• Yes, Google has been killing the web for a while now with it’s absolutely detrimental pagerank changes. In fact, I think they should eliminate rankings altogether. [https://housefresh.com/david-vs-digital-goliaths/]

  • Good morning everyone. In case anyone’s up right now lol, I’m up to follow Julian #Assange’s extradition hearing. We’ll see if the judge’s grant him further leave to appeal his case. They probably won’t make a ruling right away, I’d venture to guess.

  • Preparing for Julian Assange's final extradition hearing.

    I’m preparing to follow what will be most likely the final #Julian Assange extradition hearing tomorrow and Wednesday. this is basically a hearing to see if we need to have more hearings. In other words, two high court judges will decide if Assange has permission to argue further grounds for appeal. Unfortunately, I did not get a response back when providing reasoning for credentialing for access to the video feed. Most international journalists, especially ones in the US got their requests denied. A few european journalists have taken it upon themselves to go to the hearing, even if they weren’t planning on being there, so that they could cover it for us when the remote access failed. The court said they wouldn’t grant a credential to anyone not in England and Wales for the hearing. I understood that as if you couldn’t provide sufficient reasons for credentialing, we won’t grant your request just because you live in another country, and won’t be able to make it for the hearing. Apparently my interpretation of legal language was off this time, because they just started denying everyone who wasn’t going to be in England and Wales during the time of the hearing wholesale, including members of the press.

  • So I decided to order McDonalds breakfast VIA Doordash, something I do fairly regularly. I ordered saucage buritos, a hashbrown, and a McMuffin. The delivery came, and it was not at all what I ordered, and they told me redelivery was impossible, because MCDonalds stopped their all day breakfast, and stupidly stopps at 10:30.

  • The Webaim screen reader user survey.

    If anyone wants to participate in the tenth edition of the Webaim screen reader user survey, whether your an actual user, or developer, it’s still open! Which is good for me, because while I was preparing for hearing, I wasn’t really looking at any home timelines in the Feddiverse or Twitter whatsoever! Here’s the link, in my crappy markdown, I really wish I could use HTML here! [https://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey10/survey]

  • OK I did a big woopsies for quite a few years!! When I changed email addresses in 2020, I changed all the registrant contacts for my domains, but apparently failed to update my registrar’s account information. Until now they’ve been contacting me with an email address that I really only check once a month. That was a childish mistake!!

  • In response to Chrome disabling uBlock Origin in June 2024,

    this will be an issue for me. A major one. Google has been trying to stop Youtube users from running adblockers for quite a while now unsuccessfully. In fact, they’ve personally gone after me with the popups. I got around that by installing circumvention scripts. I refuse to pay for Youtube premium on principle, because I’m not a fan of Google’s advertising and data collection practices. In fact, I’m not a fan of Google services, and generally try to avoid them. To try and mitigate this while following cases, I have installed circumvention scripts. I’ve also been running uBlock Origin, on top of Brave’s built-in mitigation measures. I’ve used Brave for years. Unfortunately I will no longer be able to continue. i will have to switch to Firefox. Mozilla has called for censorship and deplatformming in the past, so I’m not in agreement with their policy positions either, but this move by Google will leave me absolutely no choice, unfortunately!! Now what to do with the Olympics and Peacock being majorly crashy last weekend while trying to stream the figure skating nationals is an entirely different issue, and I’ll keep Chrome around just for that.

  • I won my hearing!

    I found out today that I won my administrative hearing! I couldn’t believe it. I never expected such a thing to happen. I was notified today with a call from my local aging and people with disabilities office. I did get to see the order, It actually took a very long time for me to see it, because I didn’t think I had it, but it turns out I did lol. They emailed it yesterday. Someone was distracted by the Murdaugh evidentiary hearing and was not paying attention to their email. Uh huh…..

  • Strange legal cases from really strange places!!

