Archive for August, 2004

Hudson again. He's definitely more photogenic than Bueller who runs when he sees the camera. Hudson has also lost quite a bit of weight since Betty has joined our household. This is a good thing 'cuz Hudson's nickname used to be "fat boy".Click on the images for larger views.  I need to take some of Bueller for the Carnival of the Cats I will be hosting in a few weeks.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/31/2004 9:34:00 PM | Feedback (0)
I realize most of my 3 or 4 readers already read The Puppy Blender but this was too important to pass up.It seems like the Swifties are the darlings of the Right because they slam Kerry's service, but it seems this tactic is backfiring. Watch this ad and see why the 527's need to be stopped.{And not that he needs it, but here's Glenn's frickin' trackback}
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/31/2004 11:44:00 AM | Feedback (3)
Went to my friend's husbands wake last night. I don't think there's anything more depressing than watching a mother have to bury her child. It made me appreciate my family even more than I already did.I plan on making everyone's life absolutely miserable from here on out. That way, when my funeral comes it will be more relief and happiness than such sorrow.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/31/2004 11:40:00 AM | Feedback (2)
10. Tivo the entire Facts of Life series and count the number of times Natalie sneaks off stage for a twinkie break (double checking for accuracy!)9. Take a ball peen hammer to my incisors and upper bicuspids8. Prank phone call Jeff G. repeatedly. Ask him if "everything's kosher", cackle loudly, then hang up.7. Rewrite the entire Patriot Act in ig-pay atin-lay.6.  Volunteer for Mall Security duty. Show up in full fatigues and ask when do I get to pepper spray some...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2004 1:50:00 PM | Feedback (4)
I've got 4 Gmail invites to give away. I remember when people were auctioning these things off of eBay and now I can't give 'em away!So if you want one, use my contact form up top and let me know. First come, first serve.Apparently, I'm not the only one with more invites than friends. UPDATE!!! All invites have been given away at this time.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2004 11:14:00 AM | Feedback (11)
Just heard a few seconds agoMy motto is "Vote for the Other Guy" no matter who he is (discussing Bush)John Kerry will receive the fewest votes ever of any politician this coming November 2nd. Even if he wins, the votes he gets will simply be people who hate Bush and want him out rather than Kerry in.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2004 11:04:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Being very busy this weekend, I didn't get a chance to read a lot of posts. 357 of them as of this morning. I marked them as all read since, by my estimate 40% of them were about Kerry / Viet Nam anyway and I'm sick of that story already.Another healthy 20% was about the RNC which I was sick of 3 months ago. To me, the conventions are a dog and pony show to the faithful. I think that if either party has grand plans for the country they should be available year round, not at the last...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2004 10:10:00 AM | Feedback (1)
Broke down and got a Tivo today. For free..... Best Buy had it marked (apparently incorrectly) for $99 with a $100 mail in rebate, so that math was pretty easy to do. I should have bought them all then resold them on eBay for a tidy profit but I didn't think about that until right now.Damn.Anyway, I'm having a terrible time using my phone line to do the full download of the data that I need. I use Vonage VOIP for my phone service so using a modem across is isn't a great idea.Maybe by...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2004 9:13:00 PM | Feedback (0)
A local story for me.A Polk County deputy used a Taser stun gun to subdue a suspect after he attacked her. The man died after going into 'medical distress' at the scene.AUBURNDALE - (AP) -- A 32-year-old man died after struggling with a sheriff's deputy who shocked him twice with a stun gun, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.Deputy Jennifer Sanderson found the man walking in the roadway on U.S. 92 about 10 p.m. Thursday, a sheriff's report said. He appeared to be intoxicated, and the deputy...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2004 9:10:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Holy mother of pearl! I can't read a single blog where people aren't complaining about some device that Kerry may have worn incorrectly or how his purple heart was only for a scratch or that boat 93 wasn't really facing north but north by northwest. Give it up already.I agree the Swifties have a bone to pick, fine. Let them do so. But blogging incessantly about it isn't going to help. There are other issues out there that need addressing and neither side is doing it.I do not care for Kerry, as...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/28/2004 9:06:00 AM | Feedback (0)
I was at a Microsoft conference yesterday and have been up to my eyeballs in catch-up work today, so no time to blog. Sorry all.Somehow, through the grace of God I'm still an adorable little rodent in the TLB Ecosystem. This probably won't survive the weekend as I'm notorious for non-weekend blogging.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/27/2004 2:32:00 PM | Feedback (1)
