October 4th, 2000

newavi

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Okidoki... This homeless guy was asked to "please move off the private property" in front of a big-ol-glass building that I can see out my office window. He moved away by climbing into the window washer platform that was being prepp'ed for a day of washen ... and he pushes the 'up' button.
Well, all hell breaks loose. the entire block is cordoned off by yellow police tape, we got no less than 7 cop cars on the scene, two fire trucks (he's up about 10 floors) an ambulance and ton's* of spectators - all in the middle of rush hour. Its raining, and shitty out.
I pass this guy every day (twice a day actually) and never really gave him much of a second thought... I dropped a half pack o'smokes on him once but I have issues with the nickle and dime deal (I'd rather - and do - give it to a food kitchen).
I'll let you know how this turns out... I'm guessing nothing good will come of this and I'll be pritty pissed if a fireman gets hurt trying to get this guy down.

* Canada: that should be tonnes!!!
newavi

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and as for me... I'm on an ongoing high over LJ... (time to pay up and become a 'formerly early adopter')
Funny how a 'friend' in this community (and make no mistake, that is exactly what this place is.) can make me feel so good. A new friend! Go ahead, graduate highschool, university, enter the work force, get married and have kids - How many times do you think you'll get to say "A new friend"...
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Ok, very busy day and I gotta git... see ya. (homeless dude is now being stalked by the regional tactical squad... it's gonna suck...)
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    Smashing Pumpkins - The Everlasting Gaze
newavi

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OK, homeless dude is looken bad... we have a swat team dude repelling down the building AROUND the corner of the building... the idea appears to be that once swat team guy is parrallel with homeless guy they (tactical team) will swing the repeller hard and bring 'em into the window cleaning platform from the homeless dudes blind side...
.. it's getting scary now.
newavi

(no subject)

So, maybe they're waiting for homeless dude to run out of smokes? They sent a cell phone down to him on a repelling line... pritty cool how various windows on this big building pop open and revel their 'portal' capacity. It's one of those funky 'gold glass' buildings, maybe 22 stories with 'only the coolest tennant gets to go there' balconies at the corners near the top, and angled windows as you get closer to the top.... bad 'picture in your head' I know... but the 'action' has slowed down and I gotta fly to a client site so ...

C ya.

ps I'll be back later today so we'll get some closure on the potential jumper...
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newavi

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OK, so I work with the blind mice of nursery rhyme fame!!!! I'm back (just) to the office and low and behold street dude is gone from the side of the building... and there is no big wet spot on the pavement so I guess they got em off. Nobody here saw the take down!!! (crap) It'll be in the paper so when I get the details ... I'll share.

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An otherwise outstanding day is coming to a close so later LJ land. If I get to ... I'll post tonight... however, its the seasons opener for Voyager and West Wing and I'll be watchen the tapes of those tonight (yippi)
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    The deafening silence of people that did not see the 'take down'
newavi

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Ha! I just crawled thru the process of 'pre-registering' all my (all my!!! haha, theres two) domain names. All .ca (Canadian) registrations are CANCELLED on Nov 1, 2K, and all these new agencies take over the regi's while the new uber company, CIRA monitors all the agencies.
I guess it's all well and good, but I had both a 4th and 3rd tier domain and neither one has cost a cent in three years!...Now I gotta pay an annual fee (rats).
Bored? visit...
NCR Patrol Users Group
or, and note: this next one has my hack company decked out all pretty like... I'm putting a new 'this is me' page under this one soon... I look forward to boring you with it.
Corto
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