I'm glad you all got a kick out of Brandon's little practical joke the other day.
When I mentioned in my comments to "stop praising him!" it was because he does not need to be encouraged any further. We're talking about a kid here who is already light years beyond anything I'll ever be able to do with computers. This little stunt of his to capture my password and hijack my blog was kid's play to him. Literally.
Let me give you a little background of what he does for fun just so you know what I mean.
Brandon has been into all things technical since he was very young. He was only 15 when I wrote this post about the laboratory the had become his room. It's only gotten more ridonculous since.
He is now in his junior year at high school and spends the first 2 hours of every morning over at the technical college taking (and acing) an AP course in computer networking, and will receive his CCNA (Cicso Certified Network Associate) certification upon completion this spring.
Late last year (at 16) he got hired by this local computer shop and is one of only 2 employees who perform all the services listed on that website.
Then just last week Brandon submitted this "how to" post to Instructables.com on how to build a computer from scratch. Not only was his story featured on the front page, it was also elevated to "popular" status by the readers. Apparently this is a pretty big deal to the geek types.
You can read this and all his other tutorials here.
Here's my point... I'm not writing this to brag about his accomplishments. I'm merely trying to point out that what he did with my blog is peanuts. We're talking about someone who can field strip a computer down to nothing but a motherboard and its components and reassemble it within 15 minutes. Not only that, but he has some kind of software tool on his thumbdrive that can capture every password on any computer within a few seconds. Yikes!
Don't get me wrong, I'm VERY proud of him. He's a wonderful kid, extremely intelligent and has a huge heart. But don't think for a moment he's not a typical teenager with a mischievous side. All you have to do is read my wife's comment from that post for a good example of that.
But I will give him the credit he deserves for the clever humor of his post - which you all seemed to enjoy so much at my expense. Just don't get used to it. Because as soon as I can get him to tell me how to encrypt my passwords...
I'm going to block him from this blog!