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Ben, you should let me take over this domain
by rich at 18 April, 2022 - 7:13 PM
This site is over 20 years old... Goodness.
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Is this a balk?
by rich at 24 August, 2013 - 2:47 PM
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How to build a MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING PC
by rich at 01 August, 2013 - 5:38 PM
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First place!
by rich at 04 September, 2012 - 3:43 PM
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Cannot open Mime type
by rich at 01 September, 2012 - 3:31 AM
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Frankly dear you should give a damn (if you are buying a house)
by rich at 09 July, 2012 - 5:00 AM
I have been using the heck out of a great site FranklyMLS for years now in my constant real estate shuffle. It is run by a super agent Frank LLosa who operates in Northern VA mostly. I would use him myself, but I have decided to go without a buyer’s agent this time for multiple reasons. He doesn't know this yet, but whenever I can finally afford unload my former place in Maryland that I currently rent out, Frank’s agency will be my first call.

The only negative about his site is that it only has listings from Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. Other than that it is fantastic. It is for the data hungry. Searches come back with a nice spreadsheet view that you can sort on whatever criteria. Simply roll over the listing to see a picture. The listing pages are simple, no fluff, and fact dense.

The real power of the site comes from the email notifications on favorite listings and search criteria. I had an agent of a home that I saw on Saturday personally email me to let me know her client was dropping the price 10k. 45 minutes later Frankly send me an email with the same information. You do have to of course give them your email address to get alerts, which I usually would dread on a slimy real estate site. However, they have not bothered me in the least to try and upsell me on their services. They just send me the alerts that I want. How refreshing!

Much of the real estate industry has focused on hording information away from buyers and sellers and keeping it confined within their cartel. Frank, goes in the opposite direction and pushes it all out as fast as he can to everyone. He is the type of agent that is going to succeed, and do very well in the future.

Thanks Frank!

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Shameless plug, buy my 25 year old computer
by rich at 08 July, 2012 - 2:59 AM
Commodore 128D for sale!
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track your fuel consumption
by rich at 22 June, 2012 - 7:48 AM
I'm enjoying using Fuelly so I thought I would let you all know about it. They have a lot of people entering fuel-up information for similar cars, so you can see how well yours is doing against the competition. Compared to most Crown Victoria's I'm doing pretty well. However the 10 folks tracking with 2004 model years like me also seem to do well on the MPG, so I am just middle of the pack compared to them. I'd like to see my average MPG go up to 24, and I think it will with some long distance summer trips. Fuelly
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King's Cube
by rich at 10 June, 2012 - 4:20 PM
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Cows with Guns
by rich at 19 May, 2012 - 8:56 AM
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Because when you are this bad ass, no default table size can hold you
by rich at 03 May, 2012 - 3:36 PM
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Hey Ya!
by rich at 15 February, 2012 - 4:15 PM
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Developer creates proxy server for Siri
by rich at 21 November, 2011 - 1:43 AM
When reading this article, I said "damn that's cool" out loud. So I knew what I had to do from there.
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DTC default width
by rich at 03 November, 2011 - 2:33 AM
Not that any of us have felt constrained, but I think it is time to change the default width of DTC to, [wider]. Discuss
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Good Time
by rich at 02 November, 2011 - 12:04 AM
This is the song I like to play to accentuate a good mood.
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iPhone app
by rich at 20 October, 2011 - 12:52 AM
There should be a DTC iphone app. Ben, start on this.
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Rock out!
by rich at 14 October, 2011 - 5:59 AM
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Noam Paul
by rich at 13 September, 2011 - 2:49 PM
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Santorum, don't make me go all SEO on your buttox
by rich at 12 September, 2011 - 7:50 PM
Rick Santorum's Anal Sex Problem - Mother Jones Rick Santorum would very much like to be president. For the past few years, he has been diligently appearing at the sorts of conservative events—the Values Voters Summit, the Conservative Political Action Conference—where aspiring Republican candidates are expected to show up. But before he starts printing "Santorum 2012" bumper stickers, there's one issue the former GOP senator and his strategists need to address. You see, Santorum has what you might call a Google problem. For voters who decide to look him up online, one of the top three search results is usually the site, which explains that .... More after the break
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John Stamos' Guide to Cuddling
by rich at 08 September, 2011 - 11:03 AM
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Pertinent topic at my house
by rich at 06 September, 2011 - 6:01 PM
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stand behind your product
by rich at 02 September, 2011 - 7:30 AM
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Playmobile Security Check point
by rich at 13 August, 2011 - 10:57 AM

See the reviews for entertainment.

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BBJCotIotD - Best Billie Jean cover on the internet of the day
by rich at 17 July, 2011 - 4:31 PM
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Stu and Mags called on Sunday
by rich at 12 July, 2011 - 11:04 AM
"I thought I heard pay you, you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear really, happy birthday in June. You hope you're doing well today. We will that's all. bye bye" --- Brought to you by Vonage ---
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Playstation Network Passwords
by rich at 06 July, 2011 - 12:13 PM
One password per frame.
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I feel GREAT!
by rich at 30 June, 2011 - 2:44 AM
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Go the fuck to sleep
by rich at 17 June, 2011 - 3:38 AM
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Mayberry needs to have a talk with Washington
by rich at 28 May, 2011 - 6:48 PM
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There is a phalicy somewhere here but I can't quite place it
by rich at 20 May, 2011 - 8:03 AM
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by rich at 08 May, 2011 - 6:39 PM
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Jump Jump
by rich at 06 May, 2011 - 2:31 PM
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Competition is good for the consumer
by rich at 13 April, 2011 - 8:17 AM
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The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained
by rich at 13 April, 2011 - 4:32 AM
I learned something, I think. I am still not exactly sure what, and I certainly couldn't repeat it. But, I do feel educated after watching never the less.
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Back to your regularly scheduled programming
by rich at 26 March, 2011 - 3:15 AM
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Biden, war without authorization = Impeachment
by rich at 21 March, 2011 - 9:38 AM
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Just saying is all
by rich at 19 March, 2011 - 5:06 PM Barack Obama's Q&A By Charlie Savage Globe Staff / December 20, 2007 ... 2. In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress? (Specifically, what about the strategic bombing of suspected nuclear sites -- a situation that does not involve stopping an IMMINENT threat?) The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch. It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action. As for the specific question about bombing suspected nuclear sites, I recently introduced S.J. Res. 23, which states in part that “any offensive military action taken by the United States against Iran must be explicitly authorized by Congress.” The recent NIE tells us that Iran in 2003 halted its effort to design a nuclear weapon. While this does not mean that Iran is no longer a threat to the United States or its allies, it does give us time to conduct aggressive and principled personal diplomacy aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
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Best advertising rap of the day
by rich at 18 March, 2011 - 6:50 AM
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best alphabet on the internet of the day
by rich at 20 February, 2011 - 3:24 PM
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Nerdyest thing on the Internet of the Day
by rich at 10 February, 2011 - 5:23 AM
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Shake the weight right off
by rich at 06 February, 2011 - 10:34 AM
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by rich at 28 January, 2011 - 6:48 AM
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LOL wut
by rich at 06 January, 2011 - 5:57 PM
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Oh shit here comes another one
by rich at 03 January, 2011 - 4:46 PM
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Ready for Santa here
by rich at 24 December, 2010 - 7:16 PM
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Steam Powered Battery Charger
by rich at 15 December, 2010 - 6:45 AM
Some bad ass mofo back yard engineers. Wish I could set something like this up. This page is a diary about our effort to build a steam powered 'backup generator' to charge our batteries. For the most part we have all the power we could ever need from our small 600 Watt solar array and our 20' diameter wind turbine, but on occasion I do need to run a generator and I always figured that a steam engine would be the most fun, plus... I don't need to rely on petroleum - I have lots of wood all around me!
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by rich at 11 December, 2010 - 7:52 PM
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bigger is not always better
by rich at 07 December, 2010 - 5:42 AM
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Damn that is Japanese
by rich at 04 December, 2010 - 4:32 PM
Latest comment: 05 December 10, 9:48 AM

