Yep, I was hacked. The other day I received a note from a Leo Alumnus, close of the heels of a legitmate inquiry from the man himself.
Check this out! http:/SOMEBSOROTHER.com
The Dude abides. Mr. "Hey- I-Read Old Anglo Saxon Poems in OE " took a peek. The link was for some job opportunity site run by the clowns at MSNBC. SPAM!
Within a few hours, I received a flood of notes from contacts universal asking if I had sent them a note - I had not.
The missive they received was signed by PATRICK. I never use that cognomen and tend to sign notes:
Pat, or Hickey, or Numbnuts, or Mr. Light Green Smith, The Anaconda of Affection, Prince of the Mid-Air, Pale Rider, The Forgotten Cough-Drop in the Bottom of Your Purse, Audie Murphy's Side-Kick, Mr. Johnson, Cole Younger, Simon Stylite's Cousin Eddie, the Man Who Cuckholded Manti, Just Plain Bill, Scorch, or the Earl of Rockwell . . .Never PATRICK.
Patrick - is the prelude to an ass-kicking; a Duke's Nancy Boy, a morbidly obese Persian Cat; the last one picked.
I blame Yahoo and this Yahoo.
Mea Culpa, for my unwitting part in this dastardly breach of world-wide-web privacy willing compliance to an imperative sentence.
hack 1 v. hacked, hack·ing, hacksv.tr.1. To cut or chop with repeated and irregular blows: hacked down the saplings.2. To break up the surface of (soil).
3.a. Informal To alter (a computer program): hacked her text editor to read HTML.b. To gain access to (a computer file or network) illegally or without authorization: hacked the firm's personnel database.4. Slang To cut or mutilate as if by hacking: hacked millions off the budget.5. Slang To cope with successfully; manage: couldn't hack a second job.v.intr.1. To chop or cut something by hacking.
2. Informala. To write or refine computer programs skillfully.
b. To use one's skill in computer programming to gain illegal or unauthorized access to a file or network: hacked into the company's intranet.3. To cough roughly or harshly.
n.1. A rough, irregular cut made by hacking.
2. A tool, such as a hoe, used for hacking.
3. A blow made by hacking.
4. A rough, dry cough.