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On the left is a picture of our Lord and Master, the Angry Webmaster. A nice and stable looking sort isn't he? He bears a strong resemblance to a certain figure who went by the name Dr. Strangelove. Interesting that the two have never been seen together, hmm?

On the right is our typical Poster. Note the blind rage in his face, the eyes popping out, mouth wide open. Yes, he does seem to be a bit annoyed at something.

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May 31, 2015

Greetings all. It's been a very expensive and annoying week for the Angry Webmaster. He just dropped close to $800 on new lenses as well as an additional $120 for the eye exam.  Why is he so angry? Normally he goes to an ophthalmologist who takes good, if pricey care of his vision. Last year, he broke his frames and had to get a new pair right away. He went to a chain that he uses when getting new lenses, and since his prescription was out of date, had to get an exam

Instead of an ophthalmologist, he saw an optometrist who wanted him to have progressive lenses. (Which are more expensive) He refused. The optometrist ignored his wishes and set his new prescription for progressives. He saw that and told the lens makers he didn't want them.

This set up a problem he didn't notice right away. In order to read a computer screen, he had to rest the frames on the end of his nose. This was annoying but livable. In the last few weeks, the Webmaster noticed his vision was changing, so he went in for another exam. Thinking that once was a mistake, he gave the place on more try. This time he was conned talked into progressives.

He hates them.

He had also taken in an older set of frames to have them made into a distance only backup pair. When he picked them up, he tried them on, and looking at a door with a large "LAB" sign on it, about 15 feet away, saw the letters were blurry. To say he was annoyed would be a bit of an understatement. He told them that he wasn't accepting the glasses until they were corrected.

They did fix the issue after acknowledging the optometrist had made an error. The new lenses were perfect. Now the webmaster is only using the overpriced progressives when he works on a computer. He also won't be using the examination services of that chain again, and will return to his regular ophthalmologist. He also won't be getting another pair of progressives again.

Now onto Anger Central stuff.

We received two rants this week. That's a little better than the zero rants we've seen for the last two prior weeks, but come on people! Aren't you angry about things?

Until next time...

Stay Angry!

May 25, 2015

Good day all. We're a day late posting. We had no reason to post since nothing came in last week, and it is Memorial Day weekend. We received a post just a short while ago so the Webmaster decided to do an update.

As mentioned, today is Memorial Day. Please take a few moments to remember all those who gave their lives so we could be free.

Thank you.

May 17, 2015

Good day all. We had no rants in this week. It's hot and the Webmaster is eyeing his air conditioner again. Instead of angry rants, how about a discussion on civil rights for cattle?

Until next time...

Stay Cool!!

And Angry!

May 10, 2015

Good evening all. This will be short. The webmaster is exhausted right now. He had to get up at 3am to drive the beloved Mrs. Webmaster to the airport for an early flight to China. Mrs. Webmaster will be returning July 7th.

We have one new entry this week.

It's damn hot out and the Angry facilities manager has activated the HVAC system. Screams of "GLOBAL WARMING!!! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!" commencing in 5..4..3..2..1

Until next time.

Stay Angry!

May 3, 2015

Good day all. Things are moving along. Mrs. Webmaster lost her job last week and is moping around the Anger Central Primary Dwelling. She also had a minor traffic accident and has a slightly bent rear bumper. Thankfully no one was injured and the damage was very slight. The Webmaster called the insurance company and the estimate is quite low. Since the other driver, some kid with a learners permit and his mother, was responsible, there will be no effect on the happy couples rates. On top of all this, Mrs. Webmaster has decided to go back to China for 2 months to relax and decompress.

In other news, we have another "Royal baby." The Prince and Princess of Cambridge of spawned a Spare Heir of the female gender. The Webmaster posted his thoughts about it this morning.

The riots in Baltimore have calmed down thanks to what appears to be a politically motivated criminal charge brought against 6 Baltimore police officers. While we don't know if anything illegal was actually done, the way these charges were brought by the State's attorney is looking like a desperation move. Many lawyers on both sides of the political spectrum are saying that there's a good chance these charges will be tossed, no matter if the officers broke the law or not. Shades of George Zimmerman?

We also had three posts come in this week.

And with all that...

Until next time...

Stay Angry!

April 26, 2015

Good day all. Well, the Webmaster had some good news last week. Even though he isn't being converted to a regular, full time employee at his Real World Job, his contract has been extended through August. Hopefully, the hiring freeze will be done by then.

The Webmaster has also been looking at the Galaxy S6 to replace his current Galaxy S3. However, his cellpone service hasn't been able to get any as yet and he isn't interested in getting an international version or buying one from one of the major carriers and trying to get it unlocked. Still, it might be advisable to wait a few months and let any bugs work themselves through the system. Early adopters always get bitten.

We had a couple of rants this week and a tone of spam. It's really reaching levels rendering our current ad page unusable. We are looking at ways to improve the captcha system that is now been broken. Still, the spammers should soon realize that their crap isn't getting online.

In any case,

Until next time...

Stay Angry!

April 19, 2015

Greetings all. Well, it looks like the Webmaster may be rejoining the roles of the "Funemployed." He was informed last week that he won't be converted from a contractor to a full time employee where he's at. His contract ends May 1st, and there is a chance it will be extended. The Webmaster is not holding his breath and has updated his resume and started looking around.

The reason he isn't being converted doesn't have anything to do with his performance, it has to do with money. The company he was contracted to just completed a major roll out of a new process, and they managed to blow a massive hole in their budget. the costs for implementation were more then twice the estimates, well in to the 9 figure area. Because of this a companywide hiring freeze is in place. The problem is that most of the IT departments are short handed as it is and need to bring in more people. Oh well. At least the Webmaster learned a few more things.

Also, Mrs. Webmaster told her husband that there is a chance she will lose her job as well. She works in a restaurant and apparently they aren't doing to well. No surprises there, thanks to the Obama Regime. The fair and wonderful Mrs. Webmaster has never lost a job, she has left them instead. She is concerned obviously. If it happens we will look into her getting unemployment money.

The Webmaster also posted a review of the new Netflix series Daredevil, after he beat the Angry Systems Administrator with a shovel over his remarks last week. ;)

Until next time...

Stay Angry!

April 12, 2015

Good day all. The Webmaster has disappeared and we don't know where he might be. Rumor has it that Netflix has released a new TV series, and as they normally do, released the entire season. No doubt the Webmaster will surface in a day or so.

Until next time...

Stay Angry!

April 5, 2015

Good day all. Last week was not fun for the Webmaster at his Real World Job. It was the aftermath of a major rollout and he was involved with assisting people who didn't pay any attention to the instructions or attend any of the training classes. Oh well, sucks to be him, doesn't it?

We were still getting hammered with spam this week. We did get two rants in and they are now online.

All in all, it's been rather quiet here in the back office. We're all very happy that the snow is almost gone at the Anger Central offices. Pretty soon, we're going to be complaining about the heat and humidity.

Until next time...

Stay Angry!

March 29, 2015

Good day all. The Webmaster was able to update the site this weekend after all. He had to go to his Real World Job Saturday due to a major infrastructure rollout. The rollout began at midnight and there were issues. Happily, his group's "stuff" was ready to roll. However, when the Webmaster arrived for work early yesterday, he found his work system was not working. He dug around a bit on it and determined the video card had fried. After 20 minutes on hold with the Help Desk, they sent out a tech who ended up swapping the system with an identical model and swapping out the hard drive. After that, things were rather quiet.

The spam continues unabated. We're toying with the idea of shutting down the add page and rerouting it to the backup add page, but haven't made a decision as yet. We did get three new real rants this week and they are online now.

On the financial front, the Webmaster had a nice surprise last month. He was notified that his pension from his last Real World Job vested when he left. His initial response was "Pension? What pension?" He thought that all he had was a 401K. He called in and found out that he was also eligible for a company pension in addition to his 401K. He did a little research and decided to cash it out and take the 20% penalty. He can invest that and make the penalty back in fairly short order. Also, the other reason he's cashing it out is Enron. The way corporate pension funds are collapsing, the Webmaster would rather take the bird in the hand. Besides, the monthly payout was next to worthless and was significantly less then he would get with the funds and stocks he's going to invest in.

And finally, the Webmaster decided to buy a new Kindle to replace his old one. He bought a paperwhite model and is in the process of figuring out the new interface. He's also looking at a Galaxy S6 when they are released in a couple of weeks.

Until Next Time...

Stay Angry!

