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Introduction

Are you ready to go down the rabbit hole? To visit a surreal world, where black is white and white is carrots?

A friend, Metacognician in Shanghai, describes the situation as follows: “Life is more absurd than movies. I've gone down the rabbit hole too, when it just becomes more and more strange and you wonder how that all is supposed to make sense.” I asked him if I should just embrace it. He answered, “Why should you ... change the universe?”

It started with a psychotic named Jim Kiraly who resides, we think, at 6329 Twinberry Circle, Avila Beach, California.

Jim Kiraly is a respected citizen. A churchgoer. A Vice President of Transamerica Corporation. And a violent abuser who tried to use an emergency anti-violence measure, one intended to protect battered women, to stop his victim in a wheelchair from writing a book.

Concise enough? :)

For attorneys: Jim Kiraly filed for CLETS against his son and victim, who lived 200 miles away, did not own a car, and was in a wheelchair. His son and victim was not asked to end communications. Jim had no (zero) specific and relevant allegations that were not perjury. But he turned down repeated offers of no-contact and a signed stipulation that gave him everything but CLETS. He insisted on CLETS if his victim ever once “discussed” him with third parties.

In the end, Jim Kiraly signed an agreement far weaker than the ones he'd been offered.

A review of Court paperwork and other materials will tend to confirm that Jim and other parties, including attorneys on all sides, committed multiple felonies, crimes, and faux pas. :P

The word “abuser” is stated here publicly and without equivocation. A formal offer is hereby made to reaffirm the word in writing and under oath. Attorneys will understand the significance of the point. In short, there is little terror of a threatened defamation suit on this side. Actually, we feel that such a suit will fit nicely up Jim Kiraly's abuser ass.

Jim has one son, Ken Kiraly, who invented the Amazon Kindle and is one of the leads at Amazon's secret Lab126. Another son, Tom Kiraly is one of the leads, a Vice President-CFO type, at medical insurance firms, including one of the largest, Humana Corporation.

These people and some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley legal circles have committed or are involved in multiple crimes.

For the next decade or two, we're going to explore the crimes that these people committed, the motivations and the denial involved, the background and histories that led each person to make the choices that they did, and ways to build upon what happened and move towards positive societal goals.

There's plenty to go over. These people committed or were involved in: Spousal abuse, child abuse, DDOS (a highly prosecutable violation of CFAA), extortion, perjury, conspiracy to commit perjury (a possible felony), false police reports, conspiracy to file false police reports (a possible felony), unlawful threats, barratry, defamation, malpractice, civil harassment, criminal harassment, abuse of process, and violations of SCCBA Professional Standards.

The point was to force Jim's oldest son and victim, me, to sign a gag order. I was in a wheelchair. I'd never made a single inappropriate threat against my abuser. I wasn't even asked to not to call anybody. But Jim threatened to put me in a violence database unless I agreed never to write about him.

I won the right to write, but I lost my home of 25 years, most of my possessions, my chances for retirement, everything. Everything but a realization.

I can make a difference. I can conduct research for legitimate and reasonable purposes, document what happened, and analyze the choices of the people involved:

Maggie told me that she didn't know what she could say to me about what happened. However, we have decades to work it out. It will be productive. I'd like to direct the attention of attorneys and other parties to the:

Legitimate and Reasonable Purposes List

Questions or comments are welcome. For technical notes and disclaimers, click here.

Free Downloads


The current free ebook is located at this link:
http://haggishell.com/ridgeproject.pdf

For details about the ebook, click here.

The Kiralys and their associates have tried to take down the sites before. Actually, they've committed multiple felonies in the process. It's no big deal, but to make a point, we're giving everything away for the low price of... well, free.

Here's a link to a ZIP file that contains a copy of the main Christ Follower site. It may be out of date but feel free to download the ZIP file and pass it around. The file is about 150MB in size.

Link for christfollower.zip:
http://christfollower.me/christfollower.zip

The point? “The story is already out there, idiots. Keep it up and I'll demonstrate how something known as decentralized distribution works.”

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Thursday 2012-12-06 — Capering Capybaras


121206. Here's something you won't see in the U.S.: a group of Capybaras grazing in a residential neighborhood. This photo is posted with permission.


