Michael Jones

Michael Jones is the founder of On The Spot Communications and On The Spot Blog. A native of Ottawa, Kansas (approximately 60 miles South-West of Kansas City), he was born in the early 70's and lived most of his early life without traveling far from home. He has since lived in Lenexa, Kansas (suburb of Kansas City), Houston, Texas, and now resides in Frisco, Texas (north of Dallas, Texas). He has had the experience of traveling to Tokyo, Japan and Tel Aviv, Israel, as well as numerous places around the USA. A self-professed computer geek, when Michael's not working in his telecommunications job, he enjoys Model Railroading and Paintball. Michael Jones is the founder of On The Spot Communications and On The Spot Blog. More about Michael » Follow Michael:

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Jul 03

3rd Time’s a Charm?

Ok, so I suffered a case of unstable servers, and finally have taken the time to build a new one from the ground up.  With any luck the blog will be stable, and I can find more time than once in the last 2 years to post updates.

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Jul 05

Independence Day

Happy 232nd Birthday America!  As I write this, I am recently back from the “Freedom over Texas” display in Downtown Houston.  While I’ve never attended the actual events at Eleanor Tinsley Park, I can take in the fireworks from a nearby venue that’s within walking distance of my apartment. This was the first time in …

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Mar 24

Archstone Memorial Heights: March 24th Update

I happened to catch one of the maintenance staff members over the weekend, and was talking to him about the redevelopment. According to him, it looks like the wrecking ball will hit the three buildings I identified previously around the first of May. Don’t worry though, there’s plenty of other "prep" work going on in …

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Mar 15

Archstone Memorial Heights: And the Start is Eminent

Editor’s Note: This is the final of three parts outlining the beginning of the redevelopment of the Archstone Memorial Heights Apartment Complex, the first two parts can be found here and here. It all started simple enough, a rent increase.  After living in the complex 2 1/2 years (and reportedly longer for others) Archstone increased …

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Mar 13

Archstone Memorial Heights vs. The City of Houston

Editor's Note: This is the second of three parts outlining the beginning of the redevelopment of the Archstone Memorial Heights Apartment Complex, the first part is posted here, and the final part will be posted in the near future. At the May 30, 2007 city council meeting, a request to abandon three fire hydrant easements …

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Mar 09

Archstone Memorial Heights: The Trashy Problem?

Editor's Note:  This is the first of three parts outlining the beginning of the redevelopment of the Archstone Memorial Heights Apartment Complex, the remaining two parts will be posted in the coming days, time permitting. As reported recently on Off the Kuff and SwampLot Archstone Memorial Heights is on the verge of a complete redevelopment …

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Mar 08

One more time…

Ok, so it's time for me to try this again.  We'll get this down pat sometime… I've got a couple of topics on the radar, more to come soon.

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Mar 04

Somebody Tell the Cops to Stop Watching 'Inspector Gadget'

Isiah Carey at FOX 26 tonight gives us the Insite on a report that the Houston Police Department is wanting to invest in handheld metal detectors and bulletproof partitions for patrol cars. In my line of work (Information Technology), I frequently get requests from someone who wants technology to do a 'big-brother' type control over an …

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Feb 19

Why They Want us to See Red (Light Cameras)

Alexis Grant over at the Chronicle's new City Hall Blog (A nice blog by the way) reported last week that The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a new report last week on the improvement of intersection safety with the installation of red light cameras. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an organization …

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Feb 16

Texas Legislature to Make Cameras see RED? (Continued)

As we come to mid-month, more news from Austin on all of the action to stop or slow the spread of the disease known as red light cameras. Two more bills have been filed, House Bill 1570, and Senate Bill 195. House Bill 1570 is identical to the previously discussed Senate Bill 125, requiring that …

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