This page is meant to keep all our angry fans informed about the goings on here
at Anger Central
December 15, 2002
The husband of a co-worker of the Webmaster's passed away last week. Anger
Central offers our deepest condolences to our Telecom Destruction Bunny*
and hope that she will be alright.
The webmaster is planning on a trip to China in February of next year. When we
leave the web site add page will be shut down for about 3 weeks.
And speaking of vacations, looks like we have another mandatory one coming up at
the end of the month. Details will follow.
* Telecom Destruction Bunny is our fun name for the manager
of the telecom group where the webmaster works. Her group is the most efficient
of the telecom groups in the company.
November 18, 2002
A few things...
Once again the webmaster has been told he is taking a vacation. The company he
slaves for has decided to shut down for 2 weeks over Thanksgiving and Christmas/new years.
If you don't have any vacation time? TOUGH! Fortunately the webmaster has
sufficient time to cover for this. We will probably shut down the Add page
during our time off.
Also, we received a posting regarding the 9/11 attack. The poster said in the
first line, "I highly doubt this will reach the pages of Anger Central, but I'll try anyway"
Well, you are right, but for the wrong reasons. You seemed to be making a
statement, not venting anger. Also you were all over the map with different
subjects. Try simplifying it and reposting. We want to hear what you are angry
about. At first glance it looked like you were angry at the media for
overplaying the 9/11 attack. Then you seemed to Tee off on G.W. Bush. Please be
more concise, and a lot angrier. :)
November 3, 2002
We have been getting a lot of postings using SMS shorthand. For instance,
"u r stupd". While this is fine for a short message sent on an SMS
capable cell phone, it isn't acceptable here, especially when we have to go
through a page of this gunk and try to decipher it. We have decided that if we
can't read through it quickly, it isn't going up.
On the other side, we just received a very nice rant. Normally we just glance
through them but this time we sat down and actually read through it. We think
you might like it.
October 26, 2002
We have gotten a large number of posts, probably from the same person
ranting about Arthur Godfrey. The only Arthur Godfrey we know of died decades
ago. From the posts we gather he is some sort of entertainer. Any information
would be welcome.
October 23, 2002
In one of the more asinine decision from the webmaster's company, he and all
others in his position were told to turn in their cell phones. The decision was
made that only salaried people in his department will need a cell phone. This
ranks right down there with their moronic decision to move the webmaster from
salaried to hourly then refuse to allow overtime. These two decisions have
caused great difficulties for the webmaster and others who work with him. His
job requires him to be constantly moving about several buildings. Well his
company is not noted for it's enlightened management style.
October 18, 2002
Well the webmaster has good news. He has paid off the loan on his Jeep 2 1/2
years early! To celebrate he went and bought himself a new laptop. Hey guy,
we're trying to show a profit here!
(The angry manager)
September 29, 2002
Well it seems the Add page form broke. We stopped getting rants around
6:00PM EST on 9/27. We tested another site we maintain and found it was also
having a problem. We contacted support, but they had gone home. If you are
reading this the problem has been corrected. It was on the server end with
something we don't have access to.
A follow up...The ISP we use out sources the web services. The found that this
provider had upgraded the servers without testing or notification. The ISP
admins were forced to go in themselves and correct the problems.
September 23, 2002
Well we're back from vacation, and it's back to the slave pits where the
webmaster works. We're sure the pent up demand is just waiting to flood into
Anger Central. Try not to drown us please. ;)
We've also started overhauling the Company Store.
Basically we blew away all the old links and directories and started a new site
with a single page. We'll be working on it over the next few months/years.
Meanwhile head on in and bounce over to Amazon.com.
September 14, 2002
We're going on an enforced vacation this week. The company that the
webmaster works for has decreed that everyone will take 40 hours off by the end
of September. The webmaster is lucky in that he has the time saved up and will
be paid. Some people don't. One of these days the webmaster will need to do a
rant on just what a crummy company he works for.
