- December 30, 2005
Well we found out what crashed the home page. It turned out to be the
Amazon.com add at the bottom. We removed it and the page started behaving
again. Now we are rebuilding the page from backups.
- December 29, 2005
A few things...First the Webmaster mother was taken to the hospital
Monday with problems breathing. It appears she had an emphysema attack. She
was kept for a couple of days and put on oxygen. She is now home and resting
comfortably. Yes, the Webmaster's mother used to smoke and did so for 40
years before giving it up.
The second item is an interesting tidbit. We received an email from ABC's
Good Morning America. A producer wanted contact information on some of our
posters for a segment they are looking into regarding
In-Laws . It seems she was reading through our little page on
all the wonderful things people have to say about their spouses families. We
informed her that we can't provide any contact information since all
postings are done anonymously. I have offered to put her contact information
up if she would like, however we have not heard back yet and we will not
post that without her consent. We're sure she gets enough spam in her email
account as it is. :)
Also you will notice that the home page has changed. Something broke on the
last update and we're working to correct it. Something hosed the formatting
and we have had to revert to...this...look for now. We hope to have it
- December 24, 2005
Well, that just...sucked. The Angry Sysadmin decided to upgrade the
Angry Webmaster's computer to Windows XP Pro. Just one small problem
occurred. The Webmaster's development system has two SCSI hard drives in it.
One is used as the O/S and Applications drive and the secondary one is for
data and backups. Before the upgrade he moved all his important data to the
secondary drive. Then he and the Angry Sysadmin downloaded all the
applications that would be needed and also loaded them on the secondary
drive. Would you care to guess which drive failed? You got it! The secondary
drive is now toast. Once the system was formatted and the new OS was being
installed the drive let out this ear piercing death scream. The error from
the SCSI bus basically said it couldn't be initialized. Fortunately the
Angry Backup administrator had copied all the data to a backup server so it
looks like nothing has been misplaced. Time to talk to the Angry Accountant
about getting the parts to finish that system the Angry Sysadmin has been
working on for the last year.
- December 22, 2005
Bad news from China. It appears that Mrs. Webmaster's sister was rejected
for a K-1 visa. We don't know the details yet, and we haven't been able to
talk with her fiancÚ in Alabama. We hope we can reach him and work with the
two of them to correct this horrible injustice at the hands of our incompetent
government. If you would like to see a picture of Mrs. Webmaster's sister,
just follow this link: She is the
attractive young lady in the white turtleneck on the lower left. Believe it or
not she is older then Mrs. Webmaster and has a handsome young son. Note: If
the FiancÚ of this lovely lady reads this site, or someone in Alabama knows
him, please have him contact us so we can help out as best as we can.
In other news, The webmaster is going to need a new manager in his real world
job. Monday his manager handed in his notice. He lasted 5 months. He just
couldn't deal with the frustration and idiocy of the company, especially the
IT department that the Webmaster slaves for. That makes 4 IT people from the
East Coast that have left or are leaving this month alone. Some day, we will
tell you the name of this company, but since we haven't been able to find a
new opportunity for the webmaster, we will be circumspect in this regard.
And in closing, A Merry
Christmas to you all! And F*** the ACLU!
- December 17, 2005
Mrs. Webmaster's driving lessons are going well. So far she has only
destroyed half the city she lives in. ;) 愚笨的坏丈夫 *SMACK!* Oww! Yes Dear, you
are a very good driver.
On the immigration front, last week the Webmaster received a letter from the
USCIS containing the check he had sent in the month before. The letter said
"We have reviewed the record and found that you have already paid the fee. The
check is returned to you." Huh? The Webmaster and his beautiful, wonderful,
highly intelligent wife, *SMACK!* 糖嘴 "What did I say now!! Anyway, they called
the USCIS number Friday to find out what is going on and when she might get
her green card. We are even more confused now then before. Mrs. Webmaster
wants to visit her sick mother, so it looks like she will be filling out the
advanced parole, (I-131), form. She will decide in the next week or two.
In other immigration news, Mrs. Webmaster's sister is going to Guangzhou this
week for her K-1 interview. We all know you are wishing her good
- December 10, 2005
Interesting things going on here. Mrs. Webmaster is continuing her drivers
education classes and will be having her first road class on the 12th. She is
very nervous, but we know she will be just fine. (Memo to Staff: On December
12th the offices will be closed and it is recommended that the staff go
someplace far away for the day) The webmaster has met her first instructor and
other then his tendency to speak at a high rate of speed, he should be good
for Mrs. Webmasters self confidence.
In other news Mrs. Webmaster's mother is not doing very well. She is still
waiting for her green card so is not able to travel. As we noted last month
the Webmaster sent them a check for more fingerprints. The strange things is,
the check has not yet been cashed. We are both getting a bit worried since we
had until January to send in the money or her case would be considered
abandoned and we would have to start all over again. This would put Mrs.
Webmaster at risk of deportment due to some bungling boneheaded bureaucratic
screw up. The Webmaster had planned on calling the USCIS support line Friday
but was trapped on the highway with everyone else due to that miserable
snowstorm we had in the Northeast. He will be calling them Monday. If Mrs.
Webmaster's green card is going to be delayed we will be filing a travel
permit request so she can go back to China to see her mother.
On the work front, the Webmaster was notified of a Raise in Pay at his real
world job. Not a lot but it wasn't as insulting as the last one, which was
immediately eaten up in health insurance costs.
FYI, We have added some new quotes to our front page generator. Let's just say
the French won't be to happy with some of them. ;)
- December 4, 2005
Just a quick note to let you know the Webmaster has survived his first
driving lesson with Mrs. Webmaster. No damage was done to the Anger Central
Company Car or to other peoples property. The Webmaster's nerves are another
- December 3, 2005
Well, Mrs. Webmaster has started her driving classes. Her first one was
last Thursday. She wasn't to happy with it. The classroom teacher spoke way to
fast for her to fully understand. The manager called the Webmaster to tell him
she was having problems and offered a few suggestions. The Webmaster will be
basically re-teaching his wife what she should be learning in the classroom.
