This essay was written by Ross Ulbricht on the 10th anniversary of his imprisonment. https://
Sometime I need to write a really big post on what I did starting in April. Yeah I was following Depp V Heard. I also started to revisit my very first case from 1995. You know, the famous one. The simpson case. When I followed that case innitially, I probably only saw about 35% of it at most. I got through it, and now I'm doing extra research, because there was what I thought was a side issue that became a major issue, that ended up being argued by the defense and mentioned by the prosecution in their rebuttal argument. When I write the treatise on that issue, which I intend to do, I suppose I should post it. Thing is, there are some gaps, because I can't find relevant documents. The motions on this particular issue are missing.
I got the results from my home care assessment this morning. Boy, did I ever get more hours, way more than I was asking for!! Instead of getting 5 hours more per week, I got 15. Yeah, 20 hours a week altogether. 80 hours per month. I've had 80 before. That was at the end of 2014, and for most of 2015.
I just had my home care assessment. I was nervous!! We're trying to apply for more hours for me. I had to answer a whole bunch of questions. In the end, I'm hoping for 40. It's possible it could be 60, though.
For the past couple days, I've been working on my annual recertification for the housing authority. Unfortunately they made me do mine by mail. they let everyone else do their's in person this year. What a pain!! My caregiver had to fill out the packet for me, we have limited hours. Needless to say, I'm requesting to recert in person next year!!
Well I'm a few hours late for the start of #AssangeAThon, but I'm here. I didn't sleep the night before last, and I thought I'd sleep more yesterday than I did. When I finally went to sleep I slept way too much!! I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get the schedule to work anyway, because of the start time.
I'm going to a birthday party for a friend from church later today. He's turning 60, yeah that's older than me lol. I didn't get any cake for my birthday, so I'm going to have some of his yay!
This is coming up on the 30th and 31st. Now I didn't organize this 24 hour event, but if it were me, I'd have it on a weekend, instead of during the week. This video is long, but you only really need about the first 5 minutes to get it. https://
OK so my host is pivoting, and will be building a publishing and/or blog platform. I'm always interested in testing those, so I'll be beta testing. I'll most likely use this domain to do so.
My host has changed the email he's using for the service he's developing. Now all the emails he's sending me are getting marked as spam. Yesterday, I asked if he could send me texts if I don't respond within a day or so, but last time I gave him my number, he never actually texted me. I had to tell Thunderbird to quit marking the messages as spam, so hopefully that will help matters. However, I think my email service, not Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook, is doing it.
I first joined Twitter 15 years ago today. Of course I didn't think it was still going to be around a ddecade and a half later. In some ways I'm glad it's still around, in other ways, i wish it would've died long ago.
Well I had to get rid of the desk chair I had for nearly 8 years. my parents got me the chair for Christmas back in 2014. It started leaning to the right a couple weeks ago. I had a friend from church come up and look at it, and he said the metal base was broken. I had him dispose of it for me. I'll have to use a kitchen chair, until I can get a new one.
I did finish the slip opinion from last Friday. This includes the concurrences, and dissent.
I've downloaded the entire supreme court slip opinion from today. The entire document is 213 pages. Pretty sure it's everything together. I put it in My Kindle app, so if I have to take a long break, it will sync propperly.
Unfortunately I didn't make it to church yesterday. Ride's wife was sick. However I did go to dinner at my sister's house later. That makes 2 weekends in a row that I've gone to visit family, twice in a row.
It isn't official until someone writes about it, correct? Well here's that article. https://
Assange's legal team is holding a press conference right now on the decision. https://
Unfortunately I have Botox today. The good thing is that my sister's birthday is tomorrow, we'll be celebrating sometime this weekend, along with Father's day!
We had the verdict in Depp V. Heard earlier today. Depp won all 3 of the statements. the jury found that they all were defamitory. Heard won one of the statements in her claim. they were both awarded damages. He was awarded $15000000, and she was awarded $2000000.
Me and about a million others have been on verdict watch in Depp V. Heard since Friday, yeah we had to wait over the long weekend. Now there's a verdict, will be read at 3:00 EDT and 12:00 PDT. https://
How do you know you've had too much trial time? This is it, this is the answer to the question. https://
Well, the blog is back up. Apparently this blog took down my host's server. OK, in case you think that's weird, I'm beta testing a cloud app hosting service. Still not quite sure how exactly that happened though.
