PART 2: Psycho in the Mail? Thank you Debbie Wasserman Schultz! Reason number 3 why you should be prepared for —–anything!

More Psycho in the Mail?  This time directly in my email box. The psycho in people seems to be never ending.  It might be escalating and the recent email from Debbie Wasserman Schultz is my indicator.

These anti- American/constitution types, I’m not sure if they’re communist saboteurs, millionaire socialists wannabes or what?  That part doesn’t matter, the part that does is their destructive intentions.  Congress should not be looking for more ways to restrict freedom at all. In in way, shape, or form.  None.  On that note it should be clear I’d never agree to more restrictions on people.  I’m for the opposite, more freedom.  More, never less.

Never agree to that more laws restriction Americans.  It’s like this, if you don’t 100% support the U.S. Constitutions why are you here?  There are so many other places to live that welcome the commie-socialist mindset.  Don’t let the door hit you in the ass as the saying goes.  Personally, I think these individuals are self destructive and want to create a fight similar in their minds, to the American revolution.  A fight they would by completely unprepared for.  Amazing to watch isn’t it?

With treasonus people like that around thank goodness we’ve had the second amendment to keep firearms in our hands in case they get what they want.  The destruction of America?  Reason number 3 why you should be ready for anything is below.  -13

 

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Worm bin notes: Population Grows

Update 9, Bin 1.  Could have wrote this and made the video days ago but got sidetracked on the Project: Closed Caption Words matter, in a world of silence. marathon.  Then I also somehow had in mind I needed to wait until I documented the progress of the last additions to bins 2 & 3.  Not sure why, I didn’t plan on getting back into the bin until the next round of waste is ready to add.

There hasn’t been as much waste material over the last few weeks so it took a little longer between feedings.  I’d rather not disturb them and let things progress with as little interference as possible.  It seems like things work much better that way.   This bin has had a few disturbances with the roaches.  That left me digging around in there when I otherwise would not have been.

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July 20, 2018 Condition of bin after waste added.

It does look like the roach rodeo roundup was successful.  Didn’t see anything in there.  The white dot bugs are abundant and active.  The earwig looking things have been slow to populate.  I wonder if the roly polys have anything to do with it?  The roly polys population is growing really fast.

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August 9, 2018 Untouched since July 20th.

I was worried about them in a confined area and over population.  Have an idea to try and get some out and add to my yard compost and other areas where leaf litter builds up.  More on that in the next blog/video since I don’t have the details worked out yet.

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August 9, 2018 After checking for roaches waste was added.

The mangos don’t want to quit.  I thought I had killed them off last time but as the evidence shows, it didn’t work.  This time I broke the sprout to see how it works.  The bin had no odors and it appeared that all the waste added last time was completely gone.  Except for the potato skins which, over time I’ve noticed takes some time to decompose.

The worms were hard to find at the surface, had to dig a little to make sure of their health.  That’s usually how it is when all the waste at the top has been consumed.  They looked like they’re doing well.  My next visit will be to remove some of the roly polys and take them to other useful places.  Now that it looks like the roaches are gone the bin can be left to progress without chaos.  The issue will be finding enough waste to keep the eating machine running.  -13

 

Project: Closed Caption Words matter, in a world of silence.

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Words matter, in a world of silence. What an experience. Talk about an eye-opening, paradigm shift. Less that three days ago now I was editing a video posted to YouTube. At some point I somehow turned on the Closed Captions. Not sure how. Doesn’t matter. Here is what does.

I was ignoring them. Then I noticed “…morons…” in one of the captions on screen. I don’t use the word “morons” so that got my curiosity up. I watched more of the captions and was surprised how inaccurate it could be. That led me to discover that the captions had been automatically generated. I also discovered that I could edit them to correct the mistakes.

