It’s somewhere within about 100 feet of this Brooklyn intersection, according to the “Find My iPhone” app on iCloud (it’s not a live photo; this was taken from Google Maps). Considering that I lost the thing a week ago in La Guardia Airport, it’s traveled a not inconsiderable distance within the city. The “Find My iPhone” app also locked up the computer and put my contact information on the screen, encouraging whomever has it to return it. I have not been contacted yet. We will see if I am; I officially remain hopeful. In the meantime, whoever has the computer isn’t going to be able to do too much with it even if they wanted to, so that’s two people inconvenienced by this particular computer.
For everyone who is about to post in the comment thread about contacting the local police: yes, I have. For those about to note to me all the ways the person who has the computer can get around the lock on the hard drive: yes, I know. I’m going to make the assumption the person who has my computer at the moment is likely not a hacker. At this point I’m curious to see what happens next.