Outlook 2011 for Mac error sync error 19752.
by rich at 04 December, 2010 - 11:13 AM
I fixed something that was quite annoying, and I thought I would post it here so that google can add it to earth's meta knowledge. Could not synchronize record Details ---- Property update did not succeed. Error -19752 The client is Outlook 2011 for Mac connecting to an Exchange 2011 sp1 server via EWS. When trying to fix this I noted several others reporting the same error with Entourage 2008 sp2 on EWS (Exchange Web Services) connections as well as Outlook 2011. I had frequent iterations (several hundred every mail sync attempt) of sync error 19752 in Outlook 2011. This error would specify particular messages by subject as being problematic, however spot checking several of the referenced messages, they appeared to be present with all content. Outlook 2011 would take a great deal of time (and bandwidth) attempting these large syncs with every new message or even states change (marking one message as read). Utilizing this mailbox from OWA or a Windows XP machine with Outlook 2010 via RPC over HTTPS yielded zero problems. I ran a new to Exchange 2010 SP1 command-let on the mailbox server: New-MailboxRepairRequest -Mailbox -CorruptionType SearchFolder, AggregateCounts, ProvisionedFolder, FolderView After this ran successfully the problem has gone away, so I am guessing the problem was due to mail item corruption of some sort. Of note, possibly related, possibly not, a majority of the mail content in the box was recently imported via Apple Mail. I connected to my previous service via IMAP and dragged and dropped mail items to their new folders in Exchange.
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The greatest arcade basketball of the day
by rich at 22 November, 2010 - 5:14 AM
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Mahir seems to be doing well
by rich at 08 November, 2010 - 6:09 AM
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Gentlemen, I give you the future
by rich at 29 October, 2010 - 7:10 PM
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by rich at 27 October, 2010 - 7:15 AM
Yet another greatest thing on the internet of the day. see below for HD
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by rich at 22 October, 2010 - 5:58 AM
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Shameless promotion! Rent my house!
by rich at 13 August, 2010 - 7:36 AM
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by rich at 30 July, 2010 - 8:01 PM
In 2010 it should not be a incredible thing to include support for case sensitive file systems in your application for OS X. Seriously, sic an intern on the problem for half a day and it would be solved! Shame on you: Steam Blizzard Adobe Linking to a much better written rant on the subject
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Anyone remember this site?
by rich at 20 July, 2010 - 5:08 AM The above may be NSFW btw
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Soft Corinthian Leather
by rich at 29 June, 2009 - 4:50 PM
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by rich at 29 January, 2009 - 2:25 PM
I thought I would start a new topic so that AnarchyX could rant.
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Crystal Castles
by rich at 07 January, 2009 - 4:36 PM
Crystal Castles is rocking my socks, and I suggest you let them rock yours also.

Apparently they toured with Nine Inch Nails from June to August. :-( I just missed them with the September show we went to.

Latest comment: 12 January 09, 12:54 AM

Synergy teases local man with hot Pizza
by rich at 14 December, 2008 - 3:03 PM
Here I was unassumingly watching a football game I didn’t really care about, but not wanting to get up because my daughter was asleep on me. Then an ad for Dominos comes on, the first ad of half time. The Tivo helpfully generates a little icon with the ad. In other times it has urged me to hit thumbs up to find out more about the product. Thus far I have resisted the temptation. Today, the Tivo has upped the ante, with it’s technological sultry beckoning of me to simply hit thumbs up to order a pizza. YES YES YES I will have my synergy with pepperoni, sausage, mushroom and cheese please! .....
Latest comment: 15 December 08, 1:17 AM

pure super joy
by rich at 22 November, 2008 - 2:24 PM
Latest comment: 24 November 08, 12:49 AM

Cute picture of Anna
by rich at 15 September, 2008 - 6:07 AM
Wendy and I just had three month pictures done with Anna. Follow this link to see one of them Also while you are there consider contributing a few bucks sponsoring Wendy in a 5k run for the benefit of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, happening Sunday, October 19th in Hunt Valley. She is trying to raise $500 for the cause.
Latest comment: 16 September 08, 12:55 AM

Soon to be relatively famous
by rich at 06 August, 2008 - 2:28 AM
Matthews for Congress is on YouTube!
Latest comment: 06 August 08, 2:28 AM

Matthews for Congress Meet and Greet + fundraising event July 1st
by rich at 29 June, 2008 - 3:33 PM
This will not be your usual political event! We are especially welcoming the younger voters of the district (and those young at heart) to come out to a show with popular local band Pasadena. Your $10 contribution at the door will include your first drink. We will be rocking out interspersed with the messages of respect for our civil liberties, an end to the war in Iraq, and the prosperity that comes when the government lets you keep more of what you earn. Please come out, enjoy yourself, and ask Richard Matthews the tough questions the he needs to answer to earn your vote in November.
Taps 1439 S. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21230 (Federal Hill) 410-685-TAPS Google Maps
Latest comment: 29 June 08, 3:33 PM

What is this 'Iraq war' charge on my bill?
by rich at 16 June, 2008 - 9:52 AM
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Wild Animal Crunch
by rich at 07 June, 2008 - 3:00 AM
I was grocery shopping yesterday. On clearance they had these boxes of "Wild Animal Crunch" for $1.50. I am a sucker for a deal, and I figured it would make for good content on DTC. So, I have to say they are pretty tasty. Who knew polar bear flavored grains could be such a tasty part of a balanced breakfast?
Latest comment: 07 June 08, 7:00 AM

1999 A.D.
by rich at 16 May, 2008 - 3:23 AM
I'd say they got this spot on:
Latest comment: 22 May 08, 7:01 AM

I will be on (streaming) radio today
by rich at 14 April, 2008 - 6:46 AM
at 5pm EDIT: Here is an archive copy for those that missed it.
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by rich at 07 April, 2008 - 4:07 AM
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Matthews for Congress
by rich at 21 March, 2008 - 5:02 PM
Just a quick update to the DTC audience. I won my primary last month and I am officially the Republican nominee for Congress in the Second Congressional District. Jamie and Ben have done some wonderful work on my campaign site. Penn is starting to gussy things up, beginning with my picture. Big thanks go out to those guys for all the work they have done.
Something looks funny about it, I can't understand the resemblance, but I know I have seen something that looks like that site before. I have a Campaign Manager and Treasurer and we are digging in our heals with FEC paperwork and all that goes with it (ugg!) The next step to take is to achieve $5000 in campaign donations. Once I hit that figure I will be taken a good bit more seriously and have alot more paperwork to fill out (joy!). My Campaign Manager is forcing me to hit up every venue I know of towards this goal, so here I am. Wont you contribute to furthering the goals of Liberty, Peace and Prosperity? I am a regular guy running, hoping to shake things up a little bit in this state and country. Donate via this link please.
Latest comment: 26 March 08, 12:46 AM

by rich at 05 March, 2008 - 1:46 AM
condition: Refurbished product(s): 1 TiVo HD TCD652160 High Definition Digital Video Recorder


+ $5 shipping. Also three months service free. I would get one but I don't need it for my 23' HD TV
Latest comment: 05 March 08, 5:36 AM

by rich at 28 January, 2008 - 4:31 AM This is a great site with pictures from the knocking down of Memorial Stadium. What I will never understand is why they couldn't keep the Memorial part of Memorial Stadium up. It looks like they could have if they wanted to.
Latest comment: 28 January 08, 5:29 AM

Why do I have to pick?
by rich at 22 January, 2008 - 3:45 PM
Latest comment: 23 January 08, 3:36 AM

Ron Paul Blimp on the Move
by rich at 19 December, 2007 - 4:33 AM
The Ron Paul blimp will be in the Baltimore area tomorrow probably. They have fitted the thing with a GPS tracker.
Latest comment: 20 December 07, 3:24 AM

This Sunday's Donation drive for Ron Paul
by rich at 14 December, 2007 - 5:41 AM

November the 5th, the Ron Paul Campaign made big news by raising 4.3 million bucks in one day, mostly online. This was the all time record online, and nearly the one day record in US politics over all.
Latest comment: 17 December 07, 12:41 AM

This is terrible
by rich at 06 December, 2007 - 1:49 AM
" The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill saying that anyone offering an open Wi-Fi connection to the public must report illegal images including "obscene" cartoons and drawings--or face fines of up to $300,000. That broad definition would cover individuals, coffee shops, libraries, hotels, and even some government agencies that provide Wi-Fi. It also sweeps in social-networking sites, domain name registrars, Internet service providers, and e-mail service providers such as Hotmail and Gmail, and it may require that the complete contents of the user's account be retained for subsequent police inspection. Before the House vote, which was a lopsided 409 to 2, Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Texas) held a press conference on Capitol Hill with John Walsh, the host of America's Most Wanted and Ernie Allen, head of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Not one Democrat opposed the SAFE Act. Two Republicans did: Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian-leaning presidential candidate from Texas, and Rep. Paul Broun from Georgia. " A Representative Matthews would have also voted no on this bill. This requires communications companies to monitor your transmissions. Encryption, Encryption, Encryption.
Latest comment: 12 December 07, 6:34 AM

I am running for Congress in Maryland's second district
by rich at 30 November, 2007 - 1:54 PM
So somewhat timidly I am throwing my hat in to politics it seems. I was disappointed to see no one coming forward to run in my district representing the issues that strongly impassion me. So I have put my money where my mouth is. Ok so it was just a $100 filing fee so far but I feel this is just the start of a very long adventure. As many of you know I have been an active supporter of Ron Paul's Presidential campaign. I strongly agree with his stances on:
  • shrinking the size of the Federal Government
  • defending of civil liberties
  • A foreign policy of defending ourselves without unnecessary foreign adventure or entanglements. My run for Congress focus on these issues. These are important issues for Maryland and our country that are not being adequately addressed by our current leaders. My Democratic opponent for the Second Congressional District is currently in his third term. I acknowledge that this will be a very large challenge. I feel folks are ready for change in business as usual.
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    The Freetarian
    by rich at 09 November, 2007 - 6:57 AM
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    Time to go cash
    by rich at 09 November, 2007 - 2:46 AM
    FBI Hoped to Follow Falafel Trail to Iranian Terrorists Here
    Wendy and I have been talking about making massive trips to the ATM and going cash for everything we do 'round town as a budgeting tool. When you plunk 6 twenties down in a cashiers hand it seems much more real than signing your name to a credit card receipt. Who knew that there was an ever better reason to do this. I tend to go to Tiendas now and again to buy mexican coke. I hope I am not on the deportation list should they ever start rounding people up.
    Latest comment: 10 November 07, 8:37 AM

    Damn this is cool
    by rich at 07 November, 2007 - 5:26 AM
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    Ron Paul's First Action as President
    by rich at 01 November, 2007 - 10:54 AM

    Let me know if you find anyone else this frank or reasonable running for Dog catcher, let alone President.
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    by rich at 30 October, 2007 - 2:29 PM
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    Crabs for Paul - A fundraiser
    by rich at 12 October, 2007 - 3:25 AM
    I think I have communicated my desire to see Ron Paul as our next President sufficiently to this blog. I have gotten quite involved with the campaign of late, becoming the Organizer for the Anne Arundel County Ron Paul 2008 Meetup group.