March 22, 2015

Greetings all. We didn't get any rants in this week. We did get about 2 gazillion pieces of spam. It looks like someone broke that piss poor captcha field on the add page. Oh well.

Some news. There is a good chance that there will be no updates to the main site next week. The Webmaster is being told that he will be working next weekend at his Real World Contract Job. Hey, it's overtime. :)

Speaking of which, the Webmaster met his recruiter last week and was asked if he wanted to go permanent. "HELL YES!" The Webmaster is not noted for his enjoyment of the contracting world.

The Webmaster is also front loading the Blog. This means that a number of entries won't be as timely as usual. Still, it beats unemployment.

Until Next Time...

Stay Angry!

March 15, 2015

Good day all. Another slow week here at Anger Central. We only had one rant come in. It's a good one though and we had to open an actual new category under "Things" called "Collectibles." You should see it in the RSS feeds.

The Webmasters Real World Job is progressing and he's taking on more and more. However, it is a contract and he won't hold his breath about it becoming a permanent role. Speaking of work, the Webmaster found that he has a pension exclusive of his 401K from his old company, and it' vested when he left, He's in the process of cashing it out in a lump sum, (and a nice lump, even with those evil Obama Taxes), it is. He has plans on investments, new toys and other fun things.

One of the things he planned to do with the money was buy the beautiful and wonderful Mrs. Webmaster a new Ifong 6+ boat paddle smartphone. However, she's already made arrangements with one of her friends to get one in China. Instead, he'll probably shower her with Diamonds or something.

Until next time...

Stay Angry!

March 8, 2015

Good day all. Did you remember to set your clocks forward one hour? Yes, it's that time of year, when, thanks to that screaming moonbat Ed Markey, that we all lose an hour out of our lives.

Also, the Angry Accountant has filed the taxes for the year. We heard the Webmaster is currently pricing tar and feathers.

The Webmaster also reports that the new Real World Job is moving along and he is slowly being given more duties. The down side is he has been told that he will have to share his cube for a week as a stack of vendors come in to help finish up the project he is on. There is a reason the Webmaster long ago determined that when he is under contract, never bring anything to work you can't carry out at the end of the day.

We just received our one and only rant of the week a few minutes ago. *sigh*

Well, the Webmaster is getting ready to write blog posts for the coming week. Here's one we think you will like.

Until next time...

Stay Angry!

March 1, 2015

This will be brief. The Webmaster has locked himself in the Anger Central Entertainment Center and is binge watching Season Three of Netflix's original series, House of Cards.

We have a team of specialists who will come in tomorrow and decontaminate the room.

Until next time...

Stay Angry!

February 22, 2015

Oh the joys of gainful employment! The Webmaster is now going full bore at his new Real World Job, now that his access issues have been squared away. He has been learning the ins and outs of the Apache Tomcat server on a Windows Platform, something he hasn't really dealt with in the past. He also received his first paycheck yesterday. (A live check? What happened to Direct Deposit? He did set that up with the new company) The only issue with the check, other then it being a live one, was the taxes taken out by the Commonwealth of Taxachusetts.

Speaking of taxes, the Webmaster has been working on his and Mrs. Webmasters taxes. It looks like for the first time ever, the Angry Webmaster is going to have to send the Infernal Revenue Service money. Not a lot, thankfully, especially since the Infernal Revenue Service will be stealing refunds from people who haven't signed up for Obamacare. All we can say is Turbotax is your friend, even if Intuit screwed up by changing the backend in order to make more money.

The Webmaster went nuts yesterday as indicated by this blog posting. It seems that he's just about had it with all the snow we've been getting this year. Frankly, he's not alone in his exhaustion. To be honest, we fully expect that the next moonbat who screams "Global Warming" is going to be lynched.

On the rants side of the house, we received a few this week including a rather lengthy one in the Families section. We could use more of course.

Until next time...

Stay Frosty Angry!

February 15, 2015

Good day all. Once again, we have been digging out from yet another foot of snow that we were told would never happen again. It's also freezing cold out there.

The Angry Systems Administrator ran off last night under cover of the storm and saw Kingsman: The Secret Service. He did a review on it this morning. he liked it.

We received a few rants late this week, so we assume some people were able to dig out from last weeks bout of Global Warming.

The webmaster reports that the new job is "Interesting." He has a lot to learn, however, he is also dealing with his network account being screwed up. Currently, he doesn't have the access he needs to do his job just yet. The job does look interesting, but not that difficult. The commute, however, was as bad as we all expected. The Webmaster has been averaging 1 hour each way, when normally it shouldn't take more than 30 minutes give or take.


Until next time...

Stay Angry!

February 8, 2015

Good day all. It looks like our ranters are still buried in the Global Warming we received over the last few weeks. We had no new postings come in. Oh well.

The Webmaster returns to gainful employment tomorrow, provided he doesn't get snowed in again. He's going to have to commute now, instead of working from home. He's also going to be contracting for a few months instead of having a permanent, (If there is such a thing these days), although this contract could go permanent in a few months. We shall see.

In any case, more global warming is coming so the Webmaster and all the others need to go out and clear the parking spaces at the Anger Central World headquarters.

Until Next Time...

Stay Angry!
(and warm if possible)

February 3, 2015

Good day all. Our apologies for the delay in posting, but between the Superbowl and the storms, along with the Webmaster's getting his paperwork in order for his new job, it's been a bit hectic. So without any further delay, here is last weeks rants, such as they are.

Until next time...

Stay Angry!
(And warm. It's damn cold out!)

January 25, 2015

Good day all. We had a number of posts this week, which sort of makes up for the previous 2 weeks of nothing.

The Webmaster has been going through all the things he needs to do for his new job. He's had his drug test, and due to the company, he is also required to have blood tests and a checkup before he can start. Due to the logistics, it's likely that the Webmaster will have to push off his start date by one week.

We're looking down the barrel of a "Historic blizzard" starting tomorrow. We are looking at two to three feet of snow by Wednesday. We are NOT looking forward to this. At least the Angry Groundskeeper has the Snowblower serviced and working, There is also an ugly rumor there might be another storm next weekend.


Well, it's time to make sure the Angry cafeteria is fully stocked with Beer and Bacon.

Until Next time...

Stay Angry!

January 18, 2015

Good evening everyone. For the second week, no new rants have come in. We're finding this rather odd considering the hits we're seeing on the site. We're having some problems believing the stats since traffic is a lot higher then normal. We don't think the Blog can be the sole reason for this. Oh well, maybe someone will complain this week.

On the job front, some good news. The Webmaster has landed a contract job in the healthcare industry. It's three months and then can be converted to full time employee. The Webmaster is glad for the job, but is a little concerned with the direction the job is taking. He can keep his options open and see how the job proceeds. The Webmaster has to get a few medical tests, a criminal background check and he's going for his drug test next week.

On a more personal matter, the Angry Webmaster is now a great uncle. The Angry Niece had a baby boy last week. Mom and Son are doing well.

Until next time...

Stay Angry!
(And post about it here please)

January 11, 2015

Good day all. First, absolutely no rants came in this week. We are most unhappy.

On the Great Job Search, the Webmaster was contacted by a headhunter about a job that is a bit of a step backwards, but has the potential for major growth and damn good pay. It's also a company the Webmaster is familiar with and would like to work for. No, we won't be naming it as is our policy. (Need to protect the employees of Anger Central from Corporate retaliation) The Webmaster is starting to see an uptick in job postings, both permanent and contract. Obviously his preferences are to a permanent position.

We also renewed the Angry.net domain for another 5 years. It wasn't due to expire until the end of the year, but we just decided tog et it out of the way now. It wasn't cheap, so feel free to hit the Paypal icon and send is a few Shekels.

The Webmaster has been posting up a storm on the blog the last week. We think it's safe to say that the Speaker of the House won't be happy with one of the posts.

All in all, it was a dull week last week, other than the serious temperature hikes due to Global Warming. Oh Wait! Sorry, hypothermia was the real issue last week.

Oh well.

Until next time...

Stay Angry!

January 4, 2015

Happy New Year one and all! The Webmaster was able to attend a new years party for the first time in 5 years. The reason for this is that he no longer has a job. :(

The Webmaster has spoken to a couple of companies and headhunters, but is not holding his breath.

On the systems front, we didn't have all that many posts this year. We've seen a major downturn over the years, probably due to people thinking the site isn't "l33t" and loaded with bells and whistles. Hey! Neither is Craig's list!

All in all, 2014 sucked and 2015 is off to a crappy start. Perfect for the cynicism that is the Angry Webmaster.

So, until next time...

Stay Angry!

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