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Archived News for the Month of April 2005

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4-29: Another page gets a leg up to W3C standards with a conversion to true HTML 4.01 Transitional code. The Photo Album page in the Extra department gets the honors today. While you are there, take a gander at the mug that launched a thousand ships. I still don't know why they floated all that way over here just to shoot explody things at me.

4-28: The Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge page gets gussied up with no where to go. A background image has been added to the table listing all the files for download on that page. This is going on in the Editors and Utilities section of the Battle Cat's Litterbox.

4-27: The NRA archive for the month of October is now uploaded to the NRA Archives. The monthly archive consists of the 3 feature columns from the American Rifleman: The Armed Citizen, Standing Guard, and the Presidents Column. Enjoy.

4-26: Back again in the Hobbies department. A new High School Art item has been added to the Art Portfolio. Featured is a touching image of a young surfer waving good-bye. Most likely we will never see him again unless it is on a milk carton.

4-25: Team Crunchinator had another good week over in the Hobbies department, bumping the percentage point by 4 tenths of a percent and leap frogging over 122 competitors to put us at having crunched more units than 82.4759% of the users. You can help find the cure for diseases by joining folding@home and donating your computers spare CPU cycles.

4-22: I have cleaned up the code in the Boycott France page in the Extra department. After all these months, it is finally adhering to the W3C standards for HTML 4.01 Transitional. If done right it is nothing you will notice having had happen, but as long as you are there, why don't you boycott France a little.

4-21: Fans of the Marathon scenario Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge will be happy to hear that the EMR editors have been added to the Editors and Utilities section of the Battle Cat's Litterbox. If you know of any editors that I have missed, then I would be happy to hear about it.

4-20: "Indeed, the state of our NRA is rock-solid. I could not be more proud of what we've accomplished." These are the words of Kayne Robinson, read the full body of the text on the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department.

4-19: Barbara Simon, an IT professional at Bankers Life Insurance Company of New York wrote in to report an error she gets from a line of code in the JavaScript Popup Window tutorial over in the Web Building department. Barbara suggests a replacement line of code for folks experiencing the same problem. Check out the "Closing Windows" sub-tutorial, there is a link at the top of the page to it. Thanks Barbara!

4-18: Team Crunchinator had a good week last week, the results are in and looking good. Our grand score has increased by 188 points, we have bumped by 62 competitors and we are chugging away on a new percentage point of 82%. Not bad for a weeks work! Check out Team Crunchinator in the Hobbies department.

4-15: In a continuing effort to conform to W3C standards, I have revamped the code in the Resume department. It is nothing you can see, and no big deal anyway except to a nerd like me.

4-14: Charles Lechasseur's Marathon utility packed web site has reopened at a new URL so I think it is a good idea to add his link to the Battle Cat's Litterbox. Look down at the bottom in the Lh'owon Links section.

4-13: "Whether it's stopping the gun-ban crowd in its tracks, or pioneering the Right-To- Carry for peaceable Americans, or preserving places to shoot, or teaching millions of children about firearm safety, there is a word that doesn't exist in Marion Hammer's vocabulary-defeat." Read about Marion Hammer, the first female president of NRA in the Standing Guard feature of the NRA section in the Extra department.

4-12: A big, complex, time consuming change is live today over in the Battle Cat's Litterbox. It all started when famed Marathon utility-meister Charles Lechasseur contacted me about his missing in action web site. He assured me that the rumors of his site's demise were premature and gave me the new URL. In the process, I have discovered a few updated utilities on his page and this of course has trickled down through the rest of the site. Changed is the Tools page in the HAS section of the Anvil Tips department and the Infinity page in the Utilities and Editors section of the Battle Cat's Litterbox. Thanks and a tip of the cat hat to Charles Lechasseur!

4-11: The good news just keeps happening at Team Crunchinator. We've bumped up another 3/10ths of a percent, passed up 97 fellow number crunchers, crunched another 4 work units and increased our grand score by 248 points. Not bad for a weeks work on an old computer! We ain't a lying even a little, termites honor. Check the stats for yourself on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

4-8: As I said earlier, I've been pretty sick the last couple of weeks. My wife thinks I'm just a big baby with the flu but I think she is jealous because I'm the only man in history to survive the West Nile Virus using only Listerine and Tylenol. Anyway, I'm out of prearranged stuff and I just don't have the energy to put into the site. Sorry. You still have the Joke of the Weak.

4-7: I found a good EVIL image to put on the Marathon: EVIL page of the Editors and Utilities section of the Battle Cat's Litterbox. I had somehow neglected to do that before I went on to the TI files. The image is from an EVIL chapter screen and features the Devlins in all their horrible glory.

4-6: "Armed Citizen" is an article in the "American Rifleman" very similar to one of my favorite feature articles in "Guns & Ammo" called "Armed Response". These articles consist of short accounts describing the use of firearms by private citizens to protect lives and property. These are the stories that the mainstream media ignore because they are not so much interested in presenting the truth as much as they are interested in furthering their anti-gun agendas. Some very interesting reading here. It's going on in the NRA section of the Extra department.

4-5: Team Crunchinator in the Hobbies department leaped up over one half of a percent last week by increasing our grand score by 444 points. This is a fluke because processing the very large unit from the week before was completed last week and the week was extended by one day by the monthly rollover. It probably won't get better than this.

4-4: I missed a day or so, sorry for the lack of updates but I've been pretty sick. I've rolled the month over and I'm ready to give April a shot. I'm still pretty hammered so don't expect a lot in the next week. Check out the Joke of the Weak, a reader sent in a good one for you to enjoy.

No news on the weekends. The Joke of the Weak is updated every weekday. As usual, the Team Crunchinator page is updated every Monday. The NRA pages: President's Column, Standing Guard and Armed Citizen are updated each month.

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