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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:

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140822 Friday — Birth of JavaScript

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140822. CodeLicker is a gamedev who's been trying to create a UDP-based browser game in pure JavaScript. True UDP as opposed to WebSocket kludges. He's frustrated because it's probably impossible. The following story elaborates on his feelings.

JavaScript started as a elaborate plot by a megalomaniac Coder who placed a bet against Satan... and won.

Once upon a time, there was an Angelic Conference. During the conference, about halfway through, a Dark Angel stood up.

This was no ordinary Angel. It was Satan, the King of all Evil.

His voice, mild-mannered but capable of irradiating an entire otherwordly plain, cut through the hubbub.

Satan challenged God. He said: “I'll deceive. I'll deceive and I'll destroy. No paradigm will stand against me.”

But a human stood up. A dire, evil man. Fire was in his eyes, he was sure of one thing, and he was going to say it.

He spoke to Satan and said, “And I'll deceive more. You'll all know that I'm the worst. Paradigms will bow to *me*.

Satan was offended. Who was this mere mortal? “Explain thyself,” he said.

“Look,” the Coder replied, “I'll make a programming language that's wrong by definition. It will be an OOP language *without classes* based on an extinct paradigm of the language Self. I'll conquer the browser market. The language will be irreplaceable and difficult to use at the same time.”

Satan shrugged. “Eh, that's weak,” he said.

“Oh?” the Coder replied. “There's more. It won't support true UDP. Just a sort of fake UDP over TCP. The natural order will be reversed. UDP games will be impossible. There will be no way to do fast network operations. I should have a statue of myself.”

Satan considered, and replied: “Very well. Let us see which of us can do more damage.”

Satan went to Earth and started wars based on deceptions.

The Coder designed a language. JavaScript, OOP without classes, just as he had said. And there was no true UDP.

When JavaScript was completed, the Coder sat on a throne made of the bones of the righteous. He watched calmly as events unfolded.

Satan sent Adobe Flash against the Coder. But JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 became the only languages that would work in standard web browsers.

image By the time that people were fully aware of the implications, it was too late. True UDP games were impossible in browsers unless plugins or proxies were used.

Humanity was plunged into despair. The global economy collapsed and there were stacks of burning tires all about.

“I must acknowledge, Human, the power of thy concept,” Satan said. “Here, take this magic cookie. It will control whoever allows it into their browser.”

The Coder nodded and turned to work on his next project, Microsoft Linux.


140810 Sunday — Scott Kiraly Birthday

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140810. Today may be Scott Kiraly's birthday. If so, he's turning 49 years old. This assumes that he hasn't passed away. The last information that I had about him suggested that his health was deteriorating.

Scott's birthday isn't significant. I consider Riane Kiraly's wedding to Eric Holub, discussed at this link, to be more important. However, today seems like an appropriate day to discuss a question that Tactician has asked me.

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Is Scott Kiraly Alive?
Scott Kiraly may or may not have lived previously in this complex, Terrace Apartments, Pleasant Hill, California. His current location is unknown. Some public records show a Pismo Beach address for Scott, but this is probably just a reflection of past visits to Jim and Grace Kiraly. Scott may or may not still be alive; it depends on which way his weight headed after the mid-2000s.
Scott Kiraly, son of Jim Kiraly, may have lived here

Tactician has gone to the wilderness to meet God. In person. He's “homesick for Heaven”. I'm concerned, but it's a journey Tactician feels that he needs to make.

He was supposed to get a message to me when he reached the edge of civilization. There's been no message. I don't know for sure that he's made it. Or, assuming that he's made it, if he'll be all right.

Life goes on. It's time to reflect on his question.

It's the second of two questions born of Tactician's need to do what he felt was right by me. The first question was, “Have you experienced Salvation?” For my response, click here.

The second question was, “Do you hate your family, the Kiralys?”

Before Tactician left, I considered and told him, honestly, no.

I look at pictures of these people.

My Father, Jim Kiraly, Vice President of Transamerica Corporation, wife abuser and child abuser. My Mother, Grace Kiraly, fluff of a Pharisee. My Brother Tom Kiraly, Vice President of Sheridan Health Care, inept conspirator. My Brother Ken Kiraly, inventor of the Amazon Kindle, sociopath, sharp and dangerous.

