Lower Marion School District's stash of surveillance photos found.

The investigation into employees of the Lower Marion School District continues apace, and some highly disturbing things have been discovered. Evidence has been found that the admins employed by the district were using the surveillance software on for more than just tracking missing laptops. It seems that the software was used to keep tabs on students who hadn't returned their laptops at year's end or whose parents hadn't paid the insurance fee, uses of the surveillance software which are questionable at best. Also, and this is the bit that made the skin on the backs of my hands crawl, several …

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EDITED: Concert report: Cesium-137, ThouShaltNot, and Information Society at the Trocadero in Philadelphia.

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On Friday evening, our good friend Derek Pegritz drove down from Pennsylvania to visit Lyssa and I and stay with us for the weekend because we had another wacky and amazing adventure all lined up: A trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to see a concert at the Trocadero Center thrown by Dancing Ferret Productions. A veritable trifecta of awesome music would be played at this venerable Philly venue, Cesium-137, ThouShaltNot, and Information Society. This was to be a most unusual show in that it would be recorded for a future DVD release …

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Walk without rhythm and you won't attract a worm.

I apologize for the slightly dodgy quality of these photographs taken during my trip through the Mojave Desert. I was using my PDA/cellphone/handlink/external memory device as a camera while riding in a car doing 70 miles per hour, so there's bound to be a little image blurring.

Anyway, I hope that some of these photographs show why I love the desert so much. The landscapes are simply beautiful, moreso when you actually get to go walking around in the environment and not just watching it pass by. There's something about the dichotomy between the hard, dry earth …

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