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December 26, 2010
Frak! Here we were, hoping that Al Gore and the Moonbats of the Church of Global Warming were right. Well they weren't, which is not at all surprising. The Anger Central Datacenter is about to have 2 FEET of snow dumped on it. Oh do we hate snow here! The Angry Facilities manager has prepped the Snow blower and we're waiting in dread for the storm to finish up.
Mrs. Webmaster is at her job, (Another new one since she told her old boss to pound sand) and hasn't come home yet. This job is actually with an older employer who she also detests, but the location is a different one and is closer to the Happy Couple's primary domicile.
As usual, the Webmaster grumped through Christmas, although he did put up a Merry Christmas card starring Mrs. Webmaster. Feel free to drool. ;)
The Webmaster just returned from his parents home. He bought and installed a new monitor for the Angry Father, which has made him slightly less angry. He replaced the old 17" model with a Samsung 21 1/2" model. It's much brighter and he finds it to be a lot easier on his ancient eyes.
Both the Webmaster and the Angry Systems
Administrator have been posting up a storm on the blog the last
week. The Webmaster is working on a big post regarding the
recent Congress and how they managed to cover themselves with
Well, back to shoveling
Until next year...
Stay enraged and infuriated!!
Merry Effing Christmas. Bah Humbug!
As is traditional here at Anger Central, The Webmaster is bellyaching about Christmas. He just got hit with a $1000 dental bill for Mrs. Webmaster, and while he does have dental insurance, it's a new version from his new company. He isn't sure when, or if, he's going to be reimbursed. Because of this, shopping for the family has just been canceled. Christmas bonuses for the Anger Central Staff? HAH!
Mrs. Webmaster is home, and rather depressed. She got fed up with her job and quit. The owner is refusing to pay her the three days salary he owes her. The Angry Webmaster has offered to visit her now ex-boss with the Angry Brother, The Angry Brother inlaw, and the Angry Brother inlaw's 8 brothers. (None of whom you want to meet in a well lit alley, never mind a dark one)
Mrs. Webmaster has lined up another job, but she's worked there before and hates the owner. Still, it's a job and in this economy she's lucky to find anything.
Oh well, time to go and snarl at carolers.
Until next time.
Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Angry Webmaster and to the Angry Webmaster's parents!
Yes, it was 6 years ago this week that the happy couple had their big wedding party in China. Mrs. Webmaster invited all her close friends, (About half the city), and although the ceremony had no legal standing, (Immigration issues), a great time along, with the copious consumption of adult beverages, was had by all.
Additionally, this week marked the 56th anniversary of the Angry Webmaster's parents wedding.
In other news, the last few days have seen an uptick in spammers hitting out add page. It looks like the broke the captcha, which isn't to surprising,, but the secondary system is slowing them down. Of course none of these spam attempts make it to the site since the Angry Webmaster hand codes things. The Angry Systems Administrator, when he isn't bitching about Christmas on the blog, is going to look into tightening the system up a bit.
In a few weeks, the 11th anniversary of Anger Central. We'll talk about that after the first of the year.
Until next time..
Merry <CENSORED BY THE ACLU>
Greetings all, just a few updates here. The Webmaster has been busy writing on the blog and is in the process of working on a post on congress trying to steal your 401K money. No idea if her will finish it since he has the attention span of a gnat on acid. He did write a long post on the Wikileaks mess. He predicts that Assange is going to suffer an accidental death due to Ricin poisoning. That guy has managed to piss off a LOT of the wrong people.
Yesterday was the 55th anniversary of the angry Webmaster's parents. Later this week will be the 6th anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Angry Webmaster Chinese wedding.
Mrs. Webmaster found a job that sucked. This time she quit the job. Now she has another that pays a lot better, but is only part time. Still it does mean she won't be slaving away 12-14 hours a day, 6 days a week.
Well, it's time to see what the Webmaster is doing now. He does bear close observation after all. ;)
Until next time...
Good day to...Burp! Excuse me! We're still digesting the turkey from Thursday. :)
Mrs. Webmaster has returned from China and is already hard at work at a new job...which she hates. The Webmaster also hates the job and is trying to find anything better.
Mrs. Webmaster is still getting over the jetlag. She does love visiting new places, but detests the actual traveling to the new places.
Thanksgiving for the Angry Webmaster was fun. He went to his sister's home and they let him come in. (They had no choice since he had the turkey)
The Angry niece, who is majoring in witch doctoring, (Psychology), has shown that she has not been corrupted by fuzzy headed moonbats. She wants a 30-30 rifle for Christmas. The Angry niece is actually a great shot. She doesn't have any interest in decimating the offspring of Bambi, (She leaves that to her father), but she does like to shoot.
And speaking of the Angry Brother, he regaled the family with tales of his hunting prowess. He had no problem finding deer. Hitting them was another issue. Yep, unlike hunting with Dick Cheney, the safest place to be with the Angry Brother is directly in front of him. *grin*
Well, it's time to move on.
Until next time....
Happy Happy Joy Joy! The Angry Webmaster is in a good mood. He spoke with Mrs. Webmaster this morning and she should be home in his loving arms by 8PM EST on the 22nd. Even better, Mrs. Webmaster's mother is doing a lot better. Mrs. Webmaster is also quite pleased that her husband didn't murder her plant. (He had an incentive to ensure it's survival. Mrs. Webmaster threatened to turn him into plant food) *grin*
This is a short work week for Anger Central as well as the rest of the country. This Thursday many turkeys will sacrifice their lives so that we may have indigestion. ;)
Back to the travels of Mrs. Webmaster, due to problems with the phone card she was using, he wasn't able to warn her about the new security procedures that our beloved *cough* government has implemented. The Webmaster has been thinking about a posting about this on the Blog. Suffice to say that he has no intention of letting some barney Frank wannabe feel HIM up!
We also got a bit of fan mail from the Add form. Thanks! Yes, we normally don't post our fan mail, but we do acknowledge it.
Well, pass the gravy and remember one thing....
Well, that was an interesting movie...NOT! Avatar finally came to Cable and the crew here decided to do a Mystery Science Theater 3000 style viewing.
