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December 31, 2009
Greetings and happy New Year's eve one and all! We're putting up the last postings for 2009. Tomorrow we begin a new year and new postings. We are planning to clean out the RSS feed, (We will save the present feed in archives), but will use the same file name so no changes will be required on your end. The last posting came in but a few minutes ago and resides in Family 2
We will be compiling stats and facts and looking and some figures, probably in bikini's. ;)
Meanwhile, it's of to the party!
Remember, if you're drinking, you better not be driving.
Until next year,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Anger Central is preparing for it's annual cycling. We're coming up on our 12th anniversary. It's hard to believe we've been in business, (as it were) for that long. We've gone through half a dozen hosting companies, the Webmaster has gotten married, 6 real world jobs, the creation of a real blog for the Angry Webmaster to vent on and one threat from the United Libel Kingdom.
The Angry Sysadmin is working on the back end getting things ready. Mostly it will be archiving the rants we received and rolling the RSS feed over to a new feed. (He says he plans on keeping the file name, but with him, you never know)
Mrs. Webmaster has a part time temporary job working in a restaurant. This is only for a few weeks and it's minimum wage. Still it makes her happy and hopefully keep her from wrecking any further mayhem on the bathroom sink. (She decided to take it apart and can't get it back together again)
Hopefully she will find something permanent soon.
So, what's in store for Anger Central in the coming year? We have no idea. With the current political situation, there is a chance we will be shut down by the regime since we have this tendency to tell them exactly what we think of them. ;)
We're not planning any major format changes, but we won't promise that things will stay the same. It all depends on whether or not the Angry Webmaster forgets to take his meds again. ;)
Over on the blog, we've added polls to the site. Only one is active at the moment but we will be looking at others down the road. One thing that bothers us is no one seems to want to comment on the ranting and ravings of the Angry Webmaster. Perhaps this is a good thing?? *grin*
Well, it's back to the salt mines getting things ready for the New year.
Until next time, Stay Angry!!
Hey there Angry people. Mrs. Webmaster is back home and working hard to get over her jet lag. She's still on China time, so she has a tendency to wake up early in the morning and then fall asleep mid-morning. Normally she is a night owl and stays up very late.
She's also starting to look for a new job. Not the best time to do so, but if anyone knows of anything drop us a line and the Webmaster will run it past her. She's been working at local Chinese restaurants and ran her own business in China. (Sales)
One of the reasons Mrs. Webmaster went back to China was her mother. She had become gravely ill. Anger Central is happy to say that the Angry Chinese Mother in-law has greatly improved.
Until next time, stay angry!
Mrs. Webmaster missed her flight last Wednesday and wasn't able to return to the loving arms of her husband. In fact she has just arrived in Boston and is waiting for her friend to pick her up and bring her home.
"What? Why isn't the Angry Webmaster waiting at the gate for his beloved wife?" you ask? It wasn't his idea. Mrs. Webmaster called from the airport in China last Wednesday at 5am to let the Webmaster know she wasn't going to get home on schedule. The Webmaster offered to come down today, but she said she already made arrangements with her friend.
While they happy couple were talking the Webmaster mentioned that his brother managed to shoot a deer. Mrs. Webmaster's response? "Oh good! Tell him I want two pounds so I can make dumplings."
Mrs. Webmaster should be arriving at the Anger Central domicile within the hour.
The Angry Webmaster has been on vacation from his real world job the last week. As expected, he was called multiple times for many issues. He still managed to ignore the people at his office. :)
The Webmaster also had to get his drivers license renewed. Yep, the poster child for road rage has had his license renewed. You have been warned.
Before the Webmaster went for his license, he had to have his eyes checked. The exam wasn't to expensive, but he had to replace his glasses. One eye had shifted enough that his old prescription was no longer valid. There went another $350. The frames only cost $50. all the rest was for the lenses. :/
Well, Mrs. Webmaster should be home soon. The Webmaster has to prepare Mrs. Webmasters preferred meal. Massive amounts of fruit with some fresh stir fried Fido. ;)
Until next time...
Greetings angry people. Sorry about the delay in posting updates, but we've been rather busy getting ready for Mrs. Webmaster's triumphant return. She is due back late tomorrow. The Webmaster has been getting the Anger Central Primary Dwelling ready for her. :)
We hope you all overdosed on turkey last week. The Webmaster certainly did! He also met a couple of family members he hasn't seen since they were still in diapers. They are his late cousin's son and daughter. The daughter has done growed up. all we can say, on seeing her is "WHOA!" She makes Bo Derek in her heyday look down right dowdy. Picture a 5'9" slim blonde surfer girl and you have a slight idea on what she looks like. She's sharp as a tack too. :)
Yep, the family genes really mixed well in her!!
In other news, the Angry Webmaster is taking the week off from his Real World Job. So far he's been called 4 times, one for a real problem. (PBX went down last week and no one bothered to tell him until Monday)
So, with all that, we're going back to vacationing now.
Until next time, Stay Angry!
Happy Happy Joy Joy!
The Webmaster heard from his beloved Wife, Mrs. Webmaster today. She has been back in China helping her mother. Mrs. Webmaster's mom has been very ill and at her age this was a great concern. Mrs. Webmaster reported that her mom is much better and that she will be returning to her loving husband in a couple of weeks.
The Angry Webmaster has been a miserable bastard to be around since his wife left last September. Now maybe he'll get into a better mood finally.
In other news...
This week is Thanksgiving. Many turkeys will sacrifice their
lives so that Americans may overeat and get massive indigestion
and massively increase greenhouse gasses due to flatulence. The
entire crew at Anger Central plans on participating in the
"Great Turkey Genocide of 2009" with absolutely no guilt
So until next time, Stay Angry!
Sorry for the lack of news last week, but we just had nothing to report. Now this week...
More plumbing problems at Anger Central. The Angry Facilities Manager had to call in a plumber again to fix other problems that cropped up. Another $200 down the drain, so to speak. ;)
We're counting down the days until Mrs.. Webmaster's return. The Webmaster is a bit concerned that she hasn't called him. Usually this means she's dealing with major problems. Considering her mother's health, her not calling isn't surprising. The Webmaster is considering calling her but she is the only one in her household in China who speaks English. The Webmaster is thinking about having his Chinese coworker call for him.
If you've visited the Blog, then you should have seen the Angry Systems Administrator's scream over some putz dumping a $2 million Bugatti Veyron into a salt marsh in Texas. To say he wasn't happy is an understatement. ;)
Otherwise, it's been quiet around here. Not much going on. So, without further adieu..
Until next time...
