• Goodbye Mom we miss you already 14.01.13

    Last week was Colleen’s Memorial for the family (and very close friends). I’ve never been to one before and I don’t know what is considered “normal” but this one started with a couple readings by my dad and my sister. Then the floor was opened up to everyone else and a Pastor friend closed the […]

  • Amazing Grace (House of the Rising Sun) 14.08.12

    lyrics written by the English poet and clergyman John Newton Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me…. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now, I see. T’was Grace that taught… my heart to fear. And Grace, my fears relieved. How precious did that Grace appear… […]

  • Evangelical update 03.01.11

    So I managed to get to Evangelical this morning to get some good deals. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get many books on my list. There was a pre-sale on Wednesday and Thursday evening where I suspect a lot of the books went fast (Christmas probably cleared out a lot too). While they do carry […]

  • Corbin’s native tounge 19.09.10

    Today is International Talk like a Pirate Day, a holiday founded in 1995 by and for pirate enthusiasts around the world. So to have some fun, I visited a few sites and took a couple of surveys to get in touch with my inner pirate…. My pirate name is Black Tom Bonney. Like anyone confronted […]

  • 1 down, 200 (or so) more to go 25.12.09

    I’m very happy to have read this message in my admin panel just now Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.9.zip. Unpacking the update. Verifying the unpacked files Installing the latest version Upgrading database WordPress upgraded successfully It means I’ve finally managed to upgrade my database from MySQL4 to MySQL5 – something of a feat when hosted by […]

  • Furniture for Sale 21.12.09

    Via: sandiego.craigslist.org 1-Khaki Durapella Sofa (8′ x 40″) *Cleans easily $150.00 1-Navy Blue Area Rug 9×12 w/red & khaki accents $50.00 1-Kayak Birch Large Desk (29.50″ H x 71.25″ W x 27.38″ D) $75.00 (OBO) *Kayak Birch finish *Steel ball bearing slides *Antiqued Brass Hardware *Keyboard with fold down front that doubles as a utility […]

  • This Week: 10 FREE Kindles 26.10.09

    Amazon.com“>Amazon.com is celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary of their Amazon Wish Lists with 10 weeks of sweepstakes. To enter, simply create, add to, or edit a wishlist and then enter the current week’s sweepstakes (link at the top of your wishlist page). This week is the Kindle Love Price which includes 10 Kindle Readers plus some […]

  • Devotional Christian is giving away 22 Devotional books 23.10.09

    Tony Kummer of Devotional Christian appears to have the resources (unlike me) to give away 22 devotional books, but I have the resources to win them. While sharing with you this opportunity reduces my chances, I think the risk is worth it. Pop on over to his site and find out how you too can […]

  • Half Marathon for Crohn’s 16.09.09

    Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which involves ongoing (chronic) inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s-related inflammation usually affects the intestines, but may occur anywhere from the mouth to the end of the rectum. A good friend of mine suffers from this and appearantly so does the brother of another friend. […]

  • What’s your favorite Swayze moment? 15.09.09

    With the passing of Patrick Swayze on Monday, you can be sure to expect a lot of tributes to start poping up all over television and the internet and this is no exception. Well it is an exception in that it won’t be as good as the others. I’m just glad I already got my […]

  • One Leopard for sale 28.08.09

    OK, maybe two. Starting today, Mac OS X Snow Leopard is available for shipping at Amazon.com. Current Mac OS 10.5 Leopard users are eligible to upgrade to Snow Leopard at the very low price of $29. Snow Leopard is a truly exciting addition to the Mac OS X line, with half the footprint of previous […]

  • I don’t like Buffalo 05.05.09

    I’m not that fond of BBQ either. What? You thought I had something against The Queen City? No, it’s Jack in the Box’s new Mini Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwiches. They’re like miniature crispy chicken sandwiches but instead of ketchup and mustard, they use buffalo wing and ranch sauce. Now don’t go protesting on my account. […]

  • Canon Press Books 30.04.09

    Mavis of imustnotthinkbadthoughts.wordpress.com alerted me to this and I wanted to make sure you knew about it too. Canon Press – 1 Week Sale Canon Press will be hosting a special 1 Week Sale featuring over 50 different titles on sale for $1, $2, or $3. The sale begins May 1st and ends May 8th […]

  • LEED AP 31.03.09

    Now that I’ve finished my Licensing exams, its time to move onto the next step – LEED AP. LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process. LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED […]

  • Pi Day 12.03.09

    I’m not obsessed with pie, I just find certain “holidays” interesting. So do the folks over at woot.com. 9 Ways We’ll Be Celebrating Pi Day 1. Trying to arrange a 3.1415926535897932385some 2. Dressing up like Archimedes to hand out protractors to local children 3. Proving that ?r2 by ordering a Sicilian pizza 4. Finalizing our […]

  • Anaheim Rocks! 09.03.09

    I can’t believe I forgot to post this so it’s a little late… Well, my exam went well. I don?t have the results (obviously) but the process went very well. Even though I live in San Diego and the exam was in Anaheim (less than 2-hour drive), I booked a hotel room in nearby Buena […]

  • Meet Mavis 03.03.09

    Every now and then I come across a blog author that really captures my attention. Sometimes its the subject matter they, sometimes its simply the way they write, and sometimes, its both. “Mavis” – real name unknown (to me) – is one of those people. First off, she’s quirky. She reminds me of my friend […]

  • Nuke your city 26.02.09

    Found this over at the Inktank Forums. Simply enter your location (city, zip code, address) at the top and select your weapon of choice at the bottom – then Nuke it! I’d do alright against most weapons targeting San Diego but the top two or three would get me. Of course, almost nobody survives the […]

  • Photo Feeds by Julia 10.02.09

    If you use feeds but aren’t subscribed to Julia’s Gallery Feed, here’s what you’re missing… If you don’t use feeds but what to keep up with Julia’s Gallery, simply follow the link and subscribe by email. The downside is that each picture will arrive as a single email.

  • WordPress 2.7.1 10.02.09

    WordPress ? Blog ? WordPress 2.7.1 2.7.1, the first 2.7 maintenance release, is now available. 2.7.1 fixes 68 tickets. You can automatically upgrade from 2.7 to 2.7.1 via the Tools->Upgrade menu, or you can download the package and upgrade manually. Consult the list of fixed tickets and the full set of changes between 2.7 and […]

  • Third Wish by Robert Fulghum 04.02.09

    Amazon is thrilled to offer new release Third Wish by bestselling author Robert Fulghum. First published in the Czech Republic (where it quickly became a bestseller), Third Wish is a sweeping, lavishly plotted novel in five parts, bound together by a profound love story that spans the globe. It is at once a classic quest […]

  • Say what?! 22.01.09

    Every now and then I get a comment that’s not exactly English – actually, it’s not even recognizable characters. Just a bunch of boxes with four characters within each quadrant. Turns out, its just the way my email was translating the Asian characters. Here’s a sample translation of an actual comment. ?? ??? ?? ??? […]

  • Pets In Uniform 22.01.09

    Woot, it’s more than discount shopping, it’s news you can believe in. Woot : I Love A Pug In Uniform As of now, most common household pets are ineligible for service in the U.S. military. Until this injustice is corrected, the easiest way to see your pets in uniform is through Pets In Uniform, the […]

  • Get your pie on! 15.01.09

    When : January 23rd each year Created by the American Pie Council, National Pie Day is dedicated to the celebration of pie. As part of our American heritage, this day is a perfect opportunity to pass on the love and enjoyment of pie eating and pie making to future generations. National Pie Day is a […]

  • NorCal Angler 31.12.08

    My friend Steve Adams has started a new blog which may or may not be of interest to you. Since I’m not much into fishing, I’ll stick with his family blog but for those of you with bait in you veins, I give you NorCal Angler – Northern California sport fishing, adventures, destinations, trips & […]

  • Snow in the Desert 17.12.08

    Well, I just got word that its snowing in the desert where my parents live. And since we plan on going there for Christmas, I guess its time to get snow chains, or rather snow cables, for the Honda Odyssey (’05). I think the tire size is 235/65-16 and snow cables cost around $20/pair so […]

  • BROs before DOEs 16.12.08

    Bros before Does via Rust Belt Ramblings This just made me laugh. Prego, over at Rust Belt Ramblings invites you to make this into a shirt and send him a picture of your creation. I’d add that if you use this graphic in any manner other than a web page, send him a picture to […]

  • Christmas Posts from the past 16.12.08

    Since I’ve been at this blog thing long enough to have seen a few Christmases, I thought I’d share some of my best Christmas posts of the past. The meaning of Xmas December 24, 2005 Xmas (or X-mas) is an abbreviation for Christmas. It is derived from the word ???????, transliterated as Christos, which is […]

  • Guess what I got 08.12.08

    Not only did I get my very own copy of Pirate’s Cove (which I’ve talked about before) but I also got a two volume book set from the world’s greatest night-time photographer. First, let’s talk about how I came into possession of these items. As you may recall, I just had a birthday a couple […]

  • Corbin learns to walk 04.12.08

    We knew Corbin was capable, he just wasn’t motivated…until today. Now look, just 2 days after his first birthday and he’s walking! Not completely on his own yet, but he’s learning quick. It’s crazy! Last week he was perfectly content to sit and play or stand and today he’s using a toy to walk around […]

  • One Woot for sale 02.12.08

    My Woot.com Bag of Crap came today and as is tradition, I recorded my first woot. Since I was only able to get one BoC, I didn’t get much, and what I got wasn’t very useful to me but could be to some lucky eBay shopper. 3 Targus iPod locks – Deskop Security Lock for […]

  • Corbin is a year old 02.12.08

    Corbin is a year old today…and what a great year it has been. He just started cruising, has 6 teeth, loves to walk when holding our hands, claps his hands and waves (sometimes), is still quite social and especially loves the attention from other children. We just love him dearly. He’s the sweetest and funniest […]

  • Happy Birthday Julia 27.11.08

    Every few years, either my birthday or Julia’s birthday falls on Thanksgiving day. Last year was my turn, but this year, Julia has the honors. This is a special opportunity for me since I can express just how thankful i am for Julia and all she does. First, she is a wonderful woman and makes […]

  • Thanksgiving humor 26.11.08

    As many of you will undoubtedly be either isolated from the internet (visiting family) or extra close to the internet (sharing with family) I thought I?d pass on these classic Thanksgiving themed images and jokes early.

    Thanksgiving: When everyone is obsessed with breasts and big thighs are a good thing.

  • 36 22.11.08

    ’nuff said

  • This is not a briefcase 21.11.08

    It may look like one, but it is not one. Twice now, people have commented on what an unusual briefcase I have. What’s unusual, is its not a briefcase – nor am I using it as one. But maybe I should. Its the right size for holding both letter and legal size documents and there’s […]

  • Harvest Party 21.11.08

    This past weekend we were up in Hesperia visiting family. Saturday they were having a Harvest Party. Basically a big meal with lots of friends and family, and since it was a warm So-Cal weekend, we played a lot of outdoor games. There was Horseshoes and Volleyball in the back and Cut-Throat Ping Pong in […]

  • Nightscapes and the stars 20.11.08

    o this past weekend I was up in Hesperia and decided to try my hand at nighttime pics. Just click on the images to get the EXIF data for each image. To take the shots, I used a tripod and a remote shutter release to reduce shaking. I think I need work on my settings […]

  • To the Moon, again 20.11.08

    So this past weekend I was up in Hesperia and decided to try my hand at Moonscape pics again. Just click on the images to get the EXIF data for each image. To take the shots, I used a tripod and a remote shutter release to reduce shaking. I think I need work on my […]

  • I got a Random Bag of crap 20.11.08

    I’m so happy. You see, Woot.com is an online store and community that focuses on selling cool stuff cheap. Typically, they sell one item a day and you can buy 1, 2 or 3 with your order (one order per item). Occasionally, they have a Woot-off. In Woot-Off mode, a new product is launched immediately […]

  • Something else to add to my never-ending wishlist, which I’ll never read 18.11.08

    Reasons We Believe: 50 Lines of Evidence That Confirm the Christian Faith Aside from the long title of my post, and the book, I do want to get this book (among others) so I’ll be adding it to my wish list of books I want to get and read (but never will). So why do […]

  • I’m looking to borrow these books 09.11.08

    I’m looking to read these books, bu with money being so tight, I’d thought I’d ask if anyone has them to loan. Since this is only practical if you live near me don’t worry about it if you don’t. Plus, its usually cheaper to buy the books than to ship them back and forth. But […]

