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Welp -- My thoughts on God.

Well, it's 1:00, so much for FedEx efficiency.. My Mac is not here yet.

Okay, well in response to the religious discussion we've been having on there, let me give me give my revamped conclusions.

1. I am not very religious

--> I just want to have an understanding.
2. I do not believe in a "religion" (ex. Baptist, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu)

--> The Church is in our hearts. Not in a "steepled" facility. Church is where you are.
4. God never said he was a "Christian"
--> Christian is a word we invented as Humans. God just is.
5. God didn't say he was anything.
--> God said that we are God. We are all a part of Him, as He is a part of Us.
6. God said "I am God."
--> They (God) don't need to. We (humans) know this. Even though we do not believe it.
7. If the Ten Commandments are law. There should be more.
--> Humans made up laws to try and tell others what to do. The Truth is, is that God already knows what you are going…

Welp -- My thoughts on God.

Well, it's 1:00, so much for FedEx efficiency.. My Mac is not here yet.

Okay, well in response to the religious discussion we've been having on there, let me give me give my revamped conclusions.

1. I am not very religious

--> I just want to have an understanding.
2. I do not believe in a "religion" (ex. Baptist, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu)

--> The Church is in our hearts. Not in a "steepled" facility. Church is where you are.
4. God never said he was a "Christian"
--> Christian is a word we invented as Humans. God just is.
5. God didn't say he was anything.
--> God said that we are God. We are all a part of Him, as He is a part of Us.
6. God said "I am God."
--> They (God) don't need to. We (humans) know this. Even though we do not believe it.
7. If the Ten Commandments are law. There should be more.
--> Humans made up laws to try and tell others what to do. The Truth is, is that God already knows what you are going…

Respect for the soldier

What follows is a message from Vicki Pierce about her nephew James' funeral (he was serving our country in Iraq): "I'm back, it was certainly a quick trip, but I have to also say it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. There is a lot to be said for growing up in a small town in Texas.

The service itself was impressive with wonderful flowers and sprays, a portrait of James, his uniform and boots, his awards and ribbons. There was lots of military brass and an eloquent (though inappropriately longwinded) Baptist preacher. There were easily 1000 people at the service, filling the church sanctuary as well as the fellowship hall and spilling out into the parking lot.

However, the most incredible thing was what happened following the service on the way to the cemetery. We went to our cars and drove to the cemetery escorted by at least 10 police cars with lights flashing and some other emergency vehicles, with Texas Rangers handling traffic. Everyone on the road w…

Going into the Military

Recently, secretly, (I've haven't told my wife about my thoughts) I've been thinking about going back into the Army.

Actually, I've been thinking about what it would be like if I went back into the Military. It's a different Army now then when I got out. The Soliders are different, but it is also weaker (IMO). They promote everyone to E-5 (read: I didn't say "NCO", you have to earn the righ to be an NCO) without even going to a promotion board!!

I miss the guys. I miss the life, the fun, the deployments, (the 30 days vacation). The Army is a great place, and I loved it when I was in. I got out just before the war started (actually was Medically discharged) and missed the whole thing. Sad.

Ironically, I can't go back in. The only way I could get back in is with a Medical waiver. The only job I could do would be a secretary (back injury)... I'd want to go back in as infantry, and I know my back couldn't physically handle it, so that k…

Space -- Deep Impact

Space

I think this is kinda cool. Imagine the people working on this though..

You have to aim a spaceship at a comet, which, by launching it in certain direction you have to aim a this little dot, where you think the little dot will be in 6 months. That's gotta suck.

Cablevision Teams With Narad to Deliver Fastest Two-Way Broadband Experience in the New York Metropolitan Area

Cablevision Teams With Narad to Deliver Fastest Two-Way Broadband Experience in the New York Metropolitan Area:
"In the initial targeted deployment of this high-speed service in Oyster Bay, Long Island, Cablevision is providing a committed information rate of 50 Mbps, out of the available 100 Mbps, symmetrical services."

That's pretty cool. Those are the machines that all the sckipt kiddies need to target to get a hold of for botnet control, DOS, and the wonderful Blaster Worm.

Respect for the soldier

What follows is a message from Vicki Pierce about her nephew James' funeral (he was serving our country in Iraq): "I'm back, it was certainly a quick trip, but I have to also say it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. There is a lot to be said for growing up in a small town in Texas.

