About wjjhoge

An expert on nothing with opinions on everything.

In Re a Settlement Agreement

As part of his end of the bargain in the settlement agreement for the Hoge v. Schmalfeldt copyright lawsuit, Bill Schmalfeldt agreed to take down all of the material that I alleged infringed my copyrights. Further, he agreed not to use any of my material without permission.

As of 10 am ET today, the following could be found at schmalfeldt dot org.schmalfeldtdotorg20141126This pdf of Schmalfeldt’s My Slow, Journalistic Death was originally posted on the now-defunct patriot-ombudsman dot com site. The Cabin Boy™ apparently moved it to his newer site. The Gentle Readers who have followed the saga of the Cabin Boy’s™ copyright infringements may remember that it was this was one of the books that triggered my lawsuit.

I am not amused.

UPDATE—The Cabin Boy™ can’t seem to get his story straight. In one tweet he tries to show that the pdf referenced above is not on his website. In another tweet he complains that the image above is from his website.


They Seem to Have This in Common

Before I get started, let me say that I have no knowledge of whether or not Darren Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown. I’ll defer to the grand jurors who sifted through the evidence.

I’ve heard and read a lot from talking heads and pundits about how Officer Wilson’s story is incredible, how it doesn’t hold up, how it’s unbelievable. All of these “experts” seem to have one characteristic in common. All of them appear to be sheltered individuals who have never been in a life-or-death confrontation that required them to use violence or die.

I was about to hit the post button when another common characteristic hit me. Nearly all of them believe that cops should be the only people in civil society allowed to have guns.

UPDATE—Stacy McCain has some related thoughts on these talking heads and pundits. You can read them here.

A Decade of Swift

The Swift satellite has been on orbit for ten years. It was the first  project I worked on at Goddard Space Flight Center. I designed and tested the ultra-low-noise power regulator assemblies that run the detector assemblies in the Burst Alert Telescope. I did the circuit design for the variable output high-voltage regulators that provide bias power to the sensors in the BAT detector assemblies. The BAT sensor array is held at a constant temperature (298 K, ± 0.5 K). I designed the pulse-width modulation regulators used in the thermal control system. The same type of PWM is used in the thermal controls for the star trackers which are a part of the satellite’s navigation system. Given that the mission design life was two years, it’s nice to see that my first bits of work are holding up.

Video Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Now that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has asked for a new trial in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit, he’s asking the Court of Special Appeals to put his appeal of his loss on hold.

timer-blackI wonder: does this mean that TDPK figured out that his first round of appeal paperwork was due the same day as his omnibus opposition to the motions to dismiss his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness?

Whatever. The timer is ticking down.

The Contest is still ongoing. No one has yet come up with the fatal error that Aaron Walker found in the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s motion for a new trial.