    Over the weekend I’ve been watching the US Figure Skating Championships. I do this with Peacock. Unfortunately the feed hasn’t been the best, and has been crashing on me for some reason. I managed to figure out that if I don’t try to interfere with it by rewinding mostly, it will usually cooperate. A lot of other people on the Figure Skating subreddit were having issues with Peacock as well. Yeah there’s one of those. Someone said that the replay disappeared while they were trying to watch one of the events. Everyone was saying this happens because of a 2022 copyright lawsuit in which a band sued NBC and a pairs skating team for using their music in competition without getting the propper licensing for rebroadcast. As someone who follows legal cases, some civil, I decided to take a look. Unfortunately the case settled, so no discovery for me, blah! I actually thought this was strange, because when itcomes to figure skating broadcasts, there’s a whole lot of commentary!! It’s so thorough that a blind person does not need audio description. I’m not debating the marettes of description, it would just be redundant at that point. I have followed figure skating since the 90s, although stopped in the early 2000s when I was institutionalized for a while, not by choice, and not in prison just FYI. After that the professional circuit stopped as well, and I really didn’t have too much of an interest in keeping up with the Olympic eligible circuit for some reason. I have at times over the years, but recently, after being burned out on cases while trying to prepare my own, i decided to watch nationals that were happening this week. I do have Peacock premium, so it was going to be fairly easy for me, I thought. This is the lawsuit that happend after the 2022 Winter Olympics. [https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/olympic-skaters-nbc-settle-with-musicians-over-song-use-2022-07-22/] Unfortunately, since there was a setlement, no discovery or deppos for me or the public, blah! I really wanted to see why the band thought suing NBC and the pair over what should be fair use was anywhere near acceptable, or winnable, for that matter! Anytime you have any sort of commentary, and this is extensive commentary!! It should be considered as transformative, and therefore fair use. I can understand if this was NBC just letting the music play, but that isn’t what happens here!! I suppose they could argue that rebroadcast would be considered a performance. Well, does that mean they have to license the commentary as well? I mean are the commentators suddenly on the copyright clock for everything they say? Don’t say anything too bad guys!, or you might get sued!!

  • Events of yesterday.

    My hearing was yesterday. It went about as well as I would expect, given that I had absolutely no trial experience whatsoever. Right before the thing started, I got really nervous, and all theory left me. I kept interrupting the judge a whole lot, which you definitely are not supposed to do! I kept appologizing! I was fairly respectful though. I did call him sir a lot throughout the entire thing. A couple of my witnesses thought I was being rude at first. I was not intending to be rude, I just wanted to make sure he was hearing me clearly, because we were on the phone. At one point, the judge put me under oath, and toome my testimony. During that time, my mom, who had already testified, was sitting next to me, feeding me answers. She was not supposed to be doing this. It got loud enough for the judge to hear it. When he called it out, she had to get up and leave. While mom was testifying, she didn’t seem to want to answer questions. OK well she was at first, but then she started asking questions of her own. Your not supposed to do that either. This caused The state hearings representative to object.

  • Today's the day I face an administrative judge.

    Well, we’ve managed to flip another page in the calendar, and it’s January 9th. Today’s the day I’ve been dreading and looking forward to all at the same time! I’ve prepared all the questions, and except for a quick opening with the events of my caregiver quitting on sunday as a direct result of being placed on state plan personal care, that I plan to ask to give at the beginning, everything is ready. I just managed to finish the closing yesterday, so I’ve asked my sister, who isn’t testifying, to read that. After that, anything else is unforeseen, and left up to my Lord and savior.

  • Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! I’ll be going to my family’s later to celebrate.

  • Sharing my full 37c3 lecture schedule.

    This year, #37c3 is happening yay! I was sort of streaming in 2020 and 2021, when they did the remote ones, but not really. for anyone who doesn’t know what the CCC is: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_Communication_Congress] The actual, official event Fahrplan, (schedule,) is here: [https://fahrplan.events.ccc.de/congress/2023/fahrplan/index.html] I usually take the event fahrplan, and make my own list, so that I can have one just in case. Here’s my full CCC, (#37c3 Fahrplan. I just wrote this down in a text file, and did not apply any sort of markdown formatting, it’s for me to keep track of lectures, what time they start, where they’ll be streaming, etc, because they usually have the streams layed out that way.

    Day 1, Wednesday, December 27th, 2023.

    Lecture: Apple’s iPhone 15: Under the C

    Day: 2023-12-27

    Start time: 12:00 CET, 3:00 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: Our words are our weapons

    Day: 2023-12-27

    Start time: 12:00 CET, 3:00 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Grace room

    Lecture: Unlocking the Road Ahead: Automotive Digital Forensics

    Day: 2023-12-27

    Start time: 12:55 CET, 3:55 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Grace

    Lecture: The Xandr file: A deep look into the abyss of the data industry

    Day: 2023-12-27

    Start time: 12:55 Cet, 3:55 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Zuse room

    Lecture: YOU’VE JUST BEEN FUCKED BY PSYOPS

    Day: 2023-12-27

    Start time: 16:00 Cet, 7:00 AM pacific. Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: Chop Brains: Hackback Edition

    Day: 2023-12-27

    Start time: 17:15 CET, 8:15 AM pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Hall 1

    Lecture: How to Hack Your Way to Space

    Day: 2023-12-27

    Start time: 17:15 Cet, 8:15 AM pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal Grace

    Lecture: State of Affairs in the case of Julian Assange

    Day: 2023-12-27

    Start time: 19:15 CET, 10:15 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Lecture: Handsfree assistive technology

    Day: 2023-12-27

    Start time: 19:15 Cet, 10:15 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Lecture: The Unfolding Space Glove

    Day: 2023-12-27

    Start time: 20:15 Cet, 11:15 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Day 2, Thursday, December 28th.

