Re: Where have I been?

Harvey Newstrom (
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 17:32:31 -0500

Robert Owen <> wrote to <> on Saturday, November 27, 1999 3:47 pm:
> Nuts! I was just about to ask where you'd been so I could join
> this elite subculture. Too late now, worse the luck. At any rate
> you must be exhausted; I'm sorry you had to go to Florida. The
> Mountains of Western North Carolina would have been so much
> better.

I agree that Western North Carolina is beautiful country.

> But, down to business: allow me to introduce myself, Harvey -- I'm
> very envious of your waiver, and your authorization to hack with
> complete impunity. Was this a case of co-opting the enemy, or
> are you a quasi-covert
! N S A ! operator?

I used to do work for an agency that did not officially exist. Now I am only working in the commercial sector. Many of the old-timers from the '80s will remember that.

(By-the-way, putting spaces inbetween the letters doesn't fool even the most basic text scanning software!)

Harvey Newstrom <mailto://>
Author, Consultant, Engineer, Legal Hacker, Researcher, Scientist.