Archive for May, 2009

Hard as it is to believe from the other photos, this dog is actually quite active.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/30/2009 4:20:47 PM | Feedback (1)
Thanks to everyone who commented on subscriptions. I spent the past few hours working on the system, and now you can subscribe to a particular post and get notifications when comments are added. Still need to write the code to allow for notifications of updates, but it's almost time for bed. So, please do me a favor. Subscribe to this post and let me know if you get emails regarding updates. Let me know if it shows up in your spam folders (gmail is notorious for blocking stuff). Feel free to...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/29/2009 9:40:36 PM | Feedback (24)
My Recent Searches gadget on the side bar was having a negative affect, I think. When perverts would do some sort of search that, due to my nature of using 'loaded terms', would land on a totally unrelated post, my system would link that post with those search terms. The page would be crawled, and I think Google was starting to rank those results higher than necessary. It's like I was Google-bombing myself. I noticed today that there were some pretty illegal searches going on for underage...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/29/2009 3:46:24 PM | Feedback (4)
8th grader brings handgun to school Kim Cochran, a Foresthill resident whose daughter attends the elementary school in town, said she was surprised to hear of a gun on campus. “We moved from Antioch where you have kids who come to school with a gun and you have to watch out for that,” Cochran said. “We moved the kids here to be away from that. We’ve lived her a long time and when I heard about this I thought, ‘wow, not in my town. Things like that don’t happen.’” Apparently, the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/29/2009 12:38:21 PM | Feedback (3)
Dave Kopel's article is very important for people who wish to only visit places where guns are only in the hands of criminals and thugs.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/29/2009 12:28:10 PM | Feedback (1)
Equals weird…
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/29/2009 11:55:22 AM | Feedback (0)
It's not just for the anti's. If you can't defend your position, talking about it on the Interweb Tubes might not be a good idea.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/29/2009 8:55:49 AM | Feedback (2)
I don't think this dog is ever going to settle down and feel at home here Already, the cats have learned to deal with her. This is the first time I've seen all three animals in the same vicinity since we got Lizzie. Granted, Bueller is trying to kill her with his laser vision…
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/28/2009 8:43:39 PM | Feedback (4)
Smart guns cannot be used by anyone but the actual owner. Unless you're not the owner and you pull the trigger. Then all bets are off.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/28/2009 10:51:37 AM | Feedback (0)
Sailorcurt has a letter from a friend to the Governator Dear Governor Schwarznegger: When I read that you plan to shut police and fire stations and release tens of thousands of criminals onto the streets to balance the state's budget, I realized that you may be out of touch with how middle class folks manage when their expenses exceed their income. To mitigate the effects of this recession which has hit my family hard, we have reduced or eliminated all non-essential items from our...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/28/2009 10:31:54 AM | Feedback (2)
David Hardy reports from the ICU Hang in there buddy! We're all rooting for you. Update from the IRC Channel – Someone asked why he had an eye patch (7:19:58 PM) JayG: I hear the doc tried to cut him open, and he's so damned tough the scalpel broke and a piece hit him in the eye...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/27/2009 7:18:46 PM | Feedback (0)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/27/2009 2:56:55 PM | Feedback (4)
So, the other day I was carping about Haloscan's horrific email notification system and remembered that email notification was something that was lacking from Ansible and that 6 or 7 minutes of intense work would remedy that situation. Before I put my code into place, I wanted to ask you, my loyal and totally awesome readers, your opinions on my plans. Each email will have the same formatted subject line to facilitate organization [Sharp as a Marble] New comment on Title of Post Now, while...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/27/2009 1:40:19 PM | Feedback (12)
Cameron's house, from Ferris Bueller's  Day Off is for sale. Being that my two cats are named Bueller and Sloane, it's pretty much inevitable that I purchase it. Anyone have $2,300,000 they can spare? Hat Tip Traction Control, who probably could buy it.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/27/2009 7:10:19 AM | Feedback (8)
This won't end well
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/26/2009 2:03:48 PM | Feedback (4)
An actual phone call I just got off of Dealership: How can I help you? Robb: I need to bring in my GTI for the 10,000 mile checkup Dealership: Last name? Robb: Allen. A L L E N Dealership: First name? Robb: Robb. R O B B Dealership: Mark? Robb: …