Greetings angry people! We hope you remembered to turn you clocks back last night. Nothing like an extra hours worth of sleeping off the night before, is there? :)
Yesterday was Halloween. :P
The Angry Webmaster managed to be out of the house during the "Treats or Else!" hours and since Mrs. Webmaster is overseas, there was no one to hand out candy & razor blades to the little monsters. ;)
In any case...
The Angry Webmaster just received his copy of Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. All we can say is WOW! If you're fan, you HAVE to buy this DVD. It's the uncut version and the first 45 minutes are absolutely wild! You can finally see what happened during the attack, and how the final 5 ended up where they are now. We're not going to spoil this for you, so just click on the images and order the DVD's.
Until next time...
Stay enraged! (Especially at the scum in Washington who want to enslave us all!)
Well the water heater was replaced to the tune of $800. At least we have hot water and no worries about the tank exploding, right?
Umm, not quite. The plumber forgot to turn one of the cutoff valves back on and when the Webmaster came home, he nearly got hypothermia. He called the plumber and he came right back out and corrected the error. While he was here he also solved another issue with the hot water. The Webmaster and his wife have been plagued with cold water coming out the hot water faucet and vice versa. The plumber traced the pipes and found a crossover valve that was set wrong. While he was adjusting it, he muttered something about "Redneck plumbing". We're guessing it was the previous owner since the Webmaster is considered a threat to life and health when he handles tools.
Well, Friday night the Webmaster notices a leak in the kitchen. It's from upstairs. A quick run up and he finds the upstairs facilities running. The float valve is malfunctioning. He shut off the water valve thinking that would solve the problem.
In fact the drip got worse. Another call to the plumber and he walks the Webmaster through tightening the valve down with a wrench. This worked, but there was some light water damage to the kitchen ceiling that will need to be dealt with down the road. (Not to noticeable thankfully)
Still, we will need to have more parts swapped out so we can use the "facilities" upstairs rather then the one in the main office area.
Well, to coin a phrase, "It never just rains, it pours."
Well, we need to main the pumps, so until next time...
Ok, who invited snow over? Last week we had our first snowfall. This is the earliest anyone at Anger Central can remember it snowing. Gee, isn't Global Warming all about it NOT snowing? Sheesh!
In other news, the Angry Webmaster has become addicted to
Mafia Wars. This is run through
Facebook and the Webmaster has been hovering over this thing
for a week now. :/
Last week was a busy one for posting. We must have gotten 30+ postings. A fair number will be going up with this update. Funny thing, we aren't seeing any real revenue coming in from our many visitors. Cheap bunch of <censored>!
The Anger Central primary domicile has an unexpected expense this week. The hot water heater is in need of replacing. That's $750 we weren't expecting to spend either. :(
Well, we need to go service the snow blower. It promises to be a true Al Gore winter. Major storms, deep snow and blowing drifts.
Until next time,
Hi all our angry
This weekend was the Webmaster's father's birthday. The Angry father, (And his brats have given him many many reasons to be angry), just turned 84. The Angry Father still works out of his home office every day. (And the Angry Systems administrator is in the process of scraping a virus of the Angry Father's laptop)
There was a big part with fun and games and cake. Everyone came with the exception of Mrs. Webmaster. She's still in China and unable to attend the festivities.
In other news, it's beginning to look like the Anger Central domicile may be in need of a new hot water heater. :( The one that is in place now appears to be leaking. There's a shop just up the street from the Anger Central domicile that deals with this sort of thing, so it looks like the Anger Central facilities manager will be paying them a visit later this week. The Angry Accountant is very unhappy about this too. Feel free to make him happy by adding to the tip jar or by buying something on Amazon or following a link from our Chitika ads.
Speaking of ads, yep, we tried to get Adsense to reconsider their wrong decision. As expected, that monopoly once again denied us...the scum! Our guess is they're to busy performing oral sex on the recent Nobel Peace prize winner.
Oh yes, The One was given the Nobel prize in the category of "Not being Bush." The Webmaster wrote about this on the blog. Pop over and read his take on the award to the Slacker in Chief.
Well, time to crank up the A/C here. All this Global Warming is overheating the crew here. It must be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit outside.
Until next time,
Well, another week and more stuff.
We've rejected a number of postings, probably from teenagers. Once again children, we are not a hate site, we are a site dedicated to ANGER and RAGE. We don't care why you hate someone, we want to know why you are angry. Pity, there were a few rather interesting posts in there too. Come on people, read the FAQ please!
All in all it's been a quiet week, (Except on the blog where the Webmaster has been on a tear of late), so we're going to post a few amazon.com links for some light reading and entertainment.
Until next time, stay angry! (And no hating please!)
Not a lot to report here at Anger Central. The Webmaster has to work Sunday so this posting is going up a bit early. Broken network ports are always so much fun to fix. :p
We've set up a facebook fan page. If you're on Facebook drop by and throw a few insults our way. ;) Also, click on a few link or buy some books. If your feeling especially nice, toss some quarters in the tip jar.
We heard from Mrs. Webmaster. She's getting over a fever, probably airplane flu. Her mother isn't well, so keep her in your thoughts.
Until next time...
Where to start, where to start. Well, how about this? The 400th posting this year went up today. That doesn't seem like a lot, but you try adding these manually.
The Angry Systems Administrator, our resident BOFH, posted a few items to the Anger Central Blog. One of the items included a "How-To" on installing and using GnuPG and accessing the Anger Central public key.
We're also playing around with Facebook. We've set up a fan page, but aren't sure if we'll keep it or not.
The Webmaster also posted a new "How-To with regards to
getting a 10 year green
card. It's been written in his typical informative yet
snarky manner. ;)
Other then general housekeeping stuff, not much else is going on. So, until next time...
Wait for it....
Well, Mrs. Webmaster has arrived safely at her mother's home in China. The Webmaster had gone out last night and missed the call from his beloved Mrs. Webmaster. While he does have the number to her mother's home, Only Mrs. Webmaster speaks English and the Webmaster's Chinese is virtually nonexistent.
Before she left, Mrs. Webmaster went on a bit of a shopping spree. She picked up a new laptop for a friend of hers. She asked the Angry Systems Administrator to check the laptop to make sure it was a good one. The Angry SysAdmin didn't want to let it go. ;)
It does run Windows Vista, and it's the American version, but Mrs. Webmaster assured both her husband and the Angry Systems Administrator that her friend would not have a problem. The Anger Central crew knew enough not to ask for clarification. 0:)
Friday was the eighth anniversary of the attack by Al Qeda, the destruction of the World Trade Center and the murder of 3000 people. The Obama administration decided to honor this day by pissing all over the memory of those people murdered. We reposted our tribute to 9/11 titled "I Remember." He has done this every year for the last 5 years.
