“Safety First on those Birds!”
The #santamonicapolice and #venicepolice are raking in thousands of dollars a month on tickets from riders of @bird scooters. ✨
The problem is this: Nobody follows the rules clearly written on the base. Why? Because nobody cares about helmets and kids don’t care if they’re under 18. Birds are cool, fun, cheap, and almost totally unmonitored... until now. @beninvenice and @gantz_mike don their wings and helmets in their transformation into cool constables, the self-employed self-appointed BIRD PATROL. The beginning of a seriously useful community service. Keep your money! Otherwise you won’t be able to afford all the stuff you love to buy so much. ✨
Q: What would you buy with the $200 you’ll save thanks to the BIRD PATROL?
TL:DR - go to battleforthenet.com - unless you want to pay for instagram
A proposal that would restore net neutrality in California advanced in the state Senate on Tuesday with changes that scaled back some of its provisions.
Under the version of the legislation that passed in committee, the state’s utilities commission would not monitor or enforce net neutrality rules, a power that would instead fall to the state’s attorney general. Companies also would not have to adhere to net neutrality rules as part of cable franchise agreements or as a condition for obtaining state contracts to install broadband across the state.
Lobbyists for industry groups and major internet providers — including AT&T — said the proposed law is still complex, confusing and could cause companies to pass on more costs to consumers. Technology advocates were disappointed to see the state contracts provision cut, but cheered its approval.
Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who introduced the proposal, said the latest version maintains its key objective, ensuring fair access to the internet and preventing providers from choosing winners and losers based on how much they pay for services. “The bill fully protects net neutrality in California,” he said. “I’m very grateful to the committee and the chair for working with us and passing the bill.” California is trying to bring back net neutrality, but the debate is complicated .
When I return to the Earth, please change my passwords. #deadpeoplesdonttweet
Usually don’t post things like this but I’ve had to do a lot of research today on deceased artists and the social media that keeps them alive.
You don’t see Michael Jackson tweeting out, “Hey, come to my concert.”
It’s disarming. I’m worried. People may achieve immortality this way but I don’t think it comes the way we wanted. ✨
Anyway, when I’m dead. Please make sure to post funny, relevant, and mysterious content. Make it seem like I’m in hiding or something. Not that that’s even possible anymore. ✨
Orly (1994 - present)
“Just wait ’til you see my shine.”
Portrait of @iambeekwilder
I’m fortunate to be able to spend as much time as I do with this kid, who came out of nowhere to be one of the most exciting up and coming artists of this generation. There’s a fine line between work and play with him and his aura is so contagious I often find myself working off my laptop in the studio just to be around the vibe. Sam’s hunger and potential as a performer are admirable to a fault. I’m not sure if he does anything other than make music and occasionally play xbox. Over the past year I’ve been able to watch Sam learn about responsibility and discipline, how to unrelentingly strive to exceed, how to stretch his passion to cover day-long recording sessions and still find excitement in coming to work the next day with his internal fire stoked and raging, burning through ceilings and roofs above him. It’s already a wild ride and this is only the start of the beginning. .
Robert Frost once said something poetic about grit and determination, something about the road less travelled. If you want to read it, you can look him up. That’s all for me right now. If you want to support Beekwilder, go to his page and show leave some heart emojis. Tell him Orly sent ya. .
This series is explores the the way we’re seen, the chaotic lessons we’re taught to compare and represent ourselves online, weighing the dangers we afford to our mental health against the success we stand to gain, and the vanishing gap between art, content, and reality (if there ever was a gap in the first place). .
If you have any thoughts on how our world is changing and what we should pay attention to, please don’t hesitate to say something to me or drop a comment below. This is something I’m passionate about will always want to talk about. .
Also, if you or someone you know has a story that needs to be told, leave a comment, send a message, shoot me an email, or give me a ring. I’d love nothing more to be a part of some good ones. .
Do you know Beekwilder? Do you like good music?
Are you in LA tonight? Do you like good people?
Looking for something cool to do? Are you celebrating passover?
If you Answered yes to any of the questions, go! (Unless you’re celebrating passover then you’re off the hook)