7-31: The Related Humor section
of the Marathon department
is updated today. Freshly scrubbed to conform to HTML 4.01 Trasitional
standards are: Recipe For
a Good Pfhor, Gorbal
Daking Film, The
Duality Review, and Marathon's
Dirty Little Secret. Next week should finish off the Related Humor
section as far as validation goes. As always, if you find any broken
links during this huge conversion project please let me know.
7-30: A visitor to the Chili Pepper pages, K. Furey AKA Inferno-lips
(or as they are known by their significant other: "Infernal-lips"),
sent me a new anagram for H.A.B.A.N.E.R.O. to add to my Chili
Pepper Humor page in the Chili
Pepper section of the Hobbies department.
You are welcome to send me your stark, blinding habanero revelations
too. Don't be like this person who obviously waited until their
head exploded, send yours in right away. Look for the "Habanero
Anagrams" link at the top of the page. Oh... then click on
7-29: Be forewarned that the Related Humor section of the Marathon
department is in major flux this week and the first half of next
as page after page of it is dismantled and recreated out of it's
old frames into new individual pages. Today the main index page
for the Related Humor section
is live as well as four sub-pages: the subversive MaraMag
Article, the horror of the PC
Hell Hole, sucky Beta
Testing, and the infamous 10
Gal. Butt Plug.
7-28: Ahhhhh... the musical sound of 238 chins hitting the dusty
bar room floor. If I were Roy Rogers, the west would have been
won, my knuckles would have been sore and swollen and my hat wouldn't
have fallen off during the fracas. But these weren't Dirty Dan's
gun slingin' Bar-7 ranch hands, they were competitors in the SETI@home
standings and that 238 is the number of them that Team SETI has
advanced past in the last week of data crunching. Mosey on over
to the Team SETI page in the Hobbies department,
tip your 10 gallon hat, and say "Boy howdy" to this weeks
7-25: The House of Wacks has hit another milestone this week.
We have reached a quarter of a million visitors! I want to thank
each and every one of you for taking the time to stop by and visit
with us. For a personal web page, this has far exceeded my expectations
and it is a very gratifying and rewarding experience for me. The
movie script that read, "If you build it they will come" has
now evolved into "If you come I will build it". Your
emails participating in the activities are much valued. Again,
thank you all very much.
7-24: The Marathon HTML 4.01 Transitional validation juggernaut
rolls on, crushing obsolete code beneath it's 777 gigawatt antigravity
plates. Smashed into shape today is the Hell
Hole Contest page, the Weird
Science feature, the Skelping section
and the Origins page. For
a continuous update of what is new in the Marathon department,
keep checking the Battle Cat's
Litterbox for timely updates.
7-23: Junes NRA page articles hit the Archive newsstands. Included
in the months archives are the following monthly feature columns:
Armed Citizen, Standing Guard, and The President's Column. You
can jump straight to the Archives or
you can navigate to the NRA page
in the Extra department. The
Archives are available every day from the link at the bottom of
the NRA page. If you are a gun owner or a supporter of American
freedoms in general, you will find these articles fascinating reading.
7-22: More of the huge Marathon department is, re coded, standardized,
glamorized and validated to HTML 4.01 Transitional standards. The
pages put up today are Bastard
Child, D-Day, the
Battle Cat's World Tour, and the X-Crement
files. Enjoy, you Marathoners. It's all going down at the Battle
7-21: Team SETI got in a little more crunch time this week, processing
18 units of data. It really helps when I scale back on playing
those dang computer games. At least I have single handedly saved
the world from the Nazi world domination in Return to Castle Wolfenstein
not to mention preventing H.A.R.M. form extorting billions of dollars
and the continent Australia in No One Lives Forever. So it's not
like it was totally screwing off. A-Hrrrrrmmmm... Back to reality,
Team SETI smacked down 370 competitors while rising in the ranks
of SETI@home. Check it out on the Team
SETI page in the Hobbies department.
7-18: I quit eating my favorite salad dressing, Roquefort dressing.
I quit using Nivea, one of the few things to bring me relief from
a persistent rash. I have my eye on the other French products and
services to avoid. I am making a difference. My small voice is
added with millions of other small voices to produce a shout that
can be heard on the other side of the world. The American grassroots
boycott of France is having an effect, a profound effect on a French
economy that was already perched on the edge of an economic dumpster
like a starving rat. Read all about it on the Boycott
France! page in the Extra department.
7-17: The Largest section of the House of Wacks gets the HTML
4.01 Transitional validation treatment starting today. This is
going to be a long involved conversion process which extends to
removing the entire department from it's frames. Because the Marathon department
was built within frames the navigation system in it depends on
frames so until the validation process is complete you will be
experiencing some problems getting around in the Marathon department.
Please be patient. Converted today is the main page and the entire
Hell Hole series.
7-16: Americans won't be shut out of the political process. We
fought for that freedom two centuries ago. Generations of Americans
have given their lives for that liberty since then. If Americans
didn't have the right and the resolve to speak out against overreaching
politicians, we never would have rebelled against King George in
1776. And whether we have to go to the Supreme Court, the election
polls, or to protests in the street, the American people will not
be silenced. Not now. Not ever. Read the President's
Column in the NRA section
of the Extra Department.