The service itself was impressive with wonderful flowers and sprays, a portrait of James, his uniform and boots, his awards and ribbons. There was lots of military brass and an eloquent (though inappropriately longwinded) Baptist preacher. There were easily 1000 people at the service, filling the church sanctuary as well as the fellowship hall and spilling out into the parking lot.

However, the most incredible thing was what happened following the service on the way to the cemetery. We went to our cars and drove to the cemetery escorted by at least 10 police cars with lights flashing and some other emergency vehicles, with Texas Rangers handling traffic. Everyone on the road w…

Going into the Military

Recently, secretly, (I've haven't told my wife about my thoughts) I've been thinking about going back into the Army.

Actually, I've been thinking about what it would be like if I went back into the Military. It's a different Army now then when I got out. The Soliders are different, but it is also weaker (IMO). They promote everyone to E-5 (read: I didn't say "NCO", you have to earn the righ to be an NCO) without even going to a promotion board!!

I miss the guys. I miss the life, the fun, the deployments, (the 30 days vacation). The Army is a great place, and I loved it when I was in. I got out just before the war started (actually was Medically discharged) and missed the whole thing. Sad.

Ironically, I can't go back in. The only way I could get back in is with a Medical waiver. The only job I could do would be a secretary (back injury)... I'd want to go back in as infantry, and I know my back couldn't physically handle it, so that k…

Space -- Deep Impact

Space


I think this is kinda cool. Imagine the people working on this though..


You have to aim a spaceship at a comet, which, by launching it in certain direction you have to aim a this little dot, where you think the little dot will be in 6 months. That's gotta suck.

Cablevision Teams With Narad to Deliver Fastest Two-Way Broadband Experience in the New York Metropolitan Area

Cablevision Teams With Narad to Deliver Fastest Two-Way Broadband Experience in the New York Metropolitan Area:

"In the initial targeted deployment of this high-speed service in Oyster Bay, Long Island, Cablevision is providing a committed information rate of 50 Mbps, out of the available 100 Mbps, symmetrical services."


That's pretty cool. Those are the machines that all the sckipt kiddies need to target to get a hold of for botnet control, DOS, and the wonderful Blaster Worm.

My thoughts on Religion

Well, I know this will be a controversial topic. But after the Supreme Court yesterday, apparently, smoking all kinds of crack. I thought I'd put my 2 cents out there.

1. I am not very religious
2. I do not believe in a "religion" (ex. Baptist, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu)
3. I do not believe God wanted us to have them.
4. God never said he was a "Christian"
5. God didn't say he was anything.
6. God said "I am God."
7. The Ten Commandments are law. There should be more.
8. God should appoint some dude on Earth as his representative, that dude should be over all Governments and Courts, and when a decision gets that high, that dude should turn around and ask God, hey God, whatcha think... and then therefore.. it is.
9. The Bible is the Bible. It's black and white. It's not open for interpretation, it's law, follow it. Although I am sure all of us would love to sit down and talk to God and ask him what he meant by certain things.
10. G…

BostonHerald.com - Star Tracks: Michael posts thanks

BostonHerald.com - Star Tracks: Michael posts thanks

Bad Google Ad placement? (No photoshopping here!) [Seriously]

My thoughts on Religion

Well, I know this will be a controversial topic. But after the Supreme Court yesterday, apparently, smoking all kinds of crack. I thought I'd put my 2 cents out there.

1. I am not very religious
2. I do not believe in a "religion" (ex. Baptist, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu)
3. I do not believe God wanted us to have them.
4. God never said he was a "Christian"
5. God didn't say he was anything.
6. God said "I am God."
7. The Ten Commandments are law. There should be more.
8. God should appoint some dude on Earth as his representative, that dude should be over all Governments and Courts, and when a decision gets that high, that dude should turn around and ask God, hey God, whatcha think... and then therefore.. it is.
9. The Bible is the Bible. It's black and white. It's not open for interpretation, it's law, follow it. Although I am sure all of us would love to sit down and talk to God and ask him what he meant by certain things.
10. G…

BostonHerald.com - Star Tracks: Michael posts thanks

BostonHerald.com - Star Tracks: Michael posts thanks


Bad Google Ad placement? (No photoshopping here!) [Seriously]


My thanks

My thanks to all of you. Today the blog will cross the 10,000 hits/month barrier.

Also, as of late last night, I had 3x as many readers this month as last month. Surprisingly enough, I have a ton of hits on this. Which is just some piece of crap CRX I was making fun of... I probably get 200 hits a day on that damn picture. That's funny.

