Friday, July 29, 2005

IE7 beta is available and it sucks

Well after wait for a much better browser from Microsoft, they deliver mostly crap. The only thing they really improved is that it now has tabs, slightly better security, a build in search box and alpha PNGs. Not very much considering how far behind IE compared to... well any other browser. I don't think this new browser will be putting Firefox under any time soon. Speaking of Firefox... You do have it doesn't you? What?!? You're not using Firefox? Well, it you like popups and viruses than by all means have fun with that. Oh yeah, by the way, all the new features of IE7 are currently available in Firefox. So what are you waiting for? Go get Firefox!

Update: Microsoft says that they are going to include a lot more standard compliance for the final version of IE. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Googlism: Chattanooga

Some interesting things that you might not have known about Chattanooga according to Googlism.
chattanooga is in for colder weather
chattanooga is gator country
chattanooga is a wonderful place to live
chattanooga is a upgrade of the akira
chattanooga is not home to major scientific
chattanooga is a pioneer city in the establishment of greenways
chattanooga is a convenient two
chattanooga is pygmalion
chattanooga is $105
chattanooga is approximately 152
chattanooga is divided into five stratigraphic units
chattanooga is one of many hot springs found along the middle fork of the boise river
chattanooga is very user friendly once they get here with amenities like the aquarium and i
chattanooga is a green roofed building on your left next to northern equipment
chattanooga is conveniently located across the street from hamilton place mall
chattanooga is like north
chattanooga is at the junction of i
chattanooga is open to anyone with an interest in pursuing clock or watch repair
chattanooga is the perfect site for southeastern wilderness medicine
chattanooga is actually the world's electric bus capital; it exports the 22
chattanooga is a perfect spot for a romant
chattanooga is a shining example of apathy
chattanooga is a boom waiting
chattanooga is the first city in tennessee to purchase the csr system
chattanooga is first major test of the year
chattanooga is was gathered using an ho
chattanooga is a lot better than their record indicates
- from Googlism: chattanooga

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Google Maps Pedometer


Ever wonder just how far you ran this morning? Or how many calories you'd burn talking to the grocery store instead of driving there? Well, now you can! (said as much like that guy on all those infomercial as possible) With Gmaps Pedometer you can measure distances with ease. Click the Start Recording button and then double click two locations on the map. It will tell you the distance between them. Double-click a third location and it will tell you the total distance and the distance between the last two places you clicked. If you turn on the calorie counter it will even tell you how much you burned. :) Simply amazing.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Hezekiah who?

This past Sunday I was in Sevierville visiting my lovely girlfriend and attended church with her. This marks the 3rd time I've been to this church and I almost always have questions or something I really disagree with come up during the sermon. This time the sermon was on following passage concerning Hezekiah.
5(G)He trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel; (H)so that after him there was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor among those who were before him.

6For he (I)clung to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses.

7(J)And the LORD was with him; wherever he went he prospered And (K)he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him. - 2 Kings 18

The sermon was pretty good for the most part. He started off saying that we shouldn't add or subtract anything from the Bible and that he wouldn't preach anything that wasn't from the Bible. I heartily agree! Unfortunately, in the past I've heard extra Biblical teachings from his pulpit. Namely "sex, drugs and rock n' roll", but I'll save that rant for another time.
OK, now re-read that passage again. What jumps out at you? What questions would you have that you might expect to be answered in any form of teaching on this passage? Here are some of the things that caught my eye. "so that after him there was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor among those who were before him." He sounds like an awesome dude. Nobody like him before or after his reign. He's a one of a kind. A man that stands out in scripture. So what's so great about this guy?!? Why is he so special? Well if we read on we might find something that helps us understand. "For he clung to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses." Wow. Hezekiah had his act together, but what does that mean? " kept His commandments" Was Hezekiah perfect? It also says, "did not depart from following Him". Does that mean he never sinned? Did he always follow God all the time? Obviously not. "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God". But if Hezekiah wasn't perfect than what makes him so special? And if there has never been any one like him since how does his story apply to my life? Obviously I could never be like him. I haven't read all of the surrounding passages yet (I'll update you the more I find out). I've come up with these questions with just about 5 minutes of study. How much more did this pastor study this passage and never come up with any of these questions. It astounds me how none of these things were mentioned.

