Reasonable Doubt

America need an org that identifies police misconduct instead of DNA testing and will file motions for new trials to present the perfectly reasonable argument that flagrant misconduct is likely not an isolated incident. Somewhat like Project Innocence, but with a different basis for their requests. 

There were some cops in Philly (well, I’m sure this isn’t unique to Philly) who got fed up with not finding evidence on people who they “knew” were clockin … so they planted what they needed to find, ignored search and seizure laws, etc. The city had to go back through a whole lot of cases because, hey, that’s reasonable doubt as Bob has been saying for three years that it wasn’t his crack. If memory serves, the city also had to fork over a bunch of money in restitution.
Would an officer who is willing to kill someone take the mindset of the Philly cops? ‘Knows’ the person is guilty, frustrated that no evidence can be found. Even without extrapolating additional misconduct, how many *other* people were ‘resisting’ like Mr. Floyd? People who ended up incarcerated for resisting arrest and/or assaulting an officer. The actions of the individuals in Minnesota seems like new evidence that would create reasonable doubt in other cases where the officers involved claim someone was resisting. Bob says he wasn’t resisting arrest. Officer Fred, who has demonstrably lied saying a compliant person was resisting, says Bob was resisting. That’s a far different assertion than Bob says he wasn’t resisting, Officer Fred, who is an upstanding officer with a decade of service, says Bob was resisting.

Knowing the Law

We had some chap in the back yard on Saturday afternoon. Memorial Day weekend Saturday. He’s a surveyor, and the pins on the property he’s trying to survey aren’t there. So he’s getting other pins for reference. But he didn’t want to provide his name or the name of his company. Which … yeah, dodgy. Scott ended up calling the police out, and they claim that surveyors can just wander on your property whenever they want. But the chap said he didn’t actually need to be on our property and took off.

Turns out he actually does work for a survey/engineering company. The prospective buyer who engaged the survey company stopped by to chat a bit. It’s amazing what a little customer service knowledge would get you — providing your name, license number (you know, something we could look up), and a business card with your company’s info is a lot less suspect than “no, I don’t need to give you my name or the company’s name. I can just wander around your property any time I want”. Honey v/s vinegar. At that, why in the world would the company’s policy not be driving up to the neighboring property, ringing the bell, and asking first?! That’s just polite.

Funniest part of the whole thing, though? We looked up the actual laws for Ohio. ORC 163.03yes, a surveyor can wander onto your property. 48 hours after they notify you of their intention. They are not, however, allowed to randomly decide to wander around your property on Saturday afternoon with no notice. And, if you want to be a real jerk about it, you could still deny them access and adjudicate whether the pins in question are ‘necessary or proper for the purpose of the agency’.

Just because a law enforcement officer tells you something is the law doesn’t mean it’s the law.

Books – Good and Not So Good

I got Anya a bunch of books to read during her remote learning experience. The school didn’t provide anything for the first few weeks, and I didn’t have much hope for the curriculum through the remainder of the year. While we have a number of books for younger kids, I’d been relying on library books. An approach which obviously wouldn’t work. And Anya does not seem to like eBooks — she’ll read them if she has to, but she’s not carrying her tablet for the Kindle app (my suspicion is that there are more fun options on the tablet. She’d rather watch Spirit on Netflix than read a book. But if she cannot watch more shows, reading and playing are great activities … so “read on your tablet” is a non-starter). So she’d keep reading when the library and school were no longer options, she needed her own library. Figured I’d keep track of the books Anya has been enjoying (and not enjoying). One thing I’ve noticed is that she’ll get immersed into a particular book or series for a time, then moves on to a new series. The first chapter books I read her were from the Magic Treehouse series — and she has a few of those books on her shelf. But they’re more nostalgic “ooh, I remember when you read me this” than current fav’s. I’ve color coded Anya’s Library so old favorites are grayed and current favs are purple.

She loved the Spirit series, but that was completely expected once I finally convinced her that chapter books aren’t boring. She’s loved the Ada Lace series (and is re-reading them repeatedly, plus anxiously awaiting the publication of another), the two Alien Math books,  as well as Chicken Squad (there are a bunch in the series, and I’d only purchased the one … just ordered two more for the summer). She loved the Mouse and the Motorcycle, and I didn’t even realize that was part of a series.

