I’ve added a new “partner” to The View From North Central Idaho: GunSafes.com. They offer free shipping on a large line of gun (and other) safes. They are almost a neighbor being physically located in North Idaho.
All I know for certain about this person is they are ignorant, an Android user, and Sitemeter captured their visit to my blog. My hope is that those vectors are orthogonal. Their entry page to my blog is here.
Check out the search phrase, “what is the red spot indicates whether a man is virgin r not”:
|IP Address||101.223.172.# (Unknown Organization)|
|Operating System||Linux Unknown|
|Browser||Safari 1.3 Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.6; en-gb; GT-S5360 Build/GINGERBREAD) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1|
|Time of Visit||Aug 6 2013 7:48:46 am|
|Last Page View||Aug 6 2013 7:48:46 am|
|Visit Length||0 seconds|
|Referring URL||http://www.google.co…in r not&v=133247963|
|Search Words||what is the red spot indicates whether a man is virgin r not|
|Visit Entry Page||http://blog.joehuffm…ased-virginity-test/|
|Visit Exit Page||http://blog.joehuffm…ased-virginity-test/|
|Visitor’s Time||Aug 6 2013 2:48:46 pm|
I have just laid down in my sleeping bag near Boomershoot Mecca. No tent. Just the sleeping bag, pads, pillow, and a blanket.
I was going to fire up my computer and make a quote of the day post to go live at 6:00 AM but it is totally quiet except for an occasional dog barking a half mile or more away and the sky is moonless and clear. I can easily see the Milky Way. The QOTD blog post can wait. Tonight I’m going to watch the stars instead.
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I’m upgrading my web hosting and the change involves a change in the IP address. If you try to access this blog or any of my websites and you get a “Not Found” or something similar error wait an hour or so and try again. Or if you know how to flush the DNS cache* on your computer you could try that as well.
Do not assume the canary in the coal mine has been silenced.
The change over could happen anytime in the next 72 hours.
*On a Windows machine open a DOS prompt and type “ipconfig /flushdns” followed by the “Enter” key.
You need to turn down your crazy-magnet.
Robert Slaughter (@bobslaughter)
Tweeted on March 12, 2013 in response to More stalker activity.
[If he only knew the total sum of crazy people in my life he would think I have a herd of recruiters out looking for crazy people and sending them my way.
I actually asked my counselor why there were so many crazy people attracted to me and why I was, in many cases, attracted to crazy women. With her help I think I have solved the later problem. I suspect there is no practical, moral, and legal solution to the first problem.—Joe]
If you have been following along I have a “stalker” of sorts.
At 3:31 this afternoon I got a call from 630-489-9064. I didn’t recognized the number and didn’t catch the name they gave me. He ignored my attempts to repeat himself.
The bottom line was they claimed to be representing someone who was going to sue me for “information on your blog” and that I would be required to show up in California for the lawsuit.
I question the validity of this. I find it difficult to imagine a lawyer would take the case since no false statement of fact was made. Further confirmation of this hypothesis is that the number is not that of a law office. It is the same number that was used to deliver the threat on February 26th.
At 3:50 I received two more text messages from 619-646-7526 (this is the same phone number he used to call and sent me the text messages on February 18th):
I am suing you for internet defamation for eleven million dollars. Your site unlawfully placed information about myself that led to me being fired
See you in court really soon buddy
I suppose it is possible the blog post contributed to him losing a job but I am of the opinion, if in fact he did lose a job, that the main factor is that he has way too many screws loose.
The pictures are from where I consider home. All were taken either on or no more than a few steps off of land my family owns.
When I get around to taking some pictures in the spring I’ll take down the winter pictures and add those from spring and probably Boomershoot.
The ad you see in the right column under “BLOG ADS” which says, “SHOCKING: Meat Industries CAUGHT” is a PETA ad. They paid for a month which is enough for Barb L. and I to each have a really nice hamburger for lunch next week.
Remember the guy that threatened me with, “If you know whats good you will keep your fucking mouth shut about Obama or you will come up missing on the news.”?
Yeah. Real piece of work. He called me. I was on the phone with daughter Kim at the time but I got a garbled voice mail and I called him back a couple minutes later.
