6-30: I'm telling ya, turning off the SETI cruncher to play computer
games really takes a toll on our SETI results. We crunched only 16
units this week taking 7 hours and 40 minutes on the average to crunch
a unit. We only gave the Wedgie of Death to just 90 competitors this
week! The horror! Ah well, soon the fun will be over and SETI crunching
will go back to normal and the competitors will once again fall as
the wheat to the scythe of our CPU. Observe my mundane achievements
on the Team SETI page in the Hobbies department.
6-27: As reported on The O'Reilly Factor on FOX News 6-17-03, France
recently refused to isolate or impose sanctions on Hamas, a well
funded terrorist group who is responsible for the death of over 350
men, women and children over the last 3 years. YOU can
do something about it! You can boycott france, their politicians
will listen if you express your outrage in lack of dollars into the
French economy. Check out the details on the Boycott
France page in the Extra department.
6-26: Continuing on with the HTML 4.01 Transitional validation and
spiffing upping, I present unto you the revamped Art
Portfolio section of the Hobbies department.
The code was very nearly completely rewritten although the text that
accompanies the "sophisticated and elegant high-art couture-of-scribbling" is
the same old goofball verbal wedgie I give my stupid art. The Safari
popup window sizing problem has been fixed in this upgrade so there
is no excuse to avoid this site. Go there. Show some damn savoir-faire.
Come on go there, you don't want to hurt my feelings... You haven't
gone there yet have you? Do it. Now do it. GO!
NRA Archives are updated today with the articles from May.
You can go there to view all that months or any months offering
of the outstanding features: Armed Citizen, Standing Guard or the
President's Column. Click the link above or find a link to it on
the named pages. Enjoy. Also, I finally figured out why the new
Apple web browser "Safari" would not display my popup
windows correctly. So that is fixed in the Extra department.
Other Safari fixes will come as the pages are upgraded in the validation
6-24: The remainder of the Extra department
gets validated today. Look for upgrades on the Boycott
France page, the Hypercard page,
and the Photo Album. Lots
of hard work just for you... ok well, for me. But you benefit
6-23: The SETI page is updated today as usual. Ah, the rhythm of
life. Speaking of life, we crushed that out of 177 competitors last
week. It would have been more but I got some computer games for my
birthday and you can't crunch SETI data and get decent frame rates
in a game at the same time. If the line is busy ET, just phone again
later and if you get the answering machine, please leave a message,
I'm off killing NAZI's in "Medal of Honor: Spearhead" and
making the world save from the Soviet threat in "No One Lives
Forever". Team SETI's results are
posted in the Hobbies department.
6-20: Everybody say, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY!!". Thank you.
You may send your generous checks and lavish gifts to me C/O the
House of Wacks. Because it is my birthday I am not doing any updates.
You can't argue with the birthday boy, besides, I'm off playing with
my new birthday toys. The Joke
of the Weak is still updated though. Enjoy.
6-19: The NRA section of the Extra department
gets revamped and validated to HTML 4.01 specifications. There is
a new look to the pages as now most things do not print on the rough
gray background in large print anymore. Text is now sans serif and
in much a smaller font size on a light gray background in a bordered
table. Lots of bugs and misguided coding has been upgraded to new
bugs and even more advanced misguided thinking. Feel free to thumb
through the NRA section, feel the searing fire of the forge of Liberty.
6-18: Kane B. Robinson weighs in as the new president of the National
Rifle Association in this months edition of the President's Column.
What is not commonly known and is not mentioned in the article is
that Kane Robinson was handling much of the responsibilities of the
office of president during the last couple years of Charlton Heston's
time in office. Pay a visit to the President's
Column in the NRA section
of the Extra department and see
what Kane has up his sleeve for the coming years.
6-17: The validation and upgrade to the remaining pages in the Web
Building department is completed. Almost all the pages there
are W3C compliant. This was a lot of work! Now I'm going to have
to do this to the entire remaining web site. My aching neck, but
you know, ya gotta get ready for the future cause there is no stopping
it! I was not able to avoid some errors as I don't know any alternatives
to the techniques I'm using. Some errors were just caused by the
4.01 transitional now.
6-16: Arrrr! We've scuttled 222 black hearts who dared raise a cutlass
to us! yes, Team SETI takes the booty and runs this week as we sail
over the top of the halfway mark of 97 percent of the participants
crunching data for the SETI@Home project. We are in the downward
slide to 98 percent with a magical standing of 97.501 percent and
even though we completed only 17 units this week, we have an all
time low crunch average of 6 hours and 42 minutes per unit. Marvel
at it all on the SETI page in
the Hobbies department.