On the non-fiction side, she’s loved the programming books (especially the one with Python since both Scott and I program in Python) and Can You Crack The Code (she needed help to use the Arnold cipher on the last challenge, but she figured out the trick to turn the random set of words that made no sense into an actual message). And she loved the Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens (and has a few projects lined up for later this summer, when our chickens arrive).

She’s started the first book from the Genius Factor series, but hasn’t been sucked into it. It’s something she’ll finish reading eventually (halfway because I keep asking her how you do catch an invisible cat). Kind of surprisingly, since we do a lot of ‘homesteading stuff’, she hasn’t been into the Little House series. She hasn’t started the Time Twister series, although I think that’s one she’ll like once she picks it up. She didn’t like the Horse Diaries series, nor did she get into the history of Wild Horse Annie (she dressed up as Velma Bronn Johnston when they had a ‘dress up like a historic figure’ day at school).

Book Outlet has a referral – 10$ off your first order of 25$ or more (and I get a bonus 10$) — the books have a little black mark along one edge, but we’ve not had any damage or funky smells. And the prices are outstanding. I got another 20 books for just under 80$ so she’ll have plenty to read this summer.

More Progress: Raised Beds

We’ve got one raised bed completed — the soil raked out, blocks pretty much straightened (and all of the other blocks from the old garden beds have been transported to the new garden location, so we’re ready to get more raised beds started)

That means it’s time to get some plants in the ground — we brought the ten tomato plants and ten pepper plants that have been growing indoors since April 15th. I placed the tomato cages in the garden and set a pot inside each cage. Anya and I built the pepper cages (and then rebuilt the pepper cages because a few bent stakes + half a dozen in use to mark out the other bed locations mean I didn’t quite have enough to build squares … but we got ten triangles). Then it was time to dig. Anya was excited to use the gardening tools I got her a few years ago (and even let me keep my trowel in her bag).

85-90 degree days probably aren’t the best time to plant starter plants, but we had a couple five gallon buckets of water from the well and ensured the soil was nice and wet before planting. Lots of digging …

And still more digging … we have twenty plants outdoors.

Since it’s been so hot, I wanted to add some sort of mulch to keep the soil from drying out. About an inch down, it’s moist and cool … but the top inch is getting very dry. I told Anya about the first garden Scott and I had in Ohio — a friend of his ran a greenhouse, and the friend’s dad rented out plots of land for gardening. The guy’s dad told us to plant our tomatoes really deep because the stems would actually root out and make a stronger plant. Figure the stems would root out better if they weren’t in hot, dry soil!

We have grass clippings that I’ve been mixing with leaves from last year as I haul the leaves from the old garden beds (I threw a couple inch layer of leaves on top of the bed at the end of the season to act as a mulch until I was ready to plant again). But I’ve only got about half of our grass clippings incorporated, and the old garden is about 75% cleared of leaves. I’ve certainly got extra grass available. Now fresh grass can pull some nitrogen as it first decomposes — it’ll return that nitrogen eventually — and it gets hot as it decomposes. I’ve intentionally sprinkled a thin layer of grass mulch instead of heaping an inch or three of mulch around the plants. Now we’re ready to grow!


Progress: New Raised Beds

We had a day-long break in the rain yesterday, so I put some work into rebuilding the raised beds. I transported all of the small blocks to the new garden area. There’s a pile of not-yet-composted material (and some clay soil) that will need to get hauled over to our new compost area … but that’s the last step.

I also got a tightly packed leaf layer along the bottom of the bed. Reading about building raised beds on existing lawn, people put down a layer of cardboard or newspaper to prevent the existing plants from invading the garden. It’ll rain all day today, and we’ll stomp it down again tomorrow. Then there’s a bunch of dirt to haul before I can get some plants out into the new garden space.

Filtering HTML Drop-down

I’ve got a few drop-downs that I’ve added filtering on the drop-down – start typing and you’ll see the options that match your string. But I needed to mirror an application functionality where you select a category and are then presented with a list of options that fit the category.