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Thursday 2012-12-06 — I See IRC: Fantasy and Reality


121206. Discussion with Prasanga. Posted with permission.

<Prasanga> oldcoder still my exam is going on today i have Data structure and algorithms
<OldCoder> Are you prepared?
<Prasanga> its hard to me that subject oldcoder but i still reading

<Prasanga> oldcoder yesterday i made small android application and i installed it on to my phone. now i debugging using my phone not simulator.
<OldCoder> All right

<Prasanga> oldcoder yes this 11th exam will over
<Prasanga> i am moving to reading again i have few hours
<OldCoder> You are prepared. Prepared is the best luck.
<Prasanga> yes oldcoder
<OldCoder> I feel you'll be successful in life
<OldCoder> You are creative and sensible

<Prasanga> Thats strength for me oldcoder
<Prasanga> thats word right oldcoder ima sensitive but i dont like to be like that
<OldCoder> Be like what? Sensitive?
<Prasanga> yes
<OldCoder> It is good to be that way

It makes you real
If you feel
That is the deal
Feel and be real

<Prasanga> yes oldcoder but i read about clothing advertising. they published “Fantasy is better than reality” ... but i am not agree with that
<OldCoder> What do you believe?

<Prasanga> i believe reality. fantasy is not real... using fantasy we cover our reality... but one day world will reveal our reality... then fantasy go away
<OldCoder> Yes
<OldCoder> This is true. Fantasy is about philosophy. A way to see things. Not to replace what is there.


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Thursday 2012-12-06 — Minetest virtual worlds


121206. Recent Minetest changes. Just two minor items:

  1. Added Trashcan by Baby Face
  2. Updated Octutool by Octupus

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Thursday 2012-12-06 — General


121206. Slept 11:45pm Wednesday to 8:30am Thursday. Sleep seems more normal recently.


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Wednesday 2012-12-05 — Possible Misrepresentation by Bonetto


121205. Michael Bonetto of Hoge Fenton made the following statement yesterday in mail to my attorney:

This is intended as a confidential settlement communication and is not to be republished by any individual in any manner. This is also a protected settlement offer per Evidence Code Section 1152.

Michael included a revised settlement offer with his letter. The text quoted above was apparently intended to suggest that I'd be breaking the law if I posted the new document publicly. However, it appears that Michael may have misrepresented the role that Evidence Code Section 1152 plays in this type of situation.

Here's an excerpt from an article on the subject. The article ran in the Daily Journal and the use of an excerpt here is believed to fall under Fair Use guidelines.

If I understand the following text correctly, I may be able to treat threats that Michael Bonetto makes in connection with Sections 1152 and 1154, should he choose to do so, as barratry. Not sure about this yet. Remarks by observers are welcome.


Lawyers routinely send and receive settlement communications marked “Privileged and Confidential Pursuant to California Evidence Code Sections 1152 and 1154.” They take solace in the quoted language, certain that what lawyers say in settlement discussions cannot be discovered later on in the litigation or in another case.

But in fact the two sections cited do not make anything privileged or confidential. They simply make settlement communications inadmissible to prove or dispute liability for the claim being negotiated. Settlement communications are often discoverable and admitted into evidence for purposes other than to buttress or attack liability for a given claim.

California Evidence Code section 1152(a) provides in general that evidence of settlement discussions cannot be admitted to prove liability. Its lesser-known counterpart, Evidence Code section 1154, focuses on offers by plaintiffs, and it states that an offer to discount a claim is inadmissible to prove the invalidity of the claim or any part of it.

Each of these sections covers more than the actual settlement offer, protecting “any conduct or statements made in negotiation” of a settlement. Both sections are designed to encourage open and forthright settlement discussions free of the fear that something said during negotiations might later be used to show the weakness of a party's case, or worse — be construed as an admission of liability.

In addition, a statement made in a settlement discussion cannot be admitted into evidence on the ground that it is contrary to testimony the witness will offer at trial.

These code sections have limits, however. Section 1152 “has no application where the evidence is not tendered as an admission of weakness by the party who settled or offered to settle, but for some other purpose.”

And as another court flatly proclaimed, “[c]ommunications made in the course of settlement discussions are not 'privileged.' ”


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Wednesday 2012-12-05 — Kiraly Cases Settlement Clarification


121205. This is an edited version of a letter that I sent to my attorney today. This version is shorter and the wording has been tweaked but the key points have been retained.


