Marching to the Ides of March

I knew sometime back that maintaining the website during the first quarter of 2016 would be a challenge as certain separate, discreet events converged all at once each of which required my immediate attention. I mention this now because I see a crack of daylight despite the fact my do list for the day job recently topped 35 items, composed of jobs both big and small which is nice. What’s neat is the way the community here has stepped up continuing certain posts with copious amounts of commentary. Thank you.

Posting will remain light for the next couple of weeks while I work the to do list down during the quiet before the storm of news fixing to hit here as the spring indictment season is again upon us. Over in the Bay, the end of the Trolley service is a soon coming topic over at the Community Center in the Depot District and overrides of the recent Mayoral vetoes related to the misappropriated DoJ funds are on tap.

On another note who would’ve thought Mississippi would be a micro-hotbed of radical Islam?

A link from last year by TRex over at the Clarion Ledger gives vital background circa August 2015. Meantime Jaelyn Young’s trial is still on tap.

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From the Slabbed technology team

Around 4 PM yesterday, was subject to a mass denial of service attack the details of which I will not disclose beyond the obvious that the website was effectively down for a bit over 24 hours. This afternoon some of the brightest computing minds in the Magnolia state gave Slabbed New Media a much needed assist and shut down the avenue of attack. We also optimized the website for max performance just for the heck of it.

I’ll have some thoughts on Tuesday’s City Council meeting plus we had some happenings over in Jackson County that needs some attention.

Speaking of the City Council meeting it was nice to meet a few of you in the flesh and I appreciated all of the very kind words.

Involuntary yet very necessary absence…….

First up an acknowledgment that there are several things happening behind the scenes both personally and professionally that are consuming all of my time. I will not go into any of it and ask the very few of you folks that have personal insight to refrain from commenting on any of it. The only information that I will share follows.

First up is complex problem solving, a subject that I am very acquainted going way far back. Whether the complex problem is how to present a knotty subject here on Slabbed, solving a complicated, arcane but financially valuable unique tax situation or otherwise, the key for me has to engage in copious amounts of thought. There is a point for me occasionally that once something rolls around the ol’ cerebral cortex long enough a special moment arrives when everything comes together and crystallizes into something coherent and for me that happened about an hour and fifteen minutes ago. It was at that time that I noticed an increase in my heart rate from the mental excitement that accompanies solving a complex problem coupled with a massive endorphin release that soon settles into what is known in the CPA world as a “warm, fuzzy feeling”. The only thing left to do is pop a top and spend a few hours relaxing for the first time in a few weeks. I covered the same general topic last November in fact.

I’d be remiss to not acknowledge the insane amount of behind the scenes attention our missives receive both here at Slabbed and via the Slabbed New Media twitter account. Thank you for bearing with us while we take the necessary time to keep the torch burning here at Slabbed New Media.

It is possible over the next few weeks we make the news again. To save everyone the time and effort I will not be issuing any other statements beyond this post. Thank you.

We’ve covered this before but for the benefit of those at Bay City Hall….

Slabbed has been the subject of at least one departmental meeting over at City Hall regarding leaks according to lore and certain commenters. Regarding Slabbed New Media and leaks about the most I can say is we’re good at it and have been for years. Still, that won’t stop the speculation as to the identity of the Bay City Hall leaker so I’ll fuel it via video embed below the jump, enjoy. Continue reading “We’ve covered this before but for the benefit of those at Bay City Hall….”

Depending on the perspective either good news or bad news…..

I guess I need to make another list as Slabbed turns 8 years old. First on my list and already checked off was a crash course on 17 USC 512(f). Many other items remain unchecked including the Singing River Disaster and a couple or two or three ongoing federal criminal investigations here in Mississippi. Meanwhile how about a trip down memory lane?

Screen Cap of July 2, 2014 post. Click to navigate to the post.
Screen Cap of July 2, 2014 post. Click to navigate to the post.

As we rush to the holidays and close out 2015, the Chinese Year of the Goat, I wish to thank you for being in that number.