Friday, December 31, 2004

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Clarkville is Back up

Just an update-
The new Clarkville is back up and running.
Check it out:


Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Website Problems...

Clarkville is temporarily down due to some server problems. Hopefully it will be back up and fully functioning tomorrow.

Details on my little shoulder mishap (see post below) are coming soon.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

My Painful Christmas Present's dislocated (click on the pic above for a bigger one).Posted by Hello

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Merry Christmas!

I'll be in Colorado this next week skiing and visting relitives. I should be back next week, so have a great Christmas! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

I'm a Supergeek!!!

This is awesome-

Geektest result for Clark Crane:

54.24063% Geek...Classified as Supergeek

Dang! Only 0.75937% away from being a ExremeGeek.
Oh well, I guess I need to lean a few more programing lanugages.

Take your own comprehensive Geek Test!


Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Dognose Heaven

I do sometimes wonder about what this world is coming to.

Need a timewaster? Try this one out and don't have too much fun.

Those who have noticed the decaying of Clarkville in recent months, I will do a renivation over winter break if I'm not to busy stragling myself trying to install Mandrake 10.1.

LCLC Productions (dont worry, new site coming soon...I hope) is in dire need of a plot. If you have any ideas, PLEASE let me know.

I got another batch of gmail invites if anybody is interestind, just drop me an email.

Not much else to talk about. Hasta luego-


Wednesday, December 01, 2004


Ken Jennings fianlly lost. It had to happen sometime, and as predicted, it was last night. 74 Consecutive won games totaling $2.52 Million....I don't think he's comlaining too much.

Tounight is Tom Brokaw's last night as anchor of NBC Nightly News. Brokaw started here in LA and has been around's too bad to see him go.

This is pretty awesome. Thanks, Karl for the link.

Got any plot ideas for a movie? LCLC Productions wants to hear from you! Drop me an email if you have any ideas.

Not much else to say...I'll update soon.


Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Why did the Turkey Cross the Road?

Because it was the chicken's day off, of course.

Time to get in the Thanksgiving spirit by shooting some turkeys. That’s right, here is a screensaver that lets you shoot out those wild turkeys. There's even sound effects.

Did you see that wild Pistons-Paces fight? If not, here's a video. Pretty gnarly if you ask me. They got some pretty stern suspensions (I crack myself up). There's already two lawsuits filed by fans, and I wouldn't be surprised if we see more.

Ready for Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving) sales? Check out this site to stay posted on the slick deals.

That's about it for now.


btw- For those simpletons out there who didn't get the "stern" thing, David Stern is the commissioner of the NBA.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Time Wasting Links

Wow....this is pretty awesome. The stick figure can't get much better than that.

Or can it?

Don't forget to get your soda from the Virtual Soda Machine.

Or, virtual bubble wrap, for that matter.

And we have to break Bill Gates's darkest secret.

Yep, you guessed it, I'm pretty bored.


Wednesday, November 10, 2004

4 Days of Freedom!

Wow....It's kind of nice to sit down and write a post not having to worry about a bunch of other stuff I have to get done. Its been a while since I've been able to sit down, relax, install a new GUI X-System enviroment on Slackware 10, and watch the Lakers lose pittafully.

Firefox 1.0 Final Release is out. Download the "browser you can trust" NOW! Quit using IE, your just asking for a crapload of spyware and trojans.

Check it out....It's still under construction and really bad right now. JLouCrew (Jonathon and Louise's (my sister's) wedding site) will be fully comopleted by Sunday (I hope).

Halo 2 came out yesterday. Have you pirated your copy yet?

Check this site out, it's pretty awesome. Oh, and be sure to watch the Powerbook Paintball.

The Star Wars Episode III trailer can be seen for free on the Star Wars website. It's pretty cool.

Now, this is just plain awesome.

Thats if for now-


Saturday, October 30, 2004

Saturday's Links

Here are a few links for you to kill some time with-

Halloween's scariest costumes- What is this world coming to?
The President's one-fingered victory salute- Hmmm...
Does God hate Bush? Interesting...
John Edward's hair fiasco- He just can't seem to get it the way he wants it.
Words to live by- Something to always remember.
Which OS fits your personality best? I was OS X, Casey was Windows 95...go figure.
Snowflake Wedding- My sister and future bro in law's wedding Blog (Note- Still under construction)

Hope you had fun killing time.