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/26/2009 12:26:27 PM | Feedback (2)
Argument over missing gun leads to assault with telephone Daryl Stockwell and Harris then went into the house so Harris could call the police. This is when Audrey Stockwell hit Harris over the top of the head with a black telephone, the report said, causing a bruise and a large swollen bump on her head. I thought an object's intended design guaranteed it could only be used in a particular manner? Or maybe, intent really isn't transferrable.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/26/2009 10:40:05 AM | Feedback (2)
This story contains multiple layers of FAIL! First, a bunch of dudes are drinking and breaking shit. Cops arrive. Most guys just head inside but Idiot Numero Uno decides to pull a replica gun on the cops. That's Fail #1. Cops respond by not repeatedly ventilating the perp with their real guns. That's Fail #2. Third Tomas Cruz-Carrera is charged with carrying a concealed dangerous instrument, aggravated menacing and disorderly conduct. Points two and three are perfectly valid. Point one...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/26/2009 9:28:47 AM | Feedback (1)
With the OMG LOADED WEAPONS IN PARKS DRUNK REDNECKS SHOOTING IT OUT OVER THE LAST SCHLITZ!!!!! craze going on in all the newspapers over the continent, there are two things that I've noticed. One, the complete inability of the authors to discern the difference between peaceful, law abiding citizens and murderers (that's par for the course), and apparently, regardless of where the paper is located, the commenters simply ripping them to shreds. Even over at Alternet! I wonder what it's like to..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/26/2009 8:18:02 AM | Feedback (2)
Some gave all. Remember them today.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/25/2009 9:48:00 AM | Feedback (1)
Remind me again what the hell the term 'liberal' is supposed to mean? Frustrated liberals are asking why a Democratic-controlled Congress and White House can't manage to close the Guantanamo prison or keep new gun-rights laws from passing. Preventing rights apparently is the new liberal way.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/24/2009 1:26:46 PM | Feedback (11)
Welcome the newest member of the Sharp as a Marble Compound, Lizzie Lizzie is a rescue dog. Her previous owners were active military and couldn't take her with them. She's approximately a year and a half old and is a hound mix. A lady I work with works with Lost Angels Animal Rescue and had posted a description of her online at work. She sounded perfect for our family – not quite a puppy, but still young enough to be trained, didn't mind cats, loved kids, and housebroken. She's all of that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/24/2009 10:56:02 AM | Feedback (3)
David Hardy has bladder cancer. He is an invaluable asset to the fight for the Second Amendment. Please put him in your thoughts and prayers.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/23/2009 2:54:05 PM | Feedback (0)
Caleb did well, but didn't win. He did make it into the top 20 which is friggin' impressive. PDB's lips are safe.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/23/2009 10:46:39 AM | Feedback (0)
Before reading this article. You'll thank me when you slap your forehead in exasperation. Guy is at his kid's school. There is an altercation and a knife is pulled (apparently the No Gun forcefield doesn't work on knives). Guy takes his handgun out of the glove compartment and puts it on his seat. Situation diffused, but guy gets convicted of handling a gun on school property. Judge informs him that he should have pointed it at the knife wielder instead. That way, it was self defense. Logic..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2009 12:37:51 PM | Feedback (9)
Because I don't want to lessen my chances of winning. Wait… Damn…
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2009 9:39:41 AM | Feedback (2)
Not our boys on the front line, that's for sure.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2009 9:11:32 AM | Feedback (0)
In Gun-Free Chicago, at a memorial for a gangster thug choir boy who was shot, several people were… shot. The unpossibilities are endless here. It's illegal to shoot people without cause. It's illegal to have a gun in Chicago. Gangsters are prohibited from possessing firearms. Maybe if we made it harder for you and me to get guns, this wouldn't happen!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2009 8:37:31 AM | Feedback (1)
Your commenting system sucks. Not only is it slow, but the email notifications with some cryptic, 256 digit number  that give me no clue as to which post the response is coming from make no sense whatsoever. I can't boycott you as I don't use you, but please hire someone who knows what the hell they're doing next time, mmmkay? Quite Insincerely, Robb Allen
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2009 8:01:09 AM | Feedback (3)
For Thirdpower at Days of Our Trailers If you need design work, I'm always happy to remove cash from your wallet help!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2009 7:50:01 AM | Feedback (0)
