Archive for December, 2004

Just got through bottling 47 beautiful 12 ouncers of India Pale Ale. The house smells like a bar in a bad part of town at about 2 AM, much to my wife's chagrin.Now, the hard part. The 2 week wait......Is it time yet?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/30/2004 10:10:00 PM | Feedback (0)
First, Bush didn't donate enough. Then he didn't donate quickly enough. Now, it's only half of what is supposed to be spent on his inauguration.Fine.But I don't want to hear another lefty bitch until they condemn Kerry for not donating every single last cent of the $15,000,000 he kept for himself from the election. Until then, piss off.We now return you to your regul.... wait, never mind. I used that the other day. Sorry. You can continue to piss off.Also Rolling With It™:Wizbang
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/30/2004 2:13:00 PM | Feedback (2)
I am a man on a mission. My mission is to build a kegerator system for my home brewing at a price so low I wouldn't be able to advertise it on the radio. Basically a kegerator is a fridge with taps to the keg(s) inside. Now, you can buy these things for $500, but that would not only take all the fun out of it, it would also take a lot of cash that I'm sure the Mrs. wouldn't allow me to use.The main parts are the kegs, the CO2 tank, various hoses, pressure gauge, tap, and fridge. You can get 5...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/30/2004 10:58:00 AM | Feedback (2)
Dunno what's up with Road Runner today but my bandwidth is practically gone. Sorry for any slowness you might experience. Think of it as exercise for your patience.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/30/2004 10:04:00 AM | Feedback (0)
I've got a live troll working it's way through this post! It's a prime example of a sick mind at work. "Minnie" claims I've never served in the Marine Corps and that I am a Bush worshiper / Rush ditto-head and that Bush had a sock in his flight suit, AWOL, coke head, etc... All that's missing is blaming Halliburton for the tsunami! My favorite part is the one where, since Bush cannot bring up documentation that he was never AWOL then he must be hiding it and therefor was AWOL! That folks is...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/29/2004 7:21:00 PM | Feedback (12)
The bubbling from the fermenter has subsided quite a bit. It's only been 5 days, but I went ahead and took a hydrometer reading and it was at 1.010 (estimating 1.011 for temp adjustments). I'm already below what an IPA is supposed to be for final gravity (1.012-1.016 SG) but then again it started off a little low at 1.044 (1.050-1.075 SG is the style limits). I think this is because I did not steep the grains long enough so I must have not got enough of the fermentable sugars out of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/29/2004 6:18:00 PM | Feedback (3)
As odd as it is, through the miracle of marriage, I am now related to Bob Eubanks. Yes, the Bob Eubanks of the Newlywed Game. He's my mother-in-law's cousin. I've never met him in person or otherwise, although during a relatively heavy drinking binge back in college I could have sworn he was under my bed selling plastic statues of Booker T. Washington (granted it could have just as easily been Gene Rayburn).Anyway, he has a book out, It's in the Book, Bob, which my mother-in-law has a signed...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/29/2004 10:22:00 AM | Feedback (10)
Well, the headache is mostly gone, but the pain in my neck stayed with me through the night. Regardless, yo estoy aquí and I have lots and lots to say.Unfortunately most of it has to do with the issues in gatewaying redirects through a portal, so I doubt most people want to hear it. I'll try to figure something else throughout the day.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/29/2004 8:54:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Stupid crick in my neck is giving me one hell of a headache. So, no blogging today at all. In fact, there will be so little blogging today I might even delete a post or two from yesterday.Enjoy your Tuesday.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/28/2004 11:02:00 AM | Feedback (1)
Check out the pictures associated with this Michael Moore storyPut a hat on the bottom picture and you'd have a hard time telling which is which.Hat tip Ace
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/27/2004 2:27:00 PM | Feedback (0)
From Q and O comes the next Moonbat Latch-On-For-Dear-Life point!This is it folks. Those who figured, after this election, we would be rid of George W. Bush might want to think again. They are wrong: a third term can be had. The XXII Amendment is quite clear on this. George W. Bush has only been elected to the Presidency once. His first term he was appointed, not elected. And, during his first term, he was not sitting during part of some other President's term of office. I hear aluminum...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/27/2004 12:37:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Buy me one of these!H/T Laurence Simon whose cats will realize the ultimate power this type of item welds!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/27/2004 10:50:00 AM | Feedback (0)
We now return you to your regularly skinned blog already in process.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/27/2004 10:34:00 AM | Feedback (2)
I got plastic buckets for Christmas, which is a good thing. The wife got some nice clothes and even a bit of jewelry. Our gift to each other was tickets to Billy Joel's Movin' Out play. The little one made off like a bandit.But some of the best parts were just being with my family. And shots like this. 