  • Gospel and State – regarding Prop 8 03.11.08

    Tom over at Blogogetics.com wrote a post about California’s Prop 8. It’s well worth the read. After talking to individuals within our church I have come to understand that there is widespread confusion as to how being faithful to Scripture, through political action, to help encourage city-wide shalom (peace), is attained. In other words I […]

  • Halloween 2008 03.11.08

    This is the first Halloween in several years that I actively participated in. There was the long dry spell where I did nothing – no trick-or-treating, no parties, no dressing up at work or home. But this year was different – for a few reasons. First, Corbin. He’s my boy and I wanted him to […]

  • Halloween Costume Ideas 31.10.08

    From SignOnSanDiego.com Ideas for grown-ups For pop-culture vultures: If you spend most of your time at the megaplex, in front of the TV or perusing the tabloids, these options are right up your alley. * Aldous Snow: He stole the show in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and now you, too, can croon ridiculously cheesy lyrics to […]

  • A Bit About Bokeh 21.10.08

    Bokeh (bo-kay) is an adaptation from a a Japanese word meaning blur. In photography this term is used to describe the quality of the areas in the picture which are not in focus. A good write up on bokeh can be found here. This post is just a quick study of how bokeh looks in […]

  • Gmail promotes bad etiquette 16.10.08

    I must protest! Gmail’s latest tip reveals what I consider one of emails greatest, and most often abused etiquette faux pas (not to be confused with fopas or fopaws) – The Empty Email Body. While this may seem perfect for Halloween, I assure you, this is far more scary. I often send messages where the […]

  • Hide the hamsters… 14.10.08

    The Visitors are baaack! Hoping to do for V what the Sci Fi Channel did for Battlestar Galactica, ABC has given the go-ahead on a reboot of the hit 1980s franchise about alien lizards from another planet who take over Earth. – E! online According to Variety, Scott Peters who is the brain behind “the […]

  • Moon Shot 13.10.08

    So I was inspired by a recent thread on the Inktank forums to see what kind of pictures I could take with our Canon Rebel XT. Here’s what I got. Needs some work but I wasn’t really prepared. I’ll try again later after some research.

  • October in the High Desert 13.10.08

    It’s not quite Oktoberfest but we spent the weekend with (my side of) the family up in the High Desert. That’s Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia and surrounds for you big city types. While there we managed to do something other than play boardgames (my favorite pass-time) – we hit the Corn Maze. This is Corbin’s […]

  • 3 days Only! 09.10.08

    We had to switch Corbin to formula at a very early age (about 1 month old) because he wasn’t getting enough milk the old fashioned way. When making the hard decision to go from nature’s milk to formula, you can easily be overwhelmed by choice. Luckily for us, our health care provider would give us […]

  • wanna see me drool…. 09.10.08

    Canon today strengthens its EF-S series of lenses with the launch of a versatile new model: the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. With an equivalent focal length of 29-320mm, the lens offers an 11x zoom range ? making it a powerful, lightweight alternative to carrying multiple lenses. For EOS 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 20Da, Rebel XSi/XS, […]

  • archshrk.com now supports Gravatars 07.10.08

    With my recent spat of housekeeping (notice the changes to the sidebars?) I have also added support for gravatar. What is a gravatar? A gravatar, or Globally Recognized AVATAR, is quite simply an avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites. Avatars help […]

  • Spam Blog and other stuff 07.10.08

    Kristi, one of my many, many, loyal readers, had an interesting experience recently which she blogged about. I started a new, private blog the other day as a diet journal. I have only posted twice to the darn thing. Now, it has been locked and marked as a spam blog. – Spam Blog I suspect […]

  • The end of an era, or is that error 06.10.08

    This site has always been a pet project for me. I never had any real goal in mind other than to express myself in ways that only the broad reach of the internet could. Unfortunately, that expression comes at a cost. Domain registration and web-hosting are part of that cost and to offset that cost, […]

  • Mars Attacks! 04.10.08

    Last weekend, while Julia and the other ladies from church were away for a women’s retreat, I spent Saturday with my good friend Scott (who has three kids under 3 years old). In the morning we met at the Zoo where we got to fish a bracelet out of the Koi pond, walk past some […]

  • Daily Radar Letters _2000-06-26 04.10.08

    Google is celebrating their 10-year anniversary and decided to do some spring cleaning. Among the things in the attic they found was a vintage search index in mint condition. We had so much fun searching that we wanted to put this old index online for everyone to play with. We thought it’d be even cooler […]

  • New World 01.10.08

    I’m becoming more of a board gamer as I get older. Not sure why, but I think it has to do with the quality of games. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a good first-person shooter and the occasional Battle Sphere game (sorry, no racing games for me). I even played a few rounds […]

  • Crimson Permanent Assurance 26.09.08

    In the bleak days of nineteen-eighty-three, as England languished in the doldrums of a ruinous monetarist policy, the good and loyal men of the Permanent Assurance Company– a once-proud family firm, recently fallen in hard times– strained under the yoke of their oppressive new corporate management. Pushed beyond the bounds of decent and reasonable victimization, […]

  • How Long Could You Survive Chained to a Bunk Bed with a Velociraptor? 23.09.08

    Found this one at SEOmoz today. Had to share (and rub it in) I could survive for 1 minute, 25 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor Makes me want to make a silly quiz too.

  • to exegesis or exegete 22.09.08

    Turns out neither is correct. In studying scripture we tend to come at it (or away from it) in two ways. One is the critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text. The other is the process of interpretation of an existing text in such a way as to introduce one’s […]

  • Pirate’s Cove by Days of Wonder 19.09.08

    Since it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day (TLAPD for short), I thought I’d sing the praises of one of my favorite games – again. In Pirate’s Cove, players take on the role of ship captains as they battle for the rights to plunder and become the most famed and feared Pirate the world has […]

  • Shiver me timbers 19.09.08

    Here it is September 19th and I totally forgot – again! September 19th (every year) is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. For them o’ ye who dasn’t seem t’ know how t’ enjoy life an’ find interestin’ ways t’ express yersef, TLAPD be simply a tide t’ celebrate eccentricities. Simply put, swabbies love t’ […]

  • State Of The Nation 17.09.08

    Every now and then I get an email that I feel is worth sharing. Usually it has to do with some cute story or crazy scheme or just plain stupid ideas but sometimes they are just interesting links to some fun or useful sites. the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in the […]

  • Is spam made from sharks? 12.09.08

    I was in a recent email conversation with someone and they were telling me that they think they got an email from me but it was marked spam and before they realized it, they deleted it. Turns out it wasn’t me but my dad’s email. Anyway, in the course of the conversation I mentioned that […]

  • Kathi Burg is back 10.09.08

    Kathi Burg has released a new album which I’m looking forward to very much. It’s titled Sun In Rain and you can listen to it on her MySpace page. I first fell in love with Kathi’s music a few years ago when she performed at The Courtyard as The Kathi Burg Band. Her new album […]

  • The World, Brave New or End of 08.09.08

    The other day, Gil, from the InkTank forums shared something he found on the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). If your not familiar with what that is, here’s the basics: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a gigantic scientific instrument near Geneva, where it spans the border between Switzerland and France about 100 m underground. It […]

  • Gymnast disqualified for falsifying documents 25.08.08

    Questions about the Chinese women have been swirling for months, with media reports and online records suggesting that He, Yang and Jiang might be as young as 14. Gymnasts must turn 16 during the Olympic year to be eligible. But new evidence has come to light about the eligibility of other famous gymnasts. It has […]

  • 10 Things To Look For At The Olympic Closing Ceremony 22.08.08

    Woot : 10 Things To Look For At The Olympic Closing Ceremony #1 200,000 pizzas sent to ?Chinese Taipei? #2 Ceremonial lighting of the Tibetan monk #3 Entire crowd replaced by more photogenic stand-ins #4 New technology allows the “completely live” fireworks display to run backward #5 Everyone looks under their seat to find a […]

  • Barack Obama – Evan Bayh? 22.08.08

    Alex Chediak Blog: Democratic Ticket: Barack Obama – Evan Bayh? This leak looks highly credible. It looks like Senator Evan Bayh (pronounced /?ba?/, like “bye”) has been selected as Barack Obama’s running mate. KMBC out of Kansas City has announced: KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney reported that the company, which specializes in political literature, has been printing […]

  • Gazelle 2000 workout video 14.08.08

    Last weekend we went and visited my family. We do this every 6-8 weeks so that they don’t miss out on seeing Corbin’s growth and development. On our previous trip, my cousins Sarah and Jess showed me a home video they made. Using nothing more than one cell phone for recording and another for the […]

  • What is Amazon Prime? 11.08.08

    Amazon Prime is a popular Amazon.com program that gives its members unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of eligible items. All new members are offered a free trial, allowing them to experience the convenience of shopping with Amazon Prime benefits for an entire month at no charge. Amazon Prime members enjoy the following benefits: Fast […]

  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard 31.07.08

    The Standard Edition features all five fairy tales from the original The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a new introduction by J.K. Rowling, illustrations reproduced from the original handcrafted book, and commentary on each of the tales by Professor Albus Dumbledore. I wanted to let you know that Amazon is also thrilled to offer a […]

  • How to make a better Hero 28.07.08

    I recently discovered Hero Machine v2.5. It’s an online tool for creating heroes based on numerous different characteristics – kind of like the Mii Characters for Comic Books. More accessories, more character templates, more features, more fun with the new and improved HeroMachine! We’ve taken our HeroMachine to the next level. Bring your dream character […]

  • Corbin featured on JibJab 16.07.08

    Look for Corbin towards the end of the latest Jib Jab video (and don’t forget to vote) Send a JibJab Sendables® eCard Today! McCain, Obama, or Corbin?

  • ESV Study Bible – Intro to Psalms 15.07.08

    We invite you to download the latest sample from the ESV Study Bible: the Introduction to the Psalms, along with the notes for Psalm 1. This pre-release PDF provides you a glimpse of what the ESV Study Bible is designed to deliver? namely, tools and information to help you understand God?s Word more deeply. You […]

  • WordPress 2.6 14.07.08

    WordPress ? Blog ? WordPress 2.6 I?m happy to announce that version 2.6 of WordPress.org is now available, almost a month ahead schedule. Version 2.6 ?Tyner,? named for jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, contains a number of new features that make WordPress a more powerful CMS: you can now track changes to every post and page […]

  • Happy 25th Wargames 14.07.08

    I’m very excited. Yesterday, while at church (we meet in a local theater) I happened to see a sign that just made me all giddy inside. WarGames 25th Anniversary Fathom and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios are proud to present WarGames back on the big screen after 25 years. Don?t miss this one-night-only event in select movie theatres […]

  • If loving you is wrong… 13.07.08

    I recently came across an interesting post which took an even more interesting turn. In his post, The Polygamist Next Door, Dan Myers asked a simple question; if a polygamist family comes to Christ, how do we counsel them in regards to their marital situation. Some good discussion follows including a some-what convincing argument about […]

  • Gmail fights phishing and wins 08.07.08

    Official Gmail Blog: Fighting phishing with eBay and PayPal. Now any email that claims to come from “paypal.com” or “ebay.com” (and their international versions) is authenticated by Gmail and — here comes the important part — rejected if it fails to verify as actually coming from PayPal or eBay. That’s right: you won’t even see […]

  • The not so good ship lollipop 08.07.08

    As you probably noticed, this site was down for the last 24-hours. The cause? unknown. The solution? Don’t bother calling tech support. So far it seems to be a configuration issue so their advice was to reinstall WordPress (since they don’t support 3rd party software). One area they suggested I focus was the .htaccess file. […]

  • Musings From The Hinterland: Before The Barbecues 04.07.08

    I wanted to wish you all a happy 4th of July (foreign and domestic). More than that, I wanted to share an interesting post I read this morning. Musings From The Hinterland: Before The Barbecues (Updated) (Updated Again) (Updated Yet Again To The Point Where The Updates Are Three Times As Long As The Original […]

  • It’s all fun and games… 03.07.08

    …until somebody loses an eye. You may recall my excitement about getting two of my favorite games recently. One, Settlers of Catan (Mayfair Games), I found on eBay for a great price. And the seller sent the game right away, in great condition. The resource cards were still in their wrappers. Julia and I played […]

