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A Butter Patty from:
on Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 14:03:40 (GMT)

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind,
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And days of Auld Lang Syne,
For Auld Lang Syne, my dear...

To all fo my friend...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!





An lest we forget...
You are visitor number 80000 to the Churn. It's Wednesday, January 1, 2003, 8:51 am.

WOOHOO Go Doc!


A Butter Patty from:
on Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 17:42:37 (GMT)

LOL. It's "auld acquaintance". Nice try though.


A Butter Patty from:
on Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 22:31:22 (GMT)

Have a good year every one try to not get caught when you do get in trouble and be your evil best at all times!


A Butter Patty from:
on Friday, January 03, 2003 at 16:41:14 (GMT)

New Year Resolutions?


A Butter Patty from:
on Friday, January 03, 2003 at 21:51:17 (GMT)

I resolve never to bother with New Year Resolutions. Or sumpin like that. :)


A Butter Patty from:
on Friday, January 03, 2003 at 21:54:24 (GMT)

I'm sticking with 1152 x 870.


A Butter Patty from:
on Friday, January 03, 2003 at 21:56:56 (GMT)

and if I may play historian....

"auld" is pronounced "old" and oddly enough is Scottish for "old."

Auld Lang Syne translates literally to "Old Long Ago" and means "the good old times."

So "auld acquaintance" and "old acquaintance" sound the same and mean the same thing.

So there. :)


A Butter Patty from:
on Friday, January 03, 2003 at 23:08:01 (GMT)
You should look at thisweb page.

Hell if I know, I just copied it from some website! But thanks for sticking up for me Miss Ice.



A Butter Patty from:
on Monday, January 06, 2003 at 14:28:21 (GMT)

Anytime, hunnie. ;)


A Butter Patty from:
on Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 16:42:31 (GMT)
You should look at thisweb page.

Hey, SLi, I have a friend who hangs in #deadheads who said you were a "kooky chick", he's a great guy named Fr_Oblivous from Oregon, know him? He's one of those #zappateers people I have been known to hang with. I go by ARF constantly, but nobody is ever there... I'm so lonely... Luna still talks to me... but I can tell its out of pity....


A Butter Patty from:
on Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 19:00:34 (GMT)

Seems like most of the ARF people have one of those "life" things I keep hearing about. Either that or TV has improved a great deal. :)


A Butter Patty from:
on Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 23:56:15 (GMT)

Direct TV


A Butter Patty from:
on Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 01:55:31 (GMT)

Rumor has it that Luna has become addicted to Cartoon Network.


A Butter Patty from:
on Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 19:54:22 (GMT)

Are you talking Adult Swim or Scobby Doo?


A Butter Patty from:
on Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 22:06:28 (GMT)

Boomarang!


A Butter Patty from:
on Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 02:46:54 (GMT)

So, what's the DAL server of the month this time, kids?


A Butter Patty from:
on Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 05:51:12 (GMT)

heya Kurt.. I popped into #IHOP the other nite and I think you were asleep or something.. Yeah I know Fr_Oblivous he is very very funny... hmm "kooky"... well yeah I guess I am in there :)Well since you hang with him and with us it seems like a road trip to OR should be planned at somepoint. The #deadhead crew doesnt have a yearly get together(other than Further and Phish shows in the area) they all just save up and go live with lehua for a week at a time in Hawaii when they get a chance... another concept we should explore, would make the hula lessons off the Lilo and Stitch DVD useful if nothing else.



A Butter Patty from:
on Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 18:09:00 (GMT)
You should look at thisweb page.

The Enzyte commercials are pretty funny if you haven't seen them before. Here's three of them.
(Warning: 7MB download)


A Butter Patty from:
on Friday, January 10, 2003 at 06:50:11 (GMT)

Luna has a crush on Johnny Quest


A Butter Patty from:
on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 01:48:04 (GMT)

Dudley Do-Right :)

He's dreamy!


A Butter Patty from:
on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 04:12:40 (GMT)
You should look at thisweb page.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING OUR LOVELY CHANNEL...

Hi kids,

It seems that our native DALnet has been effectively shut down by some asshole hackers. It has become harder and harder to sign on to the DAL over the last couple of months, and currently it's almost impossible during most hours of the day.

So, I have done some research on other networks, which I have done from time to time when use of the DAL gets frustrating, or when I have no job and nothing better to do, like now.

The DAL is (or perhaps was) the largest chat network, with a peak of 106,000 users. Most other large networks lack the nice services of the DAL that repels jerks: ChanServ, NickServ, MemoServ.

IRCnet (also about 106,000 peak users) is #2. It has no services.

Undernet (87,000 peak users) is #3. Its channel registration process alone is a nightmare, and they use bots to administer the channels, and working the bots is so complex that they have weekly scheduled training sessions online (!) instead of a manual.

EFnet (78,000 peak users) is #4. They have some pale imitation of ChanServ and that's about all, services-wise.

Number 5 is WebNet, also known as WebChat. It has 35,000 peak users and services that are almost identical to the DAL's. Because it is so similar, I have chosen it as our alternative network. I assume many other DALnet channels will migrate over to this network as the DAL's problems continue, thanks to the similarities between the networks.