Monday, October 25, 2004

I'm Back

For those of you wondering if (1) I died or (2) I gave up on all of this internet stuff. Sorry to say that I did neither. I'm still alive and well (I hope) and still continuing to flourish in my geekish ways.
Last week we (finally) moved to our new house in Lancaster and weren’t able to get phone, TV, or internet (cable) for A WEEK. As my dad put it so well, "It's those stupid bureaucrats."
That was a pretty deadly week...I was forced to sit here, teach myself Flash, and brush up on my "mad programin' skillz".

Well, that’s it for now, I'll update later, and always remember...

Friday, October 08, 2004

Good to be in DC!

Check it out...It's the new Jibjab Election 2004 parody. Not quite as funny as This Land, but still, a pretty good follow-up.

The Debates just finished. Intesting debate...It'll take me a while to get a good opinion formed, but I can tell you for sure that I'm on a No-Carb diet:
No Cheney Ashcroft Rumsfeld Bush.

There are a few Gmail invites left (stupid Gmail keeps giving me more), just drop me an email if you want one.

LCLC Prodctions is still accepting donations, see eailer post.

Band goes on their first field show competition tomarow...that should be interesting.

Dodgers need some help. They better win at home tomarow, or else...well, lets not go there.

Welp, thats it for now...ttyl, or mabye ttml (talk to myslef later) fits better.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Thursday's Tech News

Thursday's tech news brought to you by Leo Laporte:

Listen to The Laporte Report on podcast. Mp3 version, click here.

The dark side of Moon was seen for first time on this day in 1959. American Bandstand premiered in 1957. The MPAA adopted the film rating system in 1968. Adam Rich was arrested for stealing hypodermic needles in 1991.

Happy Birthday physicist Neils Bohr, 1885 and Bishop Desmond Tutu, 1931. John Cougar Mellencamp is 53.

  1. The Senate Judiciary Committe votes on the Induce Act this afternoon. The highly controversial bill, created by and for the RIAA, makes fundamental changes to the copyright law, making it illegal to distribute any product that can be used to steal music or movies - that means Kazaa and Morpheus, of course, but also DVD recorders, CD burners, and even the iPod. This bill would jeopardize the entire consumer electronic industry. If it’s voted out of committee the Senate is expected to take it up after the November election recess. Contact your member of Congress today.
  2. Stern’s doing it. As expected, the syndicated radio shock jock announced Wednesday that he’s moving the lucrative program to satellite radio provider Sirius starting January 1, 2006. The five year, multimillion dollar deal is a big blow to Infinity broadcasting, Stern’s current employer, and an even bigger boost for Sirius. There’s a giant ad for Sirius on Stern’s site saying “some things should be censored, just not your radio.” Sirius says the show will cost $100 million a year to produce.
  3. Microsoft has released a patch and a scan tool for TV Media, a piece of spyware that was causing Service Pack 2 to blue screen. Spyware seems to be the number one cause of SP-2 issues and Microsoft is recommending scanning for spyware before attempting the upgrade.
  4. Microsoft also warned webmasters this morning of a flaw in ASP.NET that could give attackers access to password protected areas of web sites. There is no fix as yet for the bug which affects 2.9 million active sites.
  5. Vice President Cheney slipped when he sent debate viewers to Tuesday night. It’s for one thing. For another, the dot-com site now sends surfers to financier George Soros’s anti-Bush site. Frankly, is not much better. It does point out some inaccuracies in John Edwards’s debate claims, but it’s harder on the Vice President.
  6. Amazon launched Google competitor A9 last week. Turnabout is fair play. Google is putting book pages online, ala Amazon. lets you search through the handful of books they now have online, but they’re soliciting publishers for more.
  7. Netscape founder Marc Andreesen told the Web 2.0 conference yesterday that he expects Microsoft to take aim at Mozilla and Apple’s Safari real soon now. “If I were them I’d take another look, and I would see how I could screw with other people’s businesses with this monopoly (I) have,” he said.
  8. Just when you thought the DVD camcorder was dead, Sony, Sharp, and Panasonic have announced they’ll offer camcorders with 15GB Blu-ray DVD recorders built-in some time next year. The cameras would likely be aimed at the HD prosumer crowd. Give me a hard drive instead.
  9. Skype says it’s going to target businesses next with its free peer-to-peer Internet telephony software. Skype for Business will include expanded conference calling, SkypePlus voice mail and SkypeIn, for receiving calls from POTS phones.
  10. Jib Jab’s new video, Dixie, premieres on Leno tonight then will be available online at In addition to this years presidential candidates, the 80 second animated film features John Ashcroft, Dan Rather, Michael Moore, Rush Limbaugh and Jane Fonda. Atom films is stocking up on bandwidth even as we speak. [Awesone!!!]
I'll update later, but for now I'm out like Bush in November :)