    I am announcing a fund raising event that I will be running via a crab feast at my home on Saturday October the 20th, 2pm. I am asking $100 minimum donations for the Ron Paul campaign, with a goal of raising $5000.

    I think many of you on DTC do not 100% agree with Ron Paul, but at least do find him a refreshing voice against traditional politicians.

    See the Meetup Event for more details.

    Latest comment: 16 October 07, 7:45 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

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

    Doubleplus Good
    by rich at 17 September, 2007 - 4:06 PM
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    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

    MS-DOS 5 Upgrade Video
    by rich at 12 September, 2007 - 3:12 AM
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    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.
    Latest comment: 09 September 07, 6:38 PM

    Government Structural Financial Deficiencies
    by rich at 28 August, 2007 - 6:35 AM
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    by rich at 01 August, 2007 - 3:56 AM
    I caught a shark on Sunday durring a fishing cruise out of Ocean City! He was about three feet long and thrown back in the ocean about 12 miles out.

    Good times had by all. This was only my third time fishing ever. One of these previous times involves a Snoopy fishing pole apparently.

    I received a fishing pole for my birthday. Watch out fishes, a new man is in town, he is a shark catcher so your little ass stands no chance.
    Latest comment: 02 August 07, 2:38 PM

    Strange sightings in the forest of Lancaster PA
    by rich at 18 July, 2007 - 1:01 PM
    Latest comment: 19 July 07, 1:46 AM

    Leakers "taken care of"
    by rich at 02 July, 2007 - 5:07 PM
    "If there's a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is," Bush told reporters at an impromptu news conference during a fund-raising stop in Chicago, Illinois. "If the person has violated law, that person will be taken care of."
    CNN 2004

    See you know, you know.... what I thought, and really I feel silly about it now, but when I read "taken care of" I thought you meant harshly dealt with. I should have read that one more closely.

    It is good to have that cleared up. Thanks Mr. President.

    My bad. I won't let it happen again.
    Latest comment: 03 July 07, 6:05 AM

    Step one: Collect Underpants
    by rich at 24 May, 2007 - 4:31 PM
    So one of the greatest mystery's of life is the underwear gnome riddle.

    It has been solved!

    1. Collect Underpants
    wait for it.....
    Latest comment: 26 May 07, 7:48 AM

    Candidate Paul assigns reading to Giuliani
    by rich at 24 May, 2007 - 7:33 AM
    Candidate Paul assigns reading to Giuliani

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longshot Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Thursday gave front-runner Rudy Giuliani a list of foreign-policy books to back up his contention that attacks by Islamic militants are fueled by the U.S. presence in the Middle East.

    "I'm giving Mr. Giuliani a reading assignment," the nine-term Texas congressman said as he stood behind a stack of books that included the report by the commission that examined the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
    A Giuliani campaign official could not confirm whether he had read any of the books on Paul's list.
    Latest comment: 24 May 07, 5:30 PM

    Ron Paul for President
    by rich at 08 May, 2007 - 3:57 PM
    I have decided to support Ron Paul (wikipedia) for President. This man's ideas line up better with my own than any candidate running for anything that I have ever known. It almost makes me want to move to his district in Texas.

    Latest comment: 20 May 07, 5:04 PM

    Censoring a Number
    by rich at 01 May, 2007 - 4:18 PM
    Latest comment: 04 May 07, 7:48 AM

    Earth Day
    by rich at 22 April, 2007 - 4:16 PM

    I feel bad. On Earth Day, yesterday, I cut down a tree in my yard. Not only that, I went out to Home Depot and bought the saw to do it and everything.

    I am a bastard. All it the name of home improvement!

    Please commence with the 40 lashings.
    Latest comment: 23 April 07, 7:04 AM

    Lee Iacocca is mad as hell
    by rich at 12 April, 2007 - 4:41 AM
    Had Enough? Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course." Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I'll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out! You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore. The President of the United States is given a free pass to ignore the Constitution, tap our phones, and lead us to war on a pack of lies.Congress responds to record deficits by passing a huge tax cut for the wealthy (thanks, but I don't need it). The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq, the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving pom-poms instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of America my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for.

    Read the rest at Information Clearing House
    Latest comment: 13 April 07, 4:22 AM

    Pear Sauce
    by rich at 14 March, 2007 - 3:54 PM
    I would like to inform everyone about the excellent concoction that is pear sauce.

    Wendy has introduced me to my new love.... sorry dear.
    From Amazon

    Latest comment: 14 March 07, 3:54 PM

    by rich at 26 February, 2007 - 5:42 AM
    The other day I thought it was high time to start encrypting my portable storage. I recently bought a 4GB thumb drive (my first one!) and started syncing my home directory to it. I keep this synced to my desktop home directory also. I use a packaged distribution of cygwin and rsync to do this.
    Anyway I started using Truecrypt (Open-Source, free) on my thumb drive and laptop. It is very simple to use. On the thumb drive it was very easy to create autorun launcher that, opens the truecrypt exe, opens your truecrypt data file, prompts your for a password, and then maps it to a predetermined drive letter. All of this with out any software installation on the local machine.

    Anyway, it only took me about 30 minutes of non challenging dinking around to get everything in place with truecrypt encrypting the contents. This time was less due to Truecrypt and more due to figuring out how to redirect other programs data storage to my Truecrypt partition and getting my synchronization scripts reworked

    Easy to use ubiquitous data encryption is very important with any portable storage medium you may have be it a thumb drive or a laptop.
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    by rich at 20 February, 2007 - 2:50 AM
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    by rich at 09 February, 2007 - 2:56 PM

    I cannot stop hiccuping!!!

    Latest comment: 11 February 07, 11:07 PM

    State of the Union
    by rich at 24 January, 2007 - 3:29 AM
    Just in case you missed it. The Democratic response is on the end.

    You Tube
    Latest comment: 24 January 07, 3:19 PM

    US forces invade Iranian consulate
    by rich at 12 January, 2007 - 5:06 AM
    Wednesday night the president addressed the nation to say that 20,000 more troops are to enter Iraq. Honestly, this is not really big news. We are increasing troops levels for the 5th time since the conflict started. The timing, after an election where it was made pretty clear that the American people would prefer to see troop levels going down, and not up. That is the point of contention here.

    Now let me fill you in on the BIG news. Thursday night we invaded the Iranian Consulate in a northern Kurdish area. We arrested five people carried away documents and computer equipment.. The locals (normally relatively friendly to us) were not very happy about this either. Apparently they sounded our troops for two hours.

    NY Times Article

    Second, as the president announced and was reported previous to his address we are sending a second carrier battle group to the region, specifically aimed at Iran.

    NY Post article

    Keep your ears peeled for more provocative acts towards Iran. The press sure will not trumpet them loudly. Bush wants to at the minimum have Israel or our own forces attack Iran from the air. He wants to do this in 2007. He is setting up the justifications now.
    Latest comment: 26 March 07, 1:50 AM

    Shameless plug - KeePass
    by rich at 12 December, 2006 - 2:32 AM
    KeePass is a windows program that is basically a highly encrypted database for keeping credentials. There are recent ports to OSX/Linux and Pocket PC.

    Keepass is my killer app. I have been using it for about a year and a half. Let me extol its virtues.

    - Open Source
    - Small, simple, no install needed, just run
    - Pocket PC mini version that you can automatically sync your desktop to
    - Fun cryptography/security items such as two factor auth options (password plus key file) and random entropy gathering password generation
    - Copy, paste, then clear clip board options with simple commands.

