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The change I hinted about recently has come to pass, and as of today we are no longer part of the UGO network. Some of you may have noticed there are no ads here today, while many of you are finding things no different, as you have taken to blocking ads here due to the preponderance of pop-ups and takeovers. Ads will return tomorrow or the next day, but without the types of disruptive ads we've seen in the past, and they will not return unless there is no way to keep the site online without them. More about this going forward.

Other stuff: More kudos to Frans who helped make this transition go smoothly. To those who wanted pics of the doggies in their minimalist costumes, I will try and get one up soon, in the meantime, here are a couple of shots of Bellevue's TF2 Engineer and Sentry getup. Also, today is the first day back on Standard Time here in the US, but there probably aren't too many who need reminding of that with so many clocks on cable boxes, computers, and cell phones able to update automatically.

Finally, happy birthday mom. I still miss you.

Ad-free Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
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The History Of Halloween. Thanks Acleacius.
Science: The unromantic truth about why we kiss - to spread germs. Thanks Digg.
A farmer's field of dreams buries climate change war. Thanks Slashdot.
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Media: Remix- Home Alone meets Saw.
Cool Pumpkin Design.
The Flying Eagle - The Coolest Bowling Shot Ever.
Follow-ups: Controversy erupts over mock lunar lander contest.
The Funnies: How Different Age Groups Celebrate Halloween. Thanks Digg.

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27. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 2, 2009, 11:16  Xymph 
It'd also be nice if we could get an actual forum, so that we could talk about some things for more than two days before it disappears again.
You mean like a few boards with categories where people themselves can initiate a thread? Like still exists on Chatbear?

That might be feasible with the stripped down Chatbear code in use on this site, the basic support for multiple boards is there I think.
As for a whole separate phpBB or vBulletin forum, that's less likely to happen.
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