I wish I could be at every protest, vigil, event there is. The unfortunate thing is that I can't, and will never be able to. I think she does a pretty good job of saying what I would say. https://
The UK Home secretary could announce her decision to sign Julian Assange's extradition order today, well tonight here. Today was the deadline for the defense to file their submissions. Secretary Patel has until the 31st to make her decision.
Today's my dad's birthday. We were supposed to go out to dinner last night, but unfortunately, he isn't feeling well. Apparently, he's been like this since Wednesday. No, not Covid, mom took him to get a test.
If anyone wants to watch my Baptism on Youtube, it's right here. https://
Excited for my rebaptism Sunday!! I was so ready at church last weekend, I wanted to do it then. I'll be celebrating with my family afterwards.
Here are speeches from an event in DC today marking the 3rd anniversary of Julian Assange's arrest. https://
We were all here in 2012, well my oldest niece wasn't born yet, and my youngest niece was nowhere near thought of, besides that, we all remember SOPA PIPA, right???? It's coming back again, well something similar to those things. https://
Turns out that was a setting, so yay it's all fixed!!
Well, turns out Miniflux isn't picking up the latest items from my feeds. Not really sure what's going on there. I've just email the guy who manages my instance, and asked him to reset it. If that doesnt work, I'll have him delete the instance. Does anyone have recommendations for an accessible, web-based, list-based, (not river-based!!!!) RSS reader? OK OK Miniflux can use a river but you don't have to. By river, I mean it looks like the Twitter timeline. Verses where you click on a feed, and the reader displays a list of articles from that feed. I guess this never got posted, woopsy!! Yeah, I'm having a case of the Mondays!!
OK disregard that whole thing about Miniflux not picking up latest items. Turns out in one of the recent updates that I was behind on, they started sorting items by oldest first. Um.... whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? Why do they always have to tweak things to annoy me? At this point I'm frustrated with the whole thing, and I might have the person delete the instance. I like Miniflux, but not enough to put up with the changes in usability every time there's an update. At some point there started being a problem with marking things read for me, and I had to click the external link each time.
I don't always agree with Democracy Now, but I do agree with Chris Hedges's position on Julian Assange. https://
A witness who was supposed to be at Julian Assange's wedding, but was banned by the prison for ridiculous reasons, wrote an epic post about what it was like to be there, from the bride's perspective. https://
Julian Assange and Stella Morris married today. Here's the stream from the Belmarsh vigil and celebration that was held. https://
If the links look bad it's because I'm not great at markdown. I'm sure they look OK in an email lol.
I've spent the last couple days drafting a letter to UK Home Secretary Preti Patel, asking her to deny the US extradition request for Julian Assange. It's kind of long so I'll post it in a post.
I missed it again!! This is what happens when I'm following a case live. https://
This should've been able to have taken place years ago, but at last Julian Assange and Stella Morris are getting Married inside Belmarsh. https://
Today I got 2 voicemail messages with music and silence in the background, from numbers I don't recognize. I'm sure they were wrong numbers, but they were from areas in the state so it kind of makes me wonder. Also, the case got done early today. The prosecution set aside one whole day for just one single witness, which has been the order of things lately, but they really didn't need it. They tried to bring other witnesses in to see if they could maybe fill some of the time, but they weren't able to.
Also this is the case I'm following. I'm a bit behind though. https://
Turns out I forgot about one of my headache meds for a while. This is most likely why I've been having so many headaches lately!! Thankfully I was able to get it approved, and it's waiting at the pharmacy.
Managed to go to church today, even though I didn't sleep well last night. My caregiver went on a trip to celebrate her birthday this past week. Speaking of birthdays, we have a bunch of them coming up in our family starting in April, and continuing through August.
Went to church today, even though I haven't been doing all that well headache-wise. Turns out I've forgotten one of my medications for quite a while. I guess I thought I wasn't supposed to be taking that, along with everything else.
It came time to go to bed. I wasn't tired, so I decided to stay up and watch the opening Ceremony live. It's just starting now lol.
