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im doing this guys... more important than financial or practical support is to tell me what to do and where to go along my path and make this as interesting and adventurous as fucking possible.

I'm tired of people thinking I'm a bum and that I want what they have when I'm willing to wager 99.999% of folks around here never would have the time/balls/freedom to attempt something like this. also note there is no timeframe; who knows I might be doing this my whole life.
 
EMBARKING UPON A PILGRIMAGE AND SPIRITUAL QUEST

Alternate Title: Hunger Games IRL?

I'm fucking sick and tired of bumming around this town. I shared some of my narrative of what it is like living on the streets and then a few folks provided me with encouragement and emotional even a little bit of financial support (+Thomas Power +Jason Nunnelley  +Maher Khalifa +John Kellden +Jasmine St. John +Robert Anderson +Robert Scoble +David Amerland ) and I even was offered the possibility of work and guest blogging or sorts I believe. I have a whole bunch of content that I want to write in a book, but I never am far enough away from trying to find food/shelter/safety to do this.

I had obtained a laptop, phone, some decent clothes, a jacket/gloves/winter gear, and a really nice bicycle... and then someone punked me out for it cracked my skull, stabbed me, and left me in an alley in the snow nearly naked (bastards even took my fucking nikes!) for dead. I was dying literally... and the only thing I was regretting is that I didn't see Sabrina again before I checked out.

the real audacity is that after I walked barefoot in the snow to his house once the hospital patched me up to the point where I was more likely to die from hypothermia than my wounds  -  my fucking dad was so upset about the fact that I fought valiantly instead of meekly being relieved of my worldly possessions... so he called the fucking cops on me and I caught a case. talk about fucking losing for losing let alone winning, amirite?

seriously, my one dying wish and regret was just to see her face one more time. obviously nobody really trusts me with anything or has faith and confidence in me to the point of making my bullshit their own (the true definition of love if y'all were unaware is making someone else's problems your own and this is what Christ commands [not asks us politely] to do. in the brothers Karamazov what is it that ivan said, that the only real hell is living a life without love?) so I am going to make myself like the elder Karamazov and put myself on parade as a buffoon for the whole world.

I am going to ride my fucking shitty broken ass wobbly missing spokes bicycle with my one change of clothes and no survival gear to san diego because when I got out of jail the other day - just like fucking Elijah - God commanded me to go. this isn't just about seeing her again because I always wanted to do that for years and God never commanded me to do that before. I want to spread the gospel and be of as much service along the way to people as I can. obviously the world hates on me enough that ministry/evangelism/mission work is what my purpose is.

"Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen." Jude 24-25

well all the world has for me is fault, shame, and blame. so I figure if I just do this for the sake of doing it and don't share the story with anyone or allow them to participate... well, it would be a shame if I freeze to death or get ran over by some car and nobody knows about my life and witness. at the same time if I had $10,000 at my disposal for the trip it wouldn't be too exciting or perilous or even adventurous knowing I can just go to a mcdonalds or a motel when shit gets hairy. so I am offering (not suggesting or demanding or even remotely expecting) to have you guys make this like the hunger games and be the world's most real reality tv show.

that's right. all I need past what I have is some phones/tablets/laptops/google glass/whatthefuckever so I can broadcast my adventure live and in real time. this also means that you can become a part of my adventure by suggesting that I go places or do things that either you have enjoyed or think I might enjoy or even think would be funny.

weirdly enough the most money I ever have made as a bum was by flying a sign "I bet you fuckers can't hit me with a quarter!" to which I made $28 in an hour or so. most nights when I was just singing songs with a guitar I would only make $5-10 for hours of 'busking'. I think the lesson here is that people love a clown or buffoon more than someone genuinely trying to tell a story or be of benefit.

I don't know what I am going to find on my adventure and I'm pretty fucking sure that I'm going to be so tore back by the end of it that Sabby will want nothing to do with me.... but I don't want to die without seeing her and without doing anything worth dying for. all I did to get beaten to death was have some shit someone else wanted enough to brutally beat me for.

I'm going to ride from Spokane Washington to Portland Oregon, and then take the 101 all the way down. it would be nice if some folks could send me some gear or paypal me a few bucks so I can get outfitted for my journey... but im going to do it even if nobody wants to support this endeavor for either the validity of my purpose, sympathy for my goals, pity for the fact I have nothing and nobody, or morbid curiosity to see what 'rock bottom' really is like.

