Friday, December 28, 2001
Thursday, December 13, 2001
Wednesday, December 12, 2001
1. That a camel got inside a Marine base and was just running around.
2. That Marines fired at the camel and have no idea if they killed it or not.
3. The author's feeble attempt at working "Hotel California" into the article.
Monday, December 10, 2001
Friday, December 07, 2001
Here, then, is the ultimate Type R-treatment, courtesy of Jason. You can bet this thing goes like shit off a shovel.
Wednesday, December 05, 2001
House and Senate budget conference members eased a long-standing ban on District's spending money to lobby Congress. However, they maintained the prohibition on lobbying Congress for greater voting representation. Negotiators also killed a Senate-led effort to permit the city to spend local revenue on drug-needle exchange programs, a measure sought by public health and AIDS prevention groups.
I'm just curious about something. I live in America, right? I mean, I'm supposed to have the full right to vote since I'm not a convict (only because I've never been caught), but I don't having voting representation in the legislative branch of the federal government. That's right. Me and 560,000 other Americans do not have any voting representation in Congress. So, when I read that the city I live in has been granted to right to lobby, but that it can't use that right to lobby for voting rights, I am stupified. And not being able to use local revenue, revenue that is generated from the city's own residents, to pay for needle exchange programs? What kind of Nazi-fucks are making these decisions?
Sure, sure. Everyone says that if I want my voting representation so bad, I should just move to Virginia. But, what makes more sense? To give 560,000 tax paying citizens full voting representation or to expect them all to move?
Monday, December 03, 2001
Thursday, November 29, 2001
"The vernacular quickly spun out of my comprehension but there were phrases through the mass of chemical symbols and physics jargon that anyone could understand, including notes on how the detonation of TNT compresses plutonium into a critical mass producing a nuclear chain reaction and eventually a thermo-nuclear reaction."
Monday, November 26, 2001
Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Monday, November 19, 2001
Monday, November 12, 2001
All that will change, however, if a small Australian company gets its way ... it's right there on the front page - Mike O'Dwyer's machine gun design which has no moving parts offers a "variable rate of fire confirmed to one million rounds per minute".
A conventional machine gun delivers its rounds spaced about 300 feet apart. The Metalstorm's rounds depart the muzzle a mere 4 inches apart.
Friday, November 02, 2001
I propose we show our solidarity with our Turkish brethren by choosing to eat something else on Thanksgiving (or Christmas, for Brits). Say, kebabs? No, wait ... how about MRE's? Turkish delight?
Tom "Blue" Ridge is reported to be taking a well-earned four-day vacation to recover from "nervous tension" after this concerted effort.
Thursday, November 01, 2001
Last among the essential personality traits for programming, we might
add a sense of humor. The computer "Doth make fools of us all," so
that any fool without the ability to share a laugh on himself will be
unable to tolerate programming for long. It has been said with great
perspicacity that the programmer's national anthem is "AAAAHHHH!"
Then we finally see the light, we see how once again we have fallen
into some foolish assumption, some oafish practice, or some witless
blunder. Only by singing the second stanza "Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha," can we
long endure the role of clown.
Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Why spend all your spare time dragging that hose around your yard?
Call TLC today at l-888-PICK TLC
We will be able to have a sales representative out this week to give you a
quote on an automatic lawn sprinkler system.
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Monday, October 29, 2001
Thursday, October 25, 2001
I am very glad he has clarified this for us - I had been vacillating for days (aside - does one need Vaseline in order to vacillate properly? Or at least without friction burns?) over whether the terrorists intended the anthrax as a peace offering, or as an apology. After all, you never know with terrorists.
Now, after a couple of weeks of intensive head-scratching, Tom ("Hergest") Ridge has at last cleared things up. Thanks, Tom. Good job.
Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Wednesday, October 17, 2001
The choice of the nickname "Spectre" for the AC-130 is, to me, an intriguing choice. I can imagine few things less "spectral" than a 62-ton, 16,000 horsepower transport plane raining down withering firepower while turning lazy circles in the sky. I can think of few more concrete demonstrations of military might and resolve. Indeed, one of the reasons they're using these beasts during broad daylight is: because they can. If indeed it's true what they say, that there are many Taliban/al-Qaeda members who cherish the thought of death as much as Americans cherish life, then this thing is here to help them achieve that goal. Anyone else with a rather, say, better functioning sense of self-preservation (hell, if we had the time, I'd be happy to wait for evolution to run its course with these geniuses) should have ample reason, if not time, to rethink that position.
