Saturday, August 30th, 2003 :: 8:24 AM
Relevant Magazine put out this great comment as a Daily Slice:
“In our humble opinion, the MTV Video Music Awards last night sucked. All the self-generated hype, all the pop culture fluff, it was just too much to swallow. Madonna kissing Britney and Christina? Contrived, not controversial. Mostly, it was just sad. After a while, we got the feeling we had been eating cake frosting for two hours. Anyway, we had planned on doing a recap — complete with witty comments — but we’re just not interested anymore.”
Friday, August 29th, 2003 :: 6:37 PM
I ♥ C.S. Lewis
“I know all about the despair of overcoming chronic temptations. It is not serious, provided self-offended petulance, annoyance at breaking records, impatience etc. don’t get the upper hand. No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep on picking ourselves up each time. We shall of course be very muddy and tattered children by the time we reach home. But the bathrooms are all ready, the towels put out, and the clean clothes in the airing cupboard. The only fatal thing is to lose one’s temper and give it up. It is just when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us: it is the very sign of his presence.” (>>)
Friday, August 29th, 2003 :: 3:32 PM
It’s raining like crazy outside.
I hope my car windows are up.
My car windows are up. I always put my car windows up.
Monday, August 25th, 2003 :: 2:57 PM
It looks like Bill Watterson understood blogging long before blogging became popular. ;)
Sunday, August 24th, 2003 :: 11:03 PM
“Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.” (>>)
“Be near, oh God. Be near, oh God of us.
Your nearness is to us our good.” (>>)
Why do I waste so much of my life thinking I need a girl to be happy?
Sunday, August 24th, 2003 :: 2:07 AM
Luke 13:6-9 (>>)
“Then he told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, “For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?” “Sir,” the man replied, “leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.” ‘ “
Thank you, Jesus. (>>)
Sunday, August 24th, 2003 :: 1:43 AM
Ok, Robin, these are monitor jockeys. The term was coined by my high school friend, Jeremy. From top to bottom, right to left:
A picture of Garth Brooks pasted onto a picture of a lion with its mouth open. Josh made this. The expression on Garth’s face is perfect.
An Oreilly Linux postcard, from the back of Linux in a Nutshell.
An eight-ball sitting in a Pepsi cap. Josh also made this.
A Relevant Magazine postcard (with the advertisement portion cut off).
A Chewbacca Pez Dspensor.
A Dayton Bombers puck. Purchased, not caught.
A Lexis-Nexus monitor cleaner; obtained while on a field-trip to said company.
A Sacagawea coin that my high school IT teacher gave us all upon graduation.
A Homer Simpson Pez Dispensor.
The buckle from an Alien Workshop belt.
An Odie Pez Dispensor.
A Vans sticker.
Tux, the Linux penguin wearing a turtle necklase whose strap withered and was cut to fit around his neck.
Sunday, August 24th, 2003 :: 1:35 AM
This is a pretty cool photo.
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003 :: 2:21 PM
Grassroots Music Webzine has a good article on Shaun Groves‘ new album. There’s also a cool 25MB Quicktime movie (or streaming Real Player show if you don’t have a broadband connection) on his website about the new album.
Friday, August 22nd, 2003 :: 6:35 PM
Good news, Bob, we’ll both still have jobs in ten years.
Friday, August 22nd, 2003 :: 5:49 PM
Well, I started a Fotolog for pictures that are kinda cool, but not cool enough to be perminantly stored on Snapfish. These are more day to day things.
Wednesday, August 20th, 2003 :: 11:02 PM
This is…well, indescribable.
Monday, August 18th, 2003 :: 5:39 PM
This is a pretty good article about fatherhood from Relevant Magazine.
“…the best way to win a fight is to walk away. The second best is a right hook to the nose.”
Sunday, August 17th, 2003 :: 10:40 PM
Luke 12:15-21 (>>)
“Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.’ And then he told them this parable: ‘The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, “What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.” Then he said, “This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I’ll say to myself, ‘You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.’ ” But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?” This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich towards God.’ ”
Tuesday, August 12th, 2003 :: 10:30 PM
Sorry, Carly, but this is the best I can do after a 12 hour day… It’s a pretty good read, though.
Saturday, August 9th, 2003 :: 12:21 AM
Chivalry Tip #582
When exiting a vehicle to open the door for the girl sitting behind you, make sure you don’t shut your own door on her hand as she’s getting out. (Sorry, Nicole…)
Tuesday, August 5th, 2003 :: 6:00 PM
How to get rid of the office dullard.
Monday, August 4th, 2003 :: 9:33 PM
“The prince of despair’s been beaten,
but the loser still fights.
And death’s on a long leash,
stealing my friends to the night.
Love alone is not enough to hold us up,
we’ve got to touch Your robe,
so swing Your robe down low.” (>>)
Saturday, August 2nd, 2003 :: 7:10 PM
Isaiah 11:6-9 (>>)
The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the hole of the cobra
and the young child put his hand into the viper’s nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
Friday, August 1st, 2003 :: 5:27 PM
Slashdot has a good interview w/ Morgan Reed, a professional lobbyist.
Friday, August 1st, 2003 :: 11:02 AM
CNN.com has a good summary of the recent updates in the search to uncover Iraq’s WMD program. Looks like somebody is gonna be eating crow pretty soon. (And that’s not even from the “evil” Fox News.)
“Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said he thinks ‘there’s a very good chance’ that weapons of mass destruction will eventually be found.”
Friday, August 1st, 2003 :: 10:15 AM
This is a good example of the various positioning attributes of CSS.