Archive for April, 2008

Your Monday Stupid

Wow, apparently, some people just have absolutely nothing better to do but be Internet Trolls.

I come home today and check my email and find out I have two new comments on two different entries, one from someone named “Cammy” and one from someone else named “Fry”.

Both of these people commented on rather old entries, Cammy’s being from January of this year, and Fry one from November of last year. Okay, so not old, but not certainly something recent.

Both of them decided to take me to task for linking to conservative news sources, Michelle Malkin’s blog (which I read sporadically) and WorldNetDaily (which I don’t even really read anymore, given that every other “story” is an advertisement.), and called me such lovely terms as “hypocrite’.

Seriously, do you two not have anything better to do but find blogs or other websites linking to other websites you hate and wag your little fingers at them?

Well, your rather hate-filled comments do not deserve the server space they take up, so guess what? Gone.

I do have to thank you though, Fry. WorldNetDaily is going to get taken off my links, due to their overuse of advertisements passing themselves off as news stories. The content I can get from other, less annoying sites. I know that probably won’t matter to you, you just think you’re getting a victory by getting a link removed because you probably have a seething hatred for conservatives. It’s kind of funny and sad at the same time, but don’t worry. You and Miss Cammy can both keep hating me for linking to Michelle Malkin if you want. At least until her site becomes an annoying ad infestation, which I don’t forsee. Don’t forget that the Drudge Report and Fox News are both over there as well! Gasp and Horror!

Okay, I’m done. See ya.

A real American hero!!

Hey again folks.

Kat’s wedding was this past weekend. She’s now Mrs. Kathryn Morgan. I vote we all call her Cap’n Morgan now. Wedding venue had an absolute GORGEOUS view of the lake. However, there were a lot of steps leading up and down to the gazebo, I think a lot of folks had trouble with those. Actually, given that i was an usher, I know they did. But if that’s the worst possible thing that you have at your wedding, you probably had a really good one, right?

Some of you may not have heard this, but they’re making a GI Joe movie. A live action one. They haven’t released much in the way of details yet, aside from some cast photography that’s leaked out on the Internet. Which I’ll conveniently link for you right here. I’ll admit, I have some reservations upon seeing these photos, but that’s because I’m a complete GI Joe freak from my younger days, even moreso than for Transformers. So I’ll definitely be more opinionated on this one the more details we get.

Starting off, most of the cast looks like solid choices, especially Dennis Quaid as General Hawk. The only one I’m not sure of is the actress playing the Baroness. She’s way way too young for the role. Baroness is supposed to be a classic beauty, well into her adult years, but still gorgeous, and very evil (complete with eastern European accent!). I don’t think this lady really LOOKS like Baroness to me. And if she can’t do the accent, she’s gotta be replaced.

Now, the uniforms. Supposedly these are some kind of advanced battle suits with high tech features such as cloaking fields and the like. Frankly, they don’t look horrible, but I’m not sure if I like them all that much. I’m just wondering why not put them in their classic uniforms that everyone would recognize, especially Scarlett and Duke. Snake Eyes uniform looks almost dead-on with his old toy/comic appearances (plus he’s being played by Ray Park, aka Darth Maul, so you can’t go wrong with that), i’m just wishing they’d gotten closer with the others as well. Storm Shadow…he appears to be wearing something of a cross between a white business suit and a white ninja outfit. It’s very strange, but I wouldn’t call it bad at this point.

I’m still eager to see what Cobra Commander and Destro look like. Hopefully, very faithful to the originals, which is Blue Hood, and Steel-coated head, respectively. And are we going to get any of the classic G.I. Joe vehicles? We’d better. If I see a Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank live on the big screen, I just might explode from geeking out.

Now, about my iPod Touch. This little bugger is extremely cool. Most of you have no doubt seen them by now, so I’ll refrain from going over all the features it has. Instead I’ll just quickly list off some good and bad things in my personal experience.

1. I don’t know WHY it’s doing this, but Apple really needs to fix this bug. Basically, my organization of songs in iTunes is not directly matching with what is in the iPod. For example, in iTunes, I have no problems organizing Five Iron Frenzy’s “The End is Near” album. When I move over to Cover Flow, it shows the cover ONCE and lists all the tracks underneath it. However, in my iPod, it splits the two, and shows the album TWICE, with half the songs in each. I don’t get it, but it’s very annoying.

