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Are you ready to go down the rabbit hole? To visit a surreal world, where black is white and white is carrots?

A friend, Metacognician in Shanghai, describes the situation as follows: “Life is more absurd than movies. I've gone down the rabbit hole too, when it just becomes more and more strange and you wonder how that all is supposed to make sense.” I asked him if I should just embrace it. He answered, “Why should you ... change the universe?”

It started with a psychotic named Jim Kiraly who resides, we think, at 6329 Twinberry Circle, Avila Beach, California.

Jim Kiraly is a respected citizen. A churchgoer. A Vice President of Transamerica Corporation. And a violent abuser who tried to use an emergency anti-violence measure, one intended to protect battered women, to stop his victim in a wheelchair from writing a book.

Concise enough? :)

For attorneys: Jim Kiraly filed for CLETS against his son and victim, who lived 200 miles away, did not own a car, and was in a wheelchair. His son and victim was not asked to end communications. Jim had no (zero) specific and relevant allegations that were not perjury. But he turned down repeated offers of no-contact and a signed stipulation that gave him everything but CLETS. He insisted on CLETS if his victim ever once “discussed” him with third parties.

In the end, Jim Kiraly signed an agreement far weaker than the ones he'd been offered.

A review of Court paperwork and other materials will tend to confirm that Jim and other parties, including attorneys on all sides, committed multiple felonies, crimes, and faux pas. :P

The word “abuser” is stated here publicly and without equivocation. A formal offer is hereby made to reaffirm the word in writing and under oath. Attorneys will understand the significance of the point. In short, there is little terror of a threatened defamation suit on this side. Actually, we feel that such a suit will fit nicely up Jim Kiraly's abuser ass.

Jim has one son, Ken Kiraly, who invented the Amazon Kindle and is one of the leads at Amazon's secret Lab126. Another son, Tom Kiraly is one of the leads, a Vice President-CFO type, at medical insurance firms, including one of the largest, Humana Corporation.

These people and some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley legal circles have committed or are involved in multiple crimes.

For the next decade or two, we're going to explore the crimes that these people committed, the motivations and the denial involved, the background and histories that led each person to make the choices that they did, and ways to build upon what happened and move towards positive societal goals.

There's plenty to go over. These people committed or were involved in: Spousal abuse, child abuse, DDOS (a highly prosecutable violation of CFAA), extortion, perjury, conspiracy to commit perjury (a possible felony), false police reports, conspiracy to file false police reports (a possible felony), unlawful threats, barratry, defamation, malpractice, civil harassment, criminal harassment, abuse of process, and violations of SCCBA Professional Standards.

The point was to force Jim's oldest son and victim, me, to sign a gag order. I was in a wheelchair. I'd never made a single inappropriate threat against my abuser. I wasn't even asked to not to call anybody. But Jim threatened to put me in a violence database unless I agreed never to write about him.

I won the right to write, but I lost my home of 25 years, most of my possessions, my chances for retirement, everything. Everything but a realization.

I can make a difference. I can conduct research for legitimate and reasonable purposes, document what happened, and analyze the choices of the people involved:

Maggie told me that she didn't know what she could say to me about what happened. However, we have decades to work it out. It will be productive. I'd like to direct the attention of attorneys and other parties to the:

Legitimate and Reasonable Purposes List

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130923 Monday — Josef regarding the Kiraly Botnet

Tags: general
A full Kiraly Cases tags system will be added in 2014.

130923. Josef IRL — IRL means “In Real Life” — comments on the Kiraly Family's Botnet. His remark is more abrupt than the comments of the Masked Lua. But both people are equally correct.

<Josef> Your antagonists appear to be idiots.
<OldCoder> I am going to have things checked. But the facts seem to be as I have stated.


130923 Monday — Shiing Shen Says

Tags: shen shiing
A full Kiraly Cases tags system will be added in 2013.

130923. Shiing Shen is a junior math and security specialist. He prefers, when possible, not to hurt fish or people. He has as much to teach some types of people as he has to learn.

<ShiingShen> Went fishing today with my dad, brother, sister and my sister's boyfriend
<ShiingShen> caught 1 trout and a perch
<ShiingShen> it's also my sister's birthday (age redacted) so we're having turkey for dinner

Happy Fish Jim Kiraly <OldCoder> She is so old now :P
<OldCoder> Will you eat the fish this time?
<ShiingShen> nope
<OldCoder> Let them go again?
<ShiingShen> yeah

<ShiingShen> sorry I am taking so long to respond
<ShiingShen> tint2 doesn't change xchat's font colour and I don't have icons enabled
<OldCoder> It is fine

<OldCoder> As you do not keep the fish, this is about interaction with people
<OldCoder> This one was a larger group than before. How did the people part of it go?
<ShiingShen> only me and my sister caught fish
<ShiingShen> the rest only got bites
<OldCoder> How was it to be there with everybody? Were people happy?
<ShiingShen> yeah
<OldCoder> Good


130923 Monday — Masked Lua regarding the Kiraly Botnet

Tags: general
A full Kiraly Cases tags system will be added in 2013.

130923. The Masked Lua stops by and comments on the Kiraly Family's Botnet.

To be clear, the Botnet is the latest and highly prosecutable felony that Jim Kiraly of Transamerica and S.C.O.R.E., Grace Kiraly the original Christ Follower, Tom Kiraly of Sheridan Healthcare, and Ken Kiraly the inventor of the Amazon Kindle may be involved with.

