1000 - R2K
Sunday, April 11, 2010
R2K, a quake 3 blog, has been posting for about 5.5 years at this point. There have been about 340,000 page views, and perhaps even more impressive, about 88,000 profile views. Posting rates drastically increased during the past year or so, and to help keep track, I have started numbering the posts.

To celebrate the 1000th post, I have decided to stop posting for a month. Posting will continue at High power rocketry and Micro Images.

There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, Google adsense income has dropped from the typical few dollars a day ($20 on a good day), to now just a few cents per day. This is partially due to a reduction in hits, but mostly due to Google simply offering less money per click. They have drastically slashed income, and I can only assume this is the same across the board for most content hosts. This is a double edged sword.

This used to be a nice source of income on the side, a few hundred here and there from time to time. But it is also liberating to no longer have to maintain this income. Also, the number of loyal readers (and particularly those who comment) has decreased greatly. This may be due to me no longer visiting other blogs often, largely because my friends in blogger have stopped posting. Finally, my workload has increased, particularly during the first three months of this year. Post rates are easy to maintain, particularly when they are cutting and pasting cool things or naked Asian women. But this is a good time to consider stopping and letting the electrons lie fallow.

Rather than just fade away and stop posting, or leave things up in the air, I will continue posting 1 month from today. Readers can return then, on May 11th, but do not have to check back before then because this will be the last post. (Unless there is some emergency post so important that it just has to be added.) At this time, I hope to return and decide how to proceed. This may mean altering the page, perhaps a new template and a new look, new post rates, etc.

If you are interested, please visit the archives. There were some great posts back in 2006 - 2008, I think. That may have been the high water mark around here. Archives are located in the usual place, down on the right.

If you want new pages to visit, consider these:


And on that note, I leave you with, The Deep:

posted by High Power Rocketry @ Sunday, April 11, 2010   5 comments
999 - Quake 3
Saturday, April 10, 2010

posted by High Power Rocketry @ Saturday, April 10, 2010   0 comments
998 - One of the longest rap songs ever
Friday, April 09, 2010

Hold up Z-Ro the Crooked aka King of the Ghetto
Screwed Up Click soldier for life
Know what I'm talking about
Mo-City stand up in this motherfucker
Know what I'm saying
My nigga gardy in this bitch, what's up my nigga
Huh, inside out, that boy Harlem done touch ground
Hold up man, know what I'm saying ridgemont fo for life
Redmond ridas nigga redmond hard heads
Huh, ya'll feel me man, rest in peace to that nigga Goudy
That nigga LL man know what I'm saying
Shit man it's fuck up man
Rest in peace to to that nigga E-mar
We going to hold it down you know what I'm talking about
And that's Real Talk