Let's face it, whether you're chewed up by 7.62mm bullets being sprayed at you by the pair of incongruously-named "mini-guns" (the same 6-barrel Gatling gun things you saw being supposedly used in "Predator" - yes, those mini-guns), ripped in two by the 20mm cannons, obliterated by the 40mm Bofors cannon, or just plain aerosolized by the 105mm Howitzer, you've probably eaten your latest kebab, and burned your last American flag.
And finally ... a survivalist writer and friend of mine (who has recently been commissioned by that most urbane of the highbrow journals, "Hustler", to write a "think piece" on surviving a terrorist attack) passed on the following interesting tidbit last night: by his calculations, a one megaton nuclear airburst strike, detonated at a height of 10,000 feet agl would be sufficient to ignite every turban within a seven mile radius. He offers no particular context or rationale for having performed this calculation, just kinda thought it was interesting.
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
Monday, October 15, 2001
Sunday, October 14, 2001
Friday, October 12, 2001
Tuesday, October 09, 2001
Monday, October 08, 2001
Friday, October 05, 2001
Thursday, October 04, 2001
I had somehow managed to conflate in my mind this article and the one Shaun posted when talking with Mr Sandrowitz the other day, to the great confusion of us both.
However, I am now taking my medication again, the fog has lifted, and all is now clear.
By the way - the article I keep exhorting everyone to read is in the on-line edition of The New Yorker, a too-too-sophisticated magazine for and by those living closest to the North-East's largest ongoing urban renewal project. For some reason best known to themselves, and clearly far beyond the grasp of those of us not blessed with the good fortune to live in the city of overpriced shoe-box apartments, rude people and terrorist-demolished skyscrapers, the site has chosen to put the article on a page whose URL will one day change, as it is one of those "monthly spot" links. So - enough vitriol about New York and New Yorker magazine. It's a good piece - good enough to make everyone feel really good about themselves, and really bad about the CIA - so go read it while the URL is valid and not pointing to, say, an article about why the Hamptons will be so fabulous this fall, or where the best blintzes are to be found on the Upper East Side.
Monday, October 01, 2001
Having seen how much curry some ex-UK special forces operatives can consume, I can only assume this isn't a problem for British intelligence. To quote one: "My arse'll be like the back end of the batmobile tomorrow."
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
I've mentioned LaRouche before. He's probably delusional, but if he's not, and if he's right, we're all in a heap of trouble.
"First of all, what has happened to the United States is on last Tuesday, the 11th, it came attack by a mysterious force, which I know is some kind of rogue operation inside the security screen of the United States. This did not come from the Middle East. It didn't come from Europe. It didn't come from South America. There may be people who are nationals from other parts of the world who were involved in this, but the operation is very sophisticated, and no one could do an operation like this, from outside the United States at present; there's no one who could do what was done here then."
I think he's dead wrong. I hope he's dead wrong. If you enjoy having your head turned inside out, check out this piece of agitprop.
Teddy Goldsmith is another interesting character - brother of James (Jimmy) Goldsmith, somehow implicated in the vastly complex and largely forgotten Iran-Contra scandal (remember that?) both descendants of Europe's Goldschmidt dynasty - he founded, among other things, The Ecologist magazine, and Howlett's zoo park outside Canterbury. Teddy Goldsmith's own bio, posted on The Ecologist's site, makes it possible to believe there's a link there between him, the Goldschmidts, the groups that have been protesting the IMF and World Bank meetings, Roberto Calvi, P2, the Mafia, the KGB, the CIA, the Catholic Church, the assassination of JFK, and the crashing of two airliners into the World Trade Center ...
For those who want to crank up their personal paranoia meters just a little higher, there's the NameBase, a search engine for citations to "names of individuals and groups involving : assassinations, organized crime, scandals, Wall Street and transnational corporations, foreign policy and media establishments, political elites from the Right and Left, Cold War history and intelligence". Surf away. Type in the name of any shadowy and/or influential figure you've ever heard of - James Bamford, Oliver North, George Bush (GHWB or GWB), any of the Kennedys, either of the Goldsmiths, Henry Ford - and see where the citations lead you.
