scottobear: (fresh water - safe campsite)
Tasty spaghetti for supper tonight - BHK stopped off for scratchers and soda pop - $2, no prize. Listened to Life of Riley on the way home, and just took it slow.

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Info on conficker - more straightforward than a lot of the misinformation out there.

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There's a ton of stories this morning about some bright flashes of light and booming noises coming from the skies over eastern Virginia, parts of Maryland and North Carolina. The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that the National Weather Service’s Wakefield station's phone was "ringing off the hook" last night after around 9:45 p.m., as residents frantically called in to report flashing, bright lights and in some places, an explosion-like sound. No immediate explanation came from the NWS, but a team is now investigating what might have caused the fiery flashes. WTOP has a report that suggests that the phenomenon was most likely a fireball, which can occur when a piece of meteor rock enters the Earth's atmosphere.

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SWAT in Maryland update - via Cheye Calvo -

 

I am very pleased to announce that, on Saturday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed HB 1267, the SWAT team oversight legislation, by a 126-9 vote.  The bill will require law enforcement agencies with SWAT teams to report every six months to civilian authorities on the number, general location, purpose, authorization, and results of SWAT deployments.  It also directs the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to analyze the information and issue an annual report on SWAT team deployments in the state.
 

 

The Senate passed a companion bill 43-0 on March 19.  In both cases, lawmakers took strong action following emotional testimony in committee by numerous victims of careless or inappropriate SWAT deployments.  The point was clearly made that what happened to my family was not an anomaly, nor is the problem limited to Prince George's County.
 
Differences between the two bills about whether to include a sunset provision and the start date of the legislation will need to be resolved in a conference committee over the next couple weeks before the General Assembly convenes.  However, it is looking quite likely that we will be able to send a bill requiring monitoring of SWAT team deployments to the Governor for his signature within the next few weeks.
 
The House of Delegates passed the legislation on Saturday, which happened to be my 38th birthday.  This is truly the best birthday present I could have asked for!  
 
Cheye
 
P.S.  If you're not receiving these updates yourself and would like to in the future, please sign up at www.protectourliberties.com

 

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1 year ago - bhk sick, games workshop, weather, david horvitz, detox quackery, q&A meme,

2 years ago - view from my desk at calvert county, quizzes, geourl, bake sale!

3 years ago - MM talks to me, Danny Nominated, GP & Kat coming to town, German lesson, batman sound screencaps, zefrank starts archiving his entries, queen, quirk quiz, updating my geocode, Monkey Florida Fire News, plus whalesong

4 years ago - met mzkitten, poker spam, totem, Nostradamus Quatrain Generator, uv flower photos, doc ock song, david byrne

5 years ago - news registration, De Soto, missing digits, esp test, pirates, Nevada

6 years ago - Danny, keywords, Maryland Snow Day

7 years ago - stuff to look at, darkstar, panorama picture galleries, pulps, snap club, newt pics, troll, dragonball, RPS poll, Lj poll, easter egg recipes/cinnamon bunny bread, stream of thought - 3 minutes, cbs mystery theater

8 years ago - netcast, rent, palm tree, spaghetti-ohs, 7-up, key limits, parapsychology, slursGeotarget
scottobear: (authorities are alert here)
At last!

Springtime... the weekend!

I'd like to take BHK to Annapolis this weekend, do a little walkies and just enjoy each others company. That's the plan, anyhow!

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BHK got this recently, regarding Prince George's County SWAT issue back in August. I feel that it's worth sharing, dear journal.

I write these many months later to thank you for reaching out to comfort my family and I after last summer’s terrifying SWAT attack of our home.  The tremendous outpouring of support that we received from our friends, neighbors, and so many complete strangers sustained us through the worst of it, and I continued to find comfort in the kind words as I read the emails well into the fall.

Trinity and I continue to heal, and we always will miss Payton and Chase terribly.  One thing that has helped is that we’ve adopted another black Labrador, Marshall.  As you can see from the picture, Marshall has brought incredible joy to our lives.

After the incident drew international attention and outrage, Prince George’s County police finally exonerated my family and me of any wrong doing.  However, they have refused to apologize and continue to defend their actions in my case.

Over the last several months, I have undergone a personal journey to try to understand how this terrible incident could happen.  My initial reaction was that it was a terrible mistake.  However, as I have learned more, I have come to understand that what my family and I experienced is part of a growing and troubling trend where law enforcement is relying on SWAT teams to perform duties once handled by ordinary police officers.

In our case, the police deployed a SWAT team without performing basic investigatory work and apparently without considering more measured approaches.  Prince George’s County recently has acknowledged that it indiscriminately deploys SWAT teams to serve drug warrants.  Preliminary estimates suggest that the county deployed SWAT teams as many as 700 times a year – that is twice a day!  Other counties in Maryland also report hundreds of SWAT team deployments a year, and we have uncovered numerous other stories of botched and inappropriate raids, innocent families terrorized, and family dogs killed.

In fact, the inappropriate use of SWAT teams seems to be a national problem.  The number of SWAT team deployments nationwide has grown exponentially from about 2,500 per year in the early 1980s to over 50,000 in 2005.  SWAT teams used to be reserved for unusually dangerous situations such as the arrest of major criminals known to have hig h-powered weapons or hostage situations.  However, many police forces are using them today against people they suspect of recreational drug use and other much smaller crimes.

