November 2004 Posts Mentioned in Digital Computing Series: Dreamweaver and Featured on the Homepage of America’s Army

Two neat little bits.

First, I found out on Friday that we were featured in Digital Computing Series: Dreamweaver. It was labeled a magazine, but it is definitely more of a big, full color book with a CD-Rom. We are mentioned as an online resource to help users build their PHP forum (the book highlighted phpBB).

Second, at America’s Army, if you click on “AA Forums Nominated for PHPBB of the Year”, you will see our name. I know we’re a big site and we’re the one giving them an award, but its still pretty cool.

2004 Weblog Awards

The 2004 Weblog Awards are taking nominations.

Am I worthy of nomination in the Best New Blog category? … Probably not, but I’ll let you decide! :)

Ron Artest, Fans Throwing Beverages, etc.

Here are my thoughts on the fight in Detroit last night from the discussion at

I watched the instant replay several times (who hasn’t? :)) and I believe that Ron Artest was out of line, as it seems he usually is (even to a non NBA follower like myself).

The fan who threw the original beer was wrong. That is unnacceptable behavior at the office, at a restaurant, in the home and at a basketball game. He’s completely wrong. Did you see his face when Artest started running at him? “I am going to die.” :)

However, I agree with Joe Dumars (the small quote that I heard). I was surprised when watching ESPN and all 4 guys disgraeed with him. They are professionals, this is their business and their job. They, and by they I mean Artest, have to have the professionalism to see it for what it is and walk away. You simply do not go into the stands in that situation ever.

Also, I would hope that he has an understanding of his strength. Basketball players are much taller and stronger than the average person. What happens if he kills that guy or gives him brain damage when he slams his head into the concrete (not saying he did, but how far away was it?). I don’t care if the guy throws 50 beers at you, Artest could not claim self defense and he should go to jail. That is all hypothetical, but how far away was it? Could have happened. Even as an accident.

Now, where are we if Artest walks away? The fan probably gets thrown out of the arena and the game continues. Maybe not, but it is probable.

Strongest Warning

Found this a little humorous.

Via Cox & Forkum.

AA Fun

Just did it on my own for the first time. I was the last man against 3 and I was able to kill the final 3 (and I had 2 out of 3 objectives completed). Was pretty fun. I was playing really well tonight. You win some, you lose some.

If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers…

If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers…

Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of what I need, so you should use your discretion. My house should have somewhere between two and forty-five bedrooms. Just make sure the plans are such that the bedrooms can be easily added or deleted. When you bring the blueprints to me, I will make the final decision of what I want. Also, bring me the cost breakdown for each configuration so that I can arbitrarily pick one.

Via Vinnie.

StrongBad Got a Virus!

Check it out.

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What is this? Did the Quadratic Formula explode? I see a “Strong ba” in there, but it’s getting eaten by some… Linux or something. Wait a minute! Is this one of those VIRUS emails? Like the kind that moms and offshore casinos send you?


Thanks Homestar Runner Wiki.

ESPN’s Top 50 MLB Free Agents

ESPN published its list of top 50 MLB free agents.

So, we get Beltran, Milton, Lieber, Hernandez and KLINE.

Red Sox get Pedro, Varitek and Vizquel (well, not anymore).

Works for me.

Vaccaro: Boss Making Big Mistake

Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post writes:

For seven years, he was the perfect villain. At first, when he was capable of dominance, he also received a healthy dose of respect from Yankees fans. But that was a long time ago. Lately, all he’s been is an easy object of derision.

You want to know why, George? Because he isn’t the same pitcher he used to be.

You want to know something else? Even if he was, it still wouldn’t be a wise idea to enter the courting process. It wouldn’t be worth inviting Pedro and his quirky, unpredictable personality into the Yankees clubhouse. His act wouldn’t work here, George. Those jags he goes on when he won’t speak to the press, when he won’t come to the ballpark on time, when he leaves the stadium early . . . all that stuff was tolerated in Boston. That’s who the Red Sox are.

It isn’t you, George. It isn’t your team. You’re going to ask Jorge Posada to bury the hatchet now, forgive and forget? Posada says he’d do it if he had to. Give him truth serum, George. Ask him what he feels then. Ask any of the Yankees who’ve seen Pedro’s act the past few years.

strongbad_email.exe DVD HERE!

The first people in all of West Springfield (?) to have it! :)

Looks pretty cool so far.