I have already registered #Amish_Rake_Fight on WebChat. This will be our second home, or perhaps our first home if the DALnet remains unusable.

Most of the commands you use on the DAL will work on WebChat. The only major exception is this: You must register your nickname over the Web, and I can only add people to the AOP list by registered nickname.

The online form to register your nickname asks for a nick, password, and e-mail address, same as the DAL. Use a temporary email address if you want, you'll only need it once to receive a special command which you will send on WebChat, which will complete the nick registration process. I have already registered two nicks myself, I don't know what the limit is.

I have already migrated the akick list over from the DAL channel, but since the aop list has to be built from scratch, here is how we will handle it:

Go here and register your nick on WebChat.

Then sign on to WebChat using your IRC client and the list of WebChat servers.

Join #Amish_Rake_Fight. I will be there, probably as Doc_Away. If your nick is different than before, tell me who you are before you leave!

I will add you to the AOP list after the next time I check into the channel.

I know this is all a pain in the ass, but there is quite an upside: This network is easy to get onto, unlike the DAL, and has WAY less splits and lag.

See you there!

Doc


A Butter Patty from:
on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 19:13:07 (GMT)

UH OH... there is another ppx on that server! GOD HELP US!


A Butter Patty from:
on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 19:38:28 (GMT)
You should look at thisweb page.

Oh, I forgot to say... Do your nickname verification BEFORE you come into the channel, because they won't let me AOp unregistered nicknames.
Verification instructions will be in the email you get after registering your nick. It's just a line that you copy-paste when you're on the WebChat server.
And btw, neither popeye-x nor ppx is registered on WebChat just yet.


A Butter Patty from: Doc again
on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 22:51:02 (GMT)
You should look at thisweb page.

WebChat has a few more services commands than the DAL. Here's a guide to services.


A Butter Patty from:
on Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 18:50:37 (GMT)

Not a bad response. The following nicks now have Ops in the "new" channel:
SliOne
AliceinW
luna2
discoqueen
popeye-x
me_mongo
mongolloyd

Here are the instructions again for Ops, summarized:

  1. Go here and register your nickname. Use a real e-mail address, you can change/hide it later.
  2. Check your e-mail for a message from WebChat Registration Services. It will have a "special command" line about 3/4 of the way down that looks something like "/NICKSERV VERIFY AAAAAZgEgAwj5FDP+qwMAA-830332".
  3. Sign onto WebChat at irc.webchat.org, port 6667 with your IRC client.
  4. Copy that "special command" line out of your e-mail and paste it into your IRC client, and hit Enter. You will (hopefully) receive a response that your registration was successful.
  5. Type "/join #Amish_Rake_Fight".
  6. I will add you to the AOP list shortly.

Don't forget to check out the Services Guides, this network has some cool stuff the DAL lacked.

Doc


A Butter Patty from: Doc again
on Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 22:11:58 (GMT)
You should look at thisweb page.

I just talked to the guy who administers WebChat's website, and he says the only WebChat server address you need to use is irc.webchat.org, port 6667. You will be re-routed to a server from there.

The server list I linked to earlier is not up-to-date.


A Butter Patty from: Griphin
on Monday, January 13, 2003 at 06:02:03 (GMT)

Hi. I'm completely new to Amish Rake Fight and I've been doing some light reading on the subject and have found it to seem very interesting. I want in.
Can someone give me some background info or help or something?
Oh, and I've already signed up for a name but as you said, only Doc_Away was there.


A Butter Patty from:
on Monday, January 13, 2003 at 06:27:43 (GMT)

Sigh. New network, new broken hearts...


A Butter Patty from:
on Monday, January 13, 2003 at 06:29:30 (GMT)

overheard in WebChat :
"Oh shit there goes the neighborhood, the Amish are here"


A Butter Patty from:
on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 04:41:36 (GMT)
You should look at thisweb page.

Fitzie -- Please send us your shipping address... We have a special gift for you.


A Butter Patty from:
on Friday, January 17, 2003 at 15:20:49 (GMT)

So that was the problem with DALnet? DAL truly sucks! All hail WebChat, the Better Barn.


A Butter Patty from: Doc
on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 18:37:57 (GMT)

If you need to register a nick, get on WebChat via IRC and use the old method for registering (/ns register password e-mail). None of the forms on their website are currently working.
There are other technical problems with this network as well, such as nickserv de-opping people for no reason.
We'll see how this works out, and keep an eye on the DAL to see if it ever starts working again.


A Butter Patty from:
on Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 21:09:46 (GMT)
You should look at thisweb page.

Hey Gang! FREE MONEY if you bought a CD, record or tape between 1995 and 2000.
A class-action lawsuit was filed against the record industry, and I have read that they are having a hell of a time getting people to file for a refund, which will be between $5 - $20. The fact that very few have signed up for this means that your share will likely be closer to $20 than $5.
So sign up now!


A Butter Patty from:
on Monday, January 27, 2003 at 16:22:22 (GMT)

What's your 20 ?


A Butter Patty from:
on Monday, January 27, 2003 at 18:23:25 (GMT)

Right here!


A Butter Patty from:
on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 00:24:43 (GMT)

A new Unspeakably Stupid Story has been added to unspeakablystupid.com, for those who give a shit.


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