Friday, October 01, 2004

Happy Birthday!

Happy belated 1st birthday, Emma!

-From Uncle Clark Posted by Hello

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Help out LCLC Productions

Want to help LCLC Productions movies be even better? You can! All you have to do is make a small donation.

A problem we've struggled with on all of our movies is audio quality. So we decided to take action, and are planning on purchasing an overhead filming microphone. The mic we are going to get is can be seen here. It is a great mic at a great price, and you can help us out. Just email me, and we'll work out the details.

But wait...that's not all! (I've always wanted to say that) If you donate within the next two weeks, I can [almost] guarantee you a reduced price on past, present, and future LCLC Productions movie purchases, so donate today!


Gmail invites are still avalible; let me know if you want one!

Clarkville should be ad-free turns out 100Webspace's servers are in Florida and I guess they didn't hold up so well against the hurricanes.

It's a little late, but at least I got it up. Posted by Hello

Thursday, September 23, 2004


Clarkville is temporarily back. By temporarily I mean the ads and unfinished new pages will be gone and finished when I get a better host.

I still have Gmail Invites and need to get rid of them. So, please, ask me for one.

Not much is new. School has been your normal busy, boring school, and life has been your normal busy, semi-boring life.
I'm really tired now, so I'll sign off for now, and update later.

Sunday, September 19, 2004


Clarkville is down again.

Free hosts just ain't what they used to be.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

I'm a Big Fat Liar

Not really, I’m just a very confused person right now.

Forget everything I said in the last post (about the host situation). My host is still 100WebSpace. I spoke before I acted and then signed up under FR&T, and it didn't work and....yeah, you get the picture. So, I know nothing about FR&T hosting except that they are supposed to be good.

Please don't ask because you are confused. I am just as, if not more, confused as you are.

Gmail Invites from me are still available. Just let me know if you are yearning for Gmail. (Sorry, I'm a bit link happy today)

Well, as soon as I "un-confuse" myself, I'll be sure to update.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Another Day, Another Host...

Clarkville has a new host (again). I’ve gone through four in the past two days. It’s amazing how much you have to search and fight to find a decent free host that fits your needs. My new favorite is FR&T hosting (Click on “Free Trials” to sign up for a free account. It makes no sense, but trust me, it works). I know- it’s a really stupid name, but from what I hear, they are a really good host (of course that’s what I heard about the past three, so we’ll see). If you don’t like FR&T and still want a free host, check out this site. It has some pretty good reviews on free web hosts.
Clarkville has been updated and is up and running perfectly (I hope).

Last night was marching band’s first [attempt at a] field show. Let’s just say that there is room for improvement.

If anybody wants a Gmail invite, let me know. I have a few left, and feel the need to be nice and get rid of them.

That’s about it for now. I’ll update later.

I really need to find a new closing line.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Clarkville is Back

Clarkville is finally back. It's been updated and is up and running perfectly.

My old host (000k) wasn't cooperating with me very well, so I decided to change hosts (yes...again). My new host is 100Freewebspace, and so far they've been great.

School started today. Joy.
Since I don't feel much like typing tonight, you'll get my spiel on that tomorrow.

Friday, September 03, 2004

Clarkville...Where are you?

Clarkville is still down. It was up for about an hour yesterday, but I couldn't update it, and it disappeared again soon after. I guess they are still trying to relocate (see below post). Well, I guess all we can do is wait until my host gets themselves together again. I'll be sure to let you know when Clarkville is back up for good.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Clarkville Status Update

"Unfortunately for 000k and our users, our server provider Angelnetworkz went under, taking off our servers. We are rushing to set up the servers once again at another datacenter with full backups of user sites. This downtime is much regretted."
-Ashwin Sanghi, 000k

So thats it. Hopefully Clarkville will be back soon.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Clarkville Servers Down

Just FYI-
My host for Clarkville (000k) is currently down. They have been for the past 19 hours or so and I have no idea when they'll get their servers back up. So, if you found your way here, you know why you can't get on Clarkville. I'll update when it's back up.

