9-1-1 Dispatchers hanging up on new A&E show, “Panic 9-1-1”


panic-911From A&E’s community message board for their new “reality” show “Panic 911“:

A&E’s new thriller series “Panic 9-1-1” takes 911 calls to a whole new level never seen or heard before on television. Unlike emergency shows of the past, viewers will live inside the calls and experience every harrowing and terrifying moment along with the caller. Every second is real.
One part thriller and one part true-crime show, “Panic 9-1-1” features the real, urgent, unrehearsed, 911 call audio in real-time between emergency dispatchers and frantic callers as life and death situations unfold around them. Each call is a race against time where the dispatcher is the caller’s only lifeline, gathering critical information from the caller to give to first responders. When literally every second counts, getting the right details is crucial. Who lives and who dies remains a mystery until the very end.

In the real world of 9-1-1 dispatching, the verdict is in: this show sucks.


“My Tweets are uploading very slowly…”

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“The number of users in your area can affect download speeds.  Too many users online can result in sluggish performance.”

Solar System Geek – Saturn’s north pole has a hexagon!

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Saturn’s north pole. Today. Taken by the Cassini spacecraft.

I have no idea why Saturn’s north pole has a hexagon.  It’s huge!

A close up.


Images from the Planetary Society’s web page.

Eviction process in final stages


It’s down to the wire on the eviction of the relative who just won’t leave.  I have two more documents to file with the court, the proof of service and a request for a Clerk’s judgement.  I’m not sure what happens on the Court side of things once I file those forms, either I have to wait for them to process a judgement, or the clerk I file them with may be able to approve them on the spot (that’s what I’m hoping).  If that’s the case, then I’ll take the paperwork over to the Sheriff’s Civil Division to be served.  At that point, it’s less than 2 weeks before I have my house back.

He’s been here ten years, put four holes in various walls, broke the lid to the toilet tank (how the hell do you break a toilet tank lid??), probably ruined the carpet in his bedroom, knocked the closet doors off their runners (I’ll probably have to replace the whole closet door assembly), More

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My dear friend Ted is bringing this documentary film to Fresno. Come watch it with us!

Sheer unadulterated bragging

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How’s this for self-importance??  I’m being followed on Twitter by a United States Senator!  I wonder if he can get Boxer and Feinstein to follow me, too??

Someone looking for us?

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Yesterday’s search engine terms that directed someone to my page:

“sherry gomez” visalia  (my sister)

“wanda reeves” visalia (my mother)

who is jim reeves visalia (me)

Can I help you with something?  Send me an email.  The address is right there in the right hand column, in the “about” section.


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