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I've been everywhere That was the title of a hit country-and-western song from the late 1950's, originally sung by Hank Snow, and made famous by Johnny Cash. I resemble that! My 26-year career in the Air Force took me to more than sixty nations on five continents - sometimes only for a few minutes, other times for as long as four years at a time. In all that travel, I also managed to find the perfect partner, help rear three children, earn more than 200 hours of college credit, write more than 3000 reports, papers, documents, pamphlets, and even a handful of novels, take about 10,000 photographs, and met a huge crowd of interesting people. I use this weblog and my personal website here to document my life, and discuss my views on subjects I find interesting.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

"What happened to Rantburg?"

Got this question in one of the comments. The truth is, I don't know. I just know it's down. I'm assuming that it was hacked, battered, and bloodied. Fred's probably under the hood right now, tinkering, cleaning up the cesspool leavings of the script kiddies that visited, fumigating the place and setting everything in order. The O-Club will need new carpets, new waitresses/waiters (shorter skirts/thinner shirts, depending upon taste), a new menu, and new management. We'll keep the barkeep - he's ok! The sinktrap needs fumigating, and whatever remains in there flushed to a toxic waste dump somewhere beyond the boundaries of MY state! Fred needs to hire a new bouncer, also - I recommend Erik Broadaxe XIV, if he's available. Axe supplied at no extra charge.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OP, this was the response of one of the Rantburg moderators to my anguished query on 2/1/06,

"Yes, we got hacked. No, I don't know who, but whoever it was knew what they were doing.

Fred, badanov, 3dc, and .com are working on it, talkin' all kinds of technobabble that's way above my pay grade."

I sent off an envelope with beer money in it to keep them going, all except .com, who'll provide his own Earl Grey anyhow...

Just so you know at least as much as I do. ;-)

9:53 PM  

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