    KeePass on SourceForge
    Latest comment: 15 December 06, 1:34 AM

    Election Prediction
    by rich at 06 November, 2006 - 8:37 AM

    220 Dems, 215 Republicans


    52 Republicans, 48 Democrats

    Election Process FUD in 10 - 15 critical races.
    Latest comment: 10 November 06, 7:44 AM

    by rich at 11 October, 2006 - 9:37 AM
    Another Third Grader for O'Malley
    School Bulletin Board Proclaims Student Support for Mayor's Candidacy

    School = polling place

    Tell me no one had any half thought that a display such as that would be inside a polling place when the teacher decided to put it up? Please do not try to convince me of that.
    Latest comment: 12 October 06, 1:37 AM

    How do normal people use computers?
    by rich at 25 September, 2006 - 2:44 AM
    Yesterday I finally got a bit of time to install Madden 2007 for the PC and the XBOX 360 controller (Microsoft made, USB connector, yes there are XP drivers for it).
    The XBOX 360 controller is on the box as being compatible with the game. I think to myself great, I’ll pop this disk in, install, download some updates, install drivers for the controller, reboot and I will be playing football in 20 or 30 minutes.

    I do all of that and, no sound. WTF mate. Futz around with things, check wires for 20 or 30 minutes. Then I remember that I saw a little blip go by when installing drivers for the XBOX controller regarding a “head set audio device” or some such nonsense. Recalling that there is a little headset port on the bottom of the controller it makes me think. I unplug the game controller reboot and presto sound. Plug controller back in and sound goes away.

    So anyway to fix I had to go into device manager and disable the very generically labeled “USB audio device”. Sound is now back piping out of the Sound Blaster. Apparently windows thought that I would of course want my sound piped to me via my game controller, even with no headphones attached. What will I do if I ever want to get one of those head set things, I have no idea.

    Thanks windows you are the best. :-)

    Latest comment: 28 September 06, 5:47 AM

    Never credit conspiracy when mere incompetence will do?
    by rich at 19 September, 2006 - 4:09 AM
    I usually go by the axiom above.

    However I think the sad collection of errors surrounding our elections now days no longer can be explained by incompetence.

    Hotel Minibar Key Opens Diebold Voting Machines
    Latest comment: 01 October 06, 4:45 PM

    NYC Unveils 9/11 Memorial Hole
    by rich at 06 September, 2006 - 10:21 AM
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    For Great Justice!
    by rich at 24 August, 2006 - 2:37 AM
    "The truck driver had stopped to help a lady with a [stalled] vehicle," Mr. Ruefly recalled. "The trailer was half on the shoulder, half in the right lane. Its lights were off. I switched lanes at 55 mph. I never even saw it. The next thing I know, I'm in the back seat of my truck, and the engine is in the front seat."
    With his hip shattered and truck destroyed, Mr. Ruefly had to endure one more parting shot from the bridge.
    "As the ambulance starts to leave, we get a few feet, then we have to stop again because the drawbridge opened up," he said with a chuckle. "We had to wait almost an half-hour before they could get me to shock trauma. But that's typical of the Wilson Bridge."
    Latest comment: 22 April 08, 4:21 AM

    Botched Paramilitary Police Raids
    by rich at 15 August, 2006 - 11:08 AM
    An interactive google map.
    Latest comment: 23 August 06, 3:48 AM

    Jesus H. Christ
    by rich at 14 August, 2006 - 3:01 AM
    What does the "H" mean when people say "Jesus H. Christ".

    Was that his middle name? Does it indemnify one for using the lords name in vain, or does it excentuate the the vainness? What is going on here?

    I want to know. I demand to know.

    Help me out here
    Latest comment: 17 August 06, 9:15 AM

    Myspace, who needs it
    by rich at 20 July, 2006 - 1:35 AM
    I don't. Why do you?

    Last nail in coffin

    Banner Ad on Myspace Serves Adware to 1 Million
    Latest comment: 18 August 06, 7:27 AM

    And they're off! World War IV?
    by rich at 13 July, 2006 - 4:36 AM
    I say World War IV because we all knew what World War III was supposed to look like.

    What does World War IV look like? Is 2006 ~ 1939?

    - Israel is lashing out at Lebanon, conflict very well may get wider by the end of the week. Politicians are dropping the word "war" unabashedly.
    - North Korea is pissing off Japan and others. Japan is openly talking about modifying their constitution to allow “offensive” weapons
    - Iraq is not going well for us. Fair to say there is now a low intensity civil war going on there
    - Afghanistan I hear the Taliban is on a up surge. Didn’t we fix that a few years ago? WTF mate?
    - Iran is getting belligerent because it knows it can because the US and Israel are bogged down

    I am sure someone somewhere is going to screw over the price of oil as an economic weapon soon.
    Latest comment: 16 July 06, 9:15 PM

    Get your rant on
    by rich at 13 June, 2006 - 6:27 AM
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    Flippin buckets of kittens
    by rich at 30 May, 2006 - 10:16 AM
    And the fun continues today from the stolen identity stuff. Today my beautiful bride tells me that wally-mart just turned the both of us down for credit. This is the third merchant in as many weeks to turn us down. We did not apply for these things, someone else did for us. Joy.

    Anyway the fraud alert seems to be doing it’s job, as I am notified every time credit is attempted in my name. However each time I get one of these calls I am hopping mad for the rest of the day. Today, just to be sure nothing had gotten through the cracks I figured I should pony up to the “man” ahem, mob, at Equifax and have a look see for myself. This is something I have been doing every 3 to 6 months anyway before all this crap.
    Latest comment: 31 May 06, 3:30 AM

    GM Hides Fuel-Efficient Small Cars and Trucks -- in Brazil
    by rich at 24 May, 2006 - 4:44 AM
    Washington Post

    The Montana is based on GM's subcompact Corsa car. Its 1.8-liter FlexPower engine generates 112 horsepower at 5,600 revolutions per minute and 174 foot-pounds of torque at 2,800 revolutions per minute. But it's a spunky, stable little thing at high speeds. Its five-speed manual shifter works smoothly. With its barely five-foot-long cargo box, it offers urban utility while minimizing urban parking hassles. The interior is one of the best looking I've seen in any small truck. It averages the U.S. equivalent of 35 miles per gallon on the highway.
    Latest comment: 25 May 06, 12:26 AM

    So you want me to read that? Part 1
    by rich at 22 May, 2006 - 4:25 PM
    I have had to do a bit of research on the topic of assuring delivery of e-mail lately. E-mail as we know it is based on the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).

    SMTP was released in August of 1982 to a much younger more naive internet, still called arpanet. The protocol was created to link e-mail in various disparate systems. The goal being that, if you knew an e-mail address then you could just send mail without thinking about how it was to get there. Messages could (and still can for the most part!) be sent using things as simple as telnet without even having an e-mail account.

    Here is a link on SMTP commands.
    If you attempt some of these commands against an e-mail server you will see just how easy it is to send out e-mail as if you were someone else. Some of the guys at the ISP I interned at in 1997 showed me this. I thought it was nothing more then a cool novelty at the time when I received an e-mail from telling me to go on a divine quest to buy Steve and Patrick tacos or face damnation.
    Latest comment: 04 June 06, 11:43 PM

    Caught in a Neighborhood Web
    by rich at 13 May, 2006 - 1:09 AM
    Innocent Man Mistaken For Registered Offender

    From the Washington Post

    Basicly this guy was run out of suburbia, and his girlfriend's parents chased him away for what? He once had a roommate that was a sex offender, and he took a nap before picking up his girlfriend for a date.

    How many of you have arrived somewhere early and taken a nap in your car before going inside? I know I have done it many times.
    Latest comment: 15 May 06, 9:46 AM

    I am a victim of identity theft.
    by rich at 13 April, 2006 - 11:06 AM
    I really don't want to get into the whole thing here. However I was filling out some forms to dispute some things and I ran into this gem.

    The consumer may send to us a brief statement, not to exceed 100 words (200 words for Maine residents) explaining the nature of your disagreement. Please note that the information that you enter in your consumer statement will appear on your credit report and will be made available to potential creditors. The consumer statement should not be used to dispute credit file information as it may delay the processing of your dispute. In addition, we reserve the right to edit your statement.

    Apparently Maine inhabitants are legally allowed to be more verbose. I will put that into my list of things the next time I compare and contrast what state I want to live in.
    Latest comment: 14 April 06, 1:12 AM

    I didn't know ben wore a tie
    by rich at 04 April, 2006 - 2:13 AM
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    This is way cool
    by rich at 27 February, 2006 - 12:31 AM
    Electronic subscription service for IT books. O'Reilly and others.
    Latest comment: 27 February 06, 9:06 AM

    Do you want the UAE running the port of Baltimore?
    by rich at 16 February, 2006 - 10:05 AM
    The Bush administration on Thursday rebuffed criticism about potential security risks of a $6.8 billion sale that gives a company in the United Arab Emirates control over significant operations at six major American ports.
    (no linkinating to avoid link target flaming)
    Latest comment: 16 February 06, 11:56 AM

    Post-Soviet Lessons for a Post-American Century
    by rich at 11 February, 2006 - 6:23 PM
    The white flakey death (SNOW!!!! AHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!) being amongst most of you, I figure you need some reading material.

    This is a really long read, but interesting. This essay would pretty much be a diametric opposite view of the future then the one PNAC has.

    It reminds me of a bad Kevin Costner movie The Postman. Hrm, might put that in the Netflix que.