Two of my proposed settlement changes may have appeared contradictory. I implied I'd agree not to contact institutions and I also implied I wouldn't agree to this. To clarify things, I'd probably agree not to contact a specific and strictly limited list of institutions for the purposes of “harassment” provided that consensual interaction provided me with safe harbor against “harassment” charges.

In short, if an individual at a listed institution agreed to speak with me on a consensual basis, there wouldn't be a REDACTED thing the Kiralys could do about it. This needs to be spelled out.

I've been doing more reading. It's time to spell out something else.

In the end, the full story is going to come out. Hoge Fenton and the Kiralys may wish to consider what that will mean. I've been a fool at times but I shake my head at the remarkable choices that James Kiraly, Grace Kiraly, Thomas Kiraly, Kenneth Kiraly, and Michael Bonetto have made.

What did these people think would happen when James Kiraly, somebody who was violent in the past and remains obsessive and disturbed, lied to prevent his son from writing a book?

Especially when the lies can and will be documented. And the documentation can and will be provided to advocacy groups throughout the country for years to come.

James Kiraly and Thomas Kiraly, in particular, have no leverage. They are simply hurting Grace Kiraly. But, then, they never truly cared for the wife and mother of their family. Or supported her as Robert, the “good” son and the scapegoat, did for decades.

I've been told that there was no basis for CLETS and that, if I lose Long Cause, it will be due to lawful and appropriate research I conducted subsequent to the filing of false and fraudulent actions. Or to lawful and appropriate voicemail messages that I left at Hoge Fenton; those messages are on my websites and I stand by every word.

The issue, I'm told, is that appearances are what matter. I was supposed to remain silent. But this was something I could not do.

Regardless, is it true that no judge could order the types of broad limits on consensual third party interactions the Kiralys are demanding and make them stick?

Especially when one of the third parties involved, a church, has contacted me and offered me assistance? Additionally, it should be noted that the conflict between the church's goals and the Kiralys' goals will eventually lead to publicity.

I feel the light of publicity may be helpful here.

The church stands for Christ and His perspective. The Kiralys stand for abuse, lies, and hatred of the Constitutive Other. I am, in fact, going to write about the contrast. The Kiralys seek to prevent this. But they have already lost.

Michael Bonetto, I'm addressing you directly. You should have received proposed settlement changes by now. And I trust you see the clarification above. Advise your clients to put aside their fantasies of covering up what they've done.

Let's be clear. Long Cause won't stop the books. There will be no cover-up of emotional and physical abuse, pleadings so close to perjury as to make little difference, violations of standards, abuse of process, and possibly actual prosecutable crimes on the part of you and/or your clients.

As a closing note, you said you'd like to be left out of the “fray”. But you made decisions. As the Kiralys would say, live with the consequences.

You're part of the story now. Regardless of the outcome of Long Cause, I'll expect interviews with you. You may decline. But the project will proceed. The story will be told.


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Wednesday 2012-12-05 — General


121205. Slept from 3:30am to 10:30am Wednesday 121205. The day went largely to review of legal issues and to minor errands in Mountain View and Palo Alto.


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Tuesday 2012-12-04 — Download Before Takedown of Takedown


121204. Michael Bonetto of Hoge Fenton has raised multiple issues related to my websites. One issue seems especially odd. In a letter to my attorney, Michael said:

“While I do not make that a condition, as a matter of professional courtesy, myself and my firm would appreciate if you would urge your client to leave us out of the fray and at least take down the websites which clearly [sic] the likeness of members of our firm.”

But, as of the current date, there are no pictures of Michael or Hoge Fenton employees on my websites. Just links to Michael's own website. In short, Michael seems to be complaining that his own website has a picture of him.

Michael is not presently demanding that I remove his photo from his website. That's good as, if he doesn't like his picture, he should edit his site himself. But Michael has apparently said that he wishes to “do something” about my own sites and/or about me in general. As a related note, I am not presently beloved at Hoge Fenton.

And Michael included a demand for takedown of content inside a document that's linked below. An important document that he's trying to get removed. So he's trying to takedown a takedown.

Michael says this about the document: “I also request that your client remove the link to confidential documents and intellectual property prepared by our office for purposes of settlement.”

The document in question concerns me, was prepared for me to review, and I never agreed to treat it as confidential. I don't consider it confidential, but the legal issues involved need to be looked at. I posted the document for two reasons:

1. I wanted to document something known as Abuse of Process from beginning to end. A situation where an obsessive compulsive man with emotional difficulties, somebody who had been physically violent in the past, initiated a fraudulent CLETS action against a former victim to slow down research related to the writing of a book.

