Zombies Ahead – Prepare to Stop

Lock the doors.

Lock the doors.

I found this news article today on Foxnews.com and thought it was pretty amusing at the ingenuity and humor of some hacker out there.  Imagine seeing this sign in the Marvel Universe.

Excerpt:  Transportation officials in Texas are scrambling to prevent hackers from changing messages on digital road signs after one sign in Austin was altered to read, “Zombies Ahead.”

Chris Lippincott, director of media relations for the Texas Department of Transportation, confirmed that a portable traffic sign at Lamar Boulevard and West 15th Street, near the University of Texas at Austin, was hacked into during the early hours of Jan. 19.

“It was clever, kind of cute, but not what it was intended for,” said Lippincott, who saw the sign during his morning commute. “Those signs are deployed for a reason — to improve traffic conditions, let folks know there’s a road closure.”

“It’s sort of amusing, but not at all helpful,” he told FOXNews.com.

Welcome to all things KaBlam!

I’m sorta jazzed to start up this new blog.  I’ve always been a writer and reader by nature and have been looking to join a community in which I could find like minded people to discuss some of my own personal passions with.  Those passions include such things as video games, comic books, gadgets, and science fiction related materials in books, movies and television shows.

Like most blogs, I’m sure the content and look will evolve over time as I try and figure out and categorize the topics that not only I want to share and dicuss with you, but hopefully receive input from you as well as to suggestions on what I may need to add, or perhaps delete.

It will also be my virtual playground as I experiment with new widgets, layouts, and other things that WordPress will offer overtime.  I imagine I’ll have to learn more about CSS feeds and forums and how to incorporate them, and also things such as Flicker, Snapfish and Digg accounts as well.

As this blog is intended to be my personal outlet, its updates are soley based on the amount of free time I have and how something I come across that I feel is importnat enought to warrant a post or discussion.  There may be days I make a few updates followed by days where I write nothing at all; such is the nature of online blogging.

Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions, and as I am pretty open minded, I won’t be deleting much except for the occasional spam, flames, and topics that tread questionable subject matter.

Even if the first few weeks seem a little light, give it time and come back and see if there’s anything new that catches your fancy.