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Once I figured out how to make the edits, I thought I’d pick a short video and give it a try. That is when the paradigm shift happened. It was late at night, no sounds in the house or outside. As I was reading them I was drawn into a world of total silence. Imagining that I could hear nothing and that I depended on the words I’m reading to be accurate. Not leave anything out. It would be the only way I would get anything out of, or make sense of the video.

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Thinking about that stuck me. Imagine trying to follow along with the video, and have to watch the video and read along but the words you are reading are wrong or missing. It’s like having subtitles in a language you don’t understand. Useless!

It suddenly became a top priority to go back through all of the videos I’ve posted and edit the closed captions. There were so many mistakes. It’s not surprising with all the slang and my accent. I’ll bet that’s why YouTube doesn’t like some of my videos, the auto generated text.

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Still not caught up, the project has taken hours and is committed to editing all of our videos with relevant audio. A number of the mistakes are saved below. Some of the best ones aren’t here because I didn’t think of writing this blog until I was a few hours into the project.

Many of them, funny, simple mistakes. Others, complex misinterpretations. Wait until you read them. Some of them will require reading over a few times to comprehend the misquote like this one. “Honey that stools that seat in there is trying to germinate well, okay” – “Okay, that soil, that seed in there is trying to germinate.” The misquote, then the correction. See what I mean?

Read on for a laugh or two, but remember what its like to have to read through it and try to have the same video experience everyone that has hearing does. That was an eye-opening experience, we’ll never again post a video without checking the closed captions. I might make a video to challenge others who post videos to do the same. We’ll see. -13

“morons” – “more worms”

“poop” – “boop”

“cuite 13” – “unit 13”

“that’s full arms” – “it’s gonna be full of worms”

“the Salil” – “the soil”

“Watch the side. Oh my god. Let’s beat this thing” – “Where is the photo, there we go. (phone sound) Alright let’s feed this thing in.”

“here because well, that’s all of that’s why they haven’t eaten it” – “And then this is all that’s left of those”

“Only probably swimming around in there.” – “roly pollies running around in there.”

“I’m not sort of reading in there…” – “…not sure if they’re breeding in there…”

“…in Chi 213…” – “…it’s unit 13…”

“pattern not sure” – “pattern notcher”

“at least to care gotchas” – “at least two tear notches”

“Like this that came sailor” – “I like this vacuum sealer”

“pantry” – “can’t read”

“Tell me it’s gonna take more time to get it just sexually this” – “…it’s just fine with me, it’s gonna take more time to get, get to the suction. ”

“social essentially” – “starts drawing suction”

“All this right” – “Harbor freight…”

“other ponies” – “roly polies”

“they ate those still smiling sit up hitting there” – “…those small one’s I put in there. ”

“That was Laura” – “Those are.”

“thus you entertain up” – “this is unit 13 I’m out”

“steal hair” – “still here”

“What am I big man office?” – “Running my big mouth.”

“You see me that was a load” – “Please tell me that wasn’t a roach.”

“Yeah all the rooms empty” – “See all them worms?”

“Alright start releasing it down technically I’m doing this” – “Alright start rinsing it down, changing the way I’m doing this.”

“Tanka in three” – “There you go, bin 3”

“Wow, okay. Well Chrome the top of that looks” – “Wow, look how well groomed the top of that looks!”

“Cutting out and lift this onion and we’ll be there secrets the blender there” – “Okay now, we’ll lift this onion, and we’ll be able to see what’s under there.”

“been to work” – “dental work”

“nacho” – “notcher”

“the Vienna” – “the bin.”

“Well, hey, we’re Meg. I” – “um, a, worm egg.”

“spell it up” – “sprout up.”

“art forms” – “earthworms”

“beans” – “bins”

“dive ads” – “dye vats”

“high poly” – “iDye Poly”

“flux to weigh it ” – “fluctuate”

“jogging” – “dyeing”

“Washington” – “washing in”

“fundos” – “photos”

“tree firm” – “transfer”

“impacting” – “thin padding”

“went and tell the dive at ” – “went into the dye vat”

“hidden it set” – “head net set”

“many Flair kids” – “mini flare kits”

Micro Screwdrivers that Work on Eyeglasses!

