New Bzerob.com getting some bugs out

Along with some other site related issues

Site code / WordPress / Twitter / Google+

Right now I am plundering through the new code for the Bob’s Garage site. With some kick butt guitar by Frank Gambale on the stereo. Way soothing and motivating all at the same time.

I have spent a lot of time in the last couple of days debugging my NEW BzeroB.com site code. I came across some display issues on Android phones while I was testing it. So I have had to step back and revert to the basics. Getting cute doesn’t translate into a functional site on a small screen. Lesson learned! So I think I have it worked out and the links are way more usable now. It test good now!

Now I am on to the next segment of my sites. The Bob’s Garage rewrite. I have been at it for a couple of weeks now. On and off. Slowly it is evolving to a usable level. From the PC screen to a tablet and small phone. But I will get it done.

I will probably redo the LIBRARY site and bring it back onsite. But one disaster at a time! For now it will stay out on WordPress.

And speaking of WordPress… I have decided to NOT self host the WP sites. It was more of an admin issue than a WordPress issue. I can’t seem to keep them updated like I like to. The site hosted blogs are now disabled and here I am on the WordPress.com versions. And I am also going to say that once again I am buggering off of Twitter and Google+. I really suck at them and rather than look like a rank amateur I am going to let them ride for now. So it will be Facebook for me and my Garage. For now. I may attack them both later.

Stay Tuned! BZEROB

Hacker Wars! An internet cage match?

The gauntlet has been thrown on the keyboard. And the hackers are now having at it

Now things are getting a bit tense on the net

In the modern age of the internet, with all the Facebook, Twitter and YouTube users out there, there is a  presence of many factions using these mediums to convey their messages. Both good and bad. In my humble opinion it was just a matter of time before some of the players with opposing views squared off.

One group of people that seem to be using these mediums is ISI, ISIL IS or whatever they are being called today. They are using them all not only to proclaim their propaganda but also to communicate with each other. And because of this there are many out on the web that are opposed to the perverted use of these mediums. So some hackers have taken on the task of being a force for the common good by proclaiming an effort to bring these assets down. They are a shadowy group known as The Anonymous In my opinion … Excellent!

This shadowy group has been documented a variety of times and has been called everything from juvenile hacks to great forces for good. Whatever you think of them they have declared a cyber-war on ISIL, amongst others.  I like it.

Of course the agents of the Islamic State are not enchanted with this and predictably have filled the air with threats of this and that if they continue their cyber-warfare against them. And some of it has come to annoy them when people like Twitter have suspended their accounts. And they are not happy about it. Even to the point of calling for direct physical attacks on Twitter employees. How paranoid is that?!

The Islamic State May Have a New Target in Mind — and It’s Not a Political or National Icon: ‘The Time Has Arrived to Respond…’ Sep. 8, 2014 6:41pm Oliver Darcy

The Islamic State is calling for the assassination of Twitter employees in retribution for the social media platform closing accounts associated with the terror group, according to a news website.

Vocativ reported Monday that a Twitter account associated with the Islamic State issued a direct call for attacks against Twitter employees. SEE THE TWEETS AND MORE HERE

*** More on this Twitter issue can be seen HERE

The threats made on Twitter are disturbing. I don’t really know how credible they are because these guys make a lot of noise but, so far at least, they haven’t carried out a whole lot of nothing. But that doesn’t mean we should ignore the threats. These goofies are capable of anything! They have proved that. So the cyber war is on. And I am sure there will be some real serious hacking going on from both sides.

May the best hack win! Have at it boys!

Social Media Legal Refresher 101

For those of you that didn’t get the memo

Facebook, Twitter and the law

businessman in suit with hands in handcuffsAs the times get better and people start taking Facebook and other social media for granted people tend to get arrogant and mouthy because they forget that the media is exactly that, the media. Because of the digital revolution there is a new legal arena evolving. It’s main point is that the author is ultimately responsible for their content. It now encompasses  much of the social media. And because of it’s impact it is being allowed to be used in the prosecution of everyday processes such as divorces, child custody and fraud. And people that want to voice their opinions … feel free to do so. If you choose to make remarks that could possibly be taken as, say, slander or direct assaults, or even threats, Have at it. But there is a cost involved. 100% accountability by the author. This isn’t my rule the US courts have passed this down. I’m just passing on the news just in case you missed it.  Kind of like my version of a Public Service Announcement! Anyone with any web savvy can pull up a laundry list the events recently that have involved the repercussions of an unfortunate Tweet or Facebook post.