A side note to Roxie: verse 4 says "He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it" So I was right when I thought I heard him say that he tore down the idols that Moses erected. However, the bronze serpent is not the golden calf by any means. Moses was so angry about the golden calf that he broke the first set of the ten commandments. I don't think that most of the people attending the servers know what he was talking about. He has a terrible habit of incorporating nearby scripture and assuming that we have read it already.

So if you have any answers to these questions or comments I'd be glad to hear your take on them.

Friday, July 22, 2005

I want a sonos audio system

Sonos is a super cool anywhere in the house sound system... with a swavy remote control too! Pretty much it takes the music you have on your computer, and if you're like me then you have a lot of it, and pumps it to any room in your house. Yeah its pretty much awesome. You should watch the flash demo.
If you happen to have $1199.00 laying around you should buy me one. ;)

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Game Paused

An art project incoperating video games. How fabulous!
Weargame

Johnny Depp is my hero

I try to make a habbit of not doing these little quizes but come on, its Johnny Depp. You can't go wrong with such a hot guy great actor.

You Are Edward From "Edward Scissorhands."
You are very shy and often misunderstood. Innocent, sweet, and artistic, you like to pass your days by daydreaming and expressing yourself through the arts. You are a truly unique individual. Unfortunately, you are quite lonely, and few people truly understand you.
Take The Johnny Depp Quiz!

This is probably my favorite movie of his.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The morning of 7th July 2005

I've been meaning to post it for a little while now. This is a interactive map of the London Bombings: The morning of 7th July 2005. You can click on the red markers to read more about each point. This map was created by a student that lives very close to London, and details where he was when the bombs went off. You can also read his account of the tragic events.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Ice Shelf Collapse Reveals New Undersea World

An Ice Shelf recently broke off from Antarctica, probably due to global warming ;)
"Seeing these organisms on the ocean bottom -- it's like lifting the carpet off the floor and finding a layer that you never knew was there," said Eugene Domack of Hamilton College.
Domack hopes to find new species and that this discovery will open the door to future Antarctic expeditions, specifically into Lake Vostok, a freshwater lake that sits two miles below the surface. - Ice Shelf Collapse Reveals New Undersea World
I think it is super cool that we might find new little creatures in the ocean. The ocean is huge, I mean huge gargantuan! I've recently had a renewed respect for just how large it is by using Google Earth. And let me tell you, if you don't think its that big then go download Google Earth and just look at it. Anyways, I've always been fascinated by creatures the ocean, which is kind of funny because I'm not really the biggest fan of the beach. Don't get me wrong I like the sun, wind, water, and general relaxation, but I'm not that crazy about sand or saltwater. I just don't like them. However, I love the little creatures of the ocean, some of the most amazing animals that God created life in the ocean. They're so different than anything else that is on land. Lake Vostok also sounds pretty cool. I didn't know such a thing existed.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Church Is Not an Institution OR Why we should meet in smaller groups with fewer buildings

I'm participating in a very interesting conversation on NonNobis2005's blog about how "the church" looks right now and what it should look like instead. I would encourage you to read it if you have time. It is a lot of reading, but its well worth it, and by all means please join us in the discustion. I'm sure we could use your input as well. :) The basic idea is that the church is suppose to a group of much smaller groups (consisting of maybe a dozen people at most) that meet multiple times a week, and perhaps all the groups meet in a larger setting a couple times a month. The smaller group meetings (for lack of a better term) would primary meet in peoples houses, and each group would have a different focus, one worship, another fellowship, and still another ministering to the poor. If you find this interesting I would suggest you read the rest of discustion on: NonNobis2005's blog.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

I like Cookies

I really like cookies. They're just great. I like crunchy ones and soft ones, chocolate chip and sugar and even macadamia nut. The only type of cookies I don't like are peanut butter cookies, because I don't really like peanut butter at all. I even like JavaScript cookies and you should too. ;) You don't need to know how they work, just know that they are making my site even better. If you notice all of the categories on the right are now closed. You can open any of the you want and now my site will remember which ones you've opened. For example if you were browsing though the archives you no longer have to open the achieves category on every page. It will stay open until you close it. I hope this will make the site more convenient for you.

PS right now you have to click twice to get a category to open the first time, after that it works fine. I'm working to fix this.

PPS if you want to know how cookies work try reading this article.

Update: I've now fixed the click twice problem. It should work with just one click now. :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

that was a nice car...


too bad I wrecked it.

I can see my house from here


ok so maybe I can't see my house very well... But I can tell you where to find it.


You can get a pretty good idea of where its at by all the optional land marks. :)

Nazca Lines in Google Earth


Monday, July 11, 2005

Friday, July 08, 2005

Not so crapy

Today I spent making my blog look not so crappy in Internet Explorer. Tell me agian... Why are you not using Firefox.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Is Global Warming Always Bad?

According to the Official G8 website there are two topics that are going to be in the forefront of this years G8 summit: Africa and climate change. I think we can all agree that Africa needs some help. Thousands of people are dying from AIDS in the countries of Africa and most of the countries are way behind development wise. Not only is what's happening over there terrible but its an open wound for the rest of the world too, when the world community tries to move ahead technologically and agriculturally, but Africa is holding us back. We might not agree on how to help Africa but I think everybody agrees that they need help.
But what about this Climate Change business? Is the globe really warming? They say that its risen 0.6° over the last 100 years. "Wow, that's not very much. Why should I care", you might say. Well,supposabley one or two degrees is enough to melt a lot of the ice caps and cause water levels to rise flooding port cities and causing a whole host of global weathercatastrophe'ss. But are all the affects of global warming bad? Is there perhaps some advantages to global warming? Some seem to think so. This article, Is Global Warming Always Bad?, provides some interesting insight into global warming. Here are some quotes:
Alarming news often leads to government funding... Good news threatens that arrangement.
How could there be such a disconnection between a computer simulation and reality? Why don't scientists check for this before they publish their papers?
In the first warming, 45 percent of Kilimanjaro's ice cap disappeared. When the planet subsequently cooled, it lost another 21 percent. In the recent warming, another 12 percent has gone, the slowest rate of loss in the last 100 years.
The fact is that Kilimanjaro's glaciers vary greatly, with or without global warming.
While I don'tnecessarilyy thing that we shouldn't consider that global warming could be a treat, its always good to look at things in a balance perspective.

Bare Breasts, Dead Guy and some Poker.

Sounds like a cheesy guys movie doesn't it?
I ran across these news articles today and I thought they were amusing.
all stories can be found at: FOXNews.com - Foxlife - Out There - Bare Breasts Lead to Man's Arrest
"He's a guy. He's real tall, and he's got a full set of breasts," ...Jerome Mason, 23, six feet tall and 200 pounds, was charged with indecent exposure after going topless..." - story #1
Smith's feet were crossed; a pack of cigarettes and a six-pack of beer were at his side..."I couldn't stop crying after looking at the Steeler blanket in his lap,"... - story #4
and finally this touching story.
"When I won, I let out a big 'Yes!"' Guinther said. "I just thought I had won $11,000, but then my son told me over the phone, 'Dad, you've just won a seat in the World Series of Poker!' - story #5
Well London was attacked today by some terrorist the largest attack on the UK since World War II. So I thought I'd post something a little light hearted today to boost our spirits. Please pray for the people of London.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Mmmmmm brain freeze

I really like ice cream... Especially Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.


That is all for now.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

What's in a name?

