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January 13, 2008 by Draginol
Steve Parker (Neobond) and Marcel Klum (Redmak), the founders of Neowin, visited this week.

Here's some pictures.

From left: Marcel, Me, Steve.

Marcel and Steve in front of Stardock building.


Steve and Marcel working on Neowin.
January 6, 2008 by Draginol
Last year I spent a lot of time reading up to improve my business skills.  This year, I am prepared to make better use of what I have learned as well as administer some tough love in the process that will, on the surface, violate a lot of the rules of business management.

So below are some New Years resolutions I've made for business:

I'm going to administer less and be more hands on to discipline ourselves on how we get things done. Not that I'm going to be some sort of nasty bastard...
December 23, 2007 by Draginol
I have a confession to make. I generally enjoy the company of left-wingers to right-wingers. It's true.  I love to have lively debates but the main observation I have about left-wingers is that they tend to at least think about things more so than the average person.  Sure, most of their opinions are poorly thought out (grin) but I enjoy talking to people who have thought about more than what they've eaten today, what they hope to eat tomorrow, and what they've eaten in the past which ...
December 23, 2007 by Draginol

Here are some pictures from this past year!




Captioning: My turtle Cuddles who celebrated his 20th year living with me this year. Ashley on the tramponline. Take a close look at the "family picture"... The toy in the garage at the cottage. Debbie in New York. Alex at Comerica Park. Stupid me and my stinging bees. My hot wife poses in the car. Ryan gets a base hit. Alex tries to crawl away on our beach. More bees. Mo...
December 20, 2007 by Draginol
December 16, 2007 by Draginol

Next-generation MyColors is almost ready for mass distribution.
December 11, 2007 by Draginol
I know it's not nice to say that some people are losers. But that doesn't mean it isn't true. Awhile back I wrote an article on this topic. Now, I'd like to put together this simple test that if someone I know or work with blatantly shows these signs I can just print it out, highlight and hand it to them.

Are you a loser? Do you leave a given situation worse than you found it? For instance, if you borrow something do you bring it back damaged? Loan a loser a car and it'll come back with a st...
August 24, 2007 by Draginol
You can now use Microsoft Word 2007 to post your blogs on

To do it, do the following:

Choose new blog from Word 2007. Then, for the API choose MetaWebBlog and for the Posting URL use this:

Then enter your UserID and PW from and voila.

And that's it!
October 20, 2006 by Brad Wardell
Pathetic Whining Mode: Activated

So as the week comes to an end I've had a lot of people contact me saying "Hey, you're famous, Rush Limbaugh talked about you on the air today". And when he didn't mention me by name, he quoted my article or referred to me as an "unknown blogger" or "rank amateur" or "some nobody" whatever.

I can't say it was a fun experience.  While at work, I'll regularly listen to talk radio which includes Rush Limbaugh on occasion. It's definitely not fun...
June 7, 2006 by Draginol
For the first time in years I can happily say that is running very very fast.  The server upgrade is a success.  Yay!
April 13, 2006 by Draginol
JoeUser may be a neat site but it hasn't been IMO a very reliable site. Down times, slow speeds, flakey behavior, bugs, etc.  On the one hand, it's free, so how can we complain? But on the other hand, it's still been down, slow, flakey, and buggy and that just because you're free doesn't mean that you're above criticism.

But in the past few days, we've finally started the full upgrade process on our entire server farm.  Shortly after GalCiv II shipped, we did some emergency updates ...
March 21, 2006 by Draginol
I took my son to Best Buy to get Galactic Civilizations II.  I wonder how many of his friends believe his dad makes computer games? Probably not many. LOL.
March 15, 2006 by Draginol
As mentioned previously, the new servers have arrived and the coding team has been working around the clock to optimize code and make tweaks.

JU is back! Hopefully you can already tell a performance increase.

November 11, 2005 by Draginol
Atrophe. I think that's how you spell it. I could look it up but that would be work. And that brings me to my problem - I've become so lazy that my muscles are starting to atrophe.  I think I should do something about that..but yet..the chair beckons..
October 25, 2005 by Draginol
Last night the master database became corrupt and one of the machines had a catastrophic failure.  I kind of "perfect storm" of failure -- two bad things on two seperate servers.  For a few hours, JoeUser ceased to exist. It was the worst case scenario.

However, LUCKILY, we do daily backups on all your blogs. So this incident can at least provide some assurance that all your hard work, your thoughts and written record are being treated with respect and care.

It does mean, however...