The Masked Lua is an IT expert who presently lives thousands of miles from me. In early 2013, I considered moving in with him. However, the Kiralys took my savings. Therefore, I had insufficient funds to make the transition. If you'd like to read the Masked Lua Trucks story, click on the following link:

Masked Lua Trucks Story

<OldCoder> It depends on what you mean by “retaliation”. The Kiraly Botnet nodes are innocent.
<MaskedLua> ah, then retaliate against the core
<OldCoder> The Kiraly Family has probably shut it down

<OldCoder> My guess is that my “Old Friend” freaked out. When I posted that the VPS is 1,000 redacted paces from him. Good grief. I even posted the route that this fool might walk between the two locations.

<MaskedLua> hehe, yep, I've been reading on it and was like it was ridicoulous that one would attempt such against you
<OldCoder> It took, like, hours for them to shut it down
<OldCoder> I am no superhero
<OldCoder> Not like the Masked Lua. I am worn out.
<OldCoder> But I *am* good at patterns
<OldCoder> Redacted those who test me on that :-)
<MaskedLua> :)

<MaskedLua> I'll let you rest now then, recoup your strength :)
<OldCoder> The evidence is plentiful. They were repeatedly loading one particular post about them. 1,000 paces from their physical location. They stopped a few hours after I talked about the felony. They started during the week after I posted a picture of a building near them.
<OldCoder> Is this reasonable evidence?

<OldCoder> This may have been some type of bungled hack by the Kiralys as opposed to a true Botnet. Regardless, it was idiocy. Amateurs.
<OldCoder> But I have a number of Russia etc. systems poking at me now. Gee, thanks, “Old Friend” :-(

<MaskedLua> I do think that it was them, but from a perspective it also looks that if they didn't achieve their goal then they were just no-knowledge ppl trying to do something they weren't properly prepped for.

<OldCoder> There may be other explanations. Avoid the error of working backwards. But the VPS was my “Old Friend”. WTF was he thinking?

<MaskedLua> they read the key word “felony” and “agreements null” and quit, an immediate stop after your noticing (tho you likely noticed far before the post)

<OldCoder> But they have wealth. And MaskedLua... The Kiralys believe they are Just. As do I. This is how things happen. Each person is Just. Each person is a Hero. Remember this.

<MaskedLua> that's understandable, its hard to find the words that fit my thoughts on this
<OldCoder> It is fine

<MaskedLua> OldCoder: you know how the Holy Spirit works, to remind one of the things that are according to God's will, let them know when they have went astray, remind them of God's word?
<OldCoder> Go on

<MaskedLua> I've spoken with Skittles, and it's evident that he either has the Holy Spirit, or another that acknowledges God's existence, and Jesus's supremacy (that last word is not the one I would use but I can't find the correct one)

<MaskedLua> it bothers him... you know how Paul travelled performing miracles and so on
<MaskedLua> that's what Skittles says he would do if only he were sure
<OldCoder> This is fine too
<MaskedLua> and.... I know I can't perform miracles due to a lack of faith likely (need moar lol), but I wish there were a way I could assure him... even if what he wished he couldn't do

<OldCoder> MaskedLua, remember the cool parts of the Old Testament
<OldCoder> “You shall stand in your allotted place at the End of Days”
* OldCoder was raised Goddamn Fundie :P
<MaskedLua> :)

<MaskedLua> just remembering the times sense I met Skittles, he shows faith somewhat, but claims agnosticism, wanting more... he's said some worrying things, and some things that shows his heart is in the right place, I guess it's up to him to decide and seek further

<OldCoder> Some decisions. People must make for themselves.

<MaskedLua> are there still those in your channels who may not be who they seem?
<OldCoder> Of course. This will always be true. Get to know people gradually.
<MaskedLua> I mean those who don't wish you well

<OldCoder> Yes. Perhaps Ken Kiraly is there. Or an agent of the Kiralys. Get to know people over time. Be who you are. Speak honestly. You are a good person.
<OldCoder> If evil comes to visit... what of it? It is trite but true; wealth is power. But it only goes so far. You are a superhero. Remember that.


130923 Monday — Coder Status Report

Tags: general
A full Kiraly Cases tags system will be added in 2013.

130923. I'm tired. It's partly that I spent the weekend on analysis related to the Kiraly Family's Botnet. Time that I needed for other things. There wasn't much sleep. But there's more to it.

Part of the Botnet is still running. I suppose I'll need to do something about it. If nothing else, I ought to warn the owners of the Botnet nodes that the Kiralys have compromised their systems.

But, looking objectively at how I'm functioning, it's best if I rest.

Stress can travel from the mind to the body. The two are one. And life since 2011 has not been unadulerated joy. The Kiralys have sanded me down. Not to create a work of Art but to destroy a Life.

I'm sanded thin in places now. There are dimensions to health. Some of the dimensions can be seen. Others are rotated out of the visible plane.

This reminds me. Shiing Shen and other math fans should read Flatland. I've mirrored the book at this link:

Flatland, a Novel

All the dimensions are important. The ones that can be seen and the ones that can't.

I can't feel Him today. The One Who Does Not Speak. He's simply a metaphor. But He's there.

These sites will cease updates for a while. Except for Grace Kiraly's birthday. The occasion should be noted. I've thought about what to say for months.

