Kurt! I was wondering where you got off to. Oh, it was me that was in the
land of the lost, right? Uh, well, I am trying to get back into the swing
of things. How's life?
By the way, what's up with "Tweak"?
No, haven't had any boys myself. Hard to believe you did. Did you get very
big? Heh heh heh. Congratulations on the son. Keep in mind, he's the
right size for a payload right now...
I've been lurking around, looking at who's doing what on the Web as it
relates to rocketry. The Rocketry Forums are a great playground, are they
not? By the way, what's up with ROL? You'd think the new owner could get
an opinion article or something, something other than just cut-and-paste ads
for the site. Maybe I should write an opinion article...I bet you it
wouldn't get posted.
This I find totally amazing and utterly ridiculous at the same time, no
slight on you. What was once the premiere hobby rocketry website in the
world has become a destination that regular flyers "gave up on ... long
For five years I have been forced to sit on the sidelines and not comment
because Brent takes it personally when someone says something bad about him.
In the spirit of things, I just stayed out of sight. In the mean time, the
asset that I poured my blood, sweat and tears into has turned into a toxic
dump site - unsuitable for human habitation.
It is beyond me how you can kill the best thing the hobby had going, but
apparently this group of Nevada twits are capable of screwing anything up.
Even Jerry couldn't have screwed up ROL this badly.
P.S. Your mailserver is reporting that news44 as a user doesn't exist.
Didn't we go through this before?
See, Jerry and I agree on some things. ROL is hosed. Blogging before
blogging was even invented.
Jerry, why didn't you respond to my email?
Damn. Two things. What's hobby rocketry coming to?
This proves my point -- the ATF put a lot of weight into what ROL and its
editor had to say. Lends credence to my claim that Rocketry Online was the
highest trafficked hobby rocketry website in the world (as well as the
leading hobby rocketry authority on the Internet). Now it's just a place
for free rocketry auctions and a shill mouthpiece for select manufacturers.
By the way, Jerry, I don't see the ATF quoting you on anything. Can that
mean anything or is it just an oversight?
Thanks, but those are all past tense as it now stands. Sad, for the
You're welcome, I just wished it hadn't been all for vain...
You *are* talking about the people who live to obsfucate by way of
'codifying'. It's the infamous "Hey! Look over there!" shell game.
Unfortunately, for most hobbyists, the hobby is doomed in these days of
American's so eager to exchange their liberty for safety.
...more true now than ever before.
Even product announcements can be good, but even those were turned into
nothing but blatant advertisements for vendors. By the way, I can think of
NO GOOD REASON that a vendor should have a need for a product announcement
unless they are the manufacturer as well. Announcing a 20% off special is
not news, its an ad.
Boring is the nice word for it. F#%$ed up is more appropriate.
I thought we had this fixed. At least you are on top it...
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