The man in question was James Kiraly, former Vice President of Transamerica and my father. I am Robert Kiraly. The book was my project.

2. I feel that the controversial document which Michael Bonetto is seeking to take down is evidence of what the Kiraly Cases are all about. Read it carefully and note the focus on third parties, including the general public as suggested by the website demand.

James Kiraly is concerned that I may speak to third parties about his past. The document proposes that I be charged thousands of dollars if I talk to people.

Note: The proposed financial penalty for discussing abuse committed by James Kiraly has now been dropped. Possibly because I posted Michael's attempt to do this.

Ironically, I never intended to focus on what James had done. The book was to be a positive work about people and relationships in general. James's actions have left me little choice in the matter, though. Our lives, those of the Kiraly Family, are public now.

I don't know how long I'll be able to keep the document up. But it's here for now if people are curious. Get it while you can.

To read or download the PDF version, click here. For a web page version of the PDF, click here instead.


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Tuesday 2012-12-04 — General


121204. Things are confused recently. I think I slept from 1:15am to 6:00am Tuesday 121204 and rested from 8:00am to 8:45am. The day went largely to tasks connected to the Kiraly Cases; primarily letters to my attorney and review of new material sent by Opposing Counsel.

I ate on Tuesday afternoon. Last food was on Saturday. I've been wanting to go to a favorite buffet in Santa Clara. But I've skipped it recently, including today, because there's no time to get there and back.

I was so tired after eating. Still am. Breathing shifted as usual. I can scarcely sit up.

I spent time with IRC friends. Phenek and I went over 'C' code; he's working his way through White Book examples. I wrote a little more database code for Blue Dream. Chatted with others. But too tired to focus.


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Tuesday 2012-12-04 — Minetest virtual worlds


121204. Recent Minetest changes:

  1. Added Bridges by Sokomine. Made a minor fix suggested by Baby Face.
  2. Updated Home Decor by VanessaE.
  3. Gave VanessaE's textures priority over Dokutext textures.
  4. Added octutool by Octupus to most worlds.
  5. At Vanessa's suggestion, patched 3D Forniture to remove Rounded Trees and 3D Papyrus. This should speed up things a bit. Also removed Repair Trees as it is only needed if Rounded Trees are used.
  6. Updated Places by Zeg9.
  7. Zegaton changes, made at Zeg9 request: Replaced inv_improved with Places. Added Inventory Plus, bags, bridges, and camouflage.
  8. Added More Faces by Dogzilla131.
  9. Reverted Desert Uses to a previous version due to a bug that turned up in a new version.

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Monday 2012-12-03 — General

121203. Slept 11:10pm Sunday 121202 to 8:20am Monday 121203. A long time compared to some nights recently. I think I was awake off and on for much of it.

Tactician is continuing to help me look for work. I'm grateful to him, as I am to Phenek for a recent project. And to others for what they've offered.

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Monday 2012-12-03 — Staying silent


One minor edit on 130825 for clarity.

121203. I haven't been able to focus on the job search for a while. Not since June. There's been so much to do on the legal fronts. If I understand correctly, this may be the way that Michael and James planned it.

I wasn't supposed to be able to afford to contest my abuser's actions. Or his desire to silence me, which is demonstrated by Michael Bonetto's recent document and past statements. Not even if I never intended to proceed as James believed.

Good Lord. No wordplay intended. I called Pastor Ron, with my mother's permission, to ask the Pastor about “Christ Followers”. James Kiraly implied I'd talked to the Pastor about past abuse; James's actions, so long ago.

I didn't talk to the Pastor about it. And what did James imagine would happen when he filed a CLETS to stop a book? What fantasies filled his head? That I'd quietly disappear as though by magic? Evaporate like the night mist at dawn? Not likely. And everything is public now. Irony on top of irony.

I had no plans but to work on a positive book. That has all changed now. Maybe it was for the best. Perhaps this is what was supposed to happen.


