on the NRA page after Charlton Heston was replaced by Kayne Robinson
as President of the NRA. This is fixed as of today. Feel free to
admire my handiwork or delve deeper into the informative pages
you will find in the NRA section
of the Extra department.
5-27: Did I ever tell you about the big bank job I was in on back
in the eighties? I was young and reckless and a bit foolhardy in
those days with little sense and no regard for my own personal
safety or repercussions of such a life style. Yes, I was a computer
programmer. Read about this and other indiscretions and look at
a little picture I drew on the Contemporary
Art page in the Art Portfolio page
of the Hobbies department.
Or don't. You can don't.
5-26: The NRA archive for the month of May is now uploaded to
Archives. The monthly archive consists of the 3 feature columns
from the American Rifleman: The Armed Citizen, Standing Guard,
and the Presidents Column. Enjoy.
5-25: For all you Franco-phobic boycotters out there, I have updated
the Boycott France page
over in the Extra department.
There is no new material, you can still boycott them for all the
other idiotic stuff they have done in the past, rather this update
fixes the damage caused to the graphics on this page by the conversion
to HTML 4.01 Transitional standards.
5-24: Team SETI pops the party poppers, throws the streamers and
releases the helium balloons as the percentage of users we are
ahead of climbs another 3 thousandths of a percent. We owe this
tremendous amount of progress to the suppression of Hitler and
his Nazi gangsters in the new computer game, Call of Duty. Yes
I'm being sarcastic. If Termie would just stop playing the damn
game for one day maybe we could make some real progress.
Parachute into the Hobbies department
and fight your way to the Team SETI page
and see for yourself why Hell is cooling as we approach the 98%
SETI@home goal line.
5-21: The NRA Members Council offers webmasters a small piece
of HTML code to include on your web site, after which your site
will automatically have the latest firearms-related legislative
information posted. As they update the NRA Members' Council Legislative
Page, the information shown on your page automatically appears
to change. But, since your site is pulling the information from
their site, it is a seamless operation. Each time someone visits
your site, your web site accesses NRAMembersCouncils.com for the
latest information and displays it on YOUR page. Check it out on
the Special Events page
in the NRA section of the Extra department.
5-20: The Obed section
of the Battle Cat's Litterbox gets
an update today with Marathon
(on Windows) For Dummies. Joshua Bell weighs in on using the
Marathon files from the Mac Action Sack with Aleph One for Windows.
This is a pretty complete accounting of how to go about setting
up Aleph One but Joshua does not want to take much credit, in fact
he won't divulge his email address for questions. Just sacrifice
a poly to the polygon gods in his name, that will be reward enough
5-19: In Washington. D.C., it's not the guns but the ban on
guns that gives crooks the upper hand. Kayne Robinson, the
president of the National Rifle Association, give you the straight
poop on who suffers and who benefits from gun bans in the President's
Column in the NRA section
of the Extra department.
5-18: The last of the Art Portfolio sections,
the High School Art page
is cleaned up from the damage caused to it by the conversion to
HTML 4.01 Transitional standards. Criminy, even fixing thing breaks
things around here! It's all going down in the Hobbies department
today. Put on your finest snooty art critics duds and prepare to
be blown away by REAL art, not this Manet and Picasso crap you
5-17: Pedaling as hard as he can in between bouts of saving the
world from the Nazi scourge in the computer game "Call of
Duty", Termie has managed to raise the percentage of Team
SETI's standing by .001 percent! Incredible if you take into account
all the tank battles, the cleaning out of tenacious machine gun
nests, and the muddy filth caked trench warfare. Hey, it's starting
to sound like a South American election!! You can check out last
weeks results over on the Team SETI page
in the Hobbies department.
5-13: Today the Contemporary
Art page of the Art Portfolio section
of the Hobbies department
is cleaned up because of all the graphics windows there that
were broken when I changed the page to adhere to HTML 4.01 Transitional
standards. A couple of graphics had to be resized and most of
the windows had to be reconfigured. I don't get enough appreciation
5-12: As oppressive as the eight long years of the Clinton Administration's
war against firearm owners' rights were, they will pale in comparison
to what Massachusetts Senator John Kerry has in store for us -
if he evicts President Bush from the White House in November. Read
the gruesome details in the Standing
Guard feature at the NRA page
in the Extra department.
5-11: The Battle Cat's Litterbox is
rocking and rolling and all shook up with news straight from the
twisted and churning fault lines of Earthquake Software. I have
added a link to Tim Vogel's Marathon intensive Earthquake Software
web site down in the links section of the Litterbox. Tim promises "Great
textures, sounds and other stuff for Aleph One!". Check it
out. Keep him honest.
5-10: Team SETI managed to
pull off a 2 thousandths of a percent gain in the brutal blood
slinging carnage fest that is the SETI@home competition. Pour a
pot of coffee over your head so you can stay awake and slosh on
over to the Hobbies department
and see for yourself how 4 idiots can turn the mundane into something
5-7: There is a new gaming website out there, a place called GamesTalks.com.
It advertises itself as a gaming community, gaming directory, online
Flash gaming and more such as forums and chat for gamers. Registration
is free. We traded links, look for The Battle Cat's Marathon Page
in their marathon section. You can find the link to GamesTalks
in the Games section of the Lynx page.
Check them out, it looks like a fun new online community site for
gamers to hang out at.
5-6: When criminals caught in the act are confronted by armed
citizens, things do not go as well as they had planned. Whether
they are breaking into a house or robbing a store, Plan B usually
consists of seeking medical attention or thinking up a quick lie
to tell Saint Peter. Read for yourself why it is important to have
responsible armed citizens protecting their lives, loved ones and
property with a firearm on the Armed
Citizen page in the NRA section
of the Extra department. By the
time police could have arrived, the damage would already have been
done and the perpetrators would have long since escaped justice.
5-5: Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today is the traditional day steeped
in tradition where where all of Mexico traditionally remembers
those of them who went before them and celebrates their forefathers
beer drinking with... MORE beer drinking. I'm pretty sure this
is what happened, Pancho Villa (or someone) kicked that guy in
the bee costume (or someone) out of Machu Picchu (or somewhere)
then got drunk. Anyway who cares, that doesn't matter, what matters
is that you go out and buy yourself a case of Cervesa and drink
yourself blind. Remember to limit your driver to only a six pack.
You youngsters have it easy these days, many of the people in your
parents time died from swallowing pop tops!
5-4: You may have noticed that the House of Wacks was no longer
available at the end of last month. I apologize for that. It is
all a matter of bandwidth. Earthlink, my internet provider, allows
my account to use up to 1 Gigabyte of bandwidth each month. When
more than 1 Gigabytes of graphics and HTML etc. have been downloaded
by my visitors Earthlink pulls the plug on my site. The only way
around that is to get an upgraded account but I am going to wait
until Earthlink DSL is available here before making that change
as the very act of switching to DSL will change the addresses you
link to me here, as would upgrading my account, so rather than
do that to you TWICE, I'll just wait until it is a one time FUBAR.
Till then, please pardon my blackouts.
5-3: Thanks to Termie playing No One Lives Forever 2 on the computer
this week, the Hobbies department
reports that Team SETI has fallen
behind 75 competitors but we have still gained .002% in the standing.
Sounds screwy but you need to take into consideration that we are
automatically ahead of all the new people that join the largest
distributed computing project in history. I can guaran-damn-tee
you they didn't have anything even approaching this in 1642. Their
computers had quill pens and parchment and they often took time
away from a project in order to skewer one another with rapiers.