Saturday, January 16, 2010

Really Missing

I was just remembering this one time I lost my jump drive at the UofA library.  And by "lost" I mean I left it in the usb port of a public computer.  When I realized I'd left it behind I went back to look for it. 

I didn't find it.

A little while later, I received an email from one of those sites that makes up anonymous/untraceable email addresses.  The sender of the email informed me s/he was making the files from my jump drive available to me (I can't remember if it was on the public portion of the computer, or through a web site or what.  All I remember is that I had access to my missing files.)

Who does that?  Steal a jump drive and then give the person back their files. 

It was a really odd mix of feelings: I was grateful, a tad freaked out that they had figured out my email address, and annoyed that the person stole the jump drive in  the first place.


Bridget said...

Yeah weird. It's like those people who mug you but just take the cash and give you back your wallet (this happened to my brother-in-law). It's like, thanks, but...?

And the files didn't have viruses in them or anything?

Lu and Moo said...

I'm not a virus genius or anything, but I don't think so, as nothing ever turned up on a virus scan.