moved! Well, we're about to at least…
Abattoir.Net bids farewell to our old Host and Greetings
to our new Host, ExaHost!
I encourage anyone out there who's looking for premium
webhosting be it for a personal site, or a corporate
site to consider ExaHost
Inc. Based in PEI, Canada. ExaHost
will give you a bubbly feeling of joy and satisfaction
that'll tickle you to your cockles just like when
you climbed the rope in gym class… They've had
years of experience and customer service is beyond
anything I've experienced with any hosting company
(…no, they're not paying me to say that…) Expect
a couple minor bumps in the next few days as DNS moves
over to their servers and we upload the entire Abattoir
site to ExaHost.
The Abattoir BBs may miss a post or two during the
switch, but I'm sure we'll all get over it.
did we move? Because our old hosting company
was USA based, and when I called for tech support
they Boo'ed me. I'll not be giving any Abattoir
money to a country that Boo's our National Anthem,
it's classless and unforgivable. Plain and simple
reason, right? Oh yeah, I also pulled our Corporate
Web account from our American hosting company…
Just my own little way of showing my disgust.
it stands, a few hungry-to-get-in LAN types jumped
the Rocket Launcher (…so-to-speak…) and signed up
for BTM31 before they were sure they're in the clear
to come. As such, we've had a few cancellations
over the past couple days so if you thought you didn't
have a chance to make it in for BTM31, think again!
Get to that Sign-Up
Page and slap your name in, we can still squeeze
in a few.
race for the coveted Lord Stanley's Cup continues
and for Leaf's fans, it's not been a easy ride on
the stomach. (…for cryin’ out loud, Silent Bob's
Habs are doing good! What's going on?..)
Sundin is out with a busted up paw, Cujo’s
having issues finding his groove but Tucker's
sure quick to take up the slack! Come on over
tonight for game 6 of the race for the cup at 8pm,
eat wings, swear, belch and scratch yourself like
a real fan.
received an email yesterday… Wanna’ know what
it said? It was from someone I don't know who
apparently has been using the SuperFTP Web Portal
regularly since MeatMan’s Big, Hard, Drive went online
to gather up his game files, patches and updates.
His “complaint” was “I never get better than 50 k/sec
from your Abattoir Server, if you're going to run
a download site, perhaps proper bandwidth for the
job would be a good thought.” *blinks* Can you believe
this guy? I wrote him back and apologized for
the apparent “slow, free service” we're providing,
I suggested he try FilePlanet.
He returned my email saying “I don't fair better at
plus they make you wait for hours to even start getting
your file, there's no way I'm paying for a Personal
Server, it's a rip off.” Hmm… Exactly
how do you appease someone like this? We're
faster than FilePlanet
for him, yet he's complaining that his max rape speed
from our 100% free Servers never exceeds 50 k/sec…
“Jim, the staff at Abattoir.Net extends its sincere
apologies to your family for having to put up with
you. Please provide me with your home address
and we'll begin laying your dedicated fibre-optic
Abattoir-Link first thing in the morning. In
the meantime, may we suggest you pull your head out
of your ass and either thank us for giving you a free,
faster, no-waiting service, or get off your cheap
‘gimmie everything for nothing’ ass and pay someone
for your unreasonable needs. Sincerely, MeatMan.”
Want to send “Jim” an email? Take
your best shot, we'll make sure he receives all
your submissions, we'll even post the best on Abattoir.Net!
broken our record here at the Abattoir for filling
a BTM… Less than 6 hours after the date for
BTM31 was announced, we were full! (…You people
must really need killin’…) but the Waiting List is
more or less empty, so if you want to come ‘a Fraggin’,
hit that Sign-Up
Page now and get your name on that list, you’ll
still make it in!
also pleased to show you the first photos of John
Creaturo’s temporary pad back here in Ontario.
As it turns out, CreacH
is not moving to Winnipeg now so he invited me over
for a beer and we got a rare chance to see CreacH
in his own habitat (…and a small habitat it is…) Sort
of seems he’s been living in some small science project.
wonders never cease, a brand new series of Patches
have just been released for Half-Life and Counter
Strike, needless to say, they’re available on the
SuperFTP if you don’t want to “Wait in Line” on FilePlanet.
We’ve got the 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 Patch available now,
and we’re working on getting the full “any version”
to 220.127.116.11 Patch now, but as you can see from this
capture of FilePlanet,
we have a 1,475 minute wait we’re working on right
now (…gimmie’ life…)
Leaf’s continue to take a pounding from the referees
as game 4 takes a nasty turn after a penalty shot
is called to the disbelief of anyone watching that’s
not blind. At least the American’s didn’t Boo
the Canadian National Anthem again, that’s getting
more press in Canada than the Middle East right now.
