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Title: Porcupine 411
Post by: TackleTheWorld on September 12, 2006, 09:20 AM NHFT
Error (http://forum.soulawakenings.com/index.php?topic=4265.msg92160#msg92160) has initiated a voice-mail/email recording system. :love4:

Anyone else got recording/listening/monitoring devices they would like to try out?

Warning, weather could be rotten, people could be nervous, donut crumbs may spring from the policeman's shirt when he is surprised.

Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: TackleTheWorld on September 12, 2006, 09:24 AM NHFT
I've got myself,
A mini-DV camcorder,
A cell phone with pretty bad coverage (cingular),
Two police scanners,
And a serious chip on my shoulder for the Nashua police.
 :angryfire:
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 12, 2006, 09:26 AM NHFT
I'm still working on getting the web page to add yourself to the email list to work. In the meantime you can PM me your email address and I'll add it in manually.

You can subscribe to get the emails here (http://mail.ioerror.us/mailman/listinfo/porcupine-411).

Anybody on the list will then be emailed a copy of voicemails left at the number 603-413-0411 immediately after they come in.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 12, 2006, 09:57 AM NHFT
I should also say that while it's probably very good for watching cops, this is by no means the only possible use for this little system.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 12, 2006, 10:52 AM NHFT
Anybody on the list will then be emailed a copy of voicemails left at the number 603-413-0411 immediately after they come in.
I just sent a test voicemail.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 12, 2006, 11:00 AM NHFT
"This is just Russell Kanning testing the system." Sounds good here!
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 12, 2006, 11:01 AM NHFT
Oh, I almost forgot. You people using Yahoo! email addresses (you know who you are) should look in your Bulk folder, just in case. Probably the same for everybody else.

And I can't send mail to SBC/AT&T email addresses (you know who you are, too) AT ALL; they have me blocked at the ISP level and refuse to remove me, and I have no idea why.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 12, 2006, 11:17 AM NHFT
I didn't notice the email in my bulk mail....if it went there, it's gone now.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 12, 2006, 11:23 AM NHFT
Kat, I've tried to mail you several times at your Yahoo address over the last few months, and as far as I know, none have ever gotten through. (Yet another reason I don't, uh, Yahoo...)
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 12, 2006, 11:25 AM NHFT
Oh no!  Sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 12, 2006, 11:28 AM NHFT
I just got the voicemail blast message.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 12, 2006, 11:32 AM NHFT
It looks like the automated messages are getting through, anyway...Maybe it's Russell who isn't getting the messages. ...
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: aries on September 12, 2006, 04:07 PM NHFT
I've got myself a notepad and a disposable camera... maybe I'm behind the times. Both are generally in case of an accident, but after getting a ticket, I'd jot down all the details I could remember.

It'll be a cold day in hell when I get a cell phone, and video recorders are a tad expensive.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 12, 2006, 05:50 PM NHFT
It'll be a cold day in hell when I get a cell phone

Looks like you'll be getting one if you ever travel through Michigan in the Winter:

(http://pix.epodunk.com/locatorMaps/mi/MI_55275.gif)

Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: aries on September 12, 2006, 09:34 PM NHFT
It'll be a cold day in hell when I get a cell phone

Looks like you'll be getting one if you ever travel through Michigan in the Winter:

(http://pix.epodunk.com/locatorMaps/mi/I_55275.gif)



I dont have to be there for it to get cold

Point is, I'll probably cave by january, seeing as I'm at college and the service here is much better than home
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: BennyF on September 13, 2006, 07:25 PM NHFT
It'll be a cold day in hell when I get a cell phone

Looks like you'll be getting one if you ever travel through Michigan in the Winter:

(http://pix.epodunk.com/locatorMaps/mi/MI_55275.gif)





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Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 14, 2006, 12:25 PM NHFT
When I originally put this number up a couple of days ago I had tried to get a number in Keene, but one wasn't available at the time. So I got a Manchester-local number: 413-0411.

Much to my surprise, my provider managed to come up with a Keene number, after saying that none were available.

So now my question is: Should I drop the new number, or switch the numbers, or keep both of them?
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 14, 2006, 01:28 PM NHFT
The 411 was kinda nice, but otherwise it doesn't matter to me.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 14, 2006, 01:36 PM NHFT
That was the only number they had in the whole state the other day. The Keene number they gave me isn't nearly so nice or memorable.

Though with cell phones it really doesn't matter, does it?
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 14, 2006, 01:38 PM NHFT
The one you have works for me ..... especially since we will use one number for the whole state right now.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 14, 2006, 01:58 PM NHFT
Beautiful. I'll keep the second number in reserve, then, just in case...
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 14, 2006, 02:01 PM NHFT
Where are you at?
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 14, 2006, 02:06 PM NHFT
Right now I'm in Madison, Wisconsin! But I'm coming to NH just as soon as my lease here ends (or I can get out of it) and as soon as I figure out exactly where in NH to move to!
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Dreepa on September 14, 2006, 08:47 PM NHFT
Right now I'm in Madison, Wisconsin! But I'm coming to NH just as soon as my lease here ends (or I can get out of it) and as soon as I figure out exactly where in NH to move to!
First 1000?

www.pledgebank.com/first1000
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 15, 2006, 03:09 AM NHFT
I already signed the First 1000! (http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2006/02/16/how-to-get-liberty-in-your-lifetime/) What more do you want? :)
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 15, 2006, 09:00 AM NHFT
Should we also set up a copwatch phone tree in the Keene/Winchester Metro Area?
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: TackleTheWorld on September 15, 2006, 09:24 AM NHFT
Manchester works for the whole state.  That's sufficient so far.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Dreepa on September 15, 2006, 12:41 PM NHFT
I already signed the First 1000! (http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2006/02/16/how-to-get-liberty-in-your-lifetime/) What more do you want? :)
Cool.

Just trying to get 550 more.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 15, 2006, 12:42 PM NHFT
As long as people actually sign up to get the messages (http://www.ioerror.us:2000/listsub). The list is good sized, but it could be a lot bigger.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 15, 2006, 03:50 PM NHFT
I am doing a copwatch article for our paper. Who would like to be email interviewed?
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 15, 2006, 04:17 PM NHFT
add your town's contact info here http://underground.soulawakenings.com/tiki-index.php?page=Copwatch
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 15, 2006, 05:25 PM NHFT
Hey, since Russell phoned in a test message a short while ago, I want to make sure everybody can actually play the files. They play fine on MY computer, but... :) Let me know if the latest file gave you a problem playing it. Especially if you have a Mac or Windows.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: TackleTheWorld on September 15, 2006, 07:33 PM NHFT
I can't even subscribe.
No confirmation email.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 16, 2006, 12:21 AM NHFT
I am doing a copwatch article for our paper. Who would like to be email interviewed?

I love to talk cops.   8)
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 16, 2006, 12:29 AM NHFT
Hey, since Russell phoned in a test message a short while ago, I want to make sure everybody can actually play the files. They play fine on MY computer, but... :) Let me know if the latest file gave you a problem playing it. Especially if you have a Mac or Windows.

Sounds fine.  Awesome job.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 16, 2006, 12:33 AM NHFT
Right now I'm in Madison, Wisconsin! But I'm coming to NH just as soon as my lease here ends (or I can get out of it) and as soon as I figure out exactly where in NH to move to!

Any objection to Keene?
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: KBCraig on September 16, 2006, 02:11 AM NHFT
Worked great for me.

MacOS X 10.2.8 on a G4/733 (an upgraded B&W G3/350). I use Eudora for email, and it played just fine in the mail window.

I need to set a script to forward these messages to my work account.

Edit to add:
My mail provider is pobox.com, which has good spam filters. I do sometimes have to whitelist addresses that get false flags, but this came through just fine.

Kevin
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 16, 2006, 07:46 AM NHFT
I can't even subscribe.
No confirmation email.

I got bounce messages for (username) @verizon.net. They seem to be refusing my mail, but the bounce messages doesn't say why. (I'm not on any spam blacklists. I looked.) If this is you then you might try a different address for now, while I go yell at Verizon to see what's wrong with their mail service.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 16, 2006, 08:52 AM NHFT
Right now I'm in Madison, Wisconsin! But I'm coming to NH just as soon as my lease here ends (or I can get out of it) and as soon as I figure out exactly where in NH to move to!

Any objection to Keene?

I've got no particular objection to Keene or anywhere else (except perhaps Manchester). I just don't really know any of the areas.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 16, 2006, 02:00 PM NHFT
Keene has just about every amenity one could need:

Wal Mart, Home Depot, Price Choppers (24-7 Grocery!), Circuit City, Staples, and more all within a few miles.