GodsMoon. Yeah it sounds pretty and all, but what does it mean? When I originally created it, I had a complex story behind it, a story that I have hence forgotten. For some time now I have been using the shortened explanation: "reflecting the light of the Son". Its a play on words. The moon reflects the light of the sun, right? Well in this case the 'Son' is referring to Jesus Christ. I hope and pray that what I blog about in some way reflects the light of my creator. He designed me and made me who I am. I cannot repay Him, the least I can do is try and give him the credit for all the good stuff that I do. Not only did he create me but I screwed it up and haven't done what He's asked of me. He told me to follow the 10 commandments. I have not. I lie, steal, lust, dishonor my parents, and put a host of other things in my life before God. Breaking these commandments has consequences. The Bible says that if you break any of the commandments you are not good enough for heaven. Heaven is a pure place and no one is worthy of a perfect place unless they themselves are perfect. I am obviously not perfect and must pay for my breach of the commandments. If a crime is committed somebody has to pay for it. Justice demands it. Thankfully I didn't have to pay for my crimes against God, someone else paid my debt for me. God made a way for someone else to pay the penalty in my place. Jesus substitute his life for mine. Jesus was the only perfect person to ever live on this earth, thus the only one deserving of heaven and the only one that could pay for another's sins. He paid for my sins when he died on the cross. I wasn't even born yet, but God knew the sins that I would commit and assigned their penalty (which is death) to Jesus, instead of me. Jesus gave his life in place of mine. This is why I have chosen to honor God with my name and try to reflect a little bit of Him in everything I do.

Adsense update

I said I'd update on how much I've made with google adsense so here's the update. So far I've made: $3.54. Not very much and I don't get paid till it accumulates to $100 so that might take a while. If you notice I've changed the format of the links ads a little. Its something new that google is trying. Don't be afraid to click on it and try it out. :) If you click on the ad it won't take you directly to the advertisers website instead it will take you to a list of advertisers. Think of the links on my site like categories of advertisements. I hope some of the ads will benefit you and I really hope that maybe one day I'll have accumulated more than $100 so I can get paid. That would be nice.

update: They seemed to have changed things around on me. You can now search for any type of ad you'd like to see. So try it out.

update: It seems to be back to normal now so I don't know what happend exactly. oh well...

Friday, July 01, 2005

Interesting things I've run across lately

"The majority of Americans don't accept a natural origin of life... To effectively educate children about life, therefore, science standards must be readjusted so that exposure to evolution is commenced in kindergarten, when it might better counteract the creation mythologies that kids are getting at home. Waiting until high school to detail the meaning of life is, as polls show, not so effective. The projects above are my futile attempts to propagate and support this opinion." - Colin Purrington on (www.swarthmore.edu)


"Although scientists worldwide view evolution and natural selection as completely uncontroversial, popular support in the United States is waning, especially with respect to the origin of humans. Without more public displays of affection for the theories of natural selection and evolution, it is likely that more and more schools will allow or even promote the teaching of evolution "alternatives" that invoke dabbling by supernatural entities. To provide some of the needed visible support for science and reason, please consider stickering something with his image. Sure, these efforts are probably completely futile, but wouldn't you sleep better tonight knowing that you've done your part to delay our slip into Dark Ages II?" - www.swarthmore.edu


I believe it is true. Charles Darwin does have a posse, and they want your children.

Another bit of news that you probably haven't hear about.

"They refuse to accept, because of their political ideology, that he has actually done more than any American president for Africa. But it’s empirically so.”- Geldof

"The most important and toughest nut is still President Bush. He feels he’s already doubled and tripled aid to Africa, which he has. But he started from far too low a place. It’s hard for him because of the expense of the war and the debts. But I have a hunch that he will step forward with something. And it’ll take somebody like him.” - Bono (both quotes from www.progressiveu.org)


It is certainly a change you hear any rock star praise Bush for anything. I just those quotes were interesting. Feel free to leave your opinions.

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