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Monday 2012-12-03 — Letter to my attorney


121203. This is a new letter to my attorney; sent on Monday 121203. Edited for length.

Steps to take

1. Payment. Provide me with cost estimates for the current steps. Tell Thomas S. that we're discussing the estimates.

2. Employment Declaration. You should have received that document today. Proceed as we've discussed.

3. Subpoena Grace Kiraly. May we proceed with the subpoena? If possible, use wording which makes it clear that my mother, Grace Kiraly, will need to be questioned for the record regarding a number of issues:

The fact that Grace Kiraly's husband, James Kiraly, suffered from emotional problems and was physically violent at times; the fact that discussions prior to the end of 2011 with James and Grace were 100% consensual; the fact that Grace abrogated the only request not to communicate that was ever made by any party; the fact that Grace not only abrogated the request, she traveled hundreds of miles to do so in person; the fact that Grace gave me permission to phone Pastor Ron at her church.

The fact that no request for money was ever made or implied; the fact that I responded with a strong negative when Grace herself brought up money; the fact that I was threatened with the police immediately after I requested help with a book that I was working on; and other facts that Michael Bonetto of Hoge Fenton may find inconvenient.

4. Meet and Confer.

5. Motion to Limit Scope.

6. Interrogatories and Admissions of Truth.

7. New Demands for Production of Evidence.

8. Notify OPC. In the interests of transparency, Michael Bonetto should be advised that he himself has provided me with all of the addresses that I was ordered not to seek. For example, the Pismo Beach, California address for James and Grace Kiraly; the Glenview, Kentucky address for Thomas and Karen Kiraly; and the Middleton, Wisconsin address for Riane Kiraly. Therefore the order not to seek these addresses is arguably moot.

For other parties who may read this letter on the Kiraly Christ Follower site, Riane Kiraly is the girl whose theft of a dollar at age seven led, in part, to this odd situation.

As a related note, and again in the interests of transparency, the document in which Michael provided the Kiraly addresses has been posted online. For more about the sites, see the Appendix towards the end of this letter.

9. Subpoena Unredacted Phone Records. For James and Grace Kiraly, we should seek records of local calls as well as long distance; i.e., calls to the Pismo Beach area where Michael Bonetto indicates that they reside. Photocopies of phone bills won't show local numbers. The subpoena needs to go to the phone company.

We also need phone records for Thomas Kiraly. Long-distance records should be sufficient in Thomas's case. I don't think we presently need calls that Thomas made to the Glenview, Kentucky area where Michael Bonetto says that Thomas lives.

10. Torts Actions. I'd like to request additional advice related to torts actions based on abuse of process.

11. Next Settlement Offer. I've reviewed the recent “offer” from Michael Bonetto. The unusual document which demands that I never “discuss” the Kiralys with third parties and that seeks to impose a penalty of thousands of dollars per discussion. Seeks the takedown of site content as well. Limits that dramatically expand the scope of the original orders.

I'd like to make a formal counter-offer. Our counter-offer will be quite reasonable. One requirement is that any limitation that is not imposed by the original orders is ruled out.

Another requirement is that James Kiraly, a former abuser who is actively seeking to prevent work on a positive book, will formally acknowledge a number of facts. May I send you a detailed outline and is it possible for the offer to be made?

Appendix: Remarks About the Sites

12. Michael Bonetto demands that I remove his name from the content of my sites. The content as opposed to the domain names. To be clear, this will never happen. Michael, by virtue of his decisions, is part of the story and this will continue to be the case.

Michael should be advised that documents related to the Kiraly Cases are starting to move online. Eventually, everything related to the Kiralys' attempts to quietly cover things up will be there.

Regardless of the outcome, Long Cause will not end the distribution of the facts. As a related note, see remarks about mirror sites made in the past.

Over time, Internet presence will include a lawful and appropriate biography of Michael as well as one for each of the Kiralys. An attempt will be made to analyze each person's life and to understand how he or she could make the decisions that he or she did.

Decisions to promote the mistreatment of women and children. Decisions to look away from the truth. To look instead into the mirror and say to one's reflection, “I see a hero”.


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Monday 2012-12-03 — Christmas in Finland

121203. This is another Christmas photo from Phenek. Posted with permission. Picture has been cropped; no other adjustments so far.


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Monday 2012-12-03 — Make Haste to Database

121203. Blue Dream is presently learning PHP5 plus MySQL. Myrddin wrote some sample code for him. I cleaned up the code and modified it for Blue Dream's evolving music site.