In any case, the Webmaster will be taking her out for a true driving lesson
this afternoon, so if you never hear from him again, well we think you know
the answer as to what happened. ;)
In other news...We have ripped Microsoft Office from all of the systems in The
Anger Central Data Center. The only things remaining are M$ FrontPage and MS
Visio. We have also upgraded to Firefox 1.5.
In most cases it was a painless update. In most cases. There was one system
that bitched about the update. The Angry Systems Administrator had to back up
the bookmarks then rip the entire thing out, directories and all. Once this
was done reinstalling went fine.
- November 26, 2005
Oh happy happy joy joy, Mrs. Webmaster has finally got a single Social
Security card and a single Social Security number. This only took about 5
MONTH to straighten out! *SNARL* We only have one more trip to make there and
that will happen once Mrs. Webmaster has her green card. We will have to have
the SS Card reissued without the "For Work Only" stamp. If we're lucky we
won't end up with Ms. Frigidaire again. What do you mean Ms. Frigidaire you
ask? Well the woman the happy couple have been dealing with since this
nightmare began was rather attractive. In fact the Webmaster thought she
should give up her SSA job and go to work in the adult film industry. At least
there she would be providing someone with real services. However, we decided
that wouldn't 't work for her. That industry prefers female stars who can at
least fake being interested even if they aren't really interested in their
In other news regarding Mrs. Webmaster, she has signed up for a driving class,
so if any of our readers are in the northeastern United States, RUN! AWAY!
FLEE FOR YOUR LIVES! Mrs. Webmaster is very excited about these classes. The
entire staff at Anger Central is living in Terror about her behind the wheel
of anything more powerful then a pedal powered go cart. *THWACK!*
Oww! Ok Dear, I was just joking. Mrs. Webmaster will be a very good and safe
driver once she has completed her classes. (坏丈夫我是一个好汽车司机 Mrs. Webmaster)
- November 20, 2005
Not to much going on here. The Webmaster is going to take 23rd off this week
to try and straighten out Mrs. Webmaster's Social Security mess. Also he wants
to go to a driving school and enroll her in a class. Mrs. Webmaster has
already decided she wants either a BMW or a Benz. (Mercedes to us Americans)
The webmaster is driving a 6 year old jeep with over 90,000 miles on it. "Sure
sweetheart no problem!" ;)
Actually, once she has a license the Webmaster will be getting a reliable used
car for her to destroy. Something so cheap that all he will need to do is get
liability insurance for her in case she crashes into someone.
In the New Toys department, The Angry Systems administrator has bought a new
keyboard with a fingerprint reader built in. He took it to his real world job
and is having a ball with it. The only problem is that it requires Windows XP
to work. Because of this Anger Central had to dip into the petty cash and
order two copies of Windows XP Pro for the work stations in the office area.
In order to save money we went with OEM versions. They have shipped and should
arrive later this week. If the O/S CD's arrive we will be upgrading the
Webmaster's laptop first as a test. Since nothing is important on there it
won't matter if we have to restore it to Windows 2000. If that goes well we
will then load the Webmaster's main workstation. This will be a bit more
involved of course. We may not be able to do the weekly update to the site if
we do make the upgrades. We will keep you informed of course.
One of the changes that will be made is no more Microsoft Office. The Angry
Systems Admin has decided that for most of our needs
OpenOffice is perfect. The Angry
Accountant is in full agreement. The Webmaster has flat out refused to give up
FrontPage however. Oh well. Other things that will change is no more Norton
Antivirus. We have found a free antivirus that works just as well called
AVG. We may even
move to the commercial version since the price is so much better then
Symantec's, especially with the new pricing structure they introduced
As you are aware, this week is Thanksgiving. This will also be Mrs.
Webmaster's first Thanksgiving in America. It should be quite an experience
for her. She has never had turkey in her life, and has decided that she
doesn't like it. "Huh?" you ask? Mrs. Webmaster is pickier then a 5 year old
when it comes to food. She basically doesn't like American food and
automatically doesn't like anything new. It's always a challenge to get her to
try anything, and most of the time she discovers she actually likes it. We
suspect more pictures will be on her web page soon. ;)
- November 13, 2004
As expected, Mrs. Webmaster has two, count them TWO! Social Security cards
under her married name. Of course both numbers are different and valid. The
webmaster will be taking a day off work to once again trek to the black hole
of Cygnus X-1, err
we mean the local SSA office and try to get this fiasco cleared up once and
for all. At least she now has a number to go with her work permit. The
webmaster is now telling her "Go out and get a job!" ;)
Recently we posted a notice from our good friends, (Dripping sarcasm) at the
USCIS. Read below for details. Anyway we found out what they really want.
MONEY!! CASH!! DOLLARS!! They sent a notice to Mrs. Webmaster that she needs
to cough up an additional $70 for fingerprints. Once they get the money they
will send us an appointment to take care of that chore.
Now some of you may remember that earlier this year we trekked up to the local
USCIS office and fingerprints taken. So, why do they need new ones? It seems
that when Mrs. Webmaster changer her name her fingerprints mysteriously
mutated into an unrecognizable form and need to be replaced. Don't ask, this
is just one more mystery of "Our Government at Work!" We sent off the check
In other news the Anger Systems Administrator bought and set up a new computer
for the Angry Financial Advisor better known as the Webmaster's father. He
needed a new one for his home office and the Angry Systems Administrator
ordered an IBM StinkCenter for him. He is very happy with it and is taking it
to his office to have all the super secret double handshake financial
applications installed. Then the A.S.A. will set up his DSL line with The
Angry Network Engineer.
