The Tim Ferriss Experiment

May 16th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Tim Ferriss, author and podcaster has a new series that should interest readers of Lone Iguana. Read about it on Tim’s blog:

Lie to Me [TV Worth Watching]

July 19th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Lone Iguana fans will appreciate Lie to Me, a show based on Paul Ekman, and definitely worth your time.

A Code [Spies]

May 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Pondering life, and doing not much else, I came to invent a code. Since I have no need for these things, I thought I might release it to my readers, as a sort of thank you.

The key to this one is making things as odd as possible. Because we want the message to be utter gibberish. Like a code, but it doesn’t have to mean anything. Switch up, create fake patterns, what ever you want because the actual message content does not matter.

What does matter? The time you sent it.

I’m thinking that each time stamp could stand for a certain message, indicator or other phrase.

What could make this better?

Kids, Gadgets and Whistleblowers [Link Roundup]

May 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Lies, Liars, and Lying [Lie]

May 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Recently heard a story about purchasing Never Be Lied to Again: How to Get the Truth In 5 Minutes Or Less In Any Conversation Or Situation: David J. Lieberman. I can’t find the original article, but here’s the premise: a woman purchases 15 copies of the book and gives one to each of her closest friends. She never reads the book itself. Why? So that her friends won’t try to lie to her again.


Feeling Apocalyptic? [Survival Links]

May 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Secret Service, Card Sniffing and Proxies [Link Roundup]

April 20th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


Wikileaks, Garages and Prisons [Link Roundup]

January 25th, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

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5 Incredible TV Shows You Need to Watch [Reviews]

August 4th, 2010 § 3 comments § permalink

Wow. I have discovered so many awesome TV shows in the past week, I felt compelled to share them here. TV shows with incredible pace, action and, of course, spying, tricks and deception.


Sherlock is a very well done BBC television series, featuring a modern day Sherlock Holmes. Watching the show is like getting injected with adrenaline. This fast paced, tech savvy show is perfect, with excellent actors, a fantastic style and the keen observations of Sherlock Holmes in the 21st century.

While anyone in the USA cannot use the BBC’s video player without reading this, the series is available via torrent (not that Lone Iguana condones use of using torrents to capture material illegally).

White Collar

White Collar, featuring a con artist turned semi-good is a lighter take on Catch Me If You Can. The show tells the tale of a brilliant thief who teams up with the FBI instead of spending time in jail. White Collar also includes tons of tricks and tips, which will be listed in a future post on Lone Iguana.

White Collar is available directly on the USA Network website and from Hulu for free.

Covert Affairs

Another excellent USA Network show, Covert Affairs is produced by the man behind the Bourne Trilogy. This probably accounts for the same action packed feel of Bourne. The lead, strong minded CIA agent Annie Walker manages to get out of troubling situations with a great smile and a Bourne-like agility.

Covert Affairs is available directly on the USA Network website and from Hulu for free.

The Mentalist

The Mentalist is a Sherlock Holmes type show, displaying a brilliant manipulator who is a wonderfully intelligent observer. The Mentalist can sometimes be overly violent and excessively disturbing, but when it isn’t, it’s a layered, well written, full of depth TV show.

The Mentalist is available to watch paid full episodes at Amazon, and clips from CBS.


Monk is again, a TV show quite similar to Sherlock Holmes. The main character is an astute man with a keen eye, always abreast to the little details. The character’s depth appears with a neurotic, Felix Unger type personality, a hindrance in his career.

Monk is available for free on CBS and Hulu, but you can watch older, unavailable for free episodes at Amazon.

There you have it. 5 awesome, action packed, spy/detective TV shows, that you should at least take a look at. What TV shows do you love? Let us know in the comments!

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Lone Iguana is Looking for Writers

July 9th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Lone Iguana is looking for writers. If you’re interested, contact us and we can make a deal.

contact at loneiguana dot org.