Finally found something that works for those micro screws used on eyeglasses and other small items. The replacement dash cameras we’re using has two tiny screws that needed a few turns. No problem I thought I’ll get one out of my small screwdriver bag. Wasn’t one there that fit so I checked my eyeglasses repair kit and was quickly reminded I forgot to replace the junk bent ones that had been thrown away.

It also reminded me that I’ve never seen or used a good quality screwdriver for tiny screws.  From the eyeglasses repair kits to the jewelers screwdriver kit none of them held up.  The flat/slot blade always bent and the Phillips blades sheared or should I say smeared off with minimal use.  It was frustrating and maybe why I hadn’t gave the search much effort until recent needs forced me to do it.

Ready or not searching for replacements did not include anything I’d used in the past.  The junk jewelers and repair kit drivers shown above were out.  There had to be a better option but what and where to get it is always the issue.  As much as I would like to shop local I could  spend hours trying to find specialty tools where I live.  Searching the internet for tools led me to Amazon.

Over on the amazon site I consumed up the few hours “saved” looking for the tools online.  Spent a few minutes searching for drivers that met the size requirements then spent hours reading reviews.  The product reviews are priceless.  It is also easy to spot fake reviews.  In my experience the only ones that matter are the lowest with a comment.  Many of them had very useful information that completely influenced my purchase decision.

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Based on what I’d read in the reviews a Wiha 260 Slotted/Flat 1.5mm x 40mm and a Wiha 261 Phillips /PH000 x 40 was purchased.  Each tool was about double the cost of an eyeglasses repair kit.  Wonder how many of those useless screwdrivers I’ve thrown away over the years?

They are what I expected.  Plastic handled screwdrivers with tiny tips with a rotating cap for single handed use.  There does seem to be a quality difference compared to drivers used in the past.  I don’t expect them to last forever based on the size.  The quality so far seems to be good.  After multiple uses on the cameras and all of our sun and reading glasses they seem to be holding up.

I’m certain I could have purchased at least three sets of these over the years and still been better off for the reduced stress level alone.  They fit the hand well are easy to use way better than what was used in the past.  If I can get several years of stress free use it will be worth the peace of mind to have them around.

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I’m happy enough with them to purchase more in the near future.  For now these will be kept in our glasses repair kit.  The drivers can be seen in use in the video below.  -13

 

Dash Cam: August post so far, video 100, and back to the sort.

97-102 are posted on the South Florida Driving 101 YouTube channel.  No descriptions needed (except for the short butterfly scene 102), count on it there is plenty of crazy.  There are now over 100 videos of south Florida driving craziness and local sights.  Never imagined there would be this much footage.  As this is written there are 700 + videos waiting to be sorted for editing.  Check out the videos for a true south Florida driving experience.

A note about the pedestrian crossings that only use the yellow flashing lights to warn traffic of pedestrians in the crosswalk.  I think it will give the pedestrian a false sense that traffic will stop like its a red light.  As can be seen in the footage if two of the three lanes have stopped and blocked the view of the drivers behind they tend to go around in an open lane if they can without regard to the flashing yellow lights or presence of a pedestrian in motion.

Maybe changing the color of the lights to red may help.  I would react differently if they were red flashing.  The best solution may be another traffic light with a green, yellow, and red.  That would get me to stop for sure and know what is expected of me.  This new yellow lights flashing everywhere thing didn’t mean anything until after seeing them on video paused otherwise they’re passing by like everything else when driving.  Making these videos has made me more aware of how they function.  I wonder how many others are confused by them?

Thank you, everyone who watches these videos. Enjoy!  -13

Lesson 97

Speed trap, Tunnel ride, Truck goes for its first walk?

Lesson 98

Near miss van almost strikes a truck, almost blast thought a red light, pedestrian chaos, bicycle surprise + close call with motorcycle.