My Thanks again.

My thanks

My thanks to all of you. Today the blog will cross the 10,000 hits/month barrier.

Also, as of late last night, I had 3x as many readers this month as last month. Surprisingly enough, I have a ton of hits on this. Which is just some piece of crap CRX I was making fun of... I probably get 200 hits a day on that damn picture. That's funny.

My Thanks again.

SiliconValleyWatcher.com: Scoop! Smile for the Google 3D mapping truck

SiliconValleyWatcher.com: Scoop! Smile for the Google 3D mapping truck

This may be pretty cool. Looking for an address? Don't know if it's on the right or left hand side of the road? Oh, well, let's lookup what the building looks like. Eventually we'll all have access to the military spy satellites so we can see if our dog is outside or inside. Hell, we might even have access to the infared too, so we can see if we left the coffee pot on or not!

SiliconValleyWatcher.com: Scoop! Smile for the Google 3D mapping truck

SiliconValleyWatcher.com: Scoop! Smile for the Google 3D mapping truck


This may be pretty cool. Looking for an address? Don't know if it's on the right or left hand side of the road? Oh, well, let's lookup what the building looks like. Eventually we'll all have access to the military spy satellites so we can see if our dog is outside or inside. Hell, we might even have access to the infared too, so we can see if we left the coffee pot on or not!

IOL: Front Page

IOL: Front Page: "Two KwaZulu-Natal girls have been left traumatised after witnessing their father eat the flesh off their dead mother's face on Friday morning, police said."

That's just nasty. The dude died soon after. But that's just sick.

IOL: Front Page

IOL: Front Page: "Two KwaZulu-Natal girls have been left traumatised after witnessing their father eat the flesh off their dead mother's face on Friday morning, police said."


That's just nasty. The dude died soon after. But that's just sick.

To my loyal readers

First off, thanks for coming to my blog. Never in my life did I think by writing down my thoughts on stuff, (which I think are funny, and could care less what other people think about them) did I think I would get this many hits on my page.

Last month (May.. for those of you that will read this entry in July) I averaged about 198 hits a day. Almost Two hundred hits. A DAY. That's just crazy. I know some of you are thinking, "well what about worms? Crawlers? Bots?" Nope. That stuff isn't counted in that number. If I were to count that number it would be ASTRONOMICALLY higher. That number is counted from Unique individual IP's logged in the access_log here in Apache.

This month (June) is a totally different Story. Maybe because more kids are out of school and have nothing to do but crawl around the Internet.. I have no idea... but I am now averaging over 400 HUNDRED hits a day. Still not alot when you look at Google (who gets something like 4 million a …

Confessions of a Pilgrim » WorldNews

Confessions of a Pilgrim » WorldNews

Holy Wayne. You are ageniuss. I absolutely admire this blog entry. One of the best entries I have ever read. What the darn democrats are doing todecimatee our society is awful.

By the way... I've been to Guantanamo Bay.. Andd even though I signed a non-disclosure statement, and can't repeat what I saw.. I will state that what a small remainder of the media is printing about how WELL they are being treated down there, in my personal opinion.. is totally true.

They have an OCEAN VIEW! That exact real estate on Puerto Rico would cost millions.

Confessions of a Pilgrim » WorldNews

Confessions of a Pilgrim » WorldNews


Holy Wayne. You are ageniuss. I absolutely admire this blog entry. One of the best entries I have ever read. What the darn democrats are doing todecimatee our society is awful.


By the way... I've been to Guantanamo Bay.. Andd even though I signed a non-disclosure statement, and can't repeat what I saw.. I will state that what a small remainder of the media is printing about how WELL they are being treated down there, in my personal opinion.. is totally true.


They have an OCEAN VIEW! That exact real estate on Puerto Rico would cost millions.

White House opposes Iraq withdrawal deadline - Forbes.com

White House opposes Iraq withdrawal deadline - Forbes.com

Yes, this is the war of my generation. However, I ask you, how many troops died in vietnam? how many troops died in ww2? ww1? civil? korean?

1,700? Sounds like a pretty slim number. (not slim to the parents and spouses of the 1700) but in comparison, pretty small.

And don't give me some bs about "you're not in the military, you don't know what's up"... Yes I do. I've been in... 6 years. I've done mine. Honorable Discharge... I've been there and done that.