Helping people:

If you need assistance, I'll be available in IRC part of each day. I'm there to help. I ask that you help others in return. Or at least try not to do harm.

Put aside impatience and anger. Help people. There's only one type of person that should not be forgiven or helped. The self-righteous, the Pharisees, those who hate the poor, the sick, and the weak...

Those who are like the Kiralys.

Some side notes:

1. It's been pointed out to me that for Agreements to be null and void, in a formal sense, a court should declare them to be null and void. I'm aware of this. The Kiraly Cases Agreements are null and void; but when I say this, I'm using the term loosely.

2. I brought DNA the 82 year old attorney to IRC yesterday. He considered the main startups channel to be inhabited by silly and pretentious people. But DNA liked one of my personal channels. He felt that the people there were more polite and had more merit.

I'll add that DNA is an engineer as well as an attorney; neurodiverse; and a startuper. He's probably the oldest startuper in IRC at this time.

3. I spoke with a manager at Solar VPS today. Brandon Hale. He was polite and responsive. Brandon indicated that Solar VPS follows standard data retention policies.

Brandon added that if the Kiralys or their associates shut down their Solar VPS account, the VPS IPV4s will be recycled. But the records which reveal the identity of my “Old Friend” should be available for some time to come.

Kiraly Cases Recap:

As these sites are pausing for a bit, I'll leave this updated summary near the top of the home page.

About 27 months ago I lay on my floor for weeks in pain. There was no way to let anybody into the building to help. Crane, my apartment manager at the time, knew how to make the front door work. However, he was in the hospital with the cancer that he now says will kill him.

I was told that I should have people smash in the front door of the building so that they might enter. I considered doing this. I called the Fire Chief of the city to discuss the matter. But I decided that having the front door smashed open simply to obtain food or painkillers was inadvisable. I guessed that the owners wouldn't appreciate this step.

In the end, temporary apartment managers found me. I've told the rest of this part of the story.

My right hand was swollen to the point where I couldn't hold a pen or dress myself. I was given some injections to save the hand. I received food after weeks. I was given the wheelchair. The wheelchair didn't work outside. I got trapped in the wheelchair on the sidewalk once. I tried using crutches instead. Got trapped away from home that way twice.

Etc. No big deal.

I'd promised to teach a developer my age, Paul, to use Linux. So that he'd be able to get a job. His FORTRAN skills were obsolete. I was going to help him.

But I didn't call Paul quickly enough after I was rescued. I phoned him later. Reached his wife instead. Paul's wife seemed distracted. I didn't joke with strangers much. But I made a joke about the distraction of Paul's wife. She responded by telling me that Paul had killed himself.

So many people wanted jobs. They still do. The Kiralys, wealthy and arrogant, full of hatred for the poor, say that the jobless are lazy. But this is not true. Paul wanted a job badly. So badly.

Paul was not lazy. He was going to learn new skills even in middle age. But I wasn't there to help him.

After Paul's death, I helped many others look for jobs. This included std::vector, whose story and photos I've posted here previously. std::vector went to Europe but he's come back. We'll probably meet again.

One of the other job seekers died but he didn't kill himself. It was a stroke. He was a nice person. I stayed in touch with the rest until the Kiralys attacked. Now I've lost track of all of them, potential friends gone, except for std::vector.

In the Fall of 2011, I spoke more often with my Father, Jim Kiraly, and my Mother, Grace Kiraly. We'd never been out of contact despite their lies to the contrary. And, at this point, I made more of an effort to connect.

Every discussion with Jim Kiraly was pleasant. This was not the case with Grace Kiraly. But Grace never suggested that she didn't wish to speak. In fact, she was pleased to express her views on numerous subjects.

Grace Kiraly told me that the fact I'd been sick was a “choice”. When I talked about being jobless, Grace snapped “Whose fault is that?” And when the subject of abuse came up, Grace had a simple answer. The things that Jim had done didn't matter because “My husband is not a brute!”

Looking back, I should have realized what Grace was. But I was a fool.

After Thanksgiving 2011, I felt bold enough to ask my parents to help me with my book. Jim Kiraly immediately threatened me with the police. He would not explain why. My abuser went to the police and made a false report.

The police shrugged off Jim Kiraly's false report. They didn't contact me. In fact, it appears that they wrote Jim off as a nut. When I checked with the police myself, they told me that they hadn't even kept a record of the incident. The Kiralys lied about all of this later on.

Grace came to see me after the book incident. She didn't ask permission to visit. Then she made tiresome phone calls to me. I didn't phone Grace during this period. She phoned me. It's in the phone records and I've received copies.

The Kiralys don't talk much about any of this. Possibly because it demonstrates that they lied.

I obtained Grace's permission to speak with her Church for a book interview. I called the Church. Also a volunteer group for the same purpose. Both interviews went well.

Jim Kiraly was enraged by the interview calls. If I remember correctly, at about this time, he made threats regarding charging me with “blackmail”. He also told people “present a united front against Bob”.

One of the best parts came when Jim Kiraly contacted people and told them “don't be afraid... to give me something... to prosecute Bob”.

I sent Jim and Grace polite postcards with the permission of the police. The postcards were intended to persuade Jim to stop threatening me.

The Kiralys don't talk much about this part either. The fact that I asked the police about the proper way to respond to threats made by an abuser. Instead, the Kiralys tried to use the postcards as “evidence”.

