November 14, 2010

Let's have a toast for the douchebags...

So, the 'Coup has been quiet for some time now. Armand held down the fort and exhausted himself. Baltar's epic reviews are, well, epic and infrequent. And my situation... I can't speak for the others, but for me, the last...
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May 22, 2010


Clearly we are on one....
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June 12, 2009

As if it wasn't already obvious...

... we are all out and about away from computers for the most part. Baltar has been out in the woods near Ft. Ticonderoga and is now hiking in the mountains of Vermont. Armand is out and about visiting with...
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April 14, 2009


Someone just did her first blog from an iPhone. Cracktastic!...
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January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

We're all back from the travels of the last couple of weeks, and waking up to a new year of ice and snow. I'm hitting the snooze on getting back to blogging and facing the world. Hope everyone is cozy...
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November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

None of us are from where we are, and this year travel to the south (where our relatives reside) is out for various reasons. So, the three of us will be having Thanksgiving together this afternoon, for which I could...
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August 24, 2008

"Moose Lesbian Jew"

This is the commenter name from the latest round of spam inundating the blog. WTF?...
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July 25, 2008


Mil perdones, people. We are under a spam attack and I was hastily trying to keep up with the cleaning up and accidentally deleted some comments. Morris, Jacflash, Moon, Armand, Baltar, and myself too got axed. Maybe Ryan, and anyone...
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June 19, 2008

Welcome Guest Poster

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our first guest poster! Jacflash is not only one of the regular commenters around here, but an old and dear friend IRL. I'll let him share whatever information he wants to about...
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June 02, 2008

Bad news, decent news, good news

Starting with me. The hiatus is over (which, depending on your perspective and enjoyment of my contributions, might be bad news). My old computer is dead. Turns out, it's not the getting wet that kills them, but the drying out....
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May 13, 2008

Rumors of my (computer's) demise

Are true. While in comparison to the havoc wreaked on others' lives and livelihoods, my loss is small, the storms that passed across the country this weekend were responsible for completely soaking my computer. It was sitting near a window...
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February 16, 2008

Blogroll Editing

As you may have noticed, there are some changes to the blogroll, several additions and a few deletions. I wish I could be a more ruthless pruner, but did manage to get rid of a few. Somehow I still can't...
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January 08, 2008

The Vacation Winds Down With A Bang

Armand is still off in New Hampshire. Text messages have been received about getting up at 4am and helping get people on busses to polling places... ouch! I didn't know Armand knew how to see 4am from that direction (the...
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January 06, 2008

Our Man In Nuampshah

Our very own Armand has bundled up and headed northeast to the primaries. In a brief call today, he reported that political celebrities were thick on the ground (Cokie borrowed his hotsauce) and that he's getting very little sleep. He...
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December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays

We're all off visiting family, and hoping you are enjoying the holidays....
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November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

The Bloodless Crew wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving! The three of us will be eating some turkey together this afternoon, so no doubt there will be light posting as we cook now and later lie around and pat our full...
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November 10, 2007

Power Outage=Blog Outage

Small town America, where a log truck into a utillity pole shuts off the power for many hours. Thank goodness the power outage stopped just before the Great Wall, or there would have been no crispy eggrolls for the dinner...
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November 06, 2007

Maybe I'm Back

I sure hope so, because I want to blog about stupidity on the part of school officials in West Virginia, spurred on by idiot parents, who think that they can create something akin to the MPAA to rate liberry books....
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November 05, 2007

Hey, is this thing on?

Sorry if anyone tried to do anything here in the last 12 hours; we attempted to upgrade to MT4.0 (the blogging software we use), and it completely blew up. We're replaced that with the old software (MT3.??), and we're in...
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August 22, 2007


We hit it, finally. Who would have thought that we could talk to each other so often, much less attract others to our prattling.,...
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May 16, 2007

Let the festivities begin!

And please join us in a very enthusiastic round of applause for Armand, who has just received promotion and tenure!...
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April 14, 2007


The visits, they add up. We just hit 44,000. Hamilton? Was that you?...
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March 29, 2007

Out of Town

Sorry for the light posting...all the members of the coup are out of town. One is returning from a few sunny days in Georgia, the other two are going to the rock show. Something resembling normal complaints about Bush should...
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February 10, 2007

The ongoing travails of comment spam

It's time for a democracy moment. Or at least an enlightened despot moment. Here's the deal... we've been getting tons of comment spam. Sometimes I delete over a thousand a day. That doesn't even take into account the ones that...
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January 16, 2007

Baltar In Charge

Armand and I are taking a little trip to Tejas so Baltar is going to be driving the bus the rest of the week and all weekend long. Hopefully he will watch a movie and/or write some concert reviews, for...
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November 18, 2006

Spam Assault Reprise

Dear readers, It's the weekend. I'm sure you feel like commenting about as much as I feel like spending the weekend cleaning out the spam about "man nipples." Therefore, I have turned up the spam zapper just below Death Star...
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November 09, 2006

Spam Assault

No, we are not interested in sex cams, thank you very much!...
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October 23, 2006

Hey hey Habeus Corpus!

