Gary L. Simmons  rev 06/30/2005
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6-30: I realized today while looking for it, that the home page menu system did not list the NRA Archives. So, being the kind of guy I am, I added it. It just goes to show that if you give a man a CPU upgrade he becomes an animal. The Joke of the Weak is updated and fleshes out the typical House of Wacks double whammy of breathless and pants wetting updates. erm... YOUR pants.

6-29: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features: Armed Citizen, Standing Guard, and The President's Column. Each of these features are valuable, information packed columns that you will find extremely helpful and interesting even if you are not a firearms owner yourself. For one, it keeps you apprised of the relative honesty and the intentions of the politicos you vote for. For another, it shows you the value of owning your own firearm for protection, recreation, hobby, business, and because for now anyway... you can. The Archives are available any day of the month from the NRA page in the Extra department, look for the link down at the bottom of the table of contents.

6-28: I'm finally getting down to the last department to convert to HTML 4.01 Transitional. It's been a long road but I finally see an end to it. Today I have converted the home page of the Web Building department. It's about time that the department telling everybody how to do it... did it right, eh?

6-27: The bad news is that Team Crunchinator in the Hobbies department has fallen behind 9 teams in the last week. The good news is that I finally got my CPU upgrade installed and we are back to operating at full speed, which is over twice as fast as what we were doing for the last couple of weeks. Next week the scores should look a lot better.

6-24: Because of a local power failure in town yesterday, I was not able to put the time into the web site that I normally am able to. All I have today for you is the Joke of the Weak. Hope to have better for you next week.

6-23: Somehow when I originally went through the web site converting it to HTML 4.01 Transitional I completely missed the cover letter in the Resume section. Well today this got rectified. It wasn't even using CSS! To think, all this time it was just like Pilot in the SciFi series "Farscape" who was in horrible pain the whole time but didn't say anything to anybody and suffered terribly in stoic silence. Poor cover letter, poor brave cover letter!

6-22: "As president of NRA, I am most concerned about activist judges who push an anti-Second Amendment agenda that threatens to deprive us of our constitutional liberties." These are the words of the new NRA president Sandra S. Froman. Read the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department and see where this fledgling president is taking the NRA.

6-21: If you've been following this site you know that the House of Wacks has been suffering some computer problems lately. This down time has affected updating the site and Team Crunchinators efforts with the folding@home protein folding project. Because of our hardware and software problems we have fallen behind 22 teams that we had previously surpassed. Our CPU speed had dropped because our upgrade CPU fried along with the power supply. Never fear, a new CPU upgrade in on it's way. However, because of the increased number of teams, we have still shown a tenth of a percent improvement in the overall ranking of competitors. You can check it out over in the Hobbies department.

6-20: Happy Birthday to me! 57 years old today. In celebration, I'm not doing anything today on the web site except the Joke of the Weak. It's an old folks joke so it's appropriate to the occasion.

6-17: Boycott Watch dot com joins the list of boycott resources on the Boycott France page over in the Extra department. Boycott Watch helps tries to set the record straight on which products are actually French owned and which are only French sounding or have an office in France. You might want to check this out in case you find something there you are boycotting that you don't have to do without. Boycott France this weekend, not only is it fun and easy, it's something the whole family can participate in!

6-16: The old SETI page, even though no longer used, gets a spiffing up to comply with the W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional specifications. That was too much work for such an old abandoned page. Sometimes being so anal about this web authoring stuff just seems to be a waste of time. If it didn't make me such a chick magnet I wouldn't bother! Visit the folly of projects past in the Hobbies department.

6-15: I apologize for the 2 days of down time, my computer power supply went out and it fried my CPU while it was at it. I managed to get a replacement power supply from Apple and didn't find out about the CPU until I fired the computer back up. Fortunately I had the old CPU from the last upgrade on hand so I installed that and I'm back on the air. Today the Standing Guard section of the NRA page in the Extra department is updated.

6-10: Somehow I've aged another year in just under 2 weeks. Is there any way to reverse that? I'd give my weight in tupperware filled with Metamucil to be able to do that. Anyway, check out my accelerated foggieness in the Photo Album over in the Extra Department. Look for year 54.

6-9: I went to add the next batch of Marathon Editors and Utilities to the Battle Cat's Litterbox and after checking, I realized that there are no utilities that have been released for Red, Rubicon or Portal of Sigma. I went through the Utilities section and cleaned up any references to them in the link navigation bar. If you know of any utilities for these 3 games then let me know, I'd like to add them to the collection. In like manner, if you know of any utilities that I missed for the scenarios that I have listed or version updates of those utilities, then email me and I'll set things straight.

6-8: "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.

6-7: Hope you had a great Victory in Europe day yesterday. Hopefully soon the world will be celebrating Victory in the Middle East day as that troubled region finally flourishes and flowers under democracy. Today the Chili Pepper Recipes page is brought up to code and is now certified HTML 4.01 Transitional. Hope over there to the Hobbies department and romp around in the crunchy goodness of certified code.

6-6: We are having some system difficulties that may culminate in possibly suffering a missing day at the House of Wacks sometime next week. I'll try to hold off till the next weekend so the down time will not be noticeable. However, due to these difficulties, I am not able to run Folding@home during the night. You will see the poor results this brought me for last weeks number crunching and it will be worse next week. Poor Termie, our system administrator and folding@home team leader, is ripping his hair out. View our meager progress ot the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

6-3: Fresh from my bunny slaughtering joke... I got nothing. How do you follow that up? All I can do is put up a surfer graphic in the High School Art section of the Art Portfolio over in the Hobbies department and hide out for the weekend until the bunny activists including: the Bunnies for Open Borders, Socialist Society of Warrens for Peace and Carrots, Bunny Rights Extremist Lawyers Out For Your Wallet, and especially the Rodent Action Committee get bored and find another web site to picket. Maybe if they step in enough piano wire bunny snares and punji stake stake lined dead-drop rabbit traps and rodent beheaders they will loose interest.

6-2: Continuing on with polishing the web site, bringing it into full compliance with HTML 4.01 Transitional, the Chili Pepper Humor page in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department is updated to W3C standards. Eventually the entire web site will be shiny and spotless have little bunnies hopping about in the fresh green grass sending up clouds of colorful butterflies but it will still take a little more time and effort. Hopefully by then I'll have me a shotgun and a big pot for rabbit stew!

6-1: June rolls in on one of those slave pulled sleds that hauled the gigantic limestone blocks used to build the pyramids. Termie, who looks pretty studley in a loin cloth and sandals, is standing on top of the block with a whip in his hand and shout on his lips. The House of Wacks slaves just can't pull everything together fast enough for Termie who insists on perfection. The Pharaoh's chief Scribe, Termie Ank Termite, invites you to gaze upon the grandeur that is Junes's House of Wacks. And while you are here, check out the Joke of the Weak. ::Termie waves hand like a Jedi:: This is not the same gag as on May second.

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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