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news from 1997...
12M/13D/97Y: Contrary to what you may believe, the Soapbox is not late because I've been playing Quake 2. I've actually been very good and have been doing my work.
12M/10D/97Y: Yep, I went and done did it. There's a new main menu now. Hope you like it. Fewer links mean fewer distractions. I just hope people get the idea that the site IS big and that it IS easy to move around in. Soapbox coming soon.
12M/6D/97Y: For God sakes, Ben, the Soapbox is a week late now? Why, yes it is. Been busy with school, getting little to no sleep. But I have an off-week now which I'll use to catch up on the 'Boxes and introduce a Christmas design. And as for e-mail, I'll respond to all that before I leave the country. Promise. ;) New 'Box about giving one's opinions at a university.
11M/30D/97Y: I just got back from Thanksgiving weekend, so that's why the 'Box is late. At least it's open and heartfelt. I write more about how much I love Anna and about how much she means to me and...what, you mean you aren't nauseous yet? I'll have some other fresh updates soon as soon as I have time. You'll see. Oh yeah, and the Quake clan Nobody's Children is going to the QWHPCL playoffs. Woohoo!
11M/21D/97Y: Finally completed the second Hood's Hut story. Well, Sarah Norberg did, and she did a wonderful job of it! A wonderful final twist. And you've probably already seen it, but there's a humorous list of how governments would treat cows in the other documents.
11M/20D/97Y: You say you're surprised I won't wear an orange and white UT Austin sweater? Read the 'Box to find out why.
11M/17D/97Y: Just added a section for my RobScript, a MUD script specifically for Stick in the Mud and zMUD.
11M/11D/97Y: Wrote the new 'Box for this week. I liked how it turned out, even if it was mainly a dialogue on my various views of the world. Babbly. But the RealAudio is cool. ;) I'm on a roll.
11M/11D/97Y: Oooh, new splash page! It looks okay, doesn't it? E-mail me with your opinions.
11M/10D/97Y: Finally had time to redo the design section, since it had become horribly outdated and was beginning to make me look bad. But the new design looks kickass, don't it? I think so too.
11M/3D/97Y: Updated the Soapbox reasonably on time. Congrats to me. ;) Also added some Chris Carterish type things at the bottom of the main menu. The X is simply to mark the week of the X-Files final season premiere. I will be updating the design page since it's horribly out of date and I can do much better now.
10M/29D/97Y: Pissed off because your friend sent you an unreadable e-mail? Me too! Read about it in the 'Box.
10M/24D/97Y: Finally updated the 'Box, which this week deals with the topic of mortality versus immortality and how it all pertains to vampirism. Ooh, bring on all the *.gothic Usenet regulars! Also made some small updates to the Robin Hood area, as I've received a LOT of information as of late, particularly from people who live in Nottingham and surrounding areas.
10M/16D/97Y: I went on and on, plugging one of my favorite programs on my computer, HomeSite v.3.0 beta 4, in the 'Box. I'm hooked! Also fixed some Javascript incompatibilities and made some of the HTML in my root directory more pleasing to the strict validator.
10M/15D/97Y: Updated the resume to reflect some changing dates and various things. And all that.
10M/15D/97Y: Some new or updated graphics on the NC clan page. Also, a new intro essay on the main page. Figured I'd make note of that change for those of you who bookmark this page because you trust me...<wink>
10M/7D/97Y: Oh shit, it's 3:20AM. But at least I got the Soapbox written reasonably on time. Okay, Anna...now you have my full...attention in this wee hour of the morning. ;)
10M/2D/97Y: Want to contribute to the newest petition to change our daily schedule? Read the 'Box, babe. Some little easter eggs thrown in, too, for those who look hard enough.
9M/23D/97Y: Stopped doing this a long time ago, but I've added some secret and spider links to various pages. Now, please don't scare me and go LOOKING for these things. There's over 200 documents on this site and for you to find all of them would be reason for me to have you institutionalized. It's just a little hidden treasure for those who happen to find them. Also, some tidbits of info about Robin Hood on the who is Robin? page added. Lawrence D. Weisberg added my Robin Hood section to his list of master links.
9M/21D/97Y: I think women have a lot to worry about on the 'Net. Find out why I think so in this week's Soapbox.
9M/14D/97Y: No doubt I'll get mail for this week's Soapbox. ;) Everyone will want to tell me I overlooked something crucial in talking about racism. Well, read the whole thing first. I've already explained that...well...my stance on racism wasn't fully explained.
9M/13D/97Y: Dr. Frederick Walker generously wrote up reviews of two Robin Hood books he read, which are in controversy with each other. The books are Robin Hood by J.C. Holt (my favorite RH book) and The Quest for Robin Hood.
