Sarah Palin's image already appears on the newer nickels.

calendar   Monday - March 12, 2012

Oh Snap!

I’m having technical issues here this morning. I’m surfing around the net a bit trying to find some stories worth writing about ...

* Supposedly, an American soldier gunned down a bunch of Afghan citizens. At 3am, in several different homes in several different villages! For no reason at all!  Yeah right, but now it’s an excuse for the Affies to demand we leave. Oh, and the Talliban promises revenge!! I saw the shooting story yesterday, and said to myself “Ach, crivens, here we go again.”

* Sheriff Joe and the whole Birther thing. A long and interesting read, especially the links. Who knew about Justia-gate? Who knew about Minor V. Happersett and the Soros-funded efforts to remove the digital links to the opinions therein? And why is it friggin’ PRAVDA that’s printing this; if it has any validity, ought not some American news page run with it? The Justia thing is the only new bit of info Arpaio’s research seems to turn up. All the rest I’ve seen on every Birther page everywhere. This isn’t today’s news, but it sure makes interesting reading.

* Black sportscasters and penis pride? Last month’s Twitter kerfuffle over some dumb Tweet ... all news to me this morning, since I don’t Twit and I don’t follow sports much at all. But this guy does have an interesting blog, talking mostly about Asian-centric stereotypes. Well, maybe more; I’ve only read 4 of his posts. I have no idea how I got to this ‘news story’ at all.

* It was no “fluke” at all:

late today we found out that Ms. Fluke is now being repped by the progressive PR agency SKDKnickerbocker where Anita Dunn, the former Obama communications director is the managing editor… a-ha.

but anyway, back to my technical issues ...

My hard drive is spinning like mad. Churn churn churn. For no reason at all as far as I can tell. Firefox is doing it; I ran some of my PC tools and it’s the only thing running - I have Windows locked down tight, and all that automatic background stuff is disabled. But since my PC is pretty old, I’m running the newest copy of the old Firefox (3.6.27) because of my limited system resources. But the churning is driving me nuts, bringing my PC to a standstill. I can’t even maintain the darn cursor to write a whole sentence. WTH is going on?

So I try to Google up “why is firefox accessing my hard drive so much”, and you know how Google is so damn presumptuous and tries to answer your question before you’ve asked it, often giving the answer to what it figures you should be asking even when that isn’t what you asked? Pain in the ass, and I wish there was a setting I could turn that crap off with, without logging in to Google and thus letting them strip me of my last fantasies of privacy?

So I ask the question, and Google comes back with Showing the responses for “why is the sky blue”.

Thanks Google. I so needed that dose of irony. A digital “well duuuuh” generated by one app to explain another.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/12/2012 at 10:19 AM   
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calendar   Friday - March 02, 2012

Space Riddle

What’s the difference between the Moon and NASA’s cyber security?
The Moon is made of green cheese, and NASA’s security is made of Swiss cheese.
Lame humor, but come on. Swiss cheese is full of holes, just like their security. Horry Clap.

NASA: Chicom hackers took full control of JPL. Multiple times.

Chinese hackers gained control over NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in November, which could have allowed them delete sensitive files, add user accounts to mission-critical systems, upload hacking tools, and more—all at a central repository of U.S. space technology, according to a report released Wednesday afternoon by the Office of the Inspector General.

That report revealed scant details of an ongoing investigation into the incident against the Pasadena, Calif., lab, noting only that cyberattacks against the JPL involved Chinese-based Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Paul K. Martin, NASA’s inspector general, put his conclusions bluntly.

“The attackers had full functional control over these networks,” he wrote.

What the flippin’ flippity flock???

“Some of these intrusions have affected thousands of NASA computers, caused significant disruption to mission operations, and resulted in the theft of export-controlled and otherwise sensitive data, with an estimated cost to NASA of more than $7 million,” Martin wrote.

