Saturday, October 29, 2011

TX Sheriff Has Armed Drone! Somebody Please Shoot It

$100 cash no questions ask to the first person to shoot one of these outta the sky:

I wanna see your video of it! Take it out!

On second thought you could just jam the controller, take it over and do with it as you please.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

#OccupyOakland & #OccupyWallStreet Protest Advice

Watch these videos to learn how the police act and respond. The news media videos give overviews but the YouTube videos give you an idea of what you'll experience in the streets. Watch & Learn!

Watch the police Where are they? What do you think their game plan is? Is it a sweep or a pinch? What are they lining up to do to you?

Know where you are Learn the local geography beforehand. Look at maps. Street layout, escape routes, deadends. Know your options.

Think in advance What are you prepared to do? Stand your ground, go to jail, retreat? Be prepared to change your plan in response to unfolding events.

Know the people around you Are you along or with friends? Strangers or familiar faces? Talk to them before anything happens. Are there those you feel you can count on? Are there those who may need your help or assistance?

What's the weather? It doesn't take a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. If tear gas or other chemical agents are going to be used, are you upwind or downwind?

Take video & photos I always begin by photographing the police before anything happens including badge numbers and faces. Don't provoke them but stand your ground, up close and personal. Act as a witness, collect evidence, share it with the world.

Think, don't panic. Take care of yourselves, take care of others.

And don't forget, we're going to win!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Next Dalai Lama, HHDL's Official Statement

Blinded by their own ignorance borne of samsara, Beijing would love to manipulate the recognition of the next Dalai Lama. This is His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's take on all this. It's a great read both for its historical background and the clarity of His position and intentions.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

KUOW Interview About #OccupySeattle

Carolyn Adolph from KUOW interviewed me about #OccupySeattle. Like I'm ever at a loss for words... The MP3 is on

Monday, October 17, 2011

#OccupySeattle Arrests Oct 17, 2011

The Seattle Police cleared the tents out of Westlake Park Mon Oct 17, 2011. I had the pleasure of being there to videotape it.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

This Is Not a Bank (Bank of America)

Trust me, I'm not clever enough to make this up. The guy watching me do this video got the joke too. Downtown Seattle on 3rd near #OccupySeattle.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Occupy Babylon poster"

Occupy Babylon poster (PDF)
If you run the risk of being arrested taking part in #OccupyWallStreet or one of the numerous #OccupyTogether events, you may be arrested. I suggest installing "I'm Being Arrested", a free Android app beforehand. I'm Being Arrested is free and available in the Android Market. All you do is configure it beforehand with SMS numbers of lawyers, family and friends along with a custom SMS message. then with a push of a button everyone is alerted to your changed status.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Solar Power for #OccupyWallStreet & #OccupyTogether

Looking for a way to help out #OccupyWallStreet & #OccupyTogether? Here's a fun weekend project building a solar powered charging station.

Now get busy! We have a revolution to win!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Free 2012 Calendars With Visual Puns and Easter Eggs From Azalea Software, Inc.

SEATTLE - Azalea Software, Inc. just released their collection of free calendars for 2012. [ ] Available in PDF format, they're designed to be downloaded and printed on your inkjet or laser printer..

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Azalea Software's trademark idiosyncratic and visually humorous calendars featuring unique photographic images. In keeping with tradition the photos in the 2012 calendars include visual puns and mixed messages. The calendars fit on one letter sized page and feature major holidays as well as the Azalea staff's birthdays. They expect at least an email if not flowers..

2012 is a Leap Year and to celebrate this auspicious occasion, this year's calendars have Easter eggs and poorly hidden messages in them. For reasons known only to himself, Azalea's president Jerry Whiting has infused a an interactive circus theme into this year's calendars..

"I've been under a rock working on foneFrame, our new mobile framework, for what seems like endless months now. When calendar time came around, I used it as a way to purge myself and prepare for the upcoming new year. Nothing thematic like the years we highlighted orchids, graffiti, or neon signs." says Whiting. "We stopped printing and mailing physical calendars a couple of years ago. By putting them online, we get to share them with everyone around the world. It's great!".

Download one or download them all. Link to them on Facebook, tweet about how much you love them, email the link to friends and family alike. The web page explains how to force full bleeds on Epson inkjet printers to accommodate the calendars' design. Quit being a cheapskate and walk a flashdrive to a copy shop and pay for a high quality print. And don't forget Miranda & Jerry's birthdays (3/1 & 12/12 respectively)..

Azalea Software, Inc., Seattle WA, sells mobile web dev tools & mobile templates [ ] and barcode fonts & software [ ]. They maintain "The Barcode FAQ" and have been known to mouth off in their blog, [ ]. Miranda and Jerry can be found in their favorite coffee house, laptops in tow, collaborating with a virtual team that spans the globe. This line is to make sure you're paying attention..


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Download Free 2012 Calendars

It's that time of year again. Azalea Software is giving away free 2012 calendars. These are unique, one-of-a-kind calendars for 2012.

Because 2012 is a Leap Year, each calendar has one or more Easter Eggs in it.

Monday, October 10, 2011

#OccupyTogether Poster Video

You can download posters & leaflets for Occupy Together & Occupy Wall Street here:

I used my favorites to make a slideshow:

Azalea Software's New EU Web Site

Azalea Software, Inc. [Seattle WA] just re-launched their barcode web site for those living in the European Union.

Available in all 23 official languages of the EU, reaches out to those living in Europe who need barcode fonts and barcode software.

SEO for #OccupyWallStreet et al.

If you're anything like me you're turned on and energized by #OccupyWallStreet. I sure am!

I saw a request yesterday for Search Engine Optimization suggestions for those doing websites for #OccupyTogether et al. So I wrote one:

Read it, use it, share it!

Nerds @ Occupy Wall Street

It warms my geeky heart to see the technology in use at Occupy Wall Street. Not to be left out or out done, I dropped off a couple of solar panels to charge a 12v car battery or two at Occupy Seattle!