The Angry Webmaster just got off the phone with a friend of Mrs. Webmaster. As
you may recall Mrs. Webmaster is Chinese. One of her friends wants to set up
an Online Dating service and is asking the Angry Webmaster for help and
advice. Other then making the technical arrangements, (Domain name, hosting
company etc), the webmaster is trying not to get to involved with this. One of
the major reasons is language. Another is the webmaster doesn't have the
needed skills to build a good page. If anyone of our fans in China might be
interested in this endeavor send us
email and we will pass it along.
- November 4, 2005
Ok, now for some real fun. The webmaster has been informed that his wife
is finally getting her social security cards and that they are in the mail.
What's that you say? You are saying the Webmaster has made an error by
referring to Social security cards, as in more then one card? We all know that
you are only given one card and one number. Bzzzzt! You are incorrect! Mrs.
Webmaster has been issued 2 Social Security numbers. One in her married name
and the other in her maiden name. "WTF, over?" you say? Well here is what
happened as we understand it.
Our contact in another office called a few days ago with good news and bad
news. The card had been issued and mailed, but the local office created a new
record instead of updating the original one. Then we get another call telling
us that both cards are on the way. Oh joy!
So, what shall we do? The Webmaster has a few ideas of course, none of them
legal. First, use one number for Mrs. Webmaster's good credit records,
financial history etc. Use the other number to get all sorts of credit cards,
loans, etc. and then declare bankruptcy. ;)
Second idea, Mrs. Webmaster's sister should be coming to the U.S. early next
year. Give her the card to save time for her. Third idea, take it to the local
area illegals hang out and sell it.
Of course we won't be doing that, but it is fun to think about. We'll be
trudging back up to the local SSA office yet again, waiting for the morons to
finish their coffee and then talking with the stupid cow who seems so put upon
to actually do her job. We need to get the two numbers merged into one record.
Of course this is all predicated on the cards actually showing up! We will
keep you informed of course.
- October 30, 2005
Hmm, this is interesting... The webmaster has been checking the progress
of his wife's AOS, (Adjustment of Status better known as the Green Card), when
he noticed something on the USCIS status page. When he entered in his wife's
receipt number, he got this interesting message back:
The status for this Receipt Number cannot be
found at this time in this automated system. Please check your case receipt
number to see if it is correct. If you have questions or concerns about your
case status, please contact the National Customer Service Center.
Needless to say this concerned the webmaster just a tad. Rather then worry
his wife, (Who is still steaming mad over her Social Security card fiasco),
the Webmaster decided to post to a USENET news group he has been following for
a while. This news group is a
support group for people who are marrying foreign nationals and bringing
them to the U.S. The replies he received are rather heartening. They told him
that other people who have their cases transferred to the California office
have been getting their appointment letters very quickly, and in some cases
the Green Cards were sent out with no appointment. They told the Webmaster to
watch his mailbox for a "Welcome to America" letter. We will wait and see what
And on the Social Security card front, the Webmaster heard from the
gentleman who appears to be the only competent SSA employee in the country. He
called to update the Webmaster on what is happening. First he called the USCIS
and asked if they had received the forms. Of course they hadn't. So he got the
office fax number and called the local SSA office in the city the happy couple
live in. He spoke with the "genius" the Webmaster has been dealing with for
almost a year. When he introduced himself she replied "Oh, are you calling
about the Angry Webmasters? I just pulled their file."
Yeah, right. In any case the competent employee has faxed the information
to USCIS. He hopes everything will be ready in a couple of weeks. Uh huh.
Please excuse us if we don't hold our collective breaths over that ok? Thanks.
- October 25, 2005
Well, Anger Central should live for at least another 5 years. The Angry
Systems Administrator has renewed the domain name. :)
- October 24, 2005
The webmaster had some fan mail from a man looking for information on
Fushun, China this weekend. Mrs. Webmaster is from Fushun and the Webmaster
has been there a few times. We sent him our best wishes, some advice and a
couple of places to go when he goes over there. So to DW, Good luck to you
from the crew here at Anger Central. You may want to go through our news
archives to see what the poor Webmaster has had to go through, and is still
In other news, still now Social Security card for Mrs. Webmaster. We were
contacted by the only competent person working for that agency. He told the
Webmaster that he was following up. It seems the forms that needed to be
vetted by the Immigration service never arrived. Big Surprise there! NOT!! He
then contacted the local office and the woman he spoke with said to him "Oh,
you're calling about the <Name hidden>. I just pulled their file." Yeah sure.
Anyway they are now faxing the relevant forms to the Immigration service. We'll
see how that goes.
- October 16, 2005
Not to much new happening. The webmaster has been invited to his Niece's
Sweet 16 birthday party next weekend. Yep, just what a 16 y/o wants. Adults in
the house "protecting" her from her boyfriends. ;)
- October 9, 2005
Sad news from the world of Anger Central. A former co-worker was killed in a
motorcycle accident last week. He started at the Webmaster's real world
workplace two weeks before the webmaster. He left the company about 2 years
ago and went to work for another one down the street from the Webmaster's
office. From what we know here the friend was going home late at night and
went off the road when he missed a turn in the fog. He left behind a wife and
three children. The crew at Anger Central will miss you Dave.
In other, happier news, the Webmaster's father is celebrating his 80th
birthday today. Mr. and Mrs. Webmaster will be heading over to his parents
home for victuals, merriment and good times. :)
- October 1, 2005
Well, Mrs. Webmaster has her Social Security number, no thanks to the local
incompetents, err...we mean the local and very helpful SSA employees. Yeah,
right. The only actual employee who helped The Webmaster and his wife works
out of another state. Even he had trouble with the twits that flopped in the
office that the Webmaster has been dealing with. When the webmaster mentioned
his problems to a friend at his real world job, she knew exactly who he was
talking about. She ran into the same twit when her ex-husband died in an
accident and she had to take care of business for their children.
