Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve, you will be missed.
RIP Steven P Jobs

StructuredWeb Is Anything But Structured

I just found a hilarious email I got at my old job about the web hosting company they used….

Ok, I know we both know much Structured Web sucks ass, but I found a real problem with their system.

· So everything on structured web uses the root domain name of
· Every customer they have just acts as an alias on their system
· This really confused me when I was working with our Live/Test site setup because I couldn’t understand how it was configured
· I was searching for some customer satisfaction policy at SW, so I Googled “customer satisfaction”
· One of the hits took me to this Page
· After reading it for a second, I thought it looked very out of place
· So I was trying to figure out what page this came from, which is very difficult because SW uses their own crappy CMS for their site also
· But then I tried something:
o I looked up another SW customer “Integrated Supply Consultants”
o I grabbed the CMS URL following the end of the domain name from what I found on that hit (see above): sw/common/custom/internet/custompage.asp/SETSESS/1/ASE/74/MSE/0/USE/1/TSE/1/LSE/1/SSE/4071/OSE/1/SWID/1
o I tagged that to the end of Integrated Supply Consultants Site: ISC + CMS URL INFO
· Look at that….
· Using that same example:
o Integrated Supply Consultants
o Enterprise Systems Group
o Structured Web
o XXXXXX !!! AND even on our NEW SITE
· This is our Current Contact Us Page. I can easily map that onto another site’s URL, Template, etc.
o Enterprise Systems Group
o Structured Web
· And my personal favorite, our About Us Page:
o Enterprise Systems Group
o Structured Web
o Centratel
o Mpire Telecom

The CMS system doesn’t care what site (or Account) the content actually belongs to and will display it on any site they host.
Google is also indexing files that are stored in the customer center, even if they aren’t linked on any page. And it’s being indexed as coming from, not the appropriate site/account who uploaded the file as demonstrated Here.
I can’t believe they sell a “complete turn-key system” that has such a major flaw and expect people to run their entire business off it.

What a piece of Structured CRAP!

Operation Chokehold

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What is Operation Chokehold?

On Friday, December 18, at noon Pacific time, we will attempt to overwhelm the AT&T data network and bring it to its knees. The goal is to have every iPhone user (or as many as we can) turn on a data intensive app and run that app for one solid hour. Send the message to AT&T that we are sick of their substandard network and sick of their abusive comments. The idea is we’ll create a digital flash mob. We’re calling it in Operation Chokehold. Join us and speak truth to power!

I’ve prepared 3 video files that I have tested and can confirm WILL DOWNLOAD over the 3G connection on the iPhone. These are 3 videos from the Lollapalooza concerts in Chicago last year. I figured, might as well eat the bandwidth with something fun to watch too!

Radiohead: (528.1 MB)
Kanye West: (161.6 MB)
Rage Against the Machine: (475 MB)

I also posted a video from Rothbury 20007: (200 MB)

Also! Blackberry Users can participate too. Try PANDORA!

AT&T Blocks Access to



Quoted from Reddit:

From what I can tell, this is only a confirmed issue in Southern California at the moment, but seems to be wider than just a regional problem. Those who have contacted AT&T representatives were told that the site is in fact blocked, so this isn’t a technical problem, and all the other 4chan subdomains work fine.

Moot is aware

It’s come to our attention that AT&T is filtering/blocking (/b/ & /r9k/) for many of their customers. There is no remedy at this time.

If you’ve been affected, I would advise you call or write customer support and corporate immediately.

xkcd‘s comment is my favorite:

What IP blocks do their corporate offices have? If they’re really cutting off my trashy time-wasting web entertainment, I’m cutting off theirs.

As many people have been saying, this very well could be the begeniniung of the end of the Internet as we know it. And considering the 4chan crowd, AT&T should be ready to battle. The shit is really going to hit the fan now. Too bad for AT&T. HA.

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Chicago, Summer 2009

Hey everyone. Just checking in to say hi. I started by adventure last week on Wednesday when I drove out I Milwaukee to visit my friend Mark and since the weekend of the 4th I’ve been in downtown Chicago chilling with Stef and now Brett and Keil.
It feels so good to have the freedom to do something like this right now. So free.

Big things to come.

RFID Binge

I’m working on a research project involving Context-Aware RFID Driven Web Applications and came across these videos.

iPhone RFID: object-based media from timo on Vimeo.

Wireless in the world from timo on Vimeo.

Making an RFID cross-section from timo on Vimeo.

Experiments in Field Drawing from timo on Vimeo.

These are just for fun 🙂

Volume I from timo on Vimeo.

Volume III from timo on Vimeo.