“In 2010 and 2011, NASA reported 5,408 computer security incidents that resulted in the installation of malicious software on or unauthorized access to its systems,” his report states. “These incidents spanned a wide continuum from individuals testing their skill to break into NASA systems, to well-organized criminal enterprises hacking for profit.”

Other incidents “may have been sponsored by foreign intelligence services seeking to further their countries’ objectives,” he noted.

NASA offered a statement to saying that there was never a threat to the International Space Station, but did not specifically address whether there was a threat to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Sure, duck the question. That leaves us all with such a warm fuzzy feeling. Isn’t this the place that also develops our missile systems, rocket motors, and all that gee-friggin’-whiz defense tech?

“NASA has made significant progress to better protect the agency’s IT systems and is in the process of implementing the recommendations made by the NASA Inspector General in this area,” Michael Cabbage, NASA spokesman said.

Which translates into normal English as “We’re totally screwed, our naked ass is hanging in the breeze bruised and bleeding, but we’ve finally figured out that we’ve been totally pwned for ages now, and are thinking about doing something about it.”

Holy fuck chunks on a greasy paper plate. Have you dweebs tried the most basic stuff, like isolating your systems, setting up a firewall, and catching the hundreds of Chinese spies you have working there as employees? Do you know how much it sucks to have to say “It’s not rocket science” to a bunch of rocket scientists? Sheez!!

NASA said it is aware of the problem and taking steps to improve its computer security programs.

Gosh, I’ll sleep better knowing that. Who the BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP s running security there, TSA? And why are we not hearing that the whole damn team has been fired and placed under arrest?

[case #184572 showing that China is actually an enemy, so let’s continue to send all our jobs and money to them. ASSHOLES.]


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/02/2012 at 09:19 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - January 18, 2012

NAAAH looks for, finds racism in unreleased app

The National Association for the Advancement of Assholes (NAAAH, aka NAACP) has found racism in a smart phone app that is not only unreleased, but is still under development.

An in-development Microsoft smart phone app designed to help drivers and pedestrians avoid unsafe neighborhoods is proving controversial among some minority rights groups that find the software potentially discriminatory.

The as-of-yet unnamed product is being referred to as the “Avoid The Ghetto” app by those who are concerned with where it will guide users.

“I’m going to be up in arms about it if it happens,” said Dallas NAACP President Juanita Wallace.

That’s the way to ‘tone down’ the rhetoric isn’t it? Especially after your President asked for the rhetoric to be ‘toned down’ after the Gifford’s shooting.

Wallace spent her afternoon at a rally on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and said she felt safe there, but fears the app may project otherwise.

“Can you imagine me not being able to go to MLK Blvd. because my GPS says that’s a dangerous crime area? I can’t even imagine that,” she said.

No I can’t. It just informs you that it is a high crime area. You are free to enter the area. Nothing is stopping you!

Now, to make this a really racist app, and therefore more useful, I would include stats about white-on-black crimes vs. black-on-white crimes in the area. That would be useful!

Almost forgot: source article here.

Having reported that, last time I checked, there is still a Constitutional freedom of association. If I don’t wish to associate with assholes, jackoffs, and other assorted scumbags, that’s not discrimination. That’s freedom of association.

Ditto if I’m a business owner and don’t want AJS in my business. Or even want to hire such.

What we really need is an app that would show conservative vs. liberal areas!


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calendar   Wednesday - December 14, 2011

Sounds Familiar

Hey, I think this guy knows Peiper!



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calendar   Thursday - December 08, 2011

Oh Yeah? Says You!

Fed Judge: Bloggers Not Journalists

What a load of crap ... defining the indefinable by demanding it meet the big business old media standards.

A federal judge in Oregon has ruled that a Montana woman sued for defamation was not a journalist when she posted online that an Oregon lawyer acted criminally during a bankruptcy case, a decision with implications for bloggers around the country.

Crystal L. Cox, a blogger from Eureka, Mont., was sued for defamation by attorney Kevin Padrick when she posted online that he was a thug and a thief during the handling of bankruptcy proceedings by him and Obsidian Finance Group LLC.