  • Set Gmail as your default email client in Firefox 3 03.07.08

    Official Gmail Blog: Tip: Set Gmail as your default email client in Firefox 3 For those of you using newly released Firefox 3, or willing to give it a try, you can take advantage of a new feature that lets you set Gmail as the default for all email links — those that contain “mailto:” […]

  • Let the games begin 26.06.08

    I’ve talked about this before, and I’ll probably talk about it some more but I just wanted to let you know how excited I am to finally have my own copies of my two favorite games – and I got them at a discount! Settlers of Catan: One of the most successful games of all […]

  • Company Cell Phone Policy 25.06.08

    This just in, the California Cell Phone Law (which goes into effect July 1st, 2008) is causing companies to change their cell phone policies. One local city is providing hands-free devices to use with city issued cell phones. My company has a different approach. Please note that in light of the new California cell phone […]

  • I have a date! 23.06.08

    In the mail today was yet another credit card offer, numerous ads for grocery stores and the latest issue of ZooNooz. Oh, and I got a letter from the California Architects Board. You know, the folks who administer the licensing of architects in California – yea, those guys. The letter was to inform me that […]

  • one hundred push ups 23.06.08

    I’m a big man (I take after my son) and so it’s no surprise that I’m not in the best of shape. Aside from losing a few pounds, I could really do with improved stamina and more muscle. This isn’t a vanity issue for me, because if it was, I’d have taken care of it […]

  • Britax Sale 22.06.08

    Starting today through June 28, Amazon.com/baby is offering 10% off Britax car seats and strollers. Britax has been a pioneer in child passenger safety for more than three decades, with a legacy of leadership in developing innovations that enhance the safety of child seats and improve their ease of installation and use. Our uncompromising focus […]

  • It has come to this 17.06.08

    I have had to unsubscribe to some of my favorite blogs recently as I realized that even with my mad sorting skills and Bloglines’ ease of use, there are just too many blogs for me to read. I find myself skipping far too many great blogs because I feel overwhelmed with articles to read. Most […]

  • Blogogetics.com is here 17.06.08

    What is Blogogetics.com? I have recently launched a new site called blogogetics.com. This isn’t a hard-core apologetics blog. It’s meant to be a blog for laymen apologetics, sort of an apologetics for the everyday man. Many of the blogs or sites that do apologetics tend to either attack the opposing view or use words and […]

  • The Flag or the Cross… 12.06.08

    I read an interesting blog post today that I thought was worth sharing. Just the other day, I had discussion with a good friend of mine about the question of displaying an American flag in church. Its tough to talk about issues like this in America, especially among evangelicals, because of this pervasive notion that […]

  • GasBuddy 11.06.08

    I just found out about a cool little site called GasBuddy. It shows you current prices at gas stations across the country. Very handy little map tool. I’ll see about adding it to my site for a while. Stay tuned. In the mean time, check out some prices in the San Diego area. Provided by […]

  • Union-Tribune striping comic strips 09.06.08

    The San Diego Union-Tribune is asking readers to help choose which comic will be dropped to make room for “Doonesbury” when Garry Trudeau returns from sabbatical next Monday. In a note to readers today, the newspaper named three strips that could be canceled and made some comments about them. Part of the note: “1. ‘Judge […]

  • e-Sword LIVE 09.06.08

    e-Sword LIVE is the free online version of the downloadable bible software from e-Sword.net e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package. The fact that e-Sword is free is just one of the […]

  • The best I can do 05.06.08

    It’s been a busy week and I haven’t had much time to post anything worth reading. I still don’t but just to keep you blog junkies happy, I’m posting a “Best of…” post to re-energize this old site. First, for the controversial types, I give you Should Women be allowed to Preach? A scriptural look […]

  • No more fine print 28.05.08

    I recently realized that those of you visiting my site via Internet Explorer probably had a real hard time reading my site because the text was so small. This wasn’t a problem for me because I use the Firefox browser at work and home. The good news is, I found a solution. Of course, you […]

  • I Wooted 28.05.08

    So a friend on the Inktank Forums made a video of his Bag of Crap he got from Woot.com for $1 and let me tell you, he got some good crap. Of course I had to check it our for myself and I was pleasantly surprised to see the great One-Day deals they offer. So […]

  • Blu-ray Sale 27.05.08

    Summer has officially begun and we are excited to announce a special promotion on over 100 Blu-ray titles at up to 50% off. This is a fantastic opportunity to get great bargains on Amazon?s wide selection of discounted Blu-ray titles, including ?300?, ?The Terminator?, ?Bladerunner (Five-Disc Complete Collector’s Edition),? and ?Weeds ? the Complete Second […]

  • What does “HT” mean? 24.05.08

    I’ve recently noticed a trend, especially on the theological blogs I read, that the post ends with something along the lines of “HT: Mike Croghan” but what does that mean? I figured it was some newspaper way of giving credit to another source, kind of like “-30-” was a newspaper way of saying “End of […]

  • As Seen on TV 19.05.08

    As you probably already know, my wife Julia (aka PhotoJulia) really likes to take pictures. Every now and then, she will enter them into an online contest or photography group site or just make some really cool looking cards. Recently, she uploaded a few to the local news station’s website for use in their weather […]

  • LUKOUSAURUS 17.05.08

    LUKOUSAURUS Pronunciation: LOO-kuh-SAWR-us Translation: Lukou Lizard Also known as: Description: Carnivore, Bipedal Order: Saurischia Suborder: Theropoda (not confirmed) Family: Height: 3.5 feet (1.1 meters) Length: 6.6 feet (2 meters) Weight: Period: Early Jurassic Notes: Known from fragmentary remains, Lukousaurus was once thought to be a coelurosaur, but it appears to be much larger than other […]

  • 20% off Britax Baby Event 17.05.08

    Right now though May 31, 2008 Amazon Baby is offering 20% off two or more Britax products. I already got Corbin his new car seat but now is your chance to get yours at a discount by using claim code BRITAX20 at checkout. Amazon.com Widgets

  • Site Advertising 16.05.08

    Dear Webmasters of the World (or anyone who can answer) how do you handle your online advertisers? I have someone interested in advertising on my site but I’m not sure how to go about the whole “contract” and billing and such. So far, I’ve made my ‘fortune’ via Google AdSense, and Amazon Associates, all of […]

  • Amazon MP3 Clips Widget – not so much 14.05.08

    Introducing… the new MP3 Clips Widget which lets you showcase song samples from Amazon?s vast DRM-free catalog of over 5 Million MP3s. You can handpick the songs and albums you want or display the latest Bestsellers/New Releases from the music genre of your choice. Unfortunately, it seems to be over run with new users trying […]

  • New terms and conditions? 12.05.08

    Got an email this morning from Google AdSense informing me that there are new Terms and Conditions. We noticed that you haven’t yet accepted the new Terms and Conditions. To review them and indicate your acceptance, please log in at http://www.google.com/adsense and follow the instructions. Please be aware that all publishers must accept the new […]

  • Leafdrop by PhotoJulia 12.05.08

    Leafdrop by PhotoJulia This is an example of the amazing pictures Julia takes and is just more proof to me that getting her good cameras and equipment is the right thing to do. Now I just need to get her better editing software so she can really explore her creativity. The big question then is…Paint […]

  • Happy Mother’s Day – early edition 08.05.08

    So I’m not one for secrets. Never have been. I mean, I can definitely keep a secret – I just don’t like them. Case in point, This will be Julia’s first fully realized Mother’s Day. And with that comes Julia’s first proper Mother’s Day gift. Do you see where this is going? With Julia not […]

  • PhotoHunt Theme: Time ? Colours of Dawn 05.05.08

    Dawn, of Colours of Dawn, has a recent post which I thought was a really cool idea. She participoates in a PhotoHunt and this weeks theme was TIME. Being extra creative, she posted Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 using images from here life. The result was pretty impressive and has inspired me to try it out too. Look […]

  • Park Cemetery 30.04.08

    I think I’m going to move to Marquette, Michigan or at least be buried there. Have you ever done a Google Search for your name to see what comes up? Of course you have. But have you ever done an Google Image Search? Go ahead, I’ll wait. Welcome back. Turns out there are some interesting […]

  • OneBox results you won’t see 28.04.08

    For those not familiar with the Google OneBox concept, basically, Google Search offers basic relevant information that answers common search queries. For example: what is the answer to life the universe and everything (the answer is classic geek humor – see Hitchhikers guide to the Universe). Another example is found here. Now the fine folks […]

  • We caught you naked archshrk! 28.04.08

    This is very disturbing and on so many levels. In other related spam news… Yes, the title of this post is a recent addition to my spam inbox subject lines. I’ve been seeing this one a lot lately and it is quickly becoming one of the new spam favorites, starting to dislodge the cheap drugs, […]

  • Family matters 26.04.08

    Bare with me, this post could easily stray from one topic to another. It’s Showtime Yesterday, Julia and I had a date. We left Corbin (4 1/2 months) with his aunt and cousins for the afternoon and did some grown up things. But actually, this is our second date in a week. Yesterday’s date consisted […]

  • A New 95 Theses 22.04.08

    Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, the public bulletin board of his day. In like manner, we, Athanasius and Chrysostom, post these 95 theses on the door of the internet. Like the original theses, these are debatable, for we believe that it is through vigorous debate […]

  • Get more from your Gmail address 22.04.08

    Official Gmail Blog: 2 hidden ways to get more from your Gmail address I recently discovered some little-known ways to use your Gmail address that can give you greater control over your inbox and save you some time and headache. When you choose a Gmail address, you actually get more than just “yourusername@gmail.com.” Here are […]

  • ESV Study Bible 18.04.08

    In case you haven’t heard… The ESV Study Bible was created to help people understand the Bible in a deeper way?to understand the timeless truth of God?s Word as a powerful, compelling, life-changing reality. To accomplish this, the ESV Study Bible combines the best and most recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV […]

  • Cubicle Wars 17.04.08

    Download Cubicle Wars CubicleWars is an example of the ultimate cubicle prank. Watch the video and see why 3-weeks is too long for a vacation.

  • Blessinz of teh Ceiling Cat 16.04.08

    I try not to steal content for my blog from others – at least people I know, but when I saw RadioactiveJam’s post on Blessinz of teh Ceiling Cat I had to share it with you. Well not you specifically, but rather my family, who reads this blog (thus effectively self-censoring my posts – oh, […]

  • Blu-ray: Buy 2 Get 1 Free Promotion 09.04.08

    Right now, the Amazon DVD team is offering a special Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion on select Blu-ray titles through April 18. Now that all major studios have expressed their support for Blu-ray as the ultimate high definition entertainment experience, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to start building your Blu-ray libraries with […]

  • Can you see my haircut 04.04.08

    It’s well overdue but I finally got a haircut. Trying to schedule simple tasks like this are a lot more difficult when you have a child. I try to only run errands when Julia and Corbin are out. That way, I’m not taking away any time to relieve Julia from child care duties. She needs […]

  • It’s Alive 03.04.08

    As you can see, I’ve restored my site to it’s previous glory (such as it was). Actually, there are still a few bugs but most everything is back to the way it was. I actually cleaned up a couple of things while I was at it including looking at my plugins and how some pages […]

  • Error Message 01.04.08

    Celebrating National Atheists Day.

