Timeline of John Hoff Oklahoma Law License Application and Results

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Johnny Northside Security Camera Not What He Claims

Johnny Northside aka John Hoff, is getting more and more paranoid. Recently he announced  on his blog that he (actually he said his roommate did it) has installed a remote access security camera. He went on to suggest that it has similar abilities to military camera's which (hardly) allow him to... "tell if a dog is taking a piss or a crap at 500 yards based on the heat signature". 
Click here to read the post on his blog, The Adventures of Johnny Northside. Here is the picture of the camera he posted on his blog.

There are a few things that warrant some clarification with regards to what John claimed in his post as well as some observations I made.
The camera pictured appears to be an "IP Wireless WiFi Pan Tilt Zoom PTZ Security Camera With Support For Internet or Smart Phone Viewing." Click here for specs
The IR (night vision) capability is listed at 10 meters (3 feet, 3 inches per meter). That is the maximum range. The camera pictured appears to have 12 IR illuminators and based off my personal experience with night vision camera's, the camera Hoff uses would be lucky to see past his own sidewalk at night. You can also see the very obvious power cord coming out of it and appears to be plugged into an extension cord that is run along the ceiling. The cord is to power the camera, the base unit and the transmitter which sends a wireless signal to a receiver that is almost certainly inside the house. Wireless signals can be intercepted and viewed using a video scanner. I should also mention that wireless camera's almost always produce an image that has distortion.

Let me put all of that into perspective... The camera Hoff claims he has operating at 2226 Bryant Ave. N. is a wireless camera that is not capable of seeing past his side of the street at night and the image it does produce will always have some distortion in it which means it does not produce a clean, clear picture. Plus, the camera is sitting on a folding clair on his porch with either a storm window or a screen is directly in front of it. What that means is that the IR illuminators will bounce off the window/screen in front of the camera right back at the camera which severely limits what the camera can see. It is like aiming a camera directly at the sun.

Hoff also claims to have TWO roommates. IF that is true, it would mean that there are at least three adults living at his house (John has said he also resides there). Hoff has gotten around having to get a rental license for the property (which would require an inspection that would NOT pass based off of the TISH repairs he did not complete as promised) by claiming he has roommates that live with him. The house has only 2 bedrooms according to county records and for Hoff to live there, it would mean he "rigged" another room in the house to serve as a bedroom and according to county records... He did not obtain a permit to do so.
It is my opinion that John Hoff does not live at 2226 Bryant Ave. N. and that opinion is based off of conversations I have had with neighbors who live on his block. In fact, one long time resident on his block told me that Hoff has not been seen in over a year.  This information has been passed on to the city of Minneapolis and Hennepin County.

Lastly, here is the link to Hoff's blog post about my idea for the city to mount signs that say the area is under video surveillance (the sign in the post was designed by me and I sent a copy to John to put on his site). Click to read.  My idea was to only put signs up but, only dummy camera's would be put up which would make people THINK there are camera's recording what is going on. After reading Hoff's post about his new video camera at his house, I would not be a bit surprised if the camera he has is not a working one at all. Merely a ploy to make people think there is a camera recording what is going on outside his house. He has good reason to do such a thing because, he continues to attack various north Minneapolis residents he see's as "Thugs" by posting pictures of them and personal information about them on his blog. In other words... He has been pissing off a lot of people and they reportedly have not appreciated what he has said about them.

Keep running John! Sooner or later... You will be held accountable for your Internet bullying.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Northside VS Northern

Quilted Northern - Toilet Paper
Johnny Northside

Johnny Northside aka John Hoff recently went on a self-touting rant about the mainstream media "stealing" moves from his (journalism) "playbook." Somehow Hoff has it in his head that he is a known player in the world of journalism but, his resume doesn't exactly reflect the journalist that Hoff see's himself as. In fact, only the Minnesota Daily (University of MN student paper) is the only employer Hoff has worked for as a paid journalist. He has been a professors student aid but, that is hardly a position that would qualify as a journalist.

Wait! Hoff is Johnny Northside! Everyone has heard of him... Right? Ok, then everyone must have heard of him from the "Trial of the Century" that he lost, right?  
The Adventures of Johnny Northside (www.johnnynorthside.com) is merely a Blog. In fact, even though it was named the "best blog" by the CityPages two years in a row, it is just a blog that very few people, even in Minneapolis has even heard of. I have said many times that John Hoff is a ruthless hack who even journalists such as Geraldo Rivera would be embarrassed to be compared to.

I submitted the following comments to Hoff's blog that were not approved, of course.
"Playbook! Haha that is kind of funny, in a delusional sort of way.Look at the journalism content of your resume. The MN Daily is the only somewhat credible thing you can claim as professional journalism to your credit. This is a blog. This blog is a loose cannon, no accountability and no ethical guidelines ever followed if I ever saw one.Wait, you were named best blog by city pages two years running. Yeah and Quilted Northern wipes more crap than any other toilet paper and more people have heard of Quilted Northern than you.Playbook? You are a self-centered hack at BEST."
After I said that more people have heard of Quilted Northern than Johnny Northside and that it wipes more crap than other toilet paper, I realized that my comparison of the toilet paper to Hoff is unfair to Quilted Northern. How is it unfair TO Quilted Northern??? Here are a few examples of how Hoff doesn't come close to being as good as the toilet paper...

1) QN actually cleans crap by wiping it away while Northside likes to play in it. 
2) QN is respected by the public (unlike Northside) as it provides a worthy service. 
3) Everyone has heard of Quilted Northern but, few know who Johnny Northside is.
4) Once crap is wiped away, you can flush QN down the toilet but, it's nearly impossible to get rid of Johnny Northside.
5) QN wipes an ass clean while Johnny Northside is merely... An Ass Wipe.