It's been a while since we've welcomed specific visitors. But hey, a warm welcome to the Intelligence Center Online Network Visitor number 34,007! Domain Name ? (Military)IP Address (Army Information Systems Command)ISP Army Information Systems CommandLocation Continent : North AmericaCountry : United States  (Facts)State : ArizonaCity : Sierra VistaLat/Long : 31.5498, -110.1936 (Map)Language unknownOperating System Microsoft WinXPBrowser Internet Explorer 6.0Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE...
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September 01, 2006

Light posting weekend

Baltar's at APSA, and I'm going to visit my folks, so we're at reduced staff this weekend (go Armand go!). Rest well, drive safe, and see you next week....
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August 15, 2006

I know, I know

Yes, I know the bottom of the page looks wonky. No, I am not sure what happened with that. Yes, I know that in my effort to scan the last few posts for causal errors I deleted them. No, it...
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July 01, 2006

Movable Type 3.2 Update

Not sure how this whole upgrade is going. Either no one is commenting, or you're all getting blocked. Or, it's fourth of july. [crickets chirp] Spam is still getting through, though less as I keep cranking up the spamometer. [note:...
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June 30, 2006

New Comment Rules

The new comment spam catcher has been letting some stuff through, so I've turned it up. It runs on a scale from -10 to +10 (just like the Polity score!) and we had it set at 0. I've turned it...
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June 26, 2006

Great Googly Moogly

UPDATE: OK, we're looking good now. My new request is for feedback so we can see how this is working. Regulars, time to do your duty and post some test comments in this thread so we can see how it's...
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Shut Up Already

UPDATE: Order rescinded. You may now return to talking amongst yourselves. There are likely to be kinks for a bit, so if you have issues, email me. Our wonderful server folk are about to upgrade the site, and to make...
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Comment Denial Partially Solved

Some bad spammers used "ad" as a URL and got banned. Hence, anything anyone wrote that had "ad" in it, including "read," "bad," etc. got dinged. Hope this helps. We're still working on a upgrade....
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June 25, 2006

Comment Denials Rife!

Yes, we know. And our activity log has grown so large it crashes my computer everytime I try to open it to see what the grounds of your denials are. After searching around the web, I've found that our software...
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June 14, 2006

Crazy, but that's how it goes...

It's a little overwhelming to try to catch up on a month of blog reading and world events. One thing caught my eye reading over at Pandagon this morning, because it's a subject on which I have commented from time...
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June 13, 2006

Back in the Saddle

Alrighty, finally back in the land of the stationary and regular access to internet that doesn't cost five bucks per half hour. Looks like Baltar will be back in a day or two also, so the full strength team will...
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May 17, 2006

Yay Us!

We've breached the 25,000 mark, with a visitor from Doha, Qatar! And of course, we completely forgot to congratulate ourselves for making it to two years of blogging on May 1. That's what grading final exams does to a person...
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May 13, 2006

Did you know...

...that Fort Sam Houston has a Howitzer Street? Does anyone know what the HCSSA is?...
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May 02, 2006

More Hurrahs

And while I'm handing out congratulations to the co-bloggers, we should join in sharing Armand's new joy: his first house!...
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No idea why, but we are teh popular with the military today: Naval Ocean Systems Center, 23,803 Randolph Air Force Base, 23,855 Air Mobility Command Comp/Systems Squadron, 23,867 Army Information Systems Command, 23,882 SSG/SINO, 23,889 SSG/SINO, 23,890 Goodfellow AFB, 23,899...
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April 27, 2006


Please join me in a hearty - and heartfelt - round of applause for our brand spanking new Doctor Baltar....
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April 17, 2006

Oh the wonders of the internets

While googling some of our recent visitors, up popped a website called Concealed Position. One thing I have found while keeping track of "interesting" visits is that other people do too. Anyway, from this find, more finds. Guess what? Corporate...
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Haven't done this in awhile

However, it would be uncharitable and most decidedly un-Southern of me not to extend a warm welcome to the Army Information Systems Command, visitor number 22,934. And a shout out to Northrop Grumman, TRW Space and Defense Sector, visitor number...
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Same Old Same Old

Well, I'm back, but the tasks awaiting me bred like rabbits in the springtime. And I've got two - count 'em, two - awards cermonies to attend this evening. At least it's pouring rain so I am not tempted by...
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April 05, 2006

I still love you

I'm just hammered at work, preparing to travel with a group of students, and then will be out of town all next week (the traveling part). Maybe then I'll get to the V review that Armand wants me to write....
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March 08, 2006

Maybe they want to recruit us?

