Alleged Killer on MySpace

The Tribune has a brief article about Brian Walsh, the Great Falls man who has been charged with the first-degree murder of T.J. Waldock last weekend. The piece references Walsh’s MySpace page, highlighting a picture of Walsh aiming two guns at a camera; the Trib tries to play up the similarity to the photos of the Virginia Tech mass-murderer. What I found odd is that the Trib didn’t post the picture in question; in fact, not even a link to the MySpace page. Here’s what I found at Walsh’s page (which may be pulled or blocked at any time, I suspect): the web address, complete with crude user name, is located at
And here is the picture in question: Read more

Great Falls MySpace Comments

Yep, I have a MySpace page; gotta keep up with the kids, ya know. I’m learning some of the “rules of engagement” and how MySpacers interact with each other, and the use of off-site “comments” and graphics is interesting…but I got tired of the annoying pop-up ads on every MySpace comment site, and the endless glitter and sparkly stuff, so I thought I’d try my hand at designing some MySpace comments that are (a) not flashy or sparkly, and (b) a bit more relevant to Great Falls. I’ll add some new ones periodically; if have any requests for a graphic, just let me know and I’ll try to whip one up. Here’s a sample: Read more

ECW(O) – Volume Two

I hope that some of you had the opportunity to read the first issue of the “Electric City Weblog – Offline” this month. If you didn’t, there are still a few copies left – you should be able to still pick up a copy at Good Time Charlie’s, Hairmasters (in Target plaza), Bert-n-Ernie’s, or Morning Light Coffee. If you can’t find one, let me know and I’ll get one to you.
Now comes the tricky part… Read more

Walking The Walk

I received the following e-mail a few days ago from someone who is considering moving to Great Falls:

Hi David,
I hope you don’t mind if I ask you a few dorky questions. I stumbled across your blog and was looking at the pictures you’d taken around the area. Since you are very enthusiastic about the Great Falls area and seem to very much enjoy it there, I’d like to pick your brain for a second if that’s all right.
We’re looking at moving to either Great Falls or Blacksburg, Virginia (yep, that’s a big difference!) and I’m driving from Arizona up to the Great Falls area probably tomorrow to take a look around and see what I think of it. My husband and I just got back from Blacksburg and liked it very much, but I’m going to sorely miss the West and am looking for an excuse to stay in this part of the country. We can’t afford Arizona (and I absolutely hate where I’m living right now) but if we can find an affordable, livable place in Montana I’d be happy as a clam. (My husband) hates cold, snowy winters and I hate hot, humid summers, so one of us is going to get the shaft wherever we end up. 😉

Wow – comparing Virginia to Montana – that’s unthinkable to me! Read more

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