I really hope that you ignore all of those reasons and appeal to your sense of adventure as no offense +Robert Anderson I think is the only one who has more epic adventure stories than the one imma going to embark upon. love you guys and now at least y'all know why I disappeared from the internet AGAIN but im sick and tired of the same crap and im going to follow this pioneering/adventurous/insane spirit wherever it takes me because nothing I can find on the road can be worse than the stagnation and dissipation I have been stuck in for far too long.
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When I used to live in Portland I always wanted to pay a panhandler to try out my slogan for a day and see if it increased or decreased the income. 

We could do a campaign - probably best on twitter, called #signs4Phill  or something - collect submissions and up and down vote them somehow/where. 

Speaking of which, the one that worked best on me so far was "Nothing Lasts"
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amen this guy is a hero. thank you +Jason Hurtado Daniels !
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Well, he's not a saint.  He was part of a program that 'blurred' ethical lines quite a bit too.  At the end of the day he did a lot of good, but some people had to suffer along the way due to mistakes made and covered up.
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sweet... considering im still freezing my ass off and don't even got nickles for the food I ain't ate in days.... fuck.
 
"Lucky"? Nah!
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good job guys. good thing that +Google Fiber and someday that 700mhz and/or ubiquitous wifi backhauled off said fiber possesses way more potential to disrupt the whole telecom industry than any analysts save myself seem to be saying

but just you wait and see... google got em checkmate four more moves. :p
 
*So re: #netneutrality  - this should be repeated / read / reread, and acted upon* by way of petitions and possibly "Web strikes" at least once a week... possibly several times a week.

/cc +Cindy Brown +Rob Salzman +Eli Fennell +Rob Gordon +John Blossom +John Furrier +David Wood +Jeffrey J Davis +Gaythia Weis +Steve Faktor +George Station +Kee Hinckley
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i think i hate this infographic 
 
Analyzing the Rate of Migration to Cloud Technologies [Infographic] http://ow.ly/t0lBd
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EMBARKING UPON A PILGRIMAGE AND SPIRITUAL QUEST

Alternate Title: Hunger Games IRL?

I'm fucking sick and tired of bumming around this town. I shared some of my narrative of what it is like living on the streets and then a few folks provided me with encouragement and emotional even a little bit of financial support (+Thomas Power +Jason Nunnelley  +Maher Khalifa +John Kellden +Jasmine St. John +Robert Anderson +Robert Scoble +David Amerland ) and I even was offered the possibility of work and guest blogging or sorts I believe. I have a whole bunch of content that I want to write in a book, but I never am far enough away from trying to find food/shelter/safety to do this.

I had obtained a laptop, phone, some decent clothes, a jacket/gloves/winter gear, and a really nice bicycle... and then someone punked me out for it cracked my skull, stabbed me, and left me in an alley in the snow nearly naked (bastards even took my fucking nikes!) for dead. I was dying literally... and the only thing I was regretting is that I didn't see Sabrina again before I checked out.

the real audacity is that after I walked barefoot in the snow to his house once the hospital patched me up to the point where I was more likely to die from hypothermia than my wounds  -  my fucking dad was so upset about the fact that I fought valiantly instead of meekly being relieved of my worldly possessions... so he called the fucking cops on me and I caught a case. talk about fucking losing for losing let alone winning, amirite?

seriously, my one dying wish and regret was just to see her face one more time. obviously nobody really trusts me with anything or has faith and confidence in me to the point of making my bullshit their own (the true definition of love if y'all were unaware is making someone else's problems your own and this is what Christ commands [not asks us politely] to do. in the brothers Karamazov what is it that ivan said, that the only real hell is living a life without love?) so I am going to make myself like the elder Karamazov and put myself on parade as a buffoon for the whole world.

I am going to ride my fucking shitty broken ass wobbly missing spokes bicycle with my one change of clothes and no survival gear to san diego because when I got out of jail the other day - just like fucking Elijah - God commanded me to go. this isn't just about seeing her again because I always wanted to do that for years and God never commanded me to do that before. I want to spread the gospel and be of as much service along the way to people as I can. obviously the world hates on me enough that ministry/evangelism/mission work is what my purpose is.

"Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen." Jude 24-25

well all the world has for me is fault, shame, and blame. so I figure if I just do this for the sake of doing it and don't share the story with anyone or allow them to participate... well, it would be a shame if I freeze to death or get ran over by some car and nobody knows about my life and witness. at the same time if I had $10,000 at my disposal for the trip it wouldn't be too exciting or perilous or even adventurous knowing I can just go to a mcdonalds or a motel when shit gets hairy. so I am offering (not suggesting or demanding or even remotely expecting) to have you guys make this like the hunger games and be the world's most real reality tv show.

that's right. all I need past what I have is some phones/tablets/laptops/google glass/whatthefuckever so I can broadcast my adventure live and in real time. this also means that you can become a part of my adventure by suggesting that I go places or do things that either you have enjoyed or think I might enjoy or even think would be funny.

weirdly enough the most money I ever have made as a bum was by flying a sign "I bet you fuckers can't hit me with a quarter!" to which I made $28 in an hour or so. most nights when I was just singing songs with a guitar I would only make $5-10 for hours of 'busking'. I think the lesson here is that people love a clown or buffoon more than someone genuinely trying to tell a story or be of benefit.

I don't know what I am going to find on my adventure and I'm pretty fucking sure that I'm going to be so tore back by the end of it that Sabby will want nothing to do with me.... but I don't want to die without seeing her and without doing anything worth dying for. all I did to get beaten to death was have some shit someone else wanted enough to brutally beat me for.

I'm going to ride from Spokane Washington to Portland Oregon, and then take the 101 all the way down. it would be nice if some folks could send me some gear or paypal me a few bucks so I can get outfitted for my journey... but im going to do it even if nobody wants to support this endeavor for either the validity of my purpose, sympathy for my goals, pity for the fact I have nothing and nobody, or morbid curiosity to see what 'rock bottom' really is like.

I really hope that you ignore all of those reasons and appeal to your sense of adventure as no offense +Robert Anderson I think is the only one who has more epic adventure stories than the one imma going to embark upon. love you guys and now at least y'all know why I disappeared from the internet AGAIN but im sick and tired of the same crap and im going to follow this pioneering/adventurous/insane spirit wherever it takes me because nothing I can find on the road can be worse than the stagnation and dissipation I have been stuck in for far too long.
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+Grizwald Grim if you only knew the difficulty of trying to obtain something for nothing in the worst ghetto in Washington without doing anything shady and then the even more difficult part of retaining said items.

it's a very very brutal and revealing economics lesson lol
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go go go go +Jason Nunnelley 
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when life gives you rocks, and you ask for loaves of bread from christian brothers - get handed stones you make stone soup and grin at the folks who disparage me for eating stone soup. 


so while continuing to be disparaged i ask for a loaf of bread again, or maybe just some flour, or to run the thresher. 

again handed stones. 

so then i start advocating and evangelizing the nutritional benefits of stone soup and rant abouy my fucked up miserable hobo existence but compliment the folks who gave me the ingredients on how the current batch came out. 

then i don't even ask for bread anymore because all i ever get are stones and fuck i really need showers more than bread.... 

but nobody wants a stinky starving hobo in their nice home so i continue to become more smelly, more hungry, more migratory, and more unwanted as i raise those neurobiological NOT MY KIN hackles that separate us from them. 

so then i say 'hey aren't you guys fucking christians or some shit? i know i am... so like all these scriptures that say god commands not just suggests to feed the hungry, when you see the naked clothe them, bring the poor and cast out into your own homes.... etc

then they feel like such fucking douchebags they don't talk to me or use formidable ego defense mechanisms to somehow transfer their lack of giving a fuck but for some reason thinking they should give a fuck into vitriol and hatred right back at me. 

i try to be humble about it, but as often as not i shoot it right back which reinforces the ego defense mechanism - fight/flight....


and i still need a fucking shower and a sandwich. 

rinse/repeat/three fucking years AND GODDAMNED $3-5000 WOULD GET ME A HOUSE FOR 4-6 MONTHS WHERE I COULD WORK AND EARN MONEY BECAUSE I AM NOT TOO BUSY CHASING CALORIES!!!!!

well then you should sit down and write abiut this shit bro, this is really deep stuff and if you got that narrative and story out there good things would happen for you!

i did that. people went OH WOW THIS PHILL GUY IS REALLY FUCKING INTERESTING OR PERHAPS THE REAL DEAL AND I KINDA FEEL GOOD NOW YEARS AFTER HE MADE ME FEEL LIKE SHIT SO HE WAS A DOUCHEBAG!


zoom in on my empty wallet and listen to my growling stomach while im shivering my ass off. 


oh i'm still fucking here - one thing i can goddamn guarantee is i am not going anywhere and i will continue to afflict the comfortable in order to comfort the afflicted hoping to place so many people under the spirit of conviction in hiopes that not just my problems are resolved... honestly my #povertyproblems    trouble me less than anyone's #firstworldproblems  


