Don't believe everything you read

Wired has two interesting stories right now.

Attack of the Movie Clones
Check out the website for the Godsend Institue, which claims to be able to clone lost loved ones. But look closely at the picture of the doctor on this page. Looks a little like Robert DeNiro, who is set to star in a new film about cloning called Godsend. It looks like more Blair Witch type PR. The movie comes out April 30.

Onion Taken Seriously, Film at 11
This is all about lazy journalists who have taken Onion articles seriously. It includes my all-time favorite, the Harry Potter article that passed through every evango-fundamental emailbox back in 2002.

Adobe Audition

This post was written before I became an atheist and does not represent my current views. You can find more up-to-date posts on religion in my faith/skepticism category.

We've now got a recording set-up here at the church. A few people were saying they'd like to have a worship cd from our band, so we purchased Adobe Audition (formerly known as Cool Edit Pro) and a multi-track sound card (Echo Layla). I spent some time yesterday and this morning setting it up and learning how to use it. Here is a link to a song I made while I was messing with the new set-up. I started with a drum loop from Audition, then recording myself playing guitar, bass and lead. Then I went back and replaced the drum loop with me playing drums. This is pretty rough (and I'm a crappy musician) but it shows what is possible.

Goodbye Hotmail

This post was written before I became an atheist and does not represent my current views. You can find more up-to-date posts on religion in my faith/skepticism category.

I'm beginning the process of changing email addresses. I'm tired of Hotmail. I've been using Hotmail Popper* so I could get my webmail in a regular email client like Thunderbird. It was better than speding the time logging onto the hotmail website and looking at that yucky interface, but it's still too slow. So, if you want to email me, please us my new address.

*Note: Hotmail Popper used to be freeware, but the newer versions are free trials and the software costs $18. So, if you get it, try and find an older version of it.

Meet Troy

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If you haven't yet, check out the comments on my Passion of the Christ post. And you may as well give your opinion, too.

This came in the mail

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We got a flyer in the mail today for Lowell Mason, who refers to himself as 'The Singing Midget.' He has performed over 1000 concerts at the Precious Moments headquarters in Carthage, MO. Check the website for booking info.

Have a motivational poster

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Tolkien = Chester

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Loyal blog readers,

Your help is needed. Brendoman.com, host of this blog, website of my good friend, is holding a web poll to determine the 'Chester of the Year.' A chester is just brendoslang for a very cool person or thing. The current leader is Wesley Clark, former single-digit presidential candidate. While he is probably very chesterly, he can't compare to J.R.R. Tolkien, who is running a close second. I can't stand by and watch this great author get defeated by a presidential drop-out. So please, go to the poll and vote for Tolkien. Voting ends on April 10, so vote as many times as you can, and tell your friends!

One of the geekiest things I ever did

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When I was taking ancient Greek at Truman I did this just for fun. I translated the One Ring poem at the beginning of the Lord of the Rings into Greek. Now you can read it in PDF format, or if that doesn't work, as a jpeg.

Swim accross Australia

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Dave Barry points out this strage news story: Cross-Australia Swim Revs Up

A group of swimmers has begun an ambitious journey, swimming across Australia in a pool attached to the back of a truck.

Windows tip: Keyboard shortcut for any program

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Several times in the last few weeks I've been sitting at my computer and I needed to use a calculator. I was annoyed that I had to click through start > all programs > accessories just to get a stupid calculator. I could have added it to my quick launch bar or my desktop, but I didn't really want to do that, either. While Brendan was here he mentioned that this bothered him, too. So, I googled the problem and found a good solution. Now I can open the calculator program by holding Ctrl + Alt + C. Click the link below to read how I did it.

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