The more I have learned, the more I feel obligated to do everything I can to rein in over-aggressive policing.  I am working with Maryland lawmakers to pass legislation requiring the number of SWAT deployments and their outcomes to be regularly reported to civilian authorities.  By shining a light on paramilitary police activities, law enforcement agencies should find it in their best interests to change their practices and limit the use of SWAT teams to situations where the charges are grave and a violent response can be reasonably anticipated.  The Senate passed SB 447 unanimously yesterday, but we expect to run into more resistance in the House of Delegates.  As soon as we enact this legislation in Maryland, I intend to work with lawmakers in other states to pass similar legislation. We are also considering actions that can be taken on a federal level.

To help in this effort, we have created a web site, www.protectourliberties.com, which tells the stories of a number of innocent victims of traumatizing SWAT raids.  It also contains media clips of the coverage we’ve received and information about our legislative work.  If you are interested in staying informed about this issue, please sign up for updates that I’ll send every month or so.  Also, if you could volunteer for citizen advocacy or policy development work, I would really appreciate your help.  Our next citizen advocacy project is a Lobby Night on Monday, March 23rd at the Maryland Capital.

Thank you, again, for your support and encouragement!  
Warm regards,
Cheye
Make Maryland Great, Inc.
P. O. Box 4343
Annapolis, MD  21403
(410) 757-2811

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1 year ago - colored egg pics, encounter critical, orange team, maryland cell phone driving, journaling and domain ownership, rival kenyan tribes fighting with bows and arrows

2 years ago - first full day at the calvert gig, bhk and I go shopping for work clothes, grownup table talk, spam attractive entry

3 years ago - rebis picture, deaf language, chacarron, math, phallic removal, open source, fake cigs as meds, prisoner comic book

4 years ago - Brady Kids welcome the equinox, shamrock shake, cosmic truth, mp3s,experimental gameplay, get your tasty hot sweet potatoes in Japanese,teen kidnappers, good advice, invisible mermaid airfare

5 years ago - openoffice, Visited w Dan, open door poll, people of worth

6 years ago - Al gore, Blue's clues, Cranky Finn

7 years ago - Spring!, Socks, overturned issues, Linda let go from FMM, LJ directory, cool picture link

8 years ago - walkies, 2 chris-sites, both have long since been left dormant, lj brokenGeotarget
scottobear: (Prisoner Quiz)
Newton slept on my hands - must've been seeking bonus warmth, or he was jealous of my rubbing BHK's arm.
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meme-time - snagged from Sean

Think of 15 albums that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life or the way you looked at it. They sucked you in and took you over for days, weeks, months, years. These are the albums that you can use to identify time, places, people, emotions. These are the albums that no matter what they were thought of musically shaped your world. When you finish, tag 15 others, including me. Make sure you copy and paste this part so they know the drill. Get the idea now? Good. Tag, you're it!

Here is my list, narrowed to 15.
(Scotto isn't tagging anyone, but is happy to see any other entries)

Let's see... this could be fairly tricky - I'm not sure of music that changed me forever... I've never really been one of those folks to play the same album over and over again... a few that come to mind -

Stuff that was significant to me, and I still dig -

1. Beach boys - I went through a major Beach Boys phase as a kid - Pet Sounds was something that got a lot of play both in my home and on my walkman. The album still cheers me up quite a lot.

2. Beatles - Yellow Submarine / Octopus's Garden (not really an album, but the first music I had as a kid.. that I remember. It wasn't even the Beatles, it was the Sesame Street Version) If I had to pick an actual Beatles  album, I really liked Rubber Soul.

3. Talking Heads - Little Creatures Great album - started me on that Band, and despite the "art student snob" aspect, I really like 'em.
 
4. Tubes - Outside Inside Got this form a yard sale - I was very pleasantly surprised. (Wild Women of Wongo is what got me to drop 25¢ for it. ) I figure I've gotten well worth my penny a play just for that track.
 
5. ELO - Time - first Album bought with my own money, played a *lot*

6. Steve Martin - A Wild And Crazy Guy Not really a music album, though it had banjo and The KingTut single.

7. B-52s - Whammy Discovered them late - mostly via gaming with Ray & Kat. (Specifically for Trism)

8. Zombies - Odessey and Oracle This one keeps coming back, and I love it every time. (Most recently for "This will be our year")

9. XTC - Oranges and Lemons  So Sue me... I like Mayor of Simpleton.

10. They Might Be Giants - Lincoln I first heard them on Dr. Demento when I was in High School - I've been hooked since. Hard to believe it's been 20 years+

11. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound Very different stuff than the Phil Collins-centric bits in later years. It may be my all-time fave Genesis Album.

12. Chuck Mangione - Chase the Clouds Away - One of the five 8-track tapes I had for my first car, the blue bomber. played repeatedly, because we only had 5 albums, and eventually the AC/DC and Beach Boys tapes wore out.

13. Rusted root - When I Woke - first really fun time with the hippies - post concert. I like them quite a lot.

14. Poi Dog Pondering - Poi Dog Pondering - "and I said YEAH!" - discovered by accident. Thanks, tape-traders in college!

15. Queen - Flash Gordon Soundtrack - FLASH ! AHAHHHHH! HE'LL SAVE EVERY ONE OF US!

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PSA -

This site could contain the Ultimate List of software created by Microsoft for Office 2007.

Free Office 2007 Software from Microsoft


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1 year ago - transformer at mexico, veggie pocket pies!, back surgery

2 years ago - bhk takes a pic of Newt and I snoozin'

3 years ago - bday via eryx, monkeys and kitties, compusa fails me, quizzes, morrisey vs van halen

4 years ago - apheresis skip, cocktail party, banana man snippet, netflix queue,Ultima 4 Virtue Quiz, system tweaking, ethiopian skellie, dr. who shipping, health and family review, Broward slots, SCI

5 years ago - food, gator bus ride, Voting, business cards, spammed again, MONKEY POPS!