This is an epic history of Julian Assange, by Mary Kostakidis, who I was credentialed with back in October for the last major hearing. https://
With training runs and prelims, the Olympics actually start today. Opening ceremony is on Friday. I haven't decided whether I'll stay up for it or watch it later. Probably do the ladder, because it's going to be replayed both times on Peacock.
Unfortunately I have a doctor's appointment today that I'm not looking forward to. Although I'm glad it isn't next week, because the Olympics start on Wednesday. Well officially Thursday, but training and preliminary stuff always starts beforehand.
Every year on January 28th, first thing in the morning, I play this song. https://
Well I missed this hearing this morning, bad me!! I knew it was coming up, just didn't know it was today. https://
I Managed to make it to church yesterday, even though I didn't sleep really well the night before, and had a pretty bad headache. We started a book study a couple weeks ago.
Well my case in chief got over earlier today. Defense didn't call any witnesses. The jury reached a verdict in just under 3 hours. https://
I got Peacock premium for the Olympics. Everything is there, but I'm not sure if I need a bigger plan as of yet.
The case I was following was delayed for about a week because the defendant tested positive for Covid. It started up again today..
I've caught a case. WI V Halderson. He's on trial for killing, and dismembering, both his parents. https://
This is a bit older, but definitely summarizes everything!! https://
Happy new year to everyone!! break is officially over. I did atempt CCC, but it was a major disaster, mostly because the schedule wasn't released far enough beforehand. They were doing virtual events last year and this year.
I'm on break from the public internet for a while. I just had to post this though. Didn't even know it was happing until I saw the email for it.
The court said they were going to rule in January. Usually with appeal courts they take a long time to rule, so I thought that would be the case.
Links to Reddit threads, where the consensus is pretty much this is ridiculous and should never be done ever, ever again!!https://
For the love of everything good, don't do this!! https://
I'm glad we're actually having church today!! I have a bit of a headache, but I'm still going to go.
Pastor's wife has Covid, so no church for us today. Hopefully she'll be better next weekend!!
I'm pretty sure that wasn't in the defense submission because he had to ask if he could make a record of that particular thing.
I got inside the hearing with my phone this morning. I'm watching as Mark Summer's defence attorney for Julian Assange, brings up this article. https://
I haven't had a technical failure like the one I had this morning since 2013. That was when I went on vacation to Vegas with my family, and everything that could go wrong, well... pretty much did. Same thing happened here.
No one instructed me that I had to have a webcam set up for the hearing. However I was able to connect on my phone. When I did though, it kept saying that we were waiting for the conference host to join. I did have audio though, unlike when I tried to connect on my computer. Basically it wants access to video for some reason, and I think it's for surveillance purposes.
Wow technical issues!! I couldn't hear anything and then when I tried to reset it it keeps disconnecting me.
Well I'm now connected to the hearing itself. That was interesting and I wasn't sure if it was going to let me.
Been up since around 12. GMT successfully synced.
Wow it took 3 attempts to get teams set up. I mean, it absolutely failed twice!! However, I do have a Github account for filing issues and such, and after I verified the credentials, that's what I used to sign into teams.
I got my instructions!! They use teams. I don't use teams!! You guys, help!!
While I wait for a reply to my follow-up request from the court, I'm just hoping they're being slow, and it will come tonight at some point. This is a good breakdown of the case. https://
OK, so a couple weeks ago, when I filed my request for public remote access to the #Assange appeal hearings. I was told that one day before the hearing, I'd need to contact the court again for further details. Well, we're one day out now. I mean it's 10:00 PM here and 6:00 in the morning there in London. I need to contact them in the next hour or so, if I want to get to bed anytime soon. However, I'm sitting here, thinking what if they renege? I know, that's a strange thing to be thinking about at 10 something at night, when you're dealing with a headache, and you just want to get this done, so you can go to sleep. However, if they renege, I won't be able to watch the hearing, so I'm nervous about it.
It was good to get back to church today. I wasn't there last week, but the father and daughter who spoke finished their message. Well the dad did anyway. I did get to watch the service on Youtube so I caught up. I didn't want to spread my cold to everyone there last week. I do have thoughts about what he said, especially the beginning of it. However, I'll wait until they get the actual recording of the service up, hopefully tomorrow.
