1. Go to http://www.fcc.gov/comments 2. Click on 14-28 3. Comment “I want internet service providers classified as common carriers.” 4. Done
As we go through round N of the net neutrality fight, the phrase that pays is “common carriers.” That’s the same status that the phone companies had. It forces them to be completely agnostic about the content they carry, and just shut up and carry it.
Do this, and use that phrase when you talk to your whoevers in DC.
I can’t decide if it’s a feature or a bug that observing the socially correct minimum horizontal following distance on an escalator puts your face at someone’s exact butt level.
Something fierce, huge, and venomous has bitten my shin at a point where every nerve ending in my body apparently meets, a spot where there is coincidentally no muscle and not a lot of skin atop the bone, and I cannot express to you how much I want to blowtorch my own limb right now, jeebus, make it STOP.
Speaking of setting myself on fire, I’m car shopping right now. Worst first world problem? Worst first world problem.
After waiting far too long, I was finally stirred to action early this morning on a difficult-but-right thing to do, and then promptly thwarted by bureaucrats. I’m not done, though. (STM, kinda.)
What’s missing in a person’s life that leads them to be a self-described fan boi/grrl of a company that makes consumer electronics? And then drives that person to spend the day on twitter hammering the products and fan boiz/grrlz of competing consumer electronics companies?
I’m traveling to the Jerz for two days next week. Never been except for driving across, to and from NYC. I’m planning to dress, style my hair, and speak exactly like Paulie Walnuts to fit in better.
Belly fat, pattern baldness, lumbar discs, overactive maxillofacial nerves, early knee and shoulder obsolescence due to design flaws, tissue that inflames for no apparent reason. Engineering failures across the board. If I’d bought this contraption, I’d want a refund.
On that same thread: as has happened so many times before, just as I was making serious momentum on a fitness regimen, this wretched body decided to repay me with a massive bronchial infection that leaves me winded going up the stairs. After this likely 2-week+ setback I’ll get to start all over again. If I choose to bother.
I have listened to that a cappella thing I reblogged this morning a dozen times. It’s silly, maybe, but that kind of human achievement (the writing, the arrangement, the performances!) gets very close to what I consider spiritual. “Why we’re here”-level stuff. What we can do when all the lower tiers of the Maslow are fulfilled. And that leads to thoughts on why it’s so fucking important that everyone’s basic needs are taken care of. (Longer post on that, someday.)
I have overscheduled my September. Bad choice. As if it wasn’t bad enough that we are losing like 40 minutes of light every day, I went and did this to myself. Not helping.
I LOVE the Voices of Liberty AND their new collective group VOICES…. I’m starting to sound like a broken record but the director of Voices of Liberty Tony DeRosa is a family friend…. He was in a Barbershop Quartet with my dad in the 80s as a tenor when he was just 10 years old! Now he’s a glorified baritone and has won the Barbershop Harmony Society’s international championship with 3 different groups (Keepsake, Platinum and MAX Q)
Keeping with their Disney relation, here’s When You Wish Upon a Star