Got this from Erick Erickson from Red State via Not one penny to the National Republican Senatorial Committee group on Facebook Yesterday, I ambled over to John Cornyn’s page on Facebook and wrote on his wall. I told him, very politely, that I was disappointed in the NRSC endorsement of Crist. At a time when Senator Cornyn says we can capitalize on the anxiety people have about spending and deficits, it undermines his goal by endorsing a man who supports the spending and deficits...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2009 7:31:43 AM | Feedback (3)
NEW BRITAIN -- Police have arrested a suspect in a New Britain home invasion who apparently fled the scene without his pants.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/21/2009 6:06:04 PM | Feedback (2)
Funniest thing I've seen today.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/21/2009 10:17:21 AM | Feedback (0)
Linoge has a bad experience with online shopping Uhm, how, exactly, am I supposed to know if an item is in stock or not if your webpage does not tell me? Do you honestly expect me to put in an order every day to see if it is in stock, or to call you every day to see if you have gotten your shipments in? Sorry, folks. In these days of ecommerce and instant information, I am going to take my money to someone who actually has a webpage that semi-accurately reflects their stock information,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/21/2009 8:53:44 AM | Feedback (9)
I'd make some sort of joke like Ahab is a Level 17 Gamer Fag with a +6 Magazine of Fear or some shit like that. But since I'm not up to speed on the lingo, I'll just say at least he's doing well.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/21/2009 8:08:41 AM | Feedback (3)
House votes to allow guns in national parks
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/20/2009 3:15:47 PM | Feedback (1)
Get it while it's still fresh!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/20/2009 2:19:39 PM | Feedback (0)
Caleb is shooting Bianchi today. Boy's more nervous than Obama without his teleprompter, but we wish him the best of luck.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/20/2009 9:53:24 AM | Feedback (0)
Custom Sig .22 thread protector
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/20/2009 7:48:33 AM | Feedback (0)
In this case, it was lethal Benally then demonstrated by putting his own 9mm Ruger, which he believed to be unloaded, to his head and firing it, Mitchell said. There's dumb, there's USDA Grade A dumb, and then there's lethally stupid. This guy gets marks in all three columns. If this doesn't win a Darwin award, then the Darwin awards aren't worth anything any more. Hat Tip Say Uncle, who knows the best way to check a firearm's condition is to point it at a hippie first.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/19/2009 1:10:27 PM | Feedback (4)
Stickwick Stapers has an acquaintance who would prefer you die rather than tell an inconvenient truth
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/19/2009 11:12:50 AM | Feedback (1)
I already gave Josh Sugar-mama a Sad Panda icon. I already know the VPC isn't much more than a cash hole for the Joyce Foundation. But listening to Howard Nemerov say it again, with more detail, is going to force me to pull a smile muscle.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/19/2009 9:35:08 AM | Feedback (1)
This is what they'd look like if designed by us gun nuts.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/19/2009 9:02:21 AM | Feedback (0)
Frank J. could make a funeral funny as it is, but here's a list of gun slogans that should get you chortling in no time (dead people not required). Some samples Because perps won’t waste themselves. The only FDA approved cure for stupidity. God made man, Samuel Colt made them awesome. Because diving for cover while swinging two swords doesn’t really work. Ever try to do a drive-by stabbing? Because sometimes people don’t listen. When this time it’s not a cry for help. ...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/18/2009 3:32:43 PM | Feedback (1)
I'm starting to realize that the Gunblogger's Conspiracy chat channel (#gunblogger_conspiracy on is a bad influence on me (1:58:26 PM) RobbAllen: If I had a holodeck, I'd never leave. (1:58:26 PM) RobbAllen: 'Cept on occasion to grab a mop
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/18/2009 2:07:18 PM | Feedback (1)
This one's for you, Josh my boy! “If you compare the pro-gun activity in the blogosphere versus the pro-gun-control activity, the scales have just tipped tremendously in their favor,” says Josh Sugarmann, founder of the Violence Policy Center in Washington, which advocates for more gun control in the US. “There’s much more engagement, more involvement, and they clearly have more free time than people on our side of the issue do.” You know what, Joshua? Not only do I not get paid to do...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/18/2009 9:28:50 AM | Feedback (11)
