Monthly Archive: June 2006

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Updates Coming…Eventually

Hey everyone! I've got some plans in the works to make some pretty radical changes here on the blog, but I've had a hard time finding time to do them. Well, that and the desire to do them as well…need both at the same time. That said, I have made many of the changes already over at my If Jesus Had A Website site, but even that is still in the works. Plus, add in all the little personal touches...

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No Brain Buckets For Big Ben

As you've probably heard by now, Steeler's quarterback Ben Roethlisberger got in a motorcycle accident yesterday. Not only that, but he was riding without without a helmet (which is probably #3 on my list of stupid things you can do, right behind smoking and unprotected sex). Now, after suffering a broken jaw, a collapsed sinus, a 9" gash on the back of his head and multiple leg injuries and undergoing 7 hours of surgery, there are some serious questions coming...

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Rockies Use Christian-Based Code of Ethics To Guide Team

A very interesting article from USA Today that you may have missed: Baseball's Rockies seek revival on two levels It is interesting to read the comments from those outside the organization, who seem to have mixed feelings on the religious influence. What's wrong with putting together a team of guys who try to live life the right way? It's much better than looking the other way when guys make a major mistake.

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World Cup Anticipation

It's that time again, when the world gathers around it's favorite sport and people put aside political differences in favor of national athleticism. World Cup '06 kicks off on Friday, and I'm really looking forward to it. I'd love to see the U.S. do as well as last time (reaching the quarterfinals), but this time around they've been placed in a much tougher group to advance from. Still, I expect them to make a strong showing, and I do expect...

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Thank God For PBS

Perhaps this is only a phemenon that I've noticed (or only interests me), but I find it amazing that public broadcast is always on the cutting edge of technology. Here in Pittsburgh, not only is our PBS-HD channel one of the best on the air, but even it's affilliate radio station is one of just a handful in the city brodcasting HD-Radio. Heck, I can't even get FOX in HD where I live right now. Considering that PBS gets most...

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Kickin' It Up A Notch: German Churches To Show World Cup Games

Today, I came across a very cool article on ESPN today about how a number of German churches are looking to appeal to soccer fans by showing World Cup games in their buildings. Not only that, but the churches in communities where games are being held will be holding services in the languages of the countries playing there that day. Talk about trying to appeal to the masses. While the article does raise some concerns being made by observers, the...

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So You Think Canada's So Great?

A staff of a Canadian political candidate claimed they were able to shut down a site that was critical of his involvement in a fundraising scandal. They contacted the country's domain registrar and had them pull the DNS records so that the site could no longer be reached. So, basically an embarassed political candidate abused his powers to take away the free speech of those who opposed him. I guess the guillotine was too harsh of an option, or would...

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Tag, You're It!

Caught a Slashdotted article today about implanting RFID chips in immigrants and guest workers. While a fine idea scientifically, there are a number of moral objections to the idea. Essentially, it's the same kind of chip that they implant into pets at the vet (except it would need a longer batter life than the 20 years on those ones…I only know because we just got Jake!) to keep pets from getting lost. But is it ethical to treat other humans...

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Literally Plugging In?

I came across this on TechEBlog, and it was so cool I had to share. It's an entire computer that fits in a wall socket, and can even run off of ethernet power. I know we're getting more and more power into smaller packages, but that's getting downright rediculous. Eventually, it's just going to be a little brick that's part of your monitor stand!    

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Changing My Tune

I was driving around yesterday on my way into Oakland to pick up Marci after class to take Jake on a walk in Schenley Park. I was listening to my iPod and on came one of my throwback songs from my middle/high-school that I started singing along with. And about halfway through the song I stopped completely. It was one of those songs that I had known for so long that I didn't even need to think about it as...