After talking about a minute I hung up on him. It was difficult to even figure out what he was talking about and I couldn’t get a word in edgewise. He called again, and again, and again…
He left a second voice mail which was as follows (reading my blog post for the first part):
- Any place that I frequent should be considered a known distance gun range.
- If I can see you then you are within range.
- My eyesight is quite good.
- Don’t mess with me.
Yeah. I’m pretty sure those are threats. You looking at some jail time buddy. Have a good day.
He also sent me text messages. Actual time of calls (PST) and text messages were as follows. After the first two calls I did not respond to anything. Typos, punctuation, and grammar errors in the text messages are his:
- 12:49 (missed call)
- 12:51 (my outgoing call)
- 12:55 (ignored call)
- 12:56 (ignored call)
- 12:56 (ignored call. Yes, every few seconds)
- 13:02 (ignored call)
- 13:02 (ignored call)
- 13:07 (Text: 206-622-0460 seattle FBI’s number and I also logged a restraining order through the San Diego office next call is to my lawyer to file a suit)
- 13:11 (Text: I tried to be nice and let you delete it yourself now Im leaving it to the courts. You breaking federal laws Joe not just state.)
- 13:14 (ignored call)
- 13:18 (ignored call)
- 13:18 (ignored call)
- 13:23 (ignored call)
- 13:23 (ignored call)
- 13:23 (Text: and if anything should happen you are held directly responsible. Enjoy the next 4 years of Obama you nazi republican jackoff)
- 13:25 (ignored call)
- 13:26 (ignored call)
- 13:29 (ignored call)
- 13:29 (ignored call)
- 13:30 (ignored call)
- 13:30 (ignored call)
- 13:31 (ignored call)
- 13:33 (Text: Thought so you fucking pussy republican asshole. . I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE NOW MOTHER FUCKER!! Thanks)
- 15:26 (Text: I dont even own a single weapon. I dont hide behind a gun or computer screen like some conservative pussy from seattle washington. Sleep tight.)
After the message at 13:33 I went to the Bellevue, Washington Police station. I talked to Officer Dill who gave me the incident number 2013-8424 and gave my new “friend” a call. I only heard one side of the conversation but it sounded a lot like my conversation. Officer Dill couldn’t complete a sentence and sometimes even a word without being interrupted. At the end, after maybe a couple minutes, Officer Dill was almost yelling at him in a vain attempt to get him to call the Bellevue police department with the incident number. But he was unsuccessful and my “friend” hung up on the officer.
Officer Dill told me (paraphrasing some), “Yeah. Same as what you described. He is clearly irrational.”
[Stuff deleted on the advice of a psychologist.]
About 15 minutes after I left the police station the 15:26 text message came in.
Liberals are violent. We are better than this.
Update 2/19/2013: I don’t know that either is related but I received a call from a Brooklyn, NY number at 12:52 AM this morning and one from an Illinois exchange at 8:26 AM. Both calls hung up when I answered.
I would like to add, up front, that I cannot recall saying anything more offensive about Obama than I wasn’t going to vote for him and that I believe he was anti-gun. And furthermore I don’t even consider myself a Republican. This guy threatening me is nuts.
I’m in the final stages of testing the import of old blog posts into the current blogging software. It’s looking really good but you never know what might happen.
Last night I accidently restored a backup copy of the database for my real blog when I intended to do that for my test blog. I lost a blog post and few comments. I recreated them but there is a little weirdness with the restored comments.
If all goes well the blog posts will be fully restored by tonight. Please be patient if you experience some outages or a comment gets lost or something. Let me know if you think a comment was lost and I’ll see if I can find it and restore it.
Update (1524 PST): All the old blog posts have been imported. There are a few broken links to fix but things are looking good at this time.
Update (1728 PST): I found a serious bug. 1828 comments were lost in the translation. Probably all of them were my comments. I think I am going to restore to a saved database and start over in the morning. Please don’t leave any comments. I probably will just end up deleting them.
As some of you know, because you requested them, I manually imported a few important posts for reference purposes. But there are still thousands more that need to be imported from my previous blog software.
I’m still working on the conversion program to import the content. I’ve probably got 50 hours into it now but it is getting very close. It successfully preserves all the backward links to both posts and comments within the blog and saves all the comments and categories. There will be about 25 links I will have to manually fix up after the 8000+ posts and 20000 comments are imported.