  • Top 10 April Fools’ Pranks for Nerds 31.03.08

    Here are the top 10 tech-related April Fools’ jokes to play on friends and co-workers. The best geek pranks make a gadget or a co-worker’s computer appear “broken.” Watch with glee as the unsuspecting victim goes mental trying to figure it out. I’m sure some great gags will be had on myspace and facebook and […]

  • Oh Snap! 30.03.08

    As you can see, there have been some changes here. Problem is, these aren’t the changes I wanted to make. Sometimes you can be so comfortable with WordPress that you accidentally delete your site’s theme, plugins and all uploaded images during a simple upgrade. Please be patient as I try to reconstruct by site from […]

  • Easter is Coming 21.03.08

    So today, Julia (and Corbin) are going to decorate some easter eggs. In that spirit, here’s a little Easter Humor to lighten your day. Here’s another good one – Easter Humor at PhotoJulia.com

  • Heaven 17.03.08

    A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, “Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.” Very quietly, the doctor said, “I don’t know.” “You don’t know? You, a Christian man, do not know what is on the other […]

  • Celebrity look alike, not so much 17.03.08

    Looks less alike then look alikes should. I’ll stick with my own interpretations

  • Bubbles! 10.03.08

    A while back, we picked up a used Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium Bouncer on Craig’s list. Even though I checked to make sure it was working, I didn’t notice that the bubbles didn’t work. So instead of a soothing display of bubbles every few seconds, Corbin was exposed to a violent sounding whine of the […]

  • Sports Illustrated 19.02.08

    Starting today, Amazon Unbox has the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Video exclusively, for free download through February 25 leading up to the release date of the printed issue. This is the only issue some of you “read” So to make it easier, here’s a free video of the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Video Amazon.com Widgets […]

  • 1943 Guide to Hiring Women 12.02.08

    The following is an excerpt from the July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine. This was written for male supervisors of women in the work force during World War II. As you read through them, try to honestly think if these suggestions are all that far off… Eleven Tips on Getting More Efficiency Out of Women […]

  • Tips for a Successful Exam 07.02.08

    On Tuesday, I received my Application for Supplemental Examination packet and quickly filled out the application (and fee) and placed it in the mail. The tentative dates for the CSE are… May 19 – 20, 2008 Southern California July 21 – 22, 2008 Northern California September 22 -23, 2008 Southern California November 17 – 18, […]

  • Here Come the 123s 06.02.08

    This Amazon.com exclusive version of Here Come the 123s includes 3 bonus CD tracks (“One Two Three Four”, “John Lee Supertaster (Live)”, “Bed, Bed, Bed (Live)” and a bonus DVD video (“One Two Three Four”). You know them from their hit theme songs on Playhouse Disney’s top-rated shows Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Higgly Town Heroes, […]

  • Wookin’ Pa Nub 05.02.08

    It’s Super Tuesday and it looks like the canidates are “Wookin’ Pa Nub” all over California. We vote by mail so it’s too late to woo our votes but I’ll be glad when it’s over. Even worse is the fact that my condo’s rec center is a polling location so I can expect to see […]

  • Even I – Huiku 31.01.08

    Some time back my good friend RaJ asked us to “submit an original haiku (see details below); best entry will win a very special prize.” To be eligible, your haiku must contain at least one of the following terms. * titanium * Bucky T (or Bucky The Spork or Bucky) * spork To explain the […]

  • What a difference a year makes 31.01.08

    Like many bloggers, I’m obsessed with my visitor traffic. And like many bloggers, I use Statcounter.com for free web traffic reporting. My traffic from yesterday vs. a year ago yesterday is very revealing. Tuesday, January 30th 2007 51 Page Loads – 31 Unique Visitors Wednesday, January 30th 2008 313 Page Loads – 227 Unique Visitors […]

  • National Pie Day 24.01.08

    When : January 23rd each year Created by the American Pie Council, National Pie Day is dedicated to the celebration of pie. As part of our American heritage, this day is a perfect opportunity to pass on the love and enjoyment of pie eating and pie making to future generations. National Pie Day is a […]

  • All Your Base Are Belong To Calvin and Hobbes 22.01.08

    Calvin and Hobbes do the famous “All your base are belong to us” scene from Zero Wing. ?All your base are belong to us? (often referred to as ?All Your Base? or abbreviated AYBABTU, AYBAB2U, or simply AYB) is an Engrish phrase that sparked an Internet phenomenon in 2001 and 2002. The text is taken […]

  • Thank you, all 19.01.08

    I want to thank you all for your support recently. As you know, we have been challenged with living within a new budget and whether it’s deliberate or a coincidence, your recent amazon purchases have helped. So whether you’re looking for parenting books, classic comedy DVDs or kung fu fighting books, thank you. Your recent […]

  • Modern Day Oracle 16.01.08

    I got this from Finn (A Life Less Ordinary) and Shelli (Shelli’s Sentiments), both of whom stole it from Metalmom (I Don’t Wanna Hear It!). Thanks ladies. Rules: Put your music player on shuffle, press forward for each question and use the song title as the answer (commentary optional). What does next year have in […]

  • California’s Cell Phone Law 01.01.08

    Effective July 1, 2008, the legislation prohibits drivers from using a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle unless the driver uses a hands-free device. Drivers who violate the law will face a base fine of $20 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense. It seems this would be a good time […]

  • New Year – New Resolutions 27.12.07

    As the new year begins we are often asked about any resolutions we may have made. To eat better, smoke less, work harder, etc. But are we just working towards a better self or are we working to a better relationship with God? I personally don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Partly because I am fully […]

  • For the Plunder 20.12.07

    In case you were, you know – wondering, here’s something I’d really like for Christmas. Pirate’s Cove. It turns out that both people in my community of friends who had this game are leaving. Actually, one already left and the other will be gone by Christmas. Strangely enough, both will be in the Seattle area. […]


    For those that have no idea what I’m talking about, there was a recent find near Bethel of a manuscript that describes a first-hand account of an olive merchant that traveled and spoke with the lead Magi during the census. Of special note – notice how “purple hat” speaks of how many outside of Judaism […]

  • Summer Glau 18.12.07

    I wasn’t planning to watch this new series but then I reconsidered. From the creators of “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” this series (The Sarah Connor Chronicles) is set after the events of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” After the sacrifices of Dr. Miles Dyson and T-800 Model 101 Terminator, the Connors find themselves once […]

  • Tequila Cookies 11.12.07

    1 cup of dark brown sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 1 cup of granulated sugar 4 large eggs 2 cups of dried fruit, such as dried cranberries or raisins 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 bottle […]

  • Kindle Cares 29.11.07

    Amazon Kindle is a revolutionary portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, newspapers, magazines and blogs to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight. Kindle customers, no matter where they are in the U.S., can wirelessly shop the Kindle Store and download new content ? all […]

  • Organize your feeds 29.11.07

    I was going to post my Bloglines Feeds so you could see who I read regularly (Kind of a Master Blogroll) but then I thought, people may not take too kindly to what folder they are assigned to. Obviously My Blogs are blogs I publish and includes the comments feeds (did you know you could […]

  • A real life memento 28.11.07

    I don’t have much to say today so I stole this from Gil (he always has the best stuff) Man without a memory – Clive Wearing Clive Alex Wearing (born 1938) is a British musicologist, conductor, and keyboardist suffering from an acute and long lasting case of anterograde amnesia. Specifically, this means he lacks the […]

  • Best Places to Get Free Books – The Ultimate Guide 23.11.07

    With the Thanksgiving weekend coming up and the beginning of the shopping season (aka Black Friday) I wanted to share this list of free online book resources with all of you. I figure some of you will be going on long trips or have some down time with the holidays and could use some nice […]

  • Happy Thanksgiving 22.11.07

    1424 This is a very special Thanksgiving Day for me this year. First, it’s my birthday (today) and normally that’s a bummer but this year I don’t care. My son is due to be born within the next few weeks and, in general, things are going pretty well for us. Sure there are some scary […]

  • The mind of a Psychopath 21.11.07

    I had a weird dream last night. And it has me a bit concerned. You see, I think it demonstrates how twisted I really am. In my dream, I was some sort of super hero. Not like superman or spiderman but more in the vein of Heroes or Bionic Woman. But it wasn’t like it […]

  • Let’s make a deal 18.11.07

    Amazon Customers Vote is back for 2007. Each round of Customers Vote lets you vote for the deal you?d most like to have. Voting begins on Thursday, November 15th and continues through Monday, November 26th. There will be six rounds of voting this year with three products in each round. Beginning Thursday, November 22nd, each […]

  • The single clenched fist 17.11.07

    I saw this over at Shelly’s place and had to share. Actually, I think my exact words were “I like this, I?m going to steal it. Just thought you?d like to know.” The single clenched fist lifted and ready, Or the open asking hand held out and waiting. Choose: For we meet by one or […]

  • Nougatocity 15.11.07

    When I first saw this word on the wrapper of my Snickers bar I thought it said naughty, then I realized I was wrong and thought it said nougaty, which didn’t sound much better. In fact, it sounded something Tweeky would say – nougaty, nougaty. But upon further inspection I see that it actually says […]

  • One Anothering 12.11.07

    This is an excerpt from a recent message on what it looks like to Love one another. I wanted to share it with you and hope you dwell on it?s meaning.

  • Taking care of business 10.11.07

    Today was my chore day. basically, while Julia is away this weekend, I get to take care of some home improvements that we’ve been meaning to finish. I’m glad to report, I’m nearly done. Sooner than I expected thanks to getting an early start. My list for this weekend consisted of the following: Paint kitchen […]

  • Unexpected 09.11.07

    This is a two part post. first how does this statement make you feel? woman without her man is nothing more on that after the next part. Unexpected. That’s what it was. DinkyInky from the Inktank Forums has generously sent us a baby gift. And not some homemade craft that is unsafe for children in […]

  • Halo fellowship 08.11.07

    So tomorrow, Julia leaves for a women’s retreat and will be gone all weekend. Which is fine since I scheduled my (hopefully) last exam for Friday afternoon and plan to be busy around the house while she’s out. Painting mostly but a couple of other projects if I get to them. Actually, it’s because she’ll […]

  • Sharkwater 04.11.07

    I am officially jealous. There’s a new movie out that sounds awesome and I so wish it had been me who made this film. Of course, If I had made it, it wouldn’t be worth watching. So I guess the world makes sense again. The animal we fear the most is the one we can?t […]

  • Daylight Saving Time 03.11.07

    That’s right my friends, it’s time to “fall back” and reclaim that hour you lost in the spring. Tonight, Daylight Saving Time ends (not daylight savings time). So tonight, not last night but tonight, you set your clocks back one hour. if you set them back last night you’d be a complete dork and late […]

  • Happy Holloween 31.10.07

    A man is walking home alone late one foggy Halloween night, when behind him he hears: BUMP… BUMP.. . BUMP… Walking faster, he look s back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him.

  • Pheasant Hunt 30.10.07

    Got an email today with a wonderful opportunity to learn more about a company interested in giving tours of their facilities. Understand that our office is in San Diego, CA and we don’t have much use for their product/services with the schools we work with. You have got to love those vendors though… Good Afternoon […]

  • What is Amazon MP3? 16.10.07

    Amazon MP3 offers Earth’s biggest selection of a la carte, DRM-free MP3 music downloads. With over 2 million songs from more than 180,000 artists represented by over 20,000 major and independent labels, Amazon MP3 complements Amazon.com’s existing selection of over 1 million CDs to offer customers more selection of physical and digital music than any […]

  • Can you afford to stay at home 15.10.07

    BabyCenter.com has many wonderful articles to help you understand and deal with the changes that come with having a child. One such article that affects many of us is whether or not we can afford to be a one-income family. Choosing whether to be your child’s full-time caregiver can be a complicated emotional and financial […]

  • Pirate’s Cove 13.10.07

    I finally got the chance to play Pirate’s Cove again tonight. I’ve only played a few times but it’s been pretty fun so far. I don’t typically like the same old board games I played as a youth so when I get the chance to play something that’s new and exciting, it’s a good day. […]

  • Seam Carving – Image resizing 06.10.07

    This video demonstrates a technique for resizing images from Dr Ariel Shamir and Shai Avidan of the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science known as Seam Carving or SIGGRAPH. SIGGRAPH is a new method of image resizing that looks for seams of pixels with the ‘least energy’ (least contrast / change in detail) It does […]

  • Evangelical Books 03.10.07

    We have several “Christian” bookstores around here but there’s only one that I’ll go to for my Christian book needs – Evangelical Bible Book Store From their website: Today, the term “Christian books” refers to a wide spectrum of literature. Too often so-called Christian books incorporate worldly philosophies and ideas which ignore or even deny […]

  • Vintage Jesus – preorder now! 03.10.07

    For those looking for new reading material… Vintage Jesus | Mark Driscoll & Gerry Breshears Roughly two thousand years ago, Jesus was born in a dumpy, rural, hick town, not unlike those today where guys change their own oil, think pro wrestling is real, find women who chew tobacco sexy, and eat a lot of […]

  • Chema Madoz Fot?grafo 02.10.07

    I don’t remember how I found this but Chema Madoz is one very impressive artist. Unfortunately, his English is not so good. Since quite sometime ago Chema Madoz comes up with silver ideas. With his work opens up unexpected spaces, forms of great strength, reaching us all, as it reminds us of something and forces […]