“Our society’s inclination to tweet, post and share everything about our personal lives can be fun – but it can also lead to legal trouble,” said Larry Bodine, Esq., editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com. “Our survey shows that most people are unaware that their online ‘digital trail’ can and will be used against them in legal situations, despite privacy settings or deleted posts.” Read Article here

And the criminal investigations are carried out at all levels of law enforcement. What this means is that if you chose to say something or post something, words, pictures, status, whatever, be aware that you are solely responsible for the content of that post.

More than 70 percent of law enforcement agencies across the U.S. use social media as an investigative tool, and the trend is growing. In a recent survey, officers reported using Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and other social networks to identify suspects, find out who their friends are and monitor their activities. Plenty of criminals make the job even easier by broadcasting their misdeeds online. If you’ve broken the law and are tempted to brag about it online, make sure you know who your “friends” are. The cops could be watching. See Infographic here

And if you think deleting it is a defense… well…. don’t count on it! Apparently you haven’t been watching enough of the evening news to grasp the fact that it ALL recoverable. Remember Mr. Kilpatrick??

Take a look at this article What you post can be used against you in court HERE

And speaking of child custody, we really weren’t but iI thought I would throw it out there for your consumption, you may want to read up on this one

Child Custody-Family Court and Social Media
In the past few years, it has become much more common for social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and blogs to be used in family law cases.  Social media evidence is now routinely used in divorce cases, alimony reduction hearings, child support hearings, and child custody dispute hearings.  Evidence obtained from social media sites have shown to be crucial to a case. Read More here

And now for my special note :To those of you on Facebook and Twitter that think you in some way smarter than everyone else or believe that you can hide behind the veil of the net and social media may want to rethink what it is you are posting. The ruling is that YOU are 100% responsible for any and all media that you post. And do not be aghast when it comes back at you as something like a court order or warrant.

The old sayings go something like this – “Don’t let your mouth write checks that your a$$ can’t cash” or ” Don’t let your alligator mouth overload your hummingbird a$$”

This is not rocket science but it is the new technology! Ain’t it kool!?

Goodbye Twitter and Google+! I am signing off now

BzeroB has left the building!

I am not a real big Twitter fan and after a while of trying to make sense of it I have decided to bugger off. That goes for Google + too.

They really has no value to me. Twitter has become a plaything for way too many people for all the wrong reasons. And politicians are getting stupid on it.  And Google+ is really a stretch for me to get involved with. Serves me no useful purpose. So I have made the unilateral decision to not participate on Twitter and Google+.  Not that it will have any impact on all of our day to day lives but so what.

Consider yourself informed! BzeroB

Why do we, as Americans. put up with this crap!?

I don’t know about you but this is getting out of hand!

And really pissing me off!

The news lately has been filled with glowing examples of how out of control the youth in America are! And the annoying arrogance of the parents who portray their stupid children as somehow being  not responsible. While I normally have some faith in the “future of America”, as of late it is becoming more and more obvious that the family structure and moral values that I was taught as a child are not being passed on now. The parents of America are severely lacking in this department. For the most part.

Bikers pull over, beat SUV driver in NYC after clash

The latest episode is from New York on October 1 with the attack on a man, his wife and child by a group of 20 to 30 bikers. There are a couple of facets in this incident that are annoying to me. I just pisses me off!

First is the arrogant use of a helmet-cam to document this. The modern social media is used by a participant of this “gang” to document the whole horrific event. And then it is passed on to other social media platforms to brag about the attack. In the video it is clear that the SUV runs over someone/something attempting to get away. Kind of obvious, but here is where it is twisted. Twisted but openly predictable.

Second is this part which always seems to popup immediately. It is reported that the young man that was supposedly run over and seriously injured is being being touted by his mother as, … wait for it!!! A victim! Say what?! It really annoys me that the pervasive attitude is “It’s not my fault! My child is innocent!”. I guess that it is a parents duty to take that stance but with that being said, he was a participant in this incident voluntarily despite what happened to his as a result of his fellow bikes. But how about some responsibility here. How about dropping the “But he is a good boy” boast! He was part of this whole scenario from the beginning. Wrong place at the wrong time. Bad call. Bad outcome.

Third and Just as annoying is the fact that only two of the “suspects” are in custody. Suspects?! Only one had the kahonies to step forward and “man up”! A 42 year old. The rest are blatantly cowards and may or may not come forward. If they do I am sure they are going to hide behind mom and dads lawyer. Just a guess here. They, the NYC police , are still “investigating”.  When they call them out we will see what kind of hoopla ensues.

Another shining example of this American phenomenon of “It’s not their fault!” along with parental arrogance and denial is this event. And as a personal note former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway is a class act! He handled it excellently! I can’t say the same for the asshat participants and their parents!