Monday, August 30, 2004

The Internet Turns 35

Thirty-five years after computer scientists at UCLA linked two bulky computers using a 15-foot gray cable, testing a new way for exchanging data over networks, what would ultimately become the Internet remains a work in progress. Read More

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Thursday's Straightaway

Sorry I haven't updated in a while....I've been pretty lazy, and there's really nothing to talk about. After all, its summer, what do you expect?

Band Camp started on Monday. It's pretty hot, painful (sunburns), and can be considered enjoyable when you know what your doing (which, for freshmen, is not very often).

I recently installed SP2 for XP. It works great on my systems with no conflicts with any apps (yet). It has a lot of new security features and some other cool stuff, so I recommend that you update today.

Like I said, there's not much to talk about, so I'll leave you with some "weird news" storis of the day:

  • St. Louis consultant fired after claims of supernatural powers, CEO says
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Maybe David Levin should have seen it coming: An economic development group fired him as a consultant over concern that his self-professed psychic powers were interfering with his work. Full Story
  • Pennsylvania legislator hosptalized for hiccups
    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Some politicians can't stop talking; one Pennsylvania pol couldn't stop hiccuping. But the state lawmaker has now beaten the affliction after weeks in the hospital. Full Story
  • Police find missing truck driver
  • WOODSTOCK, N.B. (CP) - More than a week after thieves in New Brunswick made off with about 50,000 cans of Moosehead Beer from the back of a transport trailer, police have tracked down the truck's driver in Ontario. Full Story
  • Vampire flies to the rescue
  • AFTER STRUGGLING to take down a suspect, Police Chief Julian Fantino was thankful at least one Toronto vampire doesn't sleep during the day. Self-described vampire Baron Marcus did his best Buffy the Vampire Slayer imitation Sunday, jumping in to help the chief and another officer as they struggled to secure a man who was allegedly taking pictures of small children. Full Story
  • 350-year-old pear tree falls to ground
  • STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - It stood for 350 years, bearing fruit for a dozen generations, but strong winds finally brought down what is believed to be the oldest pear tree in Scandinavia. Full Story

    Monday, August 23, 2004

    lol....that's Google's best yet. Posted by Hello

    Tuesday, August 17, 2004 that a view or what? (This pic is acout 6 mo. old...there's no snow on the ground now) Posted by Hello

    G'day from Colorado

    Howdee doo, I'm in Colorado in a cabin setteled in the beuatiful mountians of the Grand Mesa. Wow...this is an awesome view, I'll try to post some pictures later.

    On Friday "Karl and the Nearly Barenaked Ladies" came in as a runner-up in the Karaoke finals. He sung "One Week", and if you think about his group name and the who the artist of "One Week" is for a little while, you might get it. I'll post some pics as soon as I get them. He one a cash prize of $50...enough to cover an IMAX viewing of Harry Potter 3 in Vegas on Sun.

    Watching the Olympics? The US is actually doing halfway decent, which is pretty cool.

    Not much else to say right now, I might update later and might not...depends on how stable my connection is :)

    Tuesday, August 10, 2004

    Tuesday's Tech News

    +There's a serious security flaw in AOL's Instant Messenger (AIM) that could give a hacker access to an unknowing user's computer. AOL has yet to patch the bug.

    +Not to be left out of all of the SP2 buzz for Windows, Apple is shipping a 43 megabyte update to OS X today along with a separate security update that patches handling of PNG images. Mac OS 10.3.5 improves Bluetooth performance and updates video drivers. Software update will pull down the updates automatically.

    +A nasty virus has been spreading fast since yesterday. The Bagel variant usually has the words price or price quote in the body of the message, the attached file contains the virus and will infect your machine if you open it.

