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Archived News for the Month of April 2006

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4-21: The next issue of the classic ezine MaraMag is up and ready for download. This is an excited issue, much like a kicked ant hill in print. It seems the Marathon 2 demo is out! OMG! Check it out! Check it out! Hehe boy those were the days. It's happening in the MaraMag section of the Battle Cat's Litterbox.

4-20: The Gardener's Diary has been updated in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department. It's a busy time in the life cycle of the seasonal garden. I've also added the Gardener's Diary to the drop down Hobby menu on the home page and to the list box on the Chili Pepper home page.

4-19: "We must never forget that it is the Second Amendment — our First Freedom — that keeps America free and secure." True that. Read Sandy Froman as she writes about the impact of judges on your basic American freedoms in the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department.

4-18: Hey, I just noticed this morning that the visitor count at the House of Wacks has gone over three quarters of a million. Not hits now, visitors with many multiple hits per visit. Thank you all for making us a place to visit. Be it Marathon, Chili Peppers or Web Building, I'm pleased you found a reason to visit. Today February 2003 was converted to HTML 4.01 Transitional and lays in wait for you in the News Archive.

4-17: Despite Termie battling the Strogg in Quake 4 Team Crunchinator managed to pull a decent week out of it's hat. We earned 1,850 points by crunching 8 work units and pulverising 19 fellow users. Stroggs they were I bet. Look for it in the Hobbies department.

4-14: MaraMag Friday continues with an update on the MaraMag page over in the Battle Cat's Litterbox. Today the July 1995 issue is ready for download.

4-13: December 2003 gets an HTML 4.01 Transitional face lift and a boost into the future of web browsing. Dwell in the past, check it out in the News Archives.

4-12: "The only thing that will stop criminals with or without guns is real enforcement - arrest, prosecution and mandatory jail time." I couldn't agree more. Wayne LaPierre, the Vice President of the NRA expounds on this in his monthly American Rifleman column, Standing Guard, reprinted here because it is important that EVERYBODY reads it. It's going down in the NRA section of the Extra department. Be there.

4-11: Because I have a backlog of Chili Pepper Diary entries I'm going to bump the normal HTML 4.01 conversion to Thursday. Head on over to the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department to see the great progress in pepper gardening that's been happening during the last week.

4-10: We had a skanky week last week at Team Crunchinator. It seems that Termie was playing through Quake 2 in anticipation of Quake 4 arriving in the mail soon. Compiling the lack of CPU cycles was the second computer was working on a 7 day work unit and we have no results from it for the week. Still we managed to garner 1,700 points and trounce 18 users by completing 6 work units. See it all over in the Hobbies department.

4-7: It's MaraMag Friday over at the Battle Cat's Litterbox. The MaraMag was one of the very first e-zines to appear on the web, and the first to include downloadable files. Venture with me back into those scary days of the new era of the World Wide Web by downloading and reading this Marathon Magazine. If you lived those days this is a heady blast of nostalgia, if you didn't, now is your opportunity so see what it was like and watch Marathon history unfold.

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 newspaper 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: August 2003 in the News Archives gets the HTML 4.01 Transitional shake down today. You can read all about the stupid stuff that happened back then on a modern acting web page.

4-4: I took the readings from Folding@home yesterday and wrote them down so that we are still on schedule. So, here is where we stood as of yesterday: we garnered 2,704 points by crunching 11 massive work units (whatever happened to those 30 work unit weeks?) and in the process ground our silicon heeled boots into the face of 46 competitors! Not bad at all. Check it out on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

4-3: Hokey Smokes. I hope you all survived April Fools day. This is of special concern to the House of Wacks considering our rather... er... "special" clientele. ::cough cough:: Moving right along, the House of Wacks is rolled over to a new month. You can read all of last month's or last year's news over in the News Archive.

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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