BUT ITS KIND OF MAKING ME WANT TO STAB PEOPLE IN THE FACE WITH A FUCKING STEAK KNIFE THAT THE ONLY FOLKS WHO CONTRIBUTED DID SO IN A SMALL WAY THAT ESSENTIALLY IS NOT EVEN RESOLVING THE SYMPTOMS LET ALONE ROOT CAUSE OF SAID PROBLEMS AND WHAT I USED TO BLOW TAKING A HOT LEAD OUT TO LUNCH/DRINKS/STRIP BAR DAILY WOULD SERIOUSLY FIX ALL MY LITERAL PROBLEMS SO I CAN START WORKING ON MY MORE SERIOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL AND RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS

sorry for the fucking rant... it's kind of my thing though. 
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typical bullshit associated with concentrated capital and the desire to acquire instead of inspire.
 
The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages

In early 2005, as demand for Silicon Valley engineers began booming, Apple’s Steve Jobs sealed a secret and illegal pact with Google’s Eric Schmidt to artificially push their workers wages lower by agreeing not to recruit each other’s employees, sharing wage scale information, and punishing violators. On February 27, 2005, Bill Campbell, a member of Apple’s board of directors and senior advisor to Google, emailed Jobs to confirm that Eric Schmidt “got directly involved and firmly stopped all efforts to recruit anyone from Apple.”

Later that year, Schmidt instructed his Sr VP for Business Operation Shona Brown to keep the pact a secret and only share information “verbally, since I don’t want to create a paper trail over which we can be sued later?”

These secret conversations and agreements between some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley were first exposed in a Department of Justice antitrust investigation launched by the Obama Administration in 2010. That DOJ suit became the basis of a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of over 100,000 tech employees whose wages were artificially lowered — an estimated $9 billion effectively stolen by the high-flying companies from their workers to pad company earnings — in the second half of the 2000s. Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied attempts by Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe to have the lawsuit tossed, and gave final approval for the class action suit to go forward. A jury trial date has been set for May 27 in San Jose, before US District Court judge Lucy Koh, who presided over the Samsung-Apple patent suit.

In a related but separate investigation and ongoing suit, eBay and its former CEO Meg Whitman, now CEO of HP, are being sued by both the federal government and the state of California for arranging a similar, secret wage-theft agreement with Intuit (and possibly Google as well) during the same period.

The secret wage-theft agreements between Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, and Pixar (now owned by Disney) are described in court papers obtained by PandoDaily as “an overarching conspiracy” in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act, and at times it reads like something lifted straight out of the robber baron era that produced those laws. Today’s inequality crisis is America’s worst on record since statistics were first recorded a hundred years ago — the only comparison would be to the era of the railroad tycoons in the late 19th century.

http://pando.com/2014/01/23/the-techtopus-how-silicon-valleys-most-celebrated-ceos-conspired-to-drive-down-100000-tech-engineers-wages/
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"Sometimes, you gotta roll the hard six." -William Adama ""Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." -Some other crazy homeless criminal that reminds me how i gotta try harder..... "Genius demonstrates its autonomy not by ignoring all rules, but by deriving the rules from itself" -Kneller
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My story is incredibly sketchy and ridiculous and I basically was playing Calvinball long enough it was the only game I knew how to play lolz. 

My goal is the creation social entrepreneurship platform enabling the impoverished, disabled, or otherwise disenfranchised 'underclass' gain equity in society through teaching my skills in a kind of lean incubator/social enterprise. I live in the hood, have no income, and manage to barely scrape by without doing anything illegal or immoral. I live the same struggles, experience the same hardships, and am painted with the same stigma as the same folks I attempt to impact with my personal ministry in addition to the organization I am founding. 

Why? Because my psychological disorders prevented me from maintaining stable employment, regardless of my skills which used to have me in the higher echelon of the technology industry earning a substantial salary. Most of the people I meet out here on the streets are simply folks just as unique and strange as me - which is why I have been unable to obtain employment in the last three years after becoming a victim of state-on-citizen violence. 

My brainchild,  We Can Solve is a social entrepreneurship and advocacy platform that exists in less of a practical fashion as Linus Torvald's revolutionary operating system started out as talking shop on a minix usenet board where the unixbeards waged their epic nerd flamefests thirty years before everyone decided to use the greatest set of tools humanity ever possessed completely to revolutionize our entire species for better or worse depending on how we learn to cooperate and collaborate . Technology and social media has completely revolutionized the world that we live in, but many of the poor and disenfranchised do not have access to this new way of life. 

I am a complete failure and lunatic if you believe the overwhelming majority of folks I have known and interact with regularly - but I have this stupid naive cover photo that says you have to have a dream to make it come true. Dream with me guys?  
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