Tag: Misstep

Misstep 3: Flow Freakin’ Way

From my trip to LA, I’ve seen several of these water control valves placed above ground. (Must be nice, in Chicago, these guys would turn into ice and destroy themselves). An oddity is the choice of security — a wire mesh that stops folks from disabling the water. This could affect fire systems, but those […]

Misstep 2: Security-As-An-Annoyance

I’m in Los Angeles, CA this week and my hotel has a pool. Like many hotel pools, they lock it down at a silly early hour. They also keep the area locked to ensure that the pool isn’t being abused by non-guests. With several different shifts of hotel operators, and this hotel’s nature of having […]

Misstep 1: A Chain is as strong as its weakest link

I wanted to start a new blog feature where I share occasional security missteps just sitting in public. These bikes are not cheap, generally starting at $500 and climbing rapidly. This bike is held in place by a typical U-bolt lock, but the front tire is held in by a quick connect near the bottom […]