Ex-NFL player’s NY home trashed by partying teens

First off is that once again social media, Twitter,  was used to organize the event at the unoccupied home. And in the normal course of events it was documented on Twitter by the willing and “mentally challenged” participants. Once again with the arrogance, along with a dash of stupidity , to unwittingly document their participation in the illegal and destructive “party”. It is reported to have had anywhere from 200 to 400 participants that did an estimated $20K in damage.

Second Remember what I said about immediate and arrogant response by parents? Well, it happened here!

When Brian Holloway put up a webpage , Help Me Save 300, and the corresponding Facebook , Twitter and YouTube segments, he made it very clear that all he wanted to do was get the participants to fess up and participate in the restoration of the property that they had trashed. As a life lesson learned.  Warfare on their own turf! How cool is that?  Well, what it got was parental indignation, threats of lawsuits and even death threats for the effort!  While there have been some arrests, and charges, 6 I believe, and on the good side a couple of them actually turned themselves in. Bravo! But they still got charged while the army of other asshats hide out at their parents house.  Only one brave sole showed up to help in the restoration and cleanup!

Parents were “outraged” because he had the audacity to put their child’s picture out on the web and finger them with their own social pics! Some even shouted that because of this their child may be in some way harmed in getting into college. Well, Boo Hoo!  Sucks to be you and your child. Maybe your child made a very bad decision and it was because of your lack of guidance? Maybe? Ya think?!

I already made my rant in the case of the killing of Chris Lane in Oklahoma by three gangster wannabe “bored” asshats.  If you didn’t read it check it out here. All three elements are evident in that incident too.

Enough of this rant. You get the point! Unfortunately I don’t have a good solution. Maybe jail time for the perpetrators and maybe even a fine or jail time for the parents who try to obstruct the prosecution of their kids! Yeah! That’s it!  Wanna be apart of this? Everybody goes!

The Chris Lane Murder – No comment Mr. President?

Why is there no presidential comment on this flagrant hate crime killing of Chris Lane?

Where is the media outcry over the murder of Chris Lane by a black Crip wannabe asshat?

In my own personal opinion this should be a counter point for all the racist crap we had to endure from the Travon Martin media circus. And this was a premeditated hate crime. Pure and simple. And they are recovering more evidence of the hate mongering of the suspects from their Facebook and Twitter accounts. And a trio of “Crips” wannabe’s” in Oklahoma of all places! This is what the President SHOULD comment on. Not Should, NEEDS to, comment on. To speak out against the same social issue he was so generous to enlighten us about during the Travon Martin case. Only now it is about a black on white murder. Maybe he hasn’t spoke out because the gun is now in the hands of a black person. Maybe he doesn’t have a “cute” anecdote about how “he was in that situation himself.”  Mainly because he is not. We are!

Oh! Wait! I misspoke myself! Did I say he didn’t comment? My bad! He did comment. Well. Kinda.. sorta … maybe…. Did you miss it!?  It was buried in the official Barak Obama Twitter account. And we all know he doesn’t write this stuff his staff does. Are you ready for it? Cause this is profound stuff here…

Retweet if you agree: It’s time for Congress to make gun violence prevention a priority.

Now, for those of you that have half a brain and can read this tweet it calls for “gun violence prevention”! No mention of a cold blooded calculated murder of an unarmed innocent white man by a black man and his accomplices! Yes! There was a gun involved. No sh$t Sherlock! Not one single peep from the Oval Office about this incident. How crappy is that! I guess the President doesn’t want to address the racial violence in America from a white man’s perspective. If it’s a black killed by a white it is racially motivated and we all need to have his personal perspective on the matter. But if it is a white killed by a black it is gun violence. And really not his problem. Just another day in America. Jerk off! Oh! I’m so sorry. He is the President. Let me rephrase that. I respectfully proclaim you a JerkOff! Sir!

And all these black activists that were all up in our faces about the racism in America sure seem to be quiet as hell about this event. Well… kinda.. sorta …. maybe.  At least the Reverend Jesse Jackson tweeted this

“Praying for the family of Chris Lane. This senseless violence is frowned upon and justice must prevail.”
Read more at HERE

Now according to Rev Jesse Jackson the murder of a white man is “frowned upon”?! Are you frickin serious?! Excuse me Rev Jackson, doesn’t this makes all your high and mighty media crap ranting and raving during the Travon Martin incident just that, CRAP! Frowned upon?! Are you for real? If that is your take on this then you are one giant hypocritical asshat! You and Al Sharpton both!