Oh yes, no card yet. All we got was a printout indicating that the number was
issued, what the number was, (Very Important!), and that the card should
arrive in the next few weeks. HAH! We shall see about that!
- September 25, 2005
Guess what? No Social Security numbers for the Webmaster's wife.
The local office is now saying the card should come "No later then 2-3 weeks."
Right, and we'll believe that when monkey's fly out of our collective butts.
Mrs. Webmaster was so angry she lost her English for a while. This made the
Webmaster angry. (Not at Mrs. Webmaster, but at the government moronocrats at
the local SSA office. There is one in another office who is doing his best to
help us and even he is a bit annoyed with the local office the Webmaster
visits to try and get this straightened out. We really like the extremely
unhelpful bitch who always seems put out when we have visited trying to get
information. Useless as tits on a bull.
Meanwhile Mrs. Webmaster has decided it is time to learn how to drive.
<Terrified looks from the staff at Anger Central> She has informed the
Webmaster that he is to contact a driving school and enroll her forthwith and
without delay. (Gulp!)
- September 20, 2005
Looks like whatever broke is now corrected. We apologize for the problems. We
ended up reinstalling the Microsoft FrontPage extensions. (Yeah, we know.
Microsoft. What did we expect?)
In other news, The webmaster spoke with the person who said Mrs. Webmaster's
SSN card had been mailed out. He was shocked when we told him what happened.
Within 5 minutes the Webmaster had a call from the local SSA office
manager. He confirmed that the card had been mailed and that the post office
didn't deliver it for some incredibly stupid reason. He said to come on in
again and they would have the card or at least be able to issue the number to
her. Also we received a letter from our Senator stating that the number had in
fact been issued. Mrs. Webmaster will be going back to the office this week
with her Mother in-law to get the numbers. Mrs. Webmaster Sr. will have all
the documents and the letter in case the moron at the window ties to stall
again. We will keep you informed of course.
- September 20, 2005
Something appears to be wrong with our add page. We are looking into it
now and hopefully have it fixed shortly.
- September 17, 2005
Well, the Angry Webmaster is really furious today! Why you may ask?
Simple. He took the day off so he and his wife could go to the Social Security
office and find out what is going on with her SS card. Previously we had been
called and told that the number had been issued and that the card was in the
mail. If the card had not arrived by the 5th we should go to the local office
and see what is going on. We did this and were informed by some little
bureaucratic twerp that not only had no number been issued, it wouldn't be
issued until clearance was give by the USCIS. Excuse me? Do you see this
little item called a work permit that I am about to shove up your arrogant
skyward pointing nose?
The upshot is that I had to call the USCIS helpline and after sitting on the
phone for 20 minutes was told two things. First schedule an appointment with
the local office and then send in a form to have the typo on the work permit
fixed "at no cost to us." Gee, that was nice of them the morons.
So in two weeks the Webmaster will be taking another afternoon off and heading
to the local USCIS office with Mrs. Webmaster. (Who we may add is extremely
upset now. This makes the webmaster absolutely blind with rage) We're now
thinking about getting a lawyer to handle this mess if it goes on much longer.
- September 5, 2005
More news on Mrs. Webmaster's Social Security card. We were contacted by a
gentleman with the SSA and he has informed the Webmaster that his beautiful
and intelligent wife's Social Security number has been issued and that the
card is due now. He also stated that if it hasn't arrived that Mrs. Webmaster
will should go to the local SSA office and ask them where the card is. In any
case she will need to go there since they issued the card in her maiden name,
and she will need to change it over to her married name. This is rather
annoying since the Webmaster filled out the forms with her married name and
provided proof of marriage.
In other news, as you all know New Orleans has been all but destroyed by
hurricane Katrina. The crew here at Anger Central sends out our hopes and
prayers to the people displaced. Now for the rant. It is blatantly obvious
that the mayor and his staff along with the governor of Louisiana and their
entire emergency services staff needs to be tied to one of the buses that they
didn't use to evacuate people and dropped into the deepest part of the Gulf of
Mexico. The incompetence we have seen here is criminal. They had up to three
days warning that a category 5 storm was bearing down on the city and even a
near miss would cause major damage. They had a plan to follow and they ignored
here to view the plan.
One person the Webmaster knows has been happily blaming the Bush
administration for this disaster. He is one of these people that never lets
the facts interfere with his beliefs. He blames Bush for the fact the levees
collapsed. When the webmaster told him that A) the levees were designed for no
more then a category 3 storm, and B) that the sections that had collapsed had
been recently improved, he refused to listen. The webmaster is tempted to make
him a tinfoil hat for him to wear so he can block out the radio waves beamed
into his brain by Halliburton. ;)
- August 28, 2005
Well the Webmaster finally is getting a little action regarding his wife's
Social Security card. He contacted his senator, (yes the same one who has
helped kick loose a few bureaucratic clogs in the past), to try and clear up
this latest screw up. His office sent us a letter asking for permission to
look into the case, (Which Mrs. Webmaster signed), and hopefully he will be
able to beat some of these moronic gerbil-brained clot heads into sending her
that small little card.
