Posted by: yechristian | August 24, 2014

Spent Saturday at WordCamp Boston 2014 at MIT

#WCBOS I spent my Saturday (8/23) at WordCamp Boston 2014 at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA. I enjoyed meeting up with familiar faces and new ones. The afterparty hosted by OOMPH was a lot of fun at Catalyst tonight.

Here’s a list of the sessions I went to:

The 5 Secrets of Tech Marketing by Anna Remus

Grunting Your Way To Success by Jon Heller

So Many Plugins, Not Enough Time by Reiko Beach

Local News – Building Community Through WP by Julie McCay Turner

Theme Accessibility – Building Websites Everyone Can Use by Jordan Quintal

What Boston Gave WordPress, And What WordPress Gave Boston – Panel Discussion

Project Management For People Who Dread Projects by Christina Inge

Tomorrow, I am going to the second part of the WordCamp, Contributer Day at Workbar Cambridge, near Central Square.

Posted by: yechristian | August 19, 2014

Will There Be Any Justice in Ferguson, Missouri?

Since a man named Michael Brown was gunned down allegedly by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, back on August 9, the whole town seems to be at odds with the police. There has been looting and confrontations with police. I’ve seen it on the news. It all looks bad.

Michael Brown was unarmed, but there was a video showing that he stole cigars from a store. Hardly that makes him look like a danger to anyone. I know stealing is wrong, but an autopsy has revealed that he was shot six times. A fatal bullet went through the top of his head.

Looks very brutal to me. President Barack Obama has gone on TV asking for everyone to get all the facts first about what really happened in Ferguson.

It’s been a long wait already from 10 days since Michael Brown was killed.

Posted by: yechristian | July 31, 2014

I’m Not Interested in Watching Sarah Palin on The Web

I wasn’t interested in voting for her. I don’t want to spend $9.95 to watch her talk about whatever nonsense she is thinking of. Isn’t she a college drop-out and a governor who didn’t serve her full term? Is that good television for you?

It’s not for me. I guess I’m back to watching old TV reruns on METV.

Sorry, Sarah, but I think you will be off the air soon.

Posted by: yechristian | July 28, 2014

Tornado Smashes Through Revere, Massachusetts!

What a shock! Suffolk county usually doesn’t get tornadoes. This morning was different at 9:30 am when a tornado suddenly appeared and ripped up at least 65 buildings that were either homes or businesses. Luckily, no one was seriously injured or killed. Unfortunately, 13 buildings have been declared uninhabitable.

The tornado was in the EF2 stage, which means the winds were going at 120 miles per hour. Revere is just north of Boston which is part of Suffolk county. Since 1950, the weather service has been recording tornadoes. This is the first time one hit Suffolk County.

Posted by: yechristian | July 16, 2014

Thor is now The Goddess of Thunder

Seems like Thor, the Asgardian God of Thunder, is following in the footsteps of his younger brother Loki. He’s going to turn into a woman because he is no longer worthy to use the hammer Mjolnir. At least, that is what Marvel Comics is saying. A couple of years ago, Loki turned himself into a woman. Wonder how their father, Odin, is going to react.

Didn’t they do this 25 years ago with Storm, one of the female members of the X-Men? I recall that he got her hands on Thor’s hammer and became the Goddess of Thunder for awhile.

I wonder what Marvel will do next. Make Wolverine into a high school guidance counselor? Spider-Man deciding to see a shrink? Namor the Sub-Mariner going to anger management sessions?

Posted by: yechristian | July 2, 2014

Boston To Celebrate Independence Day on July 3!

Tropical Storm Arthur is changing a lot of people’s plans this weekend. In Boston, the annual 4th of July celebration is going to held on July 3 tomorrow night, instead of Friday night. This is to avoid to the tropical storm that is going up the East Coast on Friday.

I guess it’s better safe than sorry now. There might be hurricane winds by Friday night.

Btw, the Beach Boys are among the special guests this year.

Posted by: yechristian | June 27, 2014

Peter Rodger: A Clueless Father Until It Was Too Late

#ABC 20/20
I just watched the 20/20 TV interview of Peter Rodger, the father of mass murderer Elliot Rodger, this evening. He didn’t know what was going on in his son’s mind during the many years that he was having problems with socializing and relationships. He actually thought that letting him go to college was a good solution to his son’s mental problems.

I agree with Peter Rodger when he talked about the mental health care system in this country. I have to admit that it is terrible, just based on my own experience. When I was in my mid-20s, I was misdiagnosed with Intermittent Explosive Disorder and was prescribed a medication called Lithium. The therapy I got was very unhelpful because I was really a person with undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome.

At the end of the interview, I feel like there are parents who are unaware that they are raising a killer under their own roof. I only wish there was some sort of prevention of the tragedy that happened in Santa Barbara more than a month ago.

I hope something from this TV interview will stop the next massacre from happening.

Posted by: yechristian | June 17, 2014

A Long Distance Dedication to Casey Kasem

I wrote about his passing on my Outside In Blog tonight. I felt I should put this song on my Uncommon Bostonian blog because I have already written about Casey last month. As we all know, Casey had the saying, “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” Now, he’s among the stars as of Sunday morning, June 15.

I thought this song is a good dedication to Casey.

Posted by: yechristian | June 6, 2014

Deadly Shooting on a College Campus in Seattle

Shocking news about another lone shooter attacking a college campus. This time it’s in Seattle. One person has been killed while three others wounded. This time, the shooter was taken alive. A student was able to stop him while he was reloading.

It’s barely been two weeks since the Santa Barbara shooting and stabbing spree where the shooter took his own life after killing others. Others are wondering what sets them down this path.

Why are the young men in our country doing this? Is it the violent culture that is seen in television, movies, and video games? Or is it something else altogether?

Wish I knew the answers.

Posted by: yechristian | May 30, 2014

Bill Murray Crashes Bachelor Party!

It sounds like a scene from a Wes Anderson movie with Bill Murray appearing in a bachelor party in South Carolina. Not only did he attend this party but he gave them this advice:

“Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.”

Murray makes it sound so simple! :-)

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