Here's the code. It may not be useful without more pieces from the framework that's coming together, but perhaps it will be interesting as an example:

ympprofile.php code

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Sunday 2012-12-02 — General

121202. Slept from 11:45pm Saturday to 1:35am Sunday 121202. Again from 4:30am to 8:30am. Sleep was primarily the breathing-shock issue, due to eating, as opposed to normal rest.

Rubidiun has expressed concerns about the nature of my diet:

<rubidiun> what kinda cola
<baconbits> !last mrmeow
<insanecow> baconbits: mrmeow was last seen 1 hour ago on #oldavia saying JOIN #oldavia
<happycatbot> Welcome to #oldavia.
<baconbits> Lol
<OldCoder> Back
<OldCoder> Rubidiun, today I have purchased fake orange juice. Water infused with something orange like. And diet cola of some type.
<rubidiun> hmm ok
<OldCoder> The juice
<OldCoder> is almost oranges
<OldCoder> Not cola or soda
<OldCoder> It is Chemical Goodness
<OldCoder> For Goodness Sake
<OldCoder> So I take
<OldCoder> Fake Juice
<OldCoder> For today
<OldCoder> I will say
<OldCoder> It might be fine
<OldCoder> Rubidiun that is the story
<OldCoder> Of the fine glory
<OldCoder> Of the juice I am consuming
<OldCoder> On this day

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Sunday 2012-12-02 — Database sharding

121202. I've done some research into technology known as database sharding recently. If you're interested in the subject, here are links for six web pages I've written that are related to the work:

Database Sharding:
http://oldcoder.org/general/websystems/sharding/

Debian LEMP System Setup:
http://oldcoder.org/general/websystems/debianlemp.html

Gearman Setup:
http://oldcoder.org/general/websystems/gearman/

MySQL Proxy:
http://oldcoder.org/general/websystems/sharding/mysqlproxy.html

MySQL Remote Access:
http://oldcoder.org/general/websystems/mysqlremote.html

Shard Query:
http://oldcoder.org/general/websystems/sharding/shardquery.html

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Sunday 2012-12-02 — Minetest virtual worlds

121202. Here's a list of recent changes to the Minetest worlds:

  1. Added Places mod by Zeg9 to most worlds. This mod allows players to record locations and descriptions of their places.
  2. Added Inventory Improved mod by Zeg9 to Zegaton. Similar to Places but not compatible with Inventory Plus.
  3. The OldCoder MT server framework now includes workarounds for EnvArgsEnd and PlayerArgsEnd corruption.
  4. Removed TNT and teleporters:teleporter from Zegaton at Zeg9 request.
  5. Updated Desert Uses by Menche.

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Saturday 2012-12-01 — General

121201. Slept abruptly from 11:00pm Friday to 6:25am Saturday 121201.

I ate on Saturday. Local again. I wanted to go to the buffet south of here but there was no time. First food since Wednesday. As of Saturday evening only minor negative effects so far.

Jack of Shadows commented on the fact that the new channel is doing O.K. so far because we're close to 50 members. But head count isn't the key issue:

50 is no big deal
To make the channel real
And survive
Or thrive
Need conversation
Before elation
To sure
it will endure

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Saturday 2012-12-01 — Higgins the Kitten with Xmas is Smitten

121201. This is Mr. Meow's cat Higgins in December 2012. To play this video, you'll need a fast Internet connection and a modern Web browser or Flash:



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Saturday 2012-12-01 — Dude the Cat is All That

121201. This is Dude, one of the Masked Lua's cats. The Masked Lua says:


image

I've had fish as pets, a fiddler crab, and I caught and had snakes and a salamander, but I always let them go after about 2 or 3 weeks. They were more of a fascination, though I kept the fish until they met their end.

Of all our pets, I really like the cats. They have more of a personality. Snakes in my mind don't possess the capability to be a friend especially if caught wild. Cats are more of their own mind. A wild cat can be tamed, can be befriended.

We have had a couple of cats that really were wild but grew to like us as we fed them more. Followed us around until one day they entered the house.

Cats are also learners. They do perceive stuff and remember, and act upon it.

If I were to treat one meanly, they will avoid me for a while, maybe forever. If I treat them nicely, they will come to me, and look for me.

If I show them something, they will learn whether it is good or bad. If I give them food with hot sauce, they will avoid that food from then on. Only my first cat loved spicy foods that much. This can be used to teach them to dislike human food and seek out natural or cat food only.