Alas, we are too old. ISP HQ, USMEPCOMLocation Continent : North AmericaCountry : United States  (Facts)State : IllinoisCity : North ChicagoLat/Long : 42.3473, -87.963 (Map)Language unknownOperating System Microsoft WinXPBrowser Internet Explorer 6.0Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)Javascript disabledTime of Visit Mar 8 2006 11:37:00 amLast Page View Mar 8 2006 11:37:00 amVisit Length 0 secondsPage Views 1Referring URLunknownVisit Entry Page Exit Page Zone unknownVisitor's Time UnknownVisit Number 20,693 Among other disqualifiers....
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March 03, 2006

Shout Out to New Jersey

Thank you for visiting, number 20,460, USAISC-CECOM....
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February 28, 2006

Delays in comments appearing

It's totally us, not you. Midterms are keeping us away from our duties. I just approved a batch of first time comments, so check back in your threads to catch up. Mil perdones!...
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February 23, 2006

baby steps

We passed 20,000 visits today. I was going to identify our lucky 20,000th guest by state, but it's someone who is using an anonymizer. So, hey, thanks for stopping by, whoever you are! Oh, and we got a visit from...
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February 15, 2006

It's the spam...

The comment spam keeps on coming. And there is still the glut of "midget porn," "dirty sluts" and "anal anal anal," there has been a huge burst of a new kind of spam, the "Hi! Nice site!" and "great work,...
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February 09, 2006

More Visits From Military Intelligence

Today we got a little bit excited to see that we had a visit from someone at C-Span (Baltar says "Go Congress!"): Domain Name ? (Organization)IP Address 12.40.160.# (NATIONAL CABLE AND SATELLITE CORP) AT&T WorldNet ServicesLocation Continent : North AmericaCountry : United States  (Facts)State : MarylandCity : DaytonLat/Long : 39.2402, -77.0037 (Map)Language unknownOperating System Microsoft WinXPBrowser Internet Explorer 6.0Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows...
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January 29, 2006

Word Cloud

Do yours. Via Lawyers, Guns, and Money....
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January 27, 2006

Back again!

Domain Name ? (Military)IP Address 128.160.133.# (Naval Research Laboratory) Naval Research LaboratoryLocation Continent : North AmericaCountry : United States  (Facts)State : MississippiCity : DiamondheadLat/Long : 30.3728, -89.3779 (Map)Language unknownOperating System Microsoft WinXPBrowser Internet Explorer 6.0Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)Javascript disabledTime of Visit Jan 27 2006 4:06:22 pmLast Page View Jan 27 2006 4:06:22 pm...
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January 13, 2006

We're really branching out!

Now if we could only get Congress, the Air Force and the Marines, we'd have a full house! Domain Name ? (United States Government) Time of Visit Jan 13 2006 2:35:02 pm Last Page View Jan 13 2006 2:36:18 pm Visit Length 1 minute 16 seconds...
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January 11, 2006


Now DOJ: Domain Name ? (United States Government)IP Address 149.101.1.# (US Dept of Justice) US Dept of JusticeLocation Continent : North AmericaCountry : United States  (Facts)State : MarylandCity : PotomacLat/Long : 39.0254, -77.1973 (Map)Language unknownOperating System Microsoft WinXPBrowser Internet Explorer 6.0Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; DI60SP1001)Javascript disabledTime of Visit Jan 11 2006 11:13:24 amLast Page View Jan 11 2006 11:13:24 amVisit Length 0 secondsPage Views 1Referring URLunknownVisit Entry Page Exit Page Zone unknownVisitor's...
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January 04, 2006

We are NOT a nuclear sub!

Look! Our friends/'bots are back! Domain Name ? (Military)IP Address 140.32.16.# (Naval Ocean Systems Center) Naval Ocean Systems CenterLocation Continent : North AmericaCountry : United States  (Facts)State : CaliforniaCity : SacramentoLat/Long : 38.534, -121.4435 (Map)Language unknownOperating System Microsoft WinXPBrowser Internet Explorer 6.0Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)Javascript disabledTime of Visit Jan 4 2006 9:54:24 pmLast Page View Jan 4 2006 9:54:24 pm...
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December 24, 2005

Happy Christmas

It's a slow few days around here as we travel to spend time with our families. We're still thinking of you, dear readers, and hoping that you are happy. Whatever it is that you may or may not be celebrating....
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December 20, 2005

Porn Spam

We get tons of porn spam in our trackbacks. No news there. However repeatedly we keep getting it from - well, I doubt it's really from there - the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. What...
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December 12, 2005

Our Friends Came Back

Good to see you, but really, I swear, there are no nuclear subs here. Promise! Domain Name ? (Military)IP Address 140.32.16.# (Naval Ocean Systems Center) Naval Ocean Systems CenterLocation Continent : North AmericaCountry : United States  (Facts)State : CaliforniaCity : SacramentoLat/Long : 38.534, -121.4435 (Map)Language unknownOperating System Microsoft WinXPBrowser Internet Explorer 6.0Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)Javascript disabledTime...
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December 06, 2005

The Navy Loves Us?