My DVD player has been on its way out for some time. Anytime it switched layers, there was the distinct chance of it completely losing its shit and jumping to some random chapter. It would also stop reading the DVD here and there and just freeze. So I bought a Sony Blu-Ray and Batman: The Dark Knight to test it with. The sound is even better than I could have imagined (although I now have to fiddle with the levels on all the speakers to even things out again). My TV is old and only supports...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/18/2009 8:49:25 AM | Feedback (1)
It's a rare thing, but every here and there a blogger I generally respect goes and does something that pisses me off so bad that I take the drastic measure of cutting them off my RSS feed and delinking them on the blogroll. Countertop has just crossed that line Stupid lucky bastard…
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/18/2009 8:26:36 AM | Feedback (0)
It's all the anti-gunners can rely on. Althouse might get misty eyed over a 'beautiful' anti-gun ad, but her commenters definitely are giving her much more to weep on.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/15/2009 3:27:45 PM | Feedback (4)
A Ruger walks into a bar {Punchline has been recalled}
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/15/2009 3:14:40 PM | Feedback (10)
Ruger's new product? A gas piston AR. A little underwhelmed, especially given we saw the bolt a few days ago and it was clear it wasn't a DI system. Look for the recall in 3…2…1… Maybe it's decent, I don't know. All I do know is that after firing the Para TTR, I wanted it with a passion. If I'm going to spend 2k on an AR, it would be that. But let's hope Ruger does well in this regard. It's a saturated field, to be sure.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/15/2009 1:25:06 PM | Feedback (5)
from the scourge of one legged librarians. The TSA – One of the biggest, most unfunny jokes ever played on the populace.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/15/2009 12:04:03 PM | Feedback (1)
The Second Amendment Blog Bash, that is. Click for updates. Wish I could have been there.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/15/2009 8:13:31 AM | Feedback (0)
If and when I ever have to confront a burglar with a shotgun, I'll be making use of the end where the lead exits A homeowner confronted a burglar this morning, smashing the intruder across the face with the butt end of a shotgun, St. Petersburg police said. There's a more effective way to use that tool The burglar, identified by police as Justin Masse, 22, at first fled, then turned around and started toward homeowner Michael Lowry, a U.S. Navy veteran, police said. That's when Lowry..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/15/2009 8:08:10 AM | Feedback (8)
Double Tapper has the latest IDF Women. And they're all fitness instructors!
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2009 6:00:30 PM | Feedback (0)
The Big Brown Truck Of Happiness showed up today with a package from Crimson Trace. Inside the packing peanuts and receipt was, lo and behold, a laser sight for my Kel-Tec P3AT.   Inside was everything I needed to help bad guys make informed decisions. Batteries, swabs, Allen wrenches, and of course the laser unit itself. The laser clips onto the forward portion of the trigger guard in two halves. Here you can see the innards of the light amplification through stimulated emissions of...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2009 5:58:24 PM | Feedback (4)
Uncle points us to a poll asking if you feel safer in a restaurant that allows guns or not. Seems like the bill has passed as it is, which is good, but the comments and general PSH from the Commercial Appeal is a sight to behold. First, 80% of the states allow for carrying a weapon into a place that serves alcohol. 80% of states do not have shootouts every 13 minutes from drunks pissed that they're out of Beer Nuts. The shootouts they claim will happen haven't happened anywhere else, period....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2009 11:18:23 AM | Feedback (6)
Phil at Random Nuclear Strikes Billiards chalk is 7/8 of an inch per side and even when hit with something as slow moving as a standard velocity 22LR out of a pistol, makes a bigger poof than Charles Nelson Riley.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2009 10:32:01 AM | Feedback (0)
Kevin celebrates his blog-birthday #6 today, which prompted me to go look at how long I've been slogging at this and I came to the realization that May 11th was my 5th year anniversary and I totally forgot. Hell, I didn't get myself a card or a gift or anything. I'm such a shmuck. The funny thing, when I think about it, is that I've been doing this for 5 years and have used 3 different blogging engines - .Text, SubText, and now Ansible. With SubText, I used several different versions. I've...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2009 9:11:12 AM | Feedback (5)
Billy Beck, via Say Uncle regarding Twitter and texting Because, like Billy once said, texting is like trying to start a fire by rubbing two lighters together. Seriously, if you need to get a hold of me and you're using your PHONE to send messages to my PHONE, I'd just as much prefer that you, you know… call me.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2009 8:46:51 AM | Feedback (9)