I would like to somehow get some money together to buy this guy a real tattoo gun and a nice autoclave. As someone with a few tattoos himself, I of course think this is a great idea! What a way to spread freedom, love, and western culture!How do I set up a donation system? Mr. Internet here doesn't have much experience with Pay Pal. Anyone have any idea about that stuff?(hat tip Iraq the Model)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2004 3:34:00 PM | Feedback (0)
to this man about inappropriate smears against another's service?Image ©ReutersWill the DNC be issuing law suits against the manufacturer of that bumper sticker? Will Kerry come out and denounce this man and his actions?Pardon me while I don't hold my breath.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2004 2:55:00 PM | Feedback (1)
I mean, George Bush's idea of improving the economy is for everyone to buy more houses or cars. How's that "helping"?I had to bite my tongue to the point of getting up and dropping by someone else's cube. They're still in there bitching about poll numbers and how they're skewed because Bush is rigging the numbers to make himself look better.The funniest thing? When they talk of Kerry the only positive thing they can say about him is that he's not Bush.Sigh....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2004 1:27:00 PM | Feedback (3)
I use for keeping up to date on my local politicians as well as candidates vying for positions. They have a system where people who register with them can 'Pledge Your Vote' and then see the results.I value this poll over others because I would assume that people who visit this site are better educated (although not any less partisan) and, like my bumpersticker theory, are probably set in their voting ways. I also assume that someone who goes through that much trouble to partake in...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2004 12:29:00 PM | Feedback (2)
Quentin Tarantino has a real blog. How friggin' cool is that? I just (like an hour ago) finished watching Kill Bill 2 and was totally blown away. Now I find out I might be able to get a glimpse into the mind of QT? Kick Ass.Now, if this is really QT, who knows? The f-bomb to regular word ratio is about correct. Hat tip Jeff Jarvis. 
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/24/2004 10:33:00 PM | Feedback (0)
"No really. I mean, I know I've said it a million times before, but this time it's different. I can quit any time I want."SaaM seriously hopes this is like all those other times. Otherwise, I'll be crying softly in my little corner of the blogosphere.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/24/2004 2:07:00 PM | Feedback (1)
Now this is something I absolutely must get. Scott Ott of ScrappleFace fame is one of the funniest writers on the scene. I can write just as funny, but my last name isn't 3 letters long and doesn't rhyme with my first name so I'm automatically disqualified from writing humor. That and Frank J. got the last of the comic licenses given out in Florida.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/23/2004 6:10:00 PM | Feedback (0)
From a rather odd post over at Esmay's (who seems to have the second best commenters in the blogosphere. You guys are #1)Back when I used to be French (recovering Frenchman, guys - I haven't surrendered in 4 years)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/23/2004 5:37:00 PM | Feedback (0)
I like to make bread. My wife finds this funny because I don't usually like to actually eat it once I've got it baked.Anyway, yesterday I made a loaf of whole wheat since it's magnanimously cheaper than buying it and I have such a dandy time doing it. This loaf I did 100% by hand, no bread machine! Well, like usual, my whole wheat turned out to be fairly dense. My wife wants super light & fluffy bread like you buy at the store, not something resembling the density of a cinder block.Any...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/23/2004 2:57:00 PM | Feedback (4)
As soon as I see the words Kerry and anything pertaining to Viet Nam or Swift in either the headline or description of a blog in my RSS reader, I automatically skip it.Hell, I've had enough. The fever in the blogosphere reminds me of the coverage of the Iraq war - a bunch of people talking to fill time in between bomb footage. Ocasionally you get to see something interesting, but other than that it's a lot of the same.I think the SBVFT campaign is brutal and far from over. I think...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/23/2004 2:25:00 PM | Feedback (8)
From Buzz MachineCharacter is a proxy for morality and morality is a proxy for religion and religion mixed with government always scares me.Got that? A person's measure of character means government sponsored religion.I respect Jeff in many ways, but lately he's so busy trying to spike the whole Swifties phenomenon that he has started to really slide on my respect scale. Here he's trying to argue that a person's character is irrelevant to electing them. If we were a pure democracy, I'd...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/23/2004 11:19:00 AM | Feedback (1)
Laurence points to a story which breaks my heart. OSLO, Norway (CNN) -- Masked robbers stormed into an art museum in Norway and stole Edvard Munch's famous paintings "The Scream" and "Madonna" at gunpoint before the eyes of stunned museum-goers. For those of you who might not know the details, these are the images they're talking about (click for larger) What a shame. It's like someone stealing the Mona Lisa. My main concern is that the cretins won't handle the image properly and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2004 10:15:00 AM | Feedback (1)
