"Tory, you have changed the history of the Internet".
This was stated to me by Bill Yaude, years ago.
At the time...mid 90's....he had asked me 'To do a simple favor for me and OSA".
I asked what? (At the time I was not on the Internet, and really had very little, if any understanding of it).
"Ok...here's what we need you to do. It's very unusual in the Computer field but I think *you* can do it."
Bill: "Ok....I'm going to give you an address to go open up a new Internet account.
It will be under someone else's name. This is all legal, people use different Internet names all the time. That way they can stay anonomous".
"Normally computer people NEVER do things in person, so normally they would never do this. However, we think *You* can do it."
Me: "Sounds super weird to me, Bill. Why?"
He: "I can't really go into all the details as you wouldn't understand (not being into Computers) and really it's just a project we're thinking of doing. Just see if you CAN do it".
Me: (Still totally trusting Bill as my auditor, and my 20 year friend) I say, "Ok...what exactly do you need me to do"?
Bill: "Ok....drive over to Wilshire Blvd to this address______. "Knock on the door. Remember, this is TOTALLY unusual for them, so it's doubtful they will even answer, but they *might*.
Now *if* they do, they'll probably be pissed as this is VERY unusual. But if they do, just tell them this is an emergency, you're sorry to interupt their day, but you would like to open an Internet account, this day, and just pay with cash".
I did it. Sure enough, a computer guy answered the door and looked suprised. I told him I HAD to open an account that day, and to please let me just give him the information, and let's get it started.
He explained they never do it that way. I asked him to please make an exception due to this emergency, and he finally said OK.
I gave him the name and whatever other details, and the cash, and he said he'd get it started.
I returned to tell Bill. I don't know if I've ever seen him smile SO big.
He beamed and said, "Tory.....you have just changed the History of the Internet".
I remember looking pissed and him and answering, "How the Hell can I have changed the History of the Internet, when I don't even know what it is??!!"
Well, to all of you who have lived through their endless sporgeries, phoney names, lies, deceipt and continuous "Fair Game".....
Please let me say once more, I am REALLY sorry.
And to Bill Yaude and OSA Ops and OSA INT--- I've told this this before and I will keep saying it:
Karma exists whether you like it or not. What you are doing is shameful to your own organization, you are violating EVERY tenant you say you believe in. This has NOTHING to do with "Freedom of Religion" and everything to do with Terrorism.
WAKE THE F**K up!~