Wednesday, April 25, 2007

City of Alachua Utitlies: Hoax or High-Priced?

Recorded Last Friday

Now we all know that Charlie Grapski is a genius and most of us, just talkative simpletons but when Grapski spoke about two bedroom houses, with $400-$500 utitlity bills, several flags went up in my head. Most working families wouldn't be able to afford such bills, additionally there would be pandemonium in the streets and there's no such thing going in Alachua, FL. Next I poked around with several folks I speak with regularly from the Alachua scene and even Grapski's own supporters told me that the utility initiative on his platform left them 'uneasy' b/c they didn't feel utility costs were that high. I was also lucky enough to have a friend from the City-side give me several documents (that I ran across GRU) that shed considerable light in the situation.

Now, it's been over three weeks since I've asked members of the Opposition for at least one of these $400-$500 utility bills, given stipulation that these bills cannot include outstanding previous balances, penalties, or other back-charges. On the other hand, Grapski would probably dismiss any sort of transparency or disclosure with me or this blog, b/c he doesn't see either as pertinent to the City and its political scene. However, if the utilities hoax is any indication, Grapski's relevance to the City of Alachua and its political future is pretty much hot air anyway.

Back to class. :)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Posting Thoughts

No...turns out we were all wrong. Somehow I exceeded the download capacity given to me by BellSouth, not exactly sure how I did that and I don't think it was female muscle porn as one loyal reader stated. However, upon calling BellSouth they asked how many programs I had running, I replied "5," though from their end they said I had "40+" ----- SPYWARE!

I rarely ask my readers for advice, but if any of you know of good software to buy to treat this please let me know. I have to get my cover changed anyway, so I could go back to the shop though I wasn't planning on doing that anytime soon. I'm lucky to have a custom built pc, because the guys are really nice and the shop is wonderful (A+ComputerGeeks on 34thSt., also there's no better a computer expert than my buddy Andrew Hoffman, he's fixed all sorts of things for me).

The initial spyware got on at the ALA site, once I downloaded software to play video that resulted in trojans and spyware from MyWebSearch & a variety of anti-spyware scams. I emailed the ALA website's current owner, who I believe is Eileen McCoy and I'll be letting her know the specifics of the file so that will not happen to others.

As far as videos on Alachua, I have a few coming out this week -- God willing.

R&E And Facebook Group
I'm happy that my old committee is investigating the ad that offended so many Arabs, Muslims, & Progressive students and misrepresented Student Government in one of the worst instances it recent history. It's so sad to see a current Supreme Court justice taking any side and working as a legal counsel, how is that legal? When have we ever seen a Supreme Court justice step down from the bench and fight for a case, I believe this fact alone will make the Supreme Court biased and if R&E rules and for any reason it goes before UF's Supreme Court... well we'll deal with that if it ever happens, but it won't be pretty.

The facebook group is gaining members quickly. My hope is that by the end of this semester it will have over 1,000 members. Special operations lay ahead, the Dean will do his job, but TheRadikal won't go off into tangents. I'll report more updates in due time.

The Book Fair Is Open Till 1, Today is the last chance
That's what that they're saying at the Circulation Desk behind me, here at Howard Bishop Middle. It's really of no significance to you, but why not be spontaneous and throw it in?

Students, Campus, & Concealed Weapons
I'll talk about this one later -- several students joining these types of facebook groups, will discuss later.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Have I Been Hacked?

Interesting...ever since going to the ALA website and downloading an Active X file from there, I've been notified of having several trojan horses and since then, even after quarantining them, I cannot seem to upload any youtube videos. I'm furious to say the least and at times have wanted to punch a hole through my wall, lol. Interestingly everything works, email, downloads, everything, except I can't upload videos. I wonder if the Active X threw me off or rather, if I've been hacked.

Nice to know who's out there.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

More Coming Soon

Well the Campaign For Awareness is finally over. A little press, a long paper-trial, the upcoming project, and some great new readers for the blog -- we now move to Alachua, elections, the publishing of the much-anticipated Peter Gruskin interview, plus some other surprises along the way. I'm glad to See SG Observer gaining ground and readers, they seem to be the heirs-apparent to SG-blogging and they certainly will do a good job, hands down.

So please hurry up & wait, TR still has some tricks up its sleeve but for now I'm a little burnt out and lining up things for summer & next year. Peace. :)