We are absolutely disgusted with these so called people who can't wait to surrender to Islamofascists. Most of these "People" tend to be Obama voters. We'll be going into this in more detail on the blog.
We got a posting from someone who posted over at JustRage.com. We don't go there all that often although we do have a link exchange with them. Seems the poster was rather annoyed with the admin on the site. We can't say one way or the other.
Oh well, back to the salt mines. :)
Until next time, stay angry!
Happy Labor Day from Anger Central! We hope all of you are resting from your labors this weekend, and those of you who aren't able to labor due to the Obama Economy, we hope that you will soon be back on the job.
Mrs. Webmaster is going back to China this week. This was unexpected. Mrs. Webmaster's mother has been ill for some time and apparently has taken a turn for the worse. The Webmaster returned home last Wednesday and tripped over a suitcase. Mrs. Webmaster has been a nervous wreck all week. Her sister in Tennessee is also planning to return to China as well. Mrs. Webmaster plans on being in China for about 3 months. Needless to say the Angry Webmaster is now known as the Sad Webmaster. Still, as a good husband he will do all he can to help his wonderful wife with her needs.
Please feel free to donate to us to help defray the costs of the tickets. Because of the short notice, Mrs. Webmaster will be paying a premium.
In other news, the Webmaster has been blogging again. Besides the normal rantings and ravings of our favorite lunatic, he posted this rather interesting and thoughtful piece. It has nothing to do with politics or health care or any of the other myriad things that strike his fancy.
It's titled "The Winton Train" and is the story of Sir Nicholas Winton and how he arranged the evacuation of 669 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia just before World War Two started. The survivors of that trip reenacted it and were greeted at the train station in England by Sir Winton himself.
Sir Winton is 100 years old and watched the arrival in a wheel chair, but when the people who's lives he saved came up to thank him he stood up with the help of a cane and welcomed them all. Read the story and follow the links. The man is one of the unsung heroes of that age.
Until next time...
It's been a long week for the Webmaster. He had to go into his real world job on Saturday to work with a contractor to begin fixing the office network. A great deal of hardware has failed and needs to be replaced. :(
In other news...
DING DONG THE TED IS DEAD!
Yes, the senior senator of Massachusetts, Edward Moore Kennedy has downed his last Chivas and drowned his last blond. As you might have gathered, the crew here at Anger Central was not enamored with that scumbag. When Mrs. Webmaster was informed that Kennedy had assumed room temperature she had only one thing to say. "Good!" The Angry Webmaster wrote a very touching eulogy on the Anger Central blog. Take a look and add a few comments. ;)
In other news, it's beginning to look a lot like rebellion! Thanks to the idiots on the left demonizing anyone who disagrees with the liberal view of things, people are starting to get rather annoyed. We posted THE RECLAMATION OF INDEPENDENCE on the Angry blog a few hours ago. Here is the first section of the Reclamation:
Read the whole thing. It makes interesting reading.
Finally, the Webmaster's mother had her 85th birthday yesterday. Please wish her well and many more.
Until next time, Stay angry!
Will someone please ask Al Gore to start talking about Global Warming in the North Eastern US please? It's way to hot an humid. We need the "Talking Heat Sink" to give one of his rants about Gobull Worming...Err..Climate change. That should cool things off real quick. ;)
The Angry Webmaster had a fun trip to the dentist this week. No it wasn't to have teeth replaced after being kicked by the Angry Systems Administrator. This was something that had been previously scheduled. The angry Webmaster had a filling replaced and a chipped tooth repaired. Nothing like a $560 dental bill! At least he has some dental insurance now.
Friday the Angry Webmaster and a co-worker made a trip to a used office furniture store for their real world job. It was like being a kid in a candy store. :)
We had to pick up some chairs and a couple of book cases. Then we trucked them down to the Webmaster's real world job. The Angry Webmaster had to charge the purchases on his card to avoid state taxes where he works, then load it all into the Angrymobile and haul it to his real world office.
Before he made the purchase, he had been given the OK to charge it on a personal card. Unfortunately the company finance dude went on vacation and won't be back for a week. Oh well, we expected that to happen so we planned for it.
Meanwhile. Mrs. Webmaster has gone back to work. We need to find her a better job, more money, better hours and benefits.
So, while we look for that, Stay Angry!
This is the Angry Webmaster. I've managed to free myself from that BOFH's bindings and have returned to my desk. ;)
Yes, I mad a small booboo last week, but that's no reason to tie me up, stomp me like an SEIU thug then dump me naked and painted blue outside the local convent. The nuns were not happy. :|
In any case, the blog is back up and running and better then ever. The main site continues on and this was a rather busy week too. Surprisingly busy in fact. We posted some updates earlier this week then just kept adding the to our Dev system for the rest of the week.
Mrs. Webmaster decided to take the week off and rather then go to Tennessee to visit her sister, (Which is what we all recommended), she stayed and decided to play house wife. The Angry Domicile has been cleaned to within an inch of it's proverbial life.
The happy couple will be going out to dine on tasty crustaceans from the oceans of Maine tonight with the Angry parents. So the Webmaster needs to go hose down his wife and get her ready to go. ;)
Until next time,
This is the Angry Systems administrator. The Angry Webmaster is tied up in to corner after the dumbass went and celebrated the atomic bombing of Nagasaki by nuking the Anger Central Blog.
I've spent the last 8 hours restoring what I can from backup and rebuilding the site. It's back up and we seem to have lost only one post. I blame myself. I wasn't doing backups often enough, but I didn't think meathead would tell the ftp client to synchronize his development system with the production web server AND tell it to delete anything that doesn't exist on his dev system!
Since the blog doesn't exist on his development system, away went the blog. *snarl*
Well, it's back up and running. We will be tweaking a few things, particularly the Ad system. Right now it's wonky with a lot of duplicate ads. We'll get it sorted out eventually.
*looks at the Webmaster, bound and gagged on the floor*
*grumble* Stupid son of a bitch!
I've also started changing how ads are served on the main site. For a while you will be seeing double ads at the bottom of each page. As the dork on the floor moves through the site doing updates, the old ads at the base of each page will be removed and you will see only one ad.
Also we've noticed that the AddThis client is causing major problems for the site. I've removed it so that should fix the sluggishness problem.
Now I have other things to do and more disasters caused by that stupid idiot to clean up.
So until next time, stay angry, and to quote Will Smith...