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/27/2004 9:42:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Vast Right Wing BreweryGranted I wouldn't be able to serve it to most of the other brewers at work as I'm waaay outnumbered in the political department, but the title is just so damn catchy!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/26/2004 9:45:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Own the Official Sharp as a Marble Typeface!Yes, that's right ladies and gentlemen, you too can have the one and only Sharp as a Marble True Type Font for your PC (I haven't the foggiest idea how to make this for a Mac. If you want to convert it, I'll be more than happy to host it).This is the font you see on the tape up top and on the post-it note below. The typeface is actually my handwriting with the small exception of, because it's lined up nice and neatly by the computer, it's almost...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/24/2004 1:31:00 PM | Feedback (4)
Well, I'm outside right boiling my very first batch of beer! It smells so yummy! I have a feeling though the Mrs. isn't going to enjoy it as much as I do, but that's why I'm brewing on the porch. Thankfully, the porch is covered and screened because (a) it's raining and (b) there are some guys who harvest honey right down the road today who moved a lot of their beehives. Apparently, homeless bees are very attracted to the scent of boiling grain & hops. These things are swarming outside the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/23/2004 2:59:00 PM | Feedback (5)
I was corrected on something several years ago by this guy and ever since then, when someone else makes the same mistake it's like fingernails on a chalkboard to me now.When you are not feeling well to your stomach you are NOT nauseous!!!!! You are nauseated!The word nauseous is akin to noxious - meaning "causing nausea" not "afflicted with nausea". From Dictionary.comUsage Note: Traditional critics have insisted that nauseous is properly used only to mean “causing nausea” and that it is...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/22/2004 1:37:00 PM | Feedback (4)
The 30qt Turkey Fryer Brew Kettle was supposed to take 9 business days to get here (what do you expect for free shipping?) It took 3 days. Santa must not have paid close attention to his naughty list.So I went to The Beer and Winemaker's Pantry today during lunch and picked up the rest of the equipment. 2 6.5 Gallon buckets, hydrometer, racking cane, siphon tube, stirring rod, caps, sanitizer, butterfly capper, bottle brush and a bottle cleaner. I also decided to pick up a Brewer's Best...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/22/2004 1:23:00 PM | Feedback (0)
This is just too good to pass up. In New York, a state John Kerry won, they couldn't even get his name spelled right on the electoral Certificate of VoteI'm thinking there was some sort of subliminal message there.Hat Tip Redstate.org
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/22/2004 9:37:00 AM | Feedback (0)
What follows is an actual, honest to God email sent to me the other day.From: XXXXXX<xxxx@xxxx.com>To: robb.allen@gmail.comDate: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 00:38:31 -0500Subject: concerned parenthey robb -  question, on sat night my 14 yo son went to the high school prom.  came home fell asleep after the "after party"at our house, and oxy clean granules were all over the couch and inside his shirt pocket.I thought something was fishy about this but didn't know who to go...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/22/2004 8:42:00 AM | Feedback (3)
Cranky has the scoop.Hat Tip The Blog Formerly Known as Hot Lesbo Star Wars Chick Pundit.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2004 3:26:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Gee-whiz folks, is it so hard to spot a fake photo? We got this crane in the water sequence passed around at work. It took me 10 seconds to see the last crane was a hoax (although it didn't stop me from sending the email around as a metaphor for our department).If you look you can see the quality of the last pictures are nowhere near the others. People are standing in the exact same place, and well, it's just easy to see the bad Photoshop job.If my word isn't enough, go look at...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2004 2:49:00 PM | Feedback (0)
I want to apologize to all my readers. I forgot to water the background image over the past few days. Sorry about any pine needles that may have fallen on your keyboard.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2004 1:06:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Someone at work put a box of candy their kid was selling on a table with a money pouch. It looked like a good deal so I dropped in a Milky Way and took a $5.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2004 11:18:00 AM | Feedback (0)
