Monthly Archives: April 2007

Count to Thr3e

Checked out Thr3e last night. My thoughts?

Overall, the quality was pretty good. As a fan of the book, I have to say I like the story. The environments of the movie was a little overly dark in places in my opinion, making it seem a little less believable to up the fear factor. Not exactly how I pictured it, but close. But it’s far from a real horror film…a good psychological thriller. Since it’s under the Fox Faith name, there was thankfully no language, no gore, no innuendo. The acting was fair, in some places a bit flat. Music could’ve been much more prevalent and creative, but sufficed in backing the setting. To me the bigger disappointment was lack of spiritual content. Dekker has said he isn’t really out to preach in his stuff, but some of the good spiritual content in the book was cut out, leaving little that makes you think.

Want a family-friendly thriller? It’s worth checking out.

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Gimme de Mac

Soon it’ll be time to head off to BJ, which means getting my first Mac. The plan is a mid-level MacBook (love white), a MightyMouse, and a Canon PIXMA MP600 all-in-one. But I’m definitely waiting for an update before ordering. I’m hoping for a Santa Rosa chipset, mostly for the improved integrated graphics. A larger hard drive would be nice, too. Hopefully it’ll show in May-June. I know they’re stressed with development on iPhone and Leopard, but most of Apple’s lineup is really due some updates.

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Inspiration

Just when I think I’m starting to learn something about design, I find out I’m just totally beginning. I found Go Media a day or two ago. Their work is mostly the grungy, destroyed, skull-and-metal-bands look, which I don’t particularly care for, but for creative power, talent, and skill is incredible. So much to learn.

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Slipping through your fingers

It’s silent. Behind the scenes, ignored (but often supported) by an agenda-driven, biased liberal media. Slowly, but surely, your freedoms are being eradicated. Excuses are made for all manner of trash, because it’s “free speech.” Hateful, profane, lewd, violent, racist speech is condoned and ignored every day (unless it’s a white talk show host referencing black female basketball players), but if a peace-loving Christian makes his views known, he is attacked, denounced as radical.

Belief in antithesis (absolute truth) today is viewed as the utter intolerance, and every effort is made to destroy your right to say that you believe in right and wrong. To tell someone you believe their actions are wrong is not hate-speech. To hate all that is wrong and evil that a person does does not mean you hate the individual. Quite the contrary. A biblical Christian believes both in God’s justice, and his love. We are to love everyone, but not necessarily their actions. A call for someone to change their actions is two things: from the perspective of the caller, it is an act of love, to right what is wrong and do good. Only through good actions is true happiness and peace found. To the called, it can be listened to and carefully considered, or it can be ignored. It’s their choice, and they aren’t hurt at all the process. It’s free speech.

Comparison has been made between “radical Muslims” and “radical Christians.” However, a Christian does not force himself or his views on others, unlike Muslim extremists who believe the unbelieving infidel is worthy only of death. The Christian message is simply extended, and can be taken or left. To attempt to silence a peaceful call for change is utterly intolerant, and grates against the very foundations of this nation. The constitution guarantees right to free speech and freedom of religion. Simple comments of faith accepted as truth by the founding fathers of two hundred years ago is called intolerant today. How far we’ve come. It seems our guaranteed freedoms just don’t really apply anymore.

Four bills are quietly being pushed by the radical left. Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink has some details you really need to know about. The vast majority of Americans would no doubt oppose these bills, so the media doesn’t want you to know about them. They’re just not that important, since you obviously would rather hear an endless stream of drivel. America’s moral foundation and freedoms are crumbling fast. One day it will all be gone, and we will have no voice to oppose it. Countless Americans will wake up from being entertained to death and wonder what happened.

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Senselessness

Yet another senseless tragedy. It is just beyond me how a human being can be so hateful to walk around and shooting innocent people, point blank. But if you don’t believe man is made in the image of God, and to be valued, human life is cheap. If there is no God, life is senseless. No point. No reason. No goal, no greater reality. That kind of thinking is driving a new atheistic generation crazy, and it can result in instances like the horror of today. Our prayers are with the families of the victims at Virginia Tech.

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Prince on Wii

Ooo…coolness. Prince of Persia: Rival Swords is coming to Nintendo Wii. It’s no wonder the Wii is outselling the PS3 and Xbox. Innovation gets noticed. I’m glad to see Ubi knocked this Prince title back down to Teen…no doubt encouraged by Nintendo. While still a bit violent, it’s an improvement. We need more family-friendly gaming.

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