    A decade and a half ago the world went from bipolar to unipolar, because one of the poles fell apart: The S.U. is no more. The other pole - symmetrically named the U.S. - has not fallen apart - yet, but there are ominous rumblings on the horizon. The collapse of the United States seems about as unlikely now as the collapse of the Soviet Union seemed in 1985. The experience of the first collapse may be instructive to those who wish to survive the second.

    Full essay

    Latest comment: 16 February 06, 12:01 PM

    Buy my car - 2004 RX-8
    by rich at 26 January, 2006 - 6:55 AM
    This is nothing but a shameless plug -

    eBay Auction ending Super Bowl Sunday.
    Latest comment: 05 February 06, 3:06 AM

    Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computerfest
    by rich at 26 January, 2006 - 3:04 AM
    So I was at the iBar with Penn last night taking about a wide range of topics for a few hours.
    One topic of conversation that was brought up was an e-mail I had sent Penn a few days ago.

    Basically it was about how I am getting a table at a computer show / hamfest to sell some older unwanted too heavy to ship computer equipment.

    Penn - "so what’s with this Computer show BBQ thing you have been trying to get us to go to for the last few years?"
    Rich - "what?"
    Penn - "remember that e-mail you sent out like two day ago?"
    Rich - "yeah, what does that have to do with BBQ?"
    Penn - "what is your problem, and what the hell are you laughing about"
    Rich - "Hamfest is referring to Ham radio"
    Penn - "oh"
    Latest comment: 26 January 06, 6:08 AM

    Blogger Web Comments for Firefox
    by rich at 20 January, 2006 - 3:46 AM
    Blogger Web Comments for Firefox is an extension that makes it easy to see what bloggers are saying about a page you're viewing in Firefox and even make your own blog post about it, all without leaving the page you're on.

    Double thumbs up from Rich.

    Latest comment: 24 January 06, 3:17 AM

    by rich at 14 December, 2005 - 9:38 AM
    Thomson Prometric Sucks
    I would like to detail the horrible customer service experience that I have had attempting to take Microsoft MCSE exams. I think I have made reasonable efforts to correct this situation and I am extremely frustrated by an obnoxiously anemic bureaucracy at the offices of Thomson-Prometric. This website is a result of that frustration. If you are from Thomson-Prometric and reading this site, my name is Richard Matthews. In addition to my $500 you have my phone number in your database, give me a call.
    Latest comment: 16 December 05, 9:07 AM

    Pics from road trip to San Fran
    by rich at 21 October, 2005 - 3:21 AM
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    by rich at 07 July, 2005 - 4:41 AM
    Ever attempting to increase productivity, I think I am going to start using RSS feeds. What do you recommend to use on a Windows desktop?
    Latest comment: 09 July 05, 1:51 AM

    Honda wigger clown car story
    by rich at 03 July, 2005 - 11:44 AM

    This is a true story. I swear Im not making any of this up. ....and you may very well see the car and laugh your ass off as well.

    So Im a car enthusiast, and part time auto mechjanic who helps the neighbors out with thier cars. Hey, ive got a little knowledge, been doing this for a few years, and Ive got a great set of tools. I have a rather fast and rare early 70s hobby car that i take out on weekends, an oldsmobile 442.

    So anyway. My neighbors kid turns 17, and the mother gives him her honda civic.
    Say it out loud now with me. Honda civic.

    Plastic and aluminum, 75 horsepower, basic commuter car, honda civic.

    "perfect for a new driver, economical, easy to maintain and dependable a good basic car for junior," i thought to myself.

    The first week was fine, he bought spinning hubcaps and a set of dragon seat covers for it. That should have been it. He should have left it alone.

    The week after that, I walk out to my mailbox, and I almost called the cops. I thought I had just seen a UFO. as it slowly approached.....i could see it was a HONDA CIVIC.....with four different blinking colors of neon underneath it. Holy shit. I almost had a fucking siezure looking at this thing. Even the shifter knob was blinking.

    Latest comment: 04 July 05, 5:01 AM

    by rich at 15 April, 2005 - 8:46 AM

    Latest comment: 15 April 05, 12:16 PM

    Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico
    by rich at 17 March, 2005 - 9:32 AM
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    Man gets lost 6 years ago, baby is born
    by rich at 26 February, 2005 - 6:36 AM
    So, my friend from high school Rich and his wife Melissa had their first child a few weeks ago. This got me to thinking about some random chain of events that happened about six years ago.
    Latest comment: 26 February 05, 10:43 AM

    What is a "Record?"
    by rich at 18 February, 2005 - 5:32 AM
    I friend from work yesterday asked me if I knew of any retail places to buy typical DJ vinyl. I had no clue.

    Looking in the DC/Baltimore area
    Input from the peanut gallery is requested.
    Latest comment: 18 February 05, 12:54 PM

    Tsunami Emergency
    by rich at 30 December, 2004 - 6:42 AM

    $360 donated $140 left to go

    I am sickened by the carnage in South Asia. So I have decided it is time to do something to help.
    I am putting up a personal challenge to the DTC crowd. I would like to see us raise $500 for relief aid via the Red Cross. Go here and chose International Response Fund to donate.
    To backup my personal challenge I will match any donation to the International Response Fund 100% with a donation of my own (up to $500). For extra incentive to provide some urgency I will donate an extra $150 on top of the $500 if we actually hit that goal before the weekend is out. Just post in this thread on this board (or e-mail me rich at tekkiehaus dot com) about your donation and I will take your word for it.
    Latest comment: 06 January 05, 2:19 AM

    My bad yo, my bad
    by rich at 22 November, 2004 - 4:48 AM

    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Sunday that "accountability will be carried out" against whoever slipped a provision into an omnibus spending bill that would have allowed two committee chairmen to view the tax returns of any American

    Per usual, McCain tells it like it is:
    Sen. John McCain said Sunday that the episode points up the problems created when Congress passes gigantic spending bills at the end of a session, before anyone has time to read them.

    "If there is ever a graphic example of the broken system that we now have, that certainly has to be it," the Arizona Republican said on NBC's "Meet The Press." "How many other provisions didn't we find in that 1,000-page bill?"
    Latest comment: 22 November 04, 8:56 AM

    Ear infections in Miami
    by rich at 14 November, 2004 - 12:34 PM
    Well my proclivity to get ear infections reared its ugly head again last week. Although this time one could not ask for a better setting for the situation. Sunny Isles Florida, weather sunny 75 – 80 degrees, hotel with several stars next to the front door, and I even had the foresight to bring along my own attending ICU nurse.
    I tell you people, I must really love this girl. An ear infection to me feels like someone has broken a pencil in half, jabbed the jaggedy ends in my ears and occasionally twists them around leaving splinters. That is the happy version of the description kids. Anyway, Wendy made this whole experience fairly enjoyable, despite my, and the vicodin deamons', best efforts to the contrary.
    My recommendation to anyone that will listen, find a nurse to love. I have. They are the best.
    Latest comment: 14 November 04, 8:22 PM

    Calling the Election for 'W'
    by rich at 02 November, 2004 - 7:32 PM

    Looks to me like FLA and Ohio are going the Bush way.

    4 mo years.
    'grats to CMoe, DTC's only Republican.
    Latest comment: 05 November 04, 3:03 AM

    Election 2004
    by rich at 02 November, 2004 - 5:22 AM

    Let us hope that today’s election goes better then four years ago. I seriously think that if we have another mess involving lawyers and/or another branch of government electing our president, that it could cause serious problems with the worlds perception of our stability. That perception of stability is what is holding many card houses up, namely the value of the increasingly over circulated US dollar.
    Trivia question that you might know if you had read the book that I am currently recommending (Financial Reckoning Day):
    What country holds about 20% of US currency?
    Latest comment: 03 November 04, 5:00 AM

    by rich at 28 October, 2004 - 6:30 AM
    Does anyone (ben) know if DuClaw has free wifi. I have heard rumors. If so is it at all locations?
    Latest comment: 31 October 04, 6:25 PM

    India draws 'medical tourists'
    by rich at 22 October, 2004 - 7:36 PM
    India draws 'medical tourists'
    Wow... that is really interesting. Maybe this is the way to lower medical costs in the US. Yea Capitalism!
    Latest comment: 23 October 04, 8:09 AM

    Thank you International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
    by rich at 08 October, 2004 - 5:27 AM
    IAMAW Parking Notice

    Notice to Owner / Operator

    Make Mazda Model RX8 Tags XXXXXX

    This parking lot is the private property of the IAMAW. It is for the sole usage of IAMAW employees/staff and others having official business with the IAMAW. Any other parking hereon is a violation unless prior permission has been obtained from an authorized representative of the IAMAW.
    No foreign made vehicles may be parked on this lot!
    All employee/staff vehicles parked heron must display IAMAW Permit prominently so as to be visible through the front of the windshield of the vehicle.
    Vehicles must be parked in a legal manner within a marked parking space. The IAMAW requires that vehicles be parked with the front end into the space provided. Any vehicle parked hereon must be moved/removed upon demand of an IAMAW representative empowered to so demand!
    Vehicles parked illegally are subject to being towed at owner’s expense ! IAMAW is not responsible for any damages incurred in the process of the towing of the vehicle !
    VIOLATIONS OBSERVED: No parking permit, foreign made vehicle.
    IAMAW Representative Security officer
    Date 07 oct 2004 Time 12:35
    Latest comment: 08 October 04, 11:43 AM

    war driving
    by rich at 28 September, 2004 - 12:13 PM
    so I have made the mistake of using Duke St. in Alexandria at rush hour. The new phone, now with wifi, has picked up at least 15 WAPs durrng this one hour one mile drive.
    Latest comment: 30 September 04, 6:08 AM

    turn the wheel left 3 times to reboot
    by rich at 22 September, 2004 - 10:31 AM
    Latest comment: 30 September 04, 4:11 AM

    Lift a beer and shed a tear for Echo Company
    by rich at 17 August, 2004 - 5:09 PM

    Echo Company
    Semper Fidelis

    Latest comment: 30 August 04, 3:36 AM

    Saturday September 4th Hausparty
    by rich at 13 August, 2004 - 12:47 PM
    Labor Day weekend is coming up, and to celebrate our country’s lack of pinko-commie May Day we will be having a house party here at Tekkiehaus.