I see people who lied under oath. Criminals involved in felonies. Mannequins who managed to take away my life savings, my books, my health, and my home of 25 years.

All in a pointless attempt to force me to sign a gag order. I was never going to sign it. And I never did. But the price of the truth was my life.

How do I feel when I look at the pictures? Mostly, analytical. It's as though I'm reviewing a termite infestation. The termites have eaten everything.

How would you feel? What would you do?

Hatred isn't the right response. One doesn't hate infestations. The thing to do is to gather information about the species. And to take legitimate steps to deal with it.

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Grace Kiraly and Scott Kiraly
At this age, Scott spent most of his time with Grace. I don't recall if he was able to speak or not.
Scott Kiraly, son of Jim Kiraly, with Grace Kiraly

As a footnote, I did a routine review of news articles today. It turned up a reference to Scott Kiraly that I hadn't seen before. The article in question is 9 years old.

Scott apparently attended a trial in 2005 to see Daniel Horowitz, a defense attorney who was in the news at the time. At the time, Scott told a reporter: “I followed the Peterson trial quite significantly, I've seen [Horowitz]. He's a very sharp, intelligent man. Pretty much the way I am.”

This does sound like Scott :-)

If Scott is still alive, he's OCD; poorly educated despite attending Berean, a disciplined High School; he was considered violent when he was younger; and his weight has ranged up to 300 and may exceed that now.

He's had a lover, Karen Ferguson, for years, but unless things have changed, the two of them can't get married or live together because he's usually worked at lower-tier jobs.

Note: As of the last time I spoke with Karen, she wasn't able to work due to a disability. So Scott's limited income was a problem for the relationship.

Grace Kiraly didn't approve of the idea of Scott marrying Karen; I think it was due to the money issue. If he's earning more now, and if the two are still together, the situation may have improved.

But Scott's defining characteristic, aside from an ironic hatred of the poor, was always delusion. The news article is nearly a decade old but I gather that Scott hasn't changed much.

Scott and I aren't what you'd call close. For decades, I tried to be kind to him. But he was missing something inside, something that Pharisees don't have. The gap was filled, as is often the case, with hatred.

In the end, Scott's particular brand of hatred exploded in an odd way.

I called Edward Kerechanko regularly throughout the last years of his life. Edward's son George found my last message to Edward on tape after his Father had died. He didn't want to delete the message because it would mean that his Father was truly dead.

The last time that I called Scott to check on his health, a few years before Edward died, Scott ranted that “Edward doesn't need your calls.” No explanation; it's how the Kiralys are.

Happy Birthday, Little Brother!

Happy Birthday Scott Kiraly

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Grace Kiraly 1965 Gift
This seems to be a Mothers Day or Birthday gift that LittleCoder, Robert Kiraly, made for Grace Kiraly circa 1965. I'd guess that he put a lot of work into it. He worked hard at most things.
1965 card for Grace Kiraly, wife of Jim Kiraly


140809 Saturday — Moonlight on Another Night

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140809. The painting below was probably done 65 to 80 years ago. The artist is TNA, RNA's Mother and DNA's Mother-in-Law.

The painting was too large to scan, so I had to work with a photo. The painting had suffered some damage over the years as well. However, this copy is probably good enough to show on cellphones.

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Moonlight by TNA
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Grace Kiraly had hoped to paint like this


140809 Saturday — Hacker Kids Work on PIDs

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140809. Here are some chats with a couple of the hacker kids, Shiing Shen and Carrot Cake. Both of them are O.K. Shiing Shen is enjoying a peaceful vacation. Carrot Cake has been thinking about life.

<OldCoder> How is the little dog?
<ShiingShen> Still the same size, and a year old now.
<OldCoder> And your mathematical explorations? Moving closer to the realization that you should finish things?
<OldCoder> It's a requirement for your entry into the halls where you belong, you know

<ShiingShen> Yeah
<ShiingShen> I'm interested in cryptography for right now.

<OldCoder> As always
<ShiingShen> And I think I might've written the most ugly code ever
<OldCoder> Ever?

<ShiingShen> hashLength = len(getattr(hashlib, PasswordLib.algorithm)("").digest())

<OldCoder> Does it work?
<ShiingShen> Yes.
<OldCoder> Well, document it. Then it'll be lovely.