Not to mention a burgeoning nonviolent resistance movement.   8)
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Francisck on September 16, 2006, 03:41 PM NHFT
When i move i surely want to move to keene :)
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 16, 2006, 03:47 PM NHFT
24/7 Price Choppers? Sign me up. This ridiculous town doesn't know the meaning of 24/7, and it's ten times Keene's size. I'm absolutely SICK of people with guns and badges telling me that I can't go grocery shopping at four in the morning on a Sunday.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 16, 2006, 06:16 PM NHFT
While Price Choppers rocks, Wal Mart needs some help.  Keene zoning is really oppressive, apparently.  According to the Wal Mart employees I've spoken with, the zoning board is prohibiting them from building a Supercenter.  I also think they are very restrictive on signage, but not positive on that aspect.

It was a bit of a shock to move here and not have a 24/7 WalMart around.  I felt better when I found Price Choppers.  They are a huge, new store, in a shopping plaza loaded with big places to shop.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 17, 2006, 12:39 AM NHFT
add your town's contact info here http://underground.soulawakenings.com/tiki-index.php?page=Copwatch

Have a better URL:  http://copwatch.nhfree.com   8)
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Francisck on September 17, 2006, 12:44 AM NHFT
ha is ian taking over nhfree.com? lol hahaha
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: KBCraig on September 17, 2006, 01:36 AM NHFT
ha is ian taking over nhfree.com? lol hahaha

He owns the domain. He uses it to point to Kat's stuff here, collectively known as NHfree and/or NHunderground.

Kevin
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: tracysaboe on September 19, 2006, 08:18 PM NHFT
ha is ian taking over nhfree.com? lol hahaha

Ian owns the NHfree domain name.

Tracy
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 27, 2006, 02:30 PM NHFT
I was at OfficeMax yesterday and they were clearing out cheap digital video cameras at $49.00. I tested the thing out and it works okay, though the video comes out small (320x240). :( But it's better than nothing. It also takes still pictures, which is what I was really looking for. Unfortunately there don't seem to be any OfficeMax stores in NH.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 27, 2006, 04:49 PM NHFT
Good enough for youtube. :)
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 28, 2006, 06:13 PM NHFT
I was at OfficeMax yesterday and they were clearing out cheap digital video cameras at $49.00. I tested the thing out and it works okay, though the video comes out small (320x240). :( But it's better than nothing. It also takes still pictures, which is what I was really looking for. Unfortunately there don't seem to be any OfficeMax stores in NH.

I like Office Max, they have some really good deals.  Staples is here in Keene.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on September 28, 2006, 06:49 PM NHFT
I discovered today that the camera works a lot better if you take the little protective piece of plastic off the lens. :-[
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on January 17, 2007, 02:33 AM NHFT
You can subscribe to get the emails here (http://www.ioerror.us:2000/listsub).

Anybody on the list will then be emailed a copy of voicemails left at the number 603-413-0411 immediately after they come in.

Just to let everyone know, this number is temporarily out of service due to a dead hard drive. Hopefully I'll have it back online sometime this afternoon. In the meantime if you want to get information out, (like for the Ed Brown trial) you can call me on my cell phone at 202-615-4937 and I'll make sure it gets out to people.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on January 17, 2007, 05:16 PM NHFT
Just to let everyone know, this number is temporarily out of service due to a dead hard drive. Hopefully I'll have it back online sometime this afternoon. In the meantime if you want to get information out, (like for the Ed Brown trial) you can call me on my cell phone at 202-615-4937 and I'll make sure it gets out to people.

This number is back in service. Sorry for the interruption!
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Bald Eagle on February 13, 2007, 10:06 PM NHFT
I was sitting there today (in the pig-supply store - troughs half price!) thinking about the cop-watch thing, and you should really focus on cop abuses, and leave the ones sleeping, slacking off, or hanging out in the gun store / titty bars alone - the fewer we have on the streets ticketing us the better!

I know they're "wasting tax dollars", but do you really want them to use that money EFFECTIVELY?!

Money will always be wasted, and power abused, so let's strike at the root - taxation.
And the more money wasted, the better the argument you have against spending it in the first place.

Are there any police supply stores in NH?  Monadnock?  That would be agreat place to do a little protesting against wasteful government spending.  Cops at my store just go shopping for cop shit, and then either charge it to the county/state (discount prices PLUS no sales tax!) or pull out a govt credit card.  It maintains my high rage level and keeps me full of piss & vinegar.

Ideas for monkeywrenching are always welcome.   >:D
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Quantrill on February 13, 2007, 11:37 PM NHFT
Quote
Ideas for monkeywrenching are always welcome.   

Dude, are you gonna be at the LF?  We need to talk...
 :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Bald Eagle on February 16, 2007, 10:46 AM NHFT
Quantrill - of course I'll be at the LF!  Make sure you track me down and we can plot and scheme over some beers.   :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: TackleTheWorld on February 16, 2007, 08:32 PM NHFT
Oh cool,
I've got to get in on this monkeywrenching brainstorm.
How will we find you at LF, Bald Eagle?
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 16, 2007, 09:27 PM NHFT
I can identify him
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: KBCraig on February 16, 2007, 11:49 PM NHFT
Be on the lookout:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/39/SamtheEagle1.JPG)

Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 17, 2007, 08:42 AM NHFT
Thanks Kevin, I won't have to point him out now.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: Bald Eagle on February 17, 2007, 10:54 AM NHFT
Lauren,

Just ask almost anybody where I am and you'll probably find me within 5 min.  Or look for the guy with the most guns.   ::)
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on April 27, 2007, 04:46 PM NHFT
413-0411 will be unavailable for several hours tonight while I change its internal architecture around a bit. It should be back up and running by early morning Saturday.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on April 28, 2007, 12:38 PM NHFT
413-0411 will be unavailable for several hours tonight while I change its internal architecture around a bit. It should be back up and running by early morning Saturday.

This number is back up. (It took a bit longer than I thought!) And now the whole platform is on a brand new, fully encrypted hard drive.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: error on May 30, 2007, 12:56 AM NHFT
I finally got AT&T to unblock me, so if you're subscribing from an AT&T address, you should have gotten the last few messages.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 07, 2007, 03:50 PM NHFT
I guess porc411 came in handy in Manchester .... now you guys just need some copwatch badges and put the stories in the manchfreepress. :)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: dalebert on August 07, 2007, 05:31 PM NHFT
I've been very gradually transitioning over to gmail from yahoo but I'll try to speed up the process soon. Besides being endlessly annoyed with Yahoo for a number of really idiotic UI issues, my old address just doesn't make sense any more.

daleinla ( Dale in L.A. )

Speaking of idiotic UI problems, do you know you can't search the bulk mail folder? Considering the fact that good mail frequently ends up there, doesn't it make sense to be able to search for an email you were expecting that didn't arrive? No, you have to go through, page by page, and find that email manually. Help me Jeebus.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on August 07, 2007, 05:46 PM NHFT
That's Yeehaw! for you.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Dreepa on August 07, 2007, 11:38 PM NHFT
Help me Jeebus.


yes Homer I will. ;)
DaleinNH  now?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: dalebert on August 08, 2007, 08:54 AM NHFT
yes Homer I will. ;)
DaleinNH  now?

"Dalebert" is working out just fine. It works in NH or anywhere else. :)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on August 09, 2007, 12:07 AM NHFT
As I mentioned before, I have been looking into the possibility of delivering Porcupine 411 messages via MMS (multimedia messaging service) directly to subscribers' wireless phones. My initial testing indicates that this will work fine for most people. But you have to have a MMS-capable phone. (If it's got a camera, it certainly is; if not, check with your wireless provider.)

If you have a MMS-capable phone (or if you aren't sure) and you want to sign up for a trial of receiving Porc-411 audio directly to your cell phone, follow these directions carefully:


Keep in mind your wireless provider will charge you a fee for receiving MMS messages.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: KBCraig on August 09, 2007, 02:19 AM NHFT
Were today's 2- and 3-second empty message part of a test?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on August 09, 2007, 02:33 AM NHFT
Were today's 2- and 3-second empty message part of a test?

No, those are idiots who don't realize they've gotten the wrong number until well after the system has started recording.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: d_goddard on August 09, 2007, 09:27 AM NHFT
Were today's 2- and 3-second empty message part of a test?

No, those are idiots who don't realize they've gotten the wrong number until well after the system has started recording.
Could there be a short message before the recording starts?