9M/11D/97Y: Added a LOT of information to the Robin Hood section of the site. Far and away the most popular, the Hood section has new entries to the Hood's Hut and other new tidbits of info.
9M/8D/97Y: Updated my resume to include the latest address info, in case anyone was stalking me and bumped into the wrong person.
9M/7D/97Y: Why don't I feel like writing right now? The Soapbox explores my current state of mind.
9M/1D/97Y: I get my phone line tomorrow. Thank God. Here's this week's Soapbox.
8M/26D/97Y: Been busy moving into the new room here in Austin. So sorry the Soapbox is late.
8M/20D/97Y: New look to the welcome page. You might like it, or you might not. I don't really care anymore. ;) As long as it looks decent on most browsers. But what you think of what I do aesthetically is meaningless to me. Uh, unless I know you.
8M/18D/97Y: Old-style Soapbox in store for you, about Howard Stern's removal from DFW's airwaves.
8M/14D/97Y: Lots of small changes. Added the Quake Name Maker to the NC file list in place of HardNoise's Funky Quake Name Editor. Stick in the Mud was having some difficulties, but it's better now.
8M/13D/97Y: The Robin Hood section continues to be far and away the most popular area at the site, and I've added a lot of new information, much of it sent in from loyal Robin Hood fans who took some time out to help me. Thanks, folks.
8M/10D/97Y: I've had a lot of time to think alone, since Anna's been out of town. I love you, Anna. I wrote about my findings and experiences in this week's Soapbox, an essay I probably said too much in. But it was an honest confession of my feelings. More for Anna to read and for myself to think about than for anyone else. The software section has been updated, what with newer versions of software being released and whatnot. I spent too many hours upgrading all the junk on my system, just because I'm a perfectionist who can't leave software alone. <poke>
8M/5D/97Y: Hurry up and come home, Anna. I miss you, and you only left today! Hope your trip went safely. The find Ben page has a new look with some updated information. Also added my PGP public key which I'd advise you add to your keyring if you correspond with me frequently. :)
8M/3D/97Y: Damn, it's early. But I'm attempting to continue the string of on-time Soapboxes. Looks like it goes another week! The first week of August has brought on the subject of music as a cathartic tool, spurred by a recent CD spree I went on in Dallas. The CD player's smoking!
7M/28D/97Y: Added "Robin Hood and the Tanner" to the Robin Hood section.
7M/27D/97Y: The Soapbox isn't late. To anyone who's e-mailed me anything from the beginning of July, I HAVE received it and I WILL respond. But I'm just getting back on track and I need to answer it all soon. Sorry for the delay. Been really busy. Special thanks to Tyler Vance and Wendy Novel for sending me the Robin Hood tales!
7M/20D/97Y: Back to posting Soapboxes on time. It's such a shame, too, because I feel like my time would be better spent communicating in any way with the woman I miss so much...
7M/18D/97Y: The Soapbox is late, but there is a reason for it. I am in love and I am still recovering from the jetlag and shock of not feeling mine Anna in my embrace, as I grew accustomed to in our week together.
7M/7D/97Y: Komodo's been added to the NC roster.
7M/5D/97Y: After being tired of posting the Soapboxes late, I decided instead of waiting until Sunday to write, I would have it done before then. So for me, being on schedule will be like staying a week ahead. Hehe, sad. This week's Soapbox is the big announcement I've been dying to tell about for the longest time. I'm coming for you, Anna... After reading this week's 'Box, you'll know why next week's entry will be a bit late. Bear with me.
7M/2D/97Y: I just finished an exhaustive Soapbox on religion. Bleah.
6M/27D/97Y: Not hard to tell that the main menu has a fresh look. It, by its nature, can't change much in its overall look, but it changed nonetheless. If you're observant, you'll know that some small things have changed and will be changing frequently...
6M/26D/97Y: I am so, so eager to make a big announcement concerning Anna and myself, but I must be patient. There are still a couple of weeks to go. An agonizing two weeks, for sure. I'm so ready. I can't wait. This week's 'Box deals with the Night, that lovely being who most people neglect. New main menu design coming soon, as I don't like what's currently there... You guys won't mind a bit of wasted bandwidth, will you? ;)
6M/16D/97Y: I got reviewed by The Net but I'm a little unsure of the reviewer's impression. A review of a review, in this week's 'Box.
6M/15D/97Y: The MUD area has been updated so that it actually has current information. Imagine that. :)
6M/12D/97Y: Small revisions to some areas of the Nobody's Children clan pages.
