11-30: And so we bid a fond farewell to November, we will miss you O Month of Plenty. I'm still eating leftovers every day, the best dang leftovers of the year. The Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary is updated to day with 2 weeks worth of material. Read as the season starts to come to a close in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.
11-29: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for November: 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.
11-28: February 2005 in the News Archives is added to the long list of pages in the House of Wacks that have been converted to HTML 4.01 Transitional. Take a peek under the dress of time and see what made us great during the dawn of the Internet.
11-27: Burp. Great Thanksgiving. Looking forward to all the leftovers this week. Turkey dinners warmed over, turkey soup, turkey sandwiches, turkey carcass picking, and so on. There was meager progress with Team Crunchinator in the Hobbies department despite very little gaming to slurp up compute cycles. We must be reaching that point where we just don't have the power to do more than hold our own against the noobies.
11-22: The President's Column is updated today in the NRA section of the Extra department. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving holiday. I know I will. I'll see you on the other side next Monday!
11-21: Because we are going to have a short week this week due to the Thanksgiving holidays, today is not about HTML conversions, it's about a fabulous version bump to the Thai-Talian hot sauce. Not long after posting the recipe I realized that this hot sauce tasted best on foods with oil in them like eggs, pizza and meats. This got me to thinking, why not bring the oil to the sauce instead of the other way around? I added a couple teaspoons of olive oil and the results knocked my socks off. This change is a keeper and I've updated the Thai-Talian hot sauce recipe on the Chile Pepper Recipes page in the Chile Pepper section of the Hobbies department. Enjoy!
11-20: While Termie's bones mend, the Folding@home project soars to new heights of crunchy goodness. We crunched 7 work units giving us an impressive 2,720 points and launching us over the heads of 15 fellow competitors! Not bad for a weeks work! It's all going down on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.
11-17: I finally looked up a chart of the approximate Scoville Units for various types of chile peppers and have presented them for you hot heads out there to gauge the fire in your gaping yaps as you scarf down bloody hot chilies. It's a handy chart to refer to if you believe you've just been murdered by a chile and want to help CSI out by pinning a note to yourself. Check it out on the Chile Pepper Facts page in the Chile Pepper section of the Hobbies department.
11-16: Another great week of pepper gardening is recorded for posterity in the Chili Pepper Gardner's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department. Get your hot on with the neighborhoods most avoided resident!
11-15: The Standing Guard page in the NRA section of the Extra department is updated today. Wayne LaPierre speaks out about the then upcoming elections. Check it out.
11-14: For those of you who have been sitting there on your tippy cheeks anxiously awaiting the next update to HTML 4.01 Transitional... today is your day! December 2005 is upgraded to high techness...er...atude and is available for your perusal in the News Archives.
11-13: Minimum progress last week with Folding@home. We earned 1,928 points by crunching 5 work units and besting 5 fellow competitors. At least it's progress. There are no bones left to break in Termie. There has to come a point where we make no progress and in fact regress as those ahead of us in the ratings upgrade their computers and gain new members into their team. Me, I'm basically a one man show with some fumble fingered helpers. Check it out on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.
11-10: A new page has been added to the Related Humor section of the Battle Cat's Litterbox. If you've ever had the hankerin' fer some down home Lh'owon Lutefisk then you'll want to mosey on over at top speed and read this recipe for the best damn Lh'owon Lutefisk you find this side of Tau Ceti.
11-9: The Chili Pepper Gardner's Diary is up dated today. A nice harvest and a long slow drying time for non-slitted Habañeros. More info in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.
11-8: I hope that lying sack of pig potty you voted for yesterday won! Congrats. Meanwhile, back to reality, the "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.
11-7: What could be better, not only can you go out today and vote your conscience, you can come back and view August 2005 in the News Archives. It's all bright and shiny, like your political future, only your political future was not converted to HTML 4.01 Transitional like August 2005. Well, unless that's the way you voted!
11-6: Looks like breaking most of Termie's bones worked great even though it was my fault for not checking to see if Folding@home was running or not, which it wasn't. Anyway, we had a much better week this week or I'd have had to squish him. He IS a termite after all. We earned a whopping 2,664 points by crunching 7 work units. This put us ahead of 19 more users. Not bad for a couple of old Macs, eh? It's going down on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.
11-3: I've updated a couple of the recipes on the Recipes page of the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department. Improved are the directions and ingredients of Chilies Torreados. If you liked the old recipe you will LOVE this new one, shared by a waiter at a great Mexican food restaurant. Also updated is the directions for roasting Thai Chilies, as time goes by I learn new techniques and want to share them with you. Also, if you've studied the hot sauce recipes, you will find some updated directions that make the process of making and bottling hot sauce more straight forward.
11-2: Like clockwork, the chili garden is harvest-harvest-spray-fertilize. This is the most abundant harvest in all my years of chili gardening. These are good HOT chilies too, the hottest I've grown. You can read all about this years effort on the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department. Hopefully this will inspire you to start your own highly productive container garden in your small backyard.
11-1: Welcome to November. This is a public service message for those unfortunate individuals who are unable to read a calendar, those of you who look good in a feather hat, are pleasingly plump, and have been invited to a big dinner... RUN!! THEY ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!!! For all the rest of us I'd like to say... RUN!! THEY ARE GETTING AWAY!!! All the old news is shoveled into the October 2006 page of the News Archives. Catch up on all the news that got away. Catsup on all the turkeys that didn't.