Name Marco Von Ballmoos
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Home page http://earthli.com/users/marco

The (only) developer at earthli.com.


2259 Articles

19 years Ago

Hainan Island (Bush Daily Journal)

Published on in Fun

This is George Bush’s daily journal as recorded by SatireWire. The note for April 9, 2001 is really nice:


Mark I shipped

Published on in earthli.com

earthli systems offers the Mark I.

Home of the Blame

Published on in Miscellaneous

Another Presidential Joke

Published on in Fun

George Bush was invited to a get acquainted tour of the White House.

After drinking several glasses of iced tea, he asked Bill Clinton if he could use his personal bathroom. He was astonished to see that the
President had a solid gold urinal.

That afternoon, George told his wife, Laura, about the urinal. “Just think,” he said,“ when I am President, I’ll get to have a gold urinal!”

Later, when Laura had lunch with Hillary at her tour of the White House, she told  Hillary how impressed Dubya... [More]

More kids kill themselves than other kids

Published on in Public Policy & Politics

This is an interesting article focussing child suicide rates and why they are ignored in favor of reporting child murder rates.

Another pick-me-up article:


New Look

Published on in earthli.com

A new look for earthli.


Published on in Miscellaneous

The growing trend of speaking like the president.

Badass Hacker

Published on in Technology

This guy forged identities of most of the richest people on the Forbes 400. He almost got away with it too…

read on…


More on Windows XP Product Activation

Published on in Technology

Apparently, the Beta testers are somewhat upset about it already. There’s a good alternative suggestion culled from the newsgroups, and an all-too-real and all-too-expected reason why it probably won’t get done.


Survivor − Texas Style

Published on in Fun

A major network is planning the show “Survivor 2” this winter. In response, Texas is planning “Survivor, Texas Style”.

The contestants will start in Dallas, travel through Waco, Austin, San Antonio, down to Houston and Brownsville. They will proceed up to Del Rio, on to El Paso, then to Midland/Odessa, up to Lubbock and Amarillo.

From there, they proceed to Abilene, and on to Ft. Worth and back to Dallas.

Each will be driving a pink Volvo, with a bumper sticker that reads:

“I’m gay, I... [More]

The uni-screw (not a joke)

Published on in Miscellaneous

This is an interesting one on the manufacturing of a new type of screw head.

GeForce3 in more depth than you can imagine

Published on in Technology

This site is by one of the leading hardware guys on the web…he’s from Germany. His writeup is huge, but if you’re interested in the feature set:


My take is that the GeForce3 introduces some amazing new techonologies and the card kicks ass. However, the next card will take some of the rough edges off of those technologies and kick even more ass.


Published on in Technology

A couple of more articles on the insidous approach of a dumbed-down era of computing:



earthli Forums created

Published on in earthli.com

earthli Forums has been spun from the project manager.

Descrambling DVDs with Perl

Published on in Technology

Here you’ll find a 526 byte Perl script that can descramble DVDs in real time.


Latest buzz is they’re going to get away with it

Published on in Technology

One day the court hates MS:


Another, they seem to have no problem with MS:


One Big SUV

Published on in Fun

Project Manager begun

Published on in earthli.com

The project manager is underway.

Clinton’s graceful exit

Published on in Fun

Bill Clinton’s still making the news because he had the nerve to pardon one of the few international  crooks and swindlers who was not a Republican.

- Michael Feldman (public radio’s “Whad’Ya Know?”)

In Thailand, a building has been named Clinton Plaza after ex-President Clinton. It contains six stories of discos, go-go bars and strip clubs. Apparently, Clinton is furious because they stole the idea for his presidential library.

- Conan O’Brien (“Late Night with Conan O’Brien”)

Can you imagine working here?

Published on in Miscellaneous

Can you imagine working at the following Company?

This company has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics:

  • 29 have been accused of spousal abuse
  • 7 have been arrested for fraud
  • 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
  • 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses
  • 3 have been arrested for assault
  • 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
  • 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
  • 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
  • 21 are current defendants in lawsuits
  • In 1998 alone,... [More]

Latest patent issued

Published on in Technology

This ones for software patches, issued to Symantec. It was actually issued in April of 2000.

Read it, the description is so general that any and all patching technologies fall under it.


Oz back on Webcam

Published on in earthli.com

Oz is back on the Webcam.

Added Whistler 2001 pictures.

Published on in earthli.com

Added some pictures to the Whistler 2001 album.

Updated Oz’s home page

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Updated Oz’s home page (New pictures).