When you are pro-war even the abortion doctors call you "baby-killer."

2004-08-12

KoL Store Now Open

I have opened a store in the Mall in Kingdom of Loathing. It's called "Happy Fun Time Shop" and has a ton of stuff for sale for players of all levels (well above 3 I guess).

I have tons more stuff in my stash(s) and other items for sale in the Flea Market.

If a critical item comes my way it may end up in the Shop from now on instead of the Flea Market. Enjoy.

2004-08-11

Google AdNonsense

So I finally got something from Google for using their AdSense program. A check? Nooooooo! I got a fancy little booklet (spiral bound!) telling me rather obvious tips on how to use AdSense and generate revenue.



I'd take a better photo of it, but the batteries are dead in the digital camera.

There are 8 tips in the booklet, number 4 is: "Sometimes a bigger ad format works better."

Number 5 is to use Google Image Ads. Tip #7 is about properly setting Google Ads to use frames so that they can "target within the frame, serving ads that are relevant to specific content."

So basically these are all tips to get you to better serve Google's ads in the off chance that some knob will click on one earning you another $0.25 (a totally random number I made up that has absolutely no corollary to any real past/future Google AdSense revenue amounts for myself or anyone else).

Golly, never would have figured this stuff one out on my own! Thank you Google AdNonsense Booklet! Now where's my money?

Days Off

I worked Monday and Tuesday, and now i have today and tomorrow off. Then I get to work all weekend. That'd be three back-to-back 12 hour shifts. It generates overtime, though. And after buying a new mattress set (Sale as I discovered means "we will take every dime you have on your person"), we kinda need the money.

I am not complaining. I am gainfully employed. I have regularly occurring income (and get paid every week, neat-o!).

In other news it is "School Week" right now and Daughter #1 is officially ensconced in Second Phase State Indoctrination (second grade elementary school). Later we take Daughter #2 for testing, which despite my protests to my disbelieving wife, will actually categorize and prioritize Daughter #2 according to some Liberal's mushy-minded classification system.

This secret system distributes the weak-minded with the smarter kids across the Kindergarten classes. So that the paste-eaters can somehow absorb the smartness of the other kids, I guess.

It used to be the less-developed kids were segregated into the special classroom, you know the ones with no windows and a heavy steel door that safely contained the unruly kids until such time as they became wards of the state and then one day simply weren't in school any longer.

Of course my child will be one of the smarter kids and will have some paste-eating mo-ron sucking the IQ points out of her precious little cherub-looking head. Indeed.

Here's something happy-fun-time to chew on in my stead:

White Chocolate.

It's neither white, nor chocolate. Discuss.

(Bonus points for anyone who knows from whence this came.)

2004-08-08

Ban This Computer!

Look, I am blogging, on a Sunday!

I wonder what Mac-using "progressives" (a clever new term to label Liberals, since Liberal is a dirty word to Liberals) who would love to tell people what kind of vehicle they can own would say to a news release like this:

The State of Washington today announced that it has banned the sale and ownership of "Macintosh" computers.

"Macintosh computers cost significantly more than most other computers, but they have a significantly smaller share of the computer market so this decision is not expected to have any significant impact on the American Economy" said Ralph Nader, a presidential candidate and long time consumer advocate who enjoys telling people which products they will or will not be able to purchase with their own money.

In addition Macintosh computers needlessly consume precious natural resources such as aluminum, at a time that the entire world is experiencing a shortage of the lightweight metal, that could be better spent in making products that the average joe could afford, such as beer cans or fold up chairs.

Despite claims of die-hard Macintosh users that the computer is much safer than Windows-based PCs to use on the Information Superhighway and as easy or easier to operate as other platforms public officials have decided they are nothing more than a status symbol or an expensive "toy" used to separate the haves from the have nots.

Any current owner of a Macintosh computer has 90 days to cease using the product and turn it in towards the purchase of a comprable so-called "green," or environmentally-friendly, DELL PC.