Friday, August 27, 2004

Military Cast Votes by E-Mail?

If Missouri does do this it will be interesting to see if it works out. Email is not as secure as most people thing it is, and I do see a how it could be used to falsify votes easily, but then again the postal service (current system) has been known for "loosing" all kinds of parcels.
Missouri Plan to Let Military Cast Votes by E-Mail Draws Criticism (

Weird News - Man lay dead in bed for two years mummified

This is an unusual article to say the least. If has far reaching implications about technology, but more importantly: how did he become "mummified?" - Man lay dead in bed for two years

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Why am I an Atheist? (it is sad)

I almost cried when I read this story. The whole story makes me sick to my stomach. I wish I could reach out to her to tell her the truth. How can someone say, "I rarely did anything wrong enough to be called a 'sin'..." when clearly this is not what the Bible teaches. It is so sad to me that people never seek to find out what the Bible actually says instead of reading some text book. It hurts me even more that her church and parents didn't find the truth important enough to explain it clearly to her. I urge everyone to pray for Angela C. Byers, that the Spirit of God would soften her heart to the truth.
My first reaction was to email her and tell her that she is wrong that to quote scripture at her, but I don't think that is what Jesus would do, though I don't know the correct response. So all I will do for now is to pray for her.

Why am I an Atheist?

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Fifty-nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 911 VS. KNOCKOUT

Ok, this should be fun! I would like people to post some comments on these 2 websites and we'll see wins (please be respectful).

Fifty-nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 911 VS.

Couch-bound woman's death raises questions

"When the fire-rescue crew arrived at the house, they found a sparsely furnished home with no air conditioning and letters piled on a table with cockroaches eating their way through the envelopes."

"Empty bags of Doritos, Ruffles chips, an ice-cream cone wrapper and rotting, maggot-infested oranges had been thrown on the floor among unwashed pants, T-shirts and underwear."

" She didn't remember the last time she saw Grinds and said nothing seemed to be wrong with her lifestyle."

wow what a sad story.

Couch-bound woman's death raises questions

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Cops Use Taser Gun On Man Trying To Get Home

If you're having a bad day just remember this guy, and your day will be like walking on a sunshine rainbow. - News - Caught On Tape: Cops Use Taser Gun On Man Trying To Get Home

Inside The Sport Agian!

"The average player will lose between 5 and 10 pounds over the course of the Olympic tournament."

Yap. you guessed it: Water Polo!

Inside The Sport

Water Polo - Inside The Sport

"The game derives its name from the fact that in the early days, players road on floating barrels made to resemble horses. The players had sticks and swung at the ball -- hence water polo."

Just one of the many interesting facts about Water Polo that you can find at: - Water Polo - Inside The Sport

Water Polo - Water Polo

I was just watching some Water Polo and it was pretty cool I've never watched Water Polo before and I don't know all the rules but it looks like a really hard sport to play and the US was winning the game I was watching. I think I'm going to learn more about it then make some posts regarding how to play.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Weird News

Yahoo! News - 115 Accused of Gambling on Insect Fights
Wow, people will bet on anything won't they. But how do you get crickets to fight each other?

Thursday, August 12, 2004

My flash Dropdowns

I have been working on a Flash project for some time know at work. It is a Drop Down navagation bar the the Intranet site that I am involved with.

this is the link to the .swf file (pretty useless on it's own)

and this is the link to the to see it in action.

Ghosts Glower Pics

Last night I went to a party at my former youth pastors house. He recently put in a pool and some of the guys went swimming. So I decided to take some pictures and I think they're pretty fun so I'll share them.

Ghosts Glowers:

Weird NEWS - News - 480-Pound Woman Dies After Six Years On Couch
And this is the story we've all been waiting for. I know Couch-Woman would have been a hit at the circus. To bad she didn't get up and call them.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

A recent post I made

You can find this post on

This is my first post here, and while I haven’t read all of the posts I have read quite a few of them and have recently seen the movie my self. I also recently saw Bowling for Columbine.