"You have reached Porc-411. This number is for EMERGENCIES ONLY. If this not an emergency, please hang up now. Alerting the network in 3... 2... 1... *beep*"
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: toowm on August 09, 2007, 09:30 AM NHFT
With the Dave open carry video big on YouTube and digg, it's possible we're getting spammed.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: dalebert on August 09, 2007, 10:10 AM NHFT
"You have reached Porc-411. This number is for EMERGENCIES ONLY. If this not an emergency, please hang up now. Alerting the network in 3... 2... 1... *beep*"

I like the idea of a short msg first to prevent accidents but I don't think it's just for emergencies. It's not Porc911 afterall. Of course people shouldn't go totally nuts with it or people might stop checking their messages quickly when they see it.

Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: toowm on August 09, 2007, 10:33 AM NHFT
The email says how long the message is. If it's under 10 seconds, I assume it was a test or a mistake.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: d_goddard on August 09, 2007, 10:44 AM NHFT
The email says how long the message is. If it's under 10 seconds, I assume it was a test or a mistake.
"This is Joe Porc, on the highway, a couple of black SUVs are pulling up alongside me, they have machine guns and I BANG! *silence*"
-EOM-

Total time: 8 sec
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 09, 2007, 12:03 PM NHFT
"This is Joe Porc, on the highway, a couple of black SUVs are pulling up alongside me, they have machine guns and I BANG! *silence*"
-EOM-

Total time: 8 sec
which highway was that ... we need to get some folks out there!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: toowm on August 09, 2007, 12:08 PM NHFT
That Joe is such a kidder.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on August 09, 2007, 01:55 PM NHFT
Denis, would you care to record a new outgoing message to replace the existing one?

P.S. If you sent me a message for the MMS test, I'll send you a test recording, so you can make sure everything is compatible with your phone. Please let me know that you received it or if something went wrong.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: d_goddard on August 09, 2007, 02:24 PM NHFT
Denis, would you care to record a new outgoing message to replace the existing one?
Will do. MP3 OK?

P.S. If you sent me a message for the MMS test
Not me. I'm not an MMS kinda guy.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on August 10, 2007, 08:36 PM NHFT
Yeah, a high quality MP3 would be fine. Thanks!

Also it seems that some people, even though they expressed interest, haven't bothered to sign up to have MMS messages delivered to their phones. If this is you, now is the time.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: dalebert on August 13, 2007, 09:18 AM NHFT
Quote
Dear NHFree User:

   Just wanted to let you know you were just left a 0:02 long message
 (number 1)
in mailbox 16034130411 from Cell Phone   AZ, on Sunday, August 12, 2007
 at 11:50:41 PM so you might
want to check it when you get a chance.  Thanks!

            --Asterisk

I'm getting a lot of these. I'm thinking perhaps someone has a speeddial set to Porc411 and their phone isn't locked or something. Phone's in pocket, you sit down, your pants squeeze the numbers... *shrug*
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on August 13, 2007, 09:22 AM NHFT
I'm getting a lot of these. I'm thinking perhaps someone has a speeddial set to Porc411 and their phone isn't locked or something. Phone's in pocket, you sit down, your pants squeeze the numbers... *shrug*

It's people who have been calling the system to see what it does, because they've never seen anything like it before. Porc-411 got a lot of national attention with Dave's open carry incident a week ago.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on August 13, 2007, 09:23 AM NHFT
I, apparently burned up 80 minutes calling my friend's beeper with my crappy 'tracfone', while it was in my pocket :P
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: TackleTheWorld on August 13, 2007, 10:47 AM NHFT
Yeah, a high quality MP3 would be fine. Thanks!

Also it seems that some people, even though they expressed interest, haven't bothered to sign up to have MMS messages delivered to their phones. If this is you, now is the time.

I'm having technical difficulties.  I can only address MMS messages to a number, not a text string, but sending it to the Porc 411 number didn't work.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: d_goddard on August 13, 2007, 11:40 AM NHFT
FWIW, I recorded a little greeting on my iPod but can't download the MP3 to a computer until I return home this coming weekend.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Recumbent ReCycler on August 13, 2007, 11:49 AM NHFT
I, apparently burned up 80 minutes calling my friend's beeper with my crappy 'tracfone', while it was in my pocket :P
If your tracfone is a Nokia, you should be able to lock the keypad to prevent accidental calls by pressing 'menu' then *.  Unlocking is by the same key sequence.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on August 13, 2007, 01:27 PM NHFT
Perhaps the system could refuse messages from blocked numbers?

One came in today from 0000000000 that said "douche bags".   ::)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: d_goddard on August 13, 2007, 01:47 PM NHFT
Perhaps the system could refuse messages from blocked numbers?
Personally I don't like that notion. There could be any number of reasons why a validly urgent message did not have the directory information, including a call from behind a PBX or incompatible cell provider.

The Honor System will accomplish a lot of good screening, if it's made explicit with a message.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Dave Ridley on August 13, 2007, 02:35 PM NHFT
i like the idea of starting to send messages out to phone subscribers , even tho it's not yet reliable.  better an unreliable phone set up then none at all, and the unreliable version should lead to reliable.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Puke on August 13, 2007, 04:08 PM NHFT
Perhaps the system could refuse messages from blocked numbers?

One came in today from 0000000000 that said "douche bags".   ::)

It's kind of annoying, but not really a problem yet.
If it gets to five or more a day (or whatever number of pranks) then we should start implementing some form of blocks.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Bald Eagle on August 13, 2007, 06:45 PM NHFT
Clearly there are people out there expressly requesting and desperately in need of our attention.  If the caller's phone number were provided, we could all call them back and give them our undivided attention.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on August 13, 2007, 08:53 PM NHFT
Perhaps the system could refuse messages from blocked numbers?

One came in today from 0000000000 that said "douche bags".   ::)

Woohoo, our first crank caller!

Personally I don't like that notion. There could be any number of reasons why a validly urgent message did not have the directory information, including a call from behind a PBX or incompatible cell provider.

Don't worry, I know how to block these pathetic excuses for people without keeping out anyone who legitimately needs to get in.
Title: Re: Cop Watch Weapons Locker
Post by: guy on August 17, 2007, 10:09 PM NHFT
I'm still working on getting the web page to add yourself to the email list to work. In the meantime you can PM me your email address and I'll add it in manually.

You can subscribe to get the emails here (http://www.ioerror.us:2000/listsub).

Anybody on the list will then be emailed a copy of voicemails left at the number 603-413-0411 immediately after they come in.

Doesn't seem to work for gmail addresses...    :(

EDIT:  Ne'er mind.  Impatience is not a virtue...
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on August 17, 2007, 10:12 PM NHFT
There are plenty of subscribers using gmail. You will have to be more specific as to the trouble you're having.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on August 23, 2007, 11:57 PM NHFT
I spaced out and forgot that I'm no longer controlling the DNS entries for NHFree.com, so this is a long time coming but:

http://411.NHFree.com

...is now working.   :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on September 06, 2007, 03:25 AM NHFT
Denis, would you care to record a new outgoing message to replace the existing one?
Will do. MP3 OK?

Hey Denis, whatever happened to this?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Raineyrocks on September 06, 2007, 07:40 AM NHFT
I'm on the list, has anyone tried calling me?  Just wondering if my cell phone is picking up or not?  Am I just supposed to only use the Porc 911 number if something is happening?

Sorry for all the questions! :-\
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: d_goddard on September 06, 2007, 09:25 AM NHFT
Denis, would you care to record a new outgoing message to replace the existing one?
Will do. MP3 OK?

Hey Denis, whatever happened to this?
Tale of woe.
The mobo for the computer my iPod is registered to is currently in RMA status  >:(
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on September 06, 2007, 09:57 AM NHFT
You use iTunes? (http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2007/04/15/why-i-wont-buy-an-ipod/) Nevermind, I don't want to know...
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: dalebert on September 06, 2007, 11:16 AM NHFT
Am I just supposed to only use the Porc 911 number if something is happening?

There's a Porc 911 now?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 06, 2007, 12:33 PM NHFT
I'm on the list, has anyone tried calling me?  Just wondering if my cell phone is picking up or not?  Am I just supposed to only use the Porc 911 number if something is happening?

Sorry for all the questions! :-\

Are you talking about the emergency call list rather than the 411 number?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Raineyrocks on September 06, 2007, 02:31 PM NHFT
I'm on the list, has anyone tried calling me?  Just wondering if my cell phone is picking up or not?  Am I just supposed to only use the Porc 911 number if something is happening?