White House opposes Iraq withdrawal deadline - Forbes.com

White House opposes Iraq withdrawal deadline - Forbes.com


Yes, this is the war of my generation. However, I ask you, how many troops died in vietnam? how many troops died in ww2? ww1? civil? korean?


1,700? Sounds like a pretty slim number. (not slim to the parents and spouses of the 1700) but in comparison, pretty small.


And don't give me some bs about "you're not in the military, you don't know what's up"... Yes I do. I've been in... 6 years. I've done mine. Honorable Discharge... I've been there and done that.

Security chip to limit OS X to Macs - vnunet.com

Security chip to limit OS X to Macs - vnunet.com: "The upcoming Longhorn version of Windows relies on the TPM for a technology dubbed Secure Startup, which blocks access to the computer if the content of the hard drive is compromised. This prevents a laptop thief swapping out the hard drive, or booting the system from a floppy disk to circumvent security features. "


How "pain-in-the-butt" is this going to make forensic analysis?


WRDW News 12 - Augusta, GA

WRDW News 12 - Augusta, GA: "Thomson Soldier Wins $1 Million Lottery"

This guy, a soldier located in Thomson (Augusta), while stationed at Fort Gordon, won a million dollars in a scratch-off lottery ticket. Good for him. There is a clause in the Army that says you can be discharged from the Army for something like this. It's called a "Change of Lifestyle" discharge. But this really isn't enough money. He only gets 34,500 a year. In addition to his regular salary, he now makes about 60,000-70,000 dollars a year. So, winning the lottery isn't everything. I'd like to win one of those 300+ million dollars lotteries, but a million dollars, really isn't that much.

WRDW News 12 - Augusta, GA

WRDW News 12 - Augusta, GA: "Thomson Soldier Wins $1 Million Lottery"


This guy, a soldier located in Thomson (Augusta), while stationed at Fort Gordon, won a million dollars in a scratch-off lottery ticket. Good for him. There is a clause in the Army that says you can be discharged from the Army for something like this. It's called a "Change of Lifestyle" discharge. But this really isn't enough money. He only gets 34,500 a year. In addition to his regular salary, he now makes about 60,000-70,000 dollars a year. So, winning the lottery isn't everything. I'd like to win one of those 300+ million dollars lotteries, but a million dollars, really isn't that much.

Two Dozen Children Injured in Florida Bus Crash

Two Dozen Children Injured in Florida Bus Crash: "The Florida Highway Patrol says a bus carrying 25 children apparently 'got into the path of' a tractor-trailer this morning."

Sad. I hope all the kids are fine. However, one could look at this from two different perspectives.

A) -- Most of society says, "Damn Truckers!".
B) -- People that have experiancing in trucking (read: also me) say, "You can't just pull in front of a Truck! Those things can't just "stop"! Probably the bus driver's fault.

Let the public decide based on those two factors.

Two Dozen Children Injured in Florida Bus Crash

Two Dozen Children Injured in Florida Bus Crash: "The Florida Highway Patrol says a bus carrying 25 children apparently 'got into the path of' a tractor-trailer this morning."


Sad. I hope all the kids are fine. However, one could look at this from two different perspectives.


A) -- Most of society says, "Damn Truckers!".

B) -- People that have experiancing in trucking (read: also me) say, "You can't just pull in front of a Truck! Those things can't just "stop"! Probably the bus driver's fault.


Let the public decide based on those two factors.

Microsoft's Security Response Center: How Little Patches Are Made

Microsoft's Security Response Center: How Little Patches Are Made: "Anxious to shed the company's image as having a lax attitude about software security, officials at the Microsoft Security Response Center are using the Tech Ed conference here to provide a rare glimpse at the step-by-step process used to create, test and roll out security patches."

Or lack thereof.

Microsoft's Security Response Center: How Little Patches Are Made

Microsoft's Security Response Center: How Little Patches Are Made: "Anxious to shed the company's image as having a lax attitude about software security, officials at the Microsoft Security Response Center are using the Tech Ed conference here to provide a rare glimpse at the step-by-step process used to create, test and roll out security patches."


Or lack thereof.

Picasa

Picasa

This HAS to be the coolest piece of free software I have ever seen. It rates right up there with iPhoto.

I wish that they had a mac version of their cool stuff.

Picasa

Picasa


This HAS to be the coolest piece of free software I have ever seen. It rates right up there with iPhoto.


I wish that they had a mac version of their cool stuff.