Here’s the drop-down selector for the categories

    echo "      <div class=\"row\">\n";
    echo "          <div class=\"col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-lg-12 col-xs-12\">\n";
    echo "              <div class=\"row\">\n";
    echo "                  <div class=\"row\">\n";
    echo "                      <div class=\"col-md-2 col-sm-2 col-lg-2 col-xs-2 text-left\">\n";
    echo "                          <span><strong>Location Category:</strong></span>\n";
    echo "                      </div>\n";
    echo "                      <div class=\"col-md-10 col-sm-10 col-lg-10 col-xs-10 text-left form-group\">\n";
    echo "                          <select name=\"strLocCategory\" id=\"strLocCategory\" readonly/>&nbsp;\n";
    echo "                              <option class=\"NoSelection\" value=\"-----\">-----</option>\n";
    echo "                              <option class=\"Building\" value=\"201\">BUILDING</option>\n";
    echo "                              <option class=\"NonBuilding\" value=\"202\">NONBUILDING</option>\n";
    echo "                              <option class=\"Switching\" value=\"203\">SWITCHING</option>\n";
    echo "                              <option class=\"NonSwitching\" value=\"204\">NONSWITCHING</option>\n";
    echo "                              <option class=\"MiscSwitching\" value=\"205\">MISC SWITCHING</option>\n";
    echo "                              <option class=\"IntlSwitching\" value=\"206\">INTL SWITCHING</option>\n";
    echo "                              <option class=\"Switchboard\" value=\"207\">SWITCHBOARD</option>\n";
    echo "                              <option class=\"Customer\" value=\"208\">CUSTOMER</option>\n";
    echo "                              <option class=\"Room\" value=\"209\">ROOM</option>\n";
    echo "                              <option class=\"Other\" value=\"210\">OTHER</option>\n";
    echo "                          </select>\n";
    echo "                      </div>\n";
    echo "                  </div>\n";

And here’s the drop-down selector I want to filter based on category — there are a lot of options. The class for each option includes the category selectors that will include the option in the drop-down.