Also the webmaster noticed that the processing date for his local Immigration
office suddenly changed and not for the better. Previously they were working
on AOS forms sent in by April 14, 2005. As of Friday it now says April 14,
2004. WTF, Over?!?!? Well it looks like the Webmaster will be putting in for
an advanced parole so his wife can go back to China to visit her family. :/
- August 21, 2005
Someone is going to die. The angry systems administrator racked up over 70
hours at his real world job this week thanks to some little scumsucking script
kiddie and the Zotob Trojan. If we get our hands on the writer he/she/it is
dead! The Angry Sysadmin spent 12 hours just dealing with the daily stuff last
Tuesday. He got home and was just drifting off to sleep when he was called
back in to clean up the mess this thing caused. He didn't get home until 1PM
the following day, and still had to go in on Saturday to fix a laptop for
someone that is traveling to another site Monday. Due to the condition of her
laptop it had to be completely rebuilt. Oh, she's an oracle programmer too so
that means extra fun apps to install. (Did we mention that the Angry Sysadmin
loathes and despises oracle?) Well at least he's hourly so he gets paid for
his time. To top things off the other remaining tech is on vacation this week
so the poor Admin is going to be flat out all week long. :p
On a sad note, the Webmaster's uncle past away last Friday. Due to work
matters he wasn't able to attend the funereal. It wasn't unexpected. His uncle
was very ill and had been for some time.
- August 14, 2005
An interesting 2 weeks since the last news update. Another member of the
Webmasters real world work group handed in his notice and has since left the
company the Webmaster works for. This leaves two people to support about 100
local people and another 40 remote. That doesn't seem like a lot you say? We
also support over 60 servers of various types and a fair number of the users
have more then one system. Realistically we need 4 people. There are no plans
to back fill the lost person's position. We can't blame him for pulling the
ejection handle and bailing out. His reasons to the manager started with "I'm
tired of having wet ankles." Translation: He's getting off the sinking ship.
On the Social Security card business for Mrs. Webmaster... The Webmaster was
able to get home early a week ago and with his beloved wife called the SSA
(Social Security Administration) helpline. They got a translator on the phone
to talk with Mrs. Webmaster and the upshot of all this? "The local office will
call you shortly." Since it was almost closing time on a Friday we didn't
actually expect them to call us. However we did expect a call by no later then
the following Tuesday. Did we get the call? Nope! The webmaster called the
local office, spoke to someone who then transferred him to "Someone who can
help you out." This was someone's voice mail. The webmaster dutifully left a
message asking for a call back. Did he get one? (Queue the
The webmaster has decided to bring in the big guns again. This weekend he
wrote a third email in his saga to his ever helpful senator's office.
Hopefully they can sort through this fiasco. It's been close to 10 weeks since
Mrs. Webmaster received her work permit and the SSA form was submitted for her
card. We will keep you informed.
- July 31, 2005
Anger time at Anger Central!! The webmaster's wife informed him that the
USCIS had rejected her request for a Social Security card. We don't know why.
The really stupid part is that Mrs. Webmaster HAS a valid work permit. The
Webmaster will be making a few calls this week.
In other news the Webmaster has met his new manager. We'll see how this goes.
Hopefully better then the last one he had for about 3 weeks.
- July 24, 2005
We found the problem with the RSS feed. It seems when we uploaded the
site, not all the new or updated pages went online. We reposted and that seems
to have fixed things.
In other news, the webmaster's real world job has just gotten tougher. At the
moment we have 3 people supporting 200 local users plus another 30 or so off
site users. In addition they are also supporting some 65 servers. (Mix of
Wintel and Sun) The webmaster is in the process of building number 66. Last
week one of the other two techs handed in his notice and will be leaving at
the end of this week. The webmaster and the remaining tech both feel that the
company we work for will not replace him.
In other news, the webmaster's wife has returned from another sojourn to the
Big Apple. Pictures are now online here. More
coming as soon as I get them out of the camera. :)
- July 16, 2005
Someone emailed us regarding a broken RSS feed. We checked and couldn't
find any problems, however if you see any please let us know ASAP so we can
check and verify things.
In other news, Mrs. Webmaster is still waiting for her Social Security card to
arrive. The SSA said 4 weeks, and that it should arrive around the 10th of
July. Has it arrived yet? (Queue crickets chirping)
And speaking of Mrs. Webmaster, one of her old friends who moved to the states
a couple of years ago came for a visit with her husband. He is an American and
they live in San Francisco. They came to the right coast to visit his daughter
and came up to say hello.
We went out to a local Chinese restaurant Mrs. Webmaster likes. A good time
was had by all especially when Mrs. Webmaster and her friend, both chatting
away in Chinese, started looking around. When our server came to the table
they both looked at him suspiciously. Mrs. Webmaster then asked him "Do you
speak Chinese?" He replied "No senorita I am from Mexico" The webmaster and
friend both started laughing. (We both knew he wasn't going to speak Chinese
but couldn't resist seeing how the ladies would react)
The next day Mrs. Webmaster and her friend went to New York City for the
weekend to visit other friends from the old home town. The friend went to
Boston and then to his daughter's home for the weekend and the Webmaster is
doing the bachelor thing until his beautiful wife returns from her latest
adventure in the Big Apple.
- July 10, 2005
We hope you all enjoyed the 4th of July last weekend. Mrs. Webmaster
certainly did! The happy go lucky couple went to the local fireworks display
with some of Mrs. Webmaster's friends. Fortunately they all spoke English well
enough so that the Webmaster could speak with them. Turns out the webmaster
had things in common with some of these nice people. A few were from a City in
China the Webmaster has visited and others work for a company the Webmaster's
company gives the business to...err I mean does business with. Yeah, that's
it, does business with. :)
Mrs. Webmaster's dental trips are done for a couple of months. She needs a
breather and the Webmaster needs time to pay off the bills. Damn insurance
only covers about 1/2 of the cost. Good thing he set up an HSA this year.
- July 3, 2005
Happy 4th of July all! Anger Central is going to busy blowing stuff up
this weekend. :)
- June 25, 2005
Not to much going on her at Anger Central
We're working to improve our new BBS system, adding more features and games.
It's been a long time since we did anything like this so we have a lot of work
and experimentation to do on our Dev box. Just follow the links and sign up
for an account. It's free although we will take all donations via our Tip Jar.