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Another cool jet crossing, dK2 oops, leaf falling, toll lane highway robbery?, lost dog finds way home, improperly marked lanes nearly cause accident, cloud formations.

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100 plus and counting!  Truck door opens, cloud formation, bicyclist have issues.

Lesson 101

Finally got a mattress hauler!  Everything looks normal in the video, however when at speed it looks much more interesting, a cooked tour bus, accident scene aftermath,  nice jet crossing, lane line confusion.

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Accident aftermath, pedestrian crossing blunder waiting to happen?, cool butterfly crossing.

Dash Cam: July over, almost there!

Dash Cam 88-96, plus specials, Special 9 and Merge-Exit Madness 5 videos have been posted to the South Florida Driving 101 YouTube channel in July.  July over, almost there!  Getting caught up on editing, nearly to the current date.  Still amazed how much footage we record driving here.  It’s a lot to sort through.  Going to limit the video descriptions.  There some driving experiences that happen in every video, accident scene aftermath, no signal lane cutting, merge-exit stunts, the descriptions get boring to read.  From now on it will only include unusual sights/sighting of cloud formations, aircraft close-ups, wildlife encounters etc. -13

Lesson 88-96 date back to February.  There is a dK2 involved accident(89), a speed trap, wildlife encounters, merge-exit stunts, cruise ships, cool views, stop light free for all, clouds at night, passing on neighborhood streets, Florida Turnpike jackknife, aftermath traffic, and skid marks (6/29), and a side trip to Ocala.

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Short Peacock crossing, caught in a red light, accident aftermath.

Lesson 89

Henry E. Kinney Tunnel ride, Cruise ship drive-by, dK2 gets struck by a car (why we use a camera), one close call with a median barrier.

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Lightening show in several scenes, some choice cuts of merge-exit madness, dk2 lane oops,  Bill Bird Marina Art Deco building, red light chaos -when the lights are flashing.

Lesson 91

New ROAV A1 cameras installed for dK2 and Unit-13, building art, clouds at night.

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Overturned car accident aftermath, muffler dragging, Florida Turnpike trouble on the 28th of June when a truck jackknifed blocking all lanes, traffic backed up for miles, also later are the skid marks, a couple of scenes with FSU bridge rubble.

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Ocala and back.  Cool vintage truck, I-75 south accident aftermath, speed traps, what looks like a trooper driving straight into traffic, storm over the everglades, driver on the wrong side?

Lesson 94

Starts with some fire rescue action, Henry E. Kinney Tunnel ride, sculpture art, smoke ’em if you got ’em.

Lesson 95

Load issues?, motorcycle rider lucky to be alive.

Lesson 96

Pedestrian close call, tree limb on FedEx truck, reflections of the city, express lane “privilege” gets expensive.

Special 9 The long way around to avoid an accident on I-95.  MIAMI US-1 / I-95 TO Fort LauderdalE US-441 / I-595 ONE-WAY TICKET.

Merge-Exit Madness 5 features special crazy drivers from Lessons 76-86.  Plenty of exciting close calls.

Facebook, Twitter, bye, bye: Part 4 first lesson, patients, let it fester

This is a follow up to Facebook, Twitter, bye, bye: Part 2 What Happened Next & Facebook, Twitter, bye, bye: Part 3 That didn’t take long did it!

First lesson, be patient. Seems like all we have to do is watch the show the actors will do the rest.

Been a little busy trying to catch up, things take time in the physical, the heat, the morbidly humid Florida heat.  Drenched wet clothes takes all the fun out of it.  Then, the next, what happened next?  More social engineering validation?  Having my doubts about YouTube and am looking for alternates.  There’s only so much time in a day.  The basic message is this, stop trying to control people, have power over them, or it will come back to haunt you.  Censorship is for socialist, communist, fascist, totalitarians, etc. and has no place in the U.S.A.  Can’t wait to see what happens next.  -13

The video has some long sales commercial segments be prepared.