    The plan is to kick off with some "family oriented" grilling/BBQ around 2pm - Late evening Sat. 9/4. Then move into a house party with our friends for the later parts of the evening and night. The party for our friends and music will probably start around 8:30 or 9 and run as late into the night as we can reasonably sustain it.

    If anyone is interested in spinning at the party let me know and I will try to work you into a time slot (give me an idea of what your plan to spin and how much time you want as well). The current lineup looks like this:

    Ben (House and Downtempo) a.k.a. DJ var = null
    Neil (House)
    Neil + Matt Tag Team Set (House + Oldschoolish Funky, Soulful, Disco type stuff)

    Hope to see everyone there. If you think you are going to make it for either portion (or both), drop me a line so I know what to expect.
    Latest comment: 23 August 04, 6:33 AM

    Do Not Feed the Trolls
    by rich at 28 July, 2004 - 5:14 AM
    New rule

    Latest comment: 28 July 04, 11:00 AM

    DJ "var = null"
    by rich at 23 July, 2004 - 12:31 PM
    So I have decided that Ben is going to be spinning at the slamming Labor Day weekend extravaganza that the Tekkiehaus is holding on September 4th.

    So what does every good DJ need? Records? Good Headphones? An MC? Nope. What he really needs is a super cool DJ name.

    Nomination form is below. Please post.
    Latest comment: 27 July 04, 1:32 PM

    The coalesced dichotomy of Fred Reed
    by rich at 27 June, 2004 - 5:34 PM
    Is the United States going to hell, western civilization being subverted, knaves scuttling like fetid crabs through the corridors of power and nitwits ravaging the schools in the manner of monkeys in a fruit store? (Yes, actually.) Relish it for the splendid historical theater that it is. A better spectacle there cannot be.
    I say this seriously. If you regard yourself as audience rather than participant, the accelerating collapse becomes entertainment. You read each morning’s headlines with zest to see what new and preposterous clownishness erupts from Washington. It is high comedy.

    Fred Reed - This Ain't Fifth-Century Athens
    Latest comment: 28 June 04, 5:06 AM

    Matthew Richards attacks
    by rich at 21 May, 2004 - 2:44 AM
    For the other wise uninitiated who do not know my full name, it is Richard Matthews. Through out my life I have had occasional problems on various written lists being mixed up with my alter ego Matthew Richards. This morning totally out of no where Matthew launched, by far, his most wildly successful attack ever.
    Latest comment: 29 June 05, 3:16 PM

    PowerBook G4 12
    by rich at 05 May, 2004 - 6:32 PM
    It looks like I have bought this. Four months after selling my Dell tank-o-laptop to Ben and Michelle I find my self in a job where I am traveling a lot. I wanted something small, geeky and sexy all in one. I think this just might do it. Plus I am going to force myself to learn some OSX Mac, a topic I have been ignorant of for way too long.

    I have got to say it is pretty sweet, but I give myself a few years until I am holding tent revivals.
    Latest comment: 13 August 04, 10:26 AM

    Off to Georgia I go
    by rich at 29 April, 2004 - 6:45 AM
    Work just told me to relocate to costal Georgia for a month and a half. My inclination is to do it.

    So, I leave on the 9th and should be back the middle of next month. I might be back for a weekend or something, but I am not counting on it.
    Latest comment: 30 April 04, 2:18 AM

    hardware upgrades
    by rich at 10 April, 2004 - 5:04 PM
    Server has been upgraded with Ben's old machine's leavings. We now are sporting double the ram tripple the storage. Let me know if anything is amiss.
    Latest comment: 12 April 04, 4:23 AM

    Provoking Iraqi civil war
    by rich at 06 April, 2004 - 8:24 PM
    Useless American news now days tell you nothing anymore,2763,1186566,00.html
    Latest comment: 07 April 04, 6:48 AM

    Silly pictures post
    by rich at 01 April, 2004 - 9:38 AM
    More Zen for everyone
    Latest comment: 03 April 04, 5:13 AM

    by rich at 30 March, 2004 - 8:57 AM
    Do you want a prosperous future, increased earning power?
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    Get a Bachelors, Masters, MBA, and Doctorate (PhD) diploma!
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    No one is turned down!

    you know you want one…
    Call this number:
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    Latest comment: 30 March 04, 3:05 PM

    And now for your moment of Zen
    by rich at 25 March, 2004 - 6:12 AM
    I wanted to share this with you all
    Latest comment: 25 March 04, 1:01 PM

    Jesus loves the little lambs
    by rich at 16 March, 2004 - 7:48 PM

    Hello! My name is Lambuel and I hope that we can be friends. I would like to share with you my love for Jesus. Did you know that Jesus loves each and every one of us? It's true! In the Bible, He says: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"... Isn't that COOL?!
    Latest comment: 18 March 04, 5:09 AM

    by rich at 14 March, 2004 - 2:12 PM
    Commenting is broken right now working again! We have had our staff of highly trained monkeys working on it now. This will is all fixed up right quick like I am sure. Nothing to see here, move along, citizen.
    Latest comment: 15 March 04, 5:12 AM

    Nouveau ressort encore une fois
    by rich at 13 March, 2004 - 5:28 PM
    March is a hopeful month; dictators fall, snow melts, things start budding. What have survived the winter, strengthened by the fight, will now prosper during the fortuitous times ahead. Assured of their meritorious place in the balance of things, the majority of gods green earth gets into an amorous frenzy, mightily trying to continue their line.
    No longer am I discontent, for spring is here.
    Latest comment: 16 March 04, 4:21 AM

    Room available
    by rich at 27 February, 2004 - 5:35 AM

    So it is official, the Tekkiehaus will have an open room in two weeks. If anyone knows someone that might be looking for a place and would feel comfortable in a bit of a geek palace, please let me know. Rent is ~$500 all utilities included. We are in Savage MD. E-mail me, rich at tekkiehaus dot com.
    Latest comment: 02 March 04, 1:22 PM

    Titanic America
    by rich at 25 February, 2004 - 11:45 AM
    This is a good article highlighting the problems with fiscal irresponsibility in Washington. A stat that, while unsupprising, still shocked me:
    In 1940, there were 4 million Americans working for the government and 11 million working in manufacturing. Today, there are 7 million more Americans working for the government (21.5 million) than in all manufacturing industries (14.5 million).
    Latest comment: 26 February 04, 6:33 AM

    5 a.m.
    by rich at 24 February, 2004 - 7:07 AM
    Due to my unemployed persons sleep schedule, I was up at 4 a.m. this morning. Craig comes home from his girlfriend's and engages me in a debate regarding the heralds of sleeping for 3 hours before work or just staying up and pulling straight through. It is determined that a continuance of the awake state is the correct course of action. Also resolved during our deliberations was the need to procure sustenance via an open dinning establishment.
    Latest comment: 25 February 04, 4:55 AM

    Calling all mirrors, calling all mirrors….
    by rich at 23 February, 2004 - 10:12 AM
    Ok I went and looked at the 1.5 Megs of LOG for TODAY at the site. This site hosts one file Hey Yah Charlie Brown.
    I did a little math and it looks like we are getting 8 requests a minute for this 8odd Meg file. Continuing with my math, and therefore probably disastrously wrong, I calculate that the tekkiehaus would need five and a half T-1s to keep up with this demand. Alas, we only have one. I command you, my minions to go forth and find me mirrors. I shall then post something informative on the 403 busy page for all of the poor lost souls that just want to watch a cool little video.
    Latest comment: 12 March 04, 4:48 AM

    Paul Bremer, fashion trend setter
    by rich at 18 February, 2004 - 9:13 PM
    And the attire for today's meeting will be Iraqi casual

    Is this what they mean by boots on the ground? Maybe Bush minions are only alowed to put on part of a uniform, not the whole thing.
    Latest comment: 18 February 04, 9:13 PM

    Man jumps from 80th floor of Empire State building
    by rich at 18 February, 2004 - 10:32 AM
    Ironicly, falls only 8 floors... Dies anyway.
    Latest comment: 18 February 04, 11:02 AM

    by rich at 23 January, 2004 - 1:51 AM
    I just wanted to mention that I have now watched more "la petit mason dans la parrie" then "little house on the parrie"
    Latest comment: 08 September 04, 7:21 PM

    I'm leaving on a jet plane
    by rich at 19 January, 2004 - 11:58 AM
    I'm on Air France 378 out of Philly to Paris. We are about to take off.
    Latest comment: 22 January 04, 11:04 AM

    Everyone should buy my phone
    by rich at 15 January, 2004 - 10:25 AM


    I would guess you would have to buy a plan through them. I don't know what happens if you are already a customer though.
    Latest comment: 07 November 04, 5:27 PM

    Ghoti are tasty
    by rich at 10 January, 2004 - 12:44 AM
    Oy! - Yo!