The postcards were certainly evidence. Evidence that I'd talked to the police and proceeded appropriately. But somehow this point never came up.

I'd called my Brother Tom Kiraly circa his birthday in January 2012. The call was arranged in advance, Tom took the call with apparent pleasure, he invited me to call back, indicated when I should do so, and spoke with me repeatedly thereafter.

Months later, Tom committed perjury. He stated under oath that the pre-arranged call, during which he invited me to call back, the call in question being the first of a series of calls that Tom took voluntarily, was “stalking”.

After Jim became enraged, Tom Kiraly stopped taking my calls. He didn't ask me not to call him. I left voicemail messages promising to fight back against my abuser in Court. If I remember correctly, the messages were left primarily though not exclusively for two of my Brothers, Tom and Ken.

Jim Kiraly filed legal actions with the assistance of Tom Kiraly. The legal actions were odd. There were no specific and significant accusations that were not perjury. Not one that I'm aware of. But this didn't matter.

I didn't learn about the legal actions until days before Court in June 2012. I wasn't lawfully served at all; not until I showed up at Court.

I started to state under oath that I'd never been served. They shut me up pretty quick; the unlawful nature of what the Kiralys had done seemed to be a sensitive point. If I remember correctly, they served me afterward.

It was too late to find an attorney for that Court appearance. I tried hard to do so. I nearly died as a result. Not because of stress. It was a physical issue that was so simple as to be trite. But the Kiralys came close to killing me. This was the first time but not the last.

I learned more about people during this period.

IRL people:

Twisted Time made a difference. He was very ill. But he didn't hesitate. He offered to be a witness. To step out of Time and to confront the Kiralys.

The Kiralys hadn't thought ahead. They'd never considered the possibility that a witness might show up. After I notified Hoge Fenton of Twisted Time's offer, something interesting happened.

Jim Kiraly had indicated that I was lying about the child abuse aspect of the cases. But if I remember correctly, as soon as Hoge Fenton looked at the Twisted Time issue, the Kiralys quietly dropped the subject.

Why did this happen? Surely it is a mystery :P

Nancy Meyer helped me. Kevin King tried to. Akhil Amar, who you may Google, sent his brother to help. His brother found me very sick and ran away. It never occurred to him that I needed an ambulance. Vikram Amar, tell me your response to that. I'm curious.

IRC people:

Some of the people I'd helped online reacted poorly to the legal cases. One individual I'd spent hours helping told me, “I leave you now to your death”.

Other people who I hadn't helped at all invested time and effort on my behalf. This included Rubidiun, Tactician, Metacognician, Kappelin, and many others.

The help that I received wasn't enough to tilt the balance. If criminals, even abusers, are sufficiently wealthy, it isn't like the movies. The Kiralys were wealthy. In the end, wealth decides things.

I'd been wiped out in the Crash of 2008 but I'd managed to rebuild my savings to over $200,000. There were jobs waiting for me, too. Jobs at last.

But during the period that Jim Kiraly was stalking me, and during the year that followed, I couldn't make things work. I can't be like some of you and function well while I'm being harassed and attacked.

I told people about the legal cases because I don't lie. So job offers were withdrawn. The money disappeared. Half my possessions were lost. I stopped eating and my weight dropped 75 pounds.

The Kiralys mocked me for being neurodiverse. At the same time, they demanded that I prove it. Despite the fact that they were the ones who told the boy.

What the Hell are these people?

I waited every day for new attacks. New signs of what these people were going to do to me. Every day for nearly a year.

The Kiralys said it would never stop...

unless I agreed in writing to never “discuss” these people. And to give my Father Jim Kiraly, a violent abuser, the right to put me in a violence database. Things I'd never agree to under any circumstances.

I tried to leave the country. Flew hundreds of miles to get the rush passport. But the money went too quickly. There was no way to proceed.

In the end, the Kiralys lost. And they won. After debts, I was worth less than the legal cases had cost me. My health was largely wrecked. There was nowhere to turn. Jim, Grace, Tom, and Ken had murdered me. I'd have been dead by my next birthday but I was saved by the actions of a few people.

People both IRC and IRL.

The Kiralys wouldn't stop, though. I was threatened again over these sites. Now the Kiralys are apparently “hacking” me.

A Botnet, no less. Coordinated by somebody who wrote to me, was furious about the sites, and suggested that I was going to be “hurt”.

The Kiralys accused me of “hacking” them. Nothing specific. Just innuendo. And they're the ones who seem to be committing a felony.

This is what it means to be as wealthy as Jim, Grace, Tom, and Ken are. You can do what you please.

The Kiraly Family's Botnet VPS shut down on Saturday 130921. A few hours after I posted about the issue. More precisely, the IPV4 addresses that the VPS was using previously have ceased attacks. But I've no doubt that my “old friend” will be back under other identities.

The Kiralys won't stop.

One thing has changed. I believe the wording of two Agreements that I was forced into at the end of the Kiraly Cases releases me from the Agreements due to events that occurred subsequent to the date of signing.

The matter will be researched.


130922 Sunday — Draft for Security Expert

Tags: cases felony kiraly
A full Kiraly Cases tags system will be added in 2013.

130922. An associate may meet IRL this week with a security expert; apparently the head of a company in the field. The expert may be able to comment on the Kiraly Family Botnet issue. This is a draft of a page that will be shown to him.