25 Lighters on my dresser yes sir
Got a bad black bitch that drives a black compressor
You know I'm smoking on that herb
Every damn day just to calm my damn nerves
Screwed Up Click ain't never going to switch
Nigga build a ditch for a motherfucking snitch
Talking to the laws given up info
Catch me at the pad black lamp smoking indo
Sipping on drank on a whole liter
This for nigga Moe I got a nine millimeter
And a 45. I'm a keep it live
Do it in 08' like in 95'
That was the year I made it clear
Wrecken on the microphone to get away from here
I'm reppin' for the south with diamonds in my mouth
And diamonds on my hands and diamonds in my house
Shinning so bright
Even in the night
Smoking on cush what the fuck is top flight
I'm only on the good bitch I wish you would
Keeping it all world ya'll keeping it all hood
Trying to get paper pull another capper
Man my house is swoah something like Tony Drapper
Got to get my mill from my record sell
This time last year I was in a jail cell
Waiting for commissary waiting on mail call
Man I can't wait till I get free cause I'm a ball
Put it in they face free my partner Grace
What's up to that Los what's cracking cause I'm straight lase
What's up to that Pokey
What's up to that Woldy
Always kept it real never act like they ain't know me
Soldier Boy love Z-Ro is who I am
Back in the days signed with that ex fam
Me in the phat and that Street Military
R I P Maleak in the day in the cemetery
But it ain't over chip on my shoulder
Catch me brand new candy blue range rover
Rollin to the end my skin is my sin
And like LiL KeKe say it never will ever end
Gots to keep flowing I'm a keep it going
Back in 92' I probably could kick your door in
Nigga lay it down lay it down you hoes lay it down
I reppin' for the South Side of that H-Town
Screwed Up Click until it's over with
AK with catch bag on my shoulder bitch
You will die fucking with that Ro
He ain't never been a bitch he ain't never been no hoe
Don't know how to be a broad don't know how to be a mark
I put the rubbers on cause it just turn dark
Mashing on the gas pocket full of cash
Looking for a yellow bone bitch with big ass
I ain't disrespecting just telling the truth
Ya'll know how I do it when I gets up in the booth
I'm a go hard till I chip my fucking tooth
In a fly murder four door of coof
Yeah I get my paper yeah I get my bread
I don't give a damn what you bitch niggas done said
Talking down on me cause I'm a get my spread
I ain't tripping I'm in the kitchen whippin' up a batch
Batch of them pies for all the time guys
Watching out for the FED they be in disguise
Looking like G looking like ballas
Looking like ture money making shot callas
But them boys laws yeah that's them folks
I ain't tripping cause I know it's hot on postoak
Back in the day I had a pocket full of rocks
24/7 365 around the clock
About to get paid stacking up my paper
I hit a lick then it's time for me to lay low
Just run on my screen on 360 playing Halo
Hoes dropping like it's hot when ever I say so
Cause I'm the man diamonds on my hand
Got big bass in the back of the blue van
It's blue over gold the story been told
Benjamin franklin and two blacks wheel 4
My flow is real cold I ain't never been wacked
And thanks to Bun-B and Pimp-C I got two gold plaques
They hanging on my wall pimp I miss you dog
Bun-B ride for that boy and make them crawl
Do it for the south and do it for the Hawk
And who ever don't like it keep my dick up in they mouth
I'm Screwed Up Click till they lay me in my casket
I ride around Houston with that plastic
Hand on my steel wood grain wheel
You can hardy see me with the diamonds on my grill
You can hide behind the parts of diamonds on my wrist
And can't nobody do it like me cause I do it like this
And never had love for a bitch
All I'm trying to really do is get rich
Trying to get my fucking bread baby
Ride in mercedes I know a nigga hate me
But I don't give a damn nah I don't give a fuck
Riding on drapped up 26's on my truck
Hell yeah bitch I know they large
Got three foreigns cars in my garage
I never sabotage my fucking career
Had to make it clear and I shed another tear
But nigga I'm real bumper and grill
When I do my music it's the music you can feel
Cause I'm just a G riding one deep
And every time I ride I ride with gun on seat
Watching out for jackers cause I know they scoping
Trying to leave a real niggas head wide open
Pulling down swangas cause they ain't clacking
I'm rolling on 20 inch 4's bitch what happening
Looking so fly I don't smoke fry
Got to be a G till the day that I die
That's my big homie boy that Lil Ke
Boy you know I love you it's you and me
In this damn thing we going to do it for the Screw
And do it for the South and I'm a do it for you
And you going to do it for me it's S.U.C.
Screwed Up Click until I D I E
Nigga don't get me crunk watch me pop trunk
Smoking on cush ain't never seen skunk
Man I'm so throwed caught me in the zone
I don't give a fuck about you calling on my phone
I fucks with the stripper versace on my zipper
This the nigga Ro taper fade with the clipper
I brought my partner for my partner Paul
About to make a million dollars and buy the whole mall
Call that bitch Mo-Town and it's gonna go down
A couple of day from now I got a show in your town
And I'm a get paid and I'm a get laid
And every car I drive, candy paint going to get sprayed
On the doors nigga and on the side dog
And I ain't scared I got jesus on my side dog
Hit the church house and then go work out
And after that you it's time to pull the purp out
And I'm a roll one and I'm a smoke one
And I'm a roll one and I'm a smoke one
And I'm a roll one and I'm a smoke one
Now I'm out of my mind that's what that smoke done
But I'm a maintain still in the same game
But only thing ain't making the same change
I getting paid boy you better believe that
A grammy on my shelf I'm a achieve that
Cause I can do it nigga even tho you say I can't
But I don't give a fuck about ya'll I'm about my bank
I hope you feel that bitch nigga you
You could put your wig back ain't nobody going to be missing you
You a hoe nigga not a role nigga
Cause Z-Ro make more doe nigga
More versus more mixtapes more shows nigga
And I ain't ever at home I'm on the road nigga
I'm chasing fedi baby ya'll ain't ready baby
Yeah I'm living like a motherfucking chevy baby
Or like a ford I'm buit ford ford tough
Blowing on that real real purple purple stuff
Talking about that cush got it from the band tho
Watch me come down with my pistol in my hand hoe
Don't run up on me if you don't want to get shot
I'm a grab my remote and give it all that I got
Hold up man hold up
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Friday, April 09, 2010   2 comments
997 - I just lost 50 lbs
Thursday, April 08, 2010

posted by High Power Rocketry @ Thursday, April 08, 2010   2 comments
996 - Kiwi Nuclear Thermal Rocket

