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I Love My Family
by ben at 28 September, 2007 - 5:38 AM
this is mildly not work safe, so wear headphones. no nudity though, so don't worry.

Latest comment: 28 September 07, 12:40 PM

Kongregate - Fun Flash Games
by elfie at 28 September, 2007 - 3:37 AM
So I've been having fun playing around on Kongregate lately. It's not your average website-full-of-flash-games. I mean, it IS a website full of flash games, but they've integrated this really cool points and trophies system around the website that kind of ties the whole thing together.

So if you achieve certain accomplishments in various games, you get points added to your account and a badge is displayed on your profile. I hear this is like XBOX Live, but I wouldn't know. Gain enough points and you gain a level. I'm level 6! FTW! What does that actually mean? I have no idea, but having my video game brain, it's exciting. They also have a weekly challenge that if you completely it, you get a card for their upcoming (digital) collectible card game.

It's a cool system and so far I've actually enjoyed almost all of the games I've tried. Check it out and add me as a friend!

That link SHOULD automatically add you as my friend if you join. You can play without joining, but you can't get badges ;)
Latest comment: 02 October 07, 2:06 AM

for web geeks
by ben at 28 September, 2007 - 12:47 AM
ok, so you all know i use Netvibes, and get my news through there, and one of the blogs i read is Scott Guthrie's, over at microsoft... he mentions that IIS has a market share of about 40%, just behind apache's 50%... so i went to check this claim out, and it's mostly right (a little high, but whatever...) one place - and i won't link there, the site is terrible - called "netcraft" mentions other webservers, one of which is called lighttpd, prn. "lighty". the story (as described on their own site) is pretty cool, but i'd like to know more technical information, so i'm looking into that now... but it's impressive, they've got about a 1% market share, after only being out a couple of years.
Latest comment: 28 September 07, 12:47 AM

360Desktop: for you single monitored people out there in user land.
by ben at 27 September, 2007 - 6:09 AM
this is very cool - you can expand your desktop and move it around. I signed up for the beta, don't know when it will be released.
Latest comment: 28 September 07, 12:39 AM

Why Tuesday?
by ben at 27 September, 2007 - 5:10 AM
an interesting video asking, among other things, why we vote on a Tuesday, and positing that we need to change our voting system...
Latest comment: 27 September 07, 5:10 AM

Ski Haus Sale. My brother works there so he'll treat you right if you ski!
by n0manarmy at 27 September, 2007 - 3:20 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has once again come for our annual Ski Swap! It is on October 6th at the Annapolis location and the following Saturday, October 13 at the Glen Burnie location and starts at 10 a.m. Come bring your old Ski and Snowboard equipment and sell it for cold, hard cash! Or use it towards new stuff. The winter season is fast approaching so get your butt off that couch and do some prep work. Before ya know it, there'll be snow up to your knee caps!

There will be another Swap the first Saturday in November at the Annapolis location and once again, the following Saturday at the Glen Burnie local.

Any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at 410-757-6444

http://www.skihaussports.com/
Latest comment: 27 September 07, 3:20 AM

my brain is wired kind of weird...
by ben at 27 September, 2007 - 2:16 AM
I was reviewing one of my projects, and it reminded me of Postel's Law, so I looked that up, got to Wikipedia's entry about him, and found that Postel's Law was part of RFC 793 - that probably doesn't mean anything to you (ok, maybe to Rich, or possibly Ralph). It's the RFC sent to DARPA concerning TCP. I thought that was pretty neat, so I looked at it a bit, and found out that the RFC was developed at USC, but not the main campus - it was created here

anyways... the point is, this is how a typical thought train chugs along in my head... if you were interested. and the location is cool.
Latest comment: 27 September 07, 2:16 AM

watch out, anarchyX!
by ben at 26 September, 2007 - 8:12 AM
Latest comment: 26 September 07, 8:12 AM

My friend Peter Platania went to steadycam school
by mffree at 26 September, 2007 - 6:22 AM
This is the final project they made at the end of the training week. Oh yeah and Paul Taylor was thier teacher.
Latest comment: 26 September 07, 8:02 AM

You just gotta read it a certain way...
by muhgcee at 25 September, 2007 - 9:00 AM
"The followers of this violent ideology are a threat to civilized people everywhere. All civilized nations must work together to stop them by sharing intelligence about their networks, and choking off their finances, and bringing to justice their operatives."

You know, if that was referring to Bush and his cronies, it would make a whole lot of sense. Unfortunately, that was Bush himself, addressing the United Nations.

At least he didn't push the case for war against Iran. They were only mentioned once.
Latest comment: 25 September 07, 9:00 AM

Hey indie fans...
by ben at 25 September, 2007 - 6:37 AM
Woxy Radio is back... it's been for a while, but i forgot to put this up here...

good online station, worth a listen for a bit
Latest comment: 25 September 07, 6:37 AM

Would there perchance be a "S" Pat?
by rich at 25 September, 2007 - 4:00 AM
May I buy an umlaut?