Questions: Should I phone the Dallas police? The District Attorney? Are Verizon and Solar VPS likely to retain IPV4 records? Do I need to find whitehats for counter measures?

The botnet is connected to legal cases. I was involved in two cases for a year. Family members initiated actions out of concerns that I might discuss past events publicly. There were no specific and significant allegations. The idea was to pressure me into signing a “gag order”.

During the legal cases, I started websites which talked about them. The sites ranked high in one search engine. I had most of the first results page for some short-tail phrases. The other side demanded that I take down content as part of a settlement but I refused to do so.

I also refused demands that I never “discuss” family members. So the cases lasted longer than usual. But they ended in May 2013 with relatively mild agreements put into place.

A cousin died a few weeks later. I posted about his death. The dead man's sister emailed me and asked me to take down content. I refused again. At about this time, I received a threat from somebody else who emailed me. I believe there was a connection.

The second person declined to identify themselves but indicated that they were an “old friend” of mine and a family associate.

Statements they made confirmed that the second part was true. This person expressed anger about the search engine issue. They suggested that I'd be “hurt” if I didn't take down the sites.

I geolocated my “old friend” using raw email headers and httpd logs. They were travelling between cities in Texas but based in Dallas. I expressed a willingness to talk further. But they were unhappy about the geolocation. They wrote again. Said they were exiting and didn't plan to visit the sites again. Of course, they came back.

I posted a photo of a building that they were near. This was circa August 5, 2013. In the week that followed, my “old friend” started to use a VPS from Solar VPS. The subnets changed. But it was easy to spot this person because the VPS POP was just 1,000 yards from his or her usual location.

The VPS connected to one of my servers in an odd manner. It cycled through a few links and rotated user agents. Then it repeated this at irregular intervals. Usually the same links but sometimes minor variations. Other systems located in foreign countries started to do the same thing at about the same time.

I noticed odd patterns but I didn't have time to look closely until September 21, 2013. Then I geolocated some visitors and the Dallas VPS popped up. When I saw that the VPS was within walking distance of my correspondent, I checked further and I found bots in other countries.

I formed a theory. This might be the start of a botnet intended to implement DDoS in such a way that I wouldn't realize what was happening. I gathered the information I could and posted it. A few hours later, the Dallas VPS stopped connecting for the first time. They'd apparently seen my posts and shut down the system. The rest of the botnet, if that is what it is, is still in operation.

I'm not sure I understand the purpose of the Dallas VPS. If the theory is correct, why would they risk connecting directly from that system as opposed to simply using the secondary systems?

Evidence includes multiple IP addresses from both Verizon Wireless and Solar VPS, httpd logs, email from my “old friend”, the associated raw headers, the physical location of the VPS POP (close to this person), and the fact that the VPS accesses stopped hours after I posted that something odd was happening.

I spoke with an attorney on September 22, 2013. He indicated that a felony might have been committed and that I should go to the District Attorney.

The situation is ironic. During the legal cases, it was implied that I'd “hacked” Amazon Corporation, Humana Corporation, Gmail, and three of my family members. But these people are the ones who “hacked” me.

Note: To explain the involvement of the companies, one brother was apparently the inventor of the Amazon Kindle and another brother was Vice President of Humana.


130922 Sunday — The Kiraly Agreements are Null and Void

Tags: cases felony kiraly
A full Kiraly Cases tags system will be added in 2013.

130922. It's Sunday morning, but I spoke with an attorney just now regarding the Kiraly Family's Botnet. He confirmed that the Kiralys and/or their associates are probably involved in a felony. The laws related to this one have teeth. The attorney advised me to go to the District Attorney. I plan to do so.

As of September 22, 2013, I no longer consider myself bound by the Kiraly Cases Agreements.

I feel that the Kiralys committed one felony to force me into the Agreements. And I believe they're involved in a second felony now. A Kiraly Family associate threatened me recently; they suggested I'd be “hurt” if I didn't take down these sites. The same person seems to be the one who is coordinating the Botnet.

The Kiraly Cases Agreements are repudiated. In effect, they are null and void. A “Reasonable Person” would agree with this assessment.

For details related to the Kiraly Family's Botnet, read the posts below this one. The letter to John Perrott can be skipped.

Note: I'm interested in advice from White Hats regarding appropriate counter measures. I'd also like to speak with more Torts Specialists about legal actions against the Kiralys.

Torts Specialists should note that there is more to the story than the Kiraly Family's Botnet. The situation is about a violent and mentally ill abuser, James Francis Kiraly of Pismo Beach, California, who filed an emergency anti-violence measure known as CLETS against his victim; somebody who lived hundreds of miles away, who was not asked not to communicate after final discussions, and who was in a wheelchair at times... to extort the victim's silence about past events.

CLETS is a “protected” action. However, the abuse of process involved was egregious enough that it might be possible to recover damages in excess of $250,000 to $500,000.


130922 Sunday — Did the Kiralys Commission a Botnet?

Tags: cases kiraly
A full Kiraly Cases tags system will be added in 2013.

130922. This Summer, somebody who claimed to be an “old friend” from Las Lomas High School emailed me.

The sender suggested that they were closely associated with the Kiraly family. He or she was upset about these web sites. Demanded to know the “purpose” of creating sites with high rankings for some Kiraly searches. They repeated accusations that the Kiralys made in recent legal cases.

And they appeared to be threatening me. One letter suggested that I'd be “hurt” if I didn't take down the sites.

