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Archived News for the Month of September 2005

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9-30: I scanned another old High School Art drawing today. It's over in the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department. This drawing shines a light on my deep religious convictions during my High School years.

9-29: Good news bad news for Marathon map makers today. The bad news is that Even Stevens Floating Poly tutorial website went teats up a while back. The good news is that I have not only recreated it, I recreated it in HTML 4.01 Transitional so you will not hear that BS about me converting it later. This is a pretty faithful recreation however there may be some slight visual differences but the text and graphics of the tutorial is letter for letter the exact same. You can find the Floating Polys Tutorial in the Forge Tips section of the Battle Cat's Litterbox.

9-28: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for September: 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.

9-27: November 2000 was a month to remember! Of course if you don't remember it you will have to go back and review it. No really, get your shiny fat butt over to the House of Wacks Archives and start memorizing. November will be on the quiz. I'm not converting all this junk to HTML 4.01 Transitional for my health you know.

9-26: Another butt kicking week down at the number crunching farm. Termie, now with huge forearms from milking the system for all it's worth, has some great numbers he has harvested. 2,676 points were earned this week by shucking 10 work units, several of which were 600 points apiece! They are starting to hand us the big ones now that we have the farm machinery to handle it. We gained about .8 of a percent point in the standings because we plowed under 297 competitors last week! Y'all come see us in the Team Crunchinator barnyard in the back 40 acres of the Hobbies department.

9-23: Nuttin' for today except for a Joke of the Weak. My prep time for the web site for Friday gave way to an exclusive showing of the King Tut exhibition. I win, you lose!

9-22: Thought you were going to get away with not having to endure another News Archive page upgraded to HTML 4.01 Transitional didn't you? HA! Not on my watch! May 2000 gets the honors today.

9-21: "As these endowments grow, we can expand our programs to reach more individuals and communities, passing our values to the next generation and enabling them to carry on freedom's torch for our children and grandchildren." Sandra Froman is talking about the NRA Foundation. Check it out on the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department.

9-20: I have something for the Marathon fans today. It's a wacky little Marathon animation by Zott Mob called Maramoskau. I'm not going to try to describe it, lets just say I hope you have most of a bottle of Vodka in you when you watch it. Look down towards the bottom of the page in the Lh'owon Links section of the page.

9-19: Criminy. Monday already? When will it END?! Wait, that wouldn't be a good thing would it? ::sigh:: OK then, back to the grind. I have a Team Crunchinator update for you over in the Hobbies department. Still making great progress, it seems almost every week has bumped us up a percentage point plus last week saw us gobble up 184 competitors and Folding@home seems to be getting wise to the hard corps machine we are using. The small work units we have been crunching have been replaced by work units that would take all week for the other machine we were using to crunch. For instance, rather than the 50 point work units of old, now we are being sent 600 point work units. Bring it on, we can handle it!

9-16: OK enough with the poopse woopsies, HTML upgrades, NRA and Folding@home updates. Lets get stupid! I have another High School pencil drawing for you to look at and dismiss offhandedly. Go to the High School Art page in the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department and look for the "New" spinner. Enjoy one of life's little "moments".

9-15: I know you have been sitting there on your tippy cheeks waiting for another News Archive page to get converted to HTML 4.01 Transitional. Rejoice! June 2000 is not updated and uploaded and a couple of other up words to boot. Run see how technology is your friend!

9-14: "Right now, as you read this column, dozens of nations are at work—hand in hand with dictatorships and terrorist states—to snuff out freedom around the globe and dismantle our bill of Rights here in America." This and more in the Standing Guard column in the NRA section of the Extra department!

9-13: Is my wife really the only one who reads this? Gosh I guess I safe then to say "I love you my poopsie woopsie snuggle bunny boogy woogums". Nope, don't have to worry bout my friends seeing that. Anyway, something else I don't have to worry about anybody seeing, I've upgraded the July 2000 page of the News Archives to HTML 4.01 Transitional.

9-12: More major progress in the folding@home project. We have bumped ourselves into the top 13 percent range of users! We earned 1,797 points last week crunching 11 huge work units, one of which would have kept the old G4 busy most of the week, several times over. In the process we trounced 243 competing teams! Holy cow. Check on our progress and read up on the folding@home project on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department. You too can help your fellow man by joining this scientific effort to understand the cause of disease and suffering from proteins folding improperly. Do your part!

9-9: The Web Building page is updated today, the first in over a month. I found some good CSS1 and CSS2 documentation for those beginners brave enough to venture into those waters. If you are a web builder or just a plain old fat, fly-fed spider head on over there and see what's up.

9-8: December 2000 over in the News Archives gets gussied up for the 21st century today. A little botox, a butt tuck and a complete code update brings it into compliance with HTML 4.01 Transitional. Go there now and sift through the gruesome dried bones of carnal folly in the labyrinthine catacombs of updates past!

9-7: "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.

9-6: Lots of good news coming out of the folding@home project. Termie is proud to report that 14 various sized work units were finished last week resulting in a net gain of 1,798 points. 309 competing folding teams were swept aside as these 2 blazing 2.7Ghz CPU's tore through them. I'm thinking of getting a cow catcher attached to the front of this new computer! Termette helped too, she picked some cat hairs out of the air grid on the front of the G5. I think she is going to knit a sweater for Termie out of them. You can view the computational carnage on the Team Crunchinator page over in the Hobbies department.

9-2: I've got terrible news for you fans of the NRA Archive conversions. I finished them all. To those ladies that sent me their underwear, please don't make me send your underwear back. I'll make you a deal, I'll start converting all the News Archives! I started today with the August 2000 archive, converting it to official HTML 4.01 Transitional. ENJOY!

9-1: "Hey", you say, where the heck did all the news go? Well, this stupid super kid who looks like Billy Mumy has been hanging out around here. He has this thing about happy thoughts and apparently some of the August news dealt with severed limbs, split skulls, brain splatters and mass murder. He turned Termie into a jack-in-the-box and sent the August news to the cornfield. But all ended well, I had nothing but happy thoughts in my mind as I loaded up a depleted uranium sabot slug into my 10 gauge magnum shotgun and put a hole in his face you could fly the space shuttle through. However now we are going to have to start the news all over fresh, starting from September 1st. You can visit the cornfield anytime you like and still make it home in time for flapjacks and molasses by clicking on this News Archives link or the one on the Home page

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. To catch up on news past visit, the News Archives.

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