    +Can't wait until the 25th for SP2? It's now being distributed on the peer-to-peer file sharing networks, like Kaaza, BearShare and Grokster. It's probably better to wait until it's available on Windows Update later this month. It's a 272 meg download from the file sharing networks and will be much smaller from Windows Update because you will only download the parts of the update that you need. If you must, the full version is now available from Microsoft directly.

    +Intel has pushed the launch date for the 4GHz Pentium IV ahead to early 2005. Meanwhile, there are severe shortages for the 3.6GHz Prescott.

    That's about it for today...check back later!

    Friday, August 06, 2004

    Windows XP SP2: Coming to a PC Near You

    After many delays, today Microsoft finally wrapped up development on a long-awaited security update to Windows XP, dubbed Service Pack 2 (SP2). You can read the full CNET News story here.

    On Monday, I finally got my braces off (a year later than expected, but hey, they're off...I'm not complaining). It was pretty nice for the first 24 hours, but then they slapped some retainers on me and the joy wore off pretty fast.

    I found this pretty entertaining and funny. It'll keep you busy for a while.

    I updated the “Photo Gallery” on Clarkville. It now has thumbnails, which are probably helpful, and some new and updated pics. Also, you can get a seek peak of "Where's the Cream Filling?" with some exclusive snapshots.

    Well, there's not much else to talk about, except for the fact that I'm extremely bored and there is nothing to talk about. When I find something, I'll be sure to let you know.

    Sunday, August 01, 2004

    Ain't Going Down 'til The Sun Comes Up

    That was the song that earned Karl Stutelberg (my Bro-in-law) a third place in the semi-finals and qualification for the Route 66 Bar and Grill karaoke finals. To answer the most prevalent question on your mind right now, yes my brother-in-law sings karaoke (and he's pretty good, too). So, if you want to watch him in the finals for a chance to win $500, come on down to the Route 66 Bar and Grill in Canyon Country (Santa Clarita) on Friday, August 13. The competition starts at 11pm.

    What does the first place team in the NL West do when they are playing great ball and in first place? They hall off and trade half of their star players on the team. That's exactly what the Dodgers did.
    Lo Duca, Mota, Encarnacion, Martin, and Roberts are gone. I'll say it again for you secluded folks who haven’t herd yet: the Dodgers traded Lo Duca, Mota, Encarnacion, Martin, and Roberts.
    That was a real smart move.
    Why? Nobody knows. (Well, except De Poesta...maybe)
    The Dodgers acquired Brad Penny and Hee-Seop Choi from the Marlins and Steve Finley and Brent Mayne from Arizona.

    We finally finalized a trailer for "Where's The Cream Filling?" You can find a link on the Clarkville homepage.

    On Saturday Louis, Casey, Karl (my bro in law) and Jon (my future bro in law) saw Napoleon Dynamite. All I can say is, "Heck Yes!" (You had to see the movie). It was mega low budget, and equally awesome.

    That’s about it for now.

    Wednesday, July 28, 2004

    Summer School is Done!

    <>For me at least (If we took the final today we don't have to go tomarow...I'm still trying to figure out why half the people want to take it tomarow, after all, even the teacher said it was so easy you didn't have to study. Oh well, just another mystery of the universe.).

    Not much to talk about exept the Democratic Convention which, for you sake, I won't get into right now.

    On the subject of politics, check this out. A lot of you have probably seen it, but for those that havn't, it's worth the 3.7 meg me.

    I was bored, so here are some other "interesting" (true) news stories for you

    Legend grows around giant hog reportedly killed on Georgia plantation
    ALAPAHA, Ga. (AP) - Around these parts, they are calling it Hogzilla: a 3.6-metre-long wild hog recently killed on a plantation and now quickly becoming a part of local legend.

    -American woman's postcard to mother takes 37 years to arrive
    SEELYVILLE, Penn. (AP) - A woman vacationing in New Jersey 37 years ago popped a postcard into the mail and it just arrived at her mother's house in Pennsylvania.

    -Texas teenager finds marijuana joint in McDonald's frozen yogurt
    SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) - A teenager says she found a partially smoked marijuana joint in her frozen yogurt parfait at a McDonald's in south Texas.

    -American engineer golfs across Mongolia, one stroke at a time
    NEW YORK (AP) - Andre Tolme has just finished a round of golf with an eagle on the 18th hole. But his score was 506.

    That should keep you busy for a while. Have fun...I'll update later.