Dances with Smurfs was quite accurate. The Webmaster wishes he had thought of it. The Webmaster was wise in not seeing this very colorful piece of drek in the theaters. It seems that James Cameron's motto is "Millions for CGI, Not One Cent for writing, plot, character development, originality..."
People that the Webmaster knows who are in the military or served were disgusted with the "Soldiers" portrayed in the movie. Utter incompetents was the kindest thing any of them had to say. Of course, the movie made boodles of bucks so there will be sequels. :p
In other news, The Angry Systems Administrator, (AKA the Cave Dwelling Troll), has signed up with Carbonite.com and is backing up the Webmaster's computer. It's been running for over 24 hours and so far it has done 38% of the initial backup. Once that's done, it simply backs up changed files only. He's still using Cobian backup for a local backup to the external drive he bought a few weeks ago.
Getting back to the election just passed. it seems the Webmaster has decided to start a "Draft Michelle Malkin for President" campaign. No word on what Ms. Malkin has to say with regards to the delusions of the Angry Webmaster. *wink*
Well, that's about it for now.
Until Next Time,
*Wicked Big Grin*
Yes, the Angry Webmaster is completely insufferable since the Democrat blowout. The house of Representatives has flipped decisively in favor of the grown up party and the chief spoiled brat refuses to accept this. No, we don't mean Obama, although he's in denial as well, we mean Nancy Pelosi. She who destroyed the democrats in the house wants to be Minority Leader. The Republicans are offering to help her achieve this.
When your enemy is digging a hole, be sure to give them a bigger shovel. *grin*
To top it off, a number of states flipped from long term democrat to republican. Since this is a redistricting year, Queen Nancy has all but assured minority status for the Dems for at least 10 years.
Ok, enough gloating.
We've noticed a few things as we update the site. It's amazing how many wives complain about their husbands, but how few husbands complain about their wives. Hmmm.
Speaking of wives, Mrs. Webmaster is due back in a couple of weeks. The Webmaster has been trying to reach her to bring her up to date on what's happened since she left. He also wants to know how Mrs. Webmaster's mother is doing.
Things are still unsettled at the Webmaster's real world job. One of his team went to corporate HQ and talked to a lot of people. One of them said that if they think someone isn't good enough, they won't hesitate to fire them. Great. Another company that uses Management by Terror. Well the Webmaster is taking precautions.
One of the things that happened this week was a long running problem suddenly cleared up. The Webmaster's team is still trying to figure out what the heck happened, but all of them are firm believers in not examining this equine's dentition to closely.
On the finance front, we received payments from Chitika and Infolinks. That almost pays for the site for the year. We would love to actually make a profit so how about looking at some of the advertisers or heading into the Company store? An aside, we've noticed that people visiting the store have been buying a lot of Ebooks for their Kindle's.
To be honest, the people running Anger Central are old fashioned and prefer dead tree versions of books. One reason is that an EMP won't fry paper. :D
Well, time to do a few things, so until next time...
Mrs. Webmaster suffered through one Halloween the first year she was in the States. She has managed to miss every one since then. This year she's hiding out in China. ;)
Until Next week,
You know, just once the Webmaster would like a weekend where he wasn't working on some sort of emergency at his real world job. This one was caused by a DBA who maxxed out the hard drive on a virtual disk and didn't bother to tell anyone.
Oh yes. This is the production database the company lives on.
The fix is simple, the Webmaster, working with the Angry Systems Administrator, extended the partition. However, they had to wait 25 hours for the back up to complete. Oh yes, the DBA managed to DOUBLE the size of the database in a matter of hours.
Did we mention we like HP storage arrays? :)
The Webmaster hasn't heard from his beloved Mrs. Webmaster. She's in China and her mother is in a bad way. The Webmaster didn't want to bother her with his issues, like his company being sold and having to reapply for the job he's been doing for 2 year. :p
Until next time..
And remember to Vote the bastards and bitches OUT!
Looks like no
vacation for Our hero, the Angry Webmaster. His former company
cashed out his unused vacation balance, which was all of it ands
sent him a check. :/
The Webmaster has finally completed all the paperwork that will allow him to keep his job. It looks like he will have a job for at least a year. Unfortunately, a lot of his coworkers were give 90 days. We all hope that the new company changes their minds on this. We are hopeful. They are beginning to understand the company they just bought isn't a simple little start up that they can forklift into their system.
The Webmaster has been posting on the blog again. Head on over and take a look. He's getting political again. ;)
Well, that's it for now. Until next time....
Well the Angry Webmaster's company has officially ceased to exist. 2 years of struggling and planning with a system doing things it wasn't designed to do, all to make money and grow the real world company he works for have ended.
Tomorrow he meets his new boss. Regardless of what the CEO said when he sold out his employees, things are not looking good. The Webmaster will be kept on for at least a year, since the new company figured out they can't just shut down all the systems he maintains and move them into their data center. However, his entire office network along with all the servers there will be shut down and removed. All the office computers will be formatted and a new image will be loaded, the phone system the Angry Webmaster spent months researching and implementing will be shut down and replaced, and the internet connection he set up will be removed.
Oh well, if they don't want the Drobo unit he got for the office, perhaps they will sign a quit claim and let him take it for our use in the Anger Central Data Center. :)
The Angry Webmaster has made the decision to move on as soon as he can find a new job. He has no plans on leaving before he has secured another permanent position. He won't do contracting unless he is out of work and in need of a job.
Mrs. Webmaster still isn't aware of what's happened and the Webmaster hasn't tried to contact her. She has enough on her mind with her mom in the hospital.
In other news, we have generated a new Public Encryption Key for those of you who want to send in rants in a more secure manner. We've never had anyone actually use the key, but it's good to have in place.
Also, we just renewed the domain name. We almost forgot!! Fortunately, the Angry Systems Administrator was checking on other domains he manages and noticed that it was due to expire in January, 2011. He promptly renewed it for another 5 years. And that was $114 we think was well spent. Now if only we could get this site to actually pay for its self...*wistful sigh*
Well, until next time,
Just a quick update. The Webmaster has been working 7 days a week for the last 6 weeks, putting in between 60 and 100 hours. He's close to burn out. It doesn't help that he's found out that the new company that bought his old one is basically stripping him of all his access rights and systems.
More later on.