Sorry for all the questions! :-\

Are you talking about the emergency call list rather than the 411 number?

 :duh:  Sorry I meant 411. 
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 09, 2007, 07:07 AM NHFT
What's the [porcupine 411] list I seem to have been put on?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on September 09, 2007, 07:30 AM NHFT
What's the [porcupine 411] list I seem to have been put on?

You mean the one where, among other things, Dada announces that he's being hassled by the cops and gives a play-by-play? :)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 09, 2007, 08:11 AM NHFT
No, some sort of email list?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: dalebert on September 09, 2007, 09:06 AM NHFT
Someone keeps replying and asking how to check messages.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 09, 2007, 09:07 AM NHFT
I guess that's what threw me off  ;D
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: TackleTheWorld on September 09, 2007, 11:20 AM NHFT
Yeah, that MGrant0606@aol.com ends up spamming everyone with questions.

Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: dalebert on September 09, 2007, 11:22 AM NHFT
Yeah, that MGrant0606@aol.com ends up spamming everyone with questions.

I have no idea who that is. Do you? Perhaps we should all reply with the answer, which I guess would be something like "Click on the .wav file."
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: KBCraig on October 01, 2007, 03:34 PM NHFT
I'm trying to listen to the latest messages from SAK, but I'm having a hard time understanding what's going on, and what the other parties are saying.

Anyone know?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Puke on October 01, 2007, 03:39 PM NHFT
I'm trying to listen to the latest messages from SAK, but I'm having a hard time understanding what's going on, and what the other parties are saying.

Anyone know?

I couldn't hardly understand any of it.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: SAK on October 01, 2007, 04:33 PM NHFT
Apparently my phone turned on and the porc 411 number was dialed.  I apologize!

Could anyone send me those files?  You can email them to shaun@makethestand.com or upload them and send me a PM with the links.  Thanks!

I'm sorry to hear they didn't come out good  :(
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Amos Keag on October 01, 2007, 04:39 PM NHFT
It was a little hard to understand, only hearing one side of the conversation.

I think he said his name is Sean Cranis ??? at one point.

Stopped for speeding, found out that his license had been suspended, wants to move to NH or Montana...that's what I got out of it.

Not sure what he wants us to do, but thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: SAK on October 01, 2007, 06:15 PM NHFT
Stopped for tinted windows by park police after walking with dog + girlfriend (now wife) at park.

Asked to get out by one officer, and told it was "just to talk" when I asked why.  I wanted to call my lawyer to be sure of my rights.

Other officer on other side threatens me with bodily injury telling me to get out.  I perceive this as an attempt to coerce me into complying with an optional request.  I respond "no" once.

"Bad cop" officer puts arm through window and points pepper spray in my face.  Under duress and pleading by "good cop" officer, I get out.

Handcuffed and put in back of car -- still not sure why.  Find out license was suspended (I was never notified).  Car impounded.

Charged with driving on suspended license AND resisting an officer.  More to the story, but you get the idea.


 :pirateship:

Beware of asphalt pirates, maties! 
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: SAK on October 01, 2007, 06:24 PM NHFT
Still really need someone to send me the files please.

Last time I was in court, because I didn't want to surrender my name (my common-law copyrighted private property) for the commercial use of the court without compensation, the judge said he would issue a warrant on "failure to appear" and then told me to leave.  When I tried to reason with him, politely and respectfully, he just told me to get out.  They came and arrested me, although it was not for "failure to appear" but for "contempt."  I've spoken to a lawyer, and the contempt charge is BS, just like all the other charges.  You can't be in contempt for asking a question, OR for exercising your right to silence, OR for exercising your right not to accuse yourself, OR for exercising any other rights.

Assholes.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Raineyrocks on October 01, 2007, 06:32 PM NHFT
Still really need someone to send me the files please.

Last time I was in court, because I didn't want to surrender my name (my common-law copyrighted private property) for the commercial use of the court without compensation, the judge said he would issue a warrant on "failure to appear" and then told me to leave.  When I tried to reason with him, politely and respectfully, he just told me to get out.  They came and arrested me, although it was not for "failure to appear" but for "contempt."  I've spoken to a lawyer, and the contempt charge is BS, just like all the other charges.  You can't be in contempt for asking a question, OR for exercising your right to silence, OR for exercising your right not to accuse yourself, OR for exercising any other rights.

Assholes.

Oh my gosh, what a horrible thing to happen!  I hope your okay.  What files do you need?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 01, 2007, 06:34 PM NHFT
That sucks!  I'll send you the files, SAK.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: SAK on October 01, 2007, 09:12 PM NHFT
Thanks, Kat.  Darn, they did really suck :(

I wish you guys could hear what the judge said.  He wanted to use my name in business, and even said, "If you're not Shaun Kranish, then I have no business with you" and "We need to stop having these interruptions (referring to other people) so that the court can conduct its business"

http://www.viewtruth.net/text/Book_CTC3-Cracking_the_Code_Third_Edition_(law,commerce,courts,UCC,matrix).pdf (http://www.viewtruth.net/text/Book_CTC3-Cracking_the_Code_Third_Edition_(law,commerce,courts,UCC,matrix).pdf)

Good book for people not knowing what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: SAK on October 01, 2007, 09:20 PM NHFT
Is there a more original, higher-quality copy of this available?  This may be important for me if so.  Does Error still run this, and is there a way to contact him?

It may be useful to up the quality on the thing (not to criticize, as I think it's an AWESOME thing and great work was done on it).
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 05, 2007, 03:05 PM NHFT
Suggestion for using Porcupine 411 ( crossposted here: http://newhampshireunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=11174.0 )

If you are in a situation where you need people to show up urgently as error and supperman15 were in today, consider this.

If possible, call Porc 411 and leave a short message with your name, time, quick incident description, and location.  Then call back, and record the scene.  This way the first message will go out immediately to the list and decrease response time.  Today's message was 15 minutes long, which means that the goons had already been there for a quarter of an hour before the message hit our e-mail boxes.

I understand that depending on the situation, utilizing this suggestion may not always be possible, but you should consider it as an option.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 05, 2007, 06:53 PM NHFT
Can multiple people call in to porc411 at a time, or will the second person get a busy signal?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Puke on October 05, 2007, 07:17 PM NHFT
Can multiple people call in to porc411 at a time, or will the second person get a busy signal?

Conduct a test.
I only have one phone.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Raineyrocks on October 05, 2007, 07:30 PM NHFT
Can multiple people call in to porc411 at a time, or will the second person get a busy signal?

Kat, I have my cell phone and home phone so if there is a way you want to test this let me know how and I will. :)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on October 06, 2007, 02:02 AM NHFT
Porc-411 should accept at least 4 simultaneous calls.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 06, 2007, 06:25 AM NHFT
Cool, thanks.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on June 02, 2008, 09:47 AM NHFT
It seems there's some disagreement, again, as to what Porc-411 should be used for.

Please feel free to disagree, and please feel free to share your opinion with me, but realize that since I'm the person footing the bill for the service, what's an appropriate use for the system is my decision.

If you don't like my decision, you may persuade me to change my mind (it happens on occasion) or you may start your own service.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: KBCraig on June 02, 2008, 10:23 AM NHFT
Yeah, that was pretty silly... calling Porc411 to gripe about someone's use of Porc411.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: slim on June 02, 2008, 01:32 PM NHFT
It seems there's some disagreement, again, as to what Porc-411 should be used for.

Please feel free to disagree, and please feel free to share your opinion with me, but realize that since I'm the person footing the bill for the service, what's an appropriate use for the system is my decision.

If you don't like my decision, you may persuade me to change my mind (it happens on occasion) or you may start your own service.

Porc 411 is the property of error and just like any other property you have the right to set any rules you wish. The only thing I might suggest is that people be able to get off the porc 411 list if they request (this could be as simple as sending error a e-mail from the account that they would like to remove with the subject of remove). I don't know anyone that would want to remove themselves from the list but someone could if they have a strong disagreement with the terms or if they were not aware of what the service was used for.

Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on June 02, 2008, 01:48 PM NHFT
The link to unsubscribe is in every message.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 02, 2008, 03:13 PM NHFT
that's too easy ... even a guy on a hike could do it :)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: slim on June 02, 2008, 04:28 PM NHFT
The link to unsubscribe is in every message.

I apologize (Error please forgive me for my incompetence I am currently on pharmaceuticals and am a bit slow) I did not notice the unsubsribe on the linked webpage. With that there I see no reason why anyone should have any complaints about porc 411 if they do not like what it is being used for they can opt out and never receive a message again.

Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on June 03, 2008, 10:43 AM NHFT
Porc 411 has been changed so as to record indefinitely regardless of silence.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Raineyrocks on June 03, 2008, 11:12 AM NHFT
The link to unsubscribe is in every message.

I apologize (Error please forgive me for my incompetence I am currently on pharmaceuticals and am a bit slow) I did not notice the unsubsribe on the linked webpage. With that there I see no reason why anyone should have any complaints about porc 411 if they do not like what it is being used for they can opt out and never receive a message again.



Hi Slim!

I hope everything is okay health wise!   I like the way you wrote your apology, "forgive my incompetence", and if you can even spell pharmaceuitcals, I'd say you need to call your doctor and get the dose upped!   Big Smiley, (I have no smiley bar)! 

I hope you get better!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on June 06, 2008, 11:53 AM NHFT
Porc-411 is now available as a podcast (http://feeds.feedburner.com/Porcupine411). Enjoy!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 06, 2008, 12:11 PM NHFT
Excellent  :)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Puke on June 06, 2008, 03:58 PM NHFT
Sweet! Subscribed.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 24, 2008, 08:10 AM NHFT
error does cool stuph
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Raineyrocks on June 25, 2008, 12:23 PM NHFT
Porc-411 is now available as a podcast (http://feeds.feedburner.com/Porcupine411). Enjoy!


Neato!  I just listened to my message.  I hate the sound of my voice and my first message about it being the border patrol got cut off so I bet no one had any idea what I was even talking about.

The podcast is neat though, thanks Error!  I guess I'll just have to talk faster with my first message but my cell got cut off that's why I called again.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: KBCraig on September 21, 2008, 02:20 AM NHFT
Anyone know what Saturday's messages were about, from Irena Goddard's phone?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Becky Thatcher on September 21, 2008, 02:39 AM NHFT
I think it was at the MassCann rally in Boston.  Sounded like they (NH Common Sense, maybe) were getting hassled by someone (a cop, I think) who wanted them to stop vending.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: dalebert on September 21, 2008, 08:57 AM NHFT
It was a vendor right next to us. Denis encouraged the call. Some park ranger was being a Nazi about selling salvia, which is totally legal but he had a bug in his craw about it. He was insisting they close down even though their permit went until 7pm, like everyone elses. He specifically singled out the salvia sellers for harassment. When they explained their permit, he shouted something like "Are you tell me 'no'?!!" and they said "Yes, I guess that's what we're telling you." And there was something like he asked them to give him their permit and they said they'd show it to him but not give it to him. Later his female partner apologized for him and said he was totally out of control.

Bear in mind I had stepped away from the table when this happened and this story is all 2nd hand so take it with a grain of salt.

P.S. Denis, I sold a t-shirt and forgot to give you the $10. Remind me next time I see you.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: KBCraig on September 21, 2008, 08:18 PM NHFT
Sounds like he needed to go stand downwind for a while.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on September 22, 2008, 07:34 AM NHFT
Now, how do I convince people that we don't need speed trap reports from upstate New York?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: KBCraig on September 22, 2008, 11:59 AM NHFT
Now, how do I convince people that we don't need speed trap reports from upstate New York?

 ;D

My thoughts exactly.

Just how many subscribers were driving westbound on 70 in New York, that they might find such a report useful?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on September 23, 2008, 02:10 PM NHFT
I'm not even sure who that was. Somebody call him back and find out. :)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 10, 2008, 04:36 AM NHFT
Porcupine 411 is presently suffering from a hardware failure. At this time all calls to Porc-411 (and Porc-911) will be routed directly to me and should be answered live. If not, then leave a message. I will relay your message to the list or take appropriate action, in order to maintain this service during this period. I expect to have full service on Porc-411 restored by sometime Tuesday night.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 11, 2008, 04:23 PM NHFT
Normal service has been restored for Porcupine 411. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: dalebert on November 11, 2008, 04:45 PM NHFT
Normal service has been restored for Porcupine 411. Sorry for the inconvenience.

I want my money back! Oh wait...
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 12, 2008, 08:18 AM NHFT
Normal service has been restored for Porcupine 411. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Cool.  error rocks!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 12, 2008, 06:11 PM NHFT
I will be performing maintenance tonight between midnight and 4 am, to improve the reliability of the service. During this time window, you may find Porc 411 calls answered by a human being (me) instead of the automated service, and I will relay your message. Thank you for your patience and understanding as I work to improve the service.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 12, 2008, 06:24 PM NHFT
error rocks!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 13, 2008, 04:32 AM NHFT
Thanks. But my work isn't done. There will be a second maintenance again tomorrow from midnight to 4 am.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 13, 2008, 08:10 AM NHFT
Sorry to dispute you, but it IS way cool that you set up this system.  :)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on November 13, 2008, 08:23 AM NHFT
Apparently, Error still Rocks.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 13, 2008, 05:12 PM NHFT
Sorry to dispute you, but it IS way cool that you set up this system.  :)

Someone's got to make sure people can communicate and help to confuse the feds with how fast we can get the word out.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 14, 2008, 02:25 AM NHFT
This maintenance is finally complete. Please let me know if you have any problems.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 14, 2008, 06:05 AM NHFT
This maintenance is finally complete. Please let me know if you have any problems.

Well, you see, I have this problem with insomnia...  ;D
Oh you meant with the Porc 411 system.

Thanks for the service error.  :) 8)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 14, 2008, 09:08 PM NHFT
Teehee  :D
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 14, 2008, 09:38 PM NHFT
Porc 411 certainly came in handy today! If you haven't subscribed, go visit www.porcupine411.com and get connected!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 14, 2008, 10:20 PM NHFT
Ian's arrest (http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=16058.0;topicseen) brought in a wave of new subscribers to Porc 411, and we currently have 230 subscribers!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: SamIam on November 17, 2008, 03:35 PM NHFT
Hey Error, is the podcast functionality for porc 411 still active?

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Porcupine411

gives me a blank page.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 17, 2008, 03:37 PM NHFT
Not an 'error' page?  :P
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 17, 2008, 04:01 PM NHFT
Hey Error, is the podcast functionality for porc 411 still active?

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Porcupine411

gives me a blank page.

Oops, sorry. It got busted in the server maintenance the other day. It's fixed now.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: bill_mcgonigle on November 17, 2008, 05:27 PM NHFT
Oops, sorry. It got busted in the server maintenance the other day. It's fixed now.

I'm getting an authentication challenge on the iTunes subscription.

The feed loads, just not the media files.  e.g.:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Porcupine411/~3/456409735/c290db65abcd787b010b30de69179913.mp3
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 17, 2008, 06:03 PM NHFT
Hm, yeah, you're right. Something's not right and I haven't found it yet.

OK, I think it's fixed. Try again.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: bill_mcgonigle on November 17, 2008, 06:07 PM NHFT
OK, I think it's fixed. Try again.

Success!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on December 11, 2008, 11:22 AM NHFT
There are two Porc 411 messages.  The first on is from Will Buchanan who is having engine trouble about 20 miles west of brattelboro on rt. 9.
I couldn't open the one that came later.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Jim Johnson on December 11, 2008, 12:35 PM NHFT
Dalebert is on the way to rescue Will.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on December 21, 2008, 08:41 PM NHFT
So. Anyone listen to the last two Porc411 calls?   Whats with that?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Mike Barskey on December 21, 2008, 10:09 PM NHFT
So. Anyone listen to the last two Porc411 calls?   Whats with that?

ColdSoul in Keene looking for people to hang with?I don't consider it too odd or a misuse of Porc411. It's 411 after all, not 911. And he's a brand spanking new mover, I think, trying to meet Keeniacs.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on December 21, 2008, 10:15 PM NHFT
OK.  I'll start ignoring  Porc 411.  I thought it was for emergencies.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Mike Barskey on December 21, 2008, 10:22 PM NHFT
From the porc-411 website (http://mail.ioerror.us/mailman/listinfo/porcupine-411):

Quote
You can use Porcupine 411 to participate in New Hampshire's growing liberty movement. Some things which Porcupine 411 can be used for include:
  • Locations of speed traps and sobriety checkpoints
  • Reporting unusual or improper police activity (Copwatch)
  • Distress calls in case of roadside detention or imminent arrest
  • Upcoming social events, activities or almost anything else of immediate interest to liberty lovers
(my bold)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: ColdSoul on December 21, 2008, 10:24 PM NHFT
Sorry if anyone was upset at my 411 call's. I just wanted to know where the people for Social Sunday went on the 2nd one. I previously informed everyone I was going to call when I was getting close to Keene to meet up.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Mike Barskey on December 21, 2008, 10:39 PM NHFT
I wasn't upset. I guess Lloyd was, but I'll let him speak for himself. In my opinion, that's what Porc411 is for. And welcome to NH!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Coconut on December 21, 2008, 11:13 PM NHFT
So. Anyone listen to the last two Porc411 calls?   Whats with that?