    Lecture: Hacking Neural Networks

    Day: 2023-12-28

    Start time: 11:00 Cet, 2:00 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: A year of surveillance in France: a short satirical tale by La Quadrature du Net

    Day: 2023-12-28

    Start time: 12:00 Cet, 3:00 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Lecture: Predator Files: How European spyware threatens civil society around the world

    Day: 2023-12-28

    Start time: 12:55 Cet, 3:55 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: The impact of quantum computers in cybersecurity

    Day: 2023-12-28

    Start time: 12:55 Cet, 3:55 pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Grace

    Lecture: Tractors, Rockets and the Internet in Belarus

    Day: 2023-12-28

    Start time: 13:50 Cet, 4:50 AM pacific

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Lecture: AlphaFold – how machine learning changed structural biology forever (or not?)

    Day: 2023-12-28

    Start time: 14:45 Cet, 5:45 AM pacific

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Lecture: The seeing stone of the police authorities

    Day: 2023-12-28

    Start time: 14:45 Cet, 5:45 AM pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Hall 1

    Lecture: All cops are broadcasting

    Day: 2023-12-28

    Start time: 16:00 Cet, 7:00 AM pacific

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: Lightning Talks Day 2

    Day: 2023-12-28

    Start time: 16:00 Cet, 7:00 AM pacific.

    Duration: 02:00

    Room: Saal Grace

    Lecture: Will AI save us?

    Day: 2023-12-28

    Start time: 19:15 Cet, 10:15 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Lecture: Tor censorship attempts in Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan

    Day: 2023-12-28

    Start time: 23:00 Cet, 2:00 PM pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Day 3, Friday December 29th 2023

    Lecture: Unlocking Hardware Security: Red Team, Blue Team, and Trojan Tales

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 11:00 Cet, 2:00 AM pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Lecture: NEW IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 11:00 Cet, 2:00 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: Fuzzing the TCP/IP stack

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 12:00 Cet, 3:00 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: Introduction to Smartphone Malware Forensics

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 12:15 Cet, 3:15 AM Pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal Grace

    Lecture: What is this? A machine learning model for ants?

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 13:50 Cet, 4:50 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: Social Engineering: History, Effects & Measures.

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 14:45 Cet, 5:45 AM Pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: Finding Vulnerabilities in Internet-Connected Devices

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 14:45 Cet, 5:45 AM Pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal Grace

    Lecture: Seeds of Change

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 14:45 Cet, 5:45 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Lecture: RFC 9420 or how to scale end-to-end encryption with Messaging Layer Security

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 15:45 Cet, 6:45 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Lecture: Four-year review of the CCC

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 16:30 Cet, 7:30 AM pacific.

    Duration: 02:00

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: Gut feelings: Can we optimize lifestyle, diet and medication according to our respective microbiota?

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 16:40 Cet, 7:40 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Lecture: Chat Control - It’s not over yet!

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 19:15 Cet, 10:15 AM pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: Quantum Cryptography - Real Progress or Expensive Hype?

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 19:15 Cet, 10:15 AM Pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal Grace

    Lecture: Heimlich-maneuver

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 21:45 Cet, 12:45 PM pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: What your phone won’t tell you

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 23:00 Cet, 2:00 PM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal 1

    Lecture: Investigating the Iridium Satellite Network

    Day: 2023-12-29

    Start time: 23:00 Cet, 2:00 Pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal Grace

    Day 4, Saturday, December 30th, 2023.

    Lecture: Let’s take a look at the inside of a neural network!

    Day: 2023-12-30

    Start time: 11:00 Cet, 2:00 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Hall 1

    Lecture: Mobile reverse engineering to empower the gig economy workers and labor unions

    Day: 2023-12-30

    Start time: 11:00 Cet, 2:00 Pacific

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Lecture: Link extremism and freedom of the press

    Day: 2023-12-30

    Start time: 12:00 Cet, 3:00 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Grace

    Lecture: Should e-voting experience of Estonia be copied?

    Day: 2023-12-30

    Start time: 12:00 Cet, 3:00 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Lecture: tattoo

    Day: 2023-12-30

    Start time: 12:55 Cet, 3:55 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Grace

    Lecture: Dissecting EU electronic evidence

    Day: 2023-12-30

    Start time: 14:45 Cet, 5:45 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Lecture: A Libyan Militia and the EU - A Love Story?

    Day: 2023-12-30

    Start time: 14:45 Cet, 5:45 AM pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal Grace

    Lecture: Open your spaces for the deaf!

    Day: 2023-12-30

    Start time: 15:45 Cet, 6:45 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:40

    Room: Saal Zuse

    Lecture: 37c3 infrastructure review

    2023-12-30

    Start time: 17:15 Cet, 9:15 AM pacific.