<ShiingShen> It gets the length of an empty hash, whose algorithm you choose with the class constructor
<OldCoder> This is your library?
<ShiingShen> Yeah, I'm gearing it towards being an easy to use library for secure password storage

<OldCoder> Will you finish a release? And how is your eye?
<ShiingShen> I hope so, and I need a new prosthetic eye
<OldCoder> Outgrew the old one?
<ShiingShen> Yeah

<ShiingShen> It was nice speaking with you, OldCoder.
<OldCoder> Bedtime, I assume
<ShiingShen> Yeah, it's almost 4 AM over here. I messed up my sleeping schedule again.

<OldCoder> It can be repaired. Go work on it.
<OldCoder> If it helps, when I was your age, at this time of night, there was no IRC but I was usually curled up under the desk, next to the little nightlight.
<OldCoder> reading for all I was worth
<OldCoder> o/

gap of 11 hours

<ShiingShen> Good evening, OldCoder.
<OldCoder> Evening? You are only redacted hours ahead IIRC. Should be 2:30pm.
<ShiingShen> Well, it's 2:32 PM.
<OldCoder> Ninja
<ShiingShen> I just say evening after 12:00
<ShiingShen> Anyway, my father got me some lock picking stuff today at a garage sale
<OldCoder> That might click for you
<OldCoder> It's slightly different neural pathways
<ShiingShen> Came with a tension wrench, some tumbler picks, and a lock pick gun

<OldCoder> Do you have locks to practice on?
<ShiingShen> I used to have a few small suitcase locks
<ShiingShen> Don't know where they are now

<OldCoder> It's about managing information. Encoded in a physical way. This is a variation of what you're interested in. But it is single party. There is no public key. No communication involved. Can the private key be reconstructed. In a physical way.

<ShiingShen> That's an interesting way to look at it
<OldCoder> They don't call it “keys” for nothing. Crypto is a metaphor for operations based on the real world. There are keys, locks, safes, etc.

<OldCoder> Diffie Hellman might be hard to model IRL. It would be fun to try.
<ShiingShen> Not sure how you could mix keys together in real life.
<OldCoder> I think the paint approach was promising.
<OldCoder> Maybe you and your Father can pick locks together.
<ShiingShen> Perhaps
<ShiingShen> We're going fishing tomorrow morning
<OldCoder> Sunfish?
<ShiingShen> Unsure what I'll catch
<OldCoder> Do you still throw them back?
<ShiingShen> Yeah. Last time we went, we caught about 7 fish in 2 hours.

<ShiingShen> Everytime I cast I got a bite instantly
<OldCoder> How? Are the fish bored?
<OldCoder> Are there insufficient local fauna or flora for them to eat?
<ShiingShen> We went at a good time and picked a good spot
<OldCoder> Ineffable. The good spot.
<ShiingShen> It was a little cold and raining a little bit that morning
<OldCoder> The fish seemed to like it
<ShiingShen> And, at the spot we picked, there were a lot of fish

<OldCoder> If you are not in a locks mood today, what will you do?
<ShiingShen> Not sure
<OldCoder> There is endless Time ahead
<ShiingShen> I haven't really been doing anything productive this summer

<OldCoder> It would be trite to tell you, enjoy Time while you have it
<OldCoder> The rule for today should be, go do something you enjoy
<OldCoder> Whether or not it is useful
<OldCoder> Pick a lock, write a poem, walk the dog, code an API

<OldCoder> Have you tried to write much non-technical?
<ShiingShen> Not really
<ShiingShen> I find that I'm not really all that creative
<OldCoder> I produce all types of writing now and feel positive about it
<OldCoder> Who mentioned creative?
<OldCoder> Write something mundane to start and see where it goes
<OldCoder> Observations on a subject

<OldCoder> Fish, locks, the construction of a cake
<ShiingShen> I could do that, I suppose
<ShiingShen> Set up a blog on the topic
<OldCoder> Fish, locks, and cakes?
<ShiingShen> Why not?