I've always wanted to be a cop. My dad has recently joined the police force and has worked with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as well as the DOT. I've always tried to hold a good view of police, but stories like this make me shudder. I admit, this isn't both sides of the story and I'm taking what this story says at face value. But it is sickening nonetheless.How long must we constantly bicker over the language of what makes a gun scary looking or too dangerous? If you hit someone...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2004 10:57:00 AM | Feedback (4)
Not only did he steal "Bestest Top 1000 Blog" from me, he writes funny shit.Update: Beats the hell out of me why that link was messed up. It's fixed now.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2004 10:35:00 AM | Feedback (0)
So the Mrs. tells me "Oh, don't get anything for my stocking this year" which, when ran through Altavista's Babelfish Woman to Man translator revealed the message "If my stocking isn't overflowing come Christmas morning I'm stomping your testicles into a fine paste!"Now, normally she's easy to buy for. Load up the sock with chocolate and caramel. However, this year since she's pregnant, sweets aren't appealing to her so I have to find an alternative. It's like 4 days until Christmas and I'm out...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2004 9:33:00 AM | Feedback (4)
Why do people recycle glass?Are we running out of sand or something?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/20/2004 3:12:00 PM | Feedback (8)
What did you think of the bloggers' role in the Dan Rather affair?I think they did a disservice to the debate because they made the debate about the documents and not about ass f***ing. There was another half to that story that had to do with inserting various cooking utensils where the sun doesn't shine (unless your Jessica Cutler, then there's usually plenty of sun shine available since it's out there for the whole world to see).H/T Powerline, who probably isn't going to appreciate...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/20/2004 2:08:00 PM | Feedback (1)
I wonder how many lefties thought about this before they jumped on the bandwagon? The key point:And isn't it odd the nation deemed evil and illegal for Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo and the Patriot Act is now held as the "safest" place on earth for fair trials by human rights lawyers.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/20/2004 11:13:00 AM | Feedback (0)
I have this silly idea for a Internet based drinking game. Although it's not 100% complete, it basically goes like this.You get 3 or more people. Like any drinking game, the more the better. Everyone gets 2 playing cards - One Red, one Black.Someone starts the game by coming up with some off the wall domain name like ihavethretesticles.com. Everyone else lays out a card (face down) to indicate if they think there is a site there or not (red indicates no, black yes). Someone checks, and if a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/19/2004 8:31:00 PM | Feedback (2)
Ladies & Gentlemen, it's time for the #39th Carnival of the Cats! I've got a ton of great cat photos and stories to share with you this week.To start the show off, I want to point out a collection of cat photographs that are absolutely beautiful. The title of the collection is called City Cats from Avatar Photo and are of alley cats. I guarantee you there are enough wonderful shots of these cats to keep you entertained for hours. Plus, he has a book of the pictures, Alley Cats...Urban...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/19/2004 6:48:00 PM | Feedback (9)
I hope you like the new Christmas skin. It is not a happy holiday theme, not a Kwanzaa compatible theme, there is nothing  Ramadhan-ding-dongy about it, nor is there anything related to dreidels, menorahs, or yarmulkes. It's for the celebration of Christ. As in Jesus. God. The Christian Religion. You know, that stuff so many people are trying to outlaw because it scares them.I think for next Halloween, instead of jumping out behind things and yelling boo! I'm just going to wear a cross...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/19/2004 1:33:00 PM | Feedback (4)
My wife was looking through the Best Buy circular in the Sunday paper. She asked me what a USB Drive was since she saw a whole bunch of them. I responded that it's a portable storage device and that I'd like one for my MP3's so I could take them to work but that I needed a 512M or greater and they were a little too pricey for me.She looks a little longer and says "Here's one for $29 that says it's 802.11 gigabytes (802.11g)"She didn't understand why I was laughing so hard.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/19/2004 1:23:00 PM | Feedback (0)
I just installed XP SP2. Pray for me. 