I might actually get it done this weekend. It is hard to predict because you never know how many more bugs you are going to find or how long it will take you to fix them.
Yes. I’m making some progress on getting my blog back up.
It is going to be more work than I originally thought. The conversion program had far too many bugs in it and I’m going to have to write my own to get the content moved over.
I have started the program but it will take probably four to eight hours of programming time and I have a lot of things going on in my life right now that prevent me from working on it. So it might be Sunday night (12/16/2012) before I can get the old content moved over.
I’m going to start blogging here again but with a reduced output while I work on the conversion.
Thanks for your patience.
I’ve been getting a few quasi-random hits on my post “Why are liberals so violent?” It turns out that if you do a search for “why are liberals so violent” (without the quotes) Google gives my post the number two ranking. Bing gives it number four.
All the terrible instruments of war are the Natural Birth Right of the American citizen.
Attributed to Thomas Jefferson
I received this in email recently and it looked just a little too good to be true. I went searching for it and was only able to find one instance of it. This instance does not appear to be supported by any reference to any of Jefferson’s writings or speeches. I did extensive searches on http://www.monticello.org which I have found to be a good source for Jefferson quotes in the past.
I must conclude this is not correctly attributed to Jefferson.
His site has been “suspended”. Maybe I didn’t get the memo, but I’m instantly worried about him. He’s not off in Beck’s Gulch is he?
It has been suggested (by Barron and Janelle) that I change the name of this blog from “The View From North Central Idaho” to “The View From The Clock Tower”.
While I got a chuckle out of this it is just a bit too over the top for me.
Besides, in addition to being afraid of heights should things go sufficiently “pear shaped” that a clock tower view might be of interest I think I would prefer a view from a R/C vehicle (air, land, or water) loaded with Boomerite.
Sebastian gives us a report on Twitter fake followers so I used the tool to check out the followers of my Twitter feed.
The result were decent: 3% fake, 12% inactive, and 85% good.
As I have posted before I have had some problems with my blog crashing and had to make some serious changes in an effort to get the problem fixed. It was down starting about 4:40 (PDT) this morning until about 2:00 this afternoon.
One of the changes was a change in the IP address. If you have a DNS cache with the old value you will still see unexpected results. So if works from one computer but not another flush the DNS cache (reboot works) and it probably will fix the problem.
I’m a bit surprised but it is a valid reference.
My Sitemeter gave me the clue::
|Domain Name||verizon.net ? (Network)|
|IP Address||96.239.233.# (Verizon Internet Services)|
|ISP||Verizon Internet Services|
|Operating System||Microsoft WinNT|
|Browser||Internet Explorer 8.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; GTB7.2; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDC; .NET4.0C)
|Time of Visit||Feb 15 2012 8:52:39 am|
|Last Page View||Feb 15 2012 8:52:39 am|
|Visit Length||0 seconds|
|Visit Entry Page||http://blog.joehuffm…awrenceJohnston.aspx|
|Visit Exit Page||http://blog.joehuffm…awrenceJohnston.aspx|
|Visitor’s Time||Feb 15 2012 10:52:39 am|
As I mentioned last month and Kevin noted earlier today I have been having some problems with my hosting provider. I finally had the time to call them while the site was down. At first they were looking just at the blog software but I managed to head them off by pointing out that the very simple web app blacklist.joehuffman.org was also down. Confusing them further was that www.joehuffman.org was working just fine.
They finally agreed that something was wrong with the ASP.Net portion of their server and they “created a ticket” for the problem. In the minutes that followed it appeared they temporarily changed some configuration files for diagnostic purposes and then everything came up.
In the most recent contact I had from them they said it should be fixed in 24 to 48 hours. That mean would the problem should be fixed no later than about Tuesday January 17, 15:00 PST. If you see this site is down for more than a minute or two after that send me an email so I can investigate and escalate as needed.
Update: I received two identical email from tech support, 10 minutes apart, saying they “have recycled the Application Pool” and all is well. I’m not entirely convinced this was the problem since the probably has come and gone many times in the last couple of months. Let me know if it appears to have gone down again.
Update2: I’m still having problems. My provider suggested some changes on my end that will take a couple hours. I won’t be able to get to that until at least late tonight. You can hold off on the reports of outages for a couple days.