A little overdue, but Backcountry Conservative has been pegged to the blogroll at the right.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2004 8:25:00 AM | Feedback (0)
As a blogger, comments are vital to my site. Sharp as a Marble is really just a playground for me, and it's always nice to have people drop by and share their thoughts. Since Sharp as a Marble's traffic is relatively low, comments may be edited or deleted at my leisure for any reason I see fit. By posting to this site, you are agreeing to abide by the rules. Please keep profanity to a reasonable limit. If you must curse in every sentence, you may not actually have anything to say and should...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2004 8:56:00 PM | Feedback (0)
click to enlargeHudson isn't the most modest cat around. I got a new flash yesterday and got a few shots of the kitties as well as a good shot of to enlarge
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2004 2:40:00 PM | Feedback (7)
Dean points out that the Athen's Olympic site says there are rules to linking to their site. Now, while I can understand usage rules for things like logos or company property, nobody can tell me how I can create hyperlinks on my site.With that, let's break their rules, one by one.Hyperlink PolicyATHENS 2004 Organising Commitee for the Olympic Games -Website Hyperlink PolicyFor your protection and ours we have established a procedure for parties wishing to introduce a link to the ATHENS 2004...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/19/2004 1:52:00 PM | Feedback (4)
Backcountry Conservative asks for Bloggers Who Served.I was in the Marines from 1991 through 1999 where I was a reservist who was on Active duty quite a bit.I was an Aviation Electrician working on UH-1N (Hueys), AH-1W (Cobras), and F/A-18 (Hornets).By far, I loved working on the Cobras and miss that part very much.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/19/2004 1:14:00 PM | Feedback (1)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/19/2004 12:52:00 PM | Feedback (1)
Todd Schnitt is a local DJ here in Tampa. If I'm forced to listen to talk radio, it's definitely the Schnitt Show. PhotosSchnitt flew over the path of destruction from Hurricane Charley in Fox 13's SkyFox helicopter. Schnitt took these aerial photos of Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte/Wauchula/Arcadia - hover your mouse over the bottom right of some of the photos for the option to enlarge. CLICK HERE.   Cameras used: Two Nikon D2H Bodies with fixed 300 and 400mm lenses.A special thanks...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/19/2004 7:52:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Well, this Saturday I had a wedding (reception) shoot. Although I got some great moments, I was very, very unhappy with my lighting. The Nikon SB-50DX just didn't have the oomph to light up the room like I needed. So I went ahead and purchased a new flash, the SB-800.In shooting a wedding reception, it's important to capture the feel of everyone having a good time. The problem with this one was the number of people versus the size of the room they were in. Since Charley wreaked havoc with us...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/18/2004 2:40:00 PM | Feedback (2)
Be a good football player!Powell's attorney told Judge R. Patrick Hayman during the non-jury trial that a conviction or probation could end Powell's career as a wide receiver at the University of Maryland."Son, you are about to get an early Christmas present, because I know what effect a probation would have," Hayman told the defendant Monday. "And it is a gift, because you are guilty as sin. I'm going to find you not guilty."What a crock of shit. The judge, damn well knowing the defendant was...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/18/2004 12:50:00 PM | Feedback (2)
From Dean EsmaySam (mail) (www):And re: Captain Planet - I can't believe the makers of this ecowarrior propaganda piece actually thought casting Whoopi Goldberg as Gaia, the Spirit of the Earth made me want to do anything other than pour crude oil on seagulls i've caught in my plastic sixpack rings and then roasting them on a styrofoam bonfire. I remember I watched the show as a kid, but only because they replaced He-Man with it.8.18.2004 3:11am You go Sam!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/18/2004 10:29:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Scott at Slant Point points out a really, really, piss-poor job of "journalism".This is why I don't bother with newspapers any more. The blogosphere is free and instead of hiding behind a mask of objectivity, most bloggers wear theirs on their sleeve making interpreting the news so much easier.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/17/2004 12:16:00 PM | Feedback (0)
I just got through purchasing a Nikon SB-800 flash for my camera. My current flash unit, a Nikon SB-50 DX just isn't powerful enough for the type of photography I do so I needed to upgrade to something with a bigger guide number. But this post isn't about the flash, per se.I looked at the regular joints for my photography equipment: B&H Photo, Adorama, Cameta Camera (where I bought my D2H), Ritz, and various e-bay auctions. I don't trust the e-bay crowd all that much but sometimes you...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/17/2004 11:04:00 AM | Feedback (0)
From the Cyborg Name Generator
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2004 10:35:00 AM | Feedback (0)