What a week. The Webmaster has been busy filling out application forms so he can keep the job he has been doing for 2 years. His present company ceases to exist Oct. 1. He will be meeting the new IT bosses later this week. A number of people have been told they can stay on for 90 days and then they will see if they will be kept. The Webmaster has been designated as "Critical to needs" so will be kept on for the foreseeable future. They hard thing is Mrs. Webmaster doesn't know what's happened as yet. She has enough on her mind so the Webmaster isn't going to sue their mutual contacts to reach out to her.
In other news, we heard from a fan on FaceBook. It seems she was also another wife in a bad situation who took our advice and got out of it. We won't intrude on her privacy by naming her of course. (Even if it IS FaceBook and privacy is something they don't have a clue about)
We're always glad when we help someone out of a bad situation.
Well, time to go. We'll let you know what's happening on the Webmaster's Real World Job front.
Until Next time...
Hey all, sorry for the dry spell with news, but it's been a very hectic few weeks. Last weekend, at the Webmaster's Real World Job, they suffered a major outage and he had to deal with that. 5 hours sleep during a 40 hour period was not fun. He was able to post the updates though since he does tend to work on them during the week.
Then last Friday a bombshell hit. The company the Webmaster works for was sold. His first thought was "Oh S***! Not again!!"
For those of you who have been here for a while, back in the early days of Anger Central, the Webmaster's company was sold to another and it wasn't a pleasant time. In fact this site probably cost him his job there, although they were gunning for him in any case.
Hopefully this will be different. This is a different business, and the Webmaster handles a complicated network. The purchasing company bought the Webmaster's employer for a reason, and it's doubtful they want to shut everything down. After all, we generate money in what we do, and we were expanding at a very rapid clip including overseas.
Hopefully the purchasing company will keep us as a subsidiary and let us do our thing. The Webmaster will be meeting with the new company HR people to get the particulars. What annoys him is he will have to fill out an application. We have no idea what will happen to his seniority, stock options, or vacation time. (The Angry Webmaster has been unable to take more then one day off this year)
Of course, we have to assume the worst and that the Webmaster will be back on the unemployment line again during the Obama Depression. The hard thing? Mrs. Webmaster isn't aware of what's going on yet. :(
Speaking of Mrs. Webmaster, she's in China and is with her mother. Her mom is in very bad shape right now and has been hospitalized for several months. Mrs. Webmaster is due back in late November, but may extend her stay.
We'll let you know how everything turns out. If we don't post for a few weeks, assume bad news. :(
Until next time,
Well Mrs. Webmaster is back in China. She had a 27+ hour trip so she is probably completely zonked and sleeping off the jet lag.
Yesterday was the Webmaster's mother's 85th birthday. The family gathered and a good time was had by all.
The Webmaster also put up another post on How she should go about fixing America. This time he ripped into the Department of Education. It's about 2900 words so get your favorite beverage when you start reading it. :)
Well the Webmaster is working on his Real World Job remotely so until next time,
Mrs. Webmaster has her plane tickets and will be leaving for China on Friday. The Webmaster will be spending three months "batching it" while she's looking after her mom. Mrs. Webmaster's youngest sister, (who is 2 years older then Mrs. Webmaster), has just gotten back. Mrs. Webmaster's mother has been in the hospital for the last few months and is not well.
On a more humorous note, it looks like the French tried to surrender to a piece of drift wood. The Webmaster wrote a rather snarky post about it over on the blog. Take a look at it. He wasn't to kind to the "Fearless French Forces." ;)
On a political note, the Webmaster is working on part two of how to save America. We won't go into it here, but it looks like it's about the Education Department. (We've been proof reading it)
Well the Webmaster wants to play with Mrs. Webmaster. (He recorded Lake Placid 3 and Mrs. Webmaster loves movies of people being eaten)
Until next time,
Hey all, just a quick update.
The Webmaster's real world office move was successfully completed. *wipes forehead*
On the Ad front, we noticed that people who visit here are buying Ebooks for their Kindles. Hmm. The Angry Sales Manager thinks this might be an interesting development. Of course the Webmaster is a dinosaur and prefers to read dead tree versions.
It looks like Mrs. Webmaster is about to lose her job thanks to the Obama/Reid/Pelosi economy. Her hours have been cut back severely. If the job fails, Mrs. Webmaster is going to take the opportunity to go back to China and visit her mother. Mrs. Webmaster's mom is not doing well and has been in the hospital. Needless to say, The Webmaster isn't happy that his beloved wife will be gone for three months.
And speaking of The Webmaster, it looks like he's ticked off at the government. No surprises there, but this time it looks like he's writing a whole series over at the Blog. As usual, he's telling the world how to fix the problems with the United States.
And finally, The Webmaster seems to have broken the normal posting pattern. He fired up some new posts in the middle of the week. We have no idea if he plans on doing this as a regular deal or not.
Until next time,
Quick update this week. The Webmaster spent the last week moving his real world office into a new building. He had to bring up the network, bring the new phone system online, get all the VPN tunnels going and hook up all the desktops. Exhausted doesn't cover it.
Mrs. Webmaster just walked in the door of the Anger Central Mansion. Her work has cut her hours and she is basically part time now. While the Webmaster is glad to have her at home at a reasonable time, he is said that she won't have as much of an income as she deserves.
So until next time,
Hello Angry People. It's been a really bad week for the Angry Webmaster. Bad in that things went so wrong that the CEO paid the Webmaster's real world job a visit. The whole fiasco, which we won't go into, wasn't even the fault of the office the Webmaster works in. Oh well, hopefully we can ride this one out.
Also, this is the week that the Webmaster's office moves from the dump they're in now to a really nice office. This has been a project the Webmaster has been working on since last winter. He was able to confirm that the internet connection is live, and the phones should be going in this week. Because of this, there may not be an update next weekend.
In angry news, we received a large number of posts this week and most of them are going up. YAY! The webmaster also posted a review of the Showtime Miniseries, Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth. All we'll say here is Buy the book and watch the series. it's that good.
Well, that's all for this week. Until next time...
Oh joy. The Webmaster's Real World Job has been fun fun fun. While doing some patching to a server late Friday. When he rebooted it, it didn't come back up. Uh oh.