    Friday, July 23, 2004

    A few Things...

    I don't have much time, because we're going to start filming for "Cream Filling", but I thought you might find these pretty interesting:

    -You can now drink your Krispy Kreme. Yes, you can now order your favorite doughnut in frozen drink form, including frozen original kreme, raspberry, latte, double chocolate, and many more.

    -Staples has a 2 for 1 deal on Bic Z4 pens. I highly recommend the Z4 as a gel pen, and you can read the full review in the upcoming "Louis and Clark's 2005 Pen Review". Stay tuned for updates on that, as well.

    -When I was at Staples, I also noticed that Parker released a new Pro Ballpoint: The Parker Reflex. I had to try it...after all it was a new parker; those don't come out very often. The Reflex was by far the BEST ballpoint that I have ever tried.

    Well, got to get to least you probably found one point interesting.

    Monday, July 19, 2004

    LCLC Productions Announcement

    The Following is an official announcement from LCLC Productions:

    LCLC Productions will be producing a new upcoming movie entitled "Where's the Cream Filling" starring Clark Crane as Thomas Hampton, a CEO of a pen company; Louis Lucero II as Jacquelyn [Last name not determined], a conniving secretary; Casey Mitsch as Raphael [Last name not determined], a milkman; Aaron Wild as Jeeves [No last name], a butler/bodyguard; and finally Luke Spaulding and Carlos Lucero as Detectives [Names undetermined] investigating a murder case.

    I can't tell you too many details abouty the plot for 3 reasons: (1) I don't know if I'm allowed to, (2) I don't know too many details besides the first scene, and (3) I don't feel like typing anymore than I have to. I can tell you that it involves suspense, murder, comedy, and Twinkies. That should get most of you hooked right away.

    There is a trailer out there, but it's not online yet, so check back for a link.

    The movie is due out sometime before Halloween.

    I really hope that I was allowed to say all of that. More details to come.

    Friday, July 16, 2004


    This is pretty cool...apperently iPower Blogger (my blogging tool) has added some neat new featres.
    Well , Martha Stewart has been sentenced to five months in a Federal prison, five months house arrest, and $30,000.00 in fines. You can read the story here.    I express my feelings of sympathy to Louis because he was a very big Martha Stewart fan.
    Bad and bad news (with one spec of good) on the Laker subject.  While Jackson, Shaq and Fisher are gone, at least Kobe resigned.  [UPDATE: I just heard that Payton is considering not resigning.]
    Google has bought Picasa and is giving the application away now. Picasa, from what I understand, is essentially iPhoto for Windows.  Picasa's photo sharing program, Hello, is also free. Hello has hooks to another Google acquisition, Blogger.
    A Seattle judge has struck down a state law forbidding the sale of violent video games to minors, saying the law violated the first amendment.  Cool.
    That's one small step for Microsoft, one giant leap for IM. Microsoft has announced a partnership with AOL and Yahoo to create a cross-platform business IM network. "Office Live Communications Server 2005" will let users talk with MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and AIM users transparently. Look for it in the 4th quarter. Or you can just use AIM like everyone else.
    Another utility for multiple IM platforms is trillian.  Its a cool program and its free.
    Ebay is launching into the music market. A number of pre-approved sellers, including a record label and music distributor, will be allowed to sell songs for download. The six month trial will begin soon. Buyers will not be allowed to resell the music on eBay.
    Thats The Crane Files for Friday, July 16, 2004

    Tuesday, July 13, 2004

    Tuesday's Titanium Tongs

    Don't ask about the title.

    Well, for me, yesterday was back to reality. After a weekend of Disney Land and Spiderman, I got to sit down to notes, projects, and a Midterm for Health. That was just oodles of fun.

    Microsoft announced that Service Pack 2 (SP2) will once again delayed. This time, until august. They choose to delay it as IE and Windows are going through some of the worst security vulnerability attacks this year. Good timing, Bill.

    Apple broke 100,000,000 songs sold on its iTunes Music Store at 10:26pm on Sunday night. The 100 millionth customer was Kevin Britten, 20, of Hays, Kansas. He downloaded the 100-millionth song Sunday "Somersault (Dangermouse remix)" by Zero7. He gets a Powerbook, an iPod, and 10,000 more songs. Nice. I still prefer Walmart Music downloads, but hey, that's me.