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/18/2004 1:09:00 PM | Feedback (9)
Dean (which I believe is German for "He Who Likes To Poke At Hornets' Nests) has a fairly involved discussion going on about Intelligent Design. I just wanted to throw in my 2 cents-It is a provable fact that Intelligent Design had absolutely nothing to do in the creation of this blog.Thank you.(Hat tip: The Ever Insulting Brain Fertilizer)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/17/2004 6:44:00 PM | Feedback (3)
Cahill: Kerry Camp Underestimated AdsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The campaign manager for Sen. John Kerry's failed presidential bid said Wednesday she regrets underestimating the impact of advertisements that featured John Kerry. Mary Beth Cahill, who spoke at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government with Ken Mehlman, President Bush's campaign manager, said the Massachusetts senator's campaign initially thought there would be "no reach" to the ads where John Kerry took a particular stand on any...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/17/2004 4:01:00 PM | Feedback (4)
If you are leaving the bathroom and another person is on their way in, this is not a good time to have an impromptu meeting as the employee on the way in is probably doing so because Mother Nature is calling, and the last thing you want to do is let Mother Nature drop to voice mail when she calls.Also, if the said in-bound employee is doing "the dance", take a hint and schedule the meeting at another time.No, I'm not bitter or anything. Why do you ask?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/17/2004 1:35:00 PM | Feedback (2)
I have never been a woman named Glenda dressed in tight, leopard-print leotards, regardless of the so called 'photographic evidence'.It is absolutely untrue and you should ignore any such rumors.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/17/2004 12:24:00 PM | Feedback (2)
Well, UML training actually. For you non-geeks out there, that's Unified Modeling Language which is basically a bunch of flow-chart looking things that visually describe an application and it's functionality.Lots of fun. Whee.Dunno if I'll be able to blog from the classroom. But I sure as hell will try.Update: Damn, that was boring. Already knew 97% of the info.Oh well.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/16/2004 8:53:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Just go look. I'm still laughing. Update: Come to think about it, Manpanties of Evil might just be a better name for this blog.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/15/2004 3:35:00 PM | Feedback (3)
Comment abuse. It's time to stop the cycle.Yeah, well, I've gained a good 30 links in less than 2 weeks. This would be good in the ecosystem 'cept that apparently EVERYONE ELSE has done the same so my ranking has basically gone nowhere.Posted by: Sharp as a Marble at December 15, 2004 11:17 AM Wow. That's fascinating.  Posted by: Nathan at December 15, 2004 11:21 AM
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/15/2004 3:18:00 PM | Feedback (4)
Instead of wasting your time reading this you could be doing something so much more life enriching.Sucks to be you.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/15/2004 1:37:00 PM | Feedback (1)
Today, SaaM is privileged to have a guest blogger who will be doing an audio blog as well. Ladies and Gentlemen (and Sean Gleeson too), please welcome "Jerry the Mime".Click Here for Audio of "Man Stuck In Box"
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/15/2004 10:57:00 AM | Feedback (3)
Is Scott Peterson eligible for the 2005 Dead Pool?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/14/2004 4:08:00 PM | Feedback (2)
Heroin.I mean, really. Have you ever seen an overweight heroin addict?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/14/2004 3:58:00 PM | Feedback (3)
Remember my little comment on how happy I was that Day by Day was back? Remember I made a little comment about Sam's breasts looked just as perky as ever?Now I see thisYou're welcome for the idea Chris ;)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/14/2004 10:45:00 AM | Feedback (1)
I'm really starting to get the feeling I need to boil my wort outside using gas and not on my stove. The brew master at work (this guy has 11 kegs in a deep freezer kept at 30°) says a turkey fryer is the way to go. So I found this one on Amazon. Any brewers out there have an opinion on this selection?I mean at $30 and free shipping, hell if it don't work for beer, it'd at least fry a good turkey!I'm also looking for at least 24 qt. ceramic stock pot / canning kettle if anyone knows a good...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/14/2004 10:30:00 AM | Feedback (0)
4 Cans Dinty Moore Beef Stew12" Hickory Farms Summer Sausage2 lb bag of Frito-Lay Pork RindsBottle of Chipotle TabascoTwin Pack Pringles (BBQ Flavor)Twin Pack Pringkes (Sour Cream & Chives)Reindeer Jerky"Propaganda for Dummies" BookFingernail ClippersBag of Family Sized Whoppers Malted Milk BallsA Hot cup of Fat and the head of Alfredo Garcia
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/13/2004 2:30:00 PM | Feedback (3)
Sharp as a Marble has discovered photographs of Pablo Paredes, the coward conscientious objector who has recently refused to serve duty in Iraq.Undated Photo of Pablo "Spineless" ParedesIf you see this man, feel free to kick the ever loving shit out of him as he is a disgrace to his country.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/13/2004 12:42:00 PM | Feedback (1)
Around this time of year I notice bloggers tend to update their graphics to reflect the season. So, in the Christmas Spirit, Sharp as a Marble has updated the coffee stain on the upper left to an eggnog stain.Merry Christmas.Update: I've also sprayed Sugar Plum scented Lysol as well. Let me know how that works out for you.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/13/2004 9:57:00 AM | Feedback (5)
I'm hosting next weeks Carnival of the Cats. I've not thought up a theme yet, but based on my current mood it's bound to be rather snarky. So send in your feline fur related posts to me (sorry, my contact form is broke and I'm too lazy to fix it. Send email to robb dot allen at gmail dot com).
