Thursday, August 10, 2006
Finding and losing my identity
Well, the two previous posts about comments shouldn't count as today's daily post. So there's a bit more to talk about. Firstly, thanks to one of my readers for emailing me an article noting that the government is going to pay for credit monitoring services for all the people affected by the VA data theft. That's nice to see... and given how much our personal data is bandied about in the course of normal military life (I swear, my social security number is in a thousand different databases) it just makes sense. The article goes on to note that in Florida (where I'm a resident), "the Transportation Department inspector general's office said that one of its laptop computers containing names, birth dates and Social Security numbers for 80,670 Florida residents was stolen July 27 from a government vehicle in Miami." Your government, here to help you! As for the job, not much is going on. I'm preparing for tomorrow's brief to the general, counting the days (I just passed the 1/3 mark!) and generally trying to maintain a good attitude despite several reasons not to. It works most of the time!