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IM is a lot like Fishing

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thedorf, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. thedorf

    thedorf Supreme Member

    Oct 1, 2008
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    what? I gotta have a job?
    BHW - Where else?
    Personally I do not like fishing but a couple of weeks back I realized IM is a lot like fishing.

    When you fish you go to a lake (body of water) and you take certain items with you. Probably you would take a fishing pole, line, hook and bait.

    You need each of these items to catch a fish, and likewise you need all of these items to catch a lead/click/email/whatever you collect.

    For a long time I had the things to take with me for IM fishing but I had no lake (think traffic, you know, where the fish are). So I built one of my own.

    I put out the fishing pole, line, hook and bait in my newly created lake and BAM (within a couple of weeks) I got 2 hits. They were small fish and I had to throw them back (didn't convert) but this is definitely a step in the right direction (my end result is completion of a three page financial application, pays $xxx).

    Do you have everything it takes to go IM fishing?
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  2. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

    Jun 22, 2013
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    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View CA
    I agree 100% :)
    I often use the fishing analogy with my team - I tell them we operate a trawler, and we'll catch all sorts of things in the net - old boots, plastic, sticks, etc, as well as the fish we're looking for. We just need to keep trawling!
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