ColdSoul in Keene looking for people to hang with?I don't consider it too odd or a misuse of Porc411. It's 411 after all, not 911. And he's a brand spanking new mover, I think, trying to meet Keeniacs.

Would have been best if he had someone's number, but we were able to get him to come meet people because of his call.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Sam A. Robrin on December 22, 2008, 12:52 PM NHFT
Did I err?
I'd thought Porc 411 was for emergencies, too, but when it was suggested I phone it, I figured that must mean it's all right.  Believe me, it's beginning to seem like an emergency at my end!
Plan right now is to leave December 26, and try to get there in time for Social Sunday (in a road-weary condition guaranteed to make the best possible first impression . . . !).  Plans are, however, changing hourly.  Apologies if I screwed up.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: dalebert on December 22, 2008, 01:26 PM NHFT
I don't think either of you used it inappropriately. Sam, just be sure you work out a place to stay before you head out. It can be hard to find lodging here. We're working on expanding our options but it's a work in progress.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: dalebert on December 22, 2008, 03:07 PM NHFT
Sam, check this thread out on Free Keene.

http://forum.freekeene.com/index.php?topic=360.0
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on December 22, 2008, 03:19 PM NHFT
The idea behind Porc 411 is, well, to inform. If you want to inform, you call. If you want to be informed, you subscribe.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 26, 2009, 03:01 PM NHFT
Did you know Porc411 got mentioned on LewRockwell a while back?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/mcpherson10.html
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Mike Barskey on February 26, 2009, 03:02 PM NHFT
Did you know Porc411 got mentioned on LewRockwell a while back?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/mcpherson10.html

I've met Scott. He seems like a really good guy.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Dave Ridley on March 05, 2009, 09:30 AM NHFT
as of early morning 3/5/09 porc 411 mailbox is said to be full

but there have been no porc 411 messages in the last 24 hours i think
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Coconut on April 07, 2009, 09:56 AM NHFT
Has anyone, at least one time ever, benefited from a speed trap report? Seriously wondering.

I can understand if we want people to show up for some speed trap or checkpoint protest, but just an alert?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Mike Barskey on April 07, 2009, 10:00 AM NHFT
Has anyone, at least one time ever, benefited from a speed trap report? Seriously wondering.

I don't know. I haven't, but I consider announcing speed traps over an information message line to be a courtesy. It's a matter of luck whether you'll happen to be in the right place at the right time when an alert comes in, but as more and more porcs move here, the odds go up that someone will benefit from it. I think.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Coconut on April 07, 2009, 10:05 AM NHFT
Has anyone, at least one time ever, benefited from a speed trap report? Seriously wondering.

I don't know. I haven't, but I consider announcing speed traps over an information message line to be a courtesy. It's a matter of luck whether you'll happen to be in the right place at the right time when an alert comes in, but as more and more porcs move here, the odds go up that someone will benefit from it. I think.

How many people get e-mail on their phone, check it while driving, and listen to a Porc 411 while driving?

I have never, but then again I don't have e-mail on my phone.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: slim on April 07, 2009, 10:32 AM NHFT
I do get porc 411 messages sent to my BlackBerry via MMS and sometimes listen to the messages when driving. All I have to do is open the message and the message starts playing. To open the message and listen to it is less of a distraction then to make a phone call.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 07, 2009, 11:31 AM NHFT
Has anyone, at least one time ever, benefited from a speed trap report? Seriously wondering.

I can understand if we want people to show up for some speed trap or checkpoint protest, but just an alert?

The one from Kevin this morning was helpful for me.  We're going to drive thru that area and it's good to know that something is going on. 
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: 280 on April 07, 2009, 07:02 PM NHFT
I can see it coming in handy for me, seeing as how I have a right foot that habitually extends while I'm behind the wheel. I too get the alerts on my phone.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Raineyrocks on April 07, 2009, 10:25 PM NHFT
I can see it coming in handy for me, seeing as how I have a right foot that habitually extends while I'm behind the wheel. I too get the alerts on my phone.

I just get vibrations from my phone when someone calls me.   I can't complain if I put it in the right place!  >:D    For the record:  the "right place" doesn't include me removing any clothing in case anyone was going to think like that.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Coconut on April 08, 2009, 01:15 PM NHFT
FYI (so nobody else calls) - The most recent porc411 caller from the Community Kitchen has been called back and informed that she called a mass voicemail. She is clear that she probably does not want to call it again, and has alternative contact numbers.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Mike Barskey on April 08, 2009, 01:16 PM NHFT
FYI (so nobody else calls) - The most recent porc411 caller from the Community Kitchen has been called back and informed that she called a mass voicemail. She is clear that she probably does not want to call it again, and has alternative contact numbers.

Good to know, but my two curiosities remain: how did the Community Kitchen learn of Porc411, and what transpired twixt them and Yadra? I guess I'll ask Yadra when next I see him.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Coconut on April 08, 2009, 01:19 PM NHFT
FYI (so nobody else calls) - The most recent porc411 caller from the Community Kitchen has been called back and informed that she called a mass voicemail. She is clear that she probably does not want to call it again, and has alternative contact numbers.

Good to know, but my two curiosities remain: how did the Community Kitchen learn of Porc411, and what transpired twixt them and Yadra? I guess I'll ask Yadra when next I see him.

Posted on FreeKeene forums.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: KBCraig on April 10, 2009, 10:50 PM NHFT
Gee, if error had just been there to "press 1", we could all be going to Disney. For free! It's all been paid for!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: doobie on April 10, 2009, 11:02 PM NHFT
Has anyone, at least one time ever, benefited from a speed trap report? Seriously wondering.

I can understand if we want people to show up for some speed trap or checkpoint protest, but just an alert?

I have benefited from using my scanner to know where the revenue generation stations are between me and where I'm going.  They usually announce where they are when they pull someone over...and usually they'll be in that general area for a while and if it's 10-15 miles up, in 10-15 minutes they'll be ready for another victimless criminal.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on April 16, 2009, 07:51 PM NHFT
Speaking of Porc-411, if you want this service to continue, please consider making a one-time or recurring contribution to defray my expenses in running the service. You can do so at www.porcupine411.com .
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Coconut on April 16, 2009, 08:40 PM NHFT
Speaking of Porc-411, if you want this service to continue, please consider making a one-time or recurring contribution to defray my expenses in running the service. You can do so at www.porcupine411.com .

This is so valuable, it's not if we want this service to continue, we need this service to continue. I do hope you will not be ashamed to ask for donations in other venues: ridleyreports, Free Keene forums, etc. Especially if it is in danger of shutting down.

I will send a small amount now and more at another date.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on July 14, 2009, 02:28 PM NHFT
Error,

With the continued influx of Keene activists and Keene related porc-411s, I was initially thinking of launching a Keene number, but realized that could get confusing having multiple numbers.  Is it possible to set asterisk up to where options are available to the Porc 411 caller?  Perhaps they could be given a message like this:

"Porc 411.  To leave your message to be broadcast to activists across New Hampshire, press # at any time during this message.  If you want activist response, please give out who, when, what's happening, and where you are then hang up so that message can be delivered immediately.  Then call back and record the scene.  To deliver your message only to recipients in specific areas, press 1 for Manchester area, 2 for Keene area, 3 for Concord area, 4 for portsmouth, etc."

Then, users of Porc 411 could specify in their account settings what areas' messages they want.

Easy to implement?  Too ambitious?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on July 15, 2009, 11:15 AM NHFT
I'd like to hear from him!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: TackleTheWorld on July 15, 2009, 12:38 PM NHFT
I've been so panicky calling Porc411 at times I have trouble pushing one button correctly.  I think the default broadcast should be to everyone so if you're in fight or flight mode you can still do it effectively.  Maybe you can put in your broadcast area options at the end, or just hang up.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: CJS on July 15, 2009, 01:46 PM NHFT


  As an "outsider" I think the porc 411 concept is such a fantastic idea that I would like to contribute . I will do that right after I post this .

  I think having a separate number that was for informational purposes would be perfect , if it worked the same way . I have no idea the cost involved but would be happy to contribute to that as well.