I have to admit, I was rather shocked at this statistic All Microsoft browsers combined are only 32%. I've not tried IE 8 yet because, being a web developer, it's not in my best interest to have a browser that only 3% of the population uses. Now, I don't know if parallel installations of IE can be done or not, generally you get one version and that's it (unlike Firefox, which you can run every version all at the same time). If there's a way to do that, I could install it, but until it gets...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/13/2009 8:15:13 PM | Feedback (4)
Two words – Kevin Baker. How he manages to actually write his "patented Überposts™©®" I will never understand. After the 10th paragraph, I get distracted by pocket lint. Read the whole thing (bring a cot and some refreshments. It'll take a while). Notice how Kevin lays down the facts. No snark, no ad hominem attacks, no appeals to emotion. Tons of links. Tons of citations. Everything you need to make your own conclusion, which Kevin requests that you do. I am not a gun rights...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/13/2009 6:49:48 PM | Feedback (5)
The will to fight back is what is important. For example, some thugs break into a house and the lady of the house beats them off… with a crock of chili. Doesn't that lady know that she should never do that because the criminals could take her chili away from her and possibly change her recipe? Hat tip Bitter Speaking of Bitter, this is part of the conversation we had in chat. (2:02:46 PM) Bitter Bitch: oh my goodness, that's so quotable! (2:02:54 PM) Me-Gmail: Blogged it already,...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/13/2009 2:01:28 PM | Feedback (10)
Via Roberta X and Kevin, We have the Internet Anagram Server! New blog titles to appear daily, I guess ;)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/12/2009 3:55:45 PM | Feedback (5)
Snapped this on my way out of work today. Had to park in a spot I don't normally, and this was waiting for me when I got there.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/11/2009 10:03:31 PM | Feedback (4)
Just walked up to the top of our parking garage to watch the world's most expensive bottle rocket get lit. 30 seconds of a massive fireball and smoke plume and I'm as giddy as a school girl. There are benefits to living in Florida. The sonic boom when these suckers land is one of them!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/11/2009 2:14:11 PM | Feedback (3)
If you take a picture of yourself naked, it will end up online. Period. Don't act so surprised when it does, mmkay?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/11/2009 11:20:34 AM | Feedback (5)
Poor Paul Helmke. He must be a very sad panda when even he has to crack jokes like this “Nobody listens to you anymore,” Helmke joked during a recent informal question-and-answer session at The News-Sentinel. “So I went to (Washington) D.C., where nobody listens to me anymore.” No Paul, the reason people don't listen to you any more is because your entire premise is based on lies and twisting statistics. I mean, let's examine this statement from the same article “All of our gun...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/11/2009 11:15:48 AM | Feedback (5)
Uncle needs help picking out a holster. Me? I love my C-T.A.C. for the Glock. Then again, it's the only holster I've ever owned for it.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/11/2009 10:33:38 AM | Feedback (1)
Now, I'm making this   Which turned out like this That bird is stuffed with garlic, lemon, and thyme and has been roasting over onion, carrot, and fennel for an hour. If I could transmit smell through this blog, you'd be licking the monitor right now, I guarantee you! Just waiting for the biscuits to finish up, then it's dinner time.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/10/2009 6:11:09 PM | Feedback (1)
Success! Just look at these babies. (With and without frosting)   Notes for next time. Cut back on the sugar for the filling, go nuts with the butter in the middle. Cinnamon level was perfect. The Mrs. loved 'em, so that's what counted the most.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/10/2009 9:15:32 AM | Feedback (1)
Making homemade cinnamon rolls for Mothers' Day breakfast. Takes a while to prep, so I'm making the dough tonight so I can get up bright and early tomorrow to assemble then bake the suckers. The wife absolutely HAS to hit the Strawberry Festival every year simply because this one place does cinnamon rolls like none you've ever tasted. Huge, sticky, cinnamon-y, and delicious. So, it is my quest to make cinnamon rolls at least as good as those guys. We'll see how this one goes. The recipe is...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/9/2009 7:28:50 PM | Feedback (1)
You can get yours here! (Hat tip, as well as vehicle, Phil of Random Nuclear Strikes)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/9/2009 4:48:56 PM | Feedback (1)
A while back, somebody posted a link to a comic strip that was very similar to the Far Side (albeit multi-paneled). I remember reading a few and thinking they were great, but I can't find that bookmark. Nor can I remember the blog I read it on. Anyone got any clue what I'm talking about? UPDATE! WOOHOO!!! Instant success. The comic is called Tundra Good stuff!