    Random Question for the day:
    If money doesnt grow on tree's, then why do banks have branches?

    Monday, July 12, 2004

    Microsoft vs. GM

    At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 mi/gal."

    Recently General Motors addressed this comment by releasing the statement, "Yes, but would you want your car to crash twice a day?"


    1. Every time they repainted the lines on the road you would have to buy a new car.

    2. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and you would just accept this, restart and drive on.

    3. Occasionally, executing a maneuver would cause your car to stop and fail and you would have to re-install the engine. For some strange reason, you would accept this too.

    4. You could only have one person in the car at a time, unless you bought "Car95" or "CarNT". But, then you would have to buy more seats.

    5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast, twice as easy to drive, but would only run on five percent of the roads.

    6. The Macintosh car owners would get expensive Microsoft upgrades to their cars, which would make their cars run much slower.

    7. The oil, gas and alternator warning lights would be replaced by a single "general car default" warning light.

    8. New seats would force everyone to have the same size butt.

    9. The airbag system would say, "Are you sure?" before going off.

    Friday, July 09, 2004

    Friday's News

    Here are the Crane Files top stories for today:

    -"Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" will be the title of the 6th Harry Potter book. The Title was just released today with few other details. Based on the release of the last few books, "Half Blood Prince" will probably be on shelves in about 6 months.

    -The Mozilla Foundation has confirmed that there's a bug in the programs that allows sites to execute code in Windows without user intervention. It affects Mozilla AND Firefox, unlike it says on my website (I can't update right now). There is a patch, I recommend you download it now. Mac and Linux users are unaffected, so as usual, it is only us Windows idiots who have to worry about this.

    -Happy birthday to Tom Hanks, he's 48.

    That's about it for the news that's actually useful to you, here are some if my musings for today:

    -Hackers are converging today at the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC for the 5th annual Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) Conference.

    -A Tourist gets lost following a 1914 guide book.

    -Some Chinese loansharks attempt to force man to sell kidney to pay back his debts.

    That's all for news.

    Today's random quote:
    "Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
    -George W. Bush (who else?)

    I will be at Disney Land Sat and Sun, so I wont be able to update. I know your all terribly crushed. That's all for now.

    Thursday, July 08, 2004

    Happy Liberty Bell Day

    Happy Liberty Bell day!!!
    I urge you to join me in celebration.

    Celebrating what? I have no idea.

    In other news, I learned today that Dr. Buckely's employees have a conspiracy against him. Just watch them carefully, you'll notice it.

    I might not be able to update this weekend because I might be at Disney Land with my sisters, bro-in-law, and some of their friends. That's all a big IF, depending on two factors:
    1. I feel like paying to go
    2. Thunder Mountain Railroad is open (There was another crash today around deaths this time).

    Well, that's about it for now, I'll probably get bored later tonight and update.

    Tuesday, July 06, 2004

    Happy 6th

    Happy 6th of July. What's so great about July 6th? A lot:
    -Congress named the "dollar" on this day in 1785.
    -Louis Pasteur performed the first rabies inoculation in 1885.
    -Horlick's sold the first malted in 1886.
    -The Federal Air Pollution Control Act began research into smog on this day in 1955.
    -John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time in 1957.

    You can tell I'm very bored right now.

    I haven't seen Spiderman 2 yet, but I hear from it's a great movie. I also understand it has some pretty narly mistakes.

    Microsoft FINALLY posted a patch for the IE flaw that caused such a ruckus last week. But it's more of a workaround than a fix. The patch prevents ActiveX controls from modifying OS configuration files. Wonderful.
    Billy claims he is still working on a more comprehensive fix, which will hopefully be out before Longhorn is.

    And get this: Windows 98 and Me users have to pay for their fix or do it by hand. Umm, Isn't it Microsoft's fault that 98 and ME are so bad? So, shouldn't they fix their own problem? I guess not in Microsoft Land.

    My advice to Windows users: just don't use Internet Explorer. Try Mozilla Firefox, it's more secure, has a pop-up blocker, and best of all it's can't go wrong.

    Today's random thought: If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?

    Welp (sorry Casey...I'll pay you later), back to my "No Smoking billboard". Joy.