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/13/2004 9:33:00 AM | Feedback (2)
According to the final tally, it looks like Gleeson was able to cheat his way unto victory. I would have been campaigning harder over the past few days, but I have been ill through a mysterious bout of food poisoning (please note however that reports of dioxin soup poisoning are incorrect. Apparently I had been overdosed on Flintstones Chewable Vitamins disguised as a pack of Skittles). However, Ohio is still in the process of recounts so we will have to wait. And before Sean decides to do a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/13/2004 8:50:00 AM | Feedback (3)
I've got a wedding to shoot today near Orlando, so my day is pretty much filled. This should be interesting to photograph because the bride's father, mother, and sister are the photographers I work for!I get to work with my brother in law too, since he does wedding videography and is taping this event.I've not had any wedding business in two months, so this is a welcome relief. The equipment has to get paid for somehow!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/11/2004 8:39:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Initial sonograms are good. The baby is 8 weeks old here in this sonogram capture. If you've never seen a live sonogram before, the captures aren't very revealing but the video feed is phenomenal. Our doctor has the kick ass GE 4D Ultrasound system so we did get to look at the baby that way, but at 8 weeks there's not a whole lot to see.Due date of July 18th, 2005. I gotta make a countdown-counter and put it somewhere on the side bar.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/10/2004 12:50:00 PM | Feedback (5)
Dear Mikey,Loved the new look on Leno. Now all you need is 10 years of Atkins and a full frontal lobotomy and you might be able to be mistaken for a human being again.Hugs and Kisses,SaaM
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/9/2004 1:23:00 PM | Feedback (4)
Well, time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future and that means the home brewing is coming up fast. I'm about ready to start getting a few items I'm going to need in preparation for this wondrous event, but the hardest thing is going to be determining what my first brew should be. So I need your help.First, my preferences. I like dark beer. The Warsteiner Dunkel I've got in the fridge is fabulous. I also like stouts like Guinness but I want to brew something palatable by most...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/9/2004 10:49:00 AM | Feedback (6)
Frank answers Kevin "Drummer Boy" Drum's stupid question 4) On a related note, which do you think is more important to the Bush administration in the short term: preservation of a stable oil supply from the Middle East or spreading freedom and liberty throughout the region? .... I say oil is more important to the Bush administration... or at least I hope it is. Ever try running your car on a democratic Middle East? Frank J. - Not just for breakfast anymore!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/9/2004 9:53:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Only with much less profanity.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/9/2004 8:24:00 AM | Feedback (0)
I'm writing this as a draft. I don't really plan on publishing it until after the Wizbang awards close but I wanted to get this out before hand so that I can assure myself that what I am about to write is how I truly feel. I may change my mind, but rest assured what you are reading has nothing to do with the outcome of any particular contest. Fuck it. Have at it world.At the time of my writing this, I am in a close race with Sean Gleeson for Best of the Top 1000-1750 blogs. And, up until today,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/8/2004 1:21:00 PM | Feedback (25)
I don't get it. I knew a lady when I worked at the Post Office who topped 400 lbs and was given a handicap parking permit because her weight made it hard for her to walk.Shouldn't people like that be given a big, red sticker that requires them to park a mile away and force them to get some frickin' exercise?And don't give me that 'thyroid' bullshit. I watched her down 2 bags of Doritos and a 6 pack of donut gems every break. Oh, and a Diet Coke.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/8/2004 11:09:00 AM | Feedback (4)
I don't get why my wife requires them on the bread. Spin & Tuck has worked since the invention of plastic baggies.Women....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/7/2004 10:06:00 PM | Feedback (5)
It looks like I'm not the only one experiencing the rollercoaster effect of The Truth Laid Bear's ecosystem. A few days ago, I dropped to 112 incoming links, but somehow managed to become a Large Mammal. Then, my links jumped up to 150, but I was a Maurading Marsupial again. Then Large Mammal, and now back to Marsupial. Hell, I barely even know what the #!&@% a marsupial is.Then there's traffic from Sitemeter. It's free for me and God bless them because running through log files sucks....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/7/2004 9:17:00 PM | Feedback (3)
The Blog That Shan't Be Recognized is feeling my hot breath on his heels! Current ranking is still #2 but at 17.6% to his 18.7%, it's close as hell.Now, I'm not one to 'Kos' the system and write code that would give me extra points. I want to win because my loyal readers feel my blog is better. All it takes is 2 seconds over at the other place to see this is true*. And it's so hard to blog about important, world events when something of this magnitude is hanging over my head. I can't sleep at...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/7/2004 3:10:00 PM | Feedback (0)