In other news. Mrs. Webmaster has been making many trips to the dentist this
month. In her homeland, people only go to the dentist if a tooth hurts or is
being held in their hand. Preventative care is not done under socialized
medicine. The upshot? She hasn't been to a dentist in over 6 years. She is now
going through scaling, has had to make 2 trips just for basic cleaning and
will need to have three wisdom teeth removed. In addition she will probably
need two or three crowns on some of her molars. Needless to say she is not a
happy camper regarding all this.
- June 18, 2005
We have added links to the new Anger
Central BBS here and on the main page. Come on in. Don't be shy. Have some
fun and see how we used to do things before the World Wide Web.
- June 15, 2005
A midweek posting, mostly to announce a new thing. We have set up a BBS
server. For those of you to young and naive to remember, a BBS was The Big
Thing before the internet took hole. BBS stands for Bulletin Board Service (Or
server), and was a place people could go to chat, post and read messages and
play online games. Now the main things is, it's all text based. There is no
graphical interface. Still we hope you will come in, create an account and
stick around for a while. We're really having a great time playing Pimpwars.
To access the server simply telnet to
evilned.dynalias.com. there is also a web site attached were the more
textually challenged can go. You won't get the full access but you can look
around a bit. Just click on The Angry
- June 11, 2005
A few things here, First we have started playing with a BBS server. We doubt
many of the people who read Anger Central are familiar with the old BBS
network, but in some ways it was the precursor of the internet. People would
dial into the servers and chat, read message boards and play games. With the
advent of the internet and especially the World Wide Web component the old
BBS's faded away.
We downloaded some software and installed it. We are working on configuring it
now, and once it is fully tested, (and we load it on its own server) we will
make it public. There is no GUI interface for this, it's all text based. We're
trying to locate an older PC to run this one. The nice thing about this is it
doesn't require a powerful machine and it doesn't use a lot of bandwidth
In other news, Mrs. Webmaster received her work permit! Of course they spelled
her first name wrong, but it's only valid for a year and once she gets her
green card she will be turning it in. Friday she and a friend went down to the
Social InSecurity office to apply for a Social Security card. She should have
that in a month, hopefully less.
Did you know that an American Citizen has to work for 40 quarters before
he/she becomes vested in the system, but a legal resident alien only has to
work 10 quarters? Hmph! Well it isn't like any of us are going to see a dime
of that money in any case. :(
- June 4, 2005
The webmaster has been on an enforced vacation for the last few days. His
real world company has ordered everyone to take 40 hours by the end of June,
whether or not they have the vacation time. The webmaster does have the time
luckily. The webmaster and his wife went to the beach, visited the
Clydesdales, went to have Mrs. Webmasters teeth cleaned for the first time in
years and generally had a good time together. Pictures have been posted. It's
off to garage on Monday for new brakes for the Anger Central company car.
- May 30, 2005
Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. Please remember those that gave up their
lives so that some of you could be complete morons.
We have also added more pictures to Xinqing's
page as well as reconfigured it a bit. We have also added a link on the
Anger Central home page.
- May 29, 2005
The Anger Central staff was treated to Revenge of the Sith today by the
Angry IT Director. We have read the reviews both pro and anti regarding the
final installment of the Star Wars franchise. The Webmaster went to see Star
Wars back when it first opened in 1977.
(Back in the dark days before he discovered coffee)
The Webmaster isn't one of those who dresses up like a wookie or a storm
trooper. He goes to be entertained. So, was he entertained today? Yes he was.
We all agreed that the best actor was Ewan McGregor playing Obi-Wan Kenobi. In
some ways he seems to have captured the role as it would have been played by
Alec Guinness when he was that age. We also agreed that Natalie Portman may be
good looking but she could have just phoned in her dialog. Hayden Christensen
just didn't get the role. In our opinion he was miscast from the beginning. As
for Jar Jar Binks? The 15 seconds of screen time was still to much.
The effects were great of course, with plenty of lasers and exploding
starships. However we couldn't help but to notice a few things. For instance,
Why aren't Obi-Wan and Anakin dead from explosive decompression? During the
rescue the cyborg general blew out a window and all the air escaped. A second
thing we noticed during this battle was the ships cannon. Since when do laser
cannon eject a spent shell casings?
Well we do recommend seeing it, and the Webmaster has said he plans on adding
the DVD to his collection once it comes out. Meanwhile, Mrs. Webmaster wants
to go see the Budweiser Clydesdales next weekend, but that is a horse of
another color. ;)
- May 27, 2004
The Webmaster is taking the day off from his real world job today. Why? 2
reasons. First he and his wife, the lovely Mrs. Webmaster have to go to the
Immigration office to get her fingerprints taken. The second reason is his
company blew 1 billion dollars last quarter and decided that everyone was
taking a mandatory 40 hours off. Oh, the CEO? They gave him a 14 million
Later this same day:
Well we just got back from the immigration office. No fingerprints were taken.
Why you ask? Well when the Webmaster filled out all the forms he used his
wife's maiden name on most of them, but used her married name on the
application for a work permit. He now has to go to City Hall and get certified
copies of their marriage license and then the two of them and the translator
Mrs. Webmaster has arranged for will need to drive back to that office again
later today. The webmaster had spoken to the Immigration service regarding
this issue when he arranged for the appointment. He was told that he should
straighten it all out there. Fine. No problem. Not once did they mention
anything regarding marriage license.
And still later this same day:
Well the webmaster and his wife have returned from the second trip to the
immigration office. This time we had everything we needed and Mrs. Webmaster
has had her fingerprints taken. We did ask for them back but they said no. ;)
What should have taken 90 minutes with travel time basically blew the entire
day. Now we have to wait for the work permits to come through and the notice
for her green card appointment.
And in Conclusion:
We have been futzing around with the quote generator and the
Page O' Links. With the Quotes, we have added a few
more. With the links page we reconfigured it and added a few things.