7-15: It is the Site Map's turn
to step into the twenty-first century as it get's it's share of
the attention and is validated to HTML 4.01 Transitional. This
is a long involved process folks and like I told you early on,
this is going to be taking quite a while. I've yet to even start
upping the pages to the largest section of the House of Wacks,
the Marathon department. So put your feet up and better start nursing
7-14: 204. Say it, "Two hundred and four". That is the
population of a thriving Greek bronze age village, that is until
the tyrant Kypselos of Corinth rides through leaving them all to
drain their blood into the thirsty Mediterranean soil. In like
fashion, only without actually having to obliterate a village,
Team SETI sweeps through the population of SETI crunchers, leaving
204 competitors headless and Hades bound. Oh the carnage! Check
it out on the Team SETI page
in the Hobbies department.
7-11: No I'm not here to foist my incense laden elephant gods
and lime Slushys on you, that's just the date. But if you want,
you can give me money and I'll give you a lottery ticket. Your
chances of winning will be the same... statistically nonexistent.
Now I forgot what I was doing. OH! I remember now. Wait, I've got
an itch... ahhhhh. ::OK Gary stall for time stall for time:: ummm...
How about those Forty-Niners? OK this looks like about the right
size blurb for a news item: The Web
Building page is updated with a link to a site that will allow
you to create 3D text online for your web page.
7-10: The Resume department
is next in line for the HTML 4.01 validation process. Included
with the resume and cover letter is a zipped copy of them both
that you can download. If you have a PC I would appreciate someone
testing to see if you can successfully download, unzip and read
the contents of those two compressed files on a Windows platform.
That is understandably hard to test on a Mac.
7-9: "Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of
speech." How does this jive with so called Campaign Finance
Reform? Leave it to liberals to turn the Clinton Administration
outrageously and illegally accepting campaign contributions
from China into yet another attack on the basic freedoms
of Americans! Freedom of speech now means you can float a crucifix
in urine and display it as "art" but you can't speak
out about politics come election time! That is so twisted and contrary
to what was intended by the Founding Fathers it isn't funny, it
is downright frightening. Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Mao, Mussolini,
Saddam, and every other freedom hating tin plated dictator to empale
a head on a pike would have passed the same law. Read Standing
Guard in the NRA section
of the Extra department.
7-8: I should have done this when I added the Truly Odd Girl link
last Friday but I was pressed for time plus 2 other lies I'll leave
out because I'm not only too lazy to have combined the two updates,
I'm also too lazy to BS you about it. So with no further fanfare,
I present to you the re-coded and HTML 4.01 validated Lynx page.
Hey, if any of these links ever die, you WILL tell me about it
right? Don't be lazy like me.
7-7: Happy Bungie Day! YAAAAY! 7-7 is Bungie Day and amazingly
the CPU crunching time per unit this week is 7 hours and 7 minutes.
Coincidence or conspiracy?!?!? Coincidence... I think not! Regardless,
this leapfrogs us over 140 of our inferior asleep-at-the-wheel
competitors while still affording me an ample measure of computer
gaming, web authoring, Internet surfing, email correspondence and
other computer activities. For all the gory details of this weeks
SETI crunching, head over to the Team
SETI page in the Hobbies department
and get yourself calibrated.
7-4: I hope you are all having a patriotic Fourth of July today.
Remember safe and sane fireworks are for woosies, drag out the
unsafe and insane fireworks and singe every hair off your face!
But do it far away from me. I just want to read about it, not suffer
through it with you. Today our update is in honor of a truly odd
girl, a friend for years, this punkette has changed and relocated
her web site. Look for the Truly Odd Girl link in the Friends section
of the Lynx department. If you
are an Elf with a rope and a big burlap bag, I'll tell you where
she's hiding for 5 bucks and some green felt. Don't try to figure
that out folks, only a truly odd girl would get
7-3: The Chili Pepper pages
get their turn at HTML 4.01 validation. YES!! View the pages they don't
want you to see, read the recipes they don't want
you to know, enjoy the jokes they don't want you
to laugh at! Who are "they" you
ask? They are most likely your friends and
family who don't want you to keep offering that freakin lava sauce
to them all the time or to eat it in front of them with
your neck sweating and your nose running and your eyes watering.
Sorta can't blame them. Anyway it's going on in
the Hobbies department. Enjoy.
7-02: Dialing 9-1-1 does not bring instant police protection.
Even leaving the house and hiding in the garage may only be a temporary
solution to a problem that insists on happening to you, in this
case a burglar merrily plying his evil trade. The solution turned
out to be a pistol trained on the criminal by an armed citizen
until the police FINALLY arrived. Not the cops fault that it takes
time to respond to a call, but it certainly is to the credit of
the home owner and the Second Amendment of the United States
Constitution that she could defend her life and her property
while she waited for assistance from the authorities. Read about
hers and others heroics in the Armed
Citizen feature in the NRA section
of the Extra Department.
7-01: The beginning of the month starts off with a new and improved Joke
of the Weak department. It is mostly converted over to HTML
4.01 but there are some things about frames I can't figure out.
It seems that Dreamweaver wants to create them in such and such
a way but it turns around and complains about it's own work when
it validates itself. I did what I could and regardless of how
pure the HTML is, it still looks good and if I ever figure it
out I'll finish the conversion.