Finally, if you've never read it, this'd be a great time to invest in a copy of the Illuminatus! trilogy and some high-grade hydroponic marijuana ...
Thursday, September 20, 2001
If you bought $1000 worth of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.
If you bought $1000 worth of Budweiser (the beer, not the stock) one year ago, drank all the beer, and traded in the cans for the nickel deposit, you would have $79.
My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.
Wednesday, September 19, 2001
Well, here's a suggestion I'm sure we can all get behind:
Show your support for bush at 7pm tonight, by slipping an extra dollar bill into your favorite stripper's waistband.
So how does it qualify for inclusion in Reprobates? 'Coz I'm a moderator, dammit, and I say so. Yes, dear reader, Reprobates is a dictatorship, and the most important thing to remember about that is, you can't say "dictatorship", without saying "dick".
Anyway, the point is this. The Western world seems to be on the brink of ... something. There are more opinions, and more "information" (good, bad, correct, incorrect, or indifferent) available to the general public than at any time before any previous military action. I don't know about you, but I've been exposed to more information about the geo-political make-up of the Middle East than I ever wanted to know before. Some of it I sort-of knew, or thought I'd heard before, but suddenly, now, every little detail seems so much more relevant, germane, crucial. I was dimly aware, for example, of the British role in creating Israel, as documented in this personal screed that has been fairly widely circulated (this particular copy of it comes from, of all places, the 7-Series BMW Bulletin Board). Also on the same BB, however, is a piece about Afghanistan, too.
Some of what I've learned must seem hopelessly trivial to those people some of us went to college alongside - you know, the poli-sci students, and so on. Those same graduates must now be some of the most clued-in burger flippers around. For example, I learned that Iranians are not Arabs. At that revelation, some of you must be saying "Duh!", while others are saying to themselves "I had no idea there was a difference" and yet others are simply thinking "Mmm ... orange ..." But I digress.
It's also becoming increasingly clear that whatever is coming is probably (hopefully) not a war in the conventional WWI/WWII/Korea/Falklands/Vietnam/Gulf sense - the "enemy" is too sneaky to face a conventional force across anything resembling a recognizable battlefield. The author of piece on Afghanistan quoted above makes a fascinating and terrifying point - to draw the West into a pitched battle against Islam is precisely what Bin Laden wants, because he believes Islam will win.
One insight into the kinds of activities that the West will be increasingly undertaking can be gleaned from an article in Sunday's Washington Post about networks.
Bush is right when he says this won't be a short war - it took years for the terror networks to build up to their current level of sophistication, and it will take years to dismantle them. This will be an action that continues long after the spectacle of war fades from our TV screens, and we will know little about its methods and its successes, but I fear we'll know all too well about its failures.
Many in the UK wonder whether the US's new-found sense of outrage and horror towards terrorism will mean that the Boston & New York Irish will finally stop funding the IRA. Personally, I doubt it. I don't think most of Noraid's contributors are bright enough to make the mental leap, but there you go.
For one final link (because everyone likes links), I would like to remind everyone of the existence of my personal favo(u)rite wild card - Lyndon LaRouche. My biggest fear is that this man is not as deluded as he seems. Read just about anything on his site - particularly the stuff about terrorism - and make your own judgment.
"Come, Mr Taliban,
Gimme me Bin Laden ...
Daylight come an' me wan' go home ..."
Friday, September 07, 2001
Monday, September 03, 2001
Saturday, September 01, 2001
Friday, August 31, 2001
Wednesday, August 29, 2001
Monday, August 27, 2001
My attention has been brought to the following site which will be useful to those of you who wish to, say, join the "White Stun(t)az" (see Reprobates passim). Madd knowledge of gansta wayz can be found here.
Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Make sure to read all the way through. You'll be rewarded with gems like:
Why is it that when you scratch your ass through two layers of clothing (your underwear and your jeans) your fingers still stink? (Question submitted by TREKCOP99)
As pointed out by Barb F., who contributed the term to the fart thesaurus, a fart can be regarded as "aerosolized poop," which means that microscopic fragments and droplets of poop are actually distributed throughout the gaseous matrix of the fart. When delivered from the anus with some force, the components of the fart can penetrate one's clothing and these tiny particles can be trapped in the fibers of the cloth. The particles are transferred to your fingers and then your nose when you scratch and sniff.
Aerosolized poop. If that isn't a good product idea, I don't know what is.