- May 20, 2005
We haven't had a lot to post about lately on the news front. The Webmaster
has been working like a dog at his real world job dealing with SOX 404
garbage. However Mrs. Webmaster and her friend Shuhua decided to take a trip
to New York City this week. Mrs. Webmaster managed to score some free bus
tickets to the Big Apple and Ms. Shuhua works for a hotel chain so she was
able to get comped room for the two of them. Needless to say the two of them
took Chinatown by storm. Many pictures were taken and as soon as Ms. Shuhua
gets them developed we will scan them in and post them for you.
On the language front, Mrs. Webmaster is working hard to improve her English
Language skills. This has made for many interesting moments. For instance the
two ladies visited "Library Island" while they were in New York. It took the
webmaster a moment to realize they were talking about Liberty Island. On the
other side, the Webmaster was making himself some dinner last week, and was
putting together Shish Kabob. Mrs. Webmaster asked what the English word for
this was. (She normally refers to it as Beef on stick)
When the Webmaster told her she turned beet red, (Ok, orange. Red blood under
yellow skin) and started laughing. It turns out that the word Baba basically
means sh*t in Chinese. Ok, watch those comments out there!
Lastly we have been playing around with a plugin for Winamp. This is like the
shoutcast plugin but we feel it is a more stable then the Shoutcast plugin. If
you want to listen to the music the crew here at Anger Central listens to,
just download Winamp and point to our
Radio Station. This is not kept online 24/7, but we tend to leave it going
during the work week and on occasion overnight. The plugin is from Jetaudio
and is called jetcast. Do a Google search for it. There are 10 slots open
although if it bogs us down we will limit the number.
- April 30, 2005
There has been a lot going on in the Webmaster's family. Not between his
wife and himself, but with other family members. We will not make the details
known, but will say that the Webmaster's entire family is rather angry at the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and leave it at that.
- April 16, 2005
Our hosting service has informed us that they are doing a major upgrade to
the web server and that this website will be offline sometime around 12AM EST
April 16th. Estimated downtime is 30 minutes, but considering what the hosting
company is planning we expect the site to be down for several hours at least.
- April 16, 2005
Once again the Webmaster has been dealing with the USCIS. We finally
received notification that they were now processing Mrs. Webmaster's
applications. She needed to contact them to schedule an appointment to be
fingerprinted. No problem, this was expected. Mrs. Webmaster doesn't like to
talk to English speakers on the phone. She can't see them and can't read their
body language when talking. Again no problem. The Webmaster called them to set
up the appointment, however they wouldn't allow him to. Why you ask? Because
they need to speak with Mrs. Webmaster to confirm she is actually allowing her
husband to speak for her!
Ok, so the Webmaster calls from their home. Gets right through. Mrs. Webmaster
speaks briefly authorizing her husband to speak for her. Great! "Oh, I'm
sorry, but we don't have anything open. Call back first thing in the morning."
Hello? The Webmaster is at work and his wife is at home, how do we do this you
moron? Well we were able to handle this part. The Webmaster set up a
conference call between the USCIS, his wife and himself. The only problem this
time was being stuck on hold for 20 minutes. Well it is done and we have an
appointment. 8am May 27th. I think the Webmaster is looking at an extra long
holiday weekend now.
And on another note...
The happy couple received a letter from telling them that Mrs. Webmaster had
to report to the city nurse due to her false positive TB test. Someone should
get them out of the stone age and explain to them that China used to use drugs
that create an antibody that will cause a false positive for that type of
test. We meet with them next week.
Well, we have one more thing to add. It seems that one of Mrs. Webmaster's
sisters is now starting to go through the K-1 visa process herself. This one
has a son and is a few years older then Mrs. Webmaster. (Mrs. Webmaster looks
like she is 30 and her sister looks like she is 34. Both are a bit older)
The webmaster doesn't have all the details yet, but his sister in-law will be
coming to the Madison, Alabama area hopefully very soon. This one was very sad
when Mr. and Mrs. Webmaster left China. The sisters were very close to each
other. Now they will be much closer to each other and won't have to worry
about time zones as much. ;)
- April 9, 2005
Happy Birthday Mrs. Webmaster!! Mrs. Webmaster celebrated her *9th birthday
yesterday. The happy couple went to another Chinese restaurant hoping to find
one that actually serves authentic Chinese food. Mrs. Webmaster found a dish
that she liked, (Although it wasn't real Chinese food), and had a good time.
- April 3, 2005
All the forms required for Mrs. Webmistress to work in the U.S. legally,
as well as her Adjustment of Status, have been submitted to the
USCIS. Hopefully she will have her work
permits in a couple of months and her green card soon there after.
And speaking of Mrs. Web Mistress, she has started to add her comments to this
web site. Of course English is not her first language, so she likes to write
updates in Chinese. Therefore, if you can:
A) read Chinese
B) actually see the following words, 招呼从这个人真实负责这个站点
You will be able to read her Pearls of Wisdom. :)
- March 19, 2005
The Webmaster and his wife had a scare last week. Mrs. Webmaster had to go
in for another immigration physical, and she had two problems. The first was
the doctor. Dr. Quack N. Sticker has to be at least 80 years old. Poor Mrs.
Webmaster came back with more holes in her from his attempts with a hypodermic
needle then the Titanic after it hit the iceberg. He kept missing the veins in
In addition, Mrs. Webmaster had to have another Tuberculosis test. She had an
x-ray done in China for her visa, but Dr. Quack N. Sticker didn't even look at
it. He gave her the standard skin test, and it came back positive.
Now there is no history of TB in Mrs. Webmaster's family, or in her home city.
Needless to say were were very concerned. The Webmaster scheduled an
appointment with our Primary Care Physician, (Who happens to be Chinese and is
significantly younger then Dr. Quack N. Sticker), so he could get this X-ray
on his insurance. Mr. and Mrs. Webmaster went in last Wednesday and had the
picture taken. As expected, the results were negative.