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/8/2009 3:52:14 PM | Feedback (9)
Get your Bredalucion gear here!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/7/2009 10:09:43 AM | Feedback (1)
Somewhere, there's a need. In this case, many rifle builders have spoken about a distinct lack of bolt carrier groups available to construct their wares. So, a local dealer decides to go into the business of making quality BCGs. Good luck Anvil Manufacturing! (Disclaimer – I've done work for Anvil Arms and know the owner and company pretty good)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/7/2009 9:59:26 AM | Feedback (5)
Can't seem to do it lately. College kid quite possibly saves 10 others from rape and death, and I have nothing to really go on about. Anti-gun writers and bloggers go on and on about how gun owners are nothing but murderers waiting for the chance to kill someone, and I can't even be bothered to remind them that using the same logic, they are child molesters that are barely restrained from sexually abusing children. There was even some Reasoned Discourse that broke out due to links I sent,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/7/2009 9:28:25 AM | Feedback (6)
Traction Control doesn't like Novocain. Deep Scaling - a dental cleaning procedure that uses ultrasound to remove tarter below the gum line is frequently offered with multiple visits (one per quadrant) and various pain killers being administered in the process. Imagine my surprise when my ‘Deep Scaler’ asked if I wanted the ‘pain killer’ shots. “Nope”, said I, “Do all four quadrants today and skip the pain killer stuff.” Same here. I'm not a masochist, but I find the pain from...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/7/2009 7:36:50 AM | Feedback (5)
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But does that equate to MAD SKILLZ behind the pistol? Caleb and I have been tossing around an idea for a Gunblogger Invitational Shootoff. Right now, the only thing that's nailed down is the idea that it would be cool to get the gun bloggers together for an actual shooting match. Outside of that, we're not sure of a time, place, or anything. Hell, the title is up for change. Location wise, Caleb is pushing for Indiana. There are several reasons. One, that means no travel for him. Two, he can...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/6/2009 8:08:26 AM | Feedback (10)
A heavier than lead baseball cap. Will they ban hats now?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/5/2009 1:40:16 PM | Feedback (4)
Dom DeLuis – Dead at 75
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/5/2009 1:01:44 PM | Feedback (0)
And eventually, you can create songs using nothing but YouTube clips. That's some creative stuff right there.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/5/2009 10:49:01 AM | Feedback (1)
Got a guy at work who claimed I look like the singer from some band called Static X. I'll be damned. There is a rather large similarity. Minus the crazy hair and all
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/5/2009 8:57:11 AM | Feedback (4)
Thanks for leaving a comment. If you'd like me to be able to respond directly back to you, leave a real email in the field marked 'email'. The only place that data goes is in the email notification I receive letting me know you commented. If you don't want me to be able to respond, don't fill anything out at all. Putting crap in the middle of the address does nothing to stop spam bots since they don't see 'em anyway. Just an FYI
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/4/2009 3:51:42 PM | Feedback (8)
Just add facts.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/4/2009 3:18:13 PM | Feedback (7)
Surprisingly, it's my new Kel-Tec P3AT. I got a chance to shoot it this weekend and all I can say is that if you force me to have to shoot you with this thing, it will piss me off so badly that I will beat you to death with my shoe. Holy crap on a cracker, Batman. I literally had to put my left thumb in the trigger guard to try to keep it from leaping out of my hands. I'm not sure a follow up shot is going to be feasible unless I aim for your toes first, then maybe, the second shot will part...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/4/2009 9:13:06 AM | Feedback (21)
Second to last! That's an improvement from last time. Granted, we only had 19 shooters, not the 30+ that normally seem to be there, so I was probably going up against the cream of the crop. However, it was an… interesting  experience to say the least.] First stage I simply smoke checked. In fact, I came in 5th for that stage alone. Something felt right when I shot. I didn't push my shots, took what felt like my time but was rather quick, nailed the steel with single shots, and...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/3/2009 7:31:58 PM | Feedback (9)
Brigid finds a piece of art for a song. Man, I'd love to have a side by side for sporting clays as nice as that one. And in the bargain bin? Why can't I ever luck out like that?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/2/2009 3:53:04 PM | Feedback (0)
So, Boomershoot appeared to be a big success this year. Looks like everyone had fun and there were plenty of 'splosions to entertain those of us who like things like that. I really would love to make it to one some year, however there are some pretty big hurdles I'd have to overcome. Outside of travel and lodging, my biggest thing is that Boomershoot appears to cater to the long range shooter, something I am most definitely not. I appreciate the dedication and skill it takes to bolt a firearm..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/1/2009 1:47:10 PM | Feedback (5)
Wrapping convoluted Insert commands into a transaction so you can roll back just in case you fat finger the values to insert = good. Not doing that and realizing that the '7' you put in rather than the required '58' over 85 rows and having to come up with an even more convoluted DELETE statement since you can't roll back the changes? Bad.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/1/2009 12:28:36 PM | Feedback (0)
It's a self diagnostics type page that lets you know if you have the swine flu and what to do about it if you are infected.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/1/2009 11:43:16 AM | Feedback (2)