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Even The IRS Wouldn’t Stoop This Low

Posted by The Gimcracker in Gimcrackery on 09. Nov, 2007 | 10 Comments

Hey, retired AOL using grandmas of the world. If you get this email, delete it immediately: Now that we’ve established the true point of this post, let’s delve into the grand gorge of gimcrack and discuss it for a bit. Clicking the link at the bottom of the email will take you to this website [...]

AJAX Your Existing ASP.NET 2.0 App

Posted by The Gimcracker in Technology on 08. Nov, 2007 | No Comments

The Intarwebs are scary. Especially when they gots AJAX on them. Cuz it’s hard to get them out. There are so many elements that go into an ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX website: assemblies, controls, the script manager and whatnot. Don’t fret. I found a great reference for AJAX-enabling your existing ASP.NET 2.0 applications. I’ve been developing [...]

Top Fiver: My Favourite Explosions

Posted by The Gimcracker in Science, Top Fivers on 06. Nov, 2007 | 1 Comment

Actually, can I retract that? It’s really not appropriate to come up with any kind of favorites list when dealing with such topics as explosions, violence, war, etc. That being said, let’s do 2 things: 1. Realize no one was hurt in most of these explosions 2. Pretend the ones that were are teh bad [...]

How To (Re)Name Your Blog

Posted by The Gimcracker in Blogging on 02. Nov, 2007 | 15 Comments

Finally, after a day of waiting, B has unveiled its new name: The Gimcrack Miscellany You wish you would’ve thought of that, don’t you. Why am I not surprised. I have received a bit of resistance to the rename, and it’s because of the strong nostalgic ties we all have to the old B4 game, [...]

New Blog Title Coming Soon

Posted by The Gimcracker in Blogging on 01. Nov, 2007 | 8 Comments

WTF was I thinking? I don’t think I had planned on taking my blog seriously. Now i regret the name because it’s not descriptive enough. The trouble is, the title “B” permeates my blog, especially throughout my Berating system. I’m going to have to be pretty clever in naming my blog so as to stay [...]

Removing the Language Bar in XP

Posted by The Gimcracker in Technology on 31. Oct, 2007 | 6 Comments

Finally, no more right-click Task Bar, select Toolbars, and uncheck The Language Bar every time I login to my Windows XP machine. I found a post about how to do this, and I’ll conveniently list the steps for you below: 1. Click the Start Button. 2. Select Control Panel option. 3. Double-Click the Regional and [...]

Ryan Adams at The Murat

Posted by The Gimcracker in Music on 25. Oct, 2007 | 4 Comments

Yeah, he can definitely rock out when he wants to. He can also put you to sleep. That’s not a bad thing, unless it’s 11:00pm and you have to drive home after the concert and work the next day. I bought my tickets for this concert the moment they became available during the pre-sale, and [...]

Browser-Based ‘OGame’ Sci-Fi-ednessity

Posted by The Gimcracker in Gaming, Stuff On The Internet on 03. Oct, 2007 | 25 Comments

Here’s my planet. I don’t know what that means, but it’s mine. Oh, and I also have resources: I can use those to build & fuel things. Plus, I’m working on upgrading all my mines to build up tons of resources (which will undoubtedly dwindle away faster than they’re stockpiled). Someday, I’ll be able to [...]

btw n00b, where r teh werdz going?

Posted by The Gimcracker in Gimcrackery, Stuff On The Internet on 26. Sep, 2007 | 5 Comments

In case you didn’t get that, I’m asking where in the heck the English language went. Everything is said in acronym format now. idky, but even my bffs r doing it. It’s not like I’m just now realizing it. I’ve been emailing, texting, and talking this way for quite a while, especially amongst my geek [...]

Indiana Jones 4

Posted by The Gimcracker in Movies, News on 10. Sep, 2007 | 3 Comments

So I was watching the MTV Video Music Awards last night… wait, let me stop myself right there. Why was I watching this train wreck of TV programming? Simple, because it’s just that: a train wreck. It’s so terrible you can’t look away. That, and I had been watching football since 1:00 pm and after [...]

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