Lock Thoughts

  • March 12, 2015 Lock Thoughts: Does it even matter if your lock gets picked?

    I’ve been trying to understand a few things, and recently realized that they are all likely connected, or at least that they are exerting influence on one another.

  • February 03, 2015 Lock Thoughts 17: Lockpicking in Games

    A few years ago I had the opportunity to speak at the MIT Gambit Game Lab. What I hoped would be a deep dive into the mechanics of locks and lockpicking in games quickly devolved into a Q&A about how ...

  • August 11, 2014 Lock Thoughts: Yale & Towne Collection (I'm back!)

    Long time, no write. As I think everyone on this list knows, I occasionally wind up in a protracted depressive phase, and while I have a great support system and often remain productive during those t...

  • December 23, 2013 Lock Thoughts: Film and Television

    Hey, all! Guess what I got to do last week? Consult for a show that will be airing on NatGeo next year. It was hectic, slow, fast, fun and all went down right in the middle of a crazy blizzard. I don'...

  • December 10, 2013 Lock Thoughts: On the origins of the lock

    Hey folks, so, I know a couple of you have already seen this, but this weekend was completely occupied by picks, tension wrenches and other semi-skilled manual labor. I didn't get the time I needed to...

  • December 02, 2013 Lock Thoughts: Still a Picker

    Missed last week, sorry about that. I picked some locks on Thanksgiving. 37 of them! Felt good. I got a hankering to pick suddenly. Attempted to pick probably 45, popped 37 of them. Wasn't giving myse...

  • November 17, 2013 Lock Thoughts: Not a Picker, I Just Talk a Lot

    About a year ago I was interviewed on stage as part of Jack Hitt & Joshua Foer's "Amateur Hour" series. About a week ago I received an email saying an edited version was going to be published, and las...

  • November 09, 2013 Lock Thoughts: My Unwritten Book

    A couple years ago everything was coming up Schuyler. I had a wildly successful kickstarter under my belt, a book contract with O'Reilly, and had quit my job to pursue being a "professional lockpicker...

  • November 08, 2013 Lock Thoughts: Questioning myself...and everyone else

    Recently I've been trying to put the ideas I've had about the social nature of security down into a more concrete form. In doing that, I suddenly realized how much I've been stuck inside my own head. ...

  • October 21, 2013 Lock Thoughts: Book Reviews Part III

    and whether or not we cover every last document I have kicking around, I'm going to call it here. I want to dig into other things next week.