Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
all these stickers came from jahmal w's private collection of stickers collected from way back when. it was super fan out sifting through his pile. i love stickers, and skate stickers are no exception. who doesn't? Wish my collection was as impressive as his. I felt lucky to be able to take photos of some of these pieces of graphically appealing tokens of skateboarding history. reasons why stickers rule: 1) they are cheaper than collecting boards 2) you can stick them on things 3) a thousand of them can fit in a shoe box 4) they smell really good new. i love that fresh sticker smell
NEW YORK – A hacker attack Thursday shut down the fast-growing messaging service Twitter, and Facebook also said it was looking into possible site problems.
Twitter said in its status blog Thursday that it was "defending against a denial-of-service attack," in which hackers command scores of computers to a single site at the same time, preventing legitimate traffic from getting through.
For Twitter users, the outage meant no tweeting about lunch plans, the weather or the fact that Twitter is down.
The Twitter outage began at about 9 a.m. EDT, said Ken Godskind, chief strategy officer at Web performance monitoring company AlertSite.
The site still had lingering access problems midday, though both Twitter and Facebook seemed to be functioning at least intermittently, giving cubicle-bound social media addicts a collective sigh of relief.
Allison Koski, a public-relations manager in Manhattan, said she felt "completely lost" without Twitter.
"I had to Google search Twitter to find out what was going on, when normally my Twitter feed gives me all the breaking news I need," Koski said.
Incidentally, Facebook also seemed to be experiencing problems. Company spokeswoman Brandee Barker said the company was looking into it and would have an update "as soon as possible."
Technology business analyst Shelly Palmer told AP Radio that denial-of-service attacks are a reality of the information age.
"People tend to want to take sites that are very public and go after them," said Palmer, managing director of Advanced Media Ventures Group. "In fact you'd be surprised how many sites for major companies are really attacked on a daily basis. This is a crime, it's a real crime and it should be treated that way."
Earlier this week, Gawker Media, which owns the eponymous media commentary blog and other sites, was also attacked. In a blog post, Gawker said Tuesday it was attacked by "dastardly hackers," leading to server problems that caused network-wide outages Sunday and Monday. It was not immediately clear whether those attacks were related to Twitter's.
To me, a crime is getting wasted and smoking pot before driving five kids to soccer practice and traveling down a highway the opposite direction for two miles. Oh yeah, and then killing everybody in a head on collision. Or shooting people under any circumstance, stabbings, muggings, theft. But hacking twitter and facebook? It's a crime that human beings can actually experience " deep loss and confusion" from not being able to "tweet" or update their emoticons for millions of strangers to spy on. Looks like Hax0rz r bak in action. Sweet.
My job is so fucking unbelievable. I'll try to sum it up by first telling you about the folks I work with:
First, there is this supermodel wanna-be chick. Yeah, okay, she is pretty hot, but damn is she completely useless. The girl is constantly fixing her hair or putting on makeup. She is extremely self-centered and has never once considered the needs or wants of anyone but herself. She is as dumb as a box of rocks, and I still find it surprising that she has enough brain power to continue to breathe.
The next chick is completely the opposite. She might even be one of the smartest people on the planet. Her career oppertunities are endless, and yet she is here with us. She is a zero on a scale of 1 to 10. I'm not sure she even showers, much less shaves her "womanly" parts. I think she might be a lesbian, because every time we drive by the hardware store, she moans like a cat in heat.
But the jewel of the crowd has got to be the fucking stoner. And this guy is more than just your average pothead. In fact, he is baked before he comes to work, during work, and I'm sure after work. He probably hasn't been sober anytime in the last ten years, and he's only 22. He dresses like a beatnik throwback from the 1960's, and to make things worse, he brings his big fucking dog to work. Every fucking day I have to look at this huge Great Dane walk around half-stoned from the second-hand smoke. Hell, sometimes I even think it's trying to talk with its constant bellowing. Also, both of them are constantly hungry, requiring multiple stops to McDonalds and Burger King, every single fucking day.
Anyway, I drive these fucktards around in my van and we solve mysteries and shit.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Amy and Luisa were in town. Flatground lay around seshes at TF.
Etnies party a few weeks ago.
Underaged partying is tight.
Homeless Male G Strings.
Jamie music video set up
zoe doin' all the tip work
the question is: am I vegetarian? the answer is: hell fucking no
craziest stink eye
seshwan print shop, tino vision
Indian Diety Chunk
Stomach Dieties: Proper ass Cheeseburgers
Checked out a friend's of a friend's mini ramp. Three footer by 20 footer. Super rad.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A young California man charged with using an ax to behead another man in an apparently random attack appeared in court Tuesday.
Nicholas Bendle, 20, was being held without bail in Santa Barbara County, KSBY-TV, San Luis Obispo, Calif., reported. He was charged with murder with the special circumstance of using a deadly weapon.
Bendle did not enter a plea Tuesday.
The victim, Frederick Holgate, 69, was decapitated as he took a morning walk Saturday in Santa Maria, the Los Angeles Times reported. Police found the ax, which had been reported stolen in a home burglary, near the body.
Holgate was apparently a random victim, investigators said. He and Bendle did not know each other.
Bendle's mother, who had reported him missing, called police to report he had come home covered in blood.
Lt. Dan Ast of the Santa Maria Police said preliminary tests showed no evidence Bendle was on drugs or alcohol, KSBY reported.
"I don't think it's any mystery there's some psychological problems that are evident by his behavior, and that's what I'm looking at right now," said Jim Voysey, an assistant public defender.
KSBY reported people who said they know Bendle called the station and said he had been upset by the death of a friend in an accident last week.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
saw this on fecalface as "another reason to love sf". another reason to love sf is to witness old asian men play in an erhu symphony? san francisco is like visiting china without ever having to leave the united states! don't know how i feel about this scenario being another reason to love sf. It is unfortunate that cultural signifiers are becoming rarer and rarer to witness in our ever changing American landscape, but what exactly is so unique about old asian men playing the erhus in Chinatown? THat particular landscape has been the same for the past like 100 freaking years. playing the Erhu in Chinatown is as normal as playing basketball in a basketball court or as Chinatown as shrimp dim sum and $1 scratch offs. When are people going to get over the tourist exoticity of asian activities? It's bullshit. It's like this bottomless foreigner complex, but really, to me, people who are not used to these long acclimated displays of culture are really the ones who need to get Iphone filmed.
Double dipped by CURBS ONLY at 2:11 PM