Wednesday, October 23, 2002

by | Oct 23, 2002 | General | 0 comments

Back in
August of this year, i wrote about a
operation by the FBI called Operation Candyman.  It was to catch and
prosecute child porn collectors, distributors, and contributors.  you may
view what

i wrote here.
  courtesy of google
of course.  Today, I received a greatly appreciated e-mail from
Wired contributing editor
Steve Silberman regarding that
entry i made.  Steve informed me of an
he has written for Wired following the catching, investigation and
prosecuting in this operation, especially against a particular individual by the
name of

Adam Vaughn
.  If someone came up to me and asked if i had signed up for
a particular web site, i would have to say i have no idea.  every site i go
to (at least that interests me) i sign up for.  just so i can be sure i get
my preferred username before someone else does 😉  of course, that would be
radial or radialmonster.  so if you see a radial or radialmonster on a site
you’re visiting, say hi, its probably me.  But what is really scary about
the comments in the article is how they can prosecute you for what’s in your
browser cache, and even for things you’ve deleted!  do YOU know what’s in
your browser cache?  i can do a simple image search on google and get
things i’d rather not see, and since visiting i’m pretty much
desensitized now to about everything.  i manage the spam at my work place,
i at least skim through about 5000 messages a day.  and you would be amazed
at the nastiness of some of the emails i’ve seen.  but to me now, it’s just
another email. just another junk mail.  i dont get offended one bit.
i laugh. but, if a spammer sends you an email and it is only an inline gif ( i
want you to know i typed fig 3 times before i ever got gif out) that
automagically pops up, you’re liable to end up 5 years in a federal prison.
i think i’d opt for the psych ward though if they’d let me.  but honestly,
if this guy was pulling up images, saving them to his hard drive, he had an
interest.  you can’t accidentally right click an image, choose save target
as and create a directory for them.  why would you even bother creating a
directory called too young if you know you shouldn’t be looking at them?
come on, that’s like someone getting accidentally run over by a train.  you
dont accidentally end up in front of a few thousand tons of metal lunging
towards you what with the roaring metal sounds and the for sure honking of the
horn.  i will be the first to admit i have some naked ladies on my
computer.  i’ve replied to those spams that say “is there pornography on
your computer?  run this program to find out and eradicate porn!”  i
replied to them and said there better be some porn on my computer, if there’s
not someone’s deleted it!!  they never responded.  but , i have never
done a background check on each picture i have to be sure it’s not someone under
18.  i go by what i’m told.  come on, i cant even watch a baby diaper
commercial on tv without getting disgusted, why would i want to get off on it?
and get real, i know of NO guy who doesn’t look at naked ladies.

tonight i walked up to a stranger and told her i liked her song.  i went to
Mars tonight for the open mic night for
songwriters.  if i knew it was songwriters, i might have seriously entered.
it wasn’t for if you could play good, it was for the song itself.  anyway,
this great young lady got up and sang and played guitar and her song was just
great.  i told her i liked it, she smiled shyfully, giggled and said “thank
you”.  she now has a fan. maybe i’m #1.  i then went to chik-fil-a and
got supper.  i said to a complete stranger in the bathroom ‘good luck’ as
he read a love letter.  he said ‘oh, this is just petty stuff’ and laughed.
i then dropped a dime while paying.  i said to the complete stranger next
to me, is it bad luck to pick up the dime on tails if it’s my dime?  then i
left him with a nice contemplating thought, and is a black cat bad luck if it’s
yours?  he just looked at me and said i dunno, and i laughed and walked

I’m very curious as to where some of my visitors come from.
and for the life of me, i have NO IDEA how my site got listed here: