2002 News ArchiveCurrent news
December 17, 2002
Reminder: The hostname for the Pin Eight web site is www.pineight.com. The hostname pineight.evilpigeon.net is deprecated and may disappear soon.
December 13, 2002
In the novel The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, the human race gradually splits into two species between A.D. 1900 or so and A.D. 802701. There are Morlocks who live below the ground and Eloi who live above the ground. The Eloi are vegetarians who resemble Precious Moments figurines to an extent. The Morlocks are albino, light-hating, lemur-like ranchers who manipulate the environment of the Eloi, trap them, and then eat them.
But then I happened up on the Indiana State Trappers Association. Who's the president of the ISTA? None other than Tom Morelock. Coincidence?
December 13, 2002
Friday the 13th. I've released a new version of
TED 8TED, bundled with four other NES programming tools for PC. Find them in the PC section.
November 23, 2002
November 12, 2002
Thank you for loving Dust Puppy.
November 8, 2002
Thank you for loving Bob the Angry Flower.
November 7, 2002
Thank you for loving Pupkin.
November 4, 2002
Whatever you do, don't fall asleep.
October 24, 2002
New section: Civil Disobedience of the Bono Act. It's an unjust law, and according to Henry David Thoreau, it's my civic duty to publicly disobey this law.
I've also moved old news to an archive page.
October 21, 2002
Apparently, VirtualCobalts staff reads this site, as I got an e-mail from a VirtualCobalts staff member telling me that SSI has been turned on. However, I'm keeping PHP because it will take this site even further once I start to learn PHP this Thanksgiving.
October 15, 2002
New host: VirtualCobalts. Strangely enough, they provide PHP but not SSI in the default package.
September 4, 2002
For the past several months, Pin Eight had been hosted through BinaryBlocks. But today, Wednesday, September 4, 2002, one week before the first anniversary of the tragic destruction of the World Trade Center towers, we discovered that BinaryBlocks management had neglected to pay its Internet bill, causing its hosted sites (including Evil Pigeon.net and Pin Eight) to disappear from the Internet. This page serves as a placeholder until we get things straightened out.
August 11, 2002
Sorry for no updates recently, but my A+ class got in the way. Anyway...
June 21, 2002
Does American money predict the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon September 11, 2001?
CompTIA administers a program designed to certify people's technical knowledge of the modern Intel-based personal computer. (Aunt? Whose aunt?) A company called Super Software sells electronic courseware designed to prepare students to take the exam, but many students have reported being unable to reach the site due to the "sex" in the domain name (aplusexam.com). Just another example of the stupidity of censorware.
June 20, 2002
After three days of computer classes, I am now D- certified! I'll keep you posted on updates.
June 12, 2002
Somebody managed to squeeze half of Tetanus On Drugs into four measly kilobytes. Go here and check out the winning contest entry, called Rotris. It makes TOD look like Microsoft bloatware. I feel sick.
Do NOT see Disney's Lilo & Stitch. Instead, experience the other Lilo and the other Stitch. Multipass!
May 3, 2002
I've successfully upgraded my development machine from Windows Millennium Edition to Windows 2000. (Shut up *BSD advocates; I need some sort of Windows to run software for school.) I've already migrated 80% of my work to the Win2k partition.