The server in question is several hundred miles from the Webmaster in a hosting company. A quick phone call and they start working on it. Turns out it was a bad hard drive. They hosting company's techs had to replace the drive, reload the O/S and then do a full restore. Fortunately the server is on standby until the first of the month.
Unfortunately, the service tech who brought out the drive and was supposed to install it, *coughDellcough* pulled the plug on the wrong server and took down a critical production server! It took an hour to bring it back online and reactivate the applications on it. *grrrr*
I understand the tech left with a new suppository in place. The hosting company tech was NOT amused with the visiting tech.
In other news, the Webmaster and the Angry Systems Administrator have upgraded the blog software and have been playing with new plugins. So far so good. Here on the main site the Webmaster noticed something odd with the one of the twitter toys we have. All of a sudden we were #457 in the rankings. Much as the Webmaster would love to have more then 125 followers, there was something very wrong, and it cleared up in a matter of minutes...damn it.
Well, time to go.
Until next time...
The Webmaster needs a vacation...badly. He has been working at his real world job virtually nonstop since his last one late last year. He has been planning the move of his office in his real world job. This consists of a new phone system and new internet access.
He also has to keep an eye on the cabling for the new office space, as well as the electrical and cooling needs. To top it off, he also has to keep doing his regular job as well. At the rate the rate things are going, he won't see a vacation until September.
To top off the day, The Webmaster was filling in for the Angry Grounds Keeper and managed to turn the company lawnmowers blade into a pretzel. Now we have to replace the blade. Since the Webmaster broke it, he gets to pay to have it fixed. The only problem is the repair center closes before he gets home from his real world job. Since when do they get to keep bankers hours!?!?!?
Oh well, back to the salt mines.
Until next time...
Good day to all our angry fans. What a long week this was. Holiday? There was one? Oh yeah, so there was. The Webmaster is getting stressed out in his Real World Job with the big move coming up. Already they had to push it back a week because the internet circuit won't be fully operational.
In other news, last week a soldiers wife posted what was nothing less then a cry for help. Her husband had just returned from Afghanistan and was very different from the man who went there. The Webmaster replied to her that this was not surprising and to be patient. We also told her that she wasn't alone and that there were others who had gone through and are going through what she is facing.
The Webmaster posted this story every place he could think of in the hope she would see it and also see the offers of help. A number of people replied offline asking if there was some way we could get back to her. The very nature of this site prevents that. For those that missed it, the link was titled "My husband Phil" and we posted a long "Note from Anger Central" in hopes she would see it. We also wrote about this on our Blog with comments available for anyone with suggestions as well as on our Facebook page. (Hopefully this link works)
In personal news, Mrs. Webmaster's wife's mother is in the hospital. She is getting better but apparently was having breathing problems. Considering the air quality in Mrs. Webmaster's home town, this isn't surprising.
We also got an email from a fan asking why we don't' turn on our webcam anymore. The reason is simple. The Webmaster has lost one job because of this site and we scrubbed it of any identifying material. This isn't to say someone who wanted to do some digging couldn't find us, they can. It's just that your average HR type isn't that technical and won't really know where to look. ;)
For more details on that nightmare, read the news story we wrote back in 2006. Needless to say we haven't mentioned this site to the Webmaster's current employers. Also we're ready if they should try and pull the same stunt the last ones did. We don't see that happening since the politics are no where near the level of hate and vitriol at the old company. In fact compared to the original company the three the webmaster has worked for since then have been joys to work for. The one he's in now is growing and is in a very exciting field. (Provided the morons in Washington can leave well enough alone, Oh who are we kidding?)
Well, until next time,
Oh, if anyone has a suggestion on how to help the courageous wife of this brae soldier, please head over to the blog and post it in the comments section of the story
Happy Birthday America!
Today is the 234th birthday of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. For those of you who have been taught by America hating liberals, this was the day we told King George III to go pound sand.
What a shame so many people have forgotten what this day was about, namely freeing the colonies of England from a government that wouldn't represent them. Sort of like what we have today. The Angry Webmaster posted the Declaration of Independence last March for other reasons, and reposted it today. Hope over to the blog and take a look. Feel free to comment.
In other, more personal news, a good friend of Mrs. Webmaster's went back to China after her marriage failed. :(
Mr. &Mrs. Webmaster are going to stay out of that mess other then to offer support and assistance as needed. Mrs. Webmaster's friend does have her 10 year green card so she can come back if she wants to.
Other then these little things, not much else to say. So until next time...
Greetings one and all. Not to much happening other then changes and postings on the blog. Interesting that we never get any real comments on it. No comments makes us sad. We do run some polls and people do use those.
Both the Webmaster and the Angry Systems Administrator have been posting the last few days. We think you can figure out which is which.
*hint* The Webmaster tends to do the really right wing political stuff. The Angry Systems Admin tends to stick to technology and back end stuff.
Next week is the 4th of July weekend. The Angry Webmaster is looking to rebuild Mrs. Webmaster's laptop and clear off all the viruses. She basically uses it for Skype and surfing Chinese web sites.
We're also slowly putting Chitika ads back on. We really missed them and aren't to happy with the other aggregators. (There is one exception we've talked about in the past) Now that Chitika has welcomed us back, we're going to recommend them again. Click on the button and sign up with them, as either a publisher or or an advertiser.
Chitika does have some really cool clients. While working on the site today we saw one that sells office toys. Normally we won't click on the links since that could be misconstrued as click fraud, but once in a great while, something comes up we want. We bookmarked the site and plan on spending a few bucks there. :)
Until Next Time,
Happy Fathers Day!
Hi there Angry people, today is Fathers day. The Webmaster's father is celebrating today by watching baseball. None of that mamby pamby soccer! Oh, excuse me. Football. (Football my ass. Football is played in the Fall with the championship in January)
We didn't put much up in the news section last week. The Webmaster was doing documentation at his real world job. His company has hired someone to help him and the Webmaster has been neglecting his writing.
To be honest he hasn't had much time to document anything. He still has a lot of stuff to detail.
Since he took a breather this weekend, he and the Angry Systems Administrator did some posting to the blog. The Angry Systems Administrator also instituted a new comments system using Disqus. It has a better interface and will be easier for both us and potential posters to use. We're still working on the configurations on it but most of that is back end and won't be seen by our fans.
