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

The (only) developer at earthli.com.


2479 Articles

20 years Ago

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

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Oz is back on the Webcam.

Added Whistler 2001 pictures.

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Added some pictures to the Whistler 2001 album.

Updated Oz’s home page

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Updated Oz’s home page (New pictures).

Re-organized Logicat section

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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).

Updated Jass Manual

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Themes added to Photo Albums

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

Photo Albums upgraded

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

Webcam Opens

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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

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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. :-)


Help From Japan

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

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

21 years Ago

Frustrated by the Electoral College?

Published on in Public Policy & Politics

Want to get rid of it? Not so fast…


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.


The REAL Presidential Debate

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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]