  • Who?s going to win the WII 29.09.07

    (NetChick) This Chick?s Life- ? The Finalists – It?s time to VOTE! (Who?s going to win the WII?) You have until the end of the day today to vote for the winner of NetChick’s “Super Deluxe 10 Year Bloggoversary Contest”. This vote is for your favorite of the 20, random, well-written, fun entries from all […]

  • Some people just get me 25.09.07

    Some people just get me. Take Angie for example. She’s over in Australia doing her graduate studies and sent us a gift package from when she was in New Zealand. In it was a variety of items including jewelry, a t-shirt, some Tim Tams (yum) and this. 2927 It’s a set of glass coasters featuring […]

  • Nebraska State Senator Sues God 19.09.07

    The Associated Press: Nebraska State Senator Sues God LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) ? The defendant in a state senator’s lawsuit is accused of causing untold death and horror and threatening to cause more still. He can be sued in Douglas County, the legislator claims, because He’s everywhere. State Sen. Ernie Chambers sued God last week. Angered […]

  • Miss Teen contestant meltsdown 29.08.07

    Miss Teen USA contestant, Lauren Caitlin Upton (17), was asked why one-fifth of Americans couldn’t find USA on a map. What followed was a bumbling answer that would make George Bush proud. Think Miss Congeniality and “Describe your perfect date” (see answer below*) Now before we get into the details, keep in mind that this […]

  • We’re adopting 29.08.07

    Well, not exactly. We’ve decided to sponsor an orphaned child in India. One of the couples in our church runs a non-profit organization called Abandoned But Precious Ministries. ABP currently partners with an orphanage – Berachah Eklesiastical Mission and a children?s home – Bethany Children?s Home. These facilities provide 63 children with a loving, nurturing, […]

  • Did you want heat with that heat 22.08.07

    It’s been a relatively cool summer here so we haven’t bothered using our home’s A/C much. Actually, we haven’t used it at all since we discovered about a month ago that it wasn’t working properly. And by properly I mean not working at all. Last summer, we had the technician out to look at our […]

  • A kind word 22.08.07

    Radioactive Jam and I have been discussing my recent blogging blunder and when I asked for prayer, he responded so well. Those times when the way forward is way hard? Yeah… “That when he had failed in his duty, he only confessed his fault, saying to God, I shall never do otherwise, if You leave […]

  • Robert Bruce – Poet 22.08.07

    Robert Bruce has released a PDF version of his book, The Well-lit, Freshly Paved, Six-lane Boulevard to Nowhere, and it is a collection of some really good poetry. Typically, I’m not a big fan of poetry. Well, let me rephrase that, A lot of poetry I read today isn’t to my liking. Robert Bruce is […]

  • Insert foot 21.08.07

    Have you ever writen a post that you regret? Where delete just isn’t enough. Sometimes we can write a post with a certain goal in mind only to find that by the end, we’ve written something completely different. Sometimes that’s good. This time it wasn’t. I wrote a post that I regret and I was […]

  • Site Pimpin’ 09.08.07

    Oh, why the heck not… Shelli over at This Eclectic Life has asked for a little help. And since she is one of my pseudo regular commenters, and I could use some link pimpin’, I figured I could help out. Besides, there are prizes involved. So Shelli’s friend Jessica The Rock Chick at Life is […]

  • KALEO 5.0 08.08.07

    I’m happy to announce that Kaleo Church has launched it’s newest website. Personal style aside, it should prove to be much better at providing information and helping people connect. Built on the Ekklesia 360 Church CMS, the latest version of the site has more integration and better serves a multi-site church like Kaleo in ways […]

  • Ringbacks 02.08.07

    2765 Verizon customers (like me) have a cool feature called ringbacks. Basically, instead of hearing the muffled sound of a phone ringing, callers get to listen to songs and other pre-recorded messages while they wait for you to answer. Pretty cool I thought. I have several ringbacks including They Might Be Giants, Styx, Sufjan Stevens, […]

  • Bayside Condos concrete pour 23.07.07

    San Diego, BAYSIDE condos ($795,000 to $12,000,000.each condo, 282 total.) 2111 This photo shows the concrete pour, last weekend, of the south one-half only of the ten-foot-thick RAFT slab, which supports the 35 story tower. This was a 258 truck ballet in which the contractor placed 11,500 yards of concrete in one monolithic pour that […]

  • ?And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead 18.07.07

    How can you resist a title like this? I mean come on! it has a certain poetic morbidity to it. I’m not sure if the dead are their own people (Bataan Death March) or their enemies (Mongol Hordes). Turns out it’s just some band’s name. 2099 So anyway, this was the author’s name of a […]

  • mis-matched flip flops 05.07.07

    2007 A while back, I was over at Fond of the Beach reading about This and That where she was showing off her new headband and sharing her feelings about flip flops. Admiring her headband photo I said warned you can have too many flip flops if you’re not careful. Take my wife and our […]

  • Spiritual Dehydration 02.07.07

    I’ve lived in some form of a desert since I was 4 years old. The Mojave, Sonoran, and San Diego Deserts. I guess that’s why R. Sherman’s post on Spiritual Dehydration stuck a chord with me. I’ve always found it telling that when God wants to instruct His people, He sends them into some dessicated […]

  • Warning by Jenny Joseph 22.05.07

    My mother and grand-mother (same side) are both members of a not-so-secret society known as the Red Hat Society (aka Red-Hatters) It’s basically a social group of women (55+ years old) that get together and plan events, trips, parties, etc. As is their custom, they typically dress up in red hats and purple dresses. On […]

  • Addicted to Binder Clips 24.04.07

    That’s what the hand written note I found on my desk one day said. I kept that note for a very long time. I didn’t know who left it or why but it was verry appropriate and true. You see, I am addicted to binder clips. I use them all the time for various things. […]

  • Mistaken Friendship 18.04.07

    How do you act when you see someone you know but can’t remember where or how you know them? I have to tell you about a recent encounter I had at the Grossmont Barnes and Noble. Actually, this happened before Christmas but I never got around to posting it. But it’s funny all the same. […]

  • Hot Flashes 08.04.07

    We’ve been asked to photograph the wedding of some good friends in a few weeks. The challenge for us has been that the wedding is scheduled for dusk – which means low-light photography. To photograph in low-light you need either a faster f-stop or added light. of course, a faster lens still requires a steady […]

  • Who Feed’s you? 04.04.07

    According to Feedburner, I have 23 subscribers. Some with Bloglines, some with Google and some with various other Feed Aggregators. I know one or two of you but not all 23 of you. So please take a moment and leave a comment saying who you are, link to your website and what Feed Reader you […]

  • More Upgrading 24.03.07

    I’m about to upgrade my WordPress and Gallery2 installs so you may see some wonky-ness today. I’m upgrading to WordPress version 2.1.2 and Gallery 2.2 If you are upgrading WordPress, make sure to deactivate your plugins and switch to the default theme. Gallery 2.2 (Double Double) is now available for download! In what has been […]

  • Get LinkedIn 19.03.07

    I am LinkedIn. Are you? I while back, I was invited to get LinkedIn. After some consideration, I linked in and quickly invited others to join as well. The responses were general possitive – that is, most people joined right away. Some did not and that’s, ok. You’re now probably wondering “What the heck are […]

  • Sheep and Goats and Kaleo Church 14.03.07

    Matthew Lickona, who currently writes the Sheep and Goats column for the San Diego Reader, recently came and reviewed Kaleo Church in San Diego. It could of gone a lot of ways, but Lickona focused on the experience one may have visiting Kaleo, particularly the sermon and the centrality of the gospel and grace: But […]

  • Unbox on Tivo 14.03.07

    What is Amazon Unbox? Amazon Unbox is a video download store that has thousands of high quality TV shows, movies and more for you to purchase or rent. You can view these downloadable videos on your PC, your Portable Media Player, or your TiVo DVR. In addition, Amazon Unbox stores a copy of all purchased […]

  • Why do we Blog? 25.02.07

    I’ve noticed a lot of people talking about their motivation for blogging. A while back Wendy blogged about what she hopes to do with her blogs. Actually, it’s a series of posts that tell the whole story but she leads off with a good question. Is it just me, or does anyone else have certain […]

  • Baby’s got a brand new bag 20.02.07

    It’s more of a backpack than a bag but I don’t want the facts to get in the way of my musical omage. So with the recent addition of a 50mm Prime lens and a 70-300mm zoom lens, the old camera bag wasn’t going to cut it anymore. It just wasn’t quite big enough. So […]

  • Extended Live Archive 16.02.07

    This is was the Extended Live Archives which allows you to sort by date or category. To see ALL posts in chronological order visit the Clean Archives

  • Happy Valentine’s Day 15.02.07

    This is the latest addition to Julia’s equipment list… Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Featuring the latest 3-stop Image Stabilizer for outstanding camera shake reduction, the new EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM zoom lens also features super responsive autofocus. Replacing the popular EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM, the world’s first interchangeable lens with […]

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 06.02.07

    It’s official! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling’s magical Harry Potter series, will be released on July 21, 2007. In the February 1 announcement from the book’s publisher, Lisa Holton, President of Scholastic Children’s Books, said, “We are thrilled to announce the publication date of the seventh […]

  • Blocked by SonicWALL 05.02.07

    A while back I was trying to visit a commenter’s site only to discover she was blocked by SonicWALL for p0rnography. I eventually got around to visiting her site and have not found the p0rnography (not that I’m looking). So I did a bit of poking around and discovered that you can find out your […]

  • Spam equals status 31.01.07

    This is why spammers suck and Akismet rocks! First, getting spam on your wordpress blog is a good sign. It means you’re showing up in the search engines and you look popular enough to spead their message. The bad news of course is that you’re getting lots of spam. Akismet is really good at catching […]

  • Casting Call 25.01.07

    Prego of Rustbelt Ramblings has decided who would best play him in the Movie version of his life. Not to be out done, I thought I’d share with you, my loyal reader (not a typo) just who should play me in the story of my life. First, we need to have the young me. The […]

  • WordPress 2.1 Ella 23.01.07

    WordPress 2.1 is out and unfortunately, I have to wait for the WPG2 plugin to release it’s update before upgrading this site (among others) but I was able to upgrade the Burrito and Socks website and so far everything looks good. Of course, I did start the process on the site with the least plugins […]

  • Office Space Printer 17.01.07

    I’m watching you. You, who come and visit my site. I know what you want. You search the web for your heart’s desire and after wasting bandwidth on those other guys, you finally find your way here, with me, where you belong. But you can’t always find what you want but I’m here for you. […]

  • Word of God – word for word 16.01.07

    As I began reading through the bible this year, I realized the importance of having the right tools available to help me understand what scripture is saying and the signifacance of each and every word. Unfortunately, I’m not much of a theologian so my skills and resources are kind of limited. No matter, all understanding […]

  • Year in review 09.01.07

    The first line from the first post for each month of last year, as suggested by Becky68 January: Thanks to RaJ for this one. You scored as Neo, the ?One?. Feburary: I saw this movie last Friday (1-27-06) after having my first San Diego Tommy?s burger. And I must say that this a must see […]

  • Am I Pretty 29.12.06

    45 I’ve been think about the look and feel of my site lately. Wondering if it’s old and dated, boring and dull or just too much stuff to find your way around. I’ve played with other layouts at other sites like PhotoJulia.com and IversonInteriors.com but those sites are less about blogging than this one. PhotoJulia […]

  • Gift Bag vs Wrapping Paper 21.12.06

    The issue of Gift Bas vs. Wrapping paper came up over at Michele’s today (and over lunch at work). According to the BBC: For most of us, it’s a Christmas afterthought. But to a growing number the wrapping of a Christmas present is every bit as important as the gift inside, and messy wrapping is […]

  • 3 rules for buying gifts for women 20.12.06

    My good friend (and co-worker) Mike recently shared his 3 rules for buying women gifts. Now this is sage advise that every man should follow when looking to purchase something special for someone special. Rule #1 If you’re in a store and you feel comfortable – leave! The idea here is you aren’t shopping for […]

  • Rudolph the Anti-Gospel Reindeer 18.12.06

    With the holidays coming upon us, I am reminded of the classic Christian debate regarding our traditions of Christmas. It’s pretty safe to say that many people who celebrate Christmas (in the U.S.) are celebrating a secular holiday vs. celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior. But with that comes the question about how […]

  • We have adjusted your subscription 17.12.06

    It’s been two weeks since my big surprise. So a couple of weeks ago people started asking me “how’s the new TV treating you?” to which I had a few responses but mostly i just said it was nice and how my old one was starting to show it’s age. They also would ask where […]