6 years ago - prepared to pee in a cup for TAG, after Nordis tried to toss mysalad... Painted minis in the haunted tunnel... Rockford Scientist

7 years ago - bro came by apt, multi-journal quiz, fear vs love, Fire and Ice, Pliny the Younger

8 years ago - Brad Mentions adding a photo server and chat to live journal.... speed hasn't been a real priority on that dev. Meat-eating robots, top atrocities... and the return of a heroGeotarget
scottobear: (Free telephone)
See entry comments for mysql code snips in use. Saving on j:/uiia/qmysql/

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"modem wont work, on msn it says DNS and key ports with an '!' but the internet in general wont' work"

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.


For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Also try -

No?
ok, go to your start menu, click run, in the box type:
ipconfig /release

hopefully that fixes it.. it worked for me!

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Tonight in brief - - Last Restaurant Standing (I think the Cheerful Soul is going to win LRS. ),

BHK picked me up from work, Frozen pizza for dinner, hysteria at bedtime..laughing turned to crying, and lots of itching - allergy meds?

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1 year ago - awesome taco salad, Doc Savage 75, Clinton still in it, more things I've done (5), airborne faked clinical trials

2 years ago - interviewed at calvert, flew kites

3 years ago - animated newtcam archive, bhk chat, bat-folk, Friday 5, tmbg

4 years ago - scottobear.com renew, trip to deerfield, free fonts, chat crash w/bhk,gp puts me on to spidey bible, what? WhaT?, H2GT2G, Chimp attack, giantsteps

5 years ago - blogspam treatment, work, serial adder, 7-eared kitty, clown sweater, Ephemera, visited bro

6 years ago - book meme, palm doodles, picture issues

7 years ago - mopey, bro helping out, Dick Hymen - Master of Jazz Piano, super tugboat, Newton's name, pet name poll, magic ingredients

8 years ago - Perseus tools, loved ones sick, flying monkeys, The 30 Least-Quoted Lines from Shakespeare, nosepilot, 5k compGeotarget

scottobear: (Monday!)
Workitty work work. Workitty work. Workitty workitty workitty work. Sounds a bit like a train on the track, clackitty clack.

Solid Day today - So much so that I snoozed a bit on the train ride home. I got a little extra time, as they were single-tracking on the green line heading toward Suitland station. I guess one was down for repairs.

Things I listened to today as I worked: Jean Shepherd (the guy that did a christmas story) , Phil Harris (Bandleader for Ol' Jack Benny) I like that Archive.org has a built-in streaming player - I can listen on my laptop in the background while I do my thing. I should listen to Jack too, while I'm at it, but I really Like Ol' Phil and Alice's wedding dynamic.

Found out that a coworker of Sean's got canned for having a wireless device (an ipod touch, I think) - The price you pay for working with certain levels of security clearances. I've been some places that forbid cell phones and flash drives, too - just to protect proprietary info. (In my case, it was the courthouse.) Not sure what Sean's going to do about his entertainment, now... I guess a walkman will have to do the trick, rather than an ipod? Seems sort of stone-age given the technology corridor here.

BHK and I swung by Jerry's for supper tonight - I got onion and green pepper pizza, she got the chicken "cheese steak" sammich. While we waited for it to cook, we swung by Giant to pick up some goodies for next supper - green beans, peas, broccoli for the noodle dish she's got in mind... not to mention the chocolate covered bunny grahams (Easter goodies out already?? What about St. Patty's??) and Old Bay Cheese-crackers, shaped like little crabs. Nom nom Nom.



Smoking dulls the effects of caffeine. As in, you need 3-4 times as much caffeine as a non-smoker to get the same effect. It also has the same effect on some antipsychotics - meaning smokers need a much bigger dose, and if you quit smoking while on them you'll be overdosing. And if you start smoking while on them, you'll be underdosing.


1 year ago - train show, PBBMPC sammich, champions online, 80s meme

2 years ago - kitty pix, q&A meme

3 years ago - compusa victory, nanageddon

4 years ago - M & Anchorman, overtown website

5 years ago - Hating on Monday Meetings, Good Links for odd sound, I start giving away Itunes codes, bro screws up

6 years ago - Thinking about getting a hearse, dream edits, Streets of San Fransisco, Jim Rockford Answering Machine Archive

7 years ago - Went to ER over my back, Travel & Newt pictures, confluence

8 years ago -stomp furby, Pete & pete, got interviewed by The New Digital Reporter, How I define good/evil, the [community profile] menstrualhut is born.Geotarget
scottobear: (bhk love note)
Valentine's Day! BHK got peanut butter chocolates and a couple of cards from me... I got a wonderful couple of cards, a dragon kite with a wingspan is as wide as I am tall, [edit- added a spiffy sea monster video game for the wii] and some very spiffy coupons.

BHK and I curled up on the couch and played a little lego indiana jones on the wii (checked out form the library), but then the in-laws rang us up - No time for love, Dr. Jones!

We went with the in-laws to get a spot of lunch at Clarke's Landing (Great view, and the best seafood place we've been to - plus, it was free - Valentine's gift from the in-laws)  and then onward to Leonardtown (home of ol' Witches Rock ), and visited a local gallery and used bookstore before heading back to headquarters. BHK got a couple of cookbooks, a pair of green cylindrical earrings, black-eyed susan seeds and some Chick-lit. We got Larry a book on Southern Pacific Railroad, and a Lou Reid CD. I just enjoyed roaming aorund with my sweetie, drinking a hot cup of Earl Gray tea and taking in some nifty stenciled graffiti.