<OldCoder> Fishlocks
* OldCoder imagines locks made out of fish or vice versa
<ShiingShen> Fishlocks and a cakey
<ShiingShen> cake key

<ShiingShen> The thing you said before I went to bed?
<ShiingShen> I read it this morning
<OldCoder> The bit about reading?
<ShiingShen> Yeah
<OldCoder> It's a simple anecdote. I often fell asleep in the first class of the day as a result.
<OldCoder> The light wasn't very good but I made do. The books were the primary friends that I had. I kept many of them. Lost them just these past two years. They were taken from me.

<OldCoder> Don't be too concerned about being productive today
<ShiingShen> Alright. Thank you.
<OldCoder> Pick a lock, darn a sock, bake a cake, code a key.
<OldCoder> Or write about fish or any other subject
<OldCoder> Have fun and good luck with your friends. The fish.

<CarrotCake> OldCoder for some reason I don't feel “new” when I come on here. Like I feel like I'm traveling back in time.

<CarrotCake> I get the same feeling when I go on games such as Toontown. When I go back to things I used to do from the age of 11-14 I often feel a little strange.

<OldCoder> You feel disconnected from the venue. It's not current; it's an old neighborhood.

<CarrotCake> Well Toontown is an example because I remember good things but also bad things about it.

<OldCoder> Is it distressing to visit IRC? You aren't going back to the other place. IRC was a bridge to your current self.

<CarrotCake> I do feel like I'm being irrational, but I get this uneasy feeling that even my identification with people I know will cause me to go back to redacted.

<OldCoder> The “not new” feeling is about venues that are only in the past. The “uneasy” feeling is that, even after two years, you're not confident of your new identity. Is this a reasonable summary?

<CarrotCake> Somewhat, I don't feel confident with an identity here. The thing is the way my mind works is in a very “all or nothing” manner.

<OldCoder> Even after the two years are gone. Is it even possible any more for you to become what you were?
<OldCoder> What is the all or nothing?

<CarrotCake> Like with the moving from my old school to the school I've been to now.
<OldCoder> Go on.

<CarrotCake> I feel like my old school is completely in the past, that the table has been flipped over. And I shouldn't revisit anything having to do with it

<OldCoder> Shouldn't? Why not? The word “shouldn't” catches my attention.

<CarrotCake> Old things remain... hold on OldCoder let me grab you a link.
<CarrotCake> redacted

<OldCoder> Mid-2012. That's “Chaos” talking. Same person as “redacted”.
<CarrotCake> Was he?
<OldCoder> Yes. I don't know what they were, or are, exactly. One person, an actual AI, or 2 or 3 friends. It's an odd story.
<OldCoder> Reading.

<CarrotCake> I'm “redacted” in this very old paste
<OldCoder> Yes; it was from the bad situation
<OldCoder> Go on

<CarrotCake> What's done is in the past, but there are still remains floating around.

<OldCoder> We had to stop that. But it's stopped. It doesn't matter. Anywhere you go in life, it might happen. You must define yourself all your life long.

<OldCoder> Never mind. Is something about all of this bothering you? Are you trying to explain... That you shut down venues, even schools, because your identity is tied to them? And you're worried that your current identity, the person you have built, will disappear?

<CarrotCake> You figured it out completely
<CarrotCake> That's what I mean

<OldCoder> You didn't seem as concerned six months ago.
<CarrotCake> I don't want to have people remember me as I was.

<OldCoder> Even if they and you are both older, and they care about you? When you disappeared. Well, some of the people from the bad place wanted you back as you were.

<OldCoder> You know, don't you, that Redacted missed you. That we tried to geolocate you. We worked backwards from fragments. He didn't want to “get the band together again”. He just wanted to see you.

<OldCoder> You know that it affected him for all that time, right?

<OldCoder> Your time here in IRC may have been transitional. But it wasn't negative; not for your current identity.

<CarrotCake> I understand that and I have guilt associated with leaving people behind. My concern is, redacted.

<OldCoder> But the past is always there. Have you listened to the song “Hotel California” ?

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
“Relax,” said the night man,
“We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave”

<OldCoder> You're defined not only by the past. But by the decisions that you make as you move forward. The past will always be a part of you. How large a part will be up to you.

<CarrotCake> I wanted to put anything that I felt was in the past into my head's box of memories. And lock it there.