    echo "      <div class=\"row\">\n";
    echo "          <div class=\"col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-lg-12 col-xs-12\">\n";
    echo "              <div class=\"row\">\n";
    echo "                  <div class=\"row\">\n";
    echo "                      <div class=\"col-md-2 col-sm-2 col-lg-2 col-xs-2 text-left\">\n";
    echo "                          <span><strong>Location Type ID:</strong></span>\n";
    echo "                      </div>\n";
    echo "                      <div class=\"col-md-10 col-sm-10 col-lg-10 col-xs-10 text-left form-group\">\n";
    echo "                          <select name=\"strLocTypeID\" id=\"strLocTypeID\" readonly/>&nbsp;\n";
    echo " <option value=\"-----\" class=\"selectors All\">-----</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"101\" class=\"selectors Building\">Building</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1275\" class=\"selectors Building\">BUILDING</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1069\" class=\"selectors Building\">CABINET</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1071\" class=\"selectors Building\">CARRIER COLLO</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1072\" class=\"selectors Building\">CARRIER HOTEL</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1073\" class=\"selectors Building\">CARRIER PREM</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1074\" class=\"selectors Building\">CELL SITE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1075\" class=\"selectors Building\">CENTRAL OFFICE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1076\" class=\"selectors Building\">CEV</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1077\" class=\"selectors Building\">CUE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1078\" class=\"selectors Building\">CUSTOMER PREM</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1079\" class=\"selectors Building\">COMMUNITY DIAL OFFICE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1080\" class=\"selectors Building\">Customer Site</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1081\" class=\"selectors Building\">DATA CENTER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1082\" class=\"selectors Building\">DIGITAL LOOP CARRIER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1083\" class=\"selectors Building\">HUT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1084\" class=\"selectors Building\">IRU COLLO</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1085\" class=\"selectors Building\">IRU HUT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1086\" class=\"selectors Building\">KDL POP</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1087\" class=\"selectors Building\">METRONET</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1088\" class=\"selectors Building\">MTSO</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1089\" class=\"selectors Building\">MULTI-TENANT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1090\" class=\"selectors Building\">OTHER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1091\" class=\"selectors Building\">REGEN</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1092\" class=\"selectors Building\">REMOTE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1093\" class=\"selectors Building\">SCHOOL</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1094\" class=\"selectors Building\">SITE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1095\" class=\"selectors Building\">WIRELESS SITE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1096\" class=\"selectors Building\">WXN BUILDING</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1097\" class=\"selectors Building\">WXN HUT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1098\" class=\"selectors Building\">WXN LEASED SUITE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1099\" class=\"selectors Building\">TESTING</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1381\" class=\"selectors Building\">Regen</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"192\" class=\"selectors Customer\">End User</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1276\" class=\"selectors Customer\">END USER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1100\" class=\"selectors Customer\">VENDOR/CUSTOMER LOCATION</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"191\" class=\"selectors Customer\">CUSTOMER LOCATION</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1347\" class=\"selectors IntlSwitching\">ONE-WAY INCOMING SWITCH TO A PABX NETWRK</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1348\" class=\"selectors IntlSwitching\">LOCAL TRANSIT OFFICE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1349\" class=\"selectors IntlSwitching\">COMBINED DDI AND LOCAL TRANSIT OFF</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1350\" class=\"selectors IntlSwitching\">COMBINED LOCAL TRANSIT, END OFFICE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1107\" class=\"selectors IntlSwitching\">Remote Tandem and Multi-Function EO</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1352\" class=\"selectors IntlSwitching\">REMOTE TANDEM AND MULTI-FUNCTION EO</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1353\" class=\"selectors IntlSwitching\">INDIVIDUAL REMOTE TANDEM</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1104\" class=\"selectors IntlSwitching\">Individual Remote Tandem</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1351\" class=\"selectors IntlSwitching\">INCOMING SWITCH TO A PAGING NETWORK</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1366\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">ANNOUNCEMENT MACHINE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1306\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">OTHER SWITCHING TERM ENTITIES INCL IMTS</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1110\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Automatic Intercept System : FAS</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1116\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Gateway-- Trunk</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1117\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Gateway--Line/Access</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1118\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Gateway-Access (Gnx)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1120\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Gateway-Trunk (GTx,GRx)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1123\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Message Trunk Interface</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1134\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Time Distributor</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1135\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Weather Distributor</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1225\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Announcement machine</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1232\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Overflow for X (a) X and (x) MD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1233\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Overflow for X(x)X X(x)Y (x)MD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1396\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Message Trunk Interface - (x)MD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1227\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">IXC POT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1229\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">MESSAGE TRUNK INTERFACE OVERFLOW</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1412\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">NETWORK TERMINATION INTERFACE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1413\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">PACKET TANDEM SWITCH</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1404\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">GATEWAY - Trunk Gateway GT(x)   or GR(x)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1475\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Trunk Gateway</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1477\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Line/Access Gateway</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1108\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Announcement Machine</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1111\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Centrex (Central Office)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1113\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">DISTRIBUTORS</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1114\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Emergency (911 Service)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1119\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">SIGNALING GATEWAY</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1124\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">MESSAGE TRUNK INTERFACE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1126\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">OPTICAL LINE TERMINATOR</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1127\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Other Distributors</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1128\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Other Switching term entities incl IMTS</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1129\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Overflow Code X(x)Y</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1130\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Overflow Code X(x)Z</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1435\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">TRUNK