 

 
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on July 15, 2009, 07:31 PM NHFT
I've been so panicky calling Porc411 at times I have trouble pushing one button correctly.  I think the default broadcast should be to everyone so if you're in fight or flight mode you can still do it effectively.  Maybe you can put in your broadcast area options at the end, or just hang up.

That's a good point.  Perhaps a quick instruction to press # when finished if the user wants to utilize delivery options, then they can be told what they are.  Good timesaver.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on July 15, 2009, 09:20 PM NHFT
I've been so panicky calling Porc411 at times I have trouble pushing one button correctly.  I think the default broadcast should be to everyone so if you're in fight or flight mode you can still do it effectively.  Maybe you can put in your broadcast area options at the end, or just hang up.

That's a good point.  Perhaps a quick instruction to press # when finished if the user wants to utilize delivery options, then they can be told what they are.  Good timesaver.

I think the instructions that exist now are too long. If someone gets detained by surprise walking down the street, and immediately calls Porc411, the first 10–15 seconds of the interaction isn’t going to be recorded.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Mike Barskey on July 15, 2009, 09:25 PM NHFT
I think the instructions that exist now are too long. If someone gets detained by surprise walking down the street, and immediately calls Porc411, the first 10–15 seconds of the interaction isn’t going to be recorded.

I agree. Why do you have a disclaimer about telling callers to alert people they're being recorded? Is it a CYA kind of thing? How many Porc411 callers don't care about the legalities of alerting people they're being recorded, anyway?

I think a very brief introduction would be better, like "You've called Porc411. <beep>" Instructions afterwards would be great, like pressing certain numbers to distribute the message to Keeniacs only, or to mark it as emergency vs. informational, or whatever.

Keep in mind that I think the Porc411 service is awesome and incredibly useful. I'm not intending to critique Porc411, but merely offer suggestions for what I would consider to be improvements.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on July 15, 2009, 09:55 PM NHFT
Websites only make me read their TOS when I sign up, not each time I log in. Perhaps the wiretapping warning should just be included in the initial signup confirmation message.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Coconut on July 20, 2009, 12:52 PM NHFT
Dale wins porc411 for the day.

Already having a bad work day and then BS porc411s come in pissing me off :)

Dale helped me calm down.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on July 20, 2009, 12:54 PM NHFT
Dale:  Best Porc 411 EVER!

 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Jennifer on July 20, 2009, 01:31 PM NHFT
Porc411 isn't for your paranoid bigfoot crap. Please use it for real activism, Dale.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 20, 2009, 03:37 PM NHFT
I'm glad Dale has the courage to take on the Big Foot Issue (B.F.I.) Gryffyn has been out barking in our woods today, I am sure it is another Big Foot Sighting (B.F.S.). Now if I can just train her to take photos of the Big Hairy Devil (B.H.D.)!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on July 20, 2009, 04:37 PM NHFT
In case you missed Dale's message:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Porcupine411/~5/Kd3fv8NLuOM/3dc2877a58cb67f9cb9d34f6e1b61d14.mp3
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Coconut on July 20, 2009, 06:12 PM NHFT
It only makes sense with the message before it. Nevertheless, I listened again to make my day better again.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: dalebert on July 20, 2009, 07:15 PM NHFT
Porc411 isn't for your paranoid bigfoot crap. Please use it for real activism, Dale.

You know, Jenn, if you'll just spend some time researching this issue, you'd understand that it's real!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Pat K on July 20, 2009, 07:44 PM NHFT
Man I love Dale.

Not enough to be his house boy or anything,
but he cracks me up.


[youtube]_2d_m2OVa_g[/youtube]
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on July 20, 2009, 08:06 PM NHFT
It only makes sense with the message before it. Nevertheless, I listened again to make my day better again.

Good point, I think this is the original:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Porcupine411/~5/ZW9uwqdLHz4/53ce87dbee910570d96051b45be6c37c.mp3
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Friday on October 12, 2009, 07:13 AM NHFT
How come Porc 411 messages don't get posted anymore? 
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 12, 2009, 08:51 AM NHFT
too many of them
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 12, 2009, 06:03 PM NHFT
How come Porc 411 messages don't get posted anymore?

They are always posted here, as a podcast:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Porcupine411
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Friday on October 12, 2009, 07:10 PM NHFT
How come Porc 411 messages don't get posted anymore?

They are always posted here, as a podcast:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Porcupine411
Cool, thanks
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Fluff and Stuff on October 25, 2009, 03:30 PM NHFT
Hey,

The latest Porc 411 was a call from Washington state.  It was a cool guy saying they dot open carry and freedom stuff in WA.  He said they put the number in their phones and will use it to update us about their situations when they get stopped for doing open carry and stuff.

I called the Washington number and explained that Porc 411 is a NH freedom activist number and that it would be better to go to NHFree.com and look for the forum if he wants to keep us informed.  I said it in a real nice way and he seemed to understand.  Hopefully he and his friends will keep us informed via this forum about what is happening in Washington.  Also, once they see this forum, they will understand the massive amount of freedom activism that happens in NH.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 25, 2009, 03:41 PM NHFT
Thanks for doing that, Keith.  I hope those guys get their own number for their Washington activists to use.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: KBCraig on October 26, 2009, 12:35 AM NHFT
Thanks, Keith. I wouldn't say Porc-411 is only for NH activists, but it should be used to notify people in or near NH of a breaking situation that might require their immediate attention. Or, to provide an off-site recording of something involving NH activists.

As widely as the number has been reported around the internet, I'm surprised we haven't had more calls about speed traps in Topeka, or dogcatchers in Denver.

But, that's just my opinion. The only opinion that counts is Mike Hampton's.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on October 26, 2009, 06:54 AM NHFT
I didn't mind hearing Tarrin's news.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Sam A. Robrin on October 27, 2009, 09:28 AM NHFT
I've taken to referring to many calls as "WOLF411's" (as in Aesop's "Boy Who Cried . . ."), and listen to them a lot less often for that reason.
And as long as I'm kvetching offering constructive criticism, can the answering message be shortened to facilitate sometimes-necessary speed?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 05, 2009, 04:17 AM NHFT
The message could be shortened. Complaints accompanied by an MP3 file of your suggestion will be given more weight.

As for the guy in Washington state, I'm working on something for him, and maybe for the Keeniacs as well. More info later.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 14, 2009, 09:11 PM NHFT
I've redesigned the Porcupine 411 (http://porcupine411.com/) website. Still working on it but by the time it's finished all the various bits should be much better integrated. Let me know what you think.

I'm also just about ready to start offering 411 lines to people in other cities.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on November 14, 2009, 09:19 PM NHFT
 8)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: KBCraig on November 14, 2009, 09:32 PM NHFT
That's great. Lots of messages aren't really state-wide or porc-wide. I know some open carry folks in other states were interested, maybe they'll buy your service.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 15, 2009, 10:03 PM NHFT
The integration work I've been doing on Porc 411 over the weekend is complete.

The mailing list software, telephony switch, web site and podcast are all completely integrated through custom code. When a message comes in to any of the lines, it is automatically converted to MP3 and posted to the mailing list, web site and podcast.

As you've noticed this afternoon, messages are now coming through in MP3 format and the text is formatted slightly differently to take into account some suggestions I've received from subscribers.

Now, I am able to support nationwide service with multiple local numbers, supported by people in those local areas. Anyone in nearly any part of the lower 48 states will be able to sign up for their own phone number (as soon as I write the signup page; it's the last and only item on the to-do list now). Local groups or individuals who obtain their own Porc 411 line will also get access to the fully integrated platform, including their own mailing list, web site, podcast and blog. You can see an example of this at http://nh.porcupine411.com/ where the current number has been moved.

I'm still doing a bit of performance tuning, to cut down the time it takes to deliver messages (a minute is too long).

I'm also still working on upcoming features, such as Twitter and Facebook integration. More on those later.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Jim Johnson on November 16, 2009, 11:32 AM NHFT
Wow... Damn Cool!   :)  and Thank You!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: porcupine kate on November 16, 2009, 03:34 PM NHFT
Thank you for all your work.  This is such a wonderful service you provide.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: TackleTheWorld on November 16, 2009, 03:54 PM NHFT
Stunning, as usual. 
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on November 16, 2009, 04:52 PM NHFT
Yes! Thank you Mike.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 16, 2009, 06:53 PM NHFT
Thank you all!