I was actually thinking about getting a club TWiT subscription, until I learned TWiT is sponsored by Userway, one of those ridiculous accessibility overlay companies. Nevermind, I won't be getting one now.
Well I'm feeling a lot better now! Just in time for next week's hearings. No, I didn't have Covid, even though my mom thought I did. It was just a head cold. I wasn't even coughing hardly, didn't have a feaver could still taste everything, etc.
I got a reply from the court this morning. They gave me further instructions on how to proceed. My request wasn't denied. I have to contact them a day before the hearing for details, instructions etc.
Request sent. Now all I have to do is wait, and wait, they usually don't start approving until a few days beforehand.
That's all I need is a whole bunch of people I've followed for 11 years asking, "who on earth is this?" because I put the wrong name on the request lol.
Will everyone on Twitter start calling me that if I'm connected that way via the video link?
Do I have to explain why I want access to the hearing? Do I actually need to provide my legal name, tip: you guys don't know it.
I need help filing this application. I have no idea what to say lol. https://
The word "extreme" or "radicalize" was used 6 times in that speech. We know Facebook is bad, but eventually it becomes redundant.
Well unfortunately I got behind with that whole series thing. I had a really bad headache since Friday of last week. It's better now though. I think I'll answer a few more questions that I had in my list. I didn't actually have 31 lol.
I was never a fan of Pompeo from the day he called Wikileaks a non-state hostile intelligence service. I knew he was going to be the bane of my existence from then on. I didn't know he took it to this much of an extreme, though.
Well I just got one of the email discussion groups I was a member of deleted off groups.io, for nothing really. I simply asked the founder/support person to look at the feed to see if it was valid. I was having problems with that particular feed. I thought it might have been service-wide. He didn't like the content the group was posting. Bye Bye group!! Well as of tomorrow anyway.
Here are this weekend's questions. I also answered them. https://
This is a really long article, but it's definitely worth it!! I've been thinking that this needs to happen since August 2013. https://
Unfortunately I've had a headache over the past 3 days. Woke up with one this morning too.
Trying something new with the questions. I finally got to them after a while. https://
Sometimes my caregiver likes things done in a way that's counter intuitive. She always wants me to text her the grocery lists. I use Instacart to copy the items so I get the exact ones. If I could email it to her I could just copy and paste into a text file. Unfortunately I have to type the items exactly as they are because I use the Desktop version of Instacart.
Well Durst ended earlier today in a guilty verdict. I was sure hoping the jurors weren't going to like the prosecutor Lewin, because I definitely didn't. https://
I had Botox yesterday. I still have some neck soreness! Otherwise I'm OK. Botox is painful though.
Some guy came up and knocked on my door. I was asleep. He said I have your DoorDash. I was like but I didn't order DoorDash. I did earlier like around 3:30, but a lady delivered it. It was a Safeway order, and she had to keep calling me because they were out of a couple things I wanted. I didn't take it. I think it was someone else in the complex's.
My Miniflux instance is really, really broken right now. I suppose the problem is too many items. Last weekend was realy bad, or I would've spent the whole weekend taking care of feeds.
This captures all my thoughts. I could say the world changed for the worse yesterday, and it definitely did, but he says it a whole lot better than I could. https://
The quality isn't so great on this, and it isn't 100% complete, but here it is.
I'm about to undertake a tradition I've had for about 4-5 years now. Every year I watch the full 9/11 commemoration ceremony. Originally I was just curious to see what they were like, but now it has become a tradition.
I had my housing authority inspection about an hour ago. Everything was fine. I passed. They come with Centry21. I told him what happened with My ISp. When they installed my fiber, they cut the cable line. Spectrum had to run a new one last weekend.
Well that was probably one of the more challenging things I've done recently. I was taking session notes for my caregiver while having to listen to everyone who joined and left the meeting every 2-3 seconds. It was a big meeting there were a lot of people. Not only that, but my headset decided to act stupid and loos audio in the middle, I had to unplug it and plug my external audio device back in.
Unfortunately today I have to attend a virtual training session for our state's electronic visit verification system. That's the system that makes sure caregivers are there on time and leaving on time, and you're not saying something else. It's ridiculous and I don't support this kind of thing at all!!
Lol Spectrum just called to tell me that the installer is running behind. Yeah... it's already 3:40!! They were supposed to be here between 3 and 4, and usually they get here on time.