"A modified Kiwi nuclear reactor was deliberately destroyed at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station in Jackass Flats, Nevada, as a safety experiment simulating an accident during a launch. Nuclear scientists imposed a sudden increase in power on the generator, there was a rapid release of heat and energy that caused the reactor to burst apart. The safety experiment was designed to obtain basic reactor shutdown information for use in predicting the behavior of nuclear rocket reactors under a wide range of accident conditions. Kiwi was a project under the National Nuclear Rocket development program, sponsored jointly by the Atomic Energy Commission and NASA as part of project Rover/NERVA (Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application). The main objective of Rover/NERVA was to design a flight rated thermodynamic nuclear rocket engine. Kiwi was a prototype for a nuclear rocket reactor that could be used in space travel. Gaseous hydrogen was used as a propellant on the Kiwi-A tests that began in 1959. Kiwi-A served as a learning tool to test specifications and to discover changes that needed to be implemented in the next phase of study, the Kiwi-B series. This project began in December 1961 and used liquid hydrogen as a propellant. In the late 1960's and early 1970's, the Nixon Administration cut NASA and NERVA funding dramatically. The cutbacks were made in response to a lack of public interest in human spaceflight, the end of the space race after the Apollo Moon landing, and the growing use of low-cost unmanned, robotic space probes. Eventually NERVA lost its funding, and the project ended in 1973."

More rocketry stuff here: High Power Rocketry
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Thursday, April 08, 2010   0 comments
995 - Donkey in Da Back and other hits
Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Lil mama got a donkey x3
Lil mama got a donkey in da back!

posted by High Power Rocketry @ Wednesday, April 07, 2010   1 comments
994 - Wow it is in three dee!
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Wednesday, April 07, 2010   0 comments
993 - New species found near the pole
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Tuesday, April 06, 2010   1 comments
992 - Really interesting game called Small Worlds

"Sea Dave has made this wonderful, melancholic pixely game about exploring. It really is a thing of great beauty and you should totally play it. It won the cgdc6 competition, which means Sea Dave is the most awesome person on the planet."

Small Worlds
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Tuesday, April 06, 2010   2 comments
991 - The glory of the war in Iraq
Monday, April 05, 2010

"Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths ocurred. Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on http://collateralmurder.com"

Freedom is on the march!
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Monday, April 05, 2010   1 comments
990 - Giant explosion
Sunday, April 04, 2010

(skip to around 1:45 for the explosion on this one.)

Not much info on this even, the explosion looks and sounds like something on the order of 100 tons TNT, a massive blast. Those fragments are probably truck sized shards of metal and structure.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Sunday, April 04, 2010   5 comments
989 - Cosplay!
Saturday, April 03, 2010

posted by High Power Rocketry @ Saturday, April 03, 2010   1 comments
988 - Rap album covers
Friday, April 02, 2010

Ay thang is ay thang.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Friday, April 02, 2010   0 comments
987 - Update
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Friday, April 02, 2010   0 comments
986 - Shark boy!
Thursday, April 01, 2010
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Thursday, April 01, 2010   0 comments
985 - The Squeakquel
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Thursday, April 01, 2010   0 comments
984 - Pirates attack
"The frigate USS Nicholas came under fire from a pirate vessel shortly after midnight in international waters west of the Seychelles, according to a U.S. military statement." From CNN

Just to be clear, a few guys like this:

In a boat like this:

Fired on this:

USS Nicholas
Previous member of DESRON SIX
Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

453-foot hull
4,100 tons
Twin gas turbine 41,000 shp (31,000 kW)
Flank speed of mid 30 KTS

It was a lucky day for the pirates as most of them were simply captured, and not the more controversial "blown the fuck up."
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Thursday, April 01, 2010   2 comments
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