"I could have been at a Barbeque!!" *KICK!* *STOMP*
Sorry that we didn't post any news last week, but we were busy. In any case there isn't much going on in the home office. The Webmaster has been playing on the blog of course, and has posted a few interesting things. The Angry Systems Administrator has been digging around trying to find a way to move files by data. He's been trying robocopy and its successor without much luck. All in all, it's been rather quiet here.
So we won't keep you any longer. Just stay angry and post it here!! :)
One of the Webmaster's coworkers decided it would be great fun to crash the network. The Bonehead plugged a router with a DHCP server running into the network. For those of you who understand networking, you'll know that this was a bad thing.
The Webmaster didn't get it sorted out until hours later when the coworker figured out it was his fault. (The Webmaster didn't know he had plugged this unit into his network)
Well it's all sorted out now.
The Webmaster has been playing with the new Anger Central Official Blog, better known as the Musings of the Angry Webmaster. He's been a busy boy too. Head on over and take a look. He's been ranting and raving like there's no tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the Webmaster has a lot of things to do today, so until Next time...
Well vacation's over, such as it was. The Webmaster doesn't consider this week to have been a vacation, more like working from home. He had constant calls and emails from people at work that he had to deal with. Needless to say he will be speaking to the manager. Our hero figures he has about 2 days in comp time owed him. Of course he kept extensive logs.
While we were doing that we also activated the Angry Blog Mark II. We have been adding to it the last week and we think it's slowly coming together. Of course it doesn't quite match our general theme, but that's due to a lack of PHP and CSS guru's slaving away in our development center. Oh well, we all must do what we can.
The Webmaster has posted several loud screams regarding health care and the "stimulus" package. Go read them and make a few comments. Yes, you can actually comment directly to the Angry Webmaster. There's no guarantee he won't toss your comment in the bit bucket, but commenting is there.
Meanwhile. back to the salt mines. Until next time,
Stay annoyed greatly! ;)
Good evening happy campers! Yes, we're late on news and all, but we have been very busy. First, the Webmaster is on his first paid vacation in almost 4 years. Pity he keeps getting calls from work to fix things. Never fear! Our hero is documenting everything and will be asking for comp time. ;)
Also, we have completely rebuilt the Editorial section. As you can see from the new button on the upper left, we have formally called it a blog. Since we've installed WordPress we thought it was only proper. We have comments available after registration. Please be advised that the comments section is NOT anonymous so be careful what you post there.
At the moment there isn't a lot in there. Mostly a few items from the last couple of years. We're also still in the process of configuring things especially since we're new to Wordpress. As always, we reserve the right to ignore anything you say and file it in the bit bucket. ;)
Until next time...
Slow week at Anger Central. We've been watching the congress working to destroy the United States with their Cap and Tax crap. If it passes, we hate to say it, but we may no longer be able to afford the bill to pay for this site. The massive tax increases will basically drive us into bankruptcy. Thanks a lot all you 52'ers. You sure got your hope and change now, didn't you?
Well, we're going to get ready for the rebellion, but first, find the nearest Tea Party protest and hang your rep in effigy if they voted for all this crap.
Until later unless the black helicopters with the Obama Truth Agency Strike Team arrives and takes us away. ;)
The Angry Webmaster has been "A' Twittering" this week like crazy. He's also discovered hash tags although he hasn't done much with them...yet! We're also just shy of 100 followers. Come on people! Follow the @angrywebmaster!! You know you want to. ;)
Today is father's day, so please tell your dad what a great guy he is.
In more serious news, twitter has been the primary source of news coming out of Iran. It looks like another revolution is about to start. We remember the last one and how that turned out The bad news is they have their martyr now. A young woman shot and killed. Here is the video Be advised this is NOT for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach. This is a woman, probably under 25 who was shot in the chest and died on camera. She was hit just above the breastbone. It looks like she went into shock almost instantly and never really knew what hit her.
So what did our President do in response? He went out for ice cream. Will this be the "Let them eat cake!" moment for the Obama administration? Considering that Obama is surpassing Jimmy Carter for presidential incompetence, we can only hope so. However, we will pass on having him guillotined. Impeachment and removal from office will suffice, especially after the treatment of several Inspectors general who had the nerve to go after crooked "Friends of Obama."
Until next time, Stay Angry!
All's quiet on the Anger Central front. Not to many new postings this week, although the Webmaster has been blasting stuff out via twitter. The Webmaster's real world job is getting very busy now and that can be a good thing. Of course there's the usual stupidity from our masters in Washington, but the Webmaster is thinking about doing a formal posting on that one....Once the Med's wear off of course. ;)
It is rather cool out at the moment. We'll tell you that this Global Warming is getting worse by the day. At the rate we're going, if we don't do something, we'll be in serious danger of blizzards in July!
Until next time...
Today is the 65th anniversary of the D-day landings in Normandy, France. Please take a moment and remember all those who died liberating France from the Nazi's.
In other news...
Chitika sent out a notice that they were discontinuing banner ads do to...something. We have a few on the site and have contacted Chitika asking if they have a way of sending us a list of URL's. Otherwise, we have to do it the hard way. If you see an ad that is blank or looks odd, please drop us a line with the url of the page.
Meanwhile, we received a rant from previous poster. It seems he took exception to a "Note from Anger Central" where we suggested the poster move to a country that better reflected his views. Click here to see how we feel about the posters reply to us.
In the real world, the Webmaster has been meeting with assorted vendors regarding storage arrays for his real world job. We're leaning towards a specific vendor who we will name later.
During our research, we came across a company called Drobo. We won't recommend their products for a production environment, we are interested for both the office and the Anger Central Development Network. If someone would like to loan us one for an evaluation period of not less then 500 years, please feel free to contact us. ;)
Until next time, Stay Angry!
Greetings Angry People. It's been a fairly quiet week with regards to posting. This is probably due to the long weekend.
You should be seeing a few minor changes on the layout. We've dropped Feedage and gone with AddThis. This seems to help with the page loading. Instead of a long list of icons, now you have one small one. We're also adding this to the RSS feed too.
In the real world, the Webmaster has been pricing out storage arrays for his real world job. His boss is not going to like the $56K for the one he is going to recommend. The Webmaster has a few other places to look first. We can't wait to see what EMC is going to charge. We also thought of Sun, but these days?
In any case, it's been slow and the Webmaster is not feeling all that productive this week. So, until next week...
Been busy the last few weeks which is why we haven't posted any news. Now it's a long weekend and we can take a bit of a breather here at Anger Central.