I wonder what a someone from the Major Shared Resource Center was doing visiting Bloodless Coup? It came up in the site meter as a simple, but nothing comes up for that site. What comes up from google is...
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December 05, 2005

That time of year

No, not the holidays. Finals. And there's not much time to do more than clean the porn spam out of the comments and pings. It's an amusing ritual by this point because the latest MTBlacklist is really nice, and I...
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November 21, 2005

To Be or Not to Be...

Based on recent events with Pajamas/OSM/Name of the Week media, we've been talking about whether we've done everything we ought to with this whole blogging thing. In my earlier post, I suggested that Jammies should have "done their homework" or...
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Missing Link(s)

Something funky is happening with the view of Bloodless Coup. Mozilla viewers seem to see no difference. With Internet Explorer, the sidebar vanishes. No word on Netscape. If you're not seeing what you expect to see over there (like our...
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November 10, 2005

Frickn' frackn' ($&%$#

MT Blacklist is acting up again. Sorry if you are getting moderated or blocked. I'm working on it. Binky weaves "a tapestry of profanity which to this day is still hovering somewhere over" the Three Rivers.... UPDATE: More of the...
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October 18, 2005

Update on Blocking of Comments for "Questionable Content"

Hopefully no one should be getting blocked for "questionable content" anymore. Long story short, a spammer used a relatively common "string" that shows up in lots of comments. I blocked the spammer, and inadvertently blocked everyone else, including myself. Since...
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October 09, 2005

Comment Errors

Mil perdones. Especially to the Stealth Badger. We upgraded to a new version of MT Blacklist, and occasionally, and inexplicably (at least so far) comments are being denied for "questionable content." It's happened to me, to Armand, to Joshua, and...
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October 06, 2005


Midterm-time, and the posting is lazy Tests are coming And the red pens are nigh The first test's all wrong And the second is weaker So hush now readers We're gonna cry. In addition, Armand is traveling for a few...
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September 01, 2005

Have a Cigar!

We are proud to announce the arrival of a happy healthy bouncing baby ZINE!!! When we started Bloodless Coup we intended to have both the blog and zine component up and running. The zine was delayed, but hopefully it will...
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August 18, 2005

Baby's First Steps

Bloodless Coup has had over ten thousand visits. It seems like a milestone worth commemorating. Thanks for reading!...
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August 08, 2005

Muchissimas gracias

To Baltar, who took the time to update our blogroll. And in surfing some of the new links today found Kung Fu Monkey quoting a friend: "The plural of anecdote is not data." I love it!...
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August 02, 2005

Questionable Content

Yours truly stands accused, by my own creation (baltar, armand, a little license here) of "questionable content." It's almost as bad as having a teenager! Bloodless Coup rejected the following comment: So, the President put his mouth where our money...
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July 05, 2005

We're Back!

We seem to have solved all of our behind-the-scenes technical problems. The site seems to be up and working, including comments (if they aren't, please let us know). However, there is one caveat: the comment-spam blocking software operates by matching...
Posted by baltar at 02:50 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

May 26, 2005

An Explanation For My Absence.

Charles Hauser; 1929 Ė 2005 Obituary New York Times Story (I havenít blogged in over a month, and this post is in part an explanation, in part a memorial, and in part just an emotional release. Iíll apologize for the...
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April 20, 2005

A Moment of Silence

I'm going to suspend blogging for the rest of today. Baltar's father died recently, and the memorial service is today. I'm sure I speak for all of us in extending our condolences, concern and affection to him and his family...
Posted by armand at 01:26 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

April 09, 2005

Cherry Blossoms

For the next week I'm going to be in Washington DC with a group of undergraduate "diplomats" at a simulation. So, I wanted to take a moment to publicly thank Armand and Baltar for holding down the fort, and for...
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November 30, 2004

Comment Spam

As you may have noticed, Bloodless Coup has been receiving a good deal of attention from comment spammers, mostly of the "online casino" variety. What you may not know is that we wage a daily battle with dozens, hundreds, even...
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August 16, 2004

News Regarding Comments

A couple of quick site notes. First, we've added a new section to the right that lists the five posts that have the most recent comments, and links to the last comment made to each. Hopefully, putting people up on...
Posted by baltar at 06:22 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

May 01, 2004

Playing with Styles

Still in the building/rebuilding phase of this. I'm playing with downloading various style sheets, and putting them in. The next step (after finding one that seems to look reasonably "bloodless") is to modify it (change color, font, ect.). These style-sheets...
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