  • Hungry? Get Feed 13.12.06

    I received a comment on a recent post which I felt compelled* to share RaJ: Fries = food (sort of) = feed = reminds me: yours seems broken, at least when used for a Firefox live bookmark. Me: Re: feed – I know. I’m working on it. Re: food – BK=”sort of” McD/Taco Bell = […]

  • Iverson Interiors 05.12.06

    853 I recently launched a new site for Iverson Interiors. It was going to be one of thos fancy Flash-based sites but I quickly realized that the I didn’t want to buy the software needed nor invest the time necessary to learn Flash and develope a cool site (despite the use of cool templates). Instead, […]

  • Prayer for Persephannie 01.12.06

    Hello prayer chain warriors, A gal that I used to work with sent this e-mail to everyone at my work and I would like to ask that everyone would be praying for this family. God Bless, PhotoJulia Hi everyone. Late last night I received some very sad news…..my roommate Deborah was in a horrible car […]

  • U2Charist 01.12.06

    So, I just heard about this but apparently many Episcopal churches have been having what is commonly know as a U2Charist (U2 + Eucharist) and like many of you my first thought was… “What the heck is a Eucharist?” Basic answer – it’s communion. But for those not familiar with Communion, that’s the part of […]

  • Hollow-Thank-Christmas 28.11.06

    I was over at Michele’s and the discussion turned to whether or not the Christmas “ho-thing” has started too early. At issue were such things as Christmas newsletters and wearing santa hats to work to the usual in-store displays. A common rant I’m sure, but one I rarely engage in since it’s always been this […]

  • Happy Birthday Archshrk! 26.11.06

    Well it’s been another year and I’ve survived it (sort of). This year me and Mrs. archshrk (aka PhotoJulia) went to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Of course, I still think of it as just Disneyland (vs. Disneyworld) but I’m old school. Now I probably never mentioned how we went there last year for our […]

  • Baby’s got a brand new camera 01.11.06

    So a few weeks ago, I treated my wife, PhotoJulia, to a new camera – the Canon Rebel XT. Features include… 8.0-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints Canon?s EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens DIGIC II Image Processor provides fast, accurate image processing; captures images at a rate of up […]

  • RaJ’s test for comment spambots 21.10.06

    Recently, Raj posted about his experience with crafty spambots who leave comments on your posts in hopes of getting more traffic to their wesites. Historically, these comments have been pretty generic with such comments as “free online casino” and “hot asian models” much like you’d find in your inbox, so it wasn’t too difficult to […]

  • Old Friends, New Friends, Blogfriends 15.10.06

    I’ve added some people to my blogroll recently and wanted to introduce them properly. But before I get to the new people, I wanted to let you know that our old friend Honestyrain is back to blogging. (She’s not old, she’s just not new) Witty, silly, Grey’s Anatomy obsessed as ever, she seems to be […]

  • Vote yes on Prop 1D 09.10.06

    The one in which archshrk gets political… I work for an architectural firm who’s primary work is in the Education and Healthcare markets. So it’s typically a good idea for me to vote yes on any California proposition that provides money for school and hospital construction. That being said, I hope you’ll vote yes as […]

  • Photo Julia is back 05.10.06

    Just wanted to give you a heads up on Photo Julia’s new site, photojulia.com. After the upgrade troubles, I moved PhotoJulia’s Gallery images to her own website. This was in part due to the fact that the gallery was lost during the upgrade process and that the previous webhost forced a migration. So idecided to […]

  • 5000 Years Of Middle East History In 90 Seconds 04.10.06

    Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Greeks, Persians, Europeans…the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question.

  • Blogger and Trackbacks 30.09.06

    Blogger does not currently support Trackback. If you’re interested in this feature, though, you might want to check out backlinks. However, HALOSCAN does, so if you use blogger and want to see who’s linking back to your articles, install Haloscan for comments. or better yet, switch to WordPress. I wrote a little introduction to trackbacks […]

  • My Dear Child 27.09.06

    You may not know me, but I know everything about you. (Psalm 139:1) I know when you sit down and when you rise up. (Psalm 139:2) I am familiar with all your ways. (Psalm 139:3) Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:29-30) For you were made in my image. (Genesis 1:27) […]

  • The Daily Show- Even Stepvhen: Islam vs. Christianity 26.09.06

    I found this over at The Anchoress and just had to share it with all of you. Reader Benjamin writes: Mostly to say that this is pretty much how the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal is supposed to have been settled, via a pray-off. So there is nothing inherently unbiblical it seems, […]

  • Arrrrg! I be a pitiful Swashbuckler 19.09.06

    T’is National Talk Like a Pirate Day and I’s barely spoken a lick of the ‘ol pirate tongue. Today be th’ tide ye be supposed t’ talk like a seafarin’ hearty and I’s been speakin’ like a landlubber all day! damn me professional work place. Speaking of work, I got my results from my latest […]

  • A Slice of Heaven 14.09.06

    A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to […]

  • Personal Jesus (firefly) 11.09.06

    So there’s this whole phenomenon of firefly music videos I didn’t know about. Now they all aren’t winners but depending on your taste in music, some are pretty decent. I happened upon them when searching for myspace themes. Now to answer your next question, I (no longer) have a myspace account simply so I can […]

  • Kaleo launches TWO new sites 08.09.06

    Kaleo Church in San Diego launches two new sites. 723 The first is Kaleo at SDSU. Kaleo SDSU officially kicked off Sunday, September 3rd at 7pm. We will be meeting at Faith Presbyterian Church, just a short distance from the campus at 5075 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92115. Though a large part of the […]

  • New Page – Crabapple.cc 05.09.06

    Notice: Crabapple.cc has been discontinued Subscribe to RSS headline updates from: Powered by FeedBurner

  • How Much Is My Blog Worth? 05.09.06

    My blog is worth $10,726.26.How much is your blog worth? Thanks to RadioactiveJam and Tetherd Cow Ahead for this latest measure of my self esteem.

  • Unaltered Star Wars Available NOW! 01.09.06

    I was just at Costco and picked up all three of the original, unaltered Star Wars (episodes IV, V and VI). Each has two discs and includes the original theatrical release (1977, 1980 and 1983) along with the Digital Remastered Version (who cares). Now the important thing to remember is that these were not supposed […]

  • Grandma Paula 30.08.06

    381Julia’s grandma went into the hospital last Tuesday to have surgery on her legs and possibly her heart due to clogged arteries which is causing her major pain and discomfort. Anyways, the doctor got 1/2 way through the surgery and he said he couldn’t continue or else she could possibly die. Her arteries are very […]

  • Architects Associates 29.08.06

    There are certain truths within my chosen field of architecture that every client, employee and courier learns. One of which is that big fancy firms are full of themselves. The other is that they (the BFF’s), universities, and design magazines don’t see this. Welcome to Architects Associates. If you are looking for the premiere architectural […]

  • iBegin Toronto Donation Drive 28.08.06

    iBegin Toronto is having a donation drive. For every review or picture added until October 15, 50 cents will be donated to The Assaulted Women’s Helpline. We want to raise $10,000 – please help make it happen. –iBegin iBegin is a local site that helps you find restaurants, hotels, and more. It’s beauty lies in […]

  • Dell Notebook Battery Recall 15.08.06

    Dell has identified a potential issue associated with certain batteries sold with Dell LatitudeTM , InspironTM , XPSTM and Dell Precision Mobile WorkstationTM notebook computers. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, Dell is voluntarily recalling certain Dell-branded batteries with cells manufactured by Sony and offering free replacements for […]

  • Spam Libs 14.08.06

    Today, I realized how spammers write those weird emails… Spam Libs. Like the classic Mad Libs but for spammers. Mad Libs consist of a book that has a short story on each page, but with many of the key words are replaced with blanks using different parts of speech such as a noun, verb, adjective, […]

  • The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins 03.08.06

    “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” is a song composed by Charles R. Grean and performed by Leonard Nimoy, telling the story of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit. The recording originally appeared on The Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy (Dot Records Cat. DLP 25835, 1968), the second of Nimoy’s albums […]

  • Film and Theology 02.08.06

    I’m going to (try) to start a new “feature” on my site. Film and Theology or The Gospel Message in Secular Movies (not sure which fits better). The goal is to give a summary review of a film and show how the Gospel message is expressed within the film. Now right off your’re probably thinking […]

  • Photograph Site 22.07.06

    793 I mentioned earlier that Photo Julia was part of a photo website where each week they offer a theme (noun, verb or adjective). They have a new feature that allows you to embed a photobar of your most recent submissions. Below is the horizontal version and I’m currently experimenting with the vertical option on […]

  • CDF – CD Release 18.07.06

    Call Down Fire – CD Release Show – July 27th at ‘Canes ?Call Down Fire’s experimental electronica-laden, indie-folk pop explores new areas of sound. Their music quickly takes you for a ride on a cloud of floating melodies and transports you to another, better world. Look for this band to break out of the San […]

  • Do you Speak English? 18.07.06

    Comedy in which a woman who’s car has broken down in France attempts to speak to the locals.

  • I’m safe now in Jordan 17.07.06

    test/lebanon.jpgThis is a follow up email we received from Ann, one of the 3 Navigators in Lebanon. I’m safe now in Jordan. This last week has been surreal. It was the first time in my life I actually said, “God, you just saved my life.” We arrived in Beirut on the night of July 11th, […]

  • 3 Navigators in Lebanon 17.07.06

    Luke*, Ann, and Kate are the 3 Navigators who are part of our church family. They were in Lebanon on a missions trip. As you are aware, there has been a significant escalation in conflict over there. With significant bombings etc… Please be praying for them as they have taken the gospel and hope to […]

  • CrabApple.cc 14.07.06

    Update: Crabapple.cc is no more.

  • How Evil Are You? 13.07.06

    How evil are you?

  • Four Pictures 10.07.06

    Michele asked “Without peeking, what hangs on the wall above your bed?” This is my answer (in order – left to right) But to be honest, I did peek because I could only remember three of them and couldn’t remember the order. These were all taken by my lovely wife, PhotoJulia. So what hangs on […]

  • Moving an Aquarium 05.07.06

    OR “How to Kill Your Fish in 5 Easy Steps” First off, if you want to move your fish and tank from one room to another or from one home to another follow the tips found here. Or you can watch a 30minute program about it here. This special Pet Fish Talk Show contains a […]

  • I Shant be Posting 23.06.06

    This weekend (while I’m out of town) my web hosting service will be migrating my site to the new servers. I tell you this not because I believe you to be anxiously awaiting my next post(s) but to warn you that there may be technicl dificulties in the process. Especially along the lines of comments […]

  • Striving for Average 22.06.06

    I wanted to post a comment on Tommy’s post about Contests but due to some technical dificulties, it won’t take. However, I resolve not to be beaten down by “The Man” and have decided to post my comment here on my site and trackback to his post (Ha – take that evil internet). If nothing […]

  • While my ukulele gently weeps 20.06.06

    Jake Shimabukuro performs his version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps by George Harrison using a ukulele. Find out on┬áMusic Critic why Jake Shimabukuro chose to play the ukulele used to perform the song. I love how the MPG algorithm can’t follow the hand movement and turns it into one big blur – LilYoda Amazon.com […]

  • YAY! Pirates! 20.06.06

    This was PhotoJulia’s entry for the recent ph.otogra.ph theme – noun: toy. this website is an interactive photography project. every week brings a new theme to challenge the creativity in all of us. the themes are based on a noun, verb or adjective. for example, this week the theme is noun: toy. participants upload one […]

  • Craig’s List Assault 19.06.06

    As you may have noticed in an earlier post, we are selling some furniture on Craig’s List. Included in that onslaught of listings was a 5-peice bedroom set. It is real pine furniture – not particle board or other such nonsense – but real wood. Below is a transcript of the email conversation my wife […]

  • Do You Blog? 19.06.06

    Not everyone who visits my site has their own blog but chances are, you read alot of other people’s blogs. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then let be give you the quick rundown. A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A […]

  • For Sale in San Diego 19.06.06

    My good friend (and pastor) is having to sell off a lot of furniture and needs to sell it quickly. He and his family are moving from a large (3,000+ sq ft.) home to a more modest (1,700sq ft.) house nearby. The move is necessary because the owners of their current home is returning from […]