Latest comment: 25 September 07, 4:00 AM

I'll buy you one too...
by ben at 24 September, 2007 - 7:08 AM
So my brother has a great mug, and I can't find it anywhere online. It's just a 20 sided die, with the 1 coming face up, with a one word caption: "Shit."

This, to me, is wildly amusing... and I want to get one. You see my dilemma. So, if any of you out there can beat me through the wilds of the internet to get said mug, I will buy you one too... or one of your choosing (equal or lesser value, of course...)
Latest comment: 25 September 07, 9:17 AM

currently laughing at
by ben at 21 September, 2007 - 8:47 AM
passive aggressive notes

this stuff is comedy gold!
Latest comment: 21 September 07, 8:47 AM

A first since 1976
by rich at 20 September, 2007 - 10:33 AM
It is so retro it must be cool.

The oft joked about Canadian Dollar is now EQUAL to the American Dollar. Last time this happened? 1976
Looks like we are on the road to repeat double digit inflation rates (it is already happening if you don't use the government's stupid numbers) and 18% interst rates on Mortages.

Blooberg.com
Latest comment: 22 September 07, 7:22 AM

fascinating
by typhoid at 20 September, 2007 - 2:06 AM
Latest comment: 21 September 07, 1:05 AM

Blackwater BS
by muhgcee at 19 September, 2007 - 7:22 AM
This shit has really been pissing me off. Pissing me off enough to crosspost. Not that I ever really needed a good reason.

A couple days ago, the mercenary company Blackwater was at the center of a rather large incident in Iraq allegedly involving a dozen or two dead Iraqi civilians. There are conflicting reports, depending on who you want to believe, from the US State Department, the Iraqi government, and eyewitnesses at the scene. Some say the Blackwater employees were fired on first, some say they were responding to an exploded bomb, some say the bomb was too far away for that to be the reason, some say that it was because a civilian car (mother and child) ignored an order from police to stop and was slowing moving into the intersection, prompting the firefight. I have my preferences on who and what to believe, you have yours.
Latest comment: 20 September 07, 2:14 AM

I hate to do it...
by ben at 19 September, 2007 - 5:59 AM
but this one's for Anarchy "Don't put my real name on the internets" X:
Latest comment: 19 September 07, 2:21 PM

Pimpin' Stu on Yelp!
by ben at 19 September, 2007 - 3:24 AM
as few of you know, I'm planning a trip to Napa for early October, and I was thinking of seeing Stu on the Friday that I'm there, if scheduling permits. As fate has it, Stu has already Yelp!'ed about a lot of places in SF... if any of you are planning on going, i recommend it, he's written quite a few reviews, and they're pretty well done, in my not so humble opinion...
Latest comment: 19 September 07, 3:24 AM

Kirk + Spock = Closer
by elfie at 19 September, 2007 - 2:22 AM
Latest comment: 19 September 07, 11:07 AM

and for my heroes fans...
by ben at 18 September, 2007 - 7:57 AM
a longer heroes preview?

yer all invited to the house on monday for the showing... peter's "extra" HD tv is in my living room now, along with Jamie's "extra" receiver and ralph's "oh my god that's huge" speakers. and Jamie's TiVo. And John VdV's PS2. And Peter's 2 DVD players. In fact, come to think of it, the only thing in that corner that i actually bought was the stand to put everything on...

who says i'm not jewish enough? muahaha. anyways... heroes preview again... lost my train of thought there...
Latest comment: 19 September 07, 2:27 AM

To my "differently" musically inclined fans...
by ben at 18 September, 2007 - 6:25 AM
So, I was congratulated on a good playlist for the Builder User Conference here at work - I mostly chose classic rock, mixed with stuff that I like, and a couple of whatever they asked for specifically, and was asked to do this again, but they want more "new" things, specifically from "Nickelback, Chris Daughtry, Beyonce, Maroon 5, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Natasha Bedingfield, etc."

Now, I only recognize 4 names on that list, and couldn't name ANY of their songs, and I've asked for help, but I figure there might be someone on here who has no... i mean... different tastes in music from me, so, can you tell me quickly what I should get from these groups that would be recognizeable/popular? Otherwise I have to searching through top 40 charts and whatnot and that will take forever, and I do actually have another job to do... so... thanks for any input!
Latest comment: 21 September 07, 4:27 AM

A new way to vacation...
by ben at 18 September, 2007 - 5:16 AM
This hit me today for (i think) at least two reasons. Firstly, the weather in Baltimore right now is reminding me of what it was like to be in Ireland, and secondly, my friend just moved to Taiwan to work.
Latest comment: 18 September 07, 7:38 AM

Doubleplus Good
by rich at 17 September, 2007 - 4:06 PM
Latest comment: 17 September 07, 10:09 PM

Morgan State is hosting a Republican debate
by rich at 17 September, 2007 - 9:46 AM
The Morgan State Debate will happen on September 27th at 9pm. Tickets are first come first serve and free.