I always post sweet and cute pictures of my cat. I never do anything like this.Maybe that's a good thing.Hat tip Checking for stuff
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2004 9:21:00 AM | Feedback (0)
AP PhotoMy favorite is the Iraq with his arm around the American!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/14/2004 9:34:00 AM | Feedback (3)
Seems like some people are bent out of shape about Bush's 7 minutes after being told about the first plane hitting the WTC.If Bush had hopped up, tore off his jacket to reveal his superman costume, taken off and flew around the earth backwards so fast he reversed time and stopped all the planes without a single life lost, the moonbats would be up in arms about messing with the space time continuum.*(from a comment I left over at Balloon Juice)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2004 8:13:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Well, it looks like it missed us. It's not even raining outside although the sky is a little odd colored. I hear there's a system developing off the coast of Africa now, so maybe we'll have another chance soon!I hope everyone else makes it through OK!SaaM Weather Center, signing out!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2004 8:07:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Current Power Outage Count - 1.1 very quick, annoying, !*&%$ power outage.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2004 4:49:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Charlie is now looking like a potential category 4, meaning "fast as hell" winds. Surface winds are estimated at 145 MPH.Chuck also seems to be heading more Northeast so it looks like it will hit Port Charlotte instead of Tampa. So that means all I get to see is boat loads of rain but no trees leaning to the right.Update - It is a Category 4, not potential.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2004 1:24:00 PM | Feedback (2)
Well, the rain is starting to come down now. Nothing much, just a light rain, a little heavier than a drizzle, but the sun is gone and the clouds are here.The wife and I are actually a little excited. We're not in an area where we'll get hit too hard, lots of rain and some high winds, but nothing too severe so we might be able to actually enjoy the storm a bit. Unfortunately, the main storm will happen during the night time hours so there won't be too much photography.7 hours to land fall. Wish...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2004 1:05:00 PM | Feedback (0)
And loses big. I don't want another repeat of this. I want the Iraqis to have victory ripped from them at the last moment and leave them with a bitter defeat.Why?Because I want the world to take notice. I want the world to see the looks on their faces and remember them - for the next game.Because if they lose, they will be back again. Had the US not gone to Iraq, many of the men you would see walking off the field would be horrified. Not at losing the game, but at what probably awaited them...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2004 9:24:00 AM | Feedback (53)
Still a nice night outside. Looks like we're slated to get the kick shit out of us sometime tomorrow evening. The D2H is weather resistant, so if I can get a few decent shots I will.Now, onto the more pressing issues. I work in an evacuation area so we're closed tomorrow. Good. Maybe I can catch up on my blogging a little during the day.They just updated the status of Chuck to estimate it at a Category 3 hurricane by the time it makes land fall tomorrow evening. Wow. Where I'm at (fairly...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2004 10:54:00 PM | Feedback (4)
This posting is a community experiment that tests how a meme, represented by this blog posting, spreads across blogspace, physical space and time. It will help to show how ideas travel across blogs in space and time and how blogs are connected. It may also help to show which blogs (and aggregation sites) are most influential in the propagation of memes. The dataset from this experiment will be public, and can be located via Google (or Technorati) by doing a search for the GUID for this meme...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2004 12:20:00 PM | Feedback (5)
Hurricane Charlie is all the talk here in the Tampa area. I mean, we've got people at work with huge maps plotting the course trying to be armchair weathermen, talk of closing down the office tomorrow.I just put the hardtop back on the Wrangler after having it off for about 4 years, so with the new engine and the brand new A/C (I've driven a car without even the provisions for A/C for 8 Florida), I should be OK so long as they don't shut down any of the bridges I need to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2004 11:15:00 AM | Feedback (0)
I had written a rather long post, probably one of my longest. I was on the last paragraph when the power went out.Too tired to go through it all again. Oh well.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/11/2004 10:04:00 PM | Feedback (0)
This one I absolutely plan on seeing.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/11/2004 2:27:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Naomi Kline of The Nation lets it all loose with this steaming pileBut the zealots in Bush's White House are neither insane nor stupid nor particularly shady. Rather, they openly serve the interests of the corporations that put them in office with bloody-minded efficiency. Their boldness stems not from the fact that they are a new breed of zealot but that the old breed finds itself in a newly unconstrained political climate. Why is it always those faceless, souless corporations when it...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/11/2004 8:49:00 AM | Feedback (3)
