In order to compose today’s blog entry, I had to perform some computer forensics.
Used to learn what a victim or perpetrator was doing in the days or minutes before a crime, computer forensics help create a chronicle of events leading up to the time such crime occurred. They tell investigators when the person in question was last online, what Web sites were visited, when e-mails were sent and to whom.
Following is what appears to have occurred on the morning of Friday, April 9th.
9:10 – Return rental car at Pittsburgh International Airport.
9:25 – Clear airport security.
9:30 – Arrive at Gate C51 for 10:21 flight to Washington Dulles.
9:31 – Experience passing amusement: the Griswolds arriving at Wally World, “first ones here, first ones here!”
9:42 – Complete and save expense report for the trip.
9:50 – Older gentleman takes the seat next to me.
10:00 – Observe a few passers-by asking older gentleman for his autograph. Listen in.
10:08 – Post the following on Facebook: “Sitting in the Pittsburgh airport next to a hockey icon who, I’ve overheard from those lining up for his autograph, won the Stanley Cup in 1964. Nice man but I don’t know his name.”
10:10 – Answer an e-mail while waiting for boarding announcement.
10:11 – Blink.
10:31 – Wake up.
10:32 – Ask older gentleman if flight to Dulles has begun boarding. Older gentleman smiles and says, “You must be Monica Welch. They paged you several times before your plane left.”
10:45 – Older gentleman boards his flight to Toronto, shaking his head and laughing with his fellow passengers.
10:47 – Call to ask client to deploy contingency plan for the 2 p.m. meeting on the narcolepsy drug—because I fell asleep.
Postscript: I still don’t know the name of that famous Stanley Cup winner, but he knows mine.