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Archived News for the Month of January 2006

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1-31: How better to cap off January than with a mouthwatering plateful of conversion to HTML 4.01 Transitional? You want it, we got it. Today January 2002 never looked so good. Go see for yourself in the News Archives department.

1-30: Had a fair week at Folding@home last week. 17 work units were crunched by Team Crunchinator putting us ahead of 23 more users with a gain of approximately 1,688 points. Check it out, it's going on right now in the Hobbies department.

1-26: Have a laugh on the House of Wacks over in the Joke of the Weak department.

1-25: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for January: 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.

1-24: This is a red letter day for the ravenous fans of the conversion to HTML 4.01 Transitional. The page you've all been waiting for, February 2002, has been converted. You can view this landmark page in the News Archives department. Don't everybody rush over there at once, you will swamp the server. We can be adult about this. Those of you willing to wait can first visit the Joke of the Week.

1-23: Time once again for the Folding@home update. Termie is released from the dungeon and given 10 dollars and a cheap suit. Last week saw a score of 1,964 bringing Team Crunchinator over the 50,000 landmark with a total of 51,455 points earned thus far. In the process we trounced 52 users by crunching 10 very large work units. Way to go Team Crunchinator! This is all going on in the Hobbies department.

1-20: The Contemporary Art page in the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department is updated today. Read the wacked out letter to my niece in a pictorial font on custom designed stationary and see for yourself why she never answered me.

1-19: Have a laugh on the House of Wacks over in the Joke of the Weak department.

1-18: Sandra S. Froman is currently the President of the National Rifle Association. The official journal of the NRA is a magazine called the "American Rifleman". Ms. Froman has a column in this journal called "The President's Column". This web page is an exact transcript of this months column and is available from the NRA section of the Extra department.

1-17: Hey kids, it's that time again! Time to open up dad's wallet and snag a crisp new $5 bill out of it and mail it off to the House of Wacks in a rewards based show of approval for converting yet another damn page to HTML 4.01 Transitional in the News Archives department. Today it is December 2002 getting the honors.

1-16: Another mediocre week with Folding@home so Termie not only stays in the House of Wacks dungeon, he is reduced to half rations. At least we haven't been backsliding in the standings. We earned 1,611 points by crunching 17 work units. Team Crunchinator surpassed the returns of 33 users and was bumped by 2 tenths of a percent to having crunched more data than 92.8025% of the users. Not bad for a single machine against all those multiple computer teams eh? It's going down today in the Hobbies department.

1-13: The Extra department gets a little extra attention today, a new photograph goes up in the Photo Album. It is a picture of my favorite subject, me, at 55. I still got it and I still remember how to use it. I just don't know where I keep it these days.

1-12: It's a sad day when something Marathon has to be put away for good. I've been putting this off for a while but there are some links in the old Hastur's Workshop that have long ago died off. I've left them alone but because clicked on dead links generate 404 error reports I've decided to make the URL's text, thereby removing the links but preserving the information. Updated is Puddles and Busted3 in the Forge Tips section of the Battle Cat's Litterbox.

1-11: "'Armed militia protects its New Orleans neighborhood.' That Cox News Service headline early in the coverage of Hurricane Katrina tells a remarkable story of armed residents of a gritty New Orleans community who banded together to protect their property and their lives against roving gangs of criminal predators that were unchecked by any police presence." This and more on the Standing Guard page in the NRA section of the Extra department.

1-10: The HTML 4.01 Transitional conversion groupies may form a line to the left and please have your resume handy. August 2002 in the News Archives department has been converted and is now online.

1-9: A double screw up in the Folding@home project in the Hobbies department makes reporting last weeks news twice as worthless. For one the Folding@home server went down for maintenance and when it came back up it was so swamped with work unit requests that I could not get a work unit downloaded for 48 hours. Meanwhile I have somehow screwed up the information archiving last weeks results, making any calculations meaningless. Let's just chalk last week up to snafu's and get busy making next week better than ever. Meanwhile, Termie the Team Crunchinator senior exec and admin has been beaten and thrown into the House of Wacks dungeon. For his sake, next week WILL be better. Or else.

1-6: A new stupid High School Art graphic is up in the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department. You arty farties should especially appreciate the caption.

1-5: I finally found a new link to the International Nut O Pastry, a link in the Friends section of the Lynx page. That link broke over a year ago but I found it again on the hotline server in a news item. He can hide, but he can't hide very well. Heck, even my old login still works!

1-4: "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.

1-3: April 2002, the first conversion of the year of HTML 2 to HTML 4.01 Transitional is complete! Whoppie ding, eh? Sift through the gruesome dried bones of carnal folly in the labyrinthine catacombs of updates past in the News Archives.

1-2: Another year to squander. To tell you the truth, I never thought I'd make it past 1968! Now look at this, 2006, who woulda thunk? Back to business now with Folding@home. Team Crunchinator managed to squeak out 1,699 points despite Termie playing the computer game "Call of Duty" during the Christmas break. This gave us 33 work units completed and we still managed to beat out 48 competitors. Life is good to you when you kill WWII Nazis! Check out the results on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies 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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