Blogsmoke


SOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

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Jupiter’s Magnetosphere


This visualization shows a simplified model of Jupiter’s magnetosphere, designed to illustrate the scale,  basic features of the structure, and impacts of the magnetic axis (cyan arrow) offset from the planets axis of rotation (blue arrow). It was derived by taking a fresh look at data from the Galileo mission which ended in 2003.

Video Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Four years ago, The Dreadful Pro-Schmalfeldt was just getting started with his LOLsuits. This post titled In Re a Copyright deals with some of his shenanigans in the run up to the first case, LOLsuit: The Emotional Picture.

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Bill Schmalfeldt recently published a book called Intentional Infliction. On pages 3 through 12 he published without permission a blog post by the pseudonymous blogger Paul Krendler. Schmalfeldt bragged that he could do so without penalty: “I doubt he will try to sue me for copyright, since he would have to review [sic] his actual name.” Mr. Krendler objected to Schmalfeldt’s misappropriation of his work and sought a way to enforce his copyright.

Mr. Krendler has sold the world book and ebook rights to the web posting in question to me. He has retained all other rights. I now own the rights to publish the material in book or ebook form, and I have taken the initial steps to enforce those rights.

UPDATE—The Cabin Boy™ is acting as if he believes he’s some sort of Grand Inquisitor.@PatO201404302244ZIt’s none of his business.

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The Cabin Boy’s™ lawfare has not gone well for him. He may file LOLsuit IX. If he does, he will have to give the court in which he files a valid address for service.

Have I mentioned that I’m not done with him yet?

Blogsmoke


SOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

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Coming to a Web Browser Near You …


ANNOUNCER: The following preview has been rated as suitable for general audiences—

ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for —

SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

[redacted]: (Telephone Filter) Hi, Johnny. It’s [redacted]. Have you got some time to do some work for me?

JOHNNY: I’m not fully booked. Whatcha got?

[redacted]: (Telephone Filter) I’ve got some clients being sued for defamation. It’s a flimsy case, but I need to make sure all the Is are dotted ant Ts crossed.

JOHNNY: Uh, huh. I’m going to be down your way on Thursday. Why don’t we get together for lunch and talk?

[redacted]: (Telephone Filter) 12:30 at the usual place?

JOHNNY: Works for me.

ANNOUNCER: Tune in next week at 6 pm to hear more.

Johnny Atsign is a work of fiction. If anyone thinks it’s about him, he should read Proverbs 28:1.

Be sure to tune in every Friday at 6 pm Eastern Time for an episode of Blognet or Blogsmoke on alternating weeks. This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

Another Alleged Podcast


Stacy McCain and I plan hit Blog Talk Radio with the next episode of The Other Podcast at 7 pm ET.

http://tobtr.com/s/10653391

Call In Number Call In Number (646) 668-2541

UPDATE—There was power failure on the cable modem providing the internet connection for the podcast and we lost the program with about 20 minutes to go. We’ll finish our conversation with Cynthia Yockey next week. Meanwhile, thanks to our listeners for sticking with us through our growing pains.