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When we (in-laws and all) got home, we watched the Nancy Drew Movie (BHK loved it, and I thought it was cute, too.)

Now we're watching the Lost in Austen miniseries, and I'm about ready for bed. BHK and Larry are already out cold, and Chris is not long to follow.

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So, Yelp sells review placement?

"Stoppelman said Yelp doesn't strong-arm merchants and that the site's sponsorship program -- its main source of revenue -- doesn't offer "pay for play" to advertisers.

Tell that to Tom Mulvihill, owner of Thai Issan restaurant in Cerritos. He received a letter from Yelp last summer informing him that his business had earned a rating of four stars out of five.

Shortly afterward, Mulvihill said he received a call from a Yelp saleswoman urging him to pay a minimum of $150 a month for sponsorship.

"She said sponsorship would allow us to hide the negative reviews and elevate the positive ones," he recalled.

Well, if that's the case, how can they be considered even remotely valid? I've removed links from my site, and am considering what my alternatives are in the review arena.
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1 year ago - V-day, awesome superhero toy collection in one blister pack, metro assaults, 2 new dinos, waterboarding underestimated, sourcetv, list of famous $cientologists

2 years ago - stayed in for ice storm smashes our fence, ice pictures

3 years ago - Sand dollar, interjection poll, Miami cloud art, bro drama, Bang!

4 years ago - dream, war tuning, slacker, torrent tv, gm-ginger kitties, questions meme, christo, newt stalking pic, zefrank's st. val history, whims-cute card, work peeve

5 years ago - V-day, hippie visit results, Nefertiti documentary mostly drama - not much document, cheese doodle sculpture, anonymous reviewer bug amazon

6 years ago - got the nordis gig, palm pics

7 years ago - n V-day poetry, JB figures out about SA & Me, wandering pics

8 years ago - How Do I Love Thee?, I resemble Dan Conner, Men cause the mutations, tea room & old TV, TMBG lyricGeotarget
scottobear: (bhk and scotto sleepy day)
Reading Booster Gold on the EEE on the ride home and listening to Free Audio books .

BHK made TVP with Mac & Cheese - Tasty stuff!

We relaxed quite a bit, watched TV, read and snuggled the night away. My kind of evening.

1 year ago - newtcam leap, sunday relaxing, in-laws, vallies day atw man

2 years ago - buttered Chris's nose at tinas

3 years ago - songbird, Opa, micro retro, FREE PANCAKES!, personality awareness, scary mary

4 years ago - Bro & HI, website income to AmeriCares, I miss CJ, Danny gets Debate, mirror newt pics, still talking to mel, #3 for kp/rs shenanigans, Newt Love, Danny sick (and he was again last year), sedef & crew adorable, MmmmMMMmonkey, masked grader

5 years ago - shopping for condos, zombie night club

6 years ago - memes, dreams, Streets of San Fran, computer sculptures, Pith, Good quote of the day, interviewing, hot shower

7 years ago - up early on a Sunday, Finished reading FAFCwGM, nice weather, tulpa plot

8 years ago - kid tv-memories, valentinesGeotarget
scottobear: (apophenia)
Went to The Narrows with the in-laws and BHK for birthday lunch. Crab cake was great, possibly the best I've had - and the desserts were fantastic.

White chocolate mousse in a dark chocolate bag - Butterfly and raspberry sauce.
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Bread pudding... seems awful fancy for a simple treat!
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Also, taken yesterday - looks like the 80s are back in fashion, at least at Target.
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We picked up my EEE at target too and upon finding it was the version with less memory and no camera, took it back today. I ordered the 904HA online (in black), due to arrive on or about 2/9 - the new one will have better battery life and the goodies I was hoping for.]

Was feeling pretty sick on the ride home - I went to bed at about 5 pm, woke up a little while ago, but will be going back to sleep soon.
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1 year ago - feeling better, Aimee Mann, rocket belt, Brazilian / Bush Joke

2 years ago - swim meet, sci-fi writer meme, dead valentiner link, misc sentence finish meme,

3 years ago - G0DLAND, Tchuby Tchuba, Bangles, Angel Eyes Newt, Unicorns LA, Bullfight Just Desserts, Ham the chimp / space monkeys

4 years ago - Newt and I relaxing pics, Scotto playlist, Lazytown, bro issues, how they did singin' in the rain remix

5 years ago - DVD burning, RenFairies, Prez-match, pop-up books, first touch of firefly (I still think Zoe is an overused name)

6 years ago - New moon, new year coming, Charles Dickens joke, skull sales, Job at FMM ends, Bday prezzies

7 years ago - Fiscal responsibility, Ghetto voices, online "privacy", Marine Park is a bad and disreputable online store, newt lovies

8 years ago - being mushy, schedule issues, The Invisible Men, flax seedGeotarget
scottobear: (Default)
Does someone ruin a hand or at least lose fingers in *EVERY* one of Tim Powers' books?


Stress of Her Regard - Yup (still reading)
Declare - mm-hmm.
Earthquake weather - yup
On Stranger tides - yes
Last call - yup.

