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Toil, Hamar, Trouble

Wicked Dreams

Now o’er the one halfworld
Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse
The curtain’d sleep;
—Macbeth II.i

I’d taken apart the laptop I was issued at the office, used peripherals for entering data, wiped the hard drive and reinstalled everything, and stored all my data, including my email, on a removable drive. But I still wasn’t satisfied with the device. My personal laptop was faster, had more memory, and had all the software on it I couldn’t install on the company laptop. So the last thing I did before I got home Wednesday was buy a smartcard reader for my personal laptop and head to my cozy apartment to try using remote access from my personal computer. My laptop wouldn’t be recognized by the network, but my smartcard should let me through. Then, maybe I could explore the databanks of Central Card Services while others are asleep and unaware.

About 10:00 my phone buzzed and I snapped it open….

Chapter 8 is now available in full at For Toil and Trouble. Don’t miss Dag in the seamy underbelly of the corporate network!

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