logged into my Yahoo account on his computer. Hours later, everybody I knew in the world had gotten an email from me telling the saga of being mugged at gunpoint in London and please wire me money to this number right now because my flight is in an hour and I can't get to the airport, yada yada.
The whole story would have been funny except that a good family friend who'd known my mother since kindergarten and wasn't very savvy in the ways of the internet called my husband asking hysterically where she should wire the money and how do you do it...
I was pretty pissed off at how these scammers take advantage of older people. Also, I had to deal with Philip giving me grief about it for ages because he's a computer security expert, and he was so mad that I logged into someone's virus-ridden computer.
I have not participated in a hackathon, though my son attended his first one last year.
6.2 miles this morning with 4 at "almost tempo"
, plus weights and core. Good run, and I'm really liking the weight work. Green smoothie for breakfast. Blather: So I have been after my kids for years and years to exercise and avoid junk food, blah blah blah, which went in one ear and out the other. My son ate crap for years, and except for one season of cross country one year and a season of tennis the next year, he never played sports. Well, since he moved home at the end of April, he's been running 2 miles every morning, and recently added a fairly strenuous weight routine to the running. And today, he asked me to make him a protein shake!
I was like, "Who are you and what have you done with my kid?"
He's following some program he found to pack on the muscle.
He's even agreed to give up the Skippy for a natural peanut butter with no sugar. Is it a coincidence that he's almost twenty years old? When people told me teenagers suck but they really do grow out of it, they weren't kidding!
Bonus: Years ago I read that if you put onions in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before you chop them, they don't sting your eyes and make you cry. So I've been doing that since, when I remember, which isn't a whole lot, but when I do, it really works!