The Angry Systems Administrator also wrote up a review of Doctor Who. Yes, he is a nerd so feel free to tell him so. ;)
Well, we have things to do, so until next time...
Not much news this week. The Webmaster has spent the weekend writing up documentation for his real world job and is rather tired.
Until next week...
What a week. The Webmaster has been working like crazy at his real worked job and is exhausted. In fact he fell asleep today and almost didn't get the updates out. Between his regular duties, the office move he's coordinating and the new phone system he has to put together, he's looking like an extra from a zombie movie.
Well, at least he's getting some help. His company has hired a person to work with him on the systems. Oh joy. He's going to spend the next few months training his replacement then he's going to get chucked out the door! (Yeah, he's paranoid, but he's had this happen before)
Another thing, we had a rant come in that was obviously from some arab type. It was the most anti-Semitic screed we've seen since the Nazi's were turning the European Jewish population into ash. Needless to say, we didn't put that drek up. You can see the Webmaster's opinion of what happened off Gaza on the blog. ;)
Well, since the Webmaster is about to fall face first into the keyboard we'd better push the updates.
Until Next time...
Today is the 66th anniversary of the Normandy landings. We would like to thank the few veterans still remaining who took part in that assault. The Webmaster did have an uncle who was with the 1st Infantry. Google where they landed and marvel at what they did.
Greetings to one and all.
First some housekeeping. Last week we found out that this site was declared a supplier of malware. It turns out it was an ad served by one of the advertising aggregators we use. We made a few changes, contacted the aggregators in question and resubmitted to Google to verify the fixes. Happily we were blocked for only about 24 hours and if you downgraded the security on your web browsers, (Something we do NOT recommended), then you could have gotten in. Of course, you could also run assorted ad blockers and no script and you would be fine. While we do have ads. we don't force people to actually see them if they don't want to.
And speaking of Advertising, as we mentioned last week Chitika had an attack of good sense and readmitted us to their service. We've been reloading the ads they serve slowly to the site. Some were never taken down simply because we missed them. Of course, the slime at Google Adsense still refuse to allow us back on. May they suffer the bite of a million antitrust lawsuits! ;)
Now this is Memorial day weekend in the United States. Besides the travel abd BBQ, we also take time out to remember those brave men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for our nation.
Pity the Asshole in Chief would rather play golf then do his
duty as Commander in Chief and pay his respects to the fallen at
Cemetary. Yeah they made some excuse and said Vice President
Well we have some things to do around the Data center today.
Until next time..
Just a quick update. We've been screwing around with the Facebook fan page. While we've been doing this we've been listing to the This Week In Tech podcast live as they discuss how bad Facebook is and why they have deleted their accounts. Facebook has some real issues with privacy and user data, which is why everything on our page that can be identified is bogus. :)
In business news, Chitika has decided they made a mistake by canceling our account. They have re-enabled ads on Anger Central. The actual account was never closed, we just stopped paying any attention to them. Of course, we blew away all the ads, so we'll be slowly reactivate them. We won't be getting rid of the other ads of course.
Of course, if you're using an ad blocker this is all moot anyway. :)
On a slightly down note, The Webmaster has installed one of the air conditioners in the Anger Central Primary Dwelling. It's supposed to hit 90 this week and he likes to sleep rather then sweat at night. Would someone please ask Al Gore to start talking about Global Warming again? Just a couple of speeches, we don't want to start a new ice age. ;)\
In entertainment news, Tonight is the series finale of Lost. *yawn* No one here watches it. The Webmaster wrote about it on the blog today. The big series finale for Anger Central is "24" tomorrow night. We're going to miss Jack Bauer's way of dealing with problems. (Torture, shoot, blow up, set on fire, nuke, etc) The Webmaster wrote a blog entry on that one as well, with a lot more enthusiasm.
Well, time to go.
Until next time...
Hi there angry people! How are you all today? Good, good.
Now the Webmaster is not sucking down malt liquor, he just doesn't have a lot to say. Not much has been happening here. We have been getting a lot of posts coming in, but the quality isn't as good as it can be. One thing is noticeable. We're not doing well in the ad biz. :(
Well, that just means people are smart and using adblocker and pop up blockers like good little ranters. Hurts our bottom line, but we've always said that if the ads make you angry, then block them. :)
The Webmaster is in full blown panic mode in his real world job. The powers that be want to move to the new offices on July 9. Can we say "What, are you on crack?" Sure we can! Due to all the dilly dallying by people who matter, the lease on the new space wasn't finalized until LAST WEEK! The internet connection "might" be ready, but the webmaster doubts it. We're now going full bore with the new phone system, but we will need to get that approved by the bigwigs.
Mrs. Webmaster is to busy. She doesn't usually get home until 11pm. This makes the Webmaster angry. Not at his beloved bride, but at the scum she works for. Oh well, at least she's working.
The Angry Systems administrator let fly at Google this week on the blog. Seems they "accidently" mapped all the wireless access points in the world while they were doing their street view thing.
Well the Webmaster is being paged yet again. Until next time...
Just a quick note.
The Webmaster has been working flat out all last week and is absolutely exhausted. Next week looks about the same.
Also one of his coworkers decided to move on. Best of luck to you! Manglement decided the Webmaster needs a PFY. He helped interview the candidate. He's good, and now the Angry Webmaster is trying to keep his paranoia meter from spiking. (He's been shafted so many times in the past he gets jumpy when things like this happen)
Mrs. Webmaster is working way to hard at her new job. Still, she's working now and making money.
The Angry Systems Administrator posted a lengthy yet interesting video on Non-tech hacking. It's also rather amusing.
Until Next time, Stay Angry!
Wonderful. Last week we were piling on the blankets, and this week someone put a cork in Al Gore. It's close to 90 in the Anger Central Development Lab. (The Webmaster HATES heat!)
In other news, Mrs. Webmaster has a new job. She hates it. They are paying her $250/wk for 12 hour days, 6 days a week. Also no tips. The crew at Anger Central is toying with the idea of paying a visit to this place and explaining things like minimum wage laws, etc. Mrs. Webmaster will probably quit the job if the management won't reconsider their pay scales.