First day off of the DayQuil. I can do this. I told myself I can quit at any time. Sinus pressure is ok.I need a hug....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/7/2004 9:31:00 AM | Feedback (4)
If I was George Bush Sr., he'd be my Ross Perot. I see my chances of winning the Best of the Top 1000 - 1750 Blogs dwindling, thanks to his minions!By the way, have you voted today?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/6/2004 12:52:00 PM | Feedback (7)
I spent the majority of the morning hacking. What a great feeling. First, one of our customers had a problem with FTP. So I had to look through several hundred megs worth of log files to determine that the log files were hosed. Even though I gave up FTP responsibilities years ago, apparently I'm still the only one who knows anything about it.Then my boss couldn't remember the password she used for the Word documents that had our reviews in them. That was fun! When I figured out that she had...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/6/2004 11:45:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Just got this in from Al-Jazzera. Certain blogs who will not be named here are attempting to start a smear campaign against Sharp as a Marble due to my surprising popularity in the Battle For Winner of Next to Last Place. Well, those who have to resort to lies have no right to win such awards.Besides, the following transcript should show you who really deserves to win.Praise be to Allah who created the creation for his worship and commanded them to be just and permitted the wronged...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/5/2004 1:41:00 PM | Feedback (3)
It seems some other blog is afraid my up and coming ranking here is nipping at his heels. When you can't resist the power of the people's voices, scream CHEATER!I think it's absolutely preposterous to claim I'm sending good US jobs overseas to cheat. This is not true. All of my spambots are located in Wyoming and I have the IP's to prove it.Only desperate people resort to tactics like claiming cheating or slander. Sean Gleason is one of those people, and I have it on good word that he is in...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/5/2004 10:51:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Mmmm.. French Roast Coffee. Sitting here watching Georgia cram down a waffle and a bowl of pears. I've been up for a while since my cold doesn't allow me to sleep too well. But I'm not really complaining. The wife has the cold too plus the morning sickness, so in comparison I'm feeling well enough to run a marathon.Talked about names with her last night. We've got it narrowed down already, but it's still early in the game and we're bound to change our minds. Maybe. We had Georgia's name nailed...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/5/2004 8:32:00 AM | Feedback (2)
So I've noticed one hell of a spike in traffic over the past 2 days. I was thinking maybe that the massive amount of publicity was paying off from the Wizbang Best of The Next to Last Place Losers contest, but no.Turns out people are looking for stories regarding Debra Lafave and are running into my story from last July. I hear she's going to try the insanity plea. I think she just plead first degree stupidity and suck up her 30 years in prison that she deserves.I have to admit,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/3/2004 8:38:00 PM | Feedback (3)
I don't get it. My inbound links on TTLB Ecosystem have dropped faster than Richard Gere's pants at a hamster farm, yet somehow I'm now in the Large Mammaries section.112 inbound links. Not bad, but a bit shy of the 2715 I need to unseat Glenn.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/3/2004 3:52:00 PM | Feedback (6)
Vote Early - Vote Often!Remember, it's all about me. You can vote once a day!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/3/2004 2:32:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Farm Accident Digest. I had completely forgotten about him because I had such a hard time locating an RSS feed for his site. Thankfully Redsugar Muse (who if WizBang had a 'hottest red headed blogger' award, would get my vote) reminded me what a great blog it is.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/3/2004 12:16:00 PM | Feedback (0)
All three of you! Go here! Vote for me! Make me feel proud! Inflate my ego beyond what it already is!I didn't even know I had been nominated (Thanks EWG!) so, since I didn't blow my own horn it is perfectly ok for me to beg and grovel. So here we go!PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!Thank you.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/2/2004 7:44:00 PM | Feedback (6)
That being at home telecommuting that I'd have more time to blog. Seems like nothing breaks at work until I'm 45 minutes away sitting around in my skivvies sipping coffee.Had to work from home to take the Mrs. in for her first Dr's appointment for the new baby. Turns out, she really, really, really is pregnant (as if the 2 home tests and 2 weeks of all day morning sickness wasn't enough). We're scheduled for an ultrasound next Thursday. The doctor's office has one of the new, 4D sonogram...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/2/2004 2:47:00 PM | Feedback (4)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/1/2004 1:03:00 PM | Feedback (8)
Yay!And it looks like Sam's breasts are still just as perky as ever.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/1/2004 12:11:00 PM | Feedback (7)