The new hard drive in the dev system is working to spec. The old hard drive is now holding down papers on the admin's desk. ;)
You may have noticed that we're posting a lot of stuff via the Angry Webmaster's Twitter feed. He found a new URL shortener that also lets him track who clicks on the links, so he's playing with that now. It also lets him indulge in his rampant right wing radicalism. (According to the Department of Homeland Security, this is defined as anyone who disagrees with Obama)
It also lets him post news stories that he finds amusing, like the brave soldier who goes after the the Taliban wearing a red T-shirt, flip flops and pink "I Love New York" boxer shorts. That poor guy, he's never going to live that one down, and we have no doubt a new legend has been born. :D
Anger Central wishes him well and prays for the safe and successful return to the United States of him and his unit. (Not to mention the same for ALL U.S. military forces)
Speaking of which, this is Memorial Day weekend in the United States. This is the time we remember all those who died to protect our nation, our Constitution and our freedom. Please take a moment to reflect on their sacrifice.
In the Webmasters real world job, things are growing by leaps and bounds. The Webmaster is going to have to explain to the Boss that the company is going to have to buy some new equipment to keep up with the growth. Nice, shiny new "Expensive" equipment too. ;)
Until Next time, keep those rants and rages coming!!
Sorry for all the delays with updates. The primary development system blew a hard drive a week ago and had to be replaced. Now there wasn't any critical data on this drive, and it was actually a third drive mounted in the system. The Webmaster lost all his virtual machines though as well as a large Truecrypt volume. We're still working on recovery of course and have managed to get a large number of file back.
Now, when the Angry Systems replaced the drive last Friday, the power supply blew on the system. We weren't able to replace that until Saturday and the system wasn't back up and running until Sunday. We were able to use Twitter to post updates on what was happening.
One of the problem of course was our backups. We back up from one drive to the other on the assumption that if a drive fails we will have a backup readily available. We didn't take into account a failed system. Changes to the backup strategy have been implemented. :)
The Webmaster took a day off Yesterday. Some day off. The Webmaster got several calls at home and emails from coworkers asking for this, that or the next thing. The Webmaster will be making it known that when he has a day off, he does not expect to be called for minor issues.
Until next time, Stay Angry!
This has been the most expensive month for Anger Central in a long time. We had several surprise expenses.
So, cash flow is a little tight right now. At least the Webmaster has a job with an income.
As mentioned above. Mrs. Webmaster is the proud owner of a brand new 2009 Honda Civic. Mrs. Webmaster is one tough negotiator. She argued over $50 on her old car for 2 hours! She wore them down of course. ;)
Mrs. Webmaster loves her new car. She does miss her old car, but considering the dealer bought it and promptly marked it as salvage, the Webmaster doesn't miss it at all.
Much to do around the Datacenter, so until next time...
What a week! First, Mr. & Mrs. Webmaster looked at a car Monday. It wasn't quite up to what the ad said it was. Mrs. Webmaster rejected it. She has decided she would like a new car. The Angry accountant has collapsed in a dead faint. To top it off, the medical bill we spoke about 2 weeks ago had a few minor issues. The Credit card company put a hold on the charge thinking it was a fake. Not really complaining about that, but once we released the hold it should have gone through. Nope! We had to call the hospital billing department and tell them to resubmit. That only took them 2 more weeks!
Oh yes, the hospital in question has a bad habit of not sending out bills in a timely manner. Because of this, we have had to pay close to $5000 in the last year. Our total bill should not have been more then $2500. Why did this occur? The hospital delays sending out bills so people with private insurance can get slammed. Basically it's fraud. They are using people like the Angry Webmaster is money trees for those with no insurance. Excuse me, but that isn't our problem. If this happens again we will be talking to a lawyer and looking to have the hospital's tax exempt status revoked.
In the Webmaster's real world job, he has had a barrel of fun...NOT! A critical server failed and the backups were rocky. (Basically there were none until the webmaster was able to get a kludged system going) The Webmaster was able to recover all the data. However, while he is working on this, one of his more destructive coworkers managed to corrupt his development system. He was only concerned with that. The Webmaster was rather annoyed and told him to go sit in a corner.
Now for some back office stuff.
We recently heard that it is against Korean law, (ROK), to post things to the internet anonymously. Well, to any of our Korean fans, we don't recognize that law. Feel free to drop by our ADD page and post about things that make you angry, like stupid laws that won't let you post without signing your name. Just remember to sign the name of whatever politician annoys you the most. ;)
Until next week, stay angry!
The Angry Mechanic may have found a new car for Mrs. Webmaster. It doesn't quite meet her parameters though. She wants a free car. ;)
We will post details on this car later. We don't want to jinx the deal. We will say the Angry mechanic found the car on Craig's list and it looks like a very good deal. The happy couple will be heading out to see the car Tuesday with the Angry Brother In-law. We will then determine if the car is suitable for Mrs. Webmaster. If so, we will purchase it.
Speaking of automotive transportation, the Angrymobile is still in the body&fender shop. It should be ready either Monday or Tuesday. The shop we use is very expensive, but also one of the best in the region. Pity they don't put anywhere near the effort into maintaining their web site.
The Webmaster's real world job is getting busier and busier. Without going into the nature of the company and it's business, suffice to say we have to use some third parties to handle certain things. We are in process of making said third parties go away.
Well, recently said third parties seem to be dropping the ball, forcing Our Hero to go into their system and manually setting things right. This is a very time consuming process and hopefully this will go away once the project the Webmaster is working on is completed, this third party agency will be out of the loop.
On the posting scene, it's been an exceptionally busy week. We haven't counted, but it looks like 15+ new postings will be going up this weekend. As usual they cross the gamut of rage, anger and fury. Please send in more. And while you are at it, pop off to Amazon and buy some stuff or visit some of our Chitika sponsors and spend some money there. Every dime we get helps defray the cost of this site and purchase new cars for the happy couple. ;)
Until next week, Stay Angry! (And Navy guys? Please sink some pirates at your convenience? Thank you!)
More money the Webmaster has to spend. Mrs. Webmaster's car, the Reject from Rent-A-Wreck. failed inspection last week. Failed badly. The car is not worth repairing so we have to buy her a new car. While we expected this car to die, we didn't expect having to replace the original Angrymobile a few months ago. Our funds are rather depleted at the moment.
Additionally, the Webmaster got a bill from the local hospital. This bill is for $2500. Funny thing. The webmaster hasn't been to the hospital in a while. Not since last fall in fact. That trip cost $2500. The Angry Accountant paid that bill as soon as it arrived. It looks like the local hospital is trying to double bill Anger Central. Needless to say we won't be paying this bill and we will be calling the billing department and letting fly at them.
