No use crying over spilled water – FFF down for a few days

12Late on Thursday night, I accidentally spilled water all over my keyboard. As you can probably guess, this was not appreciated by my computer all that much, and I won’t see the trusty ol’ gal again until late Monday or Tuesday at the earliest…along with a $500 repair bill.

For those commenting on the Friday legal filings in the AXANAR case and the bombshells contained in them–like Paramount not providing ANY emails for discovery or the late news that CBS does, apparently, own Star Trek (oh, well)–yes, I’ve seen all three filings. ย And I plan to write up a blog on them just as soon as I have a decent keyboard again. ย I just can’t whip out a 2,000-word article on an iPad keyboard!

In the meantime, I’m researching what I can (what does President Gerald Ford have to do with AXANAR???) and getting ready for our next dive into the legal swimming pool.

10 thoughts on “No use crying over spilled water – FFF down for a few days”

  1. …ah, there’s many a slip, ‘twixt cup and lip! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    …hope there’s not too many freshmen ahead of you who “spilled water” on their keyboards! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    NO emails?? WTF?? =(

  2. Hi Jonathan,

    I bet a friend or relative has a old computer sitting around collecting dust. All you need is the keyboard. Short of that, an electronics recycling center would be a great source to find one. Just do a search for used computer keyboards. Here is one place in Southern California.

    Now, I know you’re not a big techy, but they do make Bluetooth wireless keyboards for every conceivable platform, especially iPad. But, I love junkyards because I do my own mechanical work, and the electronic junkyard is a goldmine for rejuvenating any device, be it Mac, or Windows, they most likely have a resale shop. But, Amazon or eBay or even Craigslist, would get you going for a more reasonable price. Unless it was a laptop, but, you can find those too. A friend of mine was always buying a particular video camera he liked, from online sources. No need to reply.

    1. My wife had a bluetooth keyboard for her iPad, but it had this weird glitch where the backspace key put the device into sleep mode. After numerous attempts to fix it, I just decided to wait for my own computer to be repaired.

  3. Here are a couple of interesting sites for keyboards.

    But, you could get one from over in Asia somewhere for some ridiculous prices. That’s if you had time to wait. I’ve bought things from China, like a mhl to hdmi dongle, plus cable, for $5.30 shipping included. I needed those items to plug my Android into the digital TV, which allows me to play any media directly thru the TV, movies, YouTube videos, pictures on phone, etc. I bought those on Amazon. You do need to be smart about what you buy from over there, but, there are some amazing deals to be had.

  4. Thank you very much for the Axanar analysis. It made a confusing legal morass somewhat understandable. I look forward to the next portion of the analysis, as well as the outcome of the trial itself. The implications it could have for current and future projects is staggering.
    Anyone who is involved with and/or has supported any fan film or project should be rooting for Axanar.

    As for those saying you’re Axanar’s mouthpiece or are not impartial:

    So what?

    Show me a man without bias and I’ll show you a corpse. EVERYONE has bias. If you don’t think so, then you’re lying to yourself.

    At least the author here has been upfront in his support of a project he clearly loves. And the digital world could use a bit more love and a little less bitterness.

    Just my two cents.

    1. I noticed yesterday on the headline “DEFENSE GIVES UP” (in ALL CAPS, bold typeface) followed by (in non-bold lowercase) “on disputed Star Trek copyrights in supplemental motions filed October 7, 2016…” And I thought to myself, “How misleading is that?” Now, it’s true, of course, the defense did give up on requesting Chain of Title documents from the studios. But that was such a minor point in last Friday’s filings. Why call attention to such a small aspect of the new filings with such a large and misleading headline?

      Tomorrow, I’ll be posting a blog about the new filings, as well. It will be titled “Bombshells begin in discovery phase of AXANAR lawsuit!” Now, of course, that headline is just as enticing to read as Axamonitor’s, and both Carlos Pedraza and I are masters at clickbaiting. There’s nothing wrong with the practice in theory. But let’s look at the two headlines:

      “Bombshells begin in AXANAR lawsuit!” – this title doesn’t prejudice the reader to one side or the other. The bombshells could have come from either party. Granted, it turns they’re mainly from the defense’s filing, but I don’t lead off with that because I want my readers going into the blog article without any preconceived notions for one side or the other.

      “DEFENSE GIVES UP” – unless you read further, this really gets the blood flowing, don’t it? And then the reader discovers that Axanar’s legal team hasn’t really given up except on this one point. Ha, ha, Carlos! Ya hooked me. Well played.

      But was it really? Do readers really want to be manipulated like that? Does it build trust or just foment agitators? Something to think about.

      I might not be without bias as a blogger, but I try VERY hard not to write my blogs about Axanar in any kind of leading (or misleading way). Now, it’s true that tomorrow’s blog will skew heavily in Axanar’s favor, but that’s simply because they submitted a memorandum that was over 300% longer than the studios’ and made a bunch of really good new points. The studios pretty much just doubled down on their previous filing, adding in only a single new fact. And the defense pretty much skewered that new point in their response to it. But you’ll need to wait until I post that new blog to find out what I’m talking about.

  5. Jonathan, perhaps I should clarify my first statement A bit. I wasn’t meaning to imply that you were biased ( even though, I think you are a little bit) in your writing. From having read the comments on a lot of the Axanar posts, I know that you love the project ( or else why would you and your son go and stuff envelopes full of patches for the payment of, well, patches?). And knowing that, It’s very obvious to anyone who has some small modicum of intelligence that you try very hard to present facts in an unbiased manner.

    What I was meaning to say earlier was, so what if you don’t? This is a blog, after all, and not a website that is passing itself off as an unbiased news source.

    You provide links to actual court documents, interviews, and other items. What more could someone ask for?

    Maybe a little more sass when dealing with the obvious trolls…

    1. Trolls like sass, William. They’re like the energy entity in “Day of the Dove.” The angrier we get, they stronger they become. There’s nothing so frustrating to a troll than not fighting in a burning house. ๐Ÿ™‚

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