2. The on-screen touch keyboard is VERY very accurate for a touchscreen. I rarely hit a letter that I didn’t mean to. I more often select the wrong artist or track when scrolling through my music, strangely enough.

3. Maybe this is just me, but I wish that when you were searching for videos on YouTube, you could turn the device on it’s side so you can see the whole video title. This seems to be the only place that this doesn’t work, and a lot of times you’re forced to guess at what the title is. If nothing else, it should scroll back and for for video titles. Actually I’d like this for podcasts as well in the music player. Both tend to have longer titles.

4. Timing and volume sliders need to be a lot bigger, or more sensitive in their “catching” of where your finger is. It’s very hard to skip to a certain area in the track, or to precisely adjust the volume, without “jumping” due to your finger not going to just the right area to “hold” it for dragging. Actually, I’d even recommend a touchscreen version of the clickwheel from the other iPod models for this purpose, that you could activate with a couple of quick finger taps. That’d work MUCH better, given that it feels familiar to previous iPod owners already.

5. I LOVE that the headphone jack isn’t recessed like it is on the iPhone. That was a horrible problem, and I’m glad it’s not one I have to face.

As a media player, it works absolutely great, and I’m very happy with it overalll.

I’ve also gotten a few new Trade paperbacks recently, the best of which has been Batman: Hush. What initially drew me to this book what that the art is done by one of my all-time favorite pencilers, Jim Lee. The work he does in here is classic representation of his style, and it’s absolutely phenomenal. The plot by Jeph Loeb really hooks you in, and lets you explore Batman trying to deal with extending trust to people, especially in the arena of romantic love, all while bringing in a host of classic Batman villians (and one very new one) in a twisting scheme and a very suprise ending. I like this book a lot, and I recommend you pick up both volumes.

Aight, I’m way overdue for bed. Ya’ll take care.

We really do have an awesome God

Okay, so, unless you’re Josh, Angie, Chris, Kelley, either of the Cazacs, or the Murrays, Joseph, or my Mom, you’re not gonna get why this is cool/awesome. Just warning ya. Actually, I’m not even sure some of those people read this thing.

So, as some of you are aware, I’ve been kind of going through a little fear/uncertainty/depressed episode about the new job I took here at Bell, wondering if I’ve made a mistake, if I’m going to suddenly hate it and not stand the people I’m working under/with, should I start looking for another career, do I start looking here or in Waco, what do I do, that whole sort of mess.

So, today, this is all still pretty heavy on my mind, but luckily I didn’t have to go in to work, and I was watching kitty videos on youtube, and I hear my Mom outside, mowing the yard. Obviously I feel like a jerk for not being out there, helping, so I go outside, apologize, and start helping. I take the mower into the backyard, and lo and behold, what do I discover?

A Carolina Tar Heels basketball.

God’s little way of saying, “Quit worrying, I have your back, kiddo. You’ll get through this.”

Don’t get the connection? I warned ya. But trust me, it really did help.

Anyway, I’m goin’ over to a coworker’s place for dinner tonight. This is the guy I used to work with on the V-22 program and our old boss is coming too. Speaking of which, that poor guy has really gotten the rotten end of the stick since coming to Bell. He got taken off the high-profile V-22 into a couple of programs that aren’t exactly funded very well, and then they laid off some of the people under him, and shove him into random cubicles almost whenever they feel like it. I wouldn’t be surprised if I heard he was leaving soon. He’s a good guy, smart as anything, but obsessed with old movies. Oh well, no one’s perfect, heh. Should be a fun evening.

Oh yeah, if you guys wanna see a pretty cool group of vids about a guy, his girl, and his kitty, look up “smpfilms” on youtube, or just go to http://www.smpfilms.com. Before you ask, it’s completely clean. His video where he proposed to his girlfriend was so friggin’ sweet…and the kitty’s adorable.

Later all.

That was, and still is, Love

Hey all, quick note before I go to bed.

Remember that worship album called “This is Love” that I contributed to, alongside David Butler, Truett Butler, and Robert Peugh?

Well…that may not be the end of it. That’s all I’ll say at this juncture. Just, be praying for me along those lines.

Oh, and if you want a copy, I’ll try and procure some additional ones, so tell me ASAP, here or on Facebook.

Waco friends, if you want to listen to it, Josh Henry should have the MP3s…it’s a really awesome meditative album. The kind of thing you listen to when you’re deep in prayer or wanting to get to that. Listen to it if you can, I hope you like it.