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Archived News for the Month of May 2007

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5-31: The Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary is updated today. Lots of good news from the garden, things are right on schedule and the plants are beautiful and thriving. Learn how you too can grow your own chilies in pots even if you live in an apartment! Visit the Chili Pepper page in the Hobbies department.

5-30: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for May: 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.

5-29: Hope you had a relaxing and meaningful Memorial Day yesterday, I sure did. Team Crunchinator weighs in today with a satisfactory result from the Folding@home project. Last week we earned 2,066 points by crunching 11 work units... All while saving Nethergate from the monster hordes and the Roman legions. Check it out over in the Hobbies department.

5-25: Not much going on today. Still, there are smiles to be had, head on over to the Joke of the Weak and have a laugh courtesy of the House of Wacks.

5-24: Look to the Hobbies department for an update today in the Chili Peppers section. The Chili Pepper Gardner's Diary is amended with the latest info on the 22 boiling hot chili pepper plants straining for the sun in the late spring gloom. Hopefully you will be inspired to try growing some chili plants in your own backyard. It's fairly easy and simple, and it is very rewarding. You don't have to grow the super hot chilies I grow, other tamer varieties of chilies will benefit from the same techniques that I present here.

5-23: "So thank you for allowing me to rise from the ranks to serve as your president. While I may be going home, rest assured that I will still be out there beside you, fighting to protect and defend freedom for the next generation." This good-bye is from Sandra Froman, the President of the NRA, stepping down after years of service. Read her entire missive on the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra Department.

5-22: Somehow a file in the HAS tutorials on the Tools page of the Anvil Tips section of the Battle Cat's Litterbox was misplaced. I found this after running a program to check the links on the House of Wacks. It's fixed now, so if you were trying to download the TexRay Workbench with no luck, that file is now available.

5-21: We had a little better results this week at Folding@home, although I'm not doing anything differently. we earned 2,281 points by crunching 12 work units. At this rate, next week we will be into a new percentage point. Check out Team Crunchinator's progress in the Hobbies Department.

5-18: I cleaned up the Lh'owon Links down at the bottom of the Battle Cat's Litterbox, removing dead links and adding a section dedicated to links to Marathon specific forums. If you see I missed a Marathon forum, send me an email with a link and I'll add it!

5-17: Check out the latest entries in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary, it includes PICTURES! Now you can see for yourself what I've been chipping my teeth about the last couple years. It's going down in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

5-16: "Write, e-mail and call your U.S. senators and members of Congress. Tell them to support the Tiahrt Amendment and defeat H.R. 1022." Get the gritty details on these issues on the Standing Guard page of the NRA section of the Extra department.

5-15: Take a moment to enjoy yourself and have a laugh at the Joke of the Weak courtesy of the House of Wacks.

5-14: Down 14 users while having crunched 1,899 points with 11 work units, Team Crunchinator in the Hobbies department muddles on in the folding@home project. I'd love to blame Termie for saving the world from the Nazi's by playing Call of Duty 2, but it was me saving the galaxy from the Covenant by playing Halo. I'll have to punish Termie anyway, I mean, otherwise I'd have to punish myself and I can't have THAT!

5-11: The Battle Cat's Litterbox is hopping today with an update to the Lh'owon Links section of the main page. New today is a link to the website for the cult classic "Los Disneys" by Jay Huddy. Visit Disneyland the way it was meant to be visited: armed to the teeth and braced for carnage!

5-10: The Hobbies department sees an update today in the Chili Peppers section. The Chili Pepper Gardeners Diary is full of good news today. Lots happening and the garden is right on schedule, this after having been planted a month earlier than last month. I was pretty sure I was too late to sow seed last year and this is proof of it.

5-9: "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.

5-8: My wife showed me an L.A. Times article from yesterday's edition. Though it is typically sloppy reporting, it reports some interesting things. The New Mexico State University is studying and growing chilies, and most importantly for me, it reports on the bhut jolokia chili from India. This is reportedly the world's hottest chili! I'm going to have to get me some seeds for next year. It's all going down today on the Chili Facts page in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department. Be there or be sane.

5-7: Whee doggies! The House of Wacks just went over 1 million visitors this week! Now these are genuine visitors, not simply hits. The difference is that visitors are tracked by their unique IP at the time of their visit and if they leave and come back within a half hour, it still counts as one visit. A "counter hit" on the other hand is simply a visitor landing on the home page incrementing a counter, a single visitor can increment the counter every time he crosses the home page. So this is a hard earned and gratefully accepted ONE MILLION VISITORS, and I'd like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to visit the House of Wacks!

5-4: This is a bit late in the week to report these results but I gleaned them from Tuesday instead of Monday so they are still fairly timely albeit late. Team Crunchinator over in the Hobbies department has earned 3,812 points by crunching 20 work units. Next week we just may go over into the next full percentage point to a 97% standing.

5-3: The quadruple whammy of the end of month rollover, vacation, month end backup, and monthly computer maintenance leaves us with only a Joke of the Weak for you folks. Enjoy!

5-2: This is a slightly screwy start to the month. I was on vacation toward the end of the month and missed the change of the month, but I have caught up and today April rolls into May. This will be the month that we will refuse to take prisoners. If you are late to the party you can view the last months news in the News Archives.

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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