GATEWAY</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1437\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">LINE/ACCESS GATEWAY</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1255\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">TRUNK GATEWAY</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1263\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">LINE/ACCESS GATEWAY</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1295\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">CENTREX (CENTRAL OFFICE)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1296\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">AUTOMATIC DISTRIBUTOR</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1297\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">TIME DISTRIBUTOR</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1298\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">WEATHER DISTRIBUTOR</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1299\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">OTHER DISTRIBUTORS</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1300\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">EMERGENCY (911 SERVICE)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1301\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">AUTOMATIC INTERCEPT SYSTEM : FAS</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1302\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">COMBINED OPERATOR, TROUBLE, M/C INTERCEP</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1303\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">POSITION LINK FRAME</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1304\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">RATE AND QUOTE SYSTEM</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1305\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">TSPS COMMON CONTROL UNIT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1109\" class=\"selectors MiscSwitching\">Automatic Distributor</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1354\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">BOUNDARY</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1151\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">Repeater Housing</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1356\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">JUNCTION</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1357\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">MANHOLE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1358\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">POLE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1359\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">RADIO</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1360\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">REPEATER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1361\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">TOLL STATION</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1362\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">OTHER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1363\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">NON-BELLCORE CUSTOMER NONBUILDING LOC</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1368\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">CABINET</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1136\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">Boundary</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1137\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">Cabinet</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1140\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">End Point</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1144\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">Junction</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1145\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">Manhole</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1149\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">Radio</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1230\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">Other</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1386\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">PEDESTAL</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1138\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">CELL TOWER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1139\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">DO_NOT_USE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1141\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">FIBER NODE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1142\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">HANDHOLE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1143\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">Hut</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1146\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">Non-Bellcore customer nonbuilding loc</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1147\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">PAD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1148\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">Pole</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1150\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">Repeater</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1355\" class=\"selectors NonBuilding\">END POINT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1346\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">TEST OR SERVICE POSITION</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1364\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">PAIR GAIN CENTRAL OFFICE TERMINAL EQMT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1367\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">FACILITY/CIRCUIT POI</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1156\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Administrative Entities</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1163\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Exchange Switchroom</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1166\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Facility/Circuit POI (Wxx)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1168\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Facility/Circuit Point of Interface -POI</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1169\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Frames (all types)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1170\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Maintenance Group</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1171\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Misc Non-switching Entities</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1172\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Miscellaneous Optical Eqmt</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1179\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Radio Tower collocated on building</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1183\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Service Center</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1185\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Software Cross-connectable entities</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1187\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Test or Service Position</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1188\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Toll Test Room (or Board)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1235\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Misc Non-Switching Entities</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1377\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Session Border Controller - BS(n)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1389\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Misc Optical Equip</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1394\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Facility/Circuit POI - W(x)(x)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1226\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">IC POT FOR FAC/CKT TERMINATING EQUIPMENT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1234\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">REMOTE LINE - RT LINE SIDE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1382\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Remote Line Entity- RL(n) and RL(a)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1399\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Customer Prem Equip - N(x)(x)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1400\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">REPEATER/REGENERATOR</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1405\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">PROCESSOR/SERVER GROUPING</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1409\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Miscellaneous Optical Equip - O(n)(x)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1411\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">ECHO CANCELLER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1419\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Processor/Server Grouping D(n)(n)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1407\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">H(x)(x) - ILEC Misc NonSwitching Entity</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1418\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Misc Optical Equip - O(x)(x)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1476\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Call Agent/MSC Server</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1436\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">CALL AGENT/MSC SERVER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1154\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">ACI CELL SITE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1155\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">ACCESS SERVICE TERMINATION</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1157\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">BASE STATION/RADIO EQUIPMENT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1159\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Concentrator</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1160\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Customer Premises Equipment</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1162\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">DISTRIBUTION NODE (CABLE TV)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1173\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">MISCELLANEOUS OPTICAL EQUIPMENT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1174\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Pair Gain Central Office Terminal Eqmt</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1175\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">PERSONNEL SUPPORT CENTERS OAM&amp;P</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1176\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Processor (Applique) Grouping</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1177\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">Processor/Server Grouping</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1178\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">REMOTE LINE TERMINATION</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1182\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">SONET NODE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1184\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">SESSION BORDER CONTROLLER/BORDER ELEMENT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1256\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">CALL AGENT/MSC SERVER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1284\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">ADMINISTRATIVE ENTITIES (SCP)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1285\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">PROCESSOR (APPLIQUE) GROUPING</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1286\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">EXCHANGE SWITCHROOM</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1287\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">FRAMES (ALL TYPES)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1288\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">MISC NON-SWITCHING ENTITIES</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1289\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">SOFTWARE CROSS-CONNECTABLE ENTITIES</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1290\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">MAINTENANCE GROUP</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1291\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1292\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">RADIO TOWER COLOCATED ON BUILDING</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1293\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">SERVICE CENTER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1294\" class=\"selectors NonSwitching\">TOLL TEST ROOM (OR BOARD)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1190\" class=\"selectors Other\">Acc Ckt Term in a LEC Centrex by an IC</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1282\" class=\"selectors Other\">ACC CKT TERM IN A LEC CENTREX BY AN IC</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1198\" class=\"selectors Other\">IXC</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1200\" class=\"selectors Other\">MD Overflow</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1202\" class=\"selectors Other\">Overflow for X (a) X and (x) MD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1203\" class=\"selectors Other\">Overflow for X(x)X X(x)Y (x)MD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1281\" class=\"selectors Other\">OVERFLOW FOR X(X)X X(X)Y (X)MD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1383\" class=\"selectors Other\">CONCENTRATOR</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1384\" class=\"selectors Other\">BTI COLO IN LEC/IXC POP</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1385\" class=\"selectors Other\">CUSTOMER COLO IN BTI POP</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1191\" class=\"selectors Other\">CAGELESS COLO</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1192\" class=\"selectors Other\">CUSTOMER COLO</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1193\" class=\"selectors Other\">DEDICATED CPE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1194\" class=\"selectors Other\">FICTITIOUS CARRIER ETHERNET ROUTER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1196\" class=\"selectors Other\">ILEC</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1197\" class=\"selectors Other\">IXC POT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1199\" class=\"selectors Other\">LEC CONSORTIUM SERVING AS A POT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1201\" class=\"selectors Other\">OCC</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1204\" class=\"selectors Other\">PHYSICAL COLO</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1205\" class=\"selectors Other\">POINT OF PRESENCE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1206\" class=\"selectors Other\">REGENERATOR</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1207\" class=\"selectors Other\">TERMINAL</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1208\" class=\"selectors Other\">VIRTUAL COLO</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1278\" class=\"selectors Other\">IC POT FOR FAC/CKT TERMINATING EQUIPMENT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1279\" class=\"selectors Other\">MESSAGE TRUNK INTERFACE OVERFLOW</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1280\" class=\"selectors Other\">OVERFLOW FOR X (A) X AND (X) MD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1195\" class=\"selectors Other\">IC POT for Fac/Ckt Terminating Equipment</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"193\" class=\"selectors Room\">Room</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1277\" class=\"selectors Room\">ROOM</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1210\" class=\"selectors Room\">GROOMS</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1307\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">CAMA BOARD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1023\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">TSPS Board</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1309\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">COMBINED TOLL, DSA AND CAMA</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1310\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">DIRECTORY ASST (INFORMATION)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1311\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">INTERCEPT BOARD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1312\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">COMBINED DIR ASST, INTERCEPT AND COMPLET</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1313\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">INWARD TOLL BOARD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1314\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">MANUAL SWITCHBOARD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1315\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">OVERSEAS TOLL BOARD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1316\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">RATE AND ROUTE DESK</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1317\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">SERVICE OBSERVING SWITCHBOARD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1318\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">SPCL: CONF, MOBILE, MARINE SOST</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1319\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">TELECONFERENCE BOARD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1320\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">TEL COMPANY PBX (OFFICIAL)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1321\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">TOPS SYSTEM</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1322\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">TSPS BOARD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1323\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">TRAFFIC SERVICE POSITION (UNIVERSAL TSP)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1324\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">OTHER SWITCHBOARD AND DESK ENTITIES</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1345\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">TOLL BOARD (THROUGH, OUTWARD)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1022\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">TOPS System</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1308\" class=\"selectors Switchboard\">DIAL SERVICE ASSISTANCE BOARD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1030\" class=\"selectors Switching\">CALL AGENT/MSC SERVER</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1033\" class=\"selectors Switching\">End Office - Crossbar</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1034\" class=\"selectors