Archive for December, 2003

Droppin’ possums

Wednesday, December 31st, 2003

A town in North Carolina (Brasstown), in celebration of bringing in the new year, drops a possum. Suddenly, Raleigh’s giant acorn doesn’t look so strange.

Update: Thanks to PETA, the town had tofind a replacement (road-kill) possum. The guy behind the New Years possum has a website too.

At leastthe North Carolina Mount Olive Pickle Drop went on without a hitch.

K-12 Mart

Wednesday, December 31st, 2003

Lee County in Florida is converting K-Marts into schools. (found on

Temporary remote storage space

Monday, December 29th, 2003

Dropload looks interesting — it is file storage space so that people can exchange files without having to set up their own servers or send huge files via email.

At the parents’ place

Monday, December 29th, 2003

I’m at my parents’ house after a long car trip half way around the country and back.

Almost Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2003

Hey everyone! I’m writing this over a dial-up modem (slow, but a ‘Net connection) while on a trip visiting relatives and just wanted to wish everyone and their families a wonderful Christmas!

Snow today!

Friday, December 19th, 2003

It snowed here in Raleigh today, so I decided to make the snowy "Wintertime" theme available and set as the default. Hopefully it looks fine in Internet Explorer for Windows (I haven’t checked yet).

I was going to redo the logo to fit in a little better and tweak a few things (as well as test it in IE/Windows somehow), but I just hadn’t had time.

Anyway, I wanted to make this theme available before the season is over. *smile* You can select it (or any other) from the dropdown of themes.

Update: The snow is gone (it was GREAT when it was here — none stuck though) and so is the Winter theme being the default. It’s still in the dropdown for the time being, but it is horked enough that I’m not going to have it by my default for now. (:

Scorched Earth in 3D

Friday, December 19th, 2003

The famous "Scorched Earth" game from ancient computer times is back, and this time it’s in three dimensions! Scorched 3D is the update of the game, and not only is the source under the GPL, it is also available for several platforms including Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris. The game also has network play, including support for playing people over the Internet as well as a LAN.