<OldCoder> That's not healthy.
<OldCoder> Whoa, there are over a million covers of the song at YouTube.
<CarrotCake> I'm listening to it now OldCoder

<OldCoder> “Chaos”
<OldCoder> If he's real... it's something like that for him

<OldCoder> The healthiest people with past trauma are those who accept it as part of their lives, talk about what happened, and move forward.

<OldCoder> The “lock it in the box” thing was a 1950s approach. It was negative.

<CarrotCake> Is it not healthy? Sometimes there are more current memories that contain things like a social situation I messed up on and whenever it pops into my head I force it to go away... I suppose it is bad now that I think of it.

<OldCoder> You'd need to simplify that point. But one does not need to dwell on issues unless there are changes to be made.

<OldCoder> I suggest that you accept your life as neither perfect nor irredeemable. Decide what is private and not to be discussed; but don't hide it from yourself. Do your own research online. You may find that current thinking echoes mine.

Lock it in a box
Throw away the key
This is what my Family tried to do
They tried to kill me to keep the box locked
Only now, when it is opened, am I free

The box included both their decisions and my own
When the box was locked
I was locked in the box
I was gone for 40 years

I am the Boy Who Writes, Evan
I was locked in a box at, your age, actually
The box was opened six years ago
And I came out

I'm not going into the box again
Don't do it to yourself

<CarrotCake> OldCoder I have a question that sounds ridiculous coming from me and in general
<OldCoder> All right

<CarrotCake> I am an atheist if you remember however everytime you talk to me I feel like what you say is righteous and just, it quickly changes my mind.
CarrotCake> Are you God?
CarrotCake> Or are you a god?

<OldCoder> Reviewing
<OldCoder> Considering

<OldCoder> I'm no more either than you are. I'm a part of the whole the same as you. We make our decisions; they make us. My decision is to be part of that which makes up the Light.

<OldCoder> I'm a part of whatever the Light may be. It's my feeling that the Light is composed of nothing but us. As is true of the Dark. It's the decision of each person; what to be a part of. What to build.

<OldCoder> I've made my choice

<CarrotCake> I see. God may not have been the right choice of words. Rather my Conscience is what you seem to be.

<CarrotCake> I get the feeling that I'm talking with a deeper part of myself when I talk to you.

<OldCoder> If it's helpful, I'm glad to hear it. Don't rush decisions of the type you're considering. It can be good to have people to talk to. The type of people who know you. And don't judge you.

<CarrotCake> Thank you
<OldCoder> You're welcome. I'll take a break now.


140803 Sunday — Wedding Bells for Riane Kiraly

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It appears that my Niece, Rianne Kiraly, was married a few days ago, circa July 31 or August 1, to a young man named Eric Holub.

Maybe Riane Kiraly's husband Eric Holub 1. There's a photo to the right. I don't know if this is Rianne's Eric, but it might be. The photo is of an Eric Holub who attended a religious retreat last year at the same time that Rianne did.

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Whether or not it's the right photo, I assume that Eric Holub is the person Rianne's Grandmother, Grace Kiraly, told me that Rianne had been dating.

Perhaps not, but it seems likely.

Grace speculated a little about wedding prospects in 2012, shortly before her abuser Jim Kiraly filed legal actions against me, lied under oath, and became involved in highly prosecutable felonies (violations of CFAA) outside the courtroom.

Based on public information, Riane Kiraly and Eric Holub knew each other at least as far back as December 2012 or January 2013, perhaps nine months after Grace spoke to me. So it might be the same person.

2. It doesn't matter. The couple seems to be compatible. I'm sure the marriage will turn out to be more pleasant than Grace's marriage. And possibly it will have more depth than that of Rianne's parents.

3. I'm only aware presently of two Eric Holubs in the U.S. who are in Rianne's age range; not counting four others of indeterminate age. There are about 15 more who are in their 30s to 80s.

One confirmed age cohort is an Eric J. Holub who's from Iowa. He's probably not the one.

The young man in the photo, on the other hand, has apparently attended Indiana University, as Rianne has, and has connections to Wisconsin, where he may have spent time with Rianne in January 2013. Might be a match.

This Eric, whose full name seems to be Eric William Holub, earned Advanced Placement Honors in High School. Basically, B+ average on AP exams at Carmel High in Carmel, Indiana. Acceptable.