(…First they bomb us, then they Boo us, then their
referees screw us… I’m beginning to think Viking/Madball
are the only nice Americans I know! Kidding
of course…) Oh, by the way, a huge Happy Birthday
to Jeff (Viking/Madball)
you’ve not given Soldier of Fortune II a shot yet,
head to MeatMan’s Big, Hard, Drive on the Abattoir
Web Portal Server and grab it off the SuperFTP now,
this game rocks (…even if it’s only a MP Demo with
one level…) We’ll be giving it a shot at BTM31 as
well, so check it out.
last Friday off to do a little work around the Abattoir,
including fertilizing and seeding the lawn.
As such, I met up again with our “scary” Crossing
Guard who was back on my corner watching my every
move as I circled my lawn with the fertilizer spreader…
It turns out she talks too, she asked me “What makes
the stuff fly out the bottom? Is there a motor
in there?” (…referring to the spreader I was pushing…)
Seems she doesn’t get out much. I quickened
my pace to finish the lawn, then locked myself in
busy around the Abattoir the last couple weeks and
the email keeps coming in asking us to post BTM31’s
date, well here it is… BTM31 “Full Metal Jacket”
Edition will be held on May 4th, so get your name
in fast or be left hanging! Due to the success
of Metal of Honor: Allied Assault, we'll be playing
a good bout of her again at BTM31, but never fear,
Quake3’s still here. Sign-up fast and let
your friends know because we're sure to fill-up
an FYI for all our troops who received parking tickets
at BTM30, I've had extensive talks (…yelling…) with
the City of Oakville’s Parking Nazis and we're happy
to report that all your tickets have been “taken
care of”. This means, as instructed, do NOT
pay your fines… You're welcome, and to the
poor administrator who had the pleasure of dealing
with me when I called, all I can say is “you had
again, the carnage rained down at the Abattoir as
our first Two Day Frag Fest has drawn to a close.
The traditional “Thanks to all who came out” must
be said, but also a big well done for everyone’s behaviour
and good sportsmanship after many had endured 60 hours
of playing, 1 hour of sleep. Also a special
thanks to, Homer
who, in the middle of the night apparently so desperate
for Frag Pills (…Those of course are M&M’s…) he
slaughtered our vending machine attempting to bite
the handle off, well done, Son! <SmirK!>
who walks with the 64Meg Pocket USB Hard Drive even
though he wasn’t even there for the draw, ironic he’s
the only slob who negated to pay the play fee! (…now
you can be sure the draws aren’t fixed!..) Think
of the Abattoir every time you stick it in, Furwink!
(…Just riding ya, Buddy! We know you’re good
to everyone who received a Parking Ticket while enjoying
the festivities. Even though the City of Oakville
was contacted about our event, address faxed, contact
name and number, exact co-ordinance of each car given,
we still got slapped with tickets. What can
I say other than; “Oakville… Your parking cops
suck! I want them tested for steroids.”
Regardless, if you’re the lucky owner of a Parking
Ticket, if you’ve not yet done so, please be sure
to scan and email me your ticket, or call me directly
and I’ll give you a fax number you can send it to…
I’ve been in contact with the Oakville Parking Nazi’s
and I’m seeing if there’s anything that can be done,
so don’t get crazy on paying them just yet.
a doubt, it would have to be said that MOHAA was the
game of choice at BTM30, and it was nice to see everyone
in one game for an extended period, also noteworthy
of course was Quake3:Arena using the Eternal MOD which
recommended trying… If you’ve not tried this
MOD, you can check their site or grab it instantly
off the Abattoir SuperFTP now by going to the Main
Page and clicking on the SurferDude icon in the
upper-right corner, go to MeatMan’s Big, Hard, Drive
and jump to the Quake3 Folder. (…Geez, after
typing all that, it doesn’t seem so “instant” anymore…
I can’t wait for our Static IP…)
and Found time:
One PC Power Cord.
(Case Closed, Item
pity the person who left this item behind!
These are rare. You only get ONE when
you buy a machine and you actually left this
behind. (…come get it, it’s been placed
in the box with the other 54 power cables…)
CDR’s in small Spindle.
(Case Closed, Item
Mandrake Linux on three CD’s, and the other
two have Gay Porn… Also a folded parchment
sheet with song titles, not a bad collection
of songs either for someone who watches Gay
Porn. I can’t wait for this caller.
Purple CDR in a sleeve.
doubt belongs to a doofus who’ll not get it
back, including the authorization number on
the back, till he returns Isis’ WinME CD he
borrowed for the CAB files when he changed components.
We don’t know who (Soldier8) this person is
(Soldier8) but we know he’ll call.
Silver CDR Non-Branded.
CDR has been given a Volume Name of “New”.
There are five folders on it, we’re not sure
what it is, we don’t want to know. If
you think it’s yours, please let us know.
It was found near fHluke’s seating area.
Cents in pennies.
for the tip.
posted to the Abattoir LAN Minutes for BTM31’s date.
Oh yeah, the Abattoir’s SuperFTP Server will be off-line
tomorrow (Wed) for upgrading. We’re chucking
another 80Gig into it. Stop uploading Porn,
this is the last hard drive I’m buying. Hope
to be back online by 6pm/ish, till then, two Game
Servers, SuperFTP, and Abattoir Portals will not be
answering you… Relax, try listening to some
music or something.
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