They seem to know things. Know things even I don't know. They can sense how another cat or another person feels. They will act certain ways depending upon what they sense.

What I really think lead me to like cats, was that no matter how much my dad, deceased now, said he disliked them, he always treated them as if he liked them. When he had cancer, my first cat was always there to comfort him. She even could tell the day when he was going to die :-(

My dad loved that cat (he would never say it).

I think we've had over 10 cats. We started out protective of them, forced them to be house cats, and eventually allowed them to be more free as I believe them to need.

We have a cat door, though it is not in a door, it is in a window. The window is high. After a cat grows to like us, we show them the window and force them in and out of it. That way they know they are free to go and come as they please.

Some have went and never returned. Some have went and encountered trouble that ended their lives.

My brother has had all his cats get ran over :-( He no longer has any cats. By “has cats”, that's not the correct term, I don't think one can “own” a cat.

This is Dude. Dude is lazy even by cat standards. He will not come to you. You have to go to him. He will beg for food. Meow constantly if he feels that attention torwards him is lacking.

He is not a scaredy cat. Things that scare our other cats do not scare him at all. He is nonchalant, doesn't let things bother him, seems not to give a care, and is very stubborn.

He is also best friend to my sister, any time she is feeling down it seems that he senses it. It's only then that you can find him seeking attention. He goes to my sister and takes a nap by her. He does not like laps.

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Saturday 2012-12-01 — I See IRC

121201. Some IRC fragments.

<Ositha> Hah. You're in the wrong channels.
<OldCoder> I forgot what I said.
<OldCoder> What was this about?
<Ositha> Heh
<Ositha> Griffins and dragons.
<Ositha> :P
<OldCoder> All right
<OldCoder> Stop by the new channel. It seems to be working out.
<Ositha> Sure
<OldCoder> Thunderdome came and said the ops banned him. Also they are angry about the new channel. Somebody else says no. Who is telling the truth?
<Ositha> You
<OldCoder> Oh




<FragileEquality> my bot is written in bash
<FragileEquality> :D
<OldCoder> iqualfragile, bashbot is hot
<OldCoder> You have thought of a hot bash bot
<OldCoder> What you got? You thought of a hot bash bot. Bad it is not. Right on the dot. Hot bash bot.

<FragileEquality> dear god
<OldCoder> :D

<FragileEquality> !die
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Saturday 2012-12-01 — Kenneth Kiraly Multiscope Photo

121201. Somebody has sent me the following photo. Kenneth Kiraly, said to be the Kindle architect, is on the left. The photo was taken around 1989. This appears to be the group from Multiscope. Mansour Safai is on the right. He was a good guy.

I invested more money in Multiscope than Kenneth did, initially. He upped his investment to match mine. Said that it wouldn't do for his brother to show more confidence than he did.

The point of that story is that the Kiraly Family subsequently denied this had happened. Why would they need to deny it? The answer is that it's part of what we are. We work backwards from the stories that we tell. Facts need to change so that we are the heroes of the stories.


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Friday 2012-11-30 — General

121130. Slept abruptly from 10:35pm Thursday to 5:12am Friday 121130.

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Friday 2012-11-30 — Helsinki Winter Morning

121130. A photo by Phenek. Taken in a Helsinki suburb around 9:00am in the morning. Posted with permission.

For those interested in image processing, I worked on this one as follows: cropped using GIMP to reduce height, removed some snow from the lens using GIMP, adjusted colors using NetPBM, converted to final JPEG using ImageMagick.


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Friday 2012-11-30 — Helsinki Winter Evening

121130. A photo by Phenek. Taken in downtown Helsinki around 5:30pm in the evening. Location is outside his office and in front of a bar located downstairs. Posted with permission. No processing was done on this one.


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Thursday 2012-11-29 — General

121129. Slept from 2:00am to 8:00am Thursday 121129.

Phenek has received an iPad that he was waiting for. It arrived in good condition but with a few scratches. Here is a brief poem about the matter that I wrote extemporaneously as he headed for bed.

The Scratched iPad

Then you must dream
If not of ice cream
Perhaps of ice Pad
Don't be sad
Your device arrived it has
as
one piece

It survived its journey
You need no attorney
To ensure this
Oh well
Travel is hell
For electronics

Yet it boots I assume
There is no doom
For your iPad
So don't be sad
It runs
in the suns
You'll have funs
with your iPad

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