Those are just the ones I've read.
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bro has a tri-rail ticked on file for 10/31. neat trick, since he has been in jail since june. someone using his ID, or just a really slow process?
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The spawn of the XM Sirius fusion emerges tomorrow, and Orbitcast has picked up the complete channel listing for XM subscribers that goes into effect in less than 24 hours. It's fairly grim for some diehard XM fans—a lot of stations have been erased (bye bye punk channel) or are being replaced by Sirius pseudo-equivalents.

No more upop? lucy? fred? ethel? high standards? soul street? Doesn't look good, kids.



1 year ago - rayman, check mii out, some scotto dislikes

2 years ago - pf chang pix, played pirates with BHK and Danny (BHK's first game ever!), sleepy

3 years ago - power on, big brain going away, packing, suprglu

4 years ago - Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, lost on torrent, pixar, who links here, Wanna know your consistence?

5 years ago - incas & guinea pigs, minefield, earth photos, anagrams, Sirenity baby!, high school memories, norman saunders

6 years ago - I win cookies!, owie-back, keywords

7 years ago - went to see fishies, walkies

8 years ago - good news / bad news, Boogie Pop Phantom, African Frog Myth Geotarget
scottobear: (Default)
The popular virus scanner AVG released an update yesterday that caused their software to mark user32.dll as a virus.

Since this is a rather critical file, AVG's suggestion to remove it caused problems for users around the world who are now advised to restore the file through the Windows Recovery Console.

AVG just posted an update about this (FAQ item 1574) in the support section of their site.

Hopefully unconnected - NASA says its Phoenix lander on the surface of Mars has gone silent and is almost certainly dead. Engineers have not heard from the craft since Sunday 2 November when it made a brief communication with Earth. Phoenix, which landed on the planet's northern plains in May, had been struggling in the increasing cold and dark of an advancing winter. The US space agency says it will continue to try to contact the craft but does not expect to hear from it.

Both via /.

scottobear: (Default)

1104080856.jpg, originally uploaded by scottobear.

well, my part is done for now... lets see how it unfolds.

scottobear: (Default)



Adventists Against Prop 8″ is an initiative started by a group of Adventist pastors, teachers and students in California who decided, out of their commitment to the historic Adventist principle of the separation of church and state, to voice their concerns about (1) the Seventh-day Adventist Church State Councils public support of California Proposition 8, the proposition that would amend the state constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry, and (2) the imposition of a fundamentally religious definition of marriage that this Proposition represents. Hundreds of Adventists from a broad range of backgrounds have joined this cause and signed a public petition asking the Church State Council to rescind its support of the proposition.

Please share this video with friends and family members. Visit http://AdventistsAgainstProp8.org to learn more.

Hm. good for them.
scottobear: (Default)
Midweek, already? Not much happened tonight, save for burgers on the grill with the in-laws - hung out, and tv caused bhk to fall asleep - I'll be trotting her off to bedski shortly.



The monetary density of things...or what substances are worth their weight in gold, including $50 bills, LSD, and antimatter.

People have been saying that the new industrial grade swimsuits like the LZR Racer are worth their weight in gold. As you can see, this is clearly inaccurate. But such a suit is worth its weight in marijuana or industrial diamonds.

Here's a reason creative folks might not want to use google chrome, at least for the time being -

From the EULA:

11. Content license from you

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights that you already hold in Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content, you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services




1 year ago - more enchanted forest pics, skipped game convention, new camera (one year old today!), The Host, Godzilla quiz, Nerd Test,

2 years ago - yub nub, Manger scenes with skittles, Godzilla and baby-llama Jesus on the brain, old time radio, silly quizzes,

3 years ago - had to take call, dan and I gabbed, missing kids, color/citizen test, suzy bday, walkabout map plan, wetlands commercial well before hurricane

4 years ago - hurricane frances - evac to Danny's

5 years ago - bad toon rising, international supers, Turkish accidents

6 years ago - flock of seagulls, speed racer custom cars, newt steals sabretooth, Plato, custom clix

7 years ago - location quiz, feelings, dead picture links

8 years ago - Norman and the walnut, old school observational junk Geotarget
scottobear: (Default)
Slept much of the day, but we did get some good walkies in.

Harvested some apples and grapes (BHK made pie, and inlaws made jelly) -  I just helped with long arm-reach.

Below are random shots from walkabout and the keys to the brown house. clicks embiggen, as usual.

We still have a few key-covers... just waiting to see what the next one will be.


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S6302238 .S6302237.S6302236.S6302235.
S6302234my house key. woogity woogity!



"I'm in Your Google Docs, Reading Your Spreadsheets" from New York Times Blog - psa



1 year ago
- programming, freaky potato baby from the garden, true or not true, helpful coconuts, EST for autism?, mistress of spices

2 years ago - time flies, state plate icons, wedding plans, landscape, x365 project, newsdirectory, quiz thing

3 years ago - katrina good murder alibi, vampires in hurricanes, New Orleans issues, Warriors Urge, monkey squeeze, playmobil hellboy, gaming meme, interests meme, miami 3rd poorest city, condo vitals

4 years ago - Newt Blah-blah, note to M. Night Shyamalan, gmail as a file system, Critical Mass bicycle riders arrested, Hurricane Frances, 3 Musketeers, earache, FL. child-protection agency chief quits

5 years ago - Stubbed toe, bro & Danny, Hurricane Fabian, Newt Rejected as Governor of California, keywords

6 years ago - Lauper, new desk, Hot Wax Zombies On Wheels, mr fixit

7 years ago - mush, coterminous, newt-slob, vomit with dignity, barking, labor day

8 years ago - fun names/words, ufo, grumpy, underdog, africa, work, added by applelard Geotarget
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Hell of a long day at work, but BHK and I started to make her Birthday weekend roll with dinner out at Saigon Palace for dinner. We'd never been there before, so it was a bit of an adventure... Our traveler's luck served us well this time:

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The place was pretty empty for a Friday night... food was delicious and our servers very attentive and friendly. I'll happily go back there again and again - lots of veggie goodies to try, and the Pho will be super come colder months ahead. (I got the bird's nest, bhk got the lemon tofu. I think she won, but mine was mighty tasty, too!)