PhotoStamps!Can't wait to send letters to my family with this stamp!I'd make one sexy bitch!Also Rolling With It™Jeff JarvisMy Pet JawaThe Politburo DiktatRed Sugar MuseCaptain's Quarters
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2004 12:20:00 PM | Feedback (6)
No X-Prize for you!A rocket belonging to a team taking a low-budget stab at the $10m (£5.7m) Ansari X-prize has exploded less than 1,000 feet into the air. Nobody was hurt in the test which took place on Sunday just south of Olympic National Park in Washington State, US. Tell that to the dummies.Rubicon 1, which is seven metres (23 feet) long and 96cm (38 inches) in diameter, held three dummies simulating the weight of astronauts. I wonder if they added in the extra weight to simulate the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2004 8:57:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Michelle Malkin has a quiz:1. I have never voted for a Democrat in my life.I have voted for plenty of Democrats. Never presidential, but plenty of other offices.2. I think my taxes are too high.No, I think they are too damn high. Not just my income tax, but the taxes on everything else I buy. Out of every dollar I earn, 35-45% of it goes towards taxes.3. I supported Bill Clinton's impeachment.Yes. Perjury is an impeachable offense, sorry.4. I voted for President Bush in 2000.Yes, and I wasn't...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2004 7:22:00 PM | Feedback (1)
Many years ago, an buddy and I created the website (if there's a site there now, I had nothing to do with it). Back in 1997 you could register a domain name with InterNic and have 30 days to pay for it before they shut it down. Since the landing was so 'timely' we decided to put up a hoax site and use the 30 day grace period because, well, we were cheap bastards and we knew the novelty wouldn't be there in a month.Anyway, sadly my friend had lost all the code for the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2004 1:22:00 PM | Feedback (4)
So this weekend I decided to ensure that I spent enough with the family and stayed away from blogging and wouldn't you know it? My ranking in the TTLB Ecosystem went up! Friday I was a Flappy Bird, now I'm an adorable rodent (which might just be a nice way of saying nobody gives a rat's ass, but I'll never know)So, I get it. I keep my yap shut and my ranking goes higher. Heck, this post alone will push me back to the Annoying Chinchbug category.Well, too bad. It's a new week and I feel like...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2004 7:40:00 AM | Feedback (2)
Not any more.Update: John Kerry is publicly questioning the timing of Rick's death.Update II: Rick James is still room temperatureUpdate III: The Rick James "What The Funk?" tour is still cancelled.Also rolling with itmicheleINDC JournalRed Sugar Muse
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/6/2004 3:54:00 PM | Feedback (7)
Wow. This is a fantastic read. It's good to see someone from engage in cognitive dissonance and come out with answers that aren't a product of preconception.I understand how hard it is to look at something and try to see it from a perspective you absolutely know to be wrong*. This article shows outstanding character and the questions every Bush Hater should ask themselves. But the main thing the author keeps pointing out Bush is "What if he's right?"{h/t Dean Esmay}*One day I plan on...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/6/2004 3:34:00 PM | Feedback (0)
WKMG: Kittens Are World's First Cloned Pets (h/t Laurence)A California-based company has reportedly cloned the world's first pets, according to a Local 6 News report. Tabouli and Baba Ganoush were born in Austin, Texas, and are almost 8 weeks old, Local 6 News reported.Lou Hawthorne, who is CEO of the Genetic Savings and Clone company in Sausalito, says scientists used more advanced technology to create the kittens."They're very healthy clones and they also look identical both to each...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/6/2004 3:04:00 PM | Feedback (1)
I am way behind on blogging and emailing people. As many of you know, Hosting Matters experienced some network connectivity issues yesterday and many blogs were affected. This is not an excuse for my inaction as I have nothing to do with Hosting Matters and run SaaM out of the old homestead.So, let me get a few things out of the way. First, I've received a few emails asking if people can link to my site. I'll answer all of them here so as to not be rude. Yes, but don't expect links in return....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/6/2004 1:17:00 PM | Feedback (0)
From Daily Pundit, we have "Getting Traction, Though". The post? Adequate. The comments? Priceless!"Even if John Kerry were caught in bed with a dead boy, the NYT would refuse to run the story on the grounds in might offend necrophiliac homosexuals."Yes... indeed I am outside the mainstream in my views on the America media. For a fair critque, I come to DP for cogent analysis like this.    Posted by: Young Goodman Brown on August 6, 2004 06:40 AM YGBI have more class than...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/6/2004 11:25:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Bush's nickname for Karl Rove is "turd blossom".Well, just read it. 