U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez found last week that as a blogger, Cox was not a journalist and cannot claim the protections afforded to mainstream reporters and news outlets.

The judge ruled that Cox was not protected by Oregon’s shield law from having to produce sources, saying even though Cox defines herself as media, she was not affiliated with any mainstream outlet. He added that the shield law does not apply to civil actions for defamation.

Hernandez said Cox was not a journalist because she offered no professional qualifications as a journalist or legitimate news outlet. She had no journalism education, credentials or affiliation with a recognized news outlet, proof of adhering to journalistic standards such as editing or checking her facts, evidence she produced an independent product or evidence she ever tried to get both sides of the story.

Cox said she considered herself a journalist, producing more than 400 blogs over the past five years, with a proprietary technique to get her postings on the top of search engines where they get the most notice.

Blow it out your ass, blackrobe. The only thing that defines a journalist is that he or she keeps a journal; some kind of note taking with added writing done on a fairly regular basis. Belonging to Big Media is not part of the definition, nor is having a degree in the subject. Anyone can write, given even the most basic level of teaching that government education provides. Receiving payment for your work is not a factor either.

I think the smarter move would be to take a closer look at the so-called shield laws. IMO, journalists should have no greater protection against libel or hearsay than anyone else, though the contrapositive of that is that we are all journalists as needs be. No rule says that keeping a journal must be a lifetime endeavor; two entries is enough, right? Given the ability of an online video, post, picture, or expression to “go viral”, you can’t argue about dissemination bandwidth being a necessary aspect either: sure, the NYT may sell 3 million papers a day (AS IF), but a hot post can garner 20 million hits in a week or more.
So is a person who puts up 2 Tweets thus a journalist? Why not?

On the third hand, if shield laws extend to everyone, which seems fair to me in our classless equality society, then the libel laws are going to take a one way trip to the outhouse. So what differentiates a journalist from a propagandist? [Nothing if they work for MSNBC or CBS, right?] I can’t say; AFAIK there is no hurdle, no standard, that says what you put out there has to be at least 50.00001% provably true. If there was, the UK’s Guardian would be out of business overnight!

Sure, Old Media, the MSM, would LOVE to have such a ruling stick. It would eliminate the competition that is killing them. Well, it would at least give them a hammer to wield; smart people would still get their news and read opposing opinions on topics online.

[plaintiff] Padrick said the case showed how vulnerable anyone was to someone with a computer. He said he has lost business from potential clients who search his name and firm through Google and find Cox’s postings at the top of the list, adding that he has no way to remove them.

“If anyone can self-proclaim themselves to be media, the concept of media is rendered worthless,” Padrick said. “When everyone is media, the concept of media is gone.”


Kyu Ho Youm, a First Amendment expert and journalism professor at the University of Oregon, called the judge’s strict definition of a journalist “outdated” since so-called citizen journalists currently outnumber traditional journalists.

“When we talk about the shield law, we should pay more attention to the function people are doing than whether people are connected to traditional and established news media,” he said.

Hey, how about that? I figured out and wrote about both sides of the issue without even reading that part of the article until afterwards. Gosh, wouldn’t having the conceptual awareness of the underlying issues and the ability to analyze them make me more of a professional journalist?  I think so! wink

I think both Padrick AND Youm are correct together: there is actually no such thing as a journalist any longer, because we all are, or easily can be, journalists. Therefore either there should be no shield laws (a lessening of freedom) or universal shield law (an enlarging of freedom). In general, the only SCOTUS decisions I’m in favor of are the ones that expand the rights of the individual.

On the fourth hand, an apt vector for the fourth estate, perhaps op-eds should have sub sago (under the blanket) protection. It’s an opinion after all, right? And everyone has at least one of those. Would “journalists” have to label such writing with the proper categorical tag to be protected? From a technical perspective, would we have to create and use a new XHTML tag to do such identification it for us, like [op-ed]Obama is a sissy-boy lying Kenyan Communist[/op-ed]? Or could we modern digital journalists get away with assuming that our readers were intelligent enough to be able to tell reporting from opinion? [sarcasm]As if.[/sarcasm]


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/08/2011 at 08:09 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - November 05, 2011

Remind me to never do that again!

