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calendar   Sunday - July 15, 2007

New Wind

Wow.

That is all I can say.  When I posted ”Ponderances” on Friday, my honest expectation was that there would be three or four comments says something like: “Yeah, we understsand, it hasn’t been the same since the Skipper died. Probably best to just let it go.”

I never expected that the little bit I was doing made even a little difference.  I am overwhelmed by your kind words.

In light of your excellent advice, I have just sent an email to all the BMEWS RECON team, inviting them, if they wish, to begin posting on the main site.  These are folks you all know and who Allan trusted with the keys to part of the kingdom.  I expect a few of them will respond in the affirmative.

If there are others of you who would like a shot, send me a sample post.  Write it just like you would if it were going to be live.  My crack staff of editors (OK, probably just me and Christopher) will pour over it and determine its overall quality.  Should it pass, you will be granted access for a trial period.  I ask that those who would like to be considered commit to at least one post per week.

I will limit the number of posters, simply to keep down the confusion, but for now am taking all applications.

Thank you again, I feel rejuvinated in the effort to combat the tinfoil-hatted, nutrooted moobats out there.  And its all because of you, the fine readers and participants in this small corner of the intarw3bs.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/15/2007 at 04:30 PM   
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calendar   Friday - July 13, 2007

Ponderances

Folks,

As you’ve noticed, I have not posted for a couple of days.  I have been keeping up with the comments and reading the fine posts at the Member Blog, but to be honest, I’m in a funk.  I used to get jazzed about a good political fight. I would enjoy going head-to-head with a pinko, liberal, betwetting, birkenstock-wearing, lice-infested socialist as much as the next guy.

But that has changed.

Maybe its fatigue.  It might be that I’m so tired of waging this uphill battle that I’m just worn out and defeated.

Where is the conservative leadership?  Where are those whove sworn to uphold the constitution and defend it from every enemy, foreign and domestic?  I fear we have reached the tipping point where the politicians no longer fear the people they serve and have given enough booty to the victim class that there is no turning back.  Government has become the 800lb gorilla and there is little we can do to stop it now.

Allan started this Blog out of frustration with the political climate and in response to the attacks of 9/11/2001.  He was a great thinker and a great writer. 

I’m neither.

I struggle to come up with content for you all to chew on.  It’s not that I don’t see plenty out there, but rather, it is all someone else’s.  I could put up 100 links per day to great commentary and analysis, stories of heroism and folly, but it would be jsut that: links to places elsewhere.  As I’ve said before, Allan and I used to joke a lot that he was the thinker and I was the linker.  A blog that just links to other blogs is pretty useless.

So, I’m taking a break to really ponder if it is worth keeping this thing running any longer.  I know there is a community of good people that visit here to talk about life and politics, but even that has dwindled to a trickle. 

I think you deserve better. 

So let me take this weekend and think through what I think is best. 

I’ll be back in a few days, either revitalized, or ready to close up shop.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/13/2007 at 02:50 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - June 27, 2007

Going to Ground

May be light posting activity today.  I have three hot projects I’m working on at the day job and all require a good bit of concentration.

How ‘bout you Recon Patrol members?  Got anything good this week?  Sure been quiet over there.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/27/2007 at 01:02 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - June 21, 2007

Google Reader Rocks

For years, I have used the Newsgator Outlook plugin (no longer available) to get my RSS feeds into Outlook.

Our company recently upgraded to Office 2007, which has a built-in RSS reader, but it is not configured properly for our firewall, so feeds were sporadic at best and completely broken at worst.

So last week, I tried Google Reader.  Now I’ll admit, I’ve not tried a lot of the online news readers, but I am sold on this one already.  I’ve removed almost all of the feeds in Outlook and now have them all in this reader.  Even though its not in my Outlook folders, this is much more manageable in that it shows the newest links first, marks them as read by simply scrolling over them, and parses the XML much better than Outlook does.

Am I missing an even better product out there?  What do you all use?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/21/2007 at 02:19 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - June 19, 2007

Technical Question

For those of you are Expression Engine gurus.  When I post a story, I get the following message:

The following XML-RPC pings were not accepted:
blogrolling.com - Invalid return payload: enabling debugging to examine incoming payload
blo.gs - Didn’t receive 200 OK from remote server. (HTTP/1.1 405 Method Not Allowed)

Any idea where the error is?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/19/2007 at 04:42 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - June 14, 2007

Outage

If you tried to get to the site earlier today, you may have gottten a message about a configuration file missing or some such thing.

What actually happened was an attack on the site from places unknown.  We were receiving over 300 messages (spam, trackbacks, comments) at a time, which overwhelmed the processes.  Hosting Matters jumped on it before I even noticed and worked to smack down the offender and got us back online.

I should have some posts up later on today.

Thatisall.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/14/2007 at 05:44 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - June 12, 2007

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

I am pleased to report that you have given over $600 to help cover the expenses for Allan’s family. 

I sent the entire balance to Allan’s son, Sean, this morning.  Thank you again.  You don’t know how much this means to them.

Click Here is a complete accounting of the funds received.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/12/2007 at 12:20 PM   
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calendar   Monday - June 11, 2007

Welcome to The Navigator

Give a warm welcome to “The Navigator”.  As you’ll see in his first post below, he will be steering us toward moonbattery with clear and insightful stories.  He resides in Grand Forks, ND and has been a BMEWS member for a couple of months, lurking in the shadows.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/11/2007 at 10:28 AM   
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