If this perspective is to be followed through let me submit this thought.

Maybe George Zimmerman had every reason to be wary of a black man in a hoodie!

At least he saw him! And could defend himself! And now they are going to muddy the waters of this killing with the “gang violence” chatter. Was it a factor? Yes! Was it still a hate crime? Yes indeed! A racially motivated, gang fueled MURDER! With a gun! The key word here is MURDER! Does it really matter that the shooter was a Crip wannabe? Maybe. But it was still a MURDER.

And to add what you would think would be some urgency to this incident you have the Australian Ministry involved and inquiring about the killing of one of their citizens while here in the US. Now if this was a US citizen over there well … makes us look like uncaring schmucks  that need to control “gun violence” and “gang related activities”.  Way to go Prez!

Wake up America and see that our President picks and chooses what to talk about and all the maelstrom surrounding him is all made up and not real! His words no mine! His agenda appears to be, in my humble opinion, to divide America as much as possible before his term is up!

Just one mans’ opinion

 

The Chris Lane Murder – No comment Mr. President?

Why is there no presidential comment on this flagrant hate crime killing of Chris Lane?

Where is the media outcry over the murder of Chris Lane by a black Crip wannabe asshat?

In my own personal opinion this should be a counter point for all the racist crap we had to endure from the Travon Martin media circus. And this was a premeditated hate crime. Pure and simple. And they are recovering more evidence of the hate mongering of the suspects from their Facebook and Twitter accounts. And a trio of “Crips” wannabe’s” in Oklahoma of all places! This is what the President SHOULD comment on. Not Should, NEEDS to, comment on. To speak out against the same social issue he was so generous to enlighten us about during the Travon Martin case. Only now it is about a black on white murder. Maybe he hasn’t spoke out because the gun is now in the hands of a black person. Maybe he doesn’t have a “cute” anecdote about how “he was in that situation himself.”  Mainly because he is not. We are!

Oh! Wait! I misspoke myself! Did I say he didn’t comment? My bad! He did comment. Well. Kinda.. sorta … maybe…. Did you miss it!?  It was buried in the official Barak Obama Twitter account. And we all know he doesn’t write this stuff his staff does. Are you ready for it? Cause this is profound stuff here…

Retweet if you agree: It’s time for Congress to make gun violence prevention a priority.

Now, for those of you that have half a brain and can read this tweet it calls for “gun violence prevention”! No mention of a cold blooded calculated murder of an unarmed innocent white man by a black man and his accomplices! Yes! There was a gun involved. No sh$t Sherlock! Not one single peep from the Oval Office about this incident. How crappy is that! I guess the President doesn’t want to address the racial violence in America from a white man’s perspective. If it’s a black killed by a white it is racially motivated and we all need to have his personal perspective on the matter. But if it is a white killed by a black it is gun violence. And really not his problem. Just another day in America. Jerk off! Oh! I’m so sorry. He is the President. Let me rephrase that. I respectfully proclaim you a JerkOff! Sir!

And all these black activists that were all up in our faces about the racism in America sure seem to be quiet as hell about this event. Well… kinda.. sorta …. maybe.  At least the Reverend Jesse Jackson tweeted this

“Praying for the family of Chris Lane. This senseless violence is frowned upon and justice must prevail.”
Read more at HERE

Now according to Rev Jesse Jackson the murder of a white man is “frowned upon”?! Are you frickin serious?! Excuse me Rev Jackson, doesn’t this makes all your high and mighty media crap ranting and raving during the Travon Martin incident just that, CRAP! Frowned upon?! Are you for real? If that is your take on this then you are one giant hypocritical asshat! You and Al Sharpton both!

If this perspective is to be followed through let me submit this thought.

Maybe George Zimmerman had every reason to be wary of a black man in a hoodie!

At least he saw him! And could defend himself! And now they are going to muddy the waters of this killing with the “gang violence” chatter. Was it a factor? Yes! Was it still a hate crime? Yes indeed! A racially motivated, gang fueled MURDER! With a gun! The key word here is MURDER! Does it really matter that the shooter was a Crip wannabe? Maybe. But it was still a MURDER.

And to add what you would think would be some urgency to this incident you have the Australian Ministry involved and inquiring about the killing of one of their citizens while here in the US. Now if this was a US citizen over there well … makes us look like uncaring schmucks  that need to control “gun violence” and “gang related activities”.  Way to go Prez!

Wake up America and see that our President picks and chooses what to talk about and all the maelstrom surrounding him is all made up and not real! His words no mine! His agenda appears to be, in my humble opinion, to divide America as much as possible before his term is up!

Just one mans’ opinion