Hopefully this puts us on a solid roll toward Birthday goodness!



Ray Bradbury is 88! Happy birthday, one time great writer, now crotchety old guy! Dandelion Wine is still my one of my all-time faves. Thanks for that... I wouldn't have a lime-vanilla ice, otherwise.



In an online survey, 42 percent of Internet users admitted to logging into other people's email and social networking accounts without their knowledge. The poll doesn't ask if passwords were found, granted, or stolen — which would make for further interesting results. The write-up summarizing the results defines the respondents as part of an "educated tech-readership" and questions the ethics of logging onto someone else's account, and whether those differ depending on the person and relationship."



1 year ago - local pictures of a local house coming down and Larry on his riding mower, stuffed peppers, Mrs. Pollifax - Spy, Quotes, Tired

2 years ago - tweaking web page, radioactive volcanoes?, wooley imbibe, venture bros, voice post burgers

3 years ago - forgotten nightmares, laughing puppets, sickies, gov rss feeds, paycheck to paycheck, audio hidden, i loves me some waffles, music, otr, 25 food hacks, smarts

4 years ago - no dwarf dice, swap shop instead, I live in a pulp universe, walkabout pictures, froggies, gorillas in comics, email post - image host

5 years ago - ACIM invites me back, new sound card, "don't go there" is gone, DSA, keywords, gil gerard ages, commanding my minions, publix cancels home delivery

6 years ago - run tel dat, newt playing, gaming, cow teeth, trivia cookies!

7 years ago - ichnology, phantom blot, no-so-evil news

8 years ago - Newtcam, replicating interests Geotarget
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Another *busybusy* day at work, but eased when I got home - BHK made supper of the remainder of the sloppy joe mix became taco salad fodder, with a side of veggie taquitos. Good stuff... BHK and I watched the Vampire Ventriloquist's Dummy episode of Middleman - the show continues to shine. Venture brother's first half was pretty spiffy, too.

Other things that brought cheer - seeing these kitty pictures in the archive... both were taken at the same time - both kitties sucking up as much sunlight as they could hold. Newt was totally whited out, and pye looks very comfy on the purple couch.

nukepyeonnewtcam
nukenewtonpyecam

Metro's official stance on begging on the trains and buses -

Dealing with panhandlers

-Panhandling and soliciting of any kind are prohibited on Metro.
-Donate your money where it can do the most good by supporting local social service programs.




The nice folks at NPR have done us all a favor and taken some used Kinoki foot pads to be tested to see if they'd drawn anything out of a guinea pig reporter's body. Guess what? They didn't.

Reporter Sarah Varney bought some Kinoki foot pads and wore them to bed. She also subjected her husband to the (alleged) detox treatment. In the morning, they both awoke to the stinky brown mess that the advertisement had promised. Not convinced that the brown stuff had actually come from their bodies, our hero took the foot pads to a lab and had them analyzed and compared with unused pads.


"Compared to the blank that's almost identical," said the scientists. "It looks like three of the same sample, basically."


A doctor from UC Berkeley confirms the scam diagnoses. Your body already eliminates "metabolic waste" and "toxins" through, um, other means...

"For many hundreds of thousands of years we've been successfully eliminating them through the usual means, which is urine and feces, and there has been no demonstrated need to accelerate that."

So what is all that gunk in the pad? We're not really sure, but it shows up if you hold the pad over a pot of boiling water. Who knew distilled water had "metabolic waste"?


Japanese Foot Pad Is Latest Health Fad [NPR]





1 year ago - coolpix dies, 365, icehouse games comp, car wars card game, misc gaming, Illusionist

2 years ago - gateway theater pic, steam shovels, zap guns, dr octagon

3 years ago - bro out, pay links, looking back meme, friday 5, monkeys in gov't

4 years ago - Scotto as the prisoner, TV/Game idea, nazi weddings, adsense poof, steven tyler is a salt vampire, lj permanence, sick at work, poo humor, skin dry

5 years ago - [community profile] menstrualhut cloned, vampire game, pam visits, eagles vs giant gerbils, under nyc

6 years ago - A/C issues, Everyone Guilty of Enron, cake, Hurricane Andrew, bus stop photos, keywords

7 years ago - I photoshop my dream, coloringbook, fecund

8 years ago - time of darkness Geotarget

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Had the in-laws over for hot dogs and maybe the last good corn of the summer. Larry and Chris came over - Larry did corn while I worked the grill. BHK made a tasty chocolate-cheesecake mousse pie for dessert! good stuffs.

Thankfully, my tooth isn't being as bothersome as it was last week - the trip to Dr. Wolf seems ot have done the temporary trick - I go in for a temp crown the top of september, and two weeks after that, I get a permanent one.



Freecreditreport.com is NOT actually free, nor is it related to Annualcreditreport.com, the free credit report that you are entitled to under federal law. So why are people still being tricked into signing up for a credit monitoring service in order to get something that they are entitled to under federal-freaking-law? Because the credit bureaus are linking them to the website and most consumers don't believe that a major credit bureau would try to trick them. Always read the fine print! more here



always print your gas pump receipt as proof of purchase.



