Friday, June 19, 2009
I will soon be listing some more information on my bicycle geocaching and benchmark hunting. But, right now I want to register my disbelief that the RIAA has won the outrageous case against the poor young lady of some $80,000 for every record she supposedly illegally copied. This is such a ridiculous miscarriage of so-called justice and such an example of part of what is wrong with this country now, big business with their armies of lawyers being such a bullies and such jerks. If recording industry executives and artists got paid a little less than their outrageously obscene amounts of money they do, the recordings could be so much less expensive and more people would be willing to pay a reasonable price for their music. Instead, the industry charges obscene prices and behaves like gestapo storm troopers (think brainless money grubbing lawyers) in cases like this.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I haven't been on here for a way too long but have been doing a lot of stuff I'll list soon. One thing is trying to find out more about the benchmark I'm putting in this post. I pass it often on my bicycle rides. It's between a couple of tiny towns, Ellsworth and Cooksville - both in Illinois - I go through often while trying to put more miles in my rides.
I've been taking part in a very small contest to see who could photograph and verify the most benchmarks in a three month period this spring.
I've also been setting out a series of geocaches that are easily accessible by bicycle. Actually, I go from one to the other checking them during my regular rides around Bloomington/Normal, illinois.