Don't miss the companion site, either. Another wonderful excerpt:
How does poop stay together, like in links? (Question submitted by Blink182 Girl)
In humans, soft poop is really one long, mostly continuous sausage before it comes out. It gets its "link" look because we tend to pinch off lengths of it with the anal sphincter as the poop emerges. If a person pinches hard enough, the poop separates into several turd units. If the person doesn't pinch that hard, the turds may stay connected. If you can remain sufficiently relaxed, you can produce an awesomely long poop that will coil up inside the toilet.
Awesomely long...I think I saw one once. That's the one my girlfriend still refers to as "The Baseball Bat".
Tuesday, August 21, 2001
Monday, August 20, 2001
Friday, August 17, 2001
Thursday, August 16, 2001
Wednesday, August 15, 2001
Friday, August 10, 2001
Monday, August 06, 2001
I'm creeping like a Chester...
The second coming of the greatest flash animation I have ever seen.
This song could not be more true. I can still remember the days I held my gonads and thought about how hard my life was, waiting for the day I could get my hands on some drugs.
The last two come from the Stile Project, a excruciatingly perverse site. Dirty, nasty, and funny. Be warned...make sure nobody is around when you look at this stuff.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001
What, then, are we to make of the Icy Hot Stunaz? (or is that Stuntaz? - check the URL)
Had enough of young, white, suburban punks who act like they're underprivileged black kids from the 'hood? Well how about young, black, urban women who act like overprivileged white chicks from the affluent 'burbs?
Friday, July 27, 2001
Well, anyway, apparently this "gateway" effect is not limited to illegal & fun drugs. Looks like it may have happened with Viagra. Thanks to Chris for reporting this one.
Thursday, July 19, 2001
Friday, July 13, 2001
Tuesday, July 10, 2001
Wednesday, July 04, 2001
Tuesday, July 03, 2001
Monday, July 02, 2001
Friday, June 29, 2001
Thursday, June 28, 2001
Monday, June 25, 2001
Friday, June 22, 2001
Wednesday, June 20, 2001
Tuesday, June 19, 2001
Sunday, June 10, 2001
This is a damn shame. My question is this: could the current round of Web-zine & content-driven site implosions have been averted if micropayment technology had taken off? I mean, isn't it all about a revenue stream? I know I've banged on before about the webvertising implosion, but this is important.
CyberCash (aka CyberCrash), founded to do precisely that, foundered trying to do precisely that, retrenched as Glenn Melton's atavistic tendency told them to as a credit-card clearing house (mostly servicing porn sites, natch), and then went into the classic death spiral of rightsizing, downsizing and finally capsizing (OK, they were bought by VeriSign, but it was too good a line to pass up).
The same fate, or one equally dire, surely and depressingly awaits Digital (or Compaq's) Millicent or Jalda. Millicent, in fact, never seemed to even get off the ground, and Jalda's success seems tied to such other continually just-over-the-horizon technologies as 3G/iMode/Web-phones-that-work (anyone for Symbian?)
But what if sites were able to receive (a small amount of) money every time you viewed one of their pages? IMHO, if we are ever to return to the days of a robust and vibrant ecosystem of content-driven websites, then sooner or later, we (the collective we, that is) will have to come up with something more sustainable (and sustaining) than the Emperor-has-no-clickthroughs of webvertising or the sticker shock of cash-up-front for indeterminate value received of subscription sites.
Friday, June 08, 2001
And, from the same site, comes something that I just don't know what to make of ... it ... which ... erm ... but which has the definite look and feel of the Church of the SubGenius.
Thursday, June 07, 2001
Wednesday, June 06, 2001
But Clitheroe is also home to the Messiah, or so he says.
The creator (of the web site, as opposed to the (alleged) Creator) says he never responded, but "the then Archbishop of York, John Habgood, and John Gummer, then a Cabinet Minister, had also received letters from the Messiah, and he sent me photocopies of their responses. The Archbishop's reply repays thought." The replies can be seen here. True enough, the Archbishop's response is a thing of beauty.
Tuesday, June 05, 2001
It's also no secret that I am an avid four-wheeler (where "avid" is defined to mean that I haven't actually been off-road in well over a year due to, err, other commitments). Four-wheeling enthusiasts enjoy looking at pictures of other people's misfortune (or misadventure). Clearly, then, the best picture of all would be one that combined both those fascinations, right?