I’m sure Macker will like this…

Sorry I haven’t posted as promised, but I did something stupid: I upgraded to Mac OSX 7 ‘Lion’.

Not that there was anything actually wrong with the upgrade itself, I like it… but

…over half of my favorite third-party software no longer worked. ‘Lion’ drops support for Power PC programs. I had no idea I had so many Power PC programs. I thought I’d gotten rid of those when I switched from OS 9 to OS X. Suddenly, my video ripping editing software didn’t work. Nor did most of my audio software. Most importantly, my financial software was out! I really need that!

So, I decided to restore the previous OSX 6 ‘Snow Leopard’ from my Time Machine backup. That didn’t work! Got this really scary grey screen with a lot of text on it about a kernel error and I must reboot! Yikes!

I’ll spare you the gory details. I’ve now got an external hard drive that I can boot from in ‘Snow Leopard’. It has all the stuff that doesn’t run under ‘Lion’. So if I need to do some A/V editing, I’ll use it. It’s also where my finances are…(with ‘I tell you three times’ backup!)

Updating the main hard drive. It’s still on Snow Leopard until iTunes finishes importing my music, audiobooks, movies, etc. After that is done, then I’ll do the upgrade to Lion again. Gosh I got a lot of music, audiobooks, movies…

I’ve got some posts for BMEWS, but let me take some time to see if anybody covered my topics while I was OOC.


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calendar   Monday - October 24, 2011

Fun With Your Browser

O2C: Objects To See

Ok, I’ve got all the concrete out at this point. I snuck a bit into this dumpster and that one, but I’ve still got several hundred pounds of it out back to dispose of. I’ll get to it.

Meanwhile, I took a break to let some of the dust settle, and did a little more of my “continuing education” on truss design. Hey, it’s all online. The ‘net is more than just boobs and sports scores. While poking about to see if a Pratt truss was stronger than a Warren truss (ceteris paribus: yup), I came across this:


Oooh, pretty. It’s the Spruce Peak base lodge at the Stowe Mountain ski resort in Stowe Vermont. It’s an octagonal building that’s completely open on the inside, 80 feet in diameter. The roof is about 30 feet high, not counting the cupola. And it’s all open underneath; the roof is supported by wooden trusses. Warren trusses (equilateral triangles) make up the 8 major rafters, while the upper part of the building is supported by Pratt trusses (right triangles, though the 30-60-90 ones are strongest). There are some neat pictures of it at the truss builder’s homepage, here, plus a bunch of acrobat files that show the detailed design. The 8 truss rafters all come together on a central free hanging column. Splaying is kept in check by a “bent” foot extension of the trusses that extends the column up into the cupola. An 80 foot span from only a 30 foot peak is pretty darn good for wood. Most ancient cathedrals in Europe would have a 60 foot tall roof for that, perhaps even more. So it’s pretty cool. And pretty strong; the roof has to be able to handle a very heavy snow load.

But what was even more cool was that that page has a link to the O2C add-in. This is a little gizmo you can add to your browser that let’s you view and manipulate 3-D graphics files. It was pretty easy to install, and even easier to get Firefox to recognize; just tell Firefox to use Firefox the first time you want to view one of the files, like this:


That passes for file association, and it works fine after that. And work fine it does, though in a limited way. You can zoom in and out (+/-) and you can rotate the image (mouse or cursor keys) around the X and Z axis, but you can’t pan up, down or to the side. What they decide is the center point is what you’re stuck with. Still, it’s pretty neat:



I have no idea how common .o2c files are, but now that I have the add-in up and running, I’ll be on the lookout for more.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/24/2011 at 03:33 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - October 09, 2011

Steve Jobs, R.I.P.