    Saturday, July 03, 2004


    Sorry...Couldn't think of a better title. Well, after extensive research, I finally changed web hosts for Clarkville (and probably Junk Co. soon). Tulix's (I can't get over that name) Frontpage sharepoint uploading servers were down for 48 hours. I emailed the only address I found on their site, and it turns out it wasn't even a valid email...I wasn't too supprised. So, I found another host and everything is great with them except I only get 500mb of bandwidth a month, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem. So, if you want a decent web host, let me know (I get 200mb more bandwidth a month for referrals). The domain is still the same:

    Well, I'm getting ready to head off to Moro Bay to visit relatives. Hopefully I can tap into someone's Wifi for updates (they're on thank you). I'll update later.

    BTW- Leo's on KFI today and tomorrow from 12-3, you can listen online.

    Thursday, July 01, 2004

    The (School) Week is Done

    Well, the school week is finally done. Now what do I get to do this weekend? Make-up work! What else? Clarkville has some bugs and stuff on it, and it hasn't been updated recently because I made the mistake of using some "unknown" as a web host. Their uploading servers are down just about I don't really recommend Tulix as a web host (and they have a stupid name, too).

    Today's musings from good ol' AV Press:

    AV Boy finds sliding down chimney not so merry

    Poor guy (and gal)...this pic was on the front page this morning

    Check in tomorrow for more of my complaining and musings!

    Wednesday, June 30, 2004

    The Joy of Make-up work...

    I guess Casey's Mom was sort of right...Daniels is pretty tough. He's a cool guy, he just really packs on the work. Four tests (not easy ones I might add) in 2 days. Plus a load of makeup work on top of a load of regular classwork. But I doubt that you want to listen to me complain, so I'll stop.

    What else is new. Well...Absolutely nothing. Don't worry, if anything comes up (which is very unlikely) I'll be sure to let you know, much to your demise. Well, here I go back to my "Resistance Skills Story". Joy.

    Monday, June 28, 2004

    Back to School

    Well, back to school today (only this time at QHHS). Seems like we just got out for summer break. Wow, those amazingly long three days went fast.

    As for yesterday, the Dodgers won 10-5 over the Angles, which is pretty cool because it ended a six game losing streak for LA. I also got to see Gagne close the game, which was really cool.

    Today was the first day of 9th grade for a lot of us...Summer school. Joy. I'm Mr. Daniel's...and judging by Casey's mom's reaction of "OH NO, poor Clark!" that's not a good thing. But, he had to go to a funeral today, so we just watched some stupid movie about an anorexic cheerleader. That experience was quite deadly. I guess tomorrow he loads on the make-up work from last week, but that's tomorrow, so I don't have to worry about that until then. Oh well, I guess you can hear me complain about that later. Bye for now.

    Saturday, June 26, 2004

    Magic Mountian Quotes

    The moment you've all been waiting for:

    As you know, Me, Louis, Aaron, and Casey always eavesdrop on different occasions for "quotes of the day" and here are picks for Magic Mountain.

    Quote 1: "It was way too close to my left eye, and really far away from my right."

    Quote 2: "Girl, if Michel Jackson can do it, so can you!"

    Goodbye wires!

    This afternoon, I finally convinced my parents to go 50/50 with me on a wireless network. I was tired of tripping over all of those stupid ethernet cables using the bathroom at 2am. We first came back with Microsoft's wireless g kit. Mistake. I should of thought of this: This is Microsoft we're talking about...what do they know about hardware?! So after 7 hours of trying to get the stupid thing to work (2 of them spent talking to Johan in India with Microsoft support, if there is one thing worse than the company being Microsoft itself, that's its tech support), I finally figured out that it was dropping the IP every five minutes. So, off it was to Best Buy again, this time to actually get something decent: a Linksys. Now we're talking. I got that sucker up in 15 min, working perfectly, and here I am.

    Tomorrow, I'm going down to the Dodgers-Angles game with my dad, bro-in-law to be, and his dad. It'll be tough to decide who to root for. Oh well.

    The Crane Files are up!

    The Crane Files (The Clarkville Blog)is finaly up. I had a preliminary blog up last night, but I think this one might be better (no ads). I'm goning to keep the blog updated (hopefully) daily, so check back!

    BTW- Leo Laporte is on KFI AM 640 today and tomarow from noon to 3.