I’m brushing up on my cryptography and took the recommendations of the Security Now! podcast and looked up The Code Book and Codebreakers. The latter I had to get on library loan the former was available in my local branch, but in Juvenile Non-Fiction. I’m trying to figure out how stupid I’m going to look picking out two other cryptography books from the “big kids” section followed by this one from Juvenile Non-Fiction. It’ll be impossible to pass it off like it’s for someone else unless I try to pull “oh, my kid and I are going through a cryptography phase” thing. This may not work as the checkout person is a dropout with which I went to high school who has her own brood of failure and probably knows both what juvenile fiction looks like and that me having a kid is a level of stupid beyond farcical.
I could go to a different branch where I probably wouldn’t arouse suspicion or if I did, my visit would be left in the dustbin of history. I’ll have to think about this one.