August 06, 2012

Our Family Responds to Unfair, One-Sided Portrayals of Late Lauderhill Police Officer Eli Rodgers in Recent News Reports


Family of the Late Lauderhill Police Officer Eli Rodgers Responds to One-Sided, Unfair Portrayals in Recent News Reports

Family Media Contact:
C. Andy Rowe III,

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – The family of the late Officer Eli Rodgers issued this statement

“Our family suffered the heartbreaking loss of Officer Eli Rodgers, an Iraq War veteran and a hero to all of us, more than a year ago. Now we are suffering again, because of scathing and unfair portrayals of Eli in recent news reports.

“The reports did shed light on apparent unethical behavior by ex-officers and others who helped to push Eli over the edge. But slanderous falsehoods made by these ‘officers’ to save their own skin were made public, with no opportunity given to us, Eli’s family, to respond. Most importantly, there was no mention of the good things Eli accomplished in his career and his life.

“Our family knows what a great officer Eli was. He lived his live in service of others, in Iraq and here in South Florida. He was an American Hero. Eli’s love of children, and respect for the elderly and hard-working people was quite obvious to everyone who met him.

“We know in our hearts that had the Lauderhill Police Department handled its investigation more humanely and professionally, our dear Eli would still be with us here today. To know that Eli had felt so helpless still breaks our hearts, and the hearts of his extended family and good friends throughout the country.

“Our hope is that the real truth will eventually, one day, come to light, and Officer Eli Rodgers’ good name will finally be cleared.”

— The Rodgers Family and Friends


October 13, 2011

Footage of Tom Morello @ Occupy Wall Street.

Tom Morello performed in Zuccotti Park to support the Occupy Wall Street movement.  I frapsed most of it.

September 14, 2011

Day 11 of Developing Android Apps: Early Results

On September 3rd, less than two weeks ago, I completed the process for becoming a bona fide Android app developer. I registered under the name Nine Three Seven, a reference to my area code and a domain I've had laying around for a while.

The last month or so I'd been teaching myself the basics of app development in my spare time by creating a webview-based app for a friend's website Macho Church. I published said app the same day I created my Android developer account. It was downloaded 15 times that first day with no real promoting to speak of and is on pace to reach 100 downloads tomorrow. Apparently professional wrestling has a noticeable following in Saudi Arabia. Who knew?

A few days later I published another app for my own YouTube Direct & TubePress-powered video sharing site The Music Seen.

It's still quite early to be assessing the reaction to my second app and making money isn't what drew me to building Android apps, but it does make me giddy to see my adsense graphs climb.  I've never been so excited about making $0.07.

There are a few bugs to fix and much polishing needed for both of my two initial apps. Mind you my coding experience is mostly limited to rudimentary knowledge of C++ and (fortunately) Java. I'm already getting my hands dirty studying some more intermediate aspects of Android development. My mind is buzzing with app ideas and it hopefully won't be long before my third app hits the market.

July 02, 2011

A New Google+ Invite Hack?

Here is the Google+ invite workaround I just found:

That's the link to your own profile while logging in to Google+. Using that link should take you to a sign up page. Let me know if it works for you!

UPDATE: This apparently did not work (except possibly in a handful of cases).

Here is a link that will give you one of my 150 invites left.

Update: 141 invites left.

December 22, 2009

Play Lieberman Off, Keyboard Cat!

Just when you thought it was safe to ramble on and stall the Senate procedurally, along comes Al Franken and keyboard cat! Take that Judas Joe Lieberman.