One of my favorite stories over the past week has been San Francisco losing control of its agency-wide network (SkyNet, anyone?) to a “rogue” employee who had designed the system and then locked everyone but himself out of administering it. The whole thing smacks of a bad plot for the next Die Hard movie (“Die Harderest, where Bruce Willis has to interrupt his shuffleboard game to save the Transamerica Building!”), or at least of the third installment of the Camel Club. Well, alas, the drama is over — yesterday, Mayor Gavin Newsom visited the employee’s holding cell and was able to coax the administrative login information out of him, and now the city is understandably going to look into how one lone person was able to singlehandedly control the pipes through which the majority of San Francisco’s inter-agency traffic flows.