I geolocated the sender. They were unhappy about that. Said they'd leave and not write again or visit the sites. But they did visit the sites again. When I posted about that circa August 5, 2013, they apparently obtained a VPS from Solar VPS.

The VPS point of presence is within walking distance of one of this person's locations. The “old friend” is near 1911 North Lamar Street in Dallas, Texas and the POP is about 1,000 yards away; near the 1700s part of North Harwood Street.

That VPS has been connecting to a Kiraly Cases server in an odd pattern for weeks. Not important in and of itself. But there are a number of other systems connecting in patterns that are very similar.

This appears to be a Botnet.

It's worth noting that the pattern used by the “old friend's” VPS involves cycling through a small set of links. One of the links is the one for the August 5, 2013 post mentioned above. A post about the “old friend”.

This isn't effective DDoS yet; there aren't enough systems involved. But DDoS seems to be the intention. This goes beyond irony. The Kiralys attacked me in legal cases based partly on accusations of hacking. Now they've tried to hack me themselves.

I've got enough evidence to open discussions with the police in Dallas, Texas and in other areas.

Jim Kiraly, an abuser in Pismo Beach, California, Tom Kiraly, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sheridan Healthcare. and Ken Kiraly, inventor of the Amazon Kindle, may now be involved in multiple felonies of different types.

I believe the wording of the agreements that I was forced into in May 2013 may release me from the agreements in question under circumstances such as these.

This is a “reasonable” point.


130922 Sunday — Letter to John Perrott of Thomas Chase Stutzman

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130922. This is a letter that I sent a few minutes ago to the attorney who represented me in the Kiraly Cases.

John Perrott of San Jose, hi. Weather is pleasant this weekend. Aside from a bit of rain. Hope you're enjoying it.

I'd intended to ask you if something an attorney told me yesterday is correct; that I have a malpractice case against you in addition to anything else. He explained what your countermoves would be. Discussed them in detail. It sounds as though there might be some risk on your side.

Risk on your side whether you win or lose. After all, the firm of Thomas Chase Stutzman in San Jose, California, Family Law, handled an open and shut case poorly, charged 40% more than quoted but did little of what was promised, repeatedly neglected to file paperwork or follow through with basic steps, charged thousands of dollars for a single document that resulted in an admonishment, and demanded thousands of dollars *extra* apparently as charges for the time that a client took simply to ask about poor performance.

My feeling is that a victory for you might be Pyrrhic in nature.

But I'm preoccupied with a new and interesting development. You remember Michael Bonetto's hacker allegations against me, of course. In a move that transcends irony, the Kiralys have apparently engaged in hacking against me. I'll be discussing the matter with Law Enforcement and others in multiple jurisdictions.

For details, see the weblog. There are three related posts near the top. While you're there, review the general quality of my reasoning and analysis. Perhaps you'd like to do so as well, Tom Stutzman.

By the way, John Perrott, my assumption is that neither you nor Tom Stutzman will mind if this letter is posted or otherwise distributed.

And hello, Michael Bonetto, Family Law; if you happen to see this, you're invited to review the quality of my work too. I look forward to future consensual and productive discussions with you.

John, when will we go for Pho again? I have more of an appetite these days.

Regards, Robert (the Old Coder, and he is Old Indeed)


130921 Saturday — Odd Bot Hot is Not

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130921. The person who claims to be an “old friend” from Las Lomas High School, if it's the same one, seems to be running a bot or download process that's broken or is configured incorrectly.

For details regarding the system that I'm referring to, including multiple IPV4 addresses, see the post below this one.

The system in question is accessing the same small set of web pages repeatedly. This isn't unusual for bots, but this one is targeting pages that don't update much.

Presently, the pattern is that the system visits at irregular intervals and accesses these three items in this order: the 130805 Old Friend post, weblog page 34 (the page on which the 130805 Old Friend post resides), and the OldCoder Internet History.

The pattern isn't absolute but it's adhered to moderately strongly. They're apparently using Windows but this doesn't seem to be ordinary malware; it isn't trying to do anything but look at these three items.

Looking more closely, I see that something similar is happening with a significant number of other visitors. What's going on isn't clear.

If anybody is able to demonstrate that malware is involved, I feel that they may wish to speak with the “old friend” in question. Solar VPS and Verizon Wireless should both be able to provide the identity of this person to Law Enforcement or to other parties who demonstrate legal authority.

I believe that it might be sensible for me to speak with the police in Dallas, Texas myself.


130921 Saturday — Old Friends Their Greetings Sends

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130921. Somebody with a VPS near North Harwood Street in Dallas, Texas is interested in the Kiraly Cases. The VPS may or may not be located on the street in question. However, its point of presence is close to buildings in the range of 1744 to 1798 North Harwood.

I haven't confirmed that it's actually a VPS. However, the host does seem to be Solar VPS of the same city.

There are several IPV4s involved. The IPV4s don't have a positive reputation. Malware tracking databases suggest that the XRumer spambot was running at one of them less than three weeks ago. I don't know if the system is presently infected or not.

That part of North Harwood Street is less than one mile from 1911 North Lamar Street in Dallas, Texas; the block where the pretend “old friend” from Las Lomas High School has spent some time.

In fact, the two locations are within easy walking distance of each other. Somebody might start on North Harwood, head towards Ross Avenue, turn onto Ross Avenue, proceed to Lamar Street, and turn there.

