2600 Meeting, December 1999

Friday, December 3rd, 1999: 2600 Meeting. It started out like any other ordinary meeting, then THEY arrived. A group of about 10 to 15 guys came over and one very hyperactive one (too much kool-aid) went on and on about freeing Kevin, hacking the planet and talked about all kinds of interesting hacker themes. It was hilarious at first but quickly got boring when he ran out of good material and they finally got loud enough to bring security over who suggested that they leave. Their best bit was when they screamed at everyone in the food court to hide their digital watches because we were hackers.

A little while later the same security guard decided to take his lunch break at the table next to ours and got a little peeved that we had two police scanners going that were listening to the mall’s security frequencies. Well, I’ll let Pyrotech tell the rest of the story…

“as we were sitting at the meeting talking about whatever and listening to scanner after the ‘2599’ had abanadoned us after the first security incident, a mall cop came and sat at the table behind me. he said scanners werent allowed in the mall and we had to turn it off and put it away. so we did as he said and all was well. a while later he asked what we were talking about. most likely he heard the word radio and thought we were going to get them back out once he had left. he said that he was off duty after his shift and told us about how he was actually a university city cop working as a fill in for the galleria. he asked if i would like to know why we cant use scanners in the mall. i said sure and he radioed to his friends.

after about 5 mins 4 officers came over and asked who had the scanners and the problem. there were 2 city cops in blue and 2 rent a cop mall fools.he said follow me, so me and blacksun did as he said thinking that he was going to tell us to get rid of them or something measely. instead him and the other cops took us behind the closed doors to a sort of emergency hall. the main cop then used intimidation. (heres where it gets good), first he demanded to see my identification even though i said i didnt have a scanner. he wrote some shit down from my license and asked where im from, how old i am, how i got here, and who i was with. i replied im from highland il, im 16, i drove a car, and i was with friends. he then proceeded to try and act as if he knew me. he told us that he was a north county cop and wouldnt take any shit from smartasses from HIGHLAND ILLINOIS. he then acted as if he knew us from when we used to live in north county st louis 17 yrs ago. he said oh i see that you have moved now, and i replied yes i have, he wanted to know if i was from overland. im pretty sure overland is nowhere near to where we lived which was bellefontaine on jamestown rd.

while he was questioning me he had my id and was writing down some infos as a sort of way to try and intimidate me. he said that we dont fuck around with little smartasses here and dont take crap from anyone. he said that the galleria is private property and so is the radio freqs which they are using. he also said that we dont need to be scanning the freqs because we dont need to know whats going on with “topsecret” police orders. he then proceeded to repeat himself using diffferent words. after that load , he said that he thought it was time for us to “move on to a different mall somewhere down the road”. he returned blacksun’s scanner and my id and then told us where the exit to the mall was (what a nice guy).

this is what happened. he was yelling most of the time and frequently swore at me as a sort of intimidation factor. he was probably thinking something like, hey too little kids from illinois who dont know anything and are smartasses. the excess numbers of police were for pure fright purposes alone. he knew that he could fuck us and we couldnt do anything..he did what was in his power(taking id and kicking us) so we left as illustrated.”

This is Wraith. He is a hacker. His t-shirt proves it! And that’s Fazoli’s to the right. They sell breadsticks. I like them. This is Spuds showing off his favorite soft drink. Click on Spuds to to Spooky Spuds!
The girl at Fazolis told Black Sun he couldn’t have anymore breadsticks so Black Sun is pushing the counter into the unsuspecting employee as she turns her back to him. Click on the picture to see another view. This is bumr. The blurry thing he’s holding is his cellular phone. He tried to save a few bucks by buying the cheap, blurry phone when he signed up for service.
This is LeetHak and Spuds. LeetHak is a ‘Leet Hacker as his name undoubtedly proves.

2600 Meeting, November 1999

Friday, November 5th, 1999: 2600 Meeting. I drug along two people with me to the meetings tonight – my friend Calimar from Texas and Rojo who lives closeby. Spuds is finally back and we finally found the REAL frequencies to mall security by scanning for most of the meeting. The two we found were 464.3750 and 464.9500. The first thing I heard was the dispatcher sending out a guard to make a bunch of kids quit climbing the trees in the front of the mall. Later before we left they were getting some kind of interference and a guy said, “I think the hackers are fucking with us.” This was kind of weird since nobody at our meeting has anything that would interfere with any radios.

Our family-band radio idea seems to be working out nicely. After the last meetings we decided that since Alkamyst & Wraith always brought two-way radios with them that we should all jump on the bandwagon and do the same so that we could all keep in contact with each other. So Spuds got one, I got two for me and Calimar and fade had one. As we were pulling onto the Brentwood exit from I-170 we talked to fade during a breif traffic jam and as we pulled into the parking lot we heard someone (it turned out to be Spuds) saying, “You’re listening to the St. Louis 2600 Meeting radio network!” and a few other things but he couldn’t seem to hear us until we got inside the mall. I’ll be making a new section on this page for useful frequencies to have while in the mall so keep an eye out for that – I found a lot of other cool things while searching for mall security.

2600 Meeting, October 1999

Friday, October 1st, 1999: 2600 Meeting. Quite an interesting meeting tonight although it was smaller than usual and ended early. Two guys from Kansas City, MO came to visit us and I can’t even recall their names. Apparently they hop from state to state visiting all the 2600 meetings or something crazy-nuts like that. And then another new guy showed up whose name also escapes me (I’m 26, my mind is going…) and he helped us set a world record in Fazoli breadstick refills. After Black Sun went up an got a million refills they finally told him no more. So this new guy kept going up and getting more and more and finally the Fazoli’s guy told us that our whole table was cut off. So he buys a big speghetti meal from them which comes with free breadsticks. They usually only start you off with two but somehow he managed to get them to give an entire plate of breadsticks (about 8 or 10). And a little while later he went up and got ANOTHER entire plate of them. So nobody went hungry tonight.