He didn't sign up with them, he was forcibly joined when the company he
originally worked for was sold to them. So, he has closed the Add page for the
time being. It will be back up in a week.
August 10, 2002
Well the warranty hard drive has come in and we are displeased with it. It's
a remanufactured model, not a new one and it's already making funny noises.
We're going to let this one fail too and take it back and demand a brand new
July 20, 2002
The failing hard drive has been replaced. While the old 18gig SCSI drive is
under warranty we decided to move up to a 36gig SCSI. This is a Seagate 10000
RPM model, (the 18gig one was an IBM model also 10000 RPM). We have noticed a
big difference in the two drives. Our guess is the old one has been failing for
some time now. The new one is much quieter and far more responsive. Once we get
the replacement for the old one we're going to slap that in. 50+ gigs is very
And we have reopened the Add page too.
July 15, 2002
We are in the process of losing a hard drive on our primary computer. (It's
making "I'm about to crash hard" noises). Because of this we have done
an early update and closed the add page for a couple of days. The new hard drive
should be in by Wednesday July 17, and we are going to make a ghost image of the
system. When the new drive is in we can just dump the image back on it and be up
and running in a mater of a couple of hours. However, Murphy may raise his
fearsome head and really screw us over. So we are making daily backups of all
critical files. Still, with the volume of mail we get on this web site, it would
be irresponsible to risk losing any good rants. We should be back up by Thursday
June 30, 2002
Well the webmaster's sister is married. He may post pictures from the
wedding, or not. He is mightily annoyed at the photographer, a strikingly
beautiful blonde, who decided to have a major blonde moment when she arrived.
She said "Hi! I'm the photographer here for your daughter's
wedding!" The webmaster gave the photographer a very icy look and stated
"I do not have any children, and my sister is three years younger then I
am." From what the webmaster described to us the photographer was greatly
embarrassed. The webmaster was not able to take advantage of this due to the
presence of her husband. *wink*
(Yeah, the webmaster would do something like that. The
June 20, 2002
We're closing the Add page for a few days. The webmaster's sister is getting
married on June 22 and he will be way to busy guarding the groom so he can't
escape. We'll reopen it Sunday or Monday.
June 8, 2002
We're reactivating the Page O' Links. The first link leads off to a new site
that would be perfect for those of you who want to "discuss" things in
great volume and length.
May 26, 2002
|Ahh, nothing like a vacation...even when you weren't planning one? The
company the webmaster works for announced last week that all the IT people have
to take 40 hours off by the 17th of June. Needless to say no one has any time to
prepare for this. The webmaster had some time set aside for a vacation. He was
thinking of traveling overseas to meet someone. Those plans just went out the
window. This company pulled the same stunt last year. Word of advice, don't work
for a contract manufacturer. They live to screw their employees.
May 18, 2002
Ok, looks like we have all or at least most of the links repaired. We have
reopened the add page. If you find any other dead links let us know.
May 12, 2002
We have a lot of broken links. We've shut down the Add page while we try to
fix them. Please send the URL of any broken links to email@example.com.
We've been trying to repair them for the last few days. We may have to
delete a lot of stuff if we can't repair it.
- May 11, 2002
Well we got another person screaming about something and they mentioned
the "Dirty Word". Yep they called this site a "Discussion
board". Their rant went right into the bit bucket. We are not and never
have been a discussion web.
- April 21, 2002
Anger Central had a DSL line installed. Finally, no more dial up
- April 15, 2002
TAX TIME!! Yep, it's that time of year again in the US when we have to
shell out our hard earned money and give it to the criminal class running
this country. Well there should be a few rants coming in on that. this week.
On another note, we are seeing long rants coming in that are getting
cropped. We aren't sure if this is a problem with the add page or if it is
something else. We will be investigating.
- March 19, 2002
We have reopened the Add page after about a week
of down time. The webmaster is feeling a lot better, and the sutures have
been removed. He's going to have to go back for follow-up visits for a while
but it appears that everything is A-OK.