The person who is using the VPS is most likely the “old friend” mentioned above. Or somebody associated with them.

The “old friend” indicated that I might be “hurt” if I didn't take down these websites. If this person happens to be associated with Jim Kiraly of Pismo Beach, my abuser, or Tom Kiraly, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sheridan Health Care, I might have grounds for CLETS action against one or more of these people.

For those who are interested in this aspect of the Kiraly Cases, here are three of the IPV4s for my “old friend's” Internet presence as of mid-September 2013:

Some technical notes:

1. It appears that my “old friend” obtained the VPS at some point prior to mid-August 2013. Possibly around August 13, 2013. However, it may have been days or weeks earlier.

2. A number of different User Agents are being used. So they're rotating User Agents as I've recommended that people do. Or perhaps more than one person is using the VPS; I haven't looked into this possibility yet.

3. Among past pages, the parts that the system in question visits the most are the following:

Weblog page 34Scott Kiraly Birthday Post and the Beach Drawing

OldCoder Internet HistoryActually, a lot of people seem to like this article

Legitimate Purposes for Gathering InformationQuite a few folks find this post interesting as well

OldCoder Beach DrawingSee the note below, something odd is happening

One of the Old Friend postsDitto

4. It appears that they're running a strange or misconfigured bot or download process. For weeks, it's been accessing primarily the same small set of links. I've written separately about this issue. See the posts above this one.

5. It's my understanding, based on information provided by Solar VPS, that the system in question is most likely running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012. The 64-bit version, in either case.

My feeling is that BSD and Linux work better as the base for a VPS. Windows Server offers greater compliance with the administrative checkboxes that some corporations require. But it's arguably less stable and secure than BSD or Linux.

6. ISPs rotate IPV4s periodically. Therefore, the IPV4s listed above may no longer be associated with the presence in question. However, both ISPs and VPS hosts retain records for reasonable periods of time. Subpoenas may be used to obtain such records.


130919 Thursday — Practical Desk

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130919. The photo below shows a practical desk that an associate had for a while. Simple, affordable, and easily reconfigured. This is at a business office. However, my own home office uses a similar arrangement.

In my case, laptops are closer to the floor. They sit on two books so that there is a half-inch of space beneath the fans to allow for air circulation and cooling.

Practical Desk
Practical Desk


130919 Thursday — Storm Watch

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130919. A short discussion:

<OldCoder> Are those regular storm clouds?
<SirWilson> regular ones
<OldCoder> Is the storm coming or going?
<SirWilson> coming
<OldCoder> But you are safe inside
<SirWilson> we always wait outside for storms
<SirWilson> then when it hits we go in

<OldCoder> Why do you wait?
<SirWilson> its fun
<OldCoder> I see. To wait for a storm and then to escape it.
<SirWilson> my dad takes me storm chasing lol
<OldCoder> DNA. His father did that. 75 years ago. His father could tell...
<SirWilson> nice
<OldCoder> A storm was coming by static. On the radio.

<OldCoder> They would drive into the storm. And nearly get killed. Tornadoes.
<OldCoder> The boys loved it. The mother, not so much :-)
<SirWilson> heh

<SirWilson> we have radars
<OldCoder> Times change
<SirWilson> my dad has radarscope on his iphone as well
<OldCoder> People are similar
<SirWilson> and we listen to am radio when storm chasing

<OldCoder> What does it say?
<SirWilson> they cover the storm quite well
<OldCoder> Not as good. As being in it.
<SirWilson> and its fun to hear the radio crackle on lightning

Storm Watch
Storm Watch


130919 Thursday — On the Path

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130919. This is a fragment by Skittles:

You look into the portal. It is dark but seems blissful. You don't know what you'll find in there, but you hope it's different than what you are in now.

The world you are living in is boring. You need a break. Remember the movies you watched, and the books you read? The ones that made you cry, because living in them would be so great.

You know in your heart that being dead has a romance to it. It would be better than the nine to five you have now. You enjoy what you do? You enjoy sitting in the cubicle, finding reasons to enjoy it, knowing that you have no other choice?

It's the harsh realities that bring us together. They give us something to laugh about. I'm not going to sit here and tell you that life is better than death. If there was a heaven, I would be the first one to jump off the bridge. Am I suicidal? No, because I don't believe in an after-life.

I constantly attempt to hypnotize myself into ways of thought that work, because I honestly don't know. I don't know what lies ahead on the path. All I know is that while I'm on the path, I'm going to inspect every inch and extract enjoyment from what I find.


130919 Thursday — Christ-Driven

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130919. I've been interested in hearing more about the term “Christ Driven”, a term that is apparently significant to Saint John's Lutheran Church. So I've made a preliminary call to the Church in question.

I do not require permission from any person in the World to call any Church in the World. Nor do I need to justify on an “a priori” basis any call to any Church in the World.

However, in the interests of completeness, I hereby refer any attorneys who may wish to comment on any “gathering” of “information” that may, or may not, be involved to the list of Legitimate Purposes at the following link:

Legitimate Purposes for Gathering Information

That said, when I made the preliminary call, it was to an office. There didn't appear to be anybody available to speak at the office level. Or at various phone extensions associated with the office.

We'll see if it's possible to contact appropriate people at Board or Committee levels.