  • Google Video – Haunted Car Commercial 13.06.06

    If you look and listen very closely, you will see what the filmmakers saw in the final editing of this car commercial; a fine, white mist that follows the car. They could not explain it except that the stunt driver had recently lost a loved one and he believed that the spirit of his departed […]

  • Upgrade Attempt – Part 2 12.06.06

    Later this week (or over the weekend) I will try to upgrade my WordPress and Gallery2 installs (again). I tell you this because as you may recall, I had trouble doing this last time and it took quite a bit of effort to restore the site to it’s former glory. In the event of another […]

  • Meet Sister Veronica 10.06.06

    It has come to my attention that my readership numbers might be handicapped owing to the fact that I am not a cute twenty-year-old chicky-babe with a MySpace profile and nothing to say. Anaglyph at Tetherd Cow has a new assistant, Sister Veronica. While I’ve always strived for the highest levels of excellence, I can’t […]

  • “God will save me, if he exists.” 06.06.06

    Shouted a man who crept into the lioness’s enclosure at a zoo in Kiev. The lioness lunged straight at him and severed his carotid artery. Learned about this over at Althouse

  • 666 – The Mark of Stupidity 06.06.06

    /test/ice_age.jpg Is Tuesday’s date — 6-6-6 — merely a curious number or could it mean our number is up? There’s a devilishly odd nexus of theology, mathematics and commercialism on the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year. OK, it’s just the sixth year of this millennium, but insisting on calling it […]

  • Video Post – They?re Made Out Of Meat 03.06.06

    RadioactiveJam sent this to me (because of this post) and I thought it worth sharing with you. Read the original short story SETI Fiction: They?re Made Out Of Meat

  • Ricardo Montalban and Fine Corinthian Leather 31.05.06

    Ricardo Montalb?n and Fine Corinthian Leather. It was recently mentioned on another blog and I thought I would share the story as I know it. Keep in mind that I am not an authority on the subject and by all means may be completely wrong but this is how I heard it and, at the […]

  • Farewell, Paul Gleason 30.05.06

    Paul Gleason, who played the go-to bad guy in “Trading Places” and the angry high school principal in “The Breakfast Club,” has died. He was 67. Gleason died at a local hospital Saturday of mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer linked to asbestos, said his wife, Susan Gleason. “Whenever you were with Paul, there […]

  • InkTank Returns 25.05.06

    Barry, over at InkTank, has recently brought back the archives of his much beloved online comic strips. If you’re not familiar with InkTank, well, shame on you. But just in case you need a reminder… Inktank is the brain child of Barry Smith who has created three online comic strips; Angst Technology, Weak-End Warriors and […]

  • Was Jesus Married? 25.05.06

    I was reading around the web a while back and came across a post that asked a question which I suspect is probably very common today. It’s derived from the Da Vinci Code but our response doesn’t have to be framed in that context. I am listening to radio shows and people are calling in […]

  • Model Home Decorating Business 24.05.06

    My wife is in the Model Home Decorating Business. Yup, there is a Model Home Decorating Business. My wife works for one of the top three companies where we live. Imagine, there’s a big enough market for there to be a top three. As a result, we get lots of requests for design tips. OK, […]

  • Big jobs that pay badly 22.05.06

    “How do you become a millionaire in Architecture?” “Start with ten million.” It’s an old joke but notoriously true. And now we have proof. Accourding to an article on CNNmoney.com Architecture is one career that costs time and money to take up but doesn’t equate to a big paycheck. For every Philip Johnson or Frank […]

  • Dorkwad Church 19.05.06

    1438 I was hoping you could pray for our desire to find a building. We are spending too much where we are for what we get, and I feel God is pressing us to find something different. We don?t have the resources, so please pray for God?s blessings for us financially. Also, please pray for […]

  • Christian Divorce 16.05.06

    In my travels through the blogosphere and In Real Life (IRL) I have encountered many people who are faced with the issue of divorce. Now admittedly, many are not christian so the issue for them is how to divide up our stuff and who gets to keep the dog (or cat). But for my christian […]

  • Pixar’s ‘Cars’ Trailer #2 15.05.06

    The second full-length trailer for Pixar?s ?Cars? Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in […]

  • Why I Switch Hosting Companies 12.05.06

    Too many outages… Earlier this afternoon, there was a problem involving one of our filing systems which affected performance on a large part of our network. The problem has been handled and all major services have been restored, although performance may be a little slow for the next few hours as various things come back […]

  • Friday’s Ark 12.05.06

    So I thought I’d post this image as it has been popular with those who’ve seen it and those who haven’t are definitely missing out. Now, I realize not everyone is a cat fan (heck, I’ve never had a cat – mom was alergic) but even the most anti cat person can appreciate this photo […]

  • High Maintenace: Defined 11.05.06

    Michele Agnew asked “What is your definition of a high-maintenance woman?” Now there were lots of anwsers, it got me think about it and this is what I posted. High Maintenace is about how much you think about yourself and more specifically, how much you think others should think about you. This takes on many […]

  • Ylymopics – Internet Games 08.05.06

    Ylympics is just another time wasting internet game that sucks you in and bleeds you dry – I love it. A series of 5, highly defined graphic, games that are prettier versions of games you’ve probably already played but hey, now they are all in one place. Yeti themed, and with a fun sound track […]

  • Stack Overflow? 08.05.06

    I keep getting an error message when my site loads. stack overflow at line: 1354 I haven’t changed anything so I’m guessing it’s a third party plugin problem or link or something. Do you get this message? Is it isolated to IE? What gives? In case you’re wondering, I’m posting for the sake of posting. […]

  • Original Unaltered Star Wars Trilogy on DVD 05.05.06

    /test/han-shot-first.jpgMy prayers have been answered: Fans can look forward to a September filled with classic Star Wars nostalgia, led by the premiere of LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy video game and the long-awaited DVD release of the original theatrical incarnations of the classic Star Wars trilogy. In response to overwhelming demand, Lucasfilm Ltd. […]

  • 1and1 and then some 04.05.06

    Looks like I may be moving this site again after all. I started with 1and1 web hosting back in the beginning and was very happy with them. I still use them for all my domain registration needs and other sites but my primary site (that’s what you’re reading now) needed more storage and bandwidth to […]

  • Featured Album: Scenic 04.05.06

    7 So I haven’t posted in a few days (been pretty busy at work) so I thought I’d throw out a featured Gallery Album (click on picture). I had wanted to talk about the May 1st protests but I already offended some one when I said how happy I was that traffic was so light […]

  • SETI Fiction: They’re Made Out Of Meat – redux 01.05.06

    I wanted to revive this post because it is such a good story. I was refered to it by someone over at the Inktank Forums † Now that I have some actual readers¹ I thought I’d offer it up again for everyone to enjoy.Here’s a sample to whet² your appetite… “They actually do talk, then. […]

  • Serenity/Firefly Easter Eggs 30.04.06

    Sometimes a DVD contains Easter eggs, that is, hidden features that cannot be selected directly from the menu and are not mentioned in any documentation accompanying the DVD. Hunt down these ever-elusive Easter eggs and hidden features. Serenity This applies to the 2005 Serenity (Widescreen Edition) not the 2007 Serenity (Collector’s Edition). – From the […]

  • And A Brand New Car 27.04.06

    1434 *Here it is, our new car. It’s a 2007 Toyota Camry LE. Not the top of the line but well within our needs and budget with the help of WOWLOANS and their quick and reliable loan approval system. The Automatic, 4-cylinder LE gets 24/33 MPG and seats 5 adults rather comfortably. Most importantly, it […]

  • Where it all began 21.04.06

    This is the one and only entry into a paper journal I wrote when I started blogging. It’s from Febuary 26th, 2004 God has a funny way of working with us sometimes. PhotoJulia bought this journal because she thought the cover was neat (and it is, too) but here I am writing in it. Last […]

  • Real Ninjas Don’t Get Caught 13.04.06

    ATF agents are always on alert for anything suspicious ? including ninjas. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm agents, on campus Tuesday for Project Safe Neighborhoods training, detained a ?suspicious individual? near the Georgia Center, University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said. Jeremiah Ransom, a sophomore from Macon, was leaving a Wesley Foundation pirate vs. ninja event when […]

  • April’s Apocalypse 03.04.06

    On Wednesday, April fifth, 2006, at two minutes and three seconds past one (a.m.) in the morning, the time and date will be: 01:02:03 04/05/06 That won’t ever happen again. You may now return to your (? normal) life! a?poc?a?lypse n. Apocalypse Abbr. Apoc. Bible. The Book of Revelation. Any of a number of anonymous […]

  • Checking Out Early? 28.03.06

    I was over at Rustbelt Ramblings and came across this great post about supermarkets and the afterlife. At check-out time in the supermarket I follow these simple rules: a) Go to the shortest queue. b) If all queues are lenghty, proceed to the hottest cashier. c) If accompanied by spouse, proceed to homeliest cashier. *On […]

  • Honestyrain 23.03.06

    On occasion, I even find a site so enjoyable that I will break down and add them to my blogroll. Today is just such a day.

  • Happy Irish for a Day – Day 17.03.06

    I was over at Sniker Doodles this morning and found some St.Patricks Day fun. Here are a couple of examples. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, “Lord take pity on me. If you […]

  • Exotic Flowers 09.03.06

    /Flowers/Exotic Since I’ve been a little lax in posting recently, I thought I’d take the easy way out. And by easy way out, I mean I’m going to share a Featured Album. This week it’s Exotic Flowers so click on the image and check out some of Julia’s photos. Now these were taking around San […]

  • iBegin – Toronto 01.03.06

    It turns out that a lot of my visitors come from Canada and so I thought I would share this up-and-comming new resource. It’s called iBegin and is a real life community reference site. You can search local services such as hotels and restaurants, but more importantly, you can submit and review them yourself too. […]

  • My Alter Ego? 23.02.06

    test/sayanything1.jpgSo I was inspired by The Intuitive Woman to make this post about my 80’s Alter Ego. When I was younger, I looked alot like John Cusak from Not so much today. What’s your 80’s alter ego? Seven years after he earned his first screen credit as the writer of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, […]

  • For my Love 14.02.06

    193 My Love, I take you to be my wife and I commit myself to you as to no other. To love you as Christ loves the church. To provide for you, care for you, to nourish you. Whether times are easy or they are difficult, I will live with you graciously until Jesus comes […]

  • Bono’s Remarks to the National Prayer Breakfast 13.02.06

    Source: DATA.org 1459 Thank you. Mr. President, First Lady, King Abdullah, Other heads of State, Members of Congress, distinguished guests? Please join me in praying that I don?t say something we?ll all regret. That was for the FCC. If you?re wondering what I?m doing here, at a prayer breakfast, well, so am I. I?m certainly […]

  • California E-Waste 10.02.06

    A new state law in California will go into effect on February 9, requiring that all consumer electronics be recycled instead of being thrown away. An attempt to reduce the polluting effects of lead, mercury, and copper on environments surrounding landfills and beyond, the law will encourage electronics users to dispose of everything from iPods […]

  • Kermit needs the Money 09.02.06

    A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack. “Miss Whack, I’d like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday.” Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his […]

  • Word Cloud 06.02.06

    test/wordcloud01.jpgWould you buy this on a T-shirt? SnapShirts.com has this thing where it will generate a wordcloud based on your site and turn it into a t-shirt for you. Now I don’t know if this is a good thing or not but I don’t think my shirt would be all that interesting. Maybe your site […]


    Organisers of THE ROLLING STONES’ upcoming performance at Detroit’s Super Bowl have been forced to lift a controversial ban against audience members over the age of 45. Initially ageing fans were told they would be refused entry to the field and dance area during the concert because the US National Football Team deemed the show […]

  • Wiarton Willie suspected in double murder 02.02.06

    WIARTON, ONT. – An official in small-town Ontario is being accused of covering up a murder, but she says she was protecting the town from bad publicity. Francesca Dobbyn told Wiarton town council on Monday that she knew Wiarton Willie might have killed his two understudies, but hid the facts so the town’s summer tourist […]

  • End of the Spear 01.02.06

    I saw this movie last Friday (1-27-06) after having my first San Diego Tommy‘s burger. And I must say that this a must see movie. 77 Deep in the heart of the jungles of Ecuador, along the Amazon River basin, the Waodani Indians are murdering each other to the point of near-extinction. Tribal conflicts (internal […]