Well, the Angry Webmaster has to go car shopping. Please send money to us. :)
Busy busy busy! The Webmaster has been working like a slave in his real world job. One of the issues is that his manager grabbed a number of systems from the scrap pile from the main office and instructed our hero to get them up and running. Have we mentioned that the Webmaster really doesn't like Dell systems much?
The systems in question required a special driver and that needs to be loaded during the installation. Windows requires this driver to be loaded via a floppy drive. (Wait for it! Don't jump to the correct conclusions!) Yep, the systems were ordered with no floppy drives.
The Angry Systems Administrator happened to have an old server sitting in storage that is no longer functional. He stripped the floppy drive out of that and the Webmaster was able to build out the systems.
Of course, as soon as he finished, the damn pile of junk started looping when it booted. *snarl* Looked to be a bad sector on the drive. Our Hero then broke out his trusty Spinrite CD and ran that. Problem fixed although it did require the system to be reloaded. (All it had at that point was the OS. It wasn't even on the network yet)
In other news, this was the weekend that the Angrymobile was to go in for repairs to the body. The shop the Angry mechanic was going to use called and asked for a one week delay. They are so busy that they just don't have anyone available to make the repairs. Since the Webmaster will require a rental vehicle, the shop asked that the work be postponed one week. Since the Webmaster will need to pay for this rental, we consider this to be a good thing.
We have gotten a few postings this week that were rejected. Again, tell us why you are angry, not that you hate something/someone.
Until next time, stay angry!!
The Angry Webmaster was ill this week. He was suffering from a cold. It knocked him down for about a day and he stayed home from work. Of course he was also taking a day off Monday, so being sick wasn't fun.
The Angrymobile goes in for surgery at the end of the month. The recovery period is estimated at 1 week.
Not much else to say, so stay angry!
Last week as the Angry Chauffeur was backing the new Angrymobile into the Anger Central driveway, the Webmaster's brand new truck was physically assaulted by an agent of the city government masquerading as a fire hydrant.
This thuggish government agent grabbed our hero's truck and inflicted grievous bodily injury upon her. She was able to break free from her attacker and the Angry Mechanic took her to the plastic surgeon for consultations.
The injuries are deep and could leave lasting scars if not properly cared for. Fortunately Anger Central's medical insurance for this sort of thing is fully paid up. Since the medical bills are estimated at $2500, this is a good thing.
Please keep or hero's poor innocent truck, a victim of a brutal government assault, in your thoughts.
It's been a quiet week. The Webmaster was amused yesterday when his real world boss, (The one who pays him, not his actual boss, Mrs. Webmaster), did a happy dance when the Webmaster discovered an interesting thing.
The Bossman was a bit annoyed that an item called a SCADA had not been procured by the Webmaster. It turns out that this was assigned to someone else in the office who's name is very close to that of the Webmaster.
No worries, the Webmaster took the ball and ran with it. After about 10 minutes discussion, it was determined that we didn't actually need the device, (The Company thought it would have to do some serious development work with this thing) since everything we needed to do was already done. All we need to do is make a few small changes and *poof* DONE!
When the Bossman realized that we didn't have to do all this work, he started doing a happy dance and singing "We don't have to spend X thousands of dollars and 3 months work! Now instead of being late we are going to be ahead of schedule!!"
The Webmaster, ever the mercenary, replied: "Great! Bonuses for everyone!!" :D
In the Anger Central back office, not much is happening. We got an announcement that our old Feedburner feeds had been moved over to Google. We promptly deleted them. We're using Feedage until we can find something better. Google can go <CENSORED> it's self as far as Anger Central is concerned.
Anyway, The Webmaster is On call this weekend so until next time...
Hmm, rather slow here on Anger Central. Only a half dozen postings came in this week. Must be all the people on vacation.
Yes we're still trying to find a search script we can tie into the site. No, we aren't going to use Google.
You might have noticed a new Icon on the left along with a
list of web based RSS aggregators. Anger Central dumped
feedburner last week. We joined a new system, Feedage.com. They
are not associated with our hated enemy, Google. Click on the
and sign up
for a free account.
As noted below, the Webmaster set up Bugtracker.Net for his real world work place. We liked it so much we set up a version for Anger Central. If you find a broken link or other issue send an email to support and we'll look at it.
The Webmaster was very busy again at his real world job. He was also ready to fold, spindle and mutilate one of the developers. Said developer put together a new web application for the company's web site. It uses .aspx pages.
Well it works fine on the development network of virtual machines the Webmaster set up for the developers, but when he moved it to a live test system, it threw error application errors all over the place. After about an hour of investigation, the Webmaster came to the conclusion that it was a security issue. (The test and production systems are locked down TIGHT!)
Mr. Developer didn't care. In his opinion the Webmaster had to make it run.
Two days later the Webmaster finds the key in the security policies that is causing the application to fail. His job is done. He passes the results on to the developer. His response? "Can't you turn that off?"
Must resist folding, spindling and mutilating!
What part of "Hell NO!" did you not understand?
This was at the end of the day, so it will be revisited next week.
Until next time...
Well it was a busy week, both with Anger Central both on the site and in the Webmaster's real world life. We've gotten quite a few postings this week and believe it or not, most of them were accepted. We've also been working on the back end with the new hosting company. One of the things we've been rebuilding our spam filters.
Our old hosting service used a program called Boxtrapper. this was a system that used white lists and sent an auto reply requesting verification. We've managed to kill most of the spam coming in.
In our real world job, yet another hat has been placed on our hero's head. Now he is the Voice over engineer. He has been requested by the main office to record a message for the office PBX. Since that's one of the hats the Webmaster wears, he gets to make a new message.
"Press 1 for more options"
Of course, the Webmaster's inner BOFH is making an appearance. muahaha!
This week was also the 4th anniversary of the happy couples Official Wedding. Mrs. Webmaster had to work though so the couple couldn't do much. :(
Well, the Webmaster has lots of work to do, so until next week, here's some stuff you can buy:
We hope you all had a good Valentines day yesterday. It was the 6th anniversary of the Webmaster and Mrs. Webmaster's first meeting in China. :)
Anger Central has been fully moved over to the new hosting company. Our previous hosting service was unhappy to see us go, but it was time to move on. Aside from some of the technical issues, they couldn't match the price or services we have at the new company.
There are a few technical issues we are working on of course. The search feature doesn't work now. The original script belonged to the old hosting service and we haven't had time to dig around for a replacement. The original program was called Entropysearch.cgi and appears to have been built into the Cpanel frontend used by our old host. The new host also uses Cpanel, however they don't have the script. We're looking for a copy or for a replacement.
