August 20 2003
The front of the building was dark, yet you could see the faint glow of the Ed Brill's Blog Site sign still glimmering in the fog. One neon tube was almost out giving the effect of a bad Star Wars episode light saber fight.
As we got closer, all the windows were whitewashed over. Was the blog closed down? Relocating? Or maybe just closed for some sabbatical this company was known to get every five or more years? A small sign was taped to the window:
Closed for a brief owner vacation
We tried to sneak in through a window marked 1352. (Why they numbered the windows was beyond us) All we know is there wasn't any guard patches on the building at number 2000 Redmond Software Highway.
One would think an alarm would go off on the second window....but alas, we were only asked for a plain text username and password by the guard. The guard inside wore badge #80 low on his uniform. He looked beaten and worn from hit after hit.
He said,"Guard #443 called in sick for the evening, so I am stuck working alone. Something about his guard certificate expired and the headquarters at Verisign hadn't issued a new one yet."
He shrugged and walked off, just asked us not to touch anything in the logs or view the NAB.
We looked puzzled and he said, "Ohhh, I mean the corporate directory. I wouldn't want you walking out of here with any spam secrets."
We gave a nod as his radio went off loudly
"Error 404, everyone to the main door!"
We took a look around the AdminP offices. One would think they could dust in there every so often. Maybe ask an agent to come through one every two weeks or so.
After finding the architecture diagram, we discovered that the whole place was built on top a secret structure. The code named it Domino.
We laughed and said, "Watch the Domino's fall one by one"
Little did we know about the journaling keeping track of our every step. Better than a camera system, it knew every door we opened and each hallway we took.
Somewhere a system alerted the building administrator. I am sure I saw an event alert run around a corner, but took it to be my imagination in the dark playing with my eyes. We soon learned that he had emailed everyone, including pagers of those not on site. We were busted!
So I write this final journal entry on my PDA, through a wireless hotspot we found while holed up in the building, security searching for us everywhere. I can hear the anti-virus running the building as I type. I will try and upload this before we get caught, but I am not sure how much more time we......