The first new number, for the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, went live this afternoon. Hopefully soon we'll have the whole country networked.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 16, 2009, 07:40 PM NHFT
 8)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Pat K on November 16, 2009, 09:41 PM NHFT
Very Cool.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: KBCraig on November 16, 2009, 09:59 PM NHFT
I referred some Utah open carry folks your way.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on November 17, 2009, 03:11 PM NHFT
I referred some Utah open carry folks your way.

Yep, I've been talking to them. I think they're wanting to set up an independent system.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on December 19, 2009, 11:05 PM NHFT
Anyone else with a blackberry having trouble retrieving files from Porc411's emails over the past few days, or is it just me?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on December 20, 2009, 11:39 AM NHFT
Anyone else with a blackberry having trouble retrieving files from Porc411's emails over the past few days, or is it just me?

It's the first I've heard of it.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on December 20, 2009, 12:10 PM NHFT
Okay, just did a little more testing.  I sent a short .mp3 to my blackberry email and it downloaded and opened fine.  I cannot do either to the last several Porc411 emails, even though the message claims to have an attachment.

The last working Porc411 Attachment was J Chouinard's on 12/18 10:01a. 

The next message was something I'd never seen from Porc 411.  At 11:34a another message came from J Chouinard, but there was no attachment at all.  This was confusing to me, but I just figured that's what happened if someone hung up real fast.

After that message all Porc 411s have had attachments, but none will download to my phone.

Further testing:  I just forwarded the most recent Porc 411 (12/20 11:56a) to my regular @ftl email, and the attachment came along fine.

So it seems blackberry's email servers are refusing to deliver your email attachments to me while the attachment test I just did works fine.  Strange.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on December 20, 2009, 12:20 PM NHFT
BlackBerry's utterly broken, then. I'll see if I can't work around their cluelessness.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on December 20, 2009, 12:26 PM NHFT
Did you make a change to how things were delivered on 12/18?  After Chouinard's message that had no attachment was one from you.  This was the first with an attachment that would not download.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on December 20, 2009, 03:44 PM NHFT
Did you make a change to how things were delivered on 12/18?  After Chouinard's message that had no attachment was one from you.  This was the first with an attachment that would not download.

Yes, I changed the filename from the UNIX timestamp to a human readable date and time. For instance 2009-12-20_11:53:55.mp3

One of the messages got lost in the conversion, which is why it had no attachment.

I suspect your CrackBerry doesn't like the : in the filename, so I changed the format again. Let me know if the next message doesn't come through.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: highline on December 20, 2009, 04:38 PM NHFT
Hello everyone!  I am back from the abyss!

To all of you who do not follow the thread I have been posting in on FK's forum, but who came out to my hearing, thank you very much  :blush:

Assawyer and I have started a twitter for Porc411.  We figured this would be beneficial for people who are deaf or who do not have spiffy expensive smart-phones.  If you sign up for twitter - you can elect to receive text messages of the messages left. 

We are trying to get the messages out as quickly as possible..... after they come in!

Www.twitter.com/porc411 (http://Www.twitter.com/porc411) is the web address.

http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/88962146.rss (http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/88962146.rss) is the web feed of Porc411 messages.........  :)

Be well!

Brad

Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on December 23, 2009, 10:34 PM NHFT
It is working since you made the new change - thank you!!!   8) 8)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 10, 2010, 11:03 AM NHFT
Who got arrested last night in Bow for drunk driving?  Giggan's friend?
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: KBCraig on January 10, 2010, 11:42 AM NHFT
Who got arrested last night in Bow for drunk driving?  Giggan's friend?

I didn't think it was drunk driving, more like public intoxication. They said they were taking him into "protective custody" overnight until he could sober up, then they could come get him. If it had been drunk driving, he'd stay in jail until making bail.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on January 10, 2010, 12:54 PM NHFT
We certainly can't have people sleeping it off at home!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Giggan on January 10, 2010, 06:25 PM NHFT
That was me who called in last night. There's not much to tell, so I won't bother making a new topic for this.

There was a party for a friend of mine at Chen Yang Li in Bow. Maybe 20% of the people there were with our group, and I don't know how many were there in total, but the place was pretty packed.

Shortly before closing, my friend Ian was thrown out by security, but I wasn't there to see what for. When I heard about it, I went outside to make sure everything was under control. The restaurant's security called the blue light gang, and they were there fast. Myself and another friend were staying outside with my banished friend to make sure the security guards didn't get any rougher than necessary. As soon as the police arrived, even though we had already called someone who was on their way to pick him up, the security guards told the cops, "This guy needs a ride home tonight" (implying that he should be arrested). We tried telling the cops he had a ride coming, but they were more interested in talking to him alone. Talking to the two officers, he was close enough that we could hear what they were saying. My friend was not being quite as respectful as I would have preferred he be, but that doesn't mean he deserves to be caged over it. He basically pissed off the cops enough that they decided that they weren't going to let him catch a ride home and decided to detain him. It was over pretty quickly, hence the brevity of the porc 411. I should have thought to pull out my phone sooner, but I doubt it would have made much difference.

I apologize if my message left people hanging, it was my first time using the service. I'll remember to include a clearer synopsis of the situation at the end of the call next time. Many thanks to Kurt for calling me shortly afterwards and checking to make sure everything was okay (or as okay as it could be).

I talked to Ian briefly a few minutes ago and he's safely out of the cage. He was busy and told me he'd get into the details later. I'm pretty sure it was just protective custody they placed him under, as opposed to a formal arrest with charges and whatnot. I'm not totally sure of the legal differences, as you're locked up nonetheless.

I was thinking as we left, that the reason my friend spent a night in jail instead of at home was only because he insulted the cops. Yet another don't talk to cops lesson. Though I'm not surprised my friend didn't react to well to being told what to do by men with badges and guns. He'd been illegally detained and harassed by cops in Boston last year, which I imagine was on his mind during this encounter.

It was quite a hectic night as I wasn't even supposed to be in town...I had a flight back to Florida for school earlier in the day that was canceled which gave me an extra night in Concord. I had to wake up early this morning to catch three planes down here, and just arrived a couple hours ago. I'll be back for good in May.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on January 19, 2010, 12:29 AM NHFT
Nice article about Porc 411 in today's Concord Monitor. (http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100119/FRONTPAGE/1190302)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Jim Johnson on January 19, 2010, 05:35 AM NHFT
Happy Birthday error!   :Bacon_by_danniep: :Bacon_by_danniep: :Bacon_by_danniep: :V_mask_50: :occasion15: :party-smiley-020:

Thank You for the P-411 service!   ;D
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 19, 2010, 08:35 AM NHFT
Ditto!
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: FTL_Ian on January 19, 2010, 11:16 AM NHFT
Nice bday gift from the monitor, error.  I blogged it to get you a few extra eyes.

I wonder how many new subscribers you'll get today?   8)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on January 19, 2010, 11:28 AM NHFT
Nice bday gift from the monitor, error.  I blogged it to get you a few extra eyes.

I wonder how many new subscribers you'll get today?   8)

3, so far.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: 41mag on January 19, 2010, 02:30 PM NHFT
Hopefully, having the number printed in the paper won't lead to abuse though. 
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on January 19, 2010, 04:05 PM NHFT
We haven't gotten any crank calls today. Several new subscribers though.
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: thinkliberty on January 19, 2010, 10:42 PM NHFT
I loved the civil disobedience on porc411: http://nh.porcupine411.com/2010/01/19/audio-message-from-garthwaitedani-6038580376/ (http://nh.porcupine411.com/2010/01/19/audio-message-from-garthwaitedani-6038580376/) (Unless you guys paid the royalty to sing "happy birthday" in public.)

Happy birthday is copyrighted
http://www.snopes.com/music/songs/birthday.asp (http://www.snopes.com/music/songs/birthday.asp)
 
Usually it's people from the Pirate Party in Europe doing the copyright infringement activism.

 :pirateship:

Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: error on January 20, 2010, 01:53 AM NHFT
I loved the civil disobedience on porc411: http://nh.porcupine411.com/2010/01/19/audio-message-from-garthwaitedani-6038580376/ (http://nh.porcupine411.com/2010/01/19/audio-message-from-garthwaitedani-6038580376/) (Unless you guys paid the royalty to sing "happy birthday" in public.)

Sorry, the venue has a valid ASCAP license.  ::)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: Ogre on January 20, 2010, 06:18 PM NHFT
I'm sorry, was that an ASPCA license? ;)
Title: Re: Porcupine 411
Post by: KBCraig on January 21, 2010, 02:48 AM NHFT
I'm sorry, was that an ASPCA license? ;)

Somebody call Sprowl!