Monday, February 20, 2006

In Preperation For Lent

UPDATE: The video actually plays now! Just more evidence I should always double check on a separate computer.

I know it is a bit early for lenten postings, but I will be home when lent starts, and have sporadic internet access. I made this video a year ago, because I felt inspired to do so. I worked on it nonstop for a couple of nights, but I don't think I was the one making it. When I watched it through for the first time, I couldn't explain how I made certain effects, or got the frames cut just right. I decided that lent would be a good time to post this, as it can be used as a meditation on Christ's Passion. I hope you find the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in this work.

Yours in Christ,

DISCLAIMER: This video has scenes from the Passion of the Christ. I chose only implied violence, but the video may still be too intense for younger audiences. This video may not be work safe. I recommend letting the video load completely before playing.

Waiter Rant.

I have been meaning to post on this for a bit, and always just seemed to forget. Awhile ago I found a blog written by a waiter in NYC named WaiterRant. It is very well written, and gives you a small idea of what it is like to work in the service industry. It is definitely worth reading the archives, but it takes a long time.
Happy reading!

Yours in Christ,

Friday, February 17, 2006

Reason #158,597,398 why apple is better: Poetry!

As some of you may know. . . wait, my audience consists entirely of nerds (admit it!). . . As all of you should know, apple is switching to intel processors. I have to say the benchmarks that are coming from the core duo processors are simply amazing. So anyway, there is a group of hackers that is trying to get OS X to work on non-apple hardware. I don't know why they would want to put OS X into a dull little box, but who am I to judge, some people juggle geese. So, when they were doing their nefarious deeds, they ran across a message from apple hidden in the code. Now this is nothing special, Microsoft does the same. What is original is what apple put in the code. Microsoft sticks to the "YOU ARE BREAKING THE EULA!!!!!!!!!!!!!" style, but not apple. Here's what was written:

"Your karma check for today:
There once was a user that whined/
his existing OS was so blind/
he'd do better to pirate/
an OS that ran great/
but found his hardware declined./

Please don't steal Mac OS!/
Really, that's way uncool./
(C) Apple Computer, Inc."

Apple continues to "think different."

Yours in Christ,

Well, apple's not thinking completely different, they also issued a DMCA violation notice to the forum that has been working on the hacks.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Catholic Nerd Game round XVII

Here is the second to last round of the Catholic Nerd Game. Just wait till you see the last round! It is getting hard to find pictures that aren't repeats of the "popular" saints.

Here is round XVII:

I gave you two pictures, because his story is a bit more obscure than some of the last ones.

Good Luck!

Yours in Christ,

Sorry about my absence.

It was a very hectic week, and I was in the throws of the flu all weekend. I know those aren't very good excuses, but their all I've got.

Yours in Christ,

Monday, February 06, 2006

Support Denmark.

I support Denmark. If you support Denmark put this flag into your sidebar.
Support Denmark

Yours in Christ,

Email me, and I will send you the HTML code, or just view the source. Note, the tag won't work well with a light background.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

[/Personal responsibility]

This is just too much. A man is suing apple because the iPod might cause hearing loss. That's right, he is not suing because it did cause his hearing loss, but because it might cause it in the future.

Patterson does not know if the device has damaged his hearing, said his attorney, Steve W. Berman, of Seattle. But that's beside the point of the lawsuit, which takes issue with the potential the iPod has to cause irreparable hearing loss, Berman said.

Things like this almost make me believe Social Darwinism is justified.

Yours in Christ,