This should be lively and fun. I will be going and supporting my man Ron Paul.
Latest comment: 17 September 07, 2:00 PM

Trent Reznor says "Steal It"
by elfie at 16 September, 2007 - 10:13 PM
Latest comment: 17 September 07, 10:03 PM

it's 2:50 AM, and i can't sleep
by ben at 16 September, 2007 - 6:50 PM
the only time i ever seem to get insomnia is when i'm dead tired... anyways, i'm finally getting around to reading the blogging the bible (check the link-o-matic) entries... i like this, in the 2nd entry, talking about Noah:
"God, apparently, is the opposite of an insurance company. He offers flood protection, but no other coverage."
Latest comment: 16 September 07, 7:55 PM

Metal appreciation in US
by AnarchyX at 16 September, 2007 - 12:38 PM
It seems like every other week there is a big metal/prog metal festival in Scandinavia, UK or mainland Europe where 30 – 100 thousand people attend and all sorts of ass kicking bands come out that would make most of you shit your diapers.
Latest comment: 17 September 07, 2:04 PM

this looks pretty cool
by ben at 14 September, 2007 - 3:31 AM
Get Lamp - a documentary about text based adventures. As a person who has donated well over too many hours to MUDs, I am very interested in seeing this.

You have been killed by a Grue.
Latest comment: 14 September 07, 10:36 AM

HowTo: Write a perfect email
by ben at 14 September, 2007 - 3:14 AM
Latest comment: 14 September 07, 3:14 AM

Shocking new statistics!!!
by typhoid at 14 September, 2007 - 12:52 AM
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Latest comment: 14 September 07, 3:31 AM

Christopher Judge from Stargate SG-1 learns what a Furry is
by elfie at 13 September, 2007 - 12:28 AM
Latest comment: 22 October 07, 7:49 AM

Onslaught 2
by elfie at 12 September, 2007 - 6:35 AM
Number 23 All-Time High Score on "Incoming" Map


Silly rotation so as to not stretch the DTC layout. Here's a high-res unrotated version if you don't want to tilt your head.
Latest comment: 12 September 07, 6:35 AM

MS-DOS 5 Upgrade Video
by rich at 12 September, 2007 - 3:12 AM
Latest comment: 13 September 07, 12:34 AM

Advanced macroing applications
by n0manarmy at 12 September, 2007 - 1:06 AM
I'm looking for any suggestions on advanced macroing applications. I've used ACTools in the passed but I've never been much of a programmer so I've always had to get Jay's help. I think what would need to be done with actools to macro what I want would be too much of a hassle anyways though. I basically want to create an auto roller for the screen shot included below which will involve taking a screen shot, reading the numbers within the screen shot and if the stats are high enough then to continue on and keep the character*.

Screen shot

If anyone has suggestions to isolate the black numbers and then take the number and match it to what I or respond with the keyboard response of "R" (to reroll) that would be awesome. One site note though too. The numbers will increase and decrease in size as well as shift within that box from right to left randomly every 30 seconds.

* Yes, screw you all, I am a dork!
Latest comment: 12 September 07, 4:36 AM

Possible DJ Addition
by ben at 11 September, 2007 - 4:00 AM
It looks likely that Tim & I will be playing an early to mid set at Shorty's this Friday - if you want to come on down, do so! 8:30 until about 12!
Latest comment: 11 September 07, 4:00 AM

Air Force investigates mistaken transport of nuclear warheads
by rich at 09 September, 2007 - 3:14 PM
Military officials told CNN that the incident was a major breach of security rules surrounding nuclear weapons. One official said that he could not recall anything similar happening.

The Air Force announced that all flights of fighters and bombers in the United States will be halted on September 14 to allow for a review of procedures.


http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/05/loose.nukes/index.html
Latest comment: 09 September 07, 6:38 PM

Tiberius
by typhoid at 06 September, 2007 - 8:28 AM
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Latest comment: 06 September 07, 8:28 AM

For the link-o-matic
by jmcd303 at 06 September, 2007 - 5:55 AM
Latest comment: 06 September 07, 9:03 AM

Something I just noticed...
by adrienne at 06 September, 2007 - 12:34 AM
but it was probably happening all along.
Latest comment: 11 September 07, 8:37 AM

Frakitty Frak Frak Frak
by adrienne at 05 September, 2007 - 4:50 AM
Latest comment: 05 September 07, 8:10 AM

September 19
by jay at 04 September, 2007 - 7:11 AM
You know its coming. Talk Like a Pirate Day!
http://www.talklikeapirate.com/
Latest comment: 05 September 07, 4:20 AM

September DJ Schedule
by ben at 04 September, 2007 - 6:36 AM
For those of you interested, here is when I'm spinning this month, and where. I will also post this to my DJ Calendar as well:
Tuesday, 9/4 - XS, Baltimore, 8-9:30 (ish)
Friday, 9/14 - Shorty's Baltimore, 8:30 - 12 (ish), with Domestique
Sunday, 9/16 - XS, Baltimore, 8-11:30 (ish), with Domestique
Saturday 9/22 - Chuffed DC! Selam, DC, 10:30 - 3, with Pete & Christine Moritz
Tuesday 9/25 - XS, Baltimore, 8 - 9:30(ish)
Latest comment: 04 September 07, 6:36 AM

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