|“If I only had a brain.|
Wizard of Oz: Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven’t got: a diploma.
Scarecrow: The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side. Oh joy! Rapture! I got a brain! How can I ever thank you enough?“
There are some good, honest and sincere people who hang out on the BajaNomad message board. Unfortunately, there are also some not-so-good people there too. The dregs of humanity: lunatics, crooks, druggies, perverts, paranoid schizophrenics, psychopaths, sociopaths, alcoholics, senile old farts, pedophiles and plain weirdos. Even more unfortunate is that the person who runs the forum cannot differentiate the good from the bad. Or, maybe that is by design. I don’t know. Even worse than the forum moderator’s inability to sort it all out, is that many innocent readers don’t know what lies beneath. They sometimes get caught unaware in the riptide.
One of the biggest mistakes made by people who desire anonymity on the internet is to talk too much. Assume there is a poster on BajaNomads who is arrogant and believes he has a superior intellect. Also assume this person guards his identity jealously. Safe in his anonymity, he lashes out and says things he would never have the nerve to say to one’s face, even calling a decent, courteous and respectful poster he disagrees with a “whore.” How would you find out who this person is, using only public information available on the internet?
Follow along for another abbreviated demonstration of how Fulano “connects-the-dots.”
Step #1: Find out what this person does for a living, enjoys or has expertise in.
|Mtgoat666 says he has professional expertise in geology. That’s a clue, but not all that helpful by itself.|
Step #2: Get as much information as you can.
|Another clue, he knows hydrology, hydraulics and mangroves. Now becoming very likely he is a geologist with a speciality.|
Step #3: Who are some likely candidates in geology/hydrology and also know Mexico? A review of this guy’s curriculum vitae indicated he has high potential:
Step #4: What can we find on this guy to use for a cross-reference? Well, he had contracted a form of leukemia in 1994. Now we have a date and a rare disease.
Step #5: Tie-in all this back in to the arrogant, name caller on BajaNomads. Interestingly, another BajaNomad poster has a daughter who is currently being treated for the same disease. Somebody innocently posted a word of reassurance:
|A check of many postings on BajaNomads shows that Diver and Mtgoat666 have some kind of a “relationship.” One hell of a coincidence that two random people with a connection to BajaNomads were diagnosed with the same disease in 1994|
The foregoing is a summary of the method. There were dozens of key words and attributes posted by mtgoat666 that were cross-checked, such as: “all-state top 10 in running and skiing,” “drive a Prius,” “6’2″ frame,” “bicyclist,” and “Cajeta” among many others.
No private investigators, no skulduggery, no drama. Just read what is out there and connect-the-dots.