Archive for February, 2009

Connection Problems?

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Has anybody had any trouble connecting to this site over the last couple of days? Dreamhost is claiming that their DNS server is under DDOS attack. Obviously, I’m unhappy about any connection problems, since that is what drove me away from sucky 1and1. One of the commenters on that site suggests switching to EveryDNS. If [...]

The Theocrat Replies

Friday, February 27th, 2009

I received another email from the theocrat who wrote that email in the last post. She’s a little less derogatory, but no less ignorant, this time around. What follows is her email (in blockquotes) and my replies (in regular text). (BTW, the ellipses are her punctuation style. They don’t represent excised text. You’re getting her [...]

Long Ropy Drool

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Some mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, drool-leaking product of the Kansas or Texas school system sent me an email this morning: Tsk, tsk! Didn’t learn no religion…didn’t learn no history, either! What a sham it is that you have this website. People…children! may come upon your website and think, hey, separation of church and state good; real history, [...]

Tighter Spam Control

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated about the amount of spam that hits this site. It all goes into a folder of probable spam. I used to just ignore those and let them be deleted automatically. When I first implemented it two years ago, it had an almost-zero false-positive rate. That slowly crept up, and legitimate [...]

Sorry About That Garden Thing. It Was Just a Joke.

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

(Image from Grinning Planet.) ParrotLover called me on a statement I made recently that Satan was the snake in the Garden of Eden. He reminded me that Satan doesn’t actually make his first appearance until later in the book. That reminded me that I’ve heard a lot of crazy interpretations of the Bible over the [...]

Carnival of the Godless #111

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

The Atheist Blogger has the 111th running of the Carnival of the Godless. You should go over there and check it out. Two of its many articles especially jump out at me. ((((((((((Billy)))))))))) the Atheist has an article about yet another attempt to find Noah’s Ark. Those people crack me up. Clinging desperately to a [...]

Tiktaalik: Causing Creationists Consternation Since 2006

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

(Comic by Cectic) Our good friend and blogging goddess Dana Hunter has gone above and beyond the call of duty. In my recent post about the death and miraculous resurrection of this poster: (Click to embiggen) I asked those of you with blogs to reproduce that poster on your site. I want to spread it [...]

Site Moved

Friday, February 20th, 2009

I finally managed to move this blog away from sucky 1and1 and over to dreamy DreamHost (although the experience so far has been a nightmare!). If you’re seeing this message, that means you are looking at the new host. If you left a comment in the last few hours and it has disappeared, it has [...]