Switching\">End Office - Electronic Analog</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1035\" class=\"selectors Switching\">End Office - Electronic Digital</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1036\" class=\"selectors Switching\">End Office - NXX Entity</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1037\" class=\"selectors Switching\">End Office - Packet</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1041\" class=\"selectors Switching\">PACKET FRAME RELAY SWITCH</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1042\" class=\"selectors Switching\">IXC POT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1043\" class=\"selectors Switching\">MOBILE/SWITCHING (MTSO)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1046\" class=\"selectors Switching\">OPTICAL SWITCH</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1047\" class=\"selectors Switching\">PACKET END OFFICE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1048\" class=\"selectors Switching\">PACKET TANDEM SWITCH</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1052\" class=\"selectors Switching\">REMOTE PACKET END OFFICE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1055\" class=\"selectors Switching\">SWITCH</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1068\" class=\"selectors Switching\">WIRELESS/CELLULAR</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1325\" class=\"selectors Switching\">END OFFICE - CROSSBAR</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1326\" class=\"selectors Switching\">END OFFICE - STEP-BY-STEP</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1327\" class=\"selectors Switching\">END OFFICE - ELECTRONIC ANALOG</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1328\" class=\"selectors Switching\">END OFFICE - ELECTRONIC DIGITAL</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1329\" class=\"selectors Switching\">END OFFICE - REMOTE SWITCHING SYSTEMS</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1330\" class=\"selectors Switching\">END OFFICE - NXX ENTITY</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1331\" class=\"selectors Switching\">TANDEM OFFICE - INDIVIDUAL TANDEM</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1332\" class=\"selectors Switching\">TANDEM OFFICE - TANDEM/TANDEM</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1333\" class=\"selectors Switching\">TANDEM OFFICE - TANDEM/SWITCHBOARD</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1334\" class=\"selectors Switching\">TANDEM OFFICE - OPR SVC TANDEM/END OFFIC</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1335\" class=\"selectors Switching\">TANDEM OFFICE - ELEC TANDEM PVT NETWORK</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1336\" class=\"selectors Switching\">MULTI-FUNCTION - COMBINATION SWITCH</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1337\" class=\"selectors Switching\">REMOTE LINE - RT LINE SIDE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1338\" class=\"selectors Switching\">PACKET - DIGITAL PACKET DEVICE</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1339\" class=\"selectors Switching\">CELL RELAY - BROADBAND</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1340\" class=\"selectors Switching\">VIDEO - ANALOG/DIGITAL</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1341\" class=\"selectors Switching\">CELLULAR (MTSO) - BELLBOY CONTROL TERMIN</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1342\" class=\"selectors Switching\">SPECIAL SWITCHING APPLICATIONS - CCS</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1343\" class=\"selectors Switching\">SPECIAL SWITCHING APPL - CONCENTRATOR</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1344\" class=\"selectors Switching\">SPECIAL SWITCHING APPL - TELETYPE SWC SY</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1031\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Cell Relay - Broadband</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1032\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Cellular (MTSO) - Bellboy Control Termin</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1039\" class=\"selectors Switching\">End Office - Remote Switching Systems</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1040\" class=\"selectors Switching\">End Office - Step-by-Step</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1044\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Multi-Function - Combination Switch</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1049\" class=\"selectors Switching\">POI SWITCH CLLI</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1050\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Packet - Digital Packet Device</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1051\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Packet - Packet End Office</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1053\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Remote Line - RT Line Side</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1054\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Remote Switching System</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1056\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Special Switching Appl - Concentrator</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1057\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Special Switching Appl - Teletype Swc Sy</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1058\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Special Switching Applications - CCS</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1059\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Switching</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1061\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Tandem Office - Elec Tandem Pvt Network</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1062\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Tandem Office - Individual Tandem</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1063\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Tandem Office - Opr Svc Tandem/End Offic</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1065\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Tandem Office - Tandem/Switchboard</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1066\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Tandem Office - Tandem/Tandem</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1067\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Video - Analog/Digital</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1257\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Packet End Office</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1258\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Remote Packet End Office</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1259\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Packet Tandem Switch</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1380\" class=\"selectors Switching\">IX Carrier POT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1395\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Call Agent - CA(x)</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1224\" class=\"selectors Switching\">ACC CKT TERM IN A LEC CENTREX BY AN IC</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1231\" class=\"selectors Switching\">OTHER SWITCHING TERM ENTITIES INCL IMTS</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1375\" class=\"selectors Switching\">IC POT FOR FAC/CKT TERMINATING EQUIPMENT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1376\" class=\"selectors Switching\">MISC NON-SWITCHING ENTITIES</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1378\" class=\"selectors Switching\">TEST OR SERVICE POSITION</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1391\" class=\"selectors Switching\">CALL AGENT</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1406\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Digital Packet Device - (x) (x) W</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1420\" class=\"selectors Switching\">Digital Packet Device (x)(x)W</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1397\" class=\"selectors Switching\">ATM Switch  BB(x) [overflow B(a)(n)]</option>\n";
    echo " <option value=\"1029\" class=\"selectors Switching\">ATM SWITCH</option>\n";
    echo "                          </select>\n";
    echo "                      </div>\n";
    echo "                  </div>\n";
    echo "              </div>\n";
    echo "          </div>\n";
    echo "      </div>\n";

In the JavaScript, I’ve got a quick function that repopulates the rather long drop-down menu based on the selected category

// Filter strLocTypeID options based on strLocCategory value
$(document).ready(function () {    
    var allOptions = $('#strLocTypeID option')
    $('#strLocCategory').change(function () {
        $('#strLocTypeID option').remove()

        var classN = $('#strLocCategory option:selected').prop('class');
        var optsCat = allOptions.filter('.' + classN);
        $.each(optsCat, function (i, j) {

        var optsAll = allOptions.filter('.All');
        $.each(optsAll, function (i, j) {


Since it’s possible there are options you’d want to always appear (in my case, it’s just the “—–” to indicate no selection has been made … but there could be real items that fall into each category too), I’ve got an “All” classification that will get popped onto the top of the list.

Blueberries In The Ground

We planted all 20 of the blueberry plants today. There are two rows running North to South.

We alternated the two varieties going down the rows (so you can walk along and get some of each). The Western row starts with Blueray, and the Eastern row starts with Hardy Blue on the North end. We’ve got a lot more rain coming, so there’s no need to water our new hops or blueberries.