Dash Cam: dK2 crash footage

Lesson 89 dK2 gets struck by car passing during turn.  No injuries.  Live here?  Visit here?  Get a dash camera! -13

 

 

 

Worm bin notes: Gecko Chaos, All Is Well & Censorship?

Bins 2 & 3, Update 10, 20 July  It dawned on me editing the video that this is a good subject for school kids and I like cussing, so I’ll cuss as much as usual. Or, add a few extra to keep your on your toes, the only difference is I’ll bleep it out.  I won’t use the normal bleep sound.  There are all kinds of interesting and fun sound effects that are a much better substitute.  I’d rather be me, do the bleeps and still have something that may have educational value that a family could watch together.

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Since that’s why I started all this to begin with.  Documenting examples of things I did not see on video/photo.  There are always lots of words often with no photographs or video.  I’ve thrown several food waste items in my bins I’m not sure how many times over the last two years successfully.  Then read online at various websites how this or that is a never, no-no, ever! kind of thing.  The worms in these bins have a different opinion on what they find acceptable.

Following no dogma, I like to see for myself, the who, what, when and where.  Then share what is discovered with video/photographic examples.  Much is edited out of my videos for brevity.  I don’t want to waste time with unnecessary footage that doesn’t add anything or document an actual event.  Update 10 video for bins 2 & 3 has more footage than usual because extraordinary events did happen.  It will show more detail how the bins are maintained and recorded.

Bin 2 starts with a little excitement when I discover a gecko in the bin.  Didn’t notice it when the cardboard was moved all the spiders were distracting me.  While I was trying to figure out where and what to do the with more than 20 spiders I spotted a gecko in the bin.

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20 July Spiders do well in bin 2

Once you see them you have to move fast or loose your chance to catch them.  When this happens I’m usually able to catch it and let it go outside.  This time all the chaos and my unsuccessful attempt at capture and release was recorded.  Maybe next time.  Hope I get it before the cats do.

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20 July Bin 2 Gecko

As can be seen in the photos in this blog and in the video, the worms and other insects have picked everything clean.  It’s amazing to see.  The mangos want to grow don’t they?  It looks like a nursery for mangos seedlings.

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20 July Bin 2 Mangos reaching for the sun

There was no noticeable odor or roaches.  Overall it looks good inside bin two.  The addition of more worms has clearly worked.

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20 July Bin 2 Picked clean mango seeds

Bin 3  Not much to note about this bin.  No odor, no roaches or chaos.  A single mango seedling trying like all the others.

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20 July Bin 3

There must be a lot of worms in bin 3 because they clean the waste in there like a boss.  Look at the photo below or better, the video.  What an amazing transformation.

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July 7 Bin 3

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20 July Bin 3

The video has as much as the fun and excitement as the camera could capture. Would liked to have caught the lizard and moved it off the porch to think if the cats get it leaves me unsettled. But that is life in or on any porch in Florida, a deathtrap for lizards when there is no food source or in many cases, they’re on the menu.  Seems like I have a few regular viewers and readers of the blog.  That’s a surprise.  Hope you find something useful here while you visit. -13

Worm bin notes: Roach Rodeo Arrives, Chaos Ensues

Update 8, Bin 1, 10th July.  Need to remove the dead grass out of a planter and recycle it into the bin.  Everything set up to film, before recording began I removed the lid to make sure everything was in frame when the pursuit began.  Caught a roach off guard.  After tearing through all the cardboard caught the only roach in sight and ended it there.  Searched the bin several times and saw nothing.

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10 July  After Roach Rodeo Chaos

The video starts soon after the roach rodeo ended.  Not very good footage of the transfer.  Doing any task while watching it though the camera is not as easy as one might think.  No offensive odors to note.  Did not add any waste there was plenty from last time.

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10 July  After photo.  Patch of grass added.