He seems to have graduated from High School in June 2008, 6 years ago, which would make him about 24 years old.

4. Eric's parents, Rianne's father-in-law and mother-in-law might be Richard and Elena Holub, who are about my age, but this is just a guess.

5. If those are in fact Eric's parents, then he probably has a Brother or Cousin named Nicholas Holub who's about 4 years older.

6. There's a connection to a family named Vonfange that isn't clear. I don't know if the Vonfanges are business associates, in-laws, or friends.

7. I don't know if Eric and Rianne plan to have children. If they do, Jim Kiraly and Grace Kiraly will be great-grandparents. And I'll be a great-uncle. Odd to imagine it. Well, we'll see what public birth records say in a year or two.


140803 Sunday — Catuette is a Fun Statuette

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140803. I was sent the catuette photo below the other day.

The smile makes me happy and sad
Cat is not bad
But as a cat of matter
It must someday shatter
Its happiness can't last
It'll be a cat of the past
But here that is a forever cat

This seems to be a cat statuette, or catuette, as opposed to a jar, though I could be mistaken. The catuette was purchased at an antiques store. It qualifies as an antique because it was made in the 1960s.

Something made in the 1960s is an antique. But I was made before that. So I guess I'm an antique.

The cat is 50 years old. It's in good shape for its age. I hope it's happy for years to come.

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Catuette is a Fun Statuette
To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.
Grace Kiraly and Jim Kiraly had some statuettes


140803 Sunday — Finding Dan

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

140803. This post is for Ed, Dolleh, and Mr. Meow, who I believe met Dan once. Also for Dan's baby Son. Maybe he'll see this someday.

In 2012, I was looking for work in different venues. Still am, actually. I tried a lot of things to find a job. As an experiment, I volunteered to help people in an online support channel. The idea was that I'd meet possible employers.

No paid work turned up. But I did get to know people.

The Kiralys, an abuser named Jim Kiraly of 32 La Gaviota, Pismo Beach, California, and his Son Tom Kiraly, Vice President of Humana Corporation at the time, filed legal actions to stop me from writing about them.

The legal actions were devastating. In the end, I lost everything that I'd saved and built in a lifetime, including my home of 25 years. The Kiralys took it all.

But I kept trying. I stayed with the support channel through the legal actions until my home was gone.

The support team was made up of volunteers. Mostly a small group of people in the U.K. who knew each other IRL (In Real Life). Two key figures were Ed and Dolleh.

Ed was the senior support person. His significant other, Dolleh, was notable because she was a bunny rabbit fan. I'd tell people that, if they wanted to get on Dolleh's good side, they should send her a bunny photo.

The volunteer who spent the most time in the support channel was Dan. He was a young, neurodiverse, tech type. About 21 years old.

Dan spent so much time helping people that I thought he had to be the one volunteer who was being paid. I learned later on that he was doing it for free.

Around the time that I left the support channel, Dan left it as well. It turned out that he'd been unemployed but he'd found a real-life job. He needed to focus there.

Dan and I had a few conversations by text after that. During this period, his first child, a baby boy, was born. Dan reported that mother and child were both doing well. He sent me a photo of the newborn.

Later on, Dan reported that he'd suffered minor nerve damage from holding the baby for long periods. I was going to text him back about that but something happened.

I visited the Thermal Physicist overnight to help her with a physics paper. It was too late to travel afterward, so I slept at her house.

She was concerned about “what will the neighbors think.” I don't think the neighbors thought much about it because she was about 80 years old :-)

While I was there, my Android glitched. I pressed the power button to cycle the device. But I was sleepy and pressed two buttons at the same time. This did a factory reset and erased my contacts. Including Dan's contact information.

I had backups of the Android, but they weren't recent enough. I'd lost Dan.

This bothered me. I didn't want Dan to think I'd simply lost interest and that he wasn't significant.

I asked people at the support channel, but nobody was sure of where Dan was or how to reach him.

Figuring out where to live and what to do kept me busy for months. But, about two weeks ago, I talked with Dolleh again about Dan. She was able to find his Twitter. Based on that, I was able to guess a store that he worked at.

And it turned out that Dan was local. The store was in a city that I'd be teaching in, the following week.

I stopped by the store en route to meet with my student. I asked management there if they could page Dan or pass a message to him. They said, no.

