Wednesday, September 26, 2007

To Catch A Thief

Or at least, to catch a buyer of hot items. :-)

Mr. Flickr-fied turned the stolen iMac into Victoria police (that's a 2hr ferry ride away from Vancouver), on the advice of his lawyer. He had "bought it from a friend who bought it from someone else". Apparently our friend is "known to police" and the investigation is ongoing.

I think we should chip in and get the iMac tattooed for easy identification next time.

Monday, September 24, 2007

It wasn't me! I didn't do it! You can't prove anything!

OK, so this post is off-topic, but it is too sweet to not blog about.

Our Vancouver office space is at the lovely WorkSpace in Gastown. Last Tuesday night there was a break-in, and the thugs stole some computers, including a public-use iMac that lived near the espresso bar.

That stolen iMac had the great FlickrBooth plugin installed and today someone posted a few interesting pics of themselves to the WorkSpace Flickr account. Nice tats dude!

40 minutes ago, one of the Flickr admins called WorkSpace owner Bill MacEwen with the IP address used to upload today's photos. I sure hope the cops nail this guy.

At the time of the heist, I was in Denver, at the EffectiveUI main office. Since it was international Talk-Like-A-Pirate day, I was required by law to dress up. Today I noticed that my fake tats and bloated face make me look similar to the person of interest.

I'm thankful I have a rock solid alibi.

Now go get him, boys!