I have a spectrum installer coming today. After what happened last week, and now my ISP wanting to charge me $203 I think I'll switch back to what I had before.
OK, here's my first attempt at posting questions here. https://
I'm not sure if being slightly under the influence makes Judge Windham's jury instructions hilarious, or if it's the fact that he reads instructions like a grandpa telling stories to his grandson.
I've been waiting for this for months!!! Judge Windham is reading jury instructions in the Durst case. He doesn't sound like he's reading jury instructions, I think he has them memorized. https://
I went over to my parent's house on Sunday. We ordered Chinese food, and they gave me zucchini bread. they gave me a lot of the chinese leftovers. I don't think mom and dad like the same chinese restaurant I like.
My internet randomly died on Thursday. The fiber line broke. this is the second time I've had problems in 3 months. I'm gettin a backup connection. thankfully I qualify for emergency broadband benefits, so it will cover it all for a while.
Wow why didn't i delete Facebook 3 years ago? Someone pinch me!! I can't do anything on there anymore.
Well today's my birthday. I have no idea if I'm doing anything today. Usually my family either takes me out to dinner, or I go over there for dinner. This might not happen until this weeknd, though.
Someone please make an extension for Chrome and Firefox that only blocks embedded tweets, without adding custom filters to uBlock origin. I was fine until I had to hit the apply changes button. I couldn't find it anywhere, needless to say, it wasn't labeled. Oddly enough, my filters block everything from Facebook, I think.
Twitter embedded tweets are the armpit of the internet. People should stop using them for actual news articles. If you want to embed your latest tweet somewhere, fine. If you're doing research for a blog post, and come across a cool tweet, and you want to use it that's fine too. I just tested like 3 options for blocking them. None worked until I installed Ghostery. I'm now running that on top of uBlock Origin.
I sent someone on a mailing list a link to the motherload of live and past legal cases. If anyone wants to follow along, here ya go. https://
I was on my way to church this morning, coffee in hand. I borrowed a cup from a friend after my sleep study last week. I was bringing it back to him. I was thinking OK I better not spill this or I'll have coffee all over me. Well I got down my 3 flights OK. I however fell down the first step down to the street after the stairs, and twisted my ankle. Since I could barely walk and had an extremly hard time climbing the stairs at that point, no church for me.
At one point, Judge and Durst's defence attorney got into a bit of a thing. No not really an argument. It kind of involved Lewin, the prosecutor. he was objecting, and the defence lawyer wasn't sure if defendant/witness answered his question. Lawyer said I try to pause after I ask a question. Durst is extremely hard of hearing so has to use a transcript. He was telling his client to watch him when he pauses. defendant said, "I'll just look at Lewin." Lol that was hilarious!! Everyone laughed, including Lewin.
Well I could've applied for a public credential at Julian #Assange's preliminary appeal hearing tonight, that's if I didn't sleep through most of yesterday. Unfortunately I did, so my application would be untimely. I'll definitely do this next time. Although I can't attend in person.
I had a sleep study last night. I definitely felt like I didn't sleep all that well. I actually felt like I didn't sleep at all. Either I was able to trick the EEG into thinking I was sleeping, or I actually was.
Closing ceremonies are tonight. The worst thing about that is it's the end!! I guess the good thing about that, is thus ends my Twitter blackout.
Well, the kids at church went to camp last week. Apparently the teachers caught the Covid, either that or they're just exhausted from rounding up all the kids. Therefore, we aren't having church today.
Well, it definitely wasn't in my plan to spend 6 days without my fiber internet. I finally got it back today, yay!!!
Uh... Hulu failed to charge my card so I just found a replay of the opening ceremony on Peacock. Yeah it's 3 something in the morning lol. I dreamt I missed it a couple weeks ago. I haven't missed one since 1992. Both Summer and Winter that year.
Well I'm awake. I wanted to watch the opening ceremony at the correct time. However, it isn't on Hulu live or Peacock, and it isn't being live streamed with commentary on Youtube. Guess I'll have to wait blah.
Thus begins my Twitter blackout. I always take one during the Olympics. I can't guarantee that hashtag filters will actually work. Right now, I'm using a client that doesn't actually have those, so they aren't an option.