So I showed Dan's photo from his Twitter to clerks in the store. One lady, perhaps my age and a decent sort, confirmed that I had the correct store and directed me to Dan's department.

I didn't see Dan, but I did see a young man in line with a baby boy. I asked him if he was Dan, and he said yes. It was the same person; he simply looked different.

It took a moment for Dan to understand who I was; an old coder surfaced out of IRC into IRL. But he didn't seem too surprised. He'd always been casual IRC and he was the same way IRL.

We sat with his baby and he explained. This was his day off, but he'd happened to come to the store anyway with his son. Everybody was healthy and his arm injury had improved.

I asked Dan about the long hours that he'd spent helping people. “No, I wasn't paid,” Dan said. “It was do that or watch TV. I wanted to do something useful.”

It was a pleasant chat. When I left, Dan told his son, “Say goodbye to Daddy's friend. You can say goodbye.” The baby just grinned at us.

I talked to Ed about the meeting later on. Ed said, “Nice to know he's doing well. It is the internet, though, those sort of connections don't really lay the same as those you have in person.”

My response was, “Not the point. I couldn't let him feel that he wasn't important. It's not as though we're going to “hang out”. But if he needs something, he knows that I'm here now.”


140801 Friday — Nanosleep Came to Me

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

140801. This is one of the little extemporaneous pieces that the Boy Who Writes has been able to do since his abuser, Jim Kiraly of 32 La Gaviota, Pismo Beach, California, filed legal actions in 2012.

The legal actions were intended to stop work on a book. However, ironically, they were the turning point that led to the return of writing after 40 years.

Coder Kid The piece is a small true story. QuadCore, one of the hacker kids, was fiddling with his httpd daemon. He wanted to throttle transfer speed but wasn't sure how to proceed. Then the answer came to him.


Never knew what I needed to do
But, in waking dreams,
Nanosleep came to me

First, say, my webserver sends 4K
4K blocks in a while loop
Performance before did droop
But, in waking dreams,
Nanosleep came to me

24,000 per second, take heed, send speed
Divide 24,000 by 4,096 just for kicks
4,096 realize is the 4K buffer size
Into 1,000 that goes, the mind blows
171 ms will give success

Nanosleep 1000 times 171, each block, Son
Problem solved, dreams dissolved
No solution did I see
But, in waking dreams,
Nanosleep came to me


140801 Friday — Letter to John Perrott

Tags: cases john kiraly perrott
A full Kiraly Cases tags system will be added in 2014.

140801. John Perrott, a Family Law Attorney with the law firm Thomas Chase Stutzman in San Jose, California, responded on Friday 140801 to my letter of Thursday 140731.

My response is posted below. It includes a copy of John's letter, which was brief.

The Attorneys referred to this post include:

Thomas Chase Stutzman
STATE BAR #69452
1625 The Alameda, Suite 626
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 294-4600

John H. Perrott
STATE BAR #213080
1625 The Alameda, Suite 626
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 294-4600

Letter to John Perrott:

Dear John,

1. I received a letter from you on Friday, August 1. This is a response to that letter. By the way, this letter will be posted publicly.

2. Before I address your points, may I offer you news of a minor change? My weblogs may now be found at the following First Amendment Research Site address:

The following address is equivalent:

Presently, the Thomas Chase Stutzman address goes to the same content as most of the other addresses. However, as with most of the other addresses, this is expected to change over time as the sites evolve.

Eventually, the new site is expected to serve as a positive resource for members of the general public, researchers of different types, State Bar members, and others who may be interested in the subject that is named in the address; i.e., Thomas Chase Stutzman.

3. In your letter to me, you stated the following:

“There is now waiting for you to come and get them a box of documents. These are the documents from your case which were offered to you before, but you declined to take them then. Please state when you will be available to pick them up from the parking lot outside of our building.”

If I recall correctly, the assertion “declined to take them” is false. Are you able to cite text to support the assertion? If so, are you prepared to defend your misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the text in the appropriate venues? Note: This is simply a friendly point to keep in mind.

John Perrott, Family Law Attorney, is being positive 4. I consider the letter that you sent me to be a positive sign. A sign that things might proceed in a sensible manner at last despite the misleading and/or false statements that you've made over two years.