1 year ago - monkey em pic, belgian waffles, fossil hunting, we discover r and p(BHK, DO NOT LOOK), meteor shower

2 years ago - giraffe graffiti, giganta, danny talks to doug, I talk to GP, green wifi, Bob Ross feeds a Squirrel, starshine

3 years ago - Lesbian movie scenes, student aid, the goon & pie, lisas go to TX, Harry Potter, everything can change, wirehog

4 years ago - Bro's sentencing, EN makes a good impression (other guy fizzed out), Daredevil question, Koko wants a dentist, Tropical Storm

5 years ago - muttonhead, rain, flash, dan at school, voodoo 4, lychee yum, walking stick self defense, ati multi monitor life, noisy neighbors

6 years ago - spiders on drugs, Uzumaki, me and newt's custom HC dials, goodies for Kev's sis, bear teeth, a moment of Zen

7 years ago - utility kilt, uncle bill, intrepid

8 years ago - first online radio(broken), food out with Danny, made the "decaf espresso=kissing your sister" joke, Hollow man Geotarget
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8/1 - Lughnasadh, the holy day of Lludd, Samhain, next! My next birthday is 6 months from now - and the last is six months in the past, give or take a few hours.

Dagwood night with the in-laws and BHK! Tooth was bugging me a bit, so I didn't consume too much.

Watched more of Black Magic with Raymond burr and Orson Welles. Not a terribly excellent film. A lot of scenery chewing, and a good excues to cuddle on the couch.



Quote of the moment - "Everything you think affects your spirit, your mood, and your ability to contribute to others."



I think of a home ready to be robbed when it's August and I see a Christmas Wreath on the door... or one that's open to squatters.



Water on Mars: confirmed.

Laboratory tests aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander have identified water in a soil sample. The lander's robotic arm delivered the sample Wednesday to an instrument that identifies vapors produced by the heating of samples.

The lander itself added, on Twitter, "FTW!" (I imagine and hope that's "for the win", not the other one... "f*** the world".)




I want a robostool. (No, not robot poop, dear journal.) See also:“Take a seat” is a robotic chair that follows you around


Yeah, so I want a pet chair.




Sam Raimi plans to do a superhero series with Disney called The Transplants.



PSA of the moment -

ANGIE GOFF IS RUNNING THE:

blog post photo
for Charity Group
VISIT HER RACE PAGE BY CLICKING HERE


It's a great cause (The Carefree Foundation and Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children), and her first marathon... if you can spare it, help the kids out by pledging some funds on her race page.



"Technology Review has up an article about Shapeways, a new online rapid-prototyping service that allows users to upload digital designs which are then printed on 3-D printers and shipped back. A spinoff from Philips Research, the service gives small businesses, designers, artists, and hobbyists access to prototyping tools that were once available only to the largest corporations. The fee for a typical printed object is $50-$150. Their video shows the steps behind the process."

Oh boy... custom stuff never had it so good.



1 year ago - Pepper pic form the garden, upcoming events, Emily reminds me of Wendy and monkey shenanigans, picture taken from subway ride to work, games, turning heat into electricity using sound, all optical magnetic recording, Kat tells BHK and me to get a room (in comments)

2 years ago - sharks don't have knees, boiled eggs, yoga, map issues, Dave nose-operation, 4-sec frenzy, Theoi project, FOLEDs, grammar rock, man tosses a car, hungry ghost month, TS Chris

3 years ago - peaceful Sunday, Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla, PB-J time, Grizzly Golf Attack is true, "Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave."

4 years ago - Rob Shea Quote, appropriate for E-journals everywhere, I played with mercury, JL meme, music, Dave, Rain, Social entity, first hints at Mike-drama, search shortcuts, albinos of the 19th century, echolocation alarms

5 years ago - crazy dreams, Kate Bush, starmark poops but new gig, writing systems, non-castaways on gilligan's isle

6 years ago - istockphoto, dead links, Shitou Xiqian, smiled at, fortune cookie, walkerbot, Liver Eatin' Johnson

7 years ago - hungrybaby, New Apes movie lame, wiseacre, Champions stats for the Shadow, Dwayne Dibley?, Poul Anderson passes away, LJ moves in space

8 years ago - Everway character- wanders the storm pathGeotarget Geotarget
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Cathy and Dave came over for a "farewell dinner" - they're moving to Colorado next week. They shuffled out of the house pretty early last night - we had some delicious baked ziti, zucchini parm and ice cream and pie for dessert... over a game of apples to apples. I dominated the first round, but the second was much ore neck-in-neck with BHK. Surprisingly, there were no tears or sad goodbyes - I guess because they're still going to be around for a week or so.



via PAD -

Disney has announced that they intend to shutter the Adventurers Club in downtown Pleasure Island come the end of September. I want to try and convince them otherwise.

It's not as if the AC has been singled out; they're closing down all the clubs in the area with the stated intent of making the area more "family friendly."

Although the various over-18 venues on the island might fall under the label of not being conducive to family enjoyment, this most definitely does not describe the Adventurers Club. Yes, it has an active bar, but so what? If the presence of a bar made something adult-oriented, TGI Fridays would not be a family establishment. The fact is that every time we have attended the Adventurers Club, there have been kids of all ages in attendance, entranced by the club and its wildly talented cast.

