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Name Marco Von Ballmoos
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The (only) developer at earthli.com.

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18 years Ago

Added Whistler 2001 pictures.

Published on in earthli.com

Added some pictures to the Whistler 2001 album.

Updated Oz’s home page

Published on in earthli.com

Updated Oz’s home page (New pictures).

Re-organized Logicat section

Published on in earthli.com

Cleaned up and reorganized the work and notes section.

New Test Engine Manuals

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Added updated version of Test Engine manuals.

New Jass Strategy

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Added a strategy to the Jass Manual (playing backwards).

19 years Ago

Updated Jass Manual

Published on in earthli.com

Themes added to Photo Albums

Published on in earthli.com

Added forest, winter and island styles to photo album admin area.

Photo Albums upgraded

Published on in earthli.com

Numerous improvements to the photo album site. (Work Log)

Webcam Opens

Published on in earthli.com

Added a webcam site.

Published on in earthli Software

Writing a screen saver in Windows isn’t exactly hard, but, as with many of the more exotic parts of the Windows API, not exactly friendly either. This library is a set of Delphi classes that make building screen savers a snap. It even includes a test harness so you can debug your screen savers without installing them.

earthli Screen Saver Library

Published on in earthli Software

Where do you start when you want to write a screen saver? A good place to start is Macromedia Flash or Shockwave presentations: they’ve already got everything you need to build a screen saver except a player. The earthli Flash Screen Saver lets you take any Shockwave file and use it as your screen saver. Fully integrated into Windows with real-time preview and configuration options.

earthli Screen Saver Library

Latest Dan Savage

Published on in Miscellaneous

http://avclub.theonion.com/savage.html

At the end, someone asks him to ‘refrain from trying to make George Bush look stupid’:

“…As for trying to make George W. Bush look stupid, that’s not something anyone has to
break a sweat “trying” to do, not with W. himself doing most of the heavy lifting. Quoting our next Commander-And-Thief verbatim (“They misunderestimated me”) makes him look plenty stupid….“

AFI Top 100 Comedies…

Published on in Fun

…if you go check them out at: http://www.afionline.org/100laughs/list.asp?gid=606106200012881341, you’ll see that they did a somewhat piss-poor job of choosing movies.

Well, the folks at Old Man Murray and SeanBaby have teamed up to make their own list of top 100 movies and review them in side by side comparisons with the AFI list…

…if you’ve got about 3 days to kill, check it out. :-)

http://www.seanbaby.com/ifls/index.html

Help From Japan

Published on in Fun

Japan sent us 50,000,000 cases of Viagra.

They heard our whole country can’t get an election.

Frustrated by the Electoral College?

Published on in Public Policy & Politics

Want to get rid of it? Not so fast…

http://www.avagara.com/e_c/reference/00012001.htm

Usability testing for voting apparatus

Published on in Public Policy & Politics

Dan Bricklin has weighed in on the usability of the Palm Beach voting ballot. He’s one of the inventors of Visicalc (the first spreadsheet program) and a proponent of usable interfaces for software.

http://danbricklin.com/log/ballotusability.htm

The REAL Presidential Debate

Published on in Fun

Presidential Debate Transcript

Jim Lehrer: Welcome to the second presidential debate between Vice President Al Gore and Gov. George W. Bush. The candidates have agreed on these rules:

I will ask a question. The candidate will ignore the question and deliver rehearsed remarks designed to appeal to undecided women voters. The opponent will then have one minute to respond by trying to frighten senior citizens into voting for him. When a speaker’s time has expired, I will whimper softly while he... [More]

Hugs and Guns from Dubya to Columbine

Published on in Public Policy & Politics

From our friends across the pond at the Register:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/1/13962.html

Onion on RU-486

Published on in Fun

http://www.theonion.com/onion3635/wdyt_3635.html

I particularly liked the last one.

The Onion weighs in on the Debate

Published on in Fun

Predictably, the Onion headline this morning:

Bush Vows To Do ‘That Thing Gore Just Said, Only Better’

BOSTON— Responding to debate opponent Al Gore’s promise to pay off the national debt in 12 years by devoting $2 of projected surpluses toward debt reduction for every $1 used for tax cuts, George W. Bush vowed to do “that thing Gore just said, only better” during Tuesday’s presidential debate. “Yeah, that debt thing,” the Republican candidate said during his allotted 90-second rebuttal.... [More]

Bill Gates Joke

Published on in Fun

I was in the VIP lounge last week en route to Seattle.
 
While in the lounge, I notice Bill Gates sitting on the chesterfield enjoying a cognac.I was meeting with a very important client who was also flying to Seattle with me but she was running a bit late.
 
Being a forward type of guy, I approached Mr. Gates and introduced myself.I explained to him that I was conducting some very important business and how much I would appreciate it if he could throw a quick “hello Chris” at me when I was... [More]

Mullets galore

Published on in Fun

I was very skeptical about this site at first, but it’s pretty funny.

http://www.mulletsgalore.com/

Nike Freedom

Published on in Public Policy & Politics

Nike now lets you personalize your shoes by submitting a word or phrase which they will stitch onto your shoes, under the swoosh.  So Jonah Peretti filled out the form and sent them $50 to stitch “sweatshop” onto his shoes.

Here’s the responses he got… fun and games with Nike…

From: “Personalize, NIKE iD” <nikeid_personalize@nike.com>
To: “‘Jonah H. Peretti’” <peretti@media.mit.edu>
Subject: RE: Your NIKE  iD order o16468000

Your NIKE iD order was cancelled for one or more of
the... [More]

Damn funny piece about Napster

Published on in Technology

http://www.oldmanmurray.com/realnews.wcs

Read the one from 08/08/2000.