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/6/2004 9:40:00 AM | Feedback (1)
...than this ad against John Kerry. (*updated the link, thanks to Dean)As all of you know, or at least should know, I will NOT be voting for Kerry come November. I don't want my taxes raised, I don't want the UN more involved in executive decisions regarding America's interests, I don't give a leaping frog's ass if France likes us or not, and I want to go after those who wish us harm before they strike and not just hire extra janitors and buy plenty of body bags to clean up after we're...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/4/2004 11:10:00 PM | Feedback (11)
Both in the blogging department and the site itself. Seems like my bandwidth is a little low today. Sorry for any sluggishness.By the way, did you know that Doom 3 is out now?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/4/2004 1:37:00 PM | Feedback (4)
Yet another cool Blog List I'm not a part of.Why should I have to be popular or a good writer to have a blog that gets mentioned here and there?If it wasn't for the fact that my wife would beat me within inches of my life with one of the cats, I'd post p0rn and spread filthy lies about steamy encounters with Jeff G. in AOL chat rooms.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/3/2004 1:44:00 PM | Feedback (3)
A friend of mine was there for the fun. I expect more happenings like this. Like Jeff Jarvis, I would rather have too much precaution than thousands of dead Americans. I also believe we'll see successful attacks as well and that many will bemoan that the extra security isn't helping. Those people will be wrong.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/3/2004 12:55:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Man, this video just sucked, and Will is normally a funny guy. Every lefty talking point lamely rolled up into one waaay to long poor excuse for a comedy clip. Hell, I'm surprised he didn't scream Abu Garhib Halliburton!!!!Now, if you read into the site, you should get a kick out of the message.  Help stop the Republican’s fraud by joining ACT today and signing our petition to the FCC. What a doozy! Now, the very same type of people who herald Michael Moore's Ferretfight 9/11 as the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/2/2004 7:48:00 PM | Feedback (2)
Adios al-Sadr? One can hope!I question the timing as in "Why the hell didn't we do this the day after al-Sadr opened his yap?"Otherwise, I assure you we'll here plenty of whining from the moonbats about this.H/T MicheleAlso rolling with itWizbang
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/2/2004 1:09:00 PM | Feedback (3)
There's a lot of hoopla going around now that Bush / the GOP is going to push for the abolishment of the IRS probably by a flat tax system or consumption tax. I am 100%, if not 110% for fair taxation in the form of a National Sales Tax. I don't care if the IRS stays put or not, I just want the bastards to keep their noses out of my personal finances as it's none of their business.Now, I am by far no economic genius. My checkbook is a mystery to me! So I've tried to learn what I can about a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/2/2004 11:33:00 AM | Feedback (0)
And blow shit up.Sigh. And all I did in the military was fix jets.H/T Mindless Bit Spew
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/2/2004 8:02:00 AM | Feedback (2)
I've rewritten some basic code to close out comments after 30 days. As much as I love to hear from people, things that are over a month old tend to be stale topics, and I do like to try to respond to things as I can. I have a hard enough time remembering what I ate for lunch much less topics I covered so far back.For those of you coming here for the code, you can find the zip file here. To add expiration to your comments, extract SaaM.dll and place it into the bin directory of your .Text...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/1/2004 9:20:00 PM | Feedback (12)