Daily Archives: August 17, 2007

San Francisco Surveillance Camera Debate

Buried in an article reviewing the debate over the efficacy of security cameras in San francisco is this paraphrasing of a statement from the head of the housing authority:

Fortner said he knows that criminals don’t like the cameras, because someone in the Sunnydale public housing development recently ripped one off a telephone pole with a rope tied to a car. When the camera returned, vandals turned to an electric saw, cutting through concrete, steel and finally the camera’s wiring.

I suppose that someone becomes a criminal by definition when they destroy public property else what justification is there for this generalization.

However, this seems like perfectly fine behavior for anyone who thinks it is not appropriate for governments to be spying on them. Which should be, well, everyone except the government big brothers. Even they should know better.

Friday Ark #152

We’ll post links to sites that have Friday (plus or minus a few days) photos of their chosen animals (photoshops at our discretion and humans only in supporting roles). Watch the Exception category for rocks, beer, coffee cups, and….?

Visit all the boarders, ;font color=”maroon”>Link to the Ark and check back for updates through Sunday afternoon!

You can find out how to board the Friday Ark at the Arkive page.

Alert: The link to the trackback URL at the bottom of the post is returning an error message. I don’t know when I’ll be able to get this fixed. Please use Blog Carnival, comments or email to notify us of boarders.

2:42 PM EDT: This problem should be fixed. Please let us know if you continue to have problems.




Other Vertebrates


In Memoriam

Didn’t Make It

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Exceptions (inclusion not guaranteed)

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Extra, Extra: All Ark boarders are invited to shout out at the Friday Ark Frapper Map.

Dog folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Dogs hosted by Mickey’s Musings. Also, there are more doggies at Weekend Dog Blogging hosted this weekend by Sweetnicks.

Cat folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Cats which goes up every Sunday and the 177th edition, 8/12, is up at Momma Grace & Company . The 178th edition will be hosted on 8/19 by Stranger Ranger. There are more weekly cats at Weekend Cat Blogging #115 hosted on 8/18-8/19 by Catsynth. Do go shout out at The Catbloggers Frappr Map.

Bird folks: I and the Bird: A Blog Carnival for Bird Lovers is published every 2 weeks. The 55th edition is up and hosted by Birdfreak Birdig Blog. The 56th edition will be hosted on 8/23 by Big Spring Birds.

For the spineless: Circus of the Spineless. A monthly celebration of Insects, Arachnids, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Worms and most anything else that wiggles. The 23rd edition is up and hosted by Words & Pictures. The 24th edition will be hosted at the end of August at the Naturalist Notebook.

For other current carnivals check out The Conservative Cat’s Carnival Page, The Blog Carnival and The TTLB Uber Carnival

Note for Haloscan Users:

Over the past month or so Haloscan started (the end of July) handling of trackbacks has improved though it is still pretty broken for carnival type posts. Now, instead of rejecting every attempt to ping it accepts single pings for a while and then will start rejecting them. I will keep trying to track back to Haloscan boarders but can make no guarantees for any particular week.

Note for Typepad Users:

Typepad continues to behave similar to Haloscan for trackbacks. I been able to get trackbacks to most, if not all, Typepad based boarders. I have to do it one at a time and wait a while in between pings but Typepad does not go into semi-permanent rejection mode like Haloscan.