At the Webmaster's real world job, he's been busy trying to get an internet connection set up for his new offices. His group is moving to a new building. The contracts have been signed, but due to all the hemming and hawing from management, he can't promise that it will be ready by the time the office moves.
He's also been tasked to get a new phone system for the office. However, the management decided this would be a good time to revamp the telecom system for the ENTIRE COMPANY! The Webmaster isn't a telecom specialist and is attempting a steep learning curve.
It looks like his choices come down to either a hosted solution or setting up a PBX in each office. After the foul-up last week, the Webmaster is leaning to a hosted solution no mater what the costs may be.
"Foul-up?" you ask?
Late Friday the power in the building went down. The Webmaster was able to shut down the servers, but the PBX went down and didn't want to come back up. After an hour of banging away at it, he was able to bring it back online. He wasn't able to get any support for it and was at his wits end.
To add to the Webmaster's woes, he also has to arrange a contractor to wire the lan in the new space and find someone who can break the server rack down and move it to the new server room. He also needs someone who can break down all the pc's in the office and move them as well.
"But Webmaster? What about your coworkers?"
Yeah, lets not go there. Programmers do not make good desktop people. They don't move computers, they break them.
Well, enough ranting from Anger Central. We've got a lot of things to do.
Until next time....
It's been a hectic week for Our Hero, the Angry Webmaster. A critical server went down at his Real World Job and the company bugtracker went bye bye. He was able to get it up long enough to recover the database, but he spent a week trying to get it back online on another server. He was finally successful with the aid of one of the contract programmers.
Mrs. Webmaster has started training for her new job. It's a brand new restaurant and hasn't even opened yet. She has to drive a good 30 minutes, and she has to take the highway. Mrs. Webmaster doesn't like the highway. There is a way through back roads, but it will add a good 40 minutes to the trip.
In other news with the Angry Webmaster's Real World job, the office he's in is moving to a new building. This means that the Webmaster will be looking at:
On top of that he has his normal duties and he's heavily involved in developing a new architecture for the company's Production and Test network. (They've outgrown what they have in place now)
If he can get the LAN and the Internet systems online in time, it appears he will get to spend the 4th of July weekend enjoying the company of movers as he gets the new office up and running. (Because of delays, it's doubtful the move will take place before mid-July)
Meanwhile he's talking to a number of Vendors trying to get prices. Have we mentioned how much the Webmaster HATES shopping? Lat week Mrs. Webmaster was berating him for not taking coupons when he hit Costco.
Oh well, it's a chore that has to be done. The building he's in now should have been blown up and burned down decades ago. (Converted mill building. Badly converted)
In any case, back to the salt mines.
Until next time,
Greetings one and all. The Webmaster didn't feel like adding any news last week so he just put up the usual posts. This week, things are a bit different.
It seems that one of the ad servers we use has started doing pop under ads. We apologize for that and recommend turning on your pop up blocker if they annoy you. We're looking into the server and seeing if there's an opt out option. So far it doesn't seem that there is. No matter, just activate the ad blocker of your choice if you don't want to be bothered with our revenue generation attempts. :)
In security news. it looks like scummy spammers have cracked our captcha system on the add page. Hey scummy spammers! Hate to tell you this but ALL postings are checked and when we see your ads for Viagra we hit the delete key faster then a democrat raises taxes.
Mrs. Webmaster went on a job interview last week. No word yet, but she and the Webmaster are hopeful. It can't be any worse then the last job. She quite during the first day because they were abusing her and cheating her out of her tips.
Well, that's enough for this week. Feel free to stop by the blog. That's where the Webmaster likes to vent. Meanwhile, the Webmaster has a fine novel by the great Author Tom Kratman .
Until next time...
We had someone posting a rant about how "Evil Republicans want to murder children" because they oppose the sovietization of the medical system. The poster said we wouldn't post it. To paraphrase the late Johnny Carson, "You are WRONG Commiebreath!" We did.
If we start getting a large number of people ranting about this piece of drek recently rammed through by the totalitarian party we'll probably add a new page. Be advised, this won't be a back and forth debate. The Webmaster has an itchy delete finger. ;)
We've been tracking the various ad servers we've signed up with since Chitika told us to go away. By far the most successful one is Infolinks. If you've seen words on pages that have a double green line under them, those are the ad links. The other services haven't been great revenue generators. (Actually none of them are, we just want to clear enough to pay the hosting service each month)
The Angry Systems Administrator posted a little preview of the new Resident Evil movie over on the blog. Pop on over and take a look.
Well, time to make the Webmaster all nice and purty for his family gathering. (Yes it will take hours. Take a look at his picture on the upper left and you'll see why)
Until next time,
Hello angry people. It's been a week since the Tyrant Obama and his evil minions in Congress decided to ignore the will of the people. The result? The enactment of the nationalization of the finest health care system in the world.
People are really steamed about what happened and the threats are starting to fly. (Along with assorted bricks and rocks, mostly through the windows of Democrats office holders)
The Webmaster wrote up something that is rather historical in nature. Basically he posted the Declaration of Independence with the thought of updating it and sending it to congress. The anger out there has to be seen to be believed. Hopefully they will take time out from gathering tar, feathers and rope to post here. :)
Meanwhile, it looks like the Webmaster's real world job is getting even busier. The powers that be are about to sign a lease on a new office building. This means Our Hero will have to get the network set up, the phones, arrange internet access, as well as getting certified movers in to handle dismantling the office systems and moving them to the new space.
Yep, that's going to be hell.
One of the reasons we want to move is the present office is like being inside the urethra of an incontinent bull ox. When it rains, water blows through the window frames and also pours through the roof and then through the floor above the offices the Webmaster's company is in. The mold and mildew is close to rendering the space uninhabitable. Once the Webmaster starts working on that project, he may not be around to do much posting.
Oh, one last thing. We had a donation to our tip jar this month! Thanks to our Fans in Fresno! We know how tight money is out there with the crooks and thieves stealing it all from you. (Better known as the unions and state legislature) *grin*
In any case,
Stay Healthy and avoid the Obama Death panels!!
Not going to write today. The entire staff is to depressed over the death of the United States and it's Constitution. When the totalitarians complete their unconstitutional seizure of the Healthcare system, we expect our taxes to blast out of site. Also the Webmaster's parents are now at serious risk due to the Obama/Democrat mandated death panels.