In other news, the Webmaster has a new hat to wear at his Real World Job. Now he is a Build/Release Engineer. He spent a week working with a contractor who departed for other opportunities last week. (His choice) This is on top of the other hats our Hero wears. To date they are:
We understand that more hats may soon be descending on our Hero's Cranium. Well, at least the Webmaster has President's Day off. He also has a vacation day he needs to burn as well. (We hate use it or lose it!)
It looks like we will be junking Feedburner in fairly short order. (Like today perhaps) The fact that they are moving over to Google and stripping some features out isn't making us happy. We've been looking around and we think we'll be going with Feedage. We assume that Google will rapaciously devour them as well in the next year or so. (And we thought Microsoft was evil)
In any case, while feedburner will still be active, we won't be doing a lot with it in the future. If you are following our RSS feeds via Feedburner, (It has a really oddball URL), you can continue to do so. We recommend switching over to one of the new links on the left.
Meanwhile, we'll look at getting the search function working again and we'll continue playing with the feedage system.
Until next time...
As we mentioned last month, the hosting service that handled Anger Central was going to upgrade the server. Well, it went horribly horribly wrong for our site. Sections were no longer accessible to our loyal fans and we couldn't get into it to update it. The Angry Systems administrator was in communications with the hosting company regarding the problems. It was finally decided that the site needed to be nuked from orbit.
It was the only way to be sure.
So on instructions of the Angry Webmaster, after consultations with the Angry Systems Administrator the live site was deleted and a new blank site created. We then republished Angry.net from our dev site.
Unfortunately, the problems continued and we couldn't find a way to fix them. :(
As of February 8, 2009 the site has been transferred over to the new hosting company. As soon as things have fully matriculated we will be cancelling our accounts with the old service. We regret the need, but it has proven necessary. The old service did yeoman's work, but in the end, they were unable to correct the problems.
The new service is also cheaper, faster, allows more data transfer and we can add other domains. If you see any problems please let us know asap.
As to the normal updates, we'll get to them eventually.
Boy has the Webmaster been busy at his real world job. He was tasked to find a bug tracker for use by the applications group, (Which he is a part of), and found one that he liked. Actually he found a number of them, but this one seems to serve the needs of the company best, and it's free. :)
The Angry Webmaster's manager has a thing about open source. He don't like it to much. On the other hand, this also saves the company some big bucks. (One app was $3000US plus maintenance fees)
His choice was approved Friday and he set it up on one of the servers he manages. The program is called BugTracker.NET and is a highly customizable application. The Webmaster has already started using it as a helpdesk app as well as a bug tracker. He still has some work to do on it, mostly involving the email component. The Webmaster has a copy running in the Anger Central Data Center as well and is considering making it public...perhaps. ;)
Speaking of work, the Webmaster is going to get a lot busier. As mentioned last week, he was told he was going to support an application 27/7. The turnover didn't happen due to other things, but it is expected to occur next week.
Now, has anyone been paying any attention to the disaster that's about to happen in Washington? We mean the "stimulus" bill the Democrats and the Obama misadministration are trying to ram through. This abortion is just what is needed to completely wreck the economy. Everything they are talking about was tried in the 30's under another disaster of a president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It failed then and it will fail even worse this time.
Another interesting thing is how many of the new Obama Cabinet seem to have a problem with paying their taxes. Gee, do you think that if us "Common people" tried some of the excuses these crooks are using it would work?
It would be an all expense paid trip to Club Fed for a few years of beatings and dodging fellow inmates amorous advances. Not for these scumbags. They get jobs figuring out how best to screw up our lives.
Well enough of this. It's back to Bug tracking for Angry Webmaster.
Until next time..
Some minor sadness. The new Angrymobile has a very minor dent in the rear bumper. (Damn chrome! The old Angrymobile had solid plastic covers to absorb these kind of bumps)
So what happened you ask? There is a fire hydrant at the end of the driveway of the Anger Central Primary Dwelling. The Webmaster prefers to back into the driveway for a quick getaway in case new rants come in.
The Webmaster has bumped this hydrant with every single vehicle he has driven. Never very hard, just a tap so light it wouldn't leave a bruise if you had walked into the thing.
The dent is barely noticeable and the Webmaster only noticed it when he washed the Angrymobile and saw a bit of yellow paint from the hydrant. The dent didn't even crease the chrome and can easily be pushed out. It's just annoying.
Since the Webmaster doesn't have the contacts of Waffles Kerry, (Senator from Massachusetts and all around spoiled brat), we can't ring up the mayor and tell her to move the damn thing.
In other news...
The Webmaster goes on 24/7 call Monday with his new Real World job. He was told to activate his text pager on his personal cell phone in anticipation of 20-50 messages a day! His company will pay for the text service since the Webmaster doesn't use it normally.
So why is the Webmaster going on call now? He will be supporting a new application that earns his company $1.5 million/month, that's why. This system absolutely can't go offline for more then a few minutes. The Webmaster has been doing some reading and assisted the developer/admin in moving it from the old systems to the new servers the company has set up for this.
The Webmaster is rather nervous since he isn't very familiar with how this things works in detail. Of course, our Hero will figure it out as he always does.
Now for some site news...
The upgrades we mentioned previously were put on hold. The new hardware failed inspection and replacement parts had to be delivered and qualified. The new upgrade schedule is this week. You should not see any issues at all.
For those of you who subscribe to our RSS feed, Anger Central just learned that Feedburner is moving everything in Google now and discontinuing it's standalone system. Rather then using a separate login/password, we will be forced to use Google's system.
Those of you who have followed our travails with regards to Google will know how we truly feel about that company. (Hint: If we had the capability, we would call in an Arc light raid on their HQ)
In the coming weeks we may decide to cancel Feedburner and either run the feeds from our system or try and locate a different service. One of the reasons we signed up for Feedburner was the ability to do ads in the feeds. Well, since Google cancelled our adsense account due to their greed and incompetence, we might as well toss this service into the dumpster as well.
Another Google service we like is called Grand Central. Another small company taken over by the evil empire, and in this case, they may close it down. They certainly haven't done much with it and we can see a lot of potential with them.
In any case, if/when we junk Feedburner you will need to change your rss feeds to point to the new system.
Until next time...
Stay angry! (And with President Jug ears and his spend happy drones, that's going to be very easy to do for a long time)
Happy Birthday to the Angry Webmaster!! Tomorrow is the Webmaster's birthday. He will be <Censored> years old. Click on our donate button and send the Angry Webmaster a big fat cash gift. ;)
In the Webmaster's real world job, he's about to be handed a major new thing he will have to support. It looks like he will be going to a 24/7 schedule now. Well if it gets to much, he's going to complain loudly.