And another bizzare scanner incident happened. Someone had asked me if I could pick up cellular conversations on my scanner and I said sure and starting picking up random boring conversations. Then suddenly we tune in on something interesting – a guy is saying something like, “There are fucking hackers here today! You wouldn’t believe it there’s like six of them sitting around the table right in front of me, it’s so funny! And they’ve got all this stuff.” After looking around for a few minutes I finally noticed it was a kid about 4 tables away from us talking on his cell phone so I cranked up the scanner to full volume so this guy’s voice echoed back to him as he ranted on and on about the stupid hackers in front of him.

Suddenly he looked up at us and saw six hackers silently staring at him and smiling as I held up my scanner for him to see. “Oh my god, I have to go! I’ll call you back okay?!” and he hung up. We all laughed at him and he avoided eye contact with us. The friends he was talking to must have been waiting in line for their food because they eventually showed up staring at our table while the cell phone guy talked quietly to them.

2600 Meeting, August 1999

August 1999: 2600 Meeting. Okay, I know everyone was really worried about this so I’m about to set everyone’s minds at ease – Fazoli’s employees WILL give you breadstick refills again. In fact I think I was the only one to actually purchase breadsticks during this meeting and everyone else just mooched off of my free refill wrappers. Okay now that that’s out of the way –

The meeting was your ordinary meeting so I don’t even know why I update this anymore. Fade was SUPPOSED to be there to show me neat-o stuff to do with all the radio equipment I brought with me but he didn’t show up. A few guys showed up for the meeting who had never been there before and Phusion pissed them off so they muttered, “What a bunch of fags!” and started their own meeting at another table for the rest of the night. It’s like being in grade school all over again! Those people also decided to hand out literature that said, “Don’t Free Kevin, he’s a dumbass” or something like that and the security assumed it was us and came over to lecture us about distributing material in the mall. Fortunately they believed us when we told them that it was the OTHER 2600 group (dubbed 2601 by 2600’s attendees).

One other thing that was REALLY interesting in my opinion was that just a few minutes before I left the mall I turned on my scanner and heard a lady talking to a guy on walkie talkies. The part I caught was, “they’re still sitting around the table and they have a bunch of high-tech equipment with them.” Then a guy replied something that I couldn’t hear as I saw a security guard walking out from the back area near the restrooms looking at us. After that the frequency was silent and I didn’t hear anymore and the guard just passed us giving us the usual curious stare. The weird part was that it was on a frequency like 151.xxx or 121.xxx (I don’t remember exactly) which is not the mall’s listed security frequencies.

So apparently they’re using other frequencies that we don’t yet know about. As I was leaving the mall in my car I heard one of the department stores on a similar (or the same?) frequency asking an employee to go in the back room and get some racks. So maybe it was just a lady from a department store passing through the food court and commenting about us? Whatever the case, I’ll be monitoring a certain frequency range for most of the next meeting…

2600 Meeting, June 1999

2600 meeting pictures…

PhusionBYTE virtually guarantees us expulsion from the mall by writing “Hack Da Planet” on the floor. The lady in the background is the Tray Lady. Every month she walks by and gives us dirty looks for having our junk spread out all over and leaving the tables a mess.

Texas Vacation 1999

May 1999: Colleen, Emily and I drove to Rockport to see Evilcal. First visited San Antonio for awhile, then Round Rock to see Jeff & Monica. Pictures below…

Emily & Knight in San Antonio Feeding the birds in Corpus
Stopping for gas My new PLA hat, purchased in San Antonio Lots of tornado damage driving through Moore, Oklahoma
Emily and Colleen at Ripley’s Believe it or Not. San Antonio, Texas Emily at the hottub EvilCal, Emily and Brad in Rockport, Texas In some hotel room

A few 2600 meetings, 1999

Friday, January 1, 1999: 2600 Meeting. Well, I had actually planned to make it to this meeting but it snowed all day and the news put out a major weather advisory telling everyone to stay indoors unless it was absolutely neccessary to go outside. Of course I wimped out and didn’t make it to the meeting but I guess that was a good thing since the mall closed at 6:00 because of the weather.

April 2, 1999: 2600 Meeting. Okay we have a major problem now – Fazoli’s will no longer give away free breadstick refills without buying an entree. What the hell is an entree?? Does it seem right that we should have to pay 34 cents for every breadstick? Oh yeah about the meeting. Nothing interesting happened. Phusion sat at another table to hit on a couple of pre-teen girls and security came over and harassed HIM. The guy asked to see Phusion’s ID because he was smoking. When Phusion showed proof that he was 18 years old the security guard made up a new rule that you have to be 21 years old to smoke in the mall. Hahahaha, you suck Phusion. Mall security guards don’t like you, you must feel like shit, eh?

PhusionBYTE Being hounded by security. god of dirt, rbcp, fade & xenomorph
god of dirt god of dirt, rbcp and fade hiding

Friday, May 7th, 1999: 2600 Meeting. I got my usual order of breadsticks from Fazoli’s today but they weren’t light and fluffy like they usually are. They were kind of burnt and crispy and tasted a little stale. You might think this would be an isolated incident, maybe a new cook in the breadstick kitchen or something but the thing is that I was at the Fazoli’s in Alton just a few days ago and the breadsticks were the same. Could Fazoli’s have released a memo to all their stores with a new breadstick recipie? Say it isn’t so! I would try to organize the 2600 meeting to hold a ralley demanding the return of good breadsticks but for some reason everyone at the meeting thinks I’m a moron. I just don’t understand…