7416 – Friday. Club after work!

Self-Note re: Bro – nmha – info? 800-969-6642 xt 4312 9-5 m-f

Club tonight, at least for a little bit, barring call emergencies. Hopefully tomorrow with Danny, too.

Darth’s Daily Tragedies.

Celine Dion as Michael Jackson. Why do I like this?

quote [ …began as a normal traffic stop but took an ominous turn when the driver refused to get out of her SUV. It ended with a Boynton Beach Police officer hitting the 22-year-old woman twice with his Taser during her arrest. ]

disturbing video. I suspect she had a panic attack, because a taser doesn’t normally cause someone to flip out like that.. it hurts, for sure, but that stops right away.

She was warned four times, but preferred to hang out on the cell phone. Look at the other videos to see how the encounter started; he actually spoke to the woman a bit before taking her license and registration. When he returned and asked her to get out of the car, it was because she was driving with a suspended license and he intended to arrest her.

Old News, but I hadn’t seen the video. I used to work for the City of Boynton Beach (library), way back when.

Sunset was gorgeous last night. The rainclouds parted the sun came out, and turned the sky all sorts of beautiful warm colors before fading to purple.

Free doughnut day at Krispy Kreme. I’ll stop in if one crosses my path, but won’t make a special trip for one. Free ice cream, that’s I’d make a plan for.

Had the exceptionally pleasant experience of meeting firpo (quite an accomplished writer and artist out of California) on my journal yesterday in my comments section. It’s lovely when anonymous comment-folk pop in and say hello! Sometimes I think LJ is rather insular regarding non-lj types. I had the pleasure of seeing some of firpo’s work, and I quite liked what I saw — I may have to buy the book, too.

mzk called from New Mexico… has a UTI, and Mr. Tiggs nearly escaped on her, but aside from that, all is well. Will be in Cali by the weekend, I imagine.

Researchers from Stanford and Cornell have designed a camera sees behind objects. I remember that scene in Bladerunner when decker manipulated the photo to see one of the replicants around the corner of the apartment and I was cool but no way is that possible, well now it is.”

– via graypumpkin

Oh, dear. Now this is a bit of ugly advertising for LJ:

Create-Your-Own Web Sites Can Lure Sexual Predators

HOUSTON TX — A new Internet business that allows children 13 and older to create their own Web sites is raising concerns among parents and police.

Local 2’s sister station, KSAT-12 News brought Piczo.com to the attention of the San Antonio Police Department.

The Web site allows children to post personal pictures and information for their friends to see free of charge. Police are worried that some of the information contained on the Web sites could be seen and used by sexual predators or other criminals.

We didn’t find anything illegal per se. However, the potential is there that someone that may be preying on young children will go into this Web site and maybe, victimize one of these,” said Lt. Mike Gorhum, a spokesman for the San Antonio Police Department’s Vice Squad.

Female middle school students created a number of the Web sites.

Police said that the girls made mistakes that could put them in danger.

One of the girls posted a picture of herself standing in front of her home a picture that included the street sign.

Don’t give any kind of identifying information to lead these people back to you Gorham said.

KSAT found that a registered sex offender lives just down the street from where the girl was standing.

“A sex offender lives a few doors down and you know he is in trouble for hurting a 13-year-old girl,” a KSAT producer said.

“Yeah, I just planned to delete that because my friends told me about that,” the girl said.

The teenager is not alone. Even if they are not showing themselves off in pictures, they are spilling it in millions of journal entries across the Internet.

One of the most popular Web sites, www.livejournal.com boasts 1.8 million active writers. In just one minute, 195 people log on to leave information about their lives for all to see.

The discovery prompted a warning to parents from Gorhum.

“We’re asking parents to monitor the activity of their children on the computer,” said Gorhum. They may not be aware of their children posting the pictures on these Web sites.

Authorities said parents should check the history function on the child’s computer to see which sites have been visited. They should also ask to see their child’s Web journal or Web site.

Police said the home computer is not the only one that parents should check. With the advent of cell phones with Internet access, kids can use the phones to visit chat rooms and send and receive pictures.

Sort of odd when my daily search for Sexual Predator News info, and getting LJ as a result. The original article has a video broadcast element worth watching too. I do agree that parents should keep an eye on what kids are up to online (including cell-phone use for posting images and text to the web)

Moment of Lyric:

It’s a thousand pages, give or take a few,
I’ll be writing more in a week or two.
I can make it longer if you like the style,
I can change it round and I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

Got to chitty-chat with Sam for a bit, too… first time in a while.. we seemed to keep missing one another. He got a lacerated hip and was mugged! He sounds ok.


Billy, Grampa’s complaining again. Get the Tranq gun!

More here

1 year ago – Dan visit and a caveman waitress, speaker scam, call me Q.

2 years ago – isketch, skeletor & gang, Scott-heroes, Wold Newton, I LIKE stuff, ugly Oz from MacFarlane toys

3 years ago – – virus spam, moment of zen, gute fahrt, pet psychic, Crossing over guy, newtcam banner (Never did see it in rotation.), homepage design ideas

4 years ago– |337 translation guide, parse, fun turtle fact, ultrasonic cheese characteristics, Hello Kitty Douche, lj portal, long distance distress

5 years ago – nuthin’.

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