He has also been tasked to find a dedicated bug tracking application. He has found a couple of commercial ones and an open source one that he's favoring. Due to the situation, the applications have to be based on the Windows platform which takes Bugzilla out of the picture. He's looking at something called BugTracker.Net which seems to fit the bill. The only issue is that it is a bear to get up and running. It does seem solid once it's set up and configured, and the price is right...Free!
If any of our fans have experience with this application head over to our contact page and send the Webmaster a note. He can use all the help he can get. ;)
The Webmaster has a very minor issue with the new Angrymobile. It doesn't have any way to mount a license plate on the front bumper. It seems that Toyota decided not to bother with that little design feature, never mind that in some states it is required that you have a front plate. The Webmaster is searching for an after market solution that doesn't require drilling holes in his front bumper. Any thoughts, let us know.
This is a 2009 Tacoma
This week marks the historic inaugural of President-Elect Jug Ears to the office of President of the United States. Never has anyone so unqualified been elected to the highest office of the most powerful nation on Earth. To put it bluntly, we're so screwed!
Until next time, stay Angry!
This week was much to busy for the Webmaster. He has been working from home over the weekend setting up computers for other people. He's also been working on new projects and other stuff. Well, it beats unemployment. :)
The new Angrymobile is performing well. We had one issue that required dealer intervention. A warning light came on and didn't go out. Turns out they didn't fully initialize the warning systems and sensors when they prepped the vehicle for delivery to Our Hero. It was a 5 minute fix.
Another issues is the front license plate. There's no place to mount one. It looks like we'll be heading to the dealer again and having holes bored in the front bumper, unless we can find some sort of after market bracket that clips on in some way.
Registration was fun. $500+ fun that is!! :O
The Webmaster had forgotten how much the state steals...err requests that you pay for the privilege of driving on the roads. At least the insurance change wasn't bad. About $14/month more then he was paying for his old Jeep and Mrs. Webmaster's "Reject from Rent-a-wreck."
Speaking of Mrs. Webmaster, Her 10 year green card with no conditions has arrived!! :) Mrs. Webmaster is now stuck with the Angry Webmaster. ;)
Mrs. Webmaster also got a new Cellphone. The Angry Telecom manager isn't fully up on this, but it looks like Mrs. Webmaster went with T-mobile. As long as she's happy, that's all that matters.
Global Warming struck with a vengeance last night to the tune of about 12" of snow. Will someone please put Algore out of our misery?
The server upgrade was postponed until later this month. We'll keep you informed as needed.
Well, until later, keep those cards, letters and rants coming! And don't forget to fill the tip jar too. ;)
Happy New year
from Anger Central!
Yesterday, January 3rd, the Webmaster bought a new Angrymobile. He wasn't planning on it, at least not for another 6 months or so, but the old Angrymobile developed a death rattle over the holidays. At first the Webmaster thought it might have been a bearing going bad on one of the wheels. However this sound different and also was coming from more towards the center then near one of the wheels. We suspected it was either the transmission or one of the differentials going bad.
The final straw was the Webmaster driving home from his real world job and listening to a very loud coffee grinder beneath his seat. He made the decision that it was time to get a replacement.
The original Angrymobile was a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4. It had over 116000 miles on the odometer. It was paid off years ago and really wasn't worth anything at this point. (We got $1000 for it on trade) Of course, the Webmaster was thinking about the "Big Three" automakers when he was considering his next vehicle. So of course he did the right thing. ;)
The new Angrymobile is a 2009 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 access cab model. It rides very nicely and is a lot quieter then the old Jeep. Also, since the Webmaster is now a homeowner he has found that he needs a small truck to handle assorted things, like taking away trash and yard detritus. Well we hope the Webmaster likes it since he'll be paying for it for the next 82 months or so. (We understand that he plans to have it paid off in 36 months or less)
The Webmaster lives about 1 mile from the dealership, but when he went there to make a deal, he took Mrs. Webmaster's Reject from Rent-a-Wreck. He wasn't sure if his jeep would make it there. In fact, when he signed the deal and went back to the Anger Central offices to get the title and Jeep, he wasn't sure the Jeep would hold together for the one mile drive to the dealer. It barely made it and the Webmaster basically abandoned it in their parking lot. ;)
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In other news, Mrs. Webmaster received notice that her petition for the removal of conditions has been approved and she will be getting her new 10 year green card in the next 60 days. The happy couple are thrilled with this, especially since they didn't have to go in for an interview to prove they were married. In fact, the happy couple never did have to submit to any interviews other then Mrs. Webmasters original interview for her visa in China years ago. The next step for her is citizenship if she wants it.
Right now she isn't interested and that is understandable. The green card allows her to travel all over the world and in the case of going to and from China, she won't need a visa.
In the small world category, Mrs. Webmaster's English teacher in China has met an American and is working on her visa to the United States. We hope everything works out for "The Happy Lady" and her fiancé and the Webmaster has offered to help the happy couple as much as he can with her paperwork.
From what Mrs. Webmaster has said, it appears that the Happy Man will go to China and marry The Happy Lady and then go for a K-3 visa. They probably decided to go this route after the issues with Mrs. Webmaster's sister and her visa difficulties. (K-1 fiancée rejected so they got married in China and went for a K-3. They are now in Tennessee)
The Webmaster's new Real World job is coming along nicely. He's getting his feet under him and the company is positioned for major growth this year. He has 2 new co-workers, one is from India and the other is from China. The manager came in on his day off to greet them and also informed us that he was thinking about hiring one more person. Considering the economic conditions, this is a good thing.
Mr. Wong, (Not his real name), is a US Citizen, but his English is very heavily accented. In fact it's a lot worse then Mrs. Webmasters. ;) still, he is a nice guy and he's also going through a steep learning curve. The only problem is he managed to corrupt his PC and the Webmaster has brought it home for a rebuild. (Much easier since he isn't getting bothered by other issues)
Oh yes, the Webmaster's title is "Applications Administrator." Basically he is the only internal Systems administrator for the company. The rest belong to an out-source IT organization.
Well there you have it. It's a new year with new opportunities. We have a new president coming in who happens to be of African decent. Pity he's a lying commie. A marvelous and historic event that will be ruined because the individual is a moron. :/
At least the clowns in Washington will provide us with many angry people looking for a place to vent their rage.
Until next time,
The Angry Webmaster