Monday, June 04, 2001
Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Saturday, May 26, 2001
Monday, May 21, 2001
Friday, May 18, 2001
Thursday, May 17, 2001
If you haven't seen the Jokamel video from Comedy Central's TV Funhouse, then Ian tells me you can find it floating around the 'Net in DivX format (nothing to do with the other , now-defunct video format called DIVX) using a file-sharing program such as Limewire, by searching for the term jokamel.
But for out-and-out strangeness, you can't beat Apocamon (thanks for this one go to Danni Ashe, honorary blog contributor of the week ;-)
Ian also had a Pokemon rap video, but I deleted it, and can't recall where it came from. Ian?
Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Monday, May 14, 2001
Quote from a piece about House Majority Whip, Tom DeLay, in this past weekend's Washington Post.
This man is downright frightening.
Friday, May 11, 2001
Thursday, May 10, 2001
Wednesday, May 09, 2001
Sexy Women Who Abuse Their Sexy Shoes in Various Ways. One of the message boards (I'm not going to tell you which, you're going to have to find it for yourself) includes the phrase "the very best kind of shoe sex". How about this variation for all the shoe fetish/car enthusiasts out there?
Husband rearing, anyone?
"I can't buy crush videos anymore, because Bill Clinton made them illegal. How can I act on my desires in an ethical manner?" Perhaps the answer lies here.
"Help stamp out clown porn." Yeah, right. Tell it to Ouchy the Clown.
I think I'll start a page for people who get their online jollies from the Abuse-A-Tron.
Monday, May 07, 2001
Thursday, May 03, 2001
Friday, April 27, 2001
Friday, April 20, 2001
Thursday, April 19, 2001
Friday, April 13, 2001
Thursday, April 05, 2001
Anyway, I somehow got into a conversation with my boss about what would happen if a 747 suddenly lost all engine power at cruise altitude (I think it all started with my assertion that one of the factors that goes into choosing a cruise altitude centers upon how far the plane would have to glide to make an emergency landing at a suitable airfield, and he repudiated it).
So, after a couple of go-rounds on this topic, he finally decided he was going to trawl the Web and see whether he could find any evidence to support my position.
He did. There's an amazing story that accompanies that description, too.
And then, once you're done with that story, read this even more amazing one.
Finally, to bring the story back full circle to where it started, the guy who presented the (true) story above is a flying instructor at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California, which is the airport Ian & I fly into when we visit our company HQ.
Wednesday, March 28, 2001
Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Friday, March 23, 2001
Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Monday, March 19, 2001
Sunday, March 18, 2001
Monday, March 12, 2001
On a similar note, I wish to report a sighting of, umm, a monster limo. This thing was in LA (although it lives in Phoenix AZ). Built on the frame of a Ford F350, this beast had a radically stretched frame, a "normal" stretch limo body on the front two-thirds, and a pickup-bed at the back. It was also hugely lifted and riding on 46" tyres. Natch, it also had a full set of KC Daylighters across the top of the cab.
Friday, March 09, 2001
Thursday, March 08, 2001
Ken and I were discussing the Kallman Concern this week and realized that since the reprobates list is pretty much dead, in favor of the blog, this solves Joel's problem. Here's the thing, the reprobates list has been known to traffic some off-color content (stinky meat is the first thing that comes to mind.) Apparently, Mr. K would not want to open the email, but wait for someone else to open one of these HR-violation-laden emails and then tell him if it was safe to do so or not. Let's face it, if anyone from HR watched the average email flow, everyone would be fired.
But this blog solves the problem. There no obvious HR violation in the simple url www.blogger.com, and if something looks especially nasty, you don't have to click on it. Better yet, you could go over to that new guy's desk, you know, the one that doesn't shut up on the cellphone and laughs like an elephant, you can go over there and use his browser.
Wednesday, March 07, 2001
I don't get online advertising. I don't get the whole deal with clickthroughs. We are constantly bombarded with advertising in all media, and compelling ads are assumed to create and reinforce our brand recognition. Why isn't it true that online advertising does the same thing? Why isn't it enough to know how many page impressions you get? What's the putative correlation between the effectiveness of the ad and the clickthrough rate? How does anyone know I did or didn't buy that car, or book, or TV or whatever, just because I saw an online banner ad and yet didn't feel compelled to click on it?