    Over the past few days I have been running over and over what, if any, the linguistic genealogy might be of this synonymic quasi palindromeic pairing of words. I am naught for an answer, and it is keeping me in quite a vexed state, precariously wobbling over the edge to insanity.

    This is all.
    Latest comment: 10 January 04, 12:44 AM

    by rich at 06 January, 2004 - 8:37 AM
    Latest comment: 06 January 04, 2:16 PM

    Tekkierich cam
    by rich at 29 December, 2003 - 5:46 AM
    prepare to be scared... very scared
    Latest comment: 30 December 03, 7:01 AM

    for dren
    by rich at 27 December, 2003 - 6:20 AM
    Leon 2 will be coming to a theater near you. I know you have to know what Leon 1 was.

    now with linking!

    I fully expect you to organize the premier party.
    Latest comment: 01 July 07, 9:43 AM

    I have not heard this since middle school
    by rich at 26 December, 2003 - 5:33 AM
    This freak'n made my day.
    Cows With Guns!
    Latest comment: 21 May 12, 4:49 AM

    Amazon is always interesting
    by rich at 16 December, 2003 - 10:17 AM
    Bumpped into a new-to-me spot at amazon, the geographical best seller list. I am sure someone could write a thesis with this data alone.
    Baltimore, MD
    Washington, DC
    New York City
    Huntsville, AL
    Latest comment: 16 December 03, 10:41 AM

    by rich at 13 November, 2003 - 7:55 AM
    The Tekkiehaus poker night is getting better and better by the week. Every Thursday night from 8ish to 12ish we are running a poker night here at the haus. Right now we have enough people where we are bordering on staying with one large table or going to two smaller tables. I would like to have enough to go to a second table constantly. Secondly with Novemberfest upcoming on the 22nd we do need assistance draining the keggorator of it’s current contents so that we are well stocked for the main event.

    So this is my invite to YOU to become a regular visitor to the haus on Thursday nights. Games are cheap 5 cent ante 25 cent max bet 3 raise limit. Typically people with the worst luck lose no more then $10 - $15. If you don’t know poker, don’t worry I didn’t either till three months ago.

    Rich at tekkiehaus dot com

    Latest comment: 13 November 03, 10:05 AM

    nice long read...
    by rich at 07 November, 2003 - 6:59 PM
    Confessions of a Car Salesman

    This is an interesting article about a man going under cover working in the most dreaded of all professions, car sales.

    Latest comment: 10 November 03, 11:03 AM

    interweb(Vegas + crack) =
    by rich at 03 November, 2003 - 9:08 PM
    For the love of everything that is holy please do not miss the awful that is something today.
    Latest comment: 05 November 03, 7:08 AM

    by rich at 20 October, 2003 - 2:52 AM
    what is the meaning of 42?
    Latest comment: 22 October 03, 4:00 AM

    We are all going to die!
    by rich at 17 September, 2003 - 7:17 PM
    Just FYI... sometime after noon on Thursday I am going to be taking down this server so that any electrical problem do not affect it.
    Latest comment: 18 September 03, 12:51 AM

    Labor Day
    by rich at 01 September, 2003 - 4:19 AM
    So here State side it is Labor Day. In a fashion similar to our ambivalence towards football (see soccer), we also cannot bring ourselves to celebrate May Day like the rest of the world does. No we have to have our own special version called Labor Day. Does this go back to the Cold War and anti-communistic ideals? So because the Soviets did such a good job celebrating May Day and we knew that we couldn’t beat them at their own party we decided not to come and just throw our own some other day? I think that’s what it is, anyone want to prove me wrong?
    Latest comment: 01 September 03, 8:41 AM

    whats going on here
    by rich at 29 August, 2003 - 10:16 AM
    sorry about all of that missingness...

    Please drive through
    Latest comment: 01 September 03, 8:20 PM

    It's getting hot in here
    by rich at 11 August, 2003 - 3:29 AM
    for pyrex
    following up a conversation he and I had two weeks ago
    Latest comment: 11 August 03, 7:45 AM

    Captions... any photoshopping people out there?
    by rich at 07 August, 2003 - 7:19 PM
    Latest comment: 11 August 03, 5:47 AM

    for ben and I
    by rich at 05 August, 2003 - 5:08 AM
    Latest comment: 05 August 03, 5:19 AM

    World wide website
    by rich at 26 July, 2003 - 7:48 AM
    I am sitting here waiting for some Swedish guy at Newark Liberty Airport. As the moment of international exchange nears I am pondering the whole effect of this communications revolution that we have been going through for the past 150 years. It is a small world afterall.
    Latest comment: 26 July 03, 11:23 AM

    Don't steal pokemon cards
    by rich at 16 July, 2003 - 7:21 AM
    Latest comment: 16 July 03, 6:14 PM

    I learn new things everyday
    by rich at 14 July, 2003 - 5:13 AM

    Jolly good, wot! Anyone for tennis? That'll be ten ponies, guv. You're the epitome of everything that is english. Yey :) Hoist that Union Jack!

    How British are you?

    Latest comment: 16 July 03, 4:55 PM

    Phrase of the Day
    by rich at 11 July, 2003 - 4:40 AM
    After talking to Jamie on IM for all of 20 minutes, I successfully used the phrase "ape shit" 3 times.
    I now kinght thee "ape shit" the phrase of the day.
    Latest comment: 11 July 03, 7:22 AM

    Ex-girl friend wins new award…
    by rich at 10 July, 2003 - 6:26 AM
    I dated a long time friend of mine from high school last winter. Things where going quite well, went to New York in December, did the family Christmas thing, all was good. Then come January things got weird. After a few weeks she told me she wanted to go back to the guy that she had been seeing before me. While of course not flattered nor happy with the situation, she had seen the guy for a year and a half before me and I thought he was an alright guy. I was a model of congeniality regarding the situation. Went on a couple more dates with her, and let it go at that.
    Latest comment: 10 July 03, 8:39 AM

    From Chris...
    by rich at 07 July, 2003 - 1:19 PM
    I received this e-mail from Chris today and just knew it was instant DTC material

    Hello everyone,

    It's time for another rousing mass e-mail. What is the news Chris? Is it good or bad? Well, it's shitty news! Of course! That's how things work.

    Anyhow, you know that lovely new cell phone I got that I saved up for? Yeah, the nice expensive one that I bought because I need a reliable cell phone. Well that doesn't work anymore. "Why?" You ask. "Why ever not?" "I demand an answer, ass."

    Latest comment: 08 July 03, 11:28 AM

    We are all going to DIE!
    by rich at 05 July, 2003 - 11:02 PM
    And it is going to be NASA's fault.

    Latest comment: 07 July 03, 6:46 AM

    Don't copy that floppy!
    by rich at 05 July, 2003 - 8:23 PM
    Latest comment: 06 July 03, 5:22 AM

    Strom died last week you know
    by rich at 03 July, 2003 - 1:27 AM
    Latest comment: 03 July 03, 1:27 AM

    we have moved
    by rich at 01 July, 2003 - 6:29 PM
    Ben moved the site to a new set of servers here at the haus. SQL is on the backend. Let the man with the plan know if you have any problems.
    Latest comment: 01 July 03, 6:29 PM

    by rich at 01 July, 2003 - 10:43 AM
    Welcome to the first day of the second half of the third year of third millennium anno domini.
    Latest comment: 02 July 03, 11:41 AM

    On the fifth day of rocky my true love gave to me...
    by rich at 30 June, 2003 - 9:11 AM
    Where there is a problem a solution must be found.

    Problem: most of a keg of beer still at my house. It is a pain in the ass to keep it cold.

    Solution: every week day this week I will show another Rocky Movie at 8 or 9 PM. We will make up a stupid key word to drink on. Beer will be gone by the end of the week.

    The sooner you come by I.E. tonight the better the movie will be. I will start with Rocky I and go through V.
    Latest comment: 02 July 03, 11:58 AM

    Midnight is magical
    by rich at 18 June, 2003 - 5:30 AM
    Midnight is a magical hour tonight. It is an hour that parallels none in the life of a young man about to become a real man. No he will not turn into a pumpkin, no, not find a fairy princess to fit a glass slipper to.