I’m sure most of you are aware that Apple founder Steve Jobs passed away October 5th. He was 56. Scary. I’m 51. All of my computers, except the first one, have been Macs. I also now have an iPad, and several flavors of iPods floating around. (no, don’t have an iPhone.) Mr. Jobs, and all of the people at Apple, make great products. And I buy them, voluntarily, because they are great products. No need for the government to dictate what computer I should own. (Oh yes, my first computer was a Commodore 64. I couldn’t afford an Apple 2e. That Commodore lasted me over a decade.)

Here is Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. I found it interesting in that he attributes part of the success of the Mac to the fact that he dropped out of college. Sort of. Let him tell the story.


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calendar   Thursday - September 22, 2011

When Parents Tweet

It’s things like this that I avoid by NOT using Twitter. I do enough damage posting here!


See more Tweeting disasters here.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 09/22/2011 at 09:19 AM   
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calendar   Monday - September 05, 2011

computer security link

I’m not certain how much I’ll be able to post over the next couple of days.  Am really loaded with some things need doing and have a time limit. So some things get done in between.

One of the things I’m trying hard to do is cull older issues of computer mags, covered in notes and page numbers of things to clean or download or both. I often wish I could simply pick up a stack and not look and just toss em all away. That’d be one job done in under 30 seconds.  But the problem is, there are things in them that I think I can use and so have to re-read and go over things.  In lots of cases I’ve simply taken out the page or pages that I think I need to study or dwnload from.  For example, something called FoxyProxy. It’s a FireFox add on for now, I’m gonna wait for the Chrome version. That’s cos I find myself from time to time not being able to get something from an American site where I’ve had an account for years, but won’t allow me to even buy some music because it isn’t available outside the USA. Hell, I’m happy to pay for it but no can do.  A way around that tho is to enter the URL into Google translate if it’s a video. That sometimes works. So that’s why I hold on to magazines for so long a time. I can go back a year later and find something I missed, or something of interest I marked and did nothing about at that time.

Well, I came across something of that deals with security, and has to do with fake sites and software etc.

I wasn’t blind or unaware of that sort of thing, and don’t download things willy nilly and always check things out where possible.  Sometime that means asking Drew or Vilmar or one of you guys, but not too often I hope.

So, with the thought in mind of sharing things I find that might be useful, even if only to one person, I offer this.
It’s an interesting bit of education even if you’re already on top of things. It comes from a magazine of 2010 but still quite useful and I’m sure can be updated easily.

Fake Disk Cleanup Utilities: The Ruse

Hon Lau

We have observed a change of tack by the creators of fake antivirus software (like Trojan.FakeAV). Since the latter parts of October, we have seen a move into the creation of fake hard disk scanners and defragmentation tools. What started as a trickle has now become a steady outpouring, with new clones being released almost daily.

So far we have seen the following names being used by the clones (all detected by Symantec as Trojan.FakeAV, UltraDefragger, or Trojan.FakeAV!gen28):

· Ultra Defragger

· Smart Defragmenter

· HDD Defragmenter

· System Defragmenter

· Disk Defragmenter

· Quick Defragmenter

· Check Disk

· Scan Disk

All the versions behave and look the same way—as it installs, it performs a scan looking for problems.


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calendar   Sunday - September 04, 2011

computer museum … not as pretty as eye candy but

Some of these old machines will hold their looks for good or bad for a lot longer. Being puters though, don’t always look for em to be faithful.

Came across this site quite by accident and spent only a little time there and thought it worth sharing. I know from past comments and postings that there are a fair number of you who are very tech savvy, and even those who claim not to be have shown interest in these things.

I never knew Zenith had a computer.  Some of you did I’m certain.  Anyway ... there’s a lot here.  Click the computer.


It’s amazing how well some of these old computers have weathered the ages. Mathew Bergman gives us the scoop on his old Zenith machine.