However, I'm less of a fool than I used to be.

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John Perrott, Family Law Attorney, San Jose I have concerns regarding (a) a legal assault that has been aggressively threatened by Thomas Chase Stutzman, (b) a false and fraudulent accusation that you've made, and (c) a pattern of shifting stories, misrepresentations, falsehoods, and/or violations of Professional Standards on the part of you and/or your firm that [dates] stretches back two years.

Your proposal might necessitate a physical meeting with you, with associates of yours, or with representatives of yours. I feel that, for a physical meeting to be appropriate, the aggressive threat that Mr. Stutzman has made, together with the false and fraudulent accusation that you've made, should be retracted.

I shared Pho with John Perrott Additionally, it might be better to settle on neutral territory instead of the location that you've suggested. Upon retraction of the aggressive threat and the false and fraudulent accusation, perhaps a meeting at an agreed-upon location such as the Pho restaurant that was used previously could be arranged.

5. If Mr. Stutzman and/or you do not wish to retract the aggressive threat and the false and fraudulent accusation, this is all right.

People have expressed the view to me that decisions of this type carry their own legitimate and reasonable consequences.

In the scenario where there is no retraction, I could hire somebody to pick up the so-called “box of documents” for me. Perhaps this is a sensible way to proceed, whether or not there is a retraction.

If a third party is hired, taking the history of the situation into account, I feel that you and/or your firm should be responsible for the costs involved.

6. I'm prepared to offer you a concession to simplify things. I won't demand that the electronic materials discussed previously be included in the current delivery.

However, at the same time, I do expect you to state whether you yourself feel that I am, or contend that I am not, entitled to such materials.

You do not need to state your position prior to the current delivery. But understand that the statement is expected promptly and that the issue is going to be discussed. It's been months since I first asked you about this part of the picture. I've been more patient than I should have been.

7. If you wish me to sign a receipt as part of the proposed delivery, the wording of the receipt will need to be discussed in advance.

I will not, of course, sign anything that acknowledges the delivery of anything but that which is actually delivered.

Additionally, if the delivery is accomplished with the assistance of a third party, I'm not going to sign anything until I see for myself what's in the box.

8. The proposed delivery would settle one issue. Other issues, including but not limited to the question of the electronic materials, would remain open.

Tom Stutzman, allegations of sexual misconduct I'm mindful that Tom Stutzman and you aren't trustworthy. In fact, based on Tom's colorful record, he's sort of a “low-life”, isn't he?

Did Mr. Stutzman approach other clients than the one I know about for alleged sexual favors but manage to talk them out of filing complaints? How would a First Amendment biography project determine this; I suppose that the biographer might need to survey clients.

But, regardless of Mr. Stutzman's character, and regardless of your own character, I feel that if the two of you are willing to learn a few basic rules related to civility, we might get along well in the future.

9. On a related note, I remain curious about the wording of Mr. Stutzman's threat. He talked about “contacting this law office”. Would it be better if, in the future, I contacted people outside the law office? Note that I try to accommodate concerns when I consider them to be legitimate and reasonable.

10. I'm still curious as well about the jurisdiction and scope of the type of action that Mr. Stutzman has aggressively threatened.

I can probably find out about jurisdiction myself. And I believe that I understand scope.

Do Tom Stutzman and you understand scope, John? I learned useful lessons from the Kiraly Cases. Did the two of you?

11. I look forward to future discussions conducted honestly and with a spirit of cooperation.

Regards, Robert (the Old Coder)

(end of letter)

This part has no connection to Tom Stutzman or John Perrott, but I found myself humming it while composing this post. For CodeLicker, who was licking printed code at the time:

It's only paper code
Sailing over a Dirac Sea
But it wouldn't be make believe
If you believed in me

Yes, it's only a Canvas GUI
Hanging over a GitHub tree
But it wouldn't be make believe
If you believed in me

It's a Stallman and Torvalds world
Just as FOSSy as it can be
But it wouldn't be make believe
If you believed in me

Stutzman Team It Does Gleam

From left to right, this is Tom Stutzman, Lisi, John Perrott, and Tracie Zerr. Tom and John are Family Law Attorneys. Lisi and Tracie are staff.

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Tom Stutzman, John Perrott, Lisi, Tracie Zerr


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