Nov 20 2004

Photo Friday: Patterns

Tiger in the window

Originally uploaded by codini.

Nov 20 2004

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Nov 19 2004

Real Christian Heroes

These made me laugh really, really hard.

Mr. Stadium Bible Verse Holder [MP3]

Mr. Christian Bumper Sticker Guy [MP3]

Mr. WWJD Bracelet Wearer [MP3]

Mr. Overly Friendly Mosaic Pastor [MP3]

Mosaic Manhattan Presents: Real Christian Heroes

Nov 19 2004

Is this it?

I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.

I’m fed up with being overweight and out of shape.

…but I’m too lazy to do anything about it. At least so far.

Am I doomed to sit in front of a computer re-arranging bits while getting fatter and more crippled by the minute?

Is this it?

Nov 16 2004

D&D changed the world?

I tried to play D&D a few times, but we never really got very far. We’d spend so much time creating the perfect character, going to the bathroom, getting pop and chips, and trying to coax more friends over that we mover really got anywhere. It was a lot like the this actually.

However, I still loved every minute. For me the creation of a character, the beginning of a story – that was fun!

We did play HeroQuest (a board game loosely based on D&D) successfully many times. After a bit though, I started trying to extend and add to the hero quest game by painting the figurines and making new boards and cards.

I don’t think D&D was the sole change agent, but it was part of a new renaissance that we are still in.

A rediscovery that we are creators.

That we are not just consumerist worker drones.

It certainly started the ‘video game revolution’ albeit without the video at first.

How ‘Dungeons’ changed the world

Nov 16 2004

A sucker born every minute

So the “Spam King” gets 9 years jail time and will fight the conviction using a free speech argument. I didn’t realize fraud was covered by free speech 😉

That’s more interesting, is that he only got a response from 1 in 30,000 emails and yet still made up to $750,000 a month.

If you ever wonder why over 60% of the email flowing through the internet is spam, well, there’s your answer.

Technology Review: Trial Sheds Light on Spamming’s Lucre