Sunday Funnies at Ax-Man Surplus Stores

If you have never been to Ax-Man, well you have missed out on a wonderful and hilarious experience.  With 4 locations in St Paul, Fridley, St Louis Park, and Crystal, there ought to be a location near to you, if you live in the Twin Cities anyway.  We were in the Crystal store on a Sunday recently, to browse the racks of surplus electronics, corks, jars, boxes, parts, packs and bags, wire, rope, ties, and other surplus detritus that is their specialty.  I took a few pictures of some of the signs, which are a hoot, and some of the items laying around in the store.  The best find was what is pictured below.  This item is not for sale, but just laying in the shelves.  Of course I pushed the button, and this device made a loud alarm noise.

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I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

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