For those unfamiliar with it, the Adventurers Club purports to be a 1930s private club for globe-spanning adventurers, having a pledge drive for new members. Guests mingle freely with colorful characters, interact with animatronic statues and puppets, and watch demented improv comedy and shows by the Club's "daredevil" officers. If you have been there, then you know a night at the Club is always great entertainment. If you have not had the opportunity, then we're about to fight to save it so that you may yet have the chance.

There is an on-line petition going on that already has thousands of signatures, and I wish them well (and have indeed signed it myself). But on-line petitions only go so far. What corporate types respect is actual letters, because it means that the writers took the time to write it, put it in an envelope and slap a stamp on it.

If you want to help preserve one of the single greatest entertainment experiences in Disney, then I urge you to write to:

Robert Iger
Chief Executive Officer
Walt Disney Corporation
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-4873

I cannot stress enough: Keep letters civil. Polite. Family-friendly, if you will. If you have attended the AC, talk about your experiences and how much the place means to you. If you haven't been, underscore the good things you've heard about it and your intention to attend in the future.

And never forget the Adventurers Club credo:

We climb the highest mountains,
just to get a better view.
We plumb the deepest oceans,
because we're daring through and through.
We cross the scorching desert,
martinis in our hand.
We ski the polar ice caps,
in tuxedos looking grand.
We are reckless, brave, and loyal,
and valiant to the end.
If you come in here a stranger,
you will exit as a friend.
KUNGALOOSH!

Feel free to cross post this wherever you think it will do any good.


I've only ever been to the Adventurers Club once, but it was great fun... I'd really like the opportunity to take BHK with me to see it again with fresh perspective. A place at Disney styled after the pulps, with Tom Leher music and the occasional cocktail (with or without alcohol) ? Yeah, I'd say that's worth keeping.



Amazing Promotion Film for More4’s Stanley Kubrick Season … a 65 second one-take tracking shot following Kubrick’s point-of-view as he walks through the set of The Shining … ‘Your Script, Mr Kubrick.’



Sunglasses that Hide your Face from Cameras - Article and video:
They work by mounting two small infrared lights on the front. The wearer is completely inconspicuous to the human eye, but cameras only see a big white blur where your face should be. Building them is a snap: just take a pair of sunglasses, attach two small but powerful IR LEDS to two pairs of wires, one wire per LED. Then attach the LEDs to the glasses; the video suggests making a hole in the rim of the glasses to embed the LEDs. Glue or otherwise affix the wires to the temples of the glasses. At the end of the temples, attach lithium batteries. They should make contact with the black wire, but the red wires should be left suspended near the batteries without making contact. When you put them on the red wire makes contact, turning the lights on. It's functional, but we're thinking that installing an on/off switch would be more elegant and it would allow you to wear them without depleting the batteries.


1 year ago - mysql code, hot outside, cacls, ram's head plans (did neither), ad&d stats, backpack question, commute pictures on the way home,

2 years ago - phone post from keys... riding the bus is about all I did that day.

3 years ago - power outage, cool magicians, my eyes are blue, klaxons, past life/ice cream/coffee, stem cell steaks

4 years ago
- pizza with dan, adp screws up, paid users get lj-priority, making fiends, Fiona apple mp3, Miami Travel Piccies, condo

5 years ago
- trolls, naughty hulk, wonder woman movie

6 years ago
- Wave of Husband killings, apple nipple monkey, star trek chairs auctioned, Ashcroft afraid of kitties

7 years ago
- brackish , some broken links, dancing poll, tried mcD's yogurt & fruit, Le Petomane, band name poll, bid farewell to some junk

8 years ago
- angry beavers, scary movie, don't look behind you Geotarget

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Bagel, cream cheese, strawberries and pineapple for breakfast - BHK and I slowly worked our way into the morning today.

In-laws came over to do some gardening with BHK- all of it clothed, thanks. Tilled the area, replanted our "volunteers", potatoes, zucchini, cabbage and carrots that came back after last year's planting. I'm really looking forward to seeing what sprouts first!

I was feeling pretty out of it today - rested from 1pm to 5, and off to bed now at 10. I hope I've got my brains back together for tomorrow... I imagine that I will.



Better link for Oshi - I could easily turn it into a 2house game... perhaps call it Martian Push or even code it for online play, if copyright issues didn't exist.



I know I've linked here before but I really want a secret door from these guys. Perhaps in a dresser leading to the crawlspace under the stairs?

Microsoft's not only delaying Windows XP SP3 temporarily, but they're also pulling off Windows Vista SP1—which has already been pushed out to automatic software update—because of potential incompatibilities. Most of us don't need to worry about it since this is just an issue with MS's SQL Servers that affect Microsoft Dynamics Retail management systems. Unless you're running a SQL database at home to track the chore distribution for your family, you can go ahead and manually fetch the update and install it yourself.



1 year ago - 2 fun days coming up, super sleepy, ace of cakes, blood donation, cath engaged (now married!), first journey to Aardvark, car heartbeat sensor useless vs undead, sliders pic

2 years ago - pizza hut pondering, inc. PamM, Brent Ashland, and Steve Jacoby, carrageenan, southerner, wayward son, pictures of golden morning, sniffy newt

3 years ago - enzyte, fishbone, newton at kittenwar, bro lesson, interview meme

4 years ago - crazy-face pic, rainy-day pictures, jb finds me a local house on ebay (only 3.8 Mil!)

5 years ago - Mayah talk, D&C 2 months into another kidlet, icepacks, thinking about 5/5

6 years ago - Kazaa lite, passing osbournes along, gamelan music

7 years ago - mushy, ullage, purple cow, backdating implementedGeotarget




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