20th July  Time to check bin conditions.  Set up to film, hit record before I started this time.  Roach rodeo part two begins as the cardboard is removed.  It nearly escaped me it moved so fast.  All the gory details caught on video.  There was another roach in the cardboard that was taken out of the bin and set aside.  Caught that roach and it is on its way to somewhere.

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20 July More Roach Rodeo Chaos Aftermath

The overall condition of the bin looks like its progressing well.  There are worms dispersed throughout the waste.  The roly-polys are thriving the evidence is visible in the bin.  There are maybe 50 or more.  It’s hard to tell for sure.  Plenty of white dot bugs wish I could see them under magnification.  No foul odors.

An observation on onions in all of my bins over time.  An onion, no not just the onion, most of the root/underground grown plants take much longer to decompose in the bin.  The thing to note about the onion is while it looks like not much is happening from a top view, when turned over the bottom will be full of small earth worms.  Not sure if I have footage yet in any of the videos.  It appears that the younger worms are attracted to them.

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Those mangos like theses bins.

To wrap it up, added a small amount of mangos and greens.  Covered it with cardboard as usual.  Didn’t add water this time the humidity level looked good.  There isn’t much soil at this point so moisture levels have to be maintained and monitored.  I’ve seen the top layer dry before.  It helps to keep the cardboard close to the surface of the waste yet still have air flow.

Filmed a short video inside the bin.  Not much to see.  Close up view of how I like to see this bin with all the activity.  Next time we’ll see if there’ll be another uninvited Roach Rodeo in town.  For now everything looks good in the bin.

The title of the video was another topic I wanted to cover.  I had come up with two.  First was “Invaders caught, 3 Dead, Search continues” all of it true and clickbait as it gets.  Sounds like and inspired by local headlines.  The other choice was “Roach Rodeo Comes To Town”.  That one is fun but not as headline dramatic as the first one.  The next Worm bin notes will be more challenging and fun to title.  Another reason why this is called the Vermicompost Experiment. -13

All Good In The Wood by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  For more check out the artist at: http://audionautix.com/

 

Note: 23 July 2018, as an experiment I changed the title of the video and blog to “Worm bin notes: Roach Rodeo Arrives, Chaos Ensues”.  Lets see what happens.  -13

2008 Caravan: Demon Possession or Electrical Issues?

I finally was able to film it!  This has happened to the owner of this 2008 Dodge Caravan (original owner) and myself so many times it’s hard to believe how difficult  it has been to record the event in progress.  It’s all about timing, or the lack of it.

No matter it is here now.  How does one explain this problem to a mechanic accurately?  It really does have to be seen to comprehend what is happening.  Headlight, indicator lights, and turn signals flashing.  Windshield wipers flapping door/window control buttons not working.

Not one mechanic, after diagnostics at several dealerships and independent shops has ever been able to figure it out.  As best as any of us can remember the battery has been changed 12 or so times.  A battery would go bad, get replaced under warranty several times before deciding to try different brands.  Thinking that might help since the shop performing the warranty couldn’t find any problems.

Over time is was proven this didn’t solve the issue at all.  It continues to this day.  The electrical issue featured in the video and battery replacements.  It’s a shame, the van has 250000+ miles on it, the motor is doing well never had an issue.  At this age and milage its not worth pursuing the search for a replacement has been ongoing.  If anyone thinks they have an idea what the issue is we’d sure like to hear from you.  We’re not looking to fix the issue simply understand it better.   -13

Facebook, Twitter, bye, bye: Part 3 That didn’t take long did it!

This is a follow up to Facebook, Twitter, bye, bye: Part 2 What Happened Next.

Didn’t take long for the validation about Twitter and the kind of people who work there.  Got to keep track of these things for accountability.  This is better than my pocket note pad.  All of us can see it.  Someone with time and brains can put it all together.  Found this and it will be more validation than is necessary it’s gets better as he speaks.  Hardcore life facts can be hard to wrap around when the picture becomes clear, you can see it as he progresses.  Felt it right in my heart.  Check out the Twitter-Con and awakenings.  -13