While this machine may not have the charm of an Apple II, the fond remembrances of a C64 or the utility of an IBM PC, it definitely has one outstanding feature: It was built to last. By remarkable circumstance I was given this computer while just finishing elementary school, and pounded it playing ASCII-based games, word processing and BASIC programming through my Sophomore year in college in 1991. As evidenced by the picture, it’s barely the worse for wear. Throughout its active life it was connected to a Transtar daisy-wheel printer (still clacking away, though no drivers are available for it) and an acoustic-coupler 300 baud modem (since lost, although it never really worked anyway). Although this machine is still fully functional, it is now mostly used as a conversation piece.

Zenith Data Systems was founded in 1979 by Zenith Electronics Corporation, after acquiring Heathkit. I suspect (but cannot confirm) that this was one of their first machines. Here’s what the Operation/Service Manual (copyright 1980) has to say about this machine:

This Zenith Data Systems Digital Computer is a versatile, 8-bit microcomputer and professional video terminal both built into the same cabinet. The computing functions and terminal operations are both controlled by separate Z-80 microprocessors. The high quality keyboard, video display, state-of-the art logic circuitry, and plug-in accessories make this Computer [Zenith’s capitalization] outstanding.



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calendar   Monday - August 29, 2011

a site of possible interest to some.

I don’t know how much use some would get out of this download but it impressed me.  Of course, the technology of radio still impresses me.
Anyway, I saw a comment made in the reader’s tips section of WebUser Magazine in the March issue.  I keep these mags sometimes for a year or more and suddenly find something I missed or didn’t think I’d use when first seen.
It installs dozens of free programs with one click, the writer says. Everything is automatic, it skips bundled toolbars and junk so you get only the programs you want. It’s supposed to be a great time saver.  So naturally I have to try it.

Here’s what part of it looks like and you can see the whole thing and read the info at NINITE


WHOOPS!  When I first saw this it was listed as FREE software.  I have just found a $10 price tag for one year of use. So that I would guess, will eliminate interest.
But perhaps not all interest as it might be worth it to one or two.  Ten bucks isn’t much to make things lots easier, and the reviews are good but then of course they would be on their site.  So, I haven’t bought it yet.  But am still considering it. 


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calendar   Friday - August 05, 2011

Cover Me Boys, I’m going In

update: this text is being entered from my TV!!  Convergent technology rocks!

(back on the PC) Ok, the QWERTY keyboard on the back of the remote isn’t the easiest thing to use, and I’ve got to read (or find) a manual on how to use it to drag & drop, double click, highlight, etc. But I did find how to enter characters in the browser window, so it’s a start. Unfortunately the way I entered text wiped out the whole older post. Oops.

Obviously, I got the wireless router installed. It was only slightly tricksy, and half that was my fault. I was using a really complex password, and I kept entering a special character in the wrong spot. Duh. After that it was a breeze, though running back and forth across the house trying to get the router’s program to coordinate with the TV’s program, which wanted to time out and go back to showing some Chris Rock movie, was a pain.

Ok, on to the next device. One down, two to go.

... much later ...  Ok, finally done. Everything that can be made wireless is wireless. I don’t know what I’m going to do with all of that, but hey, it’s there.

Turns out there are more than half a dozen wireless home networks that I can receive from my place. One of them has an unlocked guest portal too.

And it only took me all day. With breaks for meals and so forth. But it wasn’t actually all that hard, aside from my using 3Xtra$3Cur3!! passwords. Safe, but a total pain to enter through none QWERTY remotes and interfaces.

Only thing left to do is get a USB A to B cable for the printer. Just in case I need to print something from the television. Whatever.

OTOH, if my wife buys an iPod or one of those tablet devices, everything is already good to go.


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calendar   Wednesday - July 27, 2011

ain’tent dead yet

Having computer problems. Monitor dying. Can barely see screen even in dark room with brightness turned up all the way. Must go find a new monitor.


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Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
  1. Keep a firm grasp of Right and Wrong
  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
  3. Use every legal means to defend yourself in the event of real internal trouble, and, most importantly:
  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.


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