Friday, January 16, 2009

I've been hacked!

That got your attention, didn’t it? It’s true, just not in a computer sense.

I’ve always been a bit of a hacker, in the most traditional sense of the word, in trying to figure out how things work and get them to do things they weren’t originally meant to do. I’ve even played a few practical jokes on people using their high-tech equipment, but nothing ever malicious.

Well, it appears Peter is going to take after me. Amy brought the kids to see me at lunch today, and while Sydney was eating her Jelly Bellies out of the little coin-operated dispenser on my desk, Peter figured out how to get the dispensing handle stuck in between stops so he could twist it back and forth and get them without a coin. He was quite pleased with himself until I told him he couldn’t eat them all.

I tell my co-workers that dispenser represents the kids’ college fund, and at this rate, things don’t look good…