I'm still young and thriving at heart, though. I imagine I'll be forever young in that aspect. I always tell people I'll be watching cartoons and playing videogames till the day I die.
Ahhh...but I know I've been losing my edge. Back some years ago, I was the best. There wasn't a system I couldn't be kept out of. My system only ran on a substandard processor with 2,000 bauds and I got connected to the internet through an underground phoneweb via a cross-over relay via a local network. It was amazing how I thought my 500 hertz modem was totally stellar. I remember hacking with an online gang into a megacorporation's database. They had watchdog progs set up to monitor the lines, but I managed to bypass them and blind their RAM. After dumping a sniffer auto-utility into their mainframe, I found my way in, then using a password creator with an Einsteinian logarithmic encoder, found their password, and accessed all of their nets. I totally ended up hacking their Gibson and seeing files in their folders (which were protected by maximum auto-feedback loop burner programs on their silver-wired hard disk drivers) that would send me straight to the CIA big house if I ever got caught. Heh, it's too bad for them they thought their 3,500-bit protection matrix could keep someone like me from their files. They apparently were stupid and didn't think someone could actually create a multi-layered anti-retroactive brute force hack utility with multiple port scouter capability and coded Duros-authenticated adaptability. My set-up made the people out in Korea gaze in wonder and want to give up their development of those Pratchett-Adams machines. I don't know what ever happened to those things....
Oh yeah, those were good times, good times.... It's a shame the world's a different place now, ain't it?
...for those who didn't get it, that's such a bullcrap hacker story XD