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October 31, 2008

Hackerween

Rob @ 11:05 AM

Canal St and 6th Ave
5:30ish
be there or be an equilateral parallelogram with right angles
hax0r teh planetz0r

October 30, 2008

Yay.

Rob @ 2:36 PM

Sunday: Adopted a new cat from an ex-coworker. It's big, jet black, and angry.

Monday: Said black cat stopped hissing and scratching at me, and started being friendly upon noticing my enormous potential as a source of table scraps. Got my first purr out of him. My sister called him "Carlito," and it seems to have stuck.

Tuesday: I bought a bunch of trousers my size, brought them home, and found out they are loose. Apparently, I've gone down a size. Belts and weight loss for the win.

Wednesday: Had a lot of fun on the last big pre-election episode of Off the Hook.

Tonight: I shall collect my lovely girlfriend Nicky from the airport. Squee!

Tomorrow: Along with Nicky, some NYC2600 folks, and anyone else local who would like to meet up, I shall be marching in the Village Halloween Parade. After the parade, there will be a 24-hour-long set of renegade shenanigans orchestrated by The Danger, those zany individuals behind things like "One Night of Fire." I shall definitely check that out, dragging her Nickyship (and anyone else who wishes) along.

If any of you local folks would like to join us for any of tomorrow's festivities, please get in touch ASAP! The more, the merrier.

October 27, 2008

to do

Rob @ 12:58 AM

Things I had planned to accomplish this past weekend:

  • Renew my state ID
  • Get a gallery script up and running on robvincent.net while preparing for an upcoming redesign
  • Do some general tightening and upgrading on my sites
  • Upload two months' worth of backlogged photos to NYC2600.net
  • Diagnose and repair my friend Ninja Dave's computer
  • Check out a leak in my roof
  • Acquire some last-minute bits and pieces for my rebooted Harpo Marx costume
  • Start a new painting

Things accomplished this past weekend:

  • Caught up on the remake of Knight Rider (mostly crap) and the American remake of Life on Mars (almost, but not entirely, unlike crap)
  • Failed at troubleshooting Ninja Dave's computer
  • Took in another cat

None out of eight isn't that bad.

October 26, 2008

video blah

Rob @ 10:24 PM

Here is the first video I ever made especially for Youtube, made while chatting on Skype with my lovely girlfriend.

How terribly exciting.

October 24, 2008

I feel so much safer.

Rob @ 3:53 PM


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The U.S. Government has long maintained a policy that they have the right to stop and search anyone at the border. The Department of Homeland Security is now taking the position that "the border" is the 100-mile wide strip that wraps around the "external boundary" of the United States.

The ACLU took all the recent census maps and came to a rather surprising conclusion.

What we found is that fully TWO-THIRDS of the United States' population lives within this Constitution-free or Constitution-lite Zone. That’s 197.4 million people who live within 100 miles of the US land and coastal borders.

That means the Fourth Amendment of the constitution, barring random and arbitrary stops and searches, does not apply to two-thirds of U.S. Citizens.

(Source, by way of The Triumph of Bullshit)

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