    Latest comment: 18 June 03, 10:55 AM

    Wisdom In death
    by rich at 14 June, 2003 - 6:34 PM
    Latest comment: 14 June 03, 6:34 PM

    ripped from yahoo
    by rich at 13 June, 2003 - 2:43 AM

    U.S. President George W. Bush is pictured in this combo image falling off a Segway personal transporter on the front driveway of his parents' summer home June 12, 2003 in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush arrived from Washington to spend the weekend with his father, former President George Bush, who celebrates his 79th birthday today and his mother Barbara. Bush was not injured in the fall.
    Latest comment: 13 June 03, 3:57 PM

    More tests, more tests
    by rich at 12 June, 2003 - 10:02 AM
    35.10848% - Major Geek
    It is long, but fun
    Latest comment: 17 June 03, 6:08 AM

    Rocking some serious ace
    by rich at 11 June, 2003 - 6:29 PM
    Yeah, Craig and I just saw a history making no-hitter! On the car ride home now.
    Latest comment: 13 June 03, 10:30 AM

    Corn flakes help you not go blind
    by rich at 09 June, 2003 - 6:09 AM
    Ok this feels kind a weird going on top of pyrex, but we could use some lightheartedness.

    Maybe if I ate more corn flakes I could get something productive done.
    Latest comment: 10 June 03, 2:47 AM

    Third world plus first world equals five
    by rich at 04 June, 2003 - 9:36 PM
    Poking around the interweb doing some late night reading right now. I came across this article about the commencement speaker at Georgetown this year. The author raises a point that I think has been trying to enter my radar screen for a while now. “Christians from Africa are now evangelizing Europe and America, instead of the other way around”
    Latest comment: 05 June 03, 5:49 AM

    by rich at 30 May, 2003 - 11:52 AM
    I think my favorite point of an other wise hellish night was this older guy at the Stil. After about 10 minutes of talking to Adrienne and I, she walked away to fill her curiosity with Guam firemen. Barry and I started talking baseball, and then he made this quote about dren “You know what would be good for that girl? To tie her up and feed her corn flakes until she settles down”
    Latest comment: 30 May 03, 11:52 AM

    Not that there is anything wrong with that
    by rich at 27 May, 2003 - 12:03 PM
    So yesterday we had the cookout. All went well.
    Being the neighborly neighbor I am, I personally walked over next door to have a conversation advising of our party pending in a few hours. I gave out a slip of paper with my phone number and asked them to not hesitate to call with any issues they might have.
    Latest comment: 28 May 03, 5:25 AM

    Don't forget
    by rich at 25 May, 2003 - 8:21 PM
    Latest comment: 27 May 03, 6:47 AM

    Son of a dragon
    by rich at 24 May, 2003 - 10:44 PM


    Latest comment: 27 May 03, 5:03 AM

    make fun of me please, I want an iPOD
    by rich at 22 May, 2003 - 12:52 PM
    Video humiliation nets boy iPod
    California computer geek raises $4,000 for Quebecer whose Star Wars antics were viewed by millions on Net
    Latest comment: 16 August 04, 6:57 AM

    by rich at 22 May, 2003 - 4:38 AM
    WOOT! 9:40 in the morning and already two promising job call backs.
    Latest comment: 23 May 03, 5:14 AM

    by rich at 21 May, 2003 - 6:08 AM
    Cookout this Memorial day at the haus. We will fire up the grill somewhere after 5. The bar will open before that. So stop by, enjoy, be marry. Also you should support my friend Kurt, a brew master in the making. I here are rumors of Kurt using the cookout for his second beer release party.
    Latest comment: 23 May 03, 5:16 AM

    Please ignor the mess
    by rich at 17 May, 2003 - 4:49 PM
    Strange things are happening here at the haus. Going to take the hint and do a lot of haxoring to make things better then they were before they broke. Please be patient. Will try to have this straight by Monday.
    Latest comment: 20 May 03, 9:32 AM

    from sonar on the hiptop
    by rich at 13 May, 2003 - 4:56 PM
    I just wanted to be cool like ben and post from sonar on the hiptop while drinking the milk of the gods, Guinness. Thankyou, please drive-true.

    Latest comment: 14 May 03, 4:38 AM

    On to the question of gun control.
    by rich at 12 May, 2003 - 3:42 PM
    Some of us think it is not ok for people to own guns. Guns shoot people, often mangling them in particularly uncomfortable ways. Others among us think that it is ok for a law abiding person to own a gun for self defense. After all, if guns are not legal only criminals will have them and the criminals would be free to rape and maim us at will. Both sets of people will site endless studies and stories defending their position and its relationship to crime statistics and what not. However, I think these two groups can almost certainly agree on two things: one, a responsible person that is placed into a potentially dangerous situation should be able to carry pepper spray or some other temporarily disabling device to protect themselves, i.e. some form of weapon. (Of course here I am assuming the idea of an inherent right to self defense, which is not universally accepted) Secondly both ideologies can agree that no matter how dangerous the neighborhood we can conclusively say that no civilian should own,or build, any type of nuclear weapon.
    And so therefore it can be said that gun control (or put more simply weapon control) argument lies somewhere between these two extremes.
    Latest comment: 16 May 03, 4:57 AM

    Friday night
    by rich at 11 May, 2003 - 6:00 PM
    Where Kobe = sushi + spinning
    And you = you and friends
    Then Kobe + Friday = you will be there
    Latest comment: 16 May 03, 7:06 AM

    Our racial categories are arbitrary and unrealistic
    by rich at 08 May, 2003 - 9:05 AM
    The obsessing of many Americans about race is not only undiminished by decades of improvements in race relations, it seems inversely related to improvements. The better things become, the more vehemently some persons, white and black, insist that progress is, if not chimerical, certainly minimal and fragile.

    This column by George Will sums up much of my confusion and opinion about “the question of race in America.”

    Latest comment: 12 May 03, 3:46 PM

    Citizens of the world unite
    by rich at 08 May, 2003 - 7:04 AM
    Driving around doing earns this morning half-listening to whatever was on WBAL radio started me pondering on something. People identify them selves with different groups.
    Latest comment: 09 May 03, 6:15 AM

    Join the Navy, see the world.
    by rich at 24 April, 2003 - 10:24 AM
    Looks like I have up and done it. Today I am a member of the US Navy Reserve. I don’t know how much of the world I will see, but I think I am going to know Andrews Air Force Base quite well.
    Latest comment: 29 April 03, 4:42 PM

    One, two, three, four
    by rich at 07 April, 2003 - 9:25 PM
    Latest comment: 08 April 03, 4:53 AM

    Story time
    by rich at 03 April, 2003 - 7:41 AM
    Latest comment: 04 April 03, 7:32 AM

    Freedom au jus
    by rich at 26 March, 2003 - 8:41 AM
    So Stu and I took mom to lunch the other day. We went to Fuddruckers because they are yummy. What was on the menu? Freedom Fries. %#&* !!!!! My god how childish can we get.
    Latest comment: 26 March 03, 9:53 AM

    Dolphins also hate Saddam
    by rich at 25 March, 2003 - 10:45 AM

    Latest comment: 25 March 03, 4:53 PM

    Interweb comment's on history
    by rich at 18 March, 2003 - 8:12 PM

    Go to google, type "french military victories" hit I'm feeling lucky
    Latest comment: 19 March 03, 7:51 AM

    by rich at 04 March, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 05 March 03, 3:42 PM

    Willie Nelson, a shot of Jack in your beer, and IDT long distance.
    by rich at 01 March, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 03 March 03, 5:06 PM

    Easily Amusing Book of the month club
    by rich at 24 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 27 February 03, 4:41 PM

    My poor, poor sore back
    by rich at 17 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 19 February 03, 8:02 AM

    Masochistic speech patterns
    by rich at 16 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 18 February 03, 1:42 AM

    by rich at 10 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 11 February 03, 3:06 PM

    by rich at 05 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 29 January 08, 1:02 AM

    Political Rancor
    by rich at 19 January, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 21 January 03, 5:02 AM

    two plus two equals five
    by rich at 16 January, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 20 January 03, 3:33 PM

    I'm laissez-faire on matters of the heart
    by rich at 15 January, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 15 January 03, 7:00 PM

    Pizza, Pizza Pie
    by rich at 04 January, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 04 January 03, 7:00 PM

    tin cans, string, and a smith corona
    by rich at 02 January, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 04 January 03, 9:50 AM

    Polka dancing with weasels and elderberries
    by rich at 28 December, 2002 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 30 December 02, 5:37 AM

    Video taping the light saber disco party
    by rich at 19 December, 2002 - 7:00 PM
    Latest comment: 22 December 02, 2:15 PM

    by rich at 31 December, 1998 - 7:00 PM
    We moved the server to its new home, and we are using SQl on the back end now. Let Ben know if there are any problems.
    Latest comment: 31 December 98, 7:00 PM

    testies testies 1,2 3?
    by rich at 31 December, 1998 - 7:00 PM
    yo, yah know
    Latest comment: 31 December 98, 7:00 PM

    by rich at 31 December, 1998 - 7:00 PM
    yah know
    Latest comment: 31 December 98, 7:00 PM


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