    Duration: 01:00

    Room: Saal Grace

    Lecture: 37C3: Ceremonial conclusion

    Day: 2023-12-30

    Start time: 18:20 Cet, 10:20 AM pacific.

    Duration: 00:30

    Room: Saal 1 I usually try to always watch the ceremonial closing event, and the infrastructural review, because they’re usually hilarious! Also, I try to take things that are completely out of my bailiwick, but still look interesting to me so that I’m exposed to new things, and learn something. I do try to just take things that look interesting to me, like the forensics lectures.

  • Well, I’m glad the state finally decided to extend my benefits, yay for that! Unfortunately they only extended 5 hours a week hah. OK that’s pretty hilarious, considering I had the 20 hour thing for 5 years until last year.

  • Preparing for full hearing.

    I’m going about preparing for a case. My hearing is scheduled for January 9th. However, no one wants to give me anything quickly, and I have to provide it all to the state well in advance of the actual proceeding. Or so says the notice for hearing that I received November 29th. I’m probably going to see if I can get the thing changed from phone hearing to Webex conference, because the document actually says that if your phone fails, well that’s tough and you won’t have a chance to come back into the hearing. it also says that you should use a landline. The administrative JA told me that since i don’t have a landline, I should go to the local DHS office and do the hearing there. Uh huh… well who’s going to bring me there who isn’t an actual witness? She said that if I have a disability, I can get the hearing changed to WebEx. My sister says, she can help with video. I’ll probably have her working exhibits too, and testifying, she doesn’t know that yet lol.

  • hope everyone is having a happy Thanksgiving! Today, my plans are to go to my Aunt and uncle’s. My Uncle is the chef of our family, so he’ll be doing most of the cooking. I made cookies yesterday with my caregiver to bring over there.

  • Yesterday I went to the state’s aging and people with disabilities office to file my appeal. We were there for quite a while. The lady at the desk was very helpful, she got the form submitted for me.

  • The state’s lead worker who did my assessment called me on Wednesday. She told me they were denying my services. I have to file an appeal, and hopefully get someone to represent me for the hearing. On a normal day I could probably argue that whole thing myself. However if I loos the argument it means my services are denied for the forseeable future.

  • #Readathon is on hour 21! I can’t believe I got through four books that fast. Well I did. I went to my folder of legal documents, and pulled something. papers.ssrn.com/sol3/pape… Yeah, I have one of those, no I didn’t write them.

  • The epic book I'm reading now!

    .I’m about a hundred pages from finishing Claim of Privilege, which is about a military airplane crash in the 1940s, and how the state secrets privilege was born. This case was taken up to the supreme court. Unfortunately it happened to be in the post world war ii era, and the court ruled that the government didn’t have to disclose the accident report to the families. Here’s the link for the book,. Long book is well… uh,long, and long Amazon links are annoying, I put this into a shortener, but it is the Kindle edition. is.gd/tmxg82

    #Readathon.

  • .I’ve just finished book number 3. This one by Dr. Michael Heiser. www.amazon.com/Supernatu……Teaches-Unseen-Matters-ebook/dp/B016LT2YHA/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&s=digital-text&sr=1-3 This was a great book! I think I’ll take a break for a while, before starting the next one, which is about how the state secrets privilege came about. It happens to be 352 pages, should take 6 to 7 hours. #readathon

  • Just finished the book about leaving mormonism and becoming a Christian. Now on to one written by a jurror from the case from 1995. Should be short, it’s on Audible, so I can speed up narration a bit.

  • Event survey.

    Let’s do a quick survey, normally there’s an opening event survey, but I didn’t see one this time, so I’m going to try and do this based on past questions.

    1. Where are you reading from? Oregon, US.

    2. How many times have you done Readathon? I think this is my sixth or seventh. I didn’t do it twice each year. I started in 2017, kept it up for a while, then took a break. I haven’t done one since 2021.

    3. What book are you most looking forward to? I’m looking forward to all the books. Well I got four for the event today. They all encapsulate my interests in some way. Do I think I’ll finish all of them? One is kind of long, so I’m not sure.

    4. What snack are you most looking forward to? I have a lot of those here, and most of them are sweet lol so any of them.

    5. Are you planning to read the entire 24 hours? I know this isn’t a question they usually ask. However I’m always curious. The answer is yes, if the books last that long

  • Well, it’s nearly 5:00 here, and will be time to start #readathon ! My first book will be one I got on Kindle, about a Mormon who left, and became a Christian. It’s this one. www.amazon.com/Mormonism……-Journey-Calvary-ebook/dp/B00K5W1EQW

  • #Readathon is coming up Saturday. I didn’t find the sign up page for it, but I’m still planning on participating. I haven’t done this since 2021, and so far, I plant to get at least four books. I’m making sure their fairly short, though. By short, I mean 300 pages or under.

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