6-13: It's Friday the 13th so strap your hinney to a mojo talisman,
bite down on a black cat and throw the bones! Then after they take
you away to the rubber room you can have lots of time to visit the
Origami Boulder site. Look in the Humor section
of the Lynx department for cultural
sensitivity and more art than you can shake a rabbit's foot at. You
buy boulder dumb dumb. YOU NO ASK WHY!!
6-12: 5 more tutorial pages have been reworked in the Web
Building department with all new code, new technology, and
a new look. All the tutorials marked as new have been re-read and
corrected if any inaccuracies were found. The links were checked
to see if they were not dead or the material on them changed to
no longer represent what the tutorial was referring to. Much new
material was added to bring the tutorials up to date with my current
body of knowledge. These pages have been validated to conform with
HTML 4.0 standards and syntax, and to work with Netscape Navigator
4 and Internet Explorer 4 extensions.
6-11: The NRA section is updated
today in the Extra department.
On the Standing Guard page
Wayne LaPierre gives a final tribute to departing NRA President Charlton
Heston. I had no idea Charlton Heston was such a staunch defender
of American freedoms until I joined the NRA and learned about his
involvement in the civil rights movement, marching with Martin Luther
King before marching with Martin Luther king was
cool. He moved on to help defend the 2nd Amendment with the same
fierce determination. He is a true American hero.
6-10: There is some major work going on in the Web Building section
today and several days to follow. I am bringing the code on the tutorial
pages "up to code". HTML 4.0 code as a matter of fact.
Dreamweaver has a great HTML validator and I've been using it to
great advantage. Along with the code cleanup is a new look and corrections
to any errors in the text of the tutorials that I might find as I
recreate those pages afresh. This is a good thing, labor intensive
but good. Jump to the Web
Building department and have a look at the tutorials marked new.
5 of them were done today.
6-9: Two hundred and ninety two. That is the number of SETI@home
competitors that are wallowing in the mire of pathetic self pity
as they fall behind the stellar efforts of the brave men, women and
termites of Team SETI. I have changed the way one of the stats appears
today. Rather than display the average CPU time it takes to crunch
a unit of data over the last few years, it now displays the average
CPU time for the last week of data. This makes that statistic much
more relevant to the actual work being done for that week. View this
weeks stats on the SETI page over
in the Hobbies department.
6-6: A friend called and asked me if I would make a drawing for
an 88 year old cancer patient facing his last birthday. The subject
matter and text was given to me and I did the best I could under
the circumstances (lack of bankable talent) but they liked the results
and there is no way in heck I'm going to pass up the opportunity
to force it on you. So buckle up, bring a vomit bucket, and pay a
visit to the Contemporary
Art page of the Art Portfolio section
in the Hobbies department.
6-5: When was the last time you really boycotted France? I mean
boycotted hard enough to make your neck sweat and your eyes bulge
and your pants rip? Well it must have been recently because French
wine makers are asking their government to shut up! And that is the
entire point of this grassroots boycott. Inappropriate behavior modified
through appropriate behavior. Click on the new link in the resources
section of the Boycott France page
in the Extra department and read
all about it.
6-4: Whether you are a wheelchair bound crutch monkey, a goober
eating 10 yr old pokiemon spazeroid, a feeble old geezer with a nose
big enough to hang a tire swing from, or a militant butch waxed woman's
libber just itching' to smoke a male burglar with your 10 gauge magnum
loaded sabot slinging pistol gripped shotgun, having a firearm in
defense of your family and home is an American right spelled out
by the U.S. Constitution. Here are some stories of law abiding citizens
doing what comes naturally, protecting their own from the criminal
element and nature gone berserk. Check out the Armed
Citizen feature in the NRA section
of the Extra department.
6-3: 290 competing SETI crunchers feel the white hot fury of Team
SETI's 1Ghz CPU as they fall behind in the ratings! Begone I say
to them! You can catch the carnage on the SETI@Home page
in the Hobbies department.
6-2: Greetings! Welcome to the new House
of Wacks! As promised, today I deliver on the upgrade to the home
page. I would like to give a shout out to Macromedia for creating
Fireworks MX and Dreamweaver MX without which I could not have done
such a complex job. I would also like to thank my ever persevering
wife for her endless patience while I poured myself into the project.
My apologies to Forerunners.org for
abandoning them during this time.