Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It is the end of the semester and I can not believe how fast it got here. I really hope I pass all my classes, it would not be a good thing for me if I had to retake any of my classes – especially a practicum. I realize that my lack of blog posts will probably result in a poor grade.

This summer I am taking Account Principles I and Principles of Economics I, so that will be fun. Two nightmare classes compressed into one month. I’m so very much looking forward to that. I’m also going to be working for Resident Life Housing Operations – probably painting a couple residence halls.

But anyway, here’s a few links for your viewing pleasure.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

During Spring Break I was driving through Houston and I saw a huge cross on the side of a building. I thought to myself “That is just wrong.” To me, Christian art is something that we have way too much of. Paintings, sculptures, murals, and other works don’t demonstrate the greatness of God. Far from it. Works of art don’t feed the hungry or shelter the homeless or care for those hated by society. They only serve to glorify the artist and the idea it represents. If a Christian wants to depict God in all His glory, they can do so much more effectively by actually doing what God called them to do.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010


For those of you who want to carry 256 gigabytes around on your keychain, Kingston is finally serving your needs. Kingston is now offering its Data Traveler 300 256GB model to anyone who can spare $1106.

Engadget reports that it will be capable of writing at 12mb/sec and reading at 25mb/sec.

The 256 gigabyte flash drive has yet to become available at Currently the flash drive that offers the most space that is available on is the Kingston Data Traveler 200 128 Gigabyte model. It can be yours for $399.99.

On an unrelated note, here’s the Declaration of Independence set to the tune of Apologize by One Republic.

Magazine Cover

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Photoshopped Portrait

Google is planning on expanding its empire with its new Buzz service. It is a social networking application that integrates with its email platform Gmail. It is unclear whether Buzz will steal the social networking crown from Facebook.

Google has had experience with social networking. Though it is a troubled experience. Their last social networking attempt was the Indian website Orkut. The site failed because of conflicts with the Indian government. Orkut was faced with decisions to censor its users when the Indian government ordered them to. If they did not comply with the order, Orkut officials could face jail time.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My photoshopped portrait.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I doubt Apple’s iPad will steal significant market share from Amazon’s Kindle. The iPad is priced at $499 for its 16 gigabyte model with Wi-Fi only. Whereas the Kindle is priced at $489 for its 4 gigabyte model with free Wi-Fi and 3G access. If you want 3G access on the iPad you have to shell out $29.99 per month.

The iPad can’t compete with the Kindle’s battery life either. The Kindle can be used a full week on a single charge with its wireless turned on. Whereas the iPad can only used for 10 hours.

The Kindle appeals to a niche market that isn’t interested in mobile internet and multimedia. The only area where I think Amazon could improve the Kindle on is the how its relationship with its publishers. There are fears that some publishers could refuse to sell their books on the Kindle because Amazon is forcing them to price their books at $9.99 or lower. Also Amazon could win over students if it decided to offer more textbooks on the Kindle.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Personal Air Vehicle

Scientific American reports that NASA researchers plan to showcase a hover-capable model of a prototype 1-man flying suit at the American Helicopter Society in San Francisco.

According to Scientific American, the suit is capable of lifting itself and a pilot with 60 horsepower. The article claims the suit will be able to travel 240 kilometers per hour (149.2 miles per hour) and dash at 480 kilometers per hour (298.4 miles per hour).

The suit will have a range of 80 kilometers (49.7 miles). It will be powered by electrically by lithium phosphate batteries but NASA hopes better energy technology could give it a range of 320 kilometers (198.8 miles). NASA has designed it for stealth military operations but if it does well in that area, we could see this revolutionizing how we travel.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Livescribe Pulse Pen

I just got my new Livescribe pen in the mail a few days ago. It’s pretty cool. It captures everything I write within these special notebooks and can even record audio. I haven’t tested this out yet, but say I was in a physics class and the professor writes an equation on the board. I write this down as he’s talking about the equation. When I go to review my notes on Livescribe’s software and play the audio, what I wrote will light up when the audio gets to the part about the equation. I can imagine this would be useful for journalists during their interviews too.