Proving His Point

An illegal alien from El Salvador with a criminal record, driving for Uber, accused of sexual assault. Link to story.

Jose H. Arevalos-Avalos, 37, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, because he is in the U.S. illegally and has a criminal record. It is unclear if or how he passed an Uber background check before becoming a driver for the company.
Arevalos-Avalos was arrested on Friday in Holliston and charged with sexually assaulting a passenger in Ashland. It was not his first arrest. According to an ICE official, Arevalos-Avalos was deported in 2011 after he was convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in 2010.

For Trump’s supporters, this validates everything that he has been saying about immigration from the day he announced his candidacy. It also highlights the need to regulate Uber’s operations.


The subwoofer has a new foam surround. It’s one of the relatively few that attaches behind the cone. Have to wait 24 hours for the glue to set before giving it a test run.

Follow-up: Success! It works, and thanks to the plastic shims keeping the cone centered while doing the gluing there’s no rubbing.

My next repair project will be replacing the LCD panel in my 14″ HP laptop. Over the past year it’s developed a rather large and distracting defect.

Boston Says Goodbye to Gary LaPierre

Longtime WBZ radio personality Gary LaPierre has died. One of the best stories about Gary was towards the end of his career, when it came to light that he was reporting on snow cancellations from his home in Florida. This video was prepared for his retirement.

I remember when compared to the relatively young Gary, it was Dave Maynard who was the “senior statesman” of WBZ. Now they’re both gone!