Mom. Redhead. Lawyer. Advanced law degree in E-Commerce & Technology. Stormtrooper. RSO Girl.
Famous lifelong for being a geek.
And I am NOT *YOUR* LAWYER, so when I give *general* ramblings about law-related subjects, I address them for the good of the universe at large. I am NOT talking to YOU, ya nut. You aren't paying me, so my professional services are NOT at your disposal. Savvy?
Get advice from a local attorney with regard to your specific set of circumstances. Please.
1. Water runs uphill.
2. Sharks can survive and swim in 2 inches of water fouled with all the disgusting detrius that Los Angeles streets and sewers have to offer.
3. A tornado can leapfrog the mountain ranges surrounding the San Fernando Valley, carrying sharks with it, and it will only pick up steam in the process.
4. You can stop a tornado. By throwing into it a “bomb” you made out of mini propane tanks you picked up at a surplus store and fire off with road flares.
5. You can fly a helicopter around, into, and through tornadoes—-which helps with the throwing of the bombs.
6. Sharks hurtling through the air can pluck people out of the sky like a Major League outfielder shagging a fly ball.
7. There are no storm clouds around a tornado.
8. Old people are stupid and don’t know to get away from windows when huge storms are coming.
9. If you pour gasoline into a swimming pool and throw in a lighted match, it will explode.
10. If you dive into the open mouth of a shark lunging at you, Jonah-style? Make sure you have a chainsaw so that you can saw your way out and drag out your still-alive girlfriend who’s been in there for a half hour … just in time for you to hook back up with your vapid, mean ex-wife and shuck the girlfriend off on to your son that looks about ten years younger than you.
So one of the most exceptionally awesome couples I know is anticipating the arrival of a long-awaited much-desired baby. They are unique in this Universe in innumerable ways that I need not describe here, but they are Geek Royalty, for good, and for sure.
So here comes the Imperial Baby Shower, kids.
There are sites and ETSY things that have baby shower items available, but they’re all … Light Side. For those of us who are die-hard 501st Legion people, that’s … okay, I guess. Yoda. Okay. My lip curls a little even typing that.
Toweringly awesome and loyal Imperial parents deserve a classy and fantastic Imperial Baby Shower. It’s co-ed and will be as much for Dad as for Mom.
Ideas? Suggestions? Colors are mahogany, cream and gold. Dad goes by the nickname “Farva”, and if you saw him, you’d immediately know why.
So where do we go with this? Gold Imperial Cogs on cupcakes? Ewok target practice?
So I’m on my way in to work this morning, after a nice relaxing weekend, and my mellow is unexpectedly harshed by news of the following:
So if this proves to be verifiable, here’s what we’ve got.
1. There is a repository of user information that should be proprietary to Apple. Unique User IDs for each Apple device: iPhones, iPads, whatever.
2. An FBI agent is allegedly in possession of that information, likely via a little agency called NCFDA (who?) and an arm of the FBI called the Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit.
3. The information is on the FBI agent’s laptop, and “Anonymous” members picked him out—not hard, since he was the FBI’s poster child for “We Need Hacker Help” campaign—and hacked his computer.
4. The hackers came across loads of fun stuff, and the document with 12 million Apple User IDs was in that pile.
5. The hackers decided to share, in order to give the apathetic public hard evidence that the government is watching them and their information is never secure.
6. Now people can access lists wherein they can figure out if their user information was on the list published.
There is so much wrong with this, it’s hard to decide where to start.
sometimes-you-fly asked: I adore my fellow freaks, especially my 501st/RL brothers and sisters because you all do amazing things and have a ridiculous amount of fun doing it. Just wanted to say thanks for writing that and take care! :)
Love this! You’re amazing! Thanks for writing. :)
There are a whole lot of companies out there due for a rude awakening—be it now, or sometime in the future.
Did you know that Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act protects some categories of “concerted activity” when it’s for “mutual aid and protection” of fellow employees?
Guess what the National Labor Relations Board considers it to be, under some circumstances, when rabblerousing employees trade barbs about their how their company treats them, on Facebook?
As always, consult a local attorney about your particular fact scenario. I am NOT giving *you* advice. I am merely commenting …
So this whole post is going to sound like complete insanity, but it’s true, start to finish. I’ll fast forward to the unbelievable part because the rest is kind of boring—I can’t write the part I was going to write because I have to go to a formal tea with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. That rules, on a scope that’s hard for me to even absorb. So the rest of my story goes as such:
I was going to sit down and knock out a walkthrough of CISPA (the Congressional Research Summary) because it’s relevant to my huge monster paper that I’ve been writing that keeps rewriting itself … I write a chunk, and something happens, and something else absolutely *has* to be included, and the landscape of it changes, and I read some more, and some other things change.
It makes me wonder why I wanted to get into Tech in the first place.
Then I remember that with my inherent “SQUIRREL!” tendencies, the constant fireworks show of new information and material to mull over is probably the perfect thing for me.
Anyway, everyone’s screaming about CISPA. I can do a walkthrough and feel like I’m contributing to the Greater Good, because as much as people are howling about the thing, how many of them do you think have read it? Or even read the summary? I know it’s an inherent weakness of my character, but I dislike having people—bloggers—writing hysteria and hyperbole about things that I’m pretty sure they haven’t even read. I know they need blog hits to make a living. I understand the business model. Call it sheer, unadulterated arrogance on my part if you wish, and I’m okay with that. I’m not going to let those guys tell me what to think.
So I’ll read over it again, this time with a fine-toothed comb. I’ll write about it. You all can peruse it if you wish, or not. C.Mabe can take a look and pretend she’s never seen it before when I submit my paper later, or not.
Now I have to go find something to wear to tea. TEA. With this country’s first female Supreme Court Justice.
I am a lucky girl.
blue1980somethingspaceguy asked: Hi! :D I just wanted to say that you are an awesome person. I've wanted to join up with the 501st ever since I heard of them, and I've wanted to do so for many, many reasons, but people like you are one of those reasons- people doing what they love, with unflagging dedication, persisting while others may judge, and doing some good at the same time. I wanna do that. I want to join the 501st, and march alongside troopers like you. It's always been a dream of mine.
You honor me by sending me this. I’m just a geek that knows what it’s like to feel like I’m too weird to ever find anyone else out there that will like me the way I am. I wish everyone could fly their geek flag for whatever their true self is and be received with acceptance and love. Short of that, since the world is imperfect, I keep trying to show people that if you hang on and gut it out past the haters and the people who would have you be someone you’re not just to be around them—there’s good stuff on the other side.
Be who you are. It’s hard sometimes. Any other way, though, will bring nothing but heartache.
Look me up when you join the Legion. I will look forward to trooping with you.