As a side note, I'd like to mention the following points to attorneys who may be able to provide useful perspectives:

It's possible that people who are involved in the Kiraly Cases, and who wish to bar research connected to the meaning of the term “Christ Driven”, or research connected to one or more books related to the Kiralys and/or the Kiraly Cases, may send me notices to the effect that the Church is either their “employer” or their “potential employer”, and that due to Kiraly Cases Agreements, I am therefore forbidden to conduct such research.

If such notices are received, unless actual, demonstrable, paid “employer” status was in effect prior to the current date, said status involving a reasonable number of hours of actual, demonstrable, paid work per week, such notices will most likely be treated as both specious and unreasonable.


130919 Thursday — Laptops are Tops at Crash Stops

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130919. People in IRC may have noticed that I was absent more than usual on Tuesday 130917 and Wednesday 130918.

This was due to laptop problems. As in, four different laptops broke or crashed in two days.


Presently, I don't own any new computers. Actually, I think it's been over 25 years since I purchased a new system. Everything since then has been pre-owned.

My desktop systems are all dead. I made the leap to laptops a few years ago. I have some old dual core units. They're not powerful by modern standards. But they run LACLIN; my own Linux distro. LACLIN is fast enough for my purposes even on aging hardware.

As a side note, I often run LiveDistro versions of LACLIN. This means that the OS resides in RAM. When power is turned off, all transient data disappears. This is a good approach if somebody is interested in security.

I had the loan of a quad core until this week. It ran Windows Professional 7.

The Windows quad core started to misbehave on Tuesday. This appeared to be a Windows Update problem. On Wednesday, Sita the Magician and I spent hours attempting to fix the laptop. Sita said she hadn't seen similar issues before.

There were signs that something was wrong with both Windows Update and networking. The system locked up on boot as soon as network setup kicked in.

System Restore was able to fix this. However, after we did System Restore, each time, Windows Update appeared to run — even though I'd turned it off — and the boot problems came back.

Malware seemed like a possibility. Something small that might be able to survive System Restore and then bootstrap a second level through the Windows Update mechanism.

But Anti-Virus scans didn't show any known varieties of malware. We discussed the possibility that the Kiralys had commissioned some type of malware directed specifically at me. Anti-Virus wouldn't necessarily spot targeted applications.

A targeted attack seemed unlikely. However, these people had been deranged enough to throw away a large amount of money over a year's time to accomplish nothing... and a Kiraly Family associate did make threats this Summer to the effect that I was going to be “hurt”.

Additionally, I still don't know what the previous threat by Ken Kiraly's friends regarding Amazon's plans to “grease” my “ass” meant. And the folks at Amazon Lab126 would have the resources to pull off a stunt of this type.

But Occam's Razor suggested that, without reasonable evidence of a complicated plan, the explanation for the quad-core problems was probably simpler. We decided that the problems were due either to data corruption at a low level or to a hardware failure.

It's regrettable that Jim Kiraly, Grace Kiraly, Tom Kiraly, and Ken Kiraly didn't employ Occam's Razor themselves. That they allowed feverish imaginations to conjure up detailed plans where there were no such plans.

Kiraly Ghost And, from imaginary plans to imaginary actions. The Kiralys saw ghosts in every flicker of the shadows.

Pathetic ghosts to be pitied. Dangerous ghosts that were hunting them. Amazing ghosts with supernatural powers out of movies.

Ghosts that proved, in the end, to be nothing more than whispers from the stillborn conscience of an abuser named James Francis Kiraly; and the fancies of the frivolous and self-centered people around him. People who thought that their lives might be disrupted if the truth came out.

Surely the Kiralys were not idiots.

I'm referring to “imaginary plans” in the past tense, of course. It would be correct to say that there are lawful, appropriate, and reasonable plans now. By the way, attorneys who read this paragraph are invited to review the history of the Kiraly Cases, the Pleadings, the Deposition Transcript including the Edits, the Legitimate Purposes list, the Kiraly Cases Ironies, and other material before formulating positions.

At any rate, I gave the Windows quad core system to Sita the Magician who offered to work on it some more.

One laptop down.

I tried using an old Dell Inspiron dual core, unlabeled model but possibly a 1545, to go online Tuesday night. But the keyboard broke. On Wednesday morning, I left that unit with an associate who I'll call Jacob for repairs.

Two laptops down.

I also booted an older Dell Inspiron dual core, model 6400, that Steve Truong had sold me. It locked up after a few minutes. I believe that the motherboard or the RAM may be bad. It was my first laptop but it is defunct.

Three laptops down.

I switched to an HP Entertainment Notebook PC. The system overheated after a few minutes. My Linux distro powered it down automatically as a safety measure.

Four laptops down.

The HP Notebook problem occurred because my distro's CPU Governor framework needed work. LACLIN had been running laptops in Performance Mode if they were plugged-in to AC power and in Conservative Mode otherwise. But some laptops, including this one, can't handle Performance Mode.

BSD Daemon I wrote a new daemon Wednesday night. It should be noted, for the sake of those who are terrified of things that go bump in the night, that daemons are background processes. They do not possess horns or pitchforks. The BSD Daemon, who is known as Beastie, does possess horns and a pitchfork, but BSD is a different operating system.

My new daemon checked internal temperature periodically. If temperature was low, it switched the CPU Governor to On Demand Mode, which is safer than Performance Mode. If temperature was high, Conservative Mode was used.

With this change, the fourth laptop was able to run.

One laptop up.


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