Friday, May 17, 2019

City officials in Dunedin, Florida want to foreclose on Jim Ficken's home over $29k in unpaid fines for overgrown grass. While Jim was out of town tending to his late mother's estate, the man he hired to cut the grass died unexpectedly. Jim cut the grass (which must not exceed 10 inches) as soon as the issue was brought to his attention, but by then he'd been racking up fines of $500 per day for weeks—without any notice at all. Jim, who's nearly 70 and living on a fixed income, can't pay, so officials are planning to take his house to settle the debt. This kind of thing is not unusual in Dunedin, whose code enforcement revenues have jumped from $34k in 2007 to $1.3 mil in fiscal year 2018. This week, Jim joined with IJ to sue the city. Click here to read more.

Thursday, May 16, 2019


elon on self driving robotaxis
Tesla Autonomy Day 2019 - Full Self-Driving Autopilot 


spacex is set to deploy 60 satellites tonight or global internet network.
scrubbed till next week too windy
tesla aqured san diego based maxwell in a $200M stock swap. tesla at 220ish looks like a buy, but i don't have capital.

Thursday, May 09, 2019


Monday, April 08, 2019


The Walrus Whisperer - Short Documentary

Thursday, March 28, 2019

due to illness i am not currently updating this blog. perhaps that will change later.

Thursday, February 21, 2019


7 of 9 used due process clause, gorsuch thomas argued p + i.
big win for ij.org.

In a unanimous 9–0 decision released this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with IJ and Tyson Timbs and ruled that the Eighth Amendment’s protection against excessive fines applies to every level of government. Writing for the majority, Justice Ginsburg states that “[p]rotection against excessive fines has been a constant shield throughout Anglo-American history for good reason: Such fines undermine other liberties. … They can also be employed, not in service of penal purposes, but as a source of revenue....


Sunday, February 17, 2019



Thursday, February 07, 2019

tai chi journey

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Officials in Yorktown, Indiana want to bulldoze a small neighborhood with many long-time, elderly residents and replace it with: a tech firm, other businesses, and new residences. To bypass the state's eminent domain law, which bars seizing property for private projects, officials have strategically placed some public amenities in the plan. Sneaky! Sharon and Jerry Puckett's home, for instance, is scheduled to be replaced by "courtyard/games" and part of a new restaurant. The kicker: The town already owns enough property to build the development just 500 feet away. IJ has helped gather over 105,000 signatures on a petition opposing the plan, and in January residents presented the Town Council with the petition. But the project is still rolling along, so please do sign the petition if you're of a mind.
 not  a fan of petitions per se.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

mike tyson v tom segura

Saturday, January 12, 2019

free software for understanding rodent speech.
i would like to see this get applied to marmots.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

i'm eperiencing  some depression and might update this even less often, becue i should be focusing on my personal life.


Wednesday, January 02, 2019


Monday, December 31, 2018

some how-to videos
excel, chrome, wonder if they have relativity

so for 2019, i could learn some new skills, using youtube.
no,it's a standalone site.


Sunday, December 23, 2018

epic flail:
volokh conspiracy reports that nunchucks are now protected under the 2nd amendment, at least in new york. that's a dispute that's taken 15 years to resolve.

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