The Olympics officially start tomorrow, but there's always competition going on before the opening ceremony starts. Thanks to Hulu live, I'll be able to watch everything like I did in 2018.
They're playing a movie during the case I'm following, and I now feel like I'm on an induced trip. I've never seen a movie being played in a courtroom before. Sure in a theater, but that was pre-Covid.
I just ordered Subway from Dorrdash. When the driver got up the stairs to my apartment, he stood there for like 10 seconds. I had to tell him, "hand it to me please." He really didn't know what to do lol.
Sorry for the crappy formatting on that post. i really suck at markdown, but I hate rich text editors. I wish Known had a plaintext editor.
I'm sure micro.blog has gone down before, but I don't think I've ever seen it. I went to go there, and it was down, blah!!
Also, I seem to have lost my ability to make a post with a title. Something weird has happened.
I'm looking for epic linkblogs. Yeah I know about the obvious ones. Epic= ones that don't just post the latest news, they actually post stuff that's off the mainstream internet, stuff you don't see each day.
Just downloaded Windows 10 21h1. It took about a minute at the most. Lol the joys of fiber!
Well I just ordered cookies from Doordash, I hope they'll be epic. We have one of these here in our area, now. https://
I guess my Pastor wanted to take today off. We didn't have church today, which is strange. OK interesting question that someone brought up on Twitter. Is it weird that you can't tweet from an RSS reader? I mean, someone said they don't use RSS for this reason.
Just completed a podcast with a friend. It's going to be out the first of next month. I'll post the link when I get it. Man I was nervous. I've never been a guest on a podcast before.
OK question, does Known support enclosures for podcasts? I might just set mine up on a Known instance, instead of paying extra for Pinecast. They do have a free plan, but it's extremely limiting.
I slept all flippin day yesterday. Wow I've never done that before.
Watching Olympic trials most of today. I also signed up for Peacock, and I can't decide to keep both that and Hulu live, or just Peacock.
I'm trying to find a little clip in the OJ case. It was about DNA. Lawyer asks witness, "Does DNA fly?" Witness says "no, it doesn't have wings." I laughed so hard when I hadn't even turned 12 yet. The lawyer also asked the witness if DNA comes alive at night. I believe it was around the end of May of 95.
I'm following a case in which the 79 year old defendant has a catheter bag. The producer tweeted that it was full earlier. Um... if I were sitting in a courtroom with a catheter bag, I wouldn't want her telling the world that it was full.
I think I'm done with #Audiomo. I skipped too many. I'm going to think about doing a podcast every couple weeks. I just have to decide whether I pay $10 a month for Pinecast, or try and upload it here, even though I don't think Known supports enclosures.
All of a sudden, my Twitter client decided to deauthorize both of my accounts when I started it up. I reauthorized one of them, but it wouldn't let me add the other one, which is what I'm using for #Audiomo. I restarted, and added the other account, but for some reason, it won't let me add back the second one. I tried to download a second client, but got a Python error that prevented it from running.
Lol I just punked someone big time!! Someone called and asked if this was me, by my legal name. I said um... sure!!! They hung up lol.
It's supposed to be like 97 here. I just ordered 3 slurpees, a bunch of jerky from Safeway, and taquitos from Seven-Eleven.
I've been up for about an hour now. I have a church picnic later today. We'll have our service first, then the picnic.
The meeting last night was epic!! I was really tired when I got home. I did have to transfer some recordings from my phone for #Audiomo, and that took a while. Unfortunately the share to Dropbox thing on the iPhone didn't want to work for some reason.
I have a community group meeting tonight. We're meeting once a month because of Summer. I'm not sure what other groups at my church are doing. I suppose I'll ask when I get there. I'm going to try to record something for #Audiomo.
OK question, can you use hashtags in a known blog post, like you can in a status update?
Well I'm up early. It's almost 5 AM here. Unfortunately I did wake up with a headache, but the narrotriptan I took seems to have taken most of it away.
I had Botox this morning. I even recorded it for the #Audiomo challenge I'm participating in. https://
OK question, how do I syndicate to WP? I found the plugin and enabled it, but where are the settings for it?
Well let's take this thing for a test, shall we? I've always wanted to use Known, and here I am. Thanks to cloudblast.network for setting this up for me!!