- March 10, 2002
We have temporarily closed the Add page. The
webmaster really isn't feeling up to going through and posting all the rants
that come in. He had a complication with the surgery he had a few days ago.
He's going to be fine, but he really isn't nice to be around. The Add page
should be back up in a week or so.
We have gotten a few complaints about Rants not being listed. Please
remember that we may have put them somewhere else on the site. That is what
the search page is for. It actually works rather
- March 7, 2002
Can we say OUCH??? Sure we can!!! The webmaster is home from work today.
This morning he went in for some surgery on his gum. It seems he has a
slight recession problem and grafts had to be done. As he was doing this
update the Novocain wore off. Man is he a miserable person when he is
hurting! Would someone please shoot him and put him out of our misery? The
Angry Systems Administrator
- February 23, 2002
We received a rant this week regarding President Bush. Normally we would
have posted it, but this one just went over the top. The poster is so
obviously full of hatred towards the entire Bush family, and so blindingly
ignorant that we decided we just couldn't post it. His ravings would have
been more at home on the Racists,
bigots and other morons page, but that page is for losers
posting about groups, not individuals. The only thing this poster didn't do was
make a flat out threat against the life of President Bush. Because of what
this person wrote we just couldn't bring ourselves to put it up. It is
extremely rare for Anger Central to do this, but once in a great while we
just feel we have to. Hopefully the poster will grow up, pull his/her head
out of that dark, warm, most and smelly place it now resides and will take a
look at the real world for a change. Everyone has an opinion. We've posted
ours as Notes from Anger Central. What this bozo sent in would have required
5 pages to rebut. That or a 2"x4" to the back of the head.
- February 3, 2002
We have activated the Racists,
bigots and other morons page. Links are at the bottom of all
pages and we will be adding it to the menu at the top as we move update the
Today is the Superbowl. Go Patriots!!
- January 27, 2002
The new page dedicated to Racists,
bigots and other morons is progressing nicely. Primarily we are
moving rants from other sections over to this new page. A lot of this is a judgment
call to be sure and we are trying to be as fair and accurate as we can.
Still it is up albeit a beta page. Fee free to visit it.
- January 20, 2002
The new page is starting to come together. We are in the process of moving
old posts to it. Of course since this is such a large site we will miss a
few. I'm sure people will let us know when we do. :) Just remember to
include the url so we can track it down quickly.The page hasn't been linked
in to the main navigation menu's yet, but you may glance at it by following
the link in the earlier news blurb
- January 19, 2002
Anger Central has decided to create a new page. This page is titled Racists, bigots and other Morons.
We have gotten tired of people venting about Armenians, Jews, blacks, whites
etc. and have decided to create a separate page just for this. We're sure
that there are plenty of really stupid people who will post to it.
In the same vein, there have been a number of postings about Armenians. We
have no idea why some jerk(s) feel they have to insult these people. Because
this isn't a discussion web we haven't been posting rebuttals. To those
posting them, please understand that Anger Central does NOT agree with these
morons, we just don't want to become a venue for a flame war. We know just
how stupid these bozo's are.
And to the bozo's in question: If you feel like trying to burn a cross on
our front lawn please be advised that we have firearms and like using nazi's
and their ilk for target practice.
- January 6, 2002
The ISP we use decided to change mails servers around 12pm local time to
a new server. This server uses POP3 SSL protocols. What this means is that
the mail programs the webmaster prefers stopped polling mail. The ISP listed
instructions on supported mail applications, but the webmaster hates Outlook
(Anger Central uses Forte's Agent and Pegasus mail) The Angry Systems
Administrator went looking for a solution to the problem and discovered a
simple app called stunnelw. He spent a day learning how it works then
setting it up. Mail is now going through again, but most of the postings
between 12:01pm EST 1/01/2002 and 9:52am EST 1/05/2002 are considered lost.
Please repost them if you don't see them in the next update.
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