One of my good friends is an avid Moore follower and is currently reading one of his books. And my 2 best friends that are in the reserve have recently left to go for training before going to Iraq.

After seeing the Movie and seeing how everyone has responded to it, I have notice all the highly emotional, ALL CAPS, slander on both sides of the issue. This does nothing more than make others mad use ALL CAPS.

But the movie it’s self polarizes people. For example right after watching the movie a bostorious lady behind me broadcasted to the theater audience. She said,”Vote. Get out and vote people, I don’t care who you vote for, just get out and vote.” I found myself responding audibly, “I care who I vote for.”

I didn't’t even think about my reaction at the time,but I’m starting to realize how I was influenced by the film. I did have a quick talk with another lady that made it half way through bootcamp, who was obviously pushed to one side of the other. The movie is so controversial and it polarizes people so much that it is almost impossible to have a logical argument with someone about this movie.

This is what I think though. I think Moore is perhaps trying to be honest and yet controversial because controvery sells. I don’t think that Moore is just trying to make a buck(well millions).

I think were he runs into problems is that he is Hyper-Emotional and Hyper-Legal at the same time. For Example, Iraq has never MURDERED Americas as opposed to KILL Americas, and that Iraq has never theated AMERICA, BUT Iraq has given it’s military orders to kill AMERICAN civilians.

These things that Moore claims are of course true, but are very very Misleading.

And an Example of the Hyper-Emotional part it is all over 9/11 but a great example is found in Bowling for Columbine, conserning the shooting of a 6yrs little girl by a 6 yrs old boy in Flint. What he doesn’t tell us is that the boys uncle(were he got the gun) was running a crack house and that the uncle had bought the gun illegaly in exchange for drugs. The media was clearly not the reason that this little boy shot the girl. His family was messed up.

This I think is why 9/11 is very very misleading, boarding on lies. I think what bothers me the most is that Moore calls it a documentary when he is not trying to tell the truth but according to him trying to counterbalance the media, but instead of balancing the scales he goes overboard for the sake of controvery.

Ride that thing - Slideshow

Tennessee is great isn't it!!! I'm glad I live in Georgia.

New York Daily News - Ideas & Opinions - Zev Chafets: Kerry's Cambodia question

New York Daily News - Ideas & Opinions - Zev Chafets: Kerry's Cambodia question

This is a very good article on Kerry and the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth controvery.

If Kerry was lieing when he made the highly emotional statement:

"I have that memory, which is seared - seared - in me."

while addressing the Senate then when can the man be trusted ever?

Flash Satay: Embedding Flash While Supporting Standards

Flash Satay: Embedding Flash While Supporting Standards: A List Apart

This is the site that started the Flash and Standards solution. I am going to try it out on my webpage and see if it works. I do have a question about inputing variables with javascript using this method, but I will experiment and find out if it works.


These web sites are identical or are they?

Similar layouts

Even though thousands of different layouts can be achieved using (X)HTML, web designers tend to stick, explicitly or not, to a set of layout elements. Links must be underlined, even when hovered, and the user must be able to tell which links he has already visited. web designers do not like sidebars very much when placed on the left, right sidebars are much more widespread. Every page should include a header logo and a footer; moreover, a white background is preferred. The main text font should be sans-serif. Last, a header graphic is recommended.

This is the First closing Conclusion of an interesting web survay that is apparently popular at the moment:

These web sites are identicalor are they?

The survay reports many things that are to be expected and some that are not. I have already implimited most of this stuff on my webpage, and my page is remarkable similar(great minds think alike) with one noticeable exception. FLASH. None of the websites mentioned use flash at all which is at least interesting to note. Mine does. This will be the subject of another post for sure.

First Post

Hey hey, this is my first post to my first Blog. How exciting... yah....
So I started this Blog because I wanted to see how easy it would be and to post some updates on how my Website is coming along in development. When is it ready to publish is will be on the OneNet Server provided to UTC students.