SEPTEMBER 2002 MINUTES ARCHIVE
Our Abattoir Nite Out 2 was a huge success… Twelve lucky Abattoir Members all piled into vans and headed out to the CBC for "The Red Green Show" taping, my whole plan was to bring a huge roll of duct tape for Steve (Red) to sign, and of course with all the hubbub going on, I forgot to bring it. Just a note for you folks who may wish to attend a taping, if you wear a lumberjack-like shirt, or anything that even looks remotely "Red Greenish", suspenders for instance, you'll be selected from the audience to participate in the final scene when they have their basement meeting at Possum Lodge. Cam (Skunkworks) Smith was tagged and captured for said scene, he also nailed a roll of Duct Tape from the set thinking it was one I was handing him and had it signed, what a lucky bugger! Even candie got into the spirit by making this wonderfully comfortable Duct Tape Bra, nice job! "Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy!" Keep an eye out for Abattoir Nite Out 3! Till then, keep your stick on the ice.
is a month away, there's still room for one more person on the Reservation
Page, so if you've been teetering on the edge about seeing a BTM
in person, watching the Abattoir,
hearing about all the great times had at the BTM's,
wondering when you should make the leap and come out, will they like me?..
allow us to push you over the fence you're sitting on… *shove*
There, now sign-up and grab that last spot before everyone thinks your
odd, we probably won't like you anyway… We just keep SoDaLaS around
as a beating stick, we're looking for someone stranger than him to pick
We also have a new record for "Fastest Sign-Up for a BTM" going to Skunkworks! Apparently Skunk was watching the MeatCAM last night and noticed I was doing the banner graphic for the top of the Abattoir, knowing that the banner is the first official thing to get posted, he opened the Sign-Up Page, filled it out, then opened another browser, sat back and pressed 'refresh'. As soon as the banner changed, he pressed Send… Congratulations, Skunkworks… It took you a whole 6 seconds after the date went up to get your name in, you may now yell Yatta! We're over half full already, so best be getting your name in fast! Don't forget, even when we're full, you can still come as a Spectator, every attendant will have a shot at winning the 21" Monitor, so don't delay…
talked about in the forums on Abattoir.BBs,
we're going to have a little "unofficial MiniBTM"
to celebrate the release of Unreal 2003 Demo
which is coming out soon! Be ready, because there will not be much
warning on this! (…we realize many of you cannot go 8 weeks without
so we'll help out those of you who are jonesing already…)
Watch the Minutes!
As always, BTM was a hoot! Battlefield 1942 dominated at this last BTM, and for good reason! If you've not yet grabbed the demo for this outstanding team FPS, head to the Abattoir SuperFTP and nail it now! Don't have an account? Well it's free, so why not just ask! (…give us your name, play alias and a password…). As mentioned in the last update, the SuperFTP and Web Portal Server has been rebuilt from scratch… With our new Server and the DNS action Exahost is providing (…thanks again, Pete!..) we'll be redoing "MeatMan's Big, Hard, Drive" (MBHD) soon with controlled links, so watch for it! We also will be setting up some new game servers soon, these servers will reside on a 3Mbit pipeline, allowing for larger server volumes without lag, plus they'll be located on a separate pipe from the SuperFTP Server, so no more bandwidth issues! (…sorta'…).
Here's a quick "Abattoir LAN Party Ingenuity Award" for you, Josh (vs9) Becigneul came to BTM34 via Via (…say that three times fast!..) Rail from Windsor… To minimize his cargo, he requested in advance if the Abattoir could supply a monitor (…which we're happy to do, and yes, they're limited quantity, so don't start asking just because you're lazy…) he then proceeded to remove the motherboard from his PC, along with all pertinent cards and drives, then packed it all into his original motherboard box, stuffed it all in a small knapsack and jumped onto his train. Once arriving at the Abattoir, a quick plug together and he was up and running, no cooling issues to worry about either! That's using your head, Josh! Congratulations, you can pick-up your "Abattoir LAN Party Ingenuity Award" can'o'spam at the next BTM!
Staff has but their heads together and we've come up with BTM35's
date, but we won't be announcing anything till tonight!! So be sure
to check back after 7pm today, then get your name in fast!! You won't
want to miss this Fall Edition, we're thinking of giving a little Door
Prize action for our 35th
LAN Party… (…Gee, and maybe launch SoDa's
stupid mouse into space, we forgot to do that! DoH!..).
Oh, and for those who were graced by the Town of Oakville's Parking Nazi's,
the 6th call has been made… I'm digitally recording them all.
We'll let you know how things turn out <GriN!>
"Bringing people together... so you can blow them apart!"