Oh what a busy week. The Webmaster has crowbarred his new cellphone out of the hands of the Angry Systems Administrator and has been learning how it works. The Webmaster has figured out how to use the GPS, and has got it set up for WLAN access at his real world job and at the Angry Bat Cave, better known as the Anger Central Data Center. :)
In other news, we have been cleaning out the Chitika ads and replacing them with others. We're leaning more and more to Adbrite rather the bidvertiser. We've got a couple of others we're playing with, and you'll see them on occasion. One creates double lines under certain words. This is kind of neat. If you aren't interested, you can just ignore it.
Now if you're like the Angry Webmaster, you're probably surfing with an adblocker running. Of course this means you wont' see the ads on our site, but that's ok. The ads are just a way for Anger Central to pay for the hosting services. We really don't expect to make huge revenue from this site.
And in other news, We got a donation!! A fan, (Who hasn't
granted us permission to place his/her name on our
Page of Honors), sent us $20! Thanks!!
The site will now stay online for another 2 1/2 months.
Well, back to beating the Angry Systems Administrator with a blunt object.
Until next time,
Hello again, as we mentioned before, we're playing with a new ad system. Besides the normal banners, you'll also see a few words or phrases with a double underline, and looking rather green. (Like a hyperlink)
These are ad links. The ad server pulls key words out and highlights them. You are under absolutely no obligation to do anything at all with regards to the links. However, if you are curious or interested, simply hold the mouse over the link and a pop up appears. If you see something of interest you can click on it and be taken to the advertisers site.
As we go along, we will be making changes. Please be patient. (Now THAT'S a funny request from Anger Central. Patience from people in full blown vent mode)
If you find these ads annoying, just use your favorite ad blocker. We won't complain...much. ;)
You may have noticed odd things happening with the ads on Anger Central. We were informed by Chitika last week that their clients didn't want to provide ads to angry.net. The Webmaster wrote up a posting about this on the blog. Needless to say we were not amused, particularly over the amount of work it's going to take to find a new ad server and clear out the Chitika ads. We've found a few ad servers and will be exploring each one. The Webmaster is thinking of setting up an advert page to test ads and see which one works best, and who likes what format.
We will say that Chitika was a bit classier then Google Adsense when they tossed us over the side. They accused us of click fraud and kept the money. Chitika gave us our earnings and said we could continue on other domains the Webmaster maintains. Oh well.
The Drobo we spoke about last week works great. One of the new 2TB hard drives...not so great. It failed yesterday and we've shipped it back for replacement. The Drobo? No problem. It kept on running like a champ. Granted it's a bit of a bear to set up if you've never done it, but otherwise it's a great product. The Angry Systems Administrator is working on a review right now.
In other news, The Webmaster just found out that the Angry Sister and Angry Brother in-law are heading for warmer climes on vacation. How evil of them, leaving us decent folk here to freeze to death due to Global Warming. :p
Well, back to ripping the old ads off Anger Central. Please bear with us. This is going to take a while...Like months. :(
Until next time...
So busy, so busy. The Angry Webmaster along with the Angry flunky went to the Webmaster's real word job yesterday and spent many hours recabling a server rack along with installing a new Drobo unit. The Drobo is a low end storage array, perfect for a small office or business. The cabling was basically talking the 15' CAT 5 and replacing it with 5' cable. The Rack is much neater now. We'll find out on Monday how many people lost their network connection. ;)
We're still configuring the dev system. It's a royal pain in the A** to have to rebuild a system as heavily customized as the one the Webmaster uses. Even backing it up is no guarantee that everything can be restored. Granted it's been about 3 years. almost 4 years since this was last down.
Hmmm, sounds like it's time for a new system!!
Well, we have things to do, so until next time...
Stay very annoyed!! ;)
Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Chinese New Year!
In days long past the Angry Webmaster really loathed Valentine's day, then he met his beloved future Mrs. Webmaster in Beijing. :)
It's hard to believe it's been 7 years for us. Mrs. Webmaster is over at one of her friends homes teaching her how to make one of her fantastic Chinese dishes for her husband. Later this week the happy couple will be celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary. :D
Mrs. Webmaster is still looking for work. She has a lead on a job at a "pill factory" making medicine. Hopefully this one will work out for her. One of her friends is going to introduce her to HR.
The Blog has been rather active this weekend. The Webmaster posted a few items, including a very long post on Moonbats landing in Cambridge Massachusetts. The Webmaster really went to town on the moonbats rather moronic ideas. He also wrote an actual book report on a novel he just finished. While most people consider the Angry Webmaster a raving right wing nut case, he wasn't thrilled with this book. Even the Angry Systems Administrator got into the act this week. He wrote about something called an Offline Updater or something. Frankly, as long as that cave dwelling nerd keeps the systems running, we don't care what he uses.
Well the Angry Webmaster has other things to do, so until next time...
Stay Angry! (Especially the moonbats. They're so entertaining in their idiocy)
it's Superbowl Sunday! *yawn*
Mrs. Webmaster is still trying to find a job. The Angry
Webmaster found a possibility for her at the corner Minimart. He
brought home an application but Mrs. Webmaster decided against
it claiming that her English is no good. (It's a lot better then
one of the Webmaster's coworkers. He's Chinese and been here 18
Mrs. Webmaster is also a bit under the weather. It looks like she may have eaten a bad fish or something. The Webmaster heard her stomach growl this morning from two rooms and one floor away when he got up. She's still a little ill but is improving.
The Angry Systems administrator posted something about new plugins and stuff on the blog. He also mentioned the new cell phone he's thinking of ordering for me. This is a bit of a surprise since he just installed a new battery in the Webmaster's present phone. Hmmm.
It's coming up on tax time again. :p The Angry account has bought a copy of Turbo Tim...err...TurboTax and is gathering all the assorted tax documents we need. The Angry Webmaster does have a bit of a capital gain this year. He sold Amazon.com at $125/share. He bought it back one it was running around $15/share. Yeah, Obama and his crooked horde of scum are going to be after his bank account again.
Well, I think that's all for now.
Have fun watching the StuporBowl...ToiletBowl...whatever!