  • WordPress 2.0.1 31.01.06

    Well, they’ve gone and released an update to everyone’s favorite blogging tool. WordPress 2.0.1 is now available and reportedly fixes many of the bugs that were created in 2.0 All in all 114 bugs were closed in the 2.0.1 release. You?re welcome to check them out if you?re curious about every fix but to summarize: […]

  • Chuck Norris Random Fact Generator 31.01.06

    A while back I posted about the Vin Diesel Random Fact Generator. Recently, I’ve seen the Chuck Norris Random Fact Generator making the rounds. Here are some samples Chuck Norris’ tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried. Ever. Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits. Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law […]

  • The Original Tommy’s 27.01.06

    1443 It finally happened, they’ve opened an Original Tommy’s in San Diego! We tried to go there for lunch yesterday but the drive thru was backed up to the street and there was no parking anywhere nearby. It even looked like the walk-in line was out the door. So I may try again tonight with […]

  • Miss Piggy it ain’t 24.01.06

    So I was directed to this site that analises your personality based on your drawing of a pig. As you can see, I got creative but am by no means a master artist of the swine jaunra (sp) Click to view my test results

  • Featured Gallery: Architecture 23.01.06

    With the recent influx of visitors, I thought it would be good to highlight Julia’s Gallery, especially since so many of the blogs I’ve been visiting lately have a good collection of photos themselves. So go on over to the Gallery and see the awesome photos Julia has been taking over the past year. Today’s […]

  • Gizoogle 21.01.06

    OK, this is too much fun. Below is part of the “translation” of my recent post for Call Down Fire courtesy of Gizoogle. Hey everyone, you may or may not kniznow thiznat Kaleo?sown musicians (Brian, Chris, n Dustin) also play in tha band ? Cizzall Dizzay Fizzy ?. They?re blunt-rollin’ ta book shows fo` this […]

  • Who’s Michele? 21.01.06

    Michele is a blogger who has a wonderfully fun website that encourages lots of reader partisipation. So why is everyone who comments suddenly telling me that Michele sent them? Well one of her great exercises is to start the Comment Game. Basically, you leave a comment “Hello” and visit the person who commented before you […]

  • East County Pregnancy Care Center 17.01.06

    The East County Pregnancy Care Center cares for women and their unborn children. They provide accurate information about the life growing inside of every pregnant woman and provide life-affirming alternatives to abortion. They speak the truth in love and provide a loving refuge where each woman will find unconditional love, acceptance and support. The Center […]

  • Call Down Fire 14.01.06

    Hey everyone, you may or may not know that Kaleo’s own musicians (Brian, Chris, and Dustin) also play in the band “Call Down Fire“. They’re starting to book shows for this Spring and their very first gig is Thursday night January 26th at Humphrey’s Backstage which is down by Shelter Island – Point Loma area. […]

  • Digital Waste 12.01.06

    Jessica over at Three Inch Crack is starting a new project which sounds like a lot of fun. Rather than deleting all the not-so-good digital pictures you take, email them to her and she will use them in her art projects. If you’ve seen Julia’s Gallery, then you can imagine how many photos get deleted. […]

  • Four Memory 10.01.06

    My friend Radioactive Jam prompted me to make this list. I usually don’t do these kind of “self-surveys” but I’m curious how much will change over the next year(s). Some are easy and some are hard either because I have many answers to choose from or I don’t have enough (how sad) So without any […]

  • Jonathan Edwards Resolutions 04.01.06

    72 As the new year begins we are often asked about any resolutions we may have made. To eat better, smoke less, work hader, etc. But are we just working towards a better self or are we working to a better relationship with God? Read Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions and see how you fare. I pesonally […]

  • Punctuation 03.01.06

    In this day of email, on-line forums, chatrooms and text messages, it’s very surprising that despite “writing” more we are typically writing worse. Take for example the numurous times someone has used the wrong “their” (there, they’re) or type a sentence that was missing half the words needed to make any sense. I accept that […]

  • What’s your Icon? 27.12.05

    I?m looking for a new logo to represent my internet identity. I?ve been using this one for quite some time but I?d like an original image/icon that is more web friendly (this one is only good for low-res usage. A friend/co-worker felt challenged enough to give it a shot but it?s hard to motivate someone […]

  • Merry Christmas! 25.12.05

    “Jesus Christ is the brightest revelation of God’s love. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. Christ Jesus, who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human […]

  • My First iPod 25.12.05

    Most problems with iPod can be solved by resetting it.
    To reset iPod:
    1 Connect iPod to a power outlet using the iPod Power Adapter.
    2 Toggle the Hold switch on and off (set it to Hold, then turn it off again).
    3 Press and hold the Select and Menu buttons for at least 6 seconds, until the
    Apple logo appears.

  • The meaning of Xmas 24.12.05

    Xmas (or X-mas) is an abbreviation for Christmas. It is derived from this word LINK, transliterated as Christos, which is Greek for Christ. Greek is the language in which the whole New Testament was written. Originally, in “Xmas”, X represented the Greek letter X (see chi). It was pronounced with an aspirated [kh], which is […]

  • Crush and Store 02.12.05

    It finally came, my very own Crush and Store. Well, it’s not realy mine – the office paid for it, but it’s for my use. 39 OK, so here’s the deal. My office recycles but someone has to take the aluminum cans to be recycled – that’s where I come in. The problem is that […]

  • Famous Birthdays 23.11.05

    In completely unrelated news…. Here is a brief list of famous people who share my birthday: 22-Nov-1744 Abigail Adams 22-Nov-1890 Charles de Gaulle 22-Nov-1899 Hoagy Carmichael 22-Nov-1913 Benjamin Britten 22-Nov-1921 Rodney Dangerfield 22-Nov-1932 Robert Vaughn 22-Nov-1943 Billie Jean King 22-Nov-1958 Jamie Lee Curtis 22-Nov-1961 Mariel Hemingway 22-Nov-1979 Scott Robinson 22-Nov-1984 Scarlett Johansson This list is […]

  • Family and Friends 18.11.05

    family/In case you haven’t noticed there is a new Gallery album full of people we know and love. Take a few minutes to look over the album and enjoy a good laugh at our Family and Friends. Don’t forget to add comments to your favorites and let us know what you think. We look forward […]

  • Dilbert and Intelligent Design 16.11.05

    You may have read my little response to Intelligent Design and were mildly impressed but if you’re looking for some juicy, fist-flinging, hair-pulling debate on the subject, I would suggest you take a look over at The Dilbert Blog. Scott Adams has written a little piece on the subject and with over 200 comments already […]

  • Radioactive Jam 16.11.05

    So I have a new friend (maybe friend is too a strong a word – associate?) Anyways, through my connections on the WordPress and WPG2 forums I have had the chance to see some interesting blogs/galleries and just had to add this one to my Google Reader list. Radioactive Jam is a skilled blogger with […]

  • Can You Raed Tihs? 15.11.05

    I am not surprised by being able to read this, but by how fast (pretty much normal speed) I can read it! How ’bout you? I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht […]

  • Battle of the Little Pumpkin Kings 11.11.05

    Two friends of mine each had a little baby boy recently. And as with any new parent in this age of technology, they shared their pictures with friends and family via the internet. But what struck me as interesting (aside from how cute each one is) was how early each child was trying to establish […]

  • Haunted Car Commercial 09.11.05

    Back by popular demand…. You’ll need a sound card to listen to the production team’s reaction. A brief description is below. This is a VW COMMERCIAL from Germany. When they finished filming the ad, the people who made it noticed something moving along the side of the car like a ghostly white mist. The ad […]

  • Trackback for beginners 09.11.05

    I’ve been blooging for over a year now and still don’t get Trackbacks, that is, until now. Raydr’s Weblog does the most basic, beginner-friendly explaination of trackbacks I’ve seen. A trackback is your blog’s way of letting ANOTHER blog know that you wrote about them. For example, I’m going to refer you to another site […]

  • Heartless Goo? 09.11.05

    My response to a post I found, Intelligent Goo Intelligent Goo wrote: Why did God create this complexity? If God designed the universe and designed the rules governing the universe, he would have been free to design anything he wanted to. Why create the need to eat, causing billions of deaths a year. Why create […]

  • New Camera! 20.10.05

    I just purchased a new camera for Julia from eBay. It was my first purchase but I managed to out-bid some fierce competition. It’s a Minolta DiMAGE 7 5.2 Megapixel and includes some nice extras… 1475 “The DiMAGE 7 is aimed at the prosumer level of the market, it sports all the features you’d expect […]

  • Kathi Burg Band 04.10.05

    I must say that I really love this band and their latest CD ?The Making of Easy?. It has a sound that just saturates your every being and moves you from the inside and inspires you to surrender to Christ. Stylistically, they remind me a lot of Natalie Merchant’s Tigerlily (which I also love). But […]

  • Big Ad 30.09.05

    If you’re looking for ideas to promote your business, consider making a comercial. Here’s one that may inspire you. Listen and watch this BIG AD. Enjoy.

  • Napoleon Dynamite 24.09.05

    This is from a while back but I recently realised I was getting high ranking in Dogpile.com searches because I mis-spelled Napoleon Dynamite (Nepolean Dynomite). So here is my quick review from March 18th, 2005. NP was stupid and pointless and the characters were beyond real – yet…I found myself laughingly remembering certain scenes or […]

  • Helping Katrina Victims 06.09.05

    We?ve all seen the images on CNN ? communities gone, children separated from their parents, people who have lost everything. As the Gulf Coast starts to dig out in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, emergency organizations are executing cleanup and rescue plans, seeking donations and setting up outlets to provide information on the storm and […]

  • Pictorial Home Bible 09.06.05

    I recently came into posession of a Pictorial Home Bible. In my search for information, I have found few examples of this unique bible. I’d like to pool any and all information related to these books into one website where others with questions or additional information can share their knowledge. I ask that anyone with […]

  • Vin Diesel Random Fact Generator 10.05.05

    Vin Diesel Random Fact Generator (VDRFG) is probably one of the funniest and best wastes of time involving the internet. Makes a great home page to start your day and is relatively family friendly (you’re not likely to get sued or fired) Here’s a couple to whet your appetite… In fine print at on the […]

  • Stepping Meter 05.05.05

    The following is the exact instructions that came with my new “Stepping Meter” Product Characteristic Counting the Step Wearing Instruction 1) When Starting to count the meter, the display show ?00000? 2) Using the clip that behind the unit to fix the stepping meter horizontally. Operational Manual 1) This stepping meter can only count correctly […]

  • AutoCAD Monkey 17.02.05

    A tourist walked into a pet shop and was looking at the animals on display. While he was there, another customer walked in and said to the shopkeeper, “I’ll have an AutoCAD monkey, please.” The shopkeeper nodded, went over to a cage at the side of the shop and took out a monkey. He fitted […]

  • Zen and the Wisdom of Life 10.12.04

    1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone. 2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire. 3. It […]

  • Jennifer Government: NationStates | Archshrk 18.10.04

    I just signed up for Jennifer Government: NationStates a nation simulation game. You create your own country, fashioned after your own ideals, and care for its people. Either that or you deliberately torture them. It’s really up to you. The Theocracy of Archshrk is a tiny, safe nation, notable for its burgeoning Hamster population. Its […]

  • Spot The Fake Smile 02.09.04

    This experiment is designed to test whether you can spot the difference between a fake smile and a real one It has 20 questions and should take you 10 minutes It is based on research by Professor Paul Ekman, a psychologist at the University of California We will not pass on your personal details to […]

  • SETI Fiction: They’re Made Out Of Meat 02.09.04

    Someone over at Inktank Forums suggested this as a good read. I’m glad they did. Very funny story. Here’s a sample… “They actually do talk, then. They use words, ideas, concepts?”“Oh, yes. Except they do it with meat.”“I thought you just told me they used radio.”“They do, but what do you think is on the […]

  • Fundraising Raffle Information 23.08.04

    A friend asked me to help promote this so here ya go… “How much will this cost and what can I win?? Each ticket will be $5 (US dollars). You can buy AS MANY TICKETS AS YOU LIKE. Remember, the more tickets you buy, the more chance you have at winning, and the more TIMES […]

  • Long Live Retro Gaming! 22.08.04

    This is a pretty good article by a friend of mine. Reminded me of my youth when I would play Hunt the Wumpus on my Texas Instruments TI99/4A. Ah, the memories [enters daydream state]why don’t you read the article and play the game, then clean your room and go outside to play.

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