Oh well, toodle-oo, Yahoo.
I've been here three times in the past couple of months and it's been crappy weather every time.
Last time I was here, it snowed in Santa Monica.
"It never rains in Southern California" sang America. But then, they also said they'd been through the desert on a horse with no name, so I'm not sure they're really in any position to judge.
Monday, March 05, 2001
No, ladies and gentlemen. We've gone one better. This is not some cheap-publicity-stunt "disappearing key" nonsense. With our system we have dispensed with the key altogether.
Our new (patent pending) "keyless" encryption scheme combines a monoalphabetic substitution cipher with transposition and dispersion.
We can't say too much else about it right now because we are in talks with "a well-known software company from the Pacific Northwest" (one that has recently suffered from bad publicity in which it's founder, when talking on stage, likened the stability of its flagship OS to "the very bedrock of this fine city of Seattle", and was immediately struck down by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake) about licensing our keyless technology to them for inclusion in their next release (codenamed Windows XP. Oops. Guess I gave it away there!)
Heads up cypherpunks. There's a new sherriff in town, and he's cdnqacdnl cdnfcdnl cdszzcdnl!
So what's this cryptosystem called? We have given it a snappy & memorable name that playfully makes reference to the key underlying transformations involved. We call it "Opotthopirtopeenropay".
For more info on the complex linguistic transformations involved, click here and here.
Saturday, March 03, 2001
Stormy weather pelts the South, heads for
the East Coast this weekend
Severe thunderstorms and flooding rain in the
South are the first attack of a system that will
bring a major snowstorm to the Northeast and
or nothing at all, since all the same site says on its hour-by-hour forecast for my area is that there's a chance of snow showers for a few hours between Sunday night and Monday morning. Weather.com is the online presence of The Weather Channel (sidenote: I note with interest and not a little incredulity that their UK equivalent folded after only a few months of broadcasting on cable. This amazes me since the weather is one of Britons' favo(u)rite topics of discussion, and British weather is notoriously fickle and hard to predict. This being the main reason that British & European weather forecasting technology is the best in the world, and is probably also why the techniques for scientific weather forecasting were invented by a Brit, Lewis Fry Richardson. But I digress ...) and THEY are saying that the coming storm, which, incidentally, is now being predicted by more and more of their computer models, even those of which were previously saying it WOULDN'T happen, will "rival anything the East Coast has seen in the past Century".
It would be understandable if, say, Fox and CBS, or NBC & the Weather Channel disagreed, but the Weather Channel can't even maintain a consistent story across its various media outlets.
This may all seem like a storm in a teacup (had to try and work in that particular meteorological metaphor somewhere) to the Brits, since I believe that pretty much all weather forecasting in the UK is still done by the Government-run Meteorological Office, from their Cray server farm in beautiful Bracknell, the city of roundabouts. Here in the US, the spirit of free enterprise reins (rains?) supreme, and there are numerous, competing weather services, ranging from the Government's National Weather Service (which makes it sound as though they control the weather - and maybe they will one day what with all the talk of chemtrails and HAARP) to privately run outfits like Accu-Weather. Heck, every local news station it seems has its own super-duper Doppler radar system to show you animations of green and blue blobs moving around a map.
So, by the time most Reprobates read this (if, indeed, they bother), we will know one way or the other whether this turns out to be the Storm of the Century, or whether it will all just blow over like so many blowy-over things.
We apologize for the lack of a closing parenthesis.
Friday, March 02, 2001
Seriously, we should just bombs these assholes back to the Stone Age ...
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e14'
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Procedure 'p_SelBlogPerms'
expects parameter '@PID', which was not supplied.
/Functions/setUserData.inc, line 6
Aaaaaaaaaargh! I hate you Bill Gates!
Blog me up, buttercup
This is the Reprobates blog. I haven't quite figured out what relationship this thing is going to have with the mailing list yet, but hopefully that will become clearer as time goes by ...
Well, here's a clue: I suspect that there will be things like this that make their way to the blog that wouldn't make it to the mailing list, simply because they're not sufficiently, well, you know ...
Don't forget, there's all sorts of neato features already on the yahoogroups.com reprobates page such as the message archive and chat rooms'n'shit, and, call me a cynic, and sure enough I don't know, but I'd be surprised to hear that any of you are exploiting these wonderful features today ...
Anyway, drop me a line, let me know what you think.