It's been a very busy week for the Webmaster in his real world job. He has a lot of projects on his plate and more are being added every day. This is making for a busy and cranky Angry Webmaster. (16-18 hour days) This is one of the reasons he hasn't been working on the blog overly much.
The request for help on choosing a new cell phone was a bust. No one seems to have bothered looking at the choices other then the people who work at Anger Central. The Webmaster is growing partial to the Nokia 6260 and would like to hear from anyone who has one. Meanwhile the Webmaster bought a new battery for his Samsung A717. it was only $8 so what the heck, right?
The new UPS arrived for the Anger Central development system and has been hooked up. Now, we have up to 30 minutes of battery time in case of power failure.
Mrs. Webmaster is back from her trip to Washington DC. She likes the city a lot. She said there was so much to see and do. We suspect the Happy Couple will be heading back down there for a vacation visit in the near future.
One of the interesting things on the backend is the
Chitika ad system. We're almost at the point of paying for
this site's monthly hosting charges. Anger Central highly
recommends them. We have found them to be far more reliable then
Google's "Do some evil" Adsense system. With a little luck and a
lot of help from you, Chitika will drive a stake through the
heart of the Evil Google Empire.
Well, that's it for now. Until next time, Stay Angry!
Stupid Angry Systems Administrator with delusions of BOFHness! In case you haven't read it, the Angry Webmaster asked him to research a new cell phone for him. Being a pseudo-techno geek posted a request for help on the blog. (The Webmaster will be dealing with him later)
He's got a list of phones there along with a poll of for people to tell him what they recommend. One of the problems is these are unlocked phones and therefore rather pricey. Head on over and vote and please feel free to toss a few bucks into the Tip Jar. We know that our fans are very rich and would like nothing better then to buy the Angry Webmaster a new phone. ;)
Mrs. Webmaster is visiting a friend in NYC. She's still looking for a job but hasn't had much luck. She called the Webmaster this morning and said she and her friend, (Who's in the U.S. visiting her son who works at a bank in NYC), are going down to Washington DC on a tour.
In other news, the UPS for the Angry Webmaster's development system croaked. It was a good 4 years old and was a really cheap model. He's ordered a new APC model and that's going to run a good $130.
Now you may be wondering why the Angry Webmaster ordered this himself rather then have the Angry Systems Admin do it? Simple. His idea of a backup system is a pair of gerbils with a wheel hooked to a generator.
Well, the Webmaster is going to go harass the Angry SysAdmin about when he is going to get his new phone.
Until next time...
Sorry about no news last week, but the Webmaster was involved in a bit of fan fiction written by a very talented British type person. With a good editor and bit more polishing he had a couple of really good stories. At least the Webmaster was able to push out the updates.
The Webmaster has been incredibly busy in his real world job. Besides his normal duties, he also has to upgrade the telephone system, re-architect the test and production servers and plan the office move in a couple of months. That will involve new internet connections, making sure the new office space is wired correctly and that there is sufficient power for all the servers and computers that will be set up. Yep, The Angry Webmaster is going to be very busy for the next few months and will probably be doing a few weekends as well.
Mrs. Webmaster is looking for a job, but there isn't much out there. She is rather picky, and wants to work as a waitress in a Chinese restaurant. The problem is none are hiring locally.
The Angry Webmaster also wants to replace his cell phone. The Angry Telecom Manager is looking around for an unlocked phone. The Webmaster is prefers flip phones, but since Mrs. Webmaster just got a new phone for herself, he's also looking at sliders. If you have any suggestions let us know. At the moment we're looking at the Samsung D900 and the Samsung U600. If anyone has one of those please tell us what you think.
Well, the Angry Webmaster has to go back to being an intolerant patriotic right wing fanatic. (A couple of dweebs from the moonbat wing of the political spectrum don't like what he has to say about Obama)
Until next time,
Greetings and salutations from Anger Central.
'Tis a new year and no it is NOT a new decade. That doesn't happen until 2011. We went through this last time in 2000-2001. Don't like our pronouncement? Rant about it then. :)
It's been an interesting year. We had a total of 888 incoming postings last year. 306 were rejected for various reasons. 582 rants went online.
We signed up with Chitika last year and the ads are almost covering the costs to run this site. Book sales through Amazon? Not so good. I guess people don't read anymore. :(
We opened a blog on this site after a few fits and starts, including a few real disasters. From what we can see traffic to that site is low and we don't have many commentators. It's possible the Angry Webmaster's somewhat right of center political leaning may have something to do with that. Ok, he makes Genghis Kan look like a flaming liberal, but hey...this IS a rant site. ;)
The Angry Webmaster also started a Facebook page and a fan page. Unfortunately, Facebook doesn't allow aliases so we were forced to sign up as "John Smith. At the moment we only have 6 fans. Come on people! Sign up and increase our fan base. The Angry Webmaster's ego needs some serious stroking here! ;)
The Angry Webmaster completed his first year as a full time employee of a company since 2005. As you may recall, the Webmaster lost his last full time job in 2006 and ended up doing contract work through 2007. That dried up in 2008 and he wasn't able to find a new job until late November. Mr. & Mrs. Webmaster are still recovering financially from that. They were lucky in that the Webmaster had a lot of savings and was able to avoid going into debt.
Still, expenses this year were higher then normal. This was due to the need to replace two cars. The Webmaster's Jeep finally gave up the ghost and he replaced it with a Toyota Tacoma. Mrs. Webmaster's ancient Ford Taurus was still running, but failed inspection badly. The Webmaster is angry that he's now making car payments again.
So, what's in store for Angry.net this year?
Not to much. We're going to keep playing with the blog trying to find the best theme we can. Since we don't have anyone on staff who really is a dedicated theme designer, we're going to have to do it the hard way and just keep trying things.
On the main site, we don't foresee much in the way of big changes. Mostly it will be on the backend. The RSS feed was copied to a backup folder and the new feed has been emptied out. We were deleting anything older then 30 days, but this year we're going to keep all the postings in the feed. At the end of the year we'll just rotate it out and put it into archive.
Well, that's about it for this week. If anything comes up we'll let you know. Please stop by our blog and let us know what you really think. ;)
Be advised that you do need to register and that will mean we could track you back. Sorry, no anonymity over there.
Until next time...
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
And stay Angry!
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