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Archived News for the Month of February 2006

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2-28: May 2002 is up for conversion to HTML 4.01 Transitional and that was expediently done today with only a little thrashing, screaming and blood loss. Mostly mine. You can go see what was happening here way back in 2002 with a quick trip to the News Archives.

2-27: Either Team Crunchinator had a really good week last week or everybody else had a really bad one. We pounded out a whopping 2,376 points by crunching 9 massive work units bumping us ahead of 50 fellow data crunchers. So after the dust from all the pounding, crunching and bumping settles down, we look pretty good. You can review our progress and perhaps be inspired to join in yourself to the benefit of humanity over on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

2-24: Hearken back with me to the days of yesteryear, you are standing there on the hot sand and holding your hand to shade your eyes, you peer across the sandy beach to which you've just reached. Your first visit to the ocean, you first time away from home. Out of the ocean mist steps a wonderment, a monument to feminine pulchritude. Put yourself in those shoes for a moment as you visit the High School Art page in the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department.

2-23: has changed a link to the Forge Tutorial map "Missed Island" causing a series of 404 File Not Found errors on the Jason Harper tutorial pages in the Forge Tips section of the Battle Cat's Litterbox. I had the file on hand so rather than depend on someone else for the resource, I've decided to host it myself. Back in the day when I created the pages, I had a very limited online disk space to draw from and that is no longer the case today.

2-22: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for February: 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.

2-21: Today is HTML 4.01 Transitional Tuesday and even though the conversion FAILED with 10... count 'em... TEN errors, they are all from a single simple URL address in a link to a forum. Sometimes the W3C Markup Validation Service is absurdly silly, this is a case in point. A URL that is invalid HTML... oh teh noooooes! Anyway, now get this, the link is a dead link... so leaving it intact on the page is a act of sheer HTML REBELLION!! ::switch to stock footage of 5 seconds of sweaty men shouting and shaking swords in the air:: You can catch this drama and excitement on the March 2002 page in the News Archives.

2-20: Not a bad week for Termie and his Team Crunchinator Folding@home project in the Hobbies department. He managed to eke 1,926 points out of the week's work by crunching 8 huge work units and beating out 42 users. Way to go!

2-17: Go and have a laugh on the House of Wacks!

2-16: I found a broken link on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department. It didn't look like it was ever going to return so I deleted it, it was a link to the Fpd home page. I changed the link to the InCrease page on the site. Fpd is bundled with InCrease so it's not like I'm losing my mind.

2-15: "The stakes for NRA members — and all Americans — When it comes to who sits on the Supreme Court cannot be overstated." This from the President's Column, the article in the American Rifleman where the president of the NRA speaks out. Looks like freedom loving Americans won that fight Sandra! Read about the importance of it in the NRA section of the Extra department.

2-14: My favorite month, June, has been converted to HTML 4.01 Transitional, so all of you people who are both fans of HTML 4.01 conversions AND the month of June are in for a DOUBLE TREAT! Weeeeeeeee! Check it out in the News Archives department.

2-13: Team Crunchinator over in the Hobbies department is updated today with a weeks worth of progress. We managed to gain 1,647 points by crunching 22 work units and bypassing 20 users, putting us solidly into the 93 percentile range.

2-10: After these several months, I finally realized that the NRA navigation graphic on the NRA page had Kayne B. Robinson on it rather than the new president Sandra S. Froman. I have fixed that situation. Sorry about the confusion, and that's today's news in the Extra department.

2-9: I found and fixed a broken link at on the Web Building page. It was a link to an XML news site. It's marked with a NEW graphic, if you are interested in what is happening with XML, this is a good site to visit.

2-8: "The Internet reflects America's unique First Amendment, and it serves to protect our equally unique Second Amendment." Read all about it on the Standing Guard page in the NRA section of the Extra department.

2-7: The House of Wacks is proud to present to you another in an amazingly long drawn out string of releases of pages that have been converted to HTML 4.01 Transitional. Hopefully by the time we are done, it will all be needed to be converted to HTML 5.01 Transitional and I have something to do again for the next two years. Until then, gaze if you will in wonder and amazement at the July 2002 news in the News Archives department.

2-6: We had a good week last week for Team Crunchinator's Folding@home project. We crunched 35 work units for a total of 1,960 points! That's a lot! It put us ahead of 39 users and bumped us up into the 93 percentile group. Hot dang. On top of all that, we have broken through the top 3,000 competitors into the 2,000 range! It's a long slow climb to 1,000 but the truly important thing is that people are being helped due to our efforts. Suffering will be relieved, and that's a goal worth anyone's efforts! It's going down in the Hobbies department.

2-3: I fixed a link on the Battle Cat's Litterbox. It was directed towards a persons admin account rather than the intended photo gallery! I was checking links and saw it return a 302 error so I checked it out. Yikes! Looks like nobody messed with the gallery though.

2-1: Yow! Februrary already! Well... time marches on and January just got duck walked out the door into the News Archives. This is Feburary, get a grip and get with the times. You can go there to catch up on all the not so latest but still greatest news.

2-2: "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.

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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