According to our P.C.P. it isn't uncommon for Chinese national's to have false
positives on a TB test of this type. This is due to the immunizations given to
people back in the 70's and 80's. One of the immunizations creates an antibody
that will cause a false positive. Needless to say they both breathed a great
sigh of relief. Now on to filing ever more forms and documents with the
- March 5 2005
We have created a new page. This page is called the
Page of Honors and is dedicated to listing people who have in some way
honored Anger Central.
- February 26, 2005
We are going to start a chat room. If we see to much abuse in here we WILL
shut it down. This is a java version and can be accessed by following this
- February 20, 2005
The webmaster has now been formally and legally married to his blushing
bride. Click here for pictures. :)
In other news, we have pretty much stopped using the New and Updated graphics.
Since we have started using the RSS feeds, we have found it to be much easier
- February 13, 2005
A few things. There may not be any posts next weekend. The Webmaster has a
Must Attend engagement. This will take all day and will probably tie up the
entire weekend. What is this? He's getting married! Yep, this is the big day.
The ceremony he had in China was not legally binding, so in order to satisfy
the drones at USCIS the Webmaster will be
tying the knot next Saturday.
Another note. Since we have implemented the RSS feed,
the little New and Updated tags have become rather obsolete. We may be
discontinuing them in the near future. There are many clients that will handle
RSS feeds. Our preferred one is Feedreader. A link to this can be found on our
links page. Also Mozilla Firefox also has a built in
RSS reader as does Mozilla Thunderbird.
- February 5, 2005
For the past few months we have been getting postings from some moron who has
been attacking the webmaster and his new wife by name. This person has been
using some extremely racist terms and all around garbage. It also appears that
this person has been using the whois database to locate the administrators of
this site, and has mad what we consider threats to us. Because of this we were
forced to turn on a tracking system. We have located the perpetrator of these
posts and informed his ISP. It appears that he is in New Zealand, so we won't
worry to much regarding our personal safety. From the style of the postings,
it looks like some loudmouth jerk is using his mommy and daddy's dial up
For our normal posters, all tracking information was promptly deleted and
erased to protect them, and we will be turning off the tracking shortly. We do
apologize to our normal ranters, but when apparent threats are made to the
Webmaster and especially his wife, we will take whatever action is needed to
protect ourselves. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. The
- January 23. 2005
Not to much happening here at Anger Central. The webmaster and Webmistress
spent several hours digging out out from that large snowstorm we had Saturday
night. Gotta love them snowblower toys. I really should post a rant regarding
the city snowplows and what a wonderful job they do of filling in the driveway
just as you finish digging it out. :[ Another day perhaps. Also we may not be
doing posts next weekend. The webmaster has to move to a different office in
his real world job while his present office is renovated. Since the entire IT
area is being done we have to move close to two tons of stuff. Oh well, at
least this means overtime. :)
- January 16, 2005
We had a number of postings that went straight into the bit bucket this
week. We are particularly peeved at the insults directed at the webmasters
wife from some moron. We are also seeing insults directed at the webmaster by
name. Not good people! Out of all the junk that came in only three postings
went up this week. We would suggest laying off the sauce before posting
- January 9, 2005
Things are rather quiet here in the Anger Central Data Center. Mrs.
Webmaster will be starting her ESOL, (English as a Second Language), classes
Monday and is very excited. The webmaster's real life job continues. He
received his review Friday. It was faxed to him with instructions sent by
Instant Message to sign it and take it to HR. Oh, he also got a 1% raise.
Well at least he still has a job.
Preparations and plans are now being generated for the two happy love birds.
They need to be legally married and are aiming for February 14th.
We think it will be a very small ceremony with a much bigger one next summer.
In the meantime the Webmaster needs to fire up the old analog snow removal
system and clear out the driveway after yesterday's snow storm. :p
- January 1, 2005
Happy New Year!
And Happy Birthday to Angry.net! This is the 8th birthday of Angry.net. In
that time many many changes have come about. If you want a list, check our
news archives. ;)
So, what big things happened this year? The webmaster went to China again and
brought home his new wife. (Who is presently vacuuming the customer service
area like there is no tomorrow) We still need to get legally married in the
U.S. to meet her visa requirements, and then file even more ^*)%% paperwork!
There were major changes at the webmasters real life job. His supervisor was
stabbed in the back by his manager and lost his job. The webmaster was almost
transferred to another plant in a different state that probably would have
cost him everything he has. (That was reversed and the manager who tried the
sleazy stunt has left the company)
We have moved Anger Central to a new hosting company. We did this due to the
repeated problems old hosting company was having with their equipment. We
liked the people there, but didn't see any choice in this matter. The new
service does offer more goodies at a lower price too. (Speaking of which, our
tip jar remains extremely empty people!) We have also added an
RSS feed to the site. This lets people who use RSS
feeds know when an update has been made, and also gives the first sentence or
two of the rant as well as a link to the rant its self.
Now for the usual stats and stuff. We received something like 2000+ rants this
year. Of that only 537 were worth putting online. People seem to forget we
want to hear why you are angry, not that you hate something/someone. It would
also help if people were a but less intoxicated when posting, and not use that
damn SMS shorthand we keep seeing! When we see things that are so badly
written it takes us half an hour to translate it, it gets a one way trip to
the bit bucket.
So what is up for the new year? Well a formal marriage for the webmaster of
course, continued updates to Anger Central and with a bit of luck a new and
better job for the webmaster in real life. We are looking for improvements to
Anger Central of course, and hope we will see a better quality style of rant
come in. As we become more familiar with the tools provided by our new hosting
service we will be adding new things to the site.
So to all of our readers, thanks for stopping in, hopefully the new year will
be a better one and stay angry!!