6M/11D/97Y: Enough about love. Let's rant about friendship! I did a lot of updating in the Robin Hood section, after receiving some wonderful information about Robin's possible tie-ins to nobility from Dr. Frederick Walker. I also received a beautiful entry from Sarah Norberg for the Hood's Hut. Fine, liquid writing. Check it out -- it's an area of my site that I wish had more contributions. The Hut really is a fun thing to play with. The resume has been slightly updated to reflect my current status.
6M/3D/97Y: Discussing the future again. I've decided not to worry so much about the past anymore -- the future holds so much more!
5M/29D/97Y: Do you have what it takes to receive the benturner.com Badge of Disapproval? Check the 'Box to find out! I'm gonna get you, Anna...
5M/20D/97Y: Sure looks like I'm lusting for world domination again, doesn't it? Be afraid -- I may get it, in one way or another.
5M/13D/97Y: Happy Mother's Day! I'm back home now. I have a comfortable, private room that I just cleaned out, but I have to deal with halfwit ISPs again, like Netcom. Jesus, the Better Business Bureau should be notified about these sorts of scams...
5M/5D/97Y: Oh, I'm sorry...did I offend you? I feel so bad about it. Finals are coming up. Boy, that ought to kill my inspiration.
4M/30D/97Y: The weather is warm, sunny, and accommodating, as am I. To a very select few, of course. Maybe it was the weather that inspired me to speak so highly of UT Austin in this week's 'Box, or maybe it was something else entirely.
4M/21D/97Y: Hay is for horses. Wrote a new Soapbox to whet your appetite. Gotta like the response I'm getting from the Robin Hood pages these days.
4M/15D/97Y: I wrote about my family. Now get off my back, ye hounds!
4M/10D/97Y: Added a bit of information on the origins of Friar Tuck to the Merry Men page.
4M/10D/97Y: Soapbox. "The Rescue". 3:30 AM. Bleah.
4M/7D/97Y: Finally added the random quote generator, plus a link to take you to a random page at benturner.com.
4M/3D/97Y: New Soapbox (written in the tradition of the ideal journalist), addition of sitemap, addition of Men in Tights theme song lyrics (yes, people ask for them), and scattered other updates as I fixed a lot of broken links today. Enjoy. I'm tired!
3M/31D/97Y: New entry to the Hood's Hut! Been awhile! Care to contribute? What's there is shaping up to be a damn good story. Some other changes scattered throughout the site, too insignificant to note.
3M/26D/97Y: I'm seeing how many more people I can piss off with this week's 'Box. After I received flame mail in response to the rant on the menu page, I knew the sky was the limit. ;)
3M/16D/97Y: Hate my guts? Think I'm an arrogant jerk? Then maybe this week's Soapbox isn't for you. I didn't intend it to be flattering to yours truly, but its subject matter made the problem unavoidable. And hey Nyte, before you go off as champion of decency and caring, try asking people before you involve them in your little games.
3M/9D/97Y: Of course there's a new essay in the Soapbox this week. And it's on time! Amazing! Amazing what you can do when you have nothing to do (Spring Break). The essay even has tie-ins to Millenium, Howard Stern, and other media-ish entities -- you won't fall asleep this week! The Nobody's Children clan site has some updated info if you're interested.
3M/4D/97Y: I love how this place is set up. It requires very little maintenance. Proper HTML and excellent design. This week there are a lot of small changes and additions to the site. Soapbox. New Windows wallpaper. New defense of introversion. The software pages have been updated so they should reflect the latest versions available as of this date. Finally, I uploaded one of the old archived Soapboxes since I found it in another directory. Must've been late when I transferred the file...
2M/27D/97Y: You know what's new this week. Oh, that, as well as the site for the new Quake clan I'm in, Nobody's Children.
2M/19D/97Y: Quite a few more of my favorite sites added to the links. Also, there's a new article in the 'Box, addressing the current state of the Web. Who dares to say the Web is dying?
2M/12D/97Y: Small changes/bug fixes and link additions on the site (if you can find them). Oh yeah, and we have a new Soapbox.
2M/3D/97Y: This week's Soapbox may not be what some people want to hear, but as one person told me, I am not a pleaser.
1M/29D/97Y: What's with Ben as of late? The Oracle of the Soapbox'll tell you. Small revisions on some other pages.
1M/21D/97Y: More words from the Soapbox, a favorite visit for its almost non-existent cult following.
1M/15D/97Y: Yeah, this week's Soapbox essay is late. So sue me. I was thinking about the past, er, the future, er... You decide.
1M/9D/97Y: Made some changes to the Robin Hood pages, in particular adding the ballad, "Robin Hood Rescuing the Three Squires". Also added Philosophies of Life to the other documents.
1M/7D/97Y: That's right, another Soapbox essay is here. And this one might just set off some folks...
1M/5D/97Y: Added a whole medley of documents which don't really fit in anywhere. As a collective, they're called the other documents.


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