Google TV

Stuff like this is literally what nerds love to talk about, non-nerds like to think will happen, and nobody thought would be anytime soon. This is what I have been waiting for. Will this eliminate the need for cable providers? Can we find all our favorite shows for free on the web? I can’t see big business not stepping in to this to figure out how to regulate it, but in the mean time this is pretty exciting…

I’m a Gleek

A little while ago, a good friend sent a message to me and one other person. He basically announced that he had one extra ticket for the live Glee concert. The first person to respond could have the ticket. Needless to say, I got the ticket. So, now I’m going to the Glee live concert and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ll try to get some pics on my phone but you know how those turn out…Just for fun, here is what the conversation looked like on facebook for “ticket grab.” Pretty funny if you ask me.

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Dead Sea Scrolls on Display

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If you haven’t heard, Azusa Pacific is hosting an exhibition called “Treasures of the Bible: The Dead Sea Scrolls and Beyond.” In the exhibit you’ll find some really old Bibles (1611) and a few dead sea scrolls fragments. Yes, I said dead sea scrolls…the very dead sea scrolls that have scripture written on them from long, long ago.

If you get a chance, drop by and see the exhibit. It starts tomorrow, May 21, and goes through July. Here’s the website: http://www.apu.edu/deadseascrolls/.

A Template for the Modern Church?

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A lot of times its easy to poke fun at the church (notice the lowercase). We come up with these clever sayings and phrases that are often over used to the point of exhaustion. Don’t get me wrong, I know a little bit about marketing and clever phrases, but they do have a life span. Enjoy the video. If you don’t, just remember I didn’t make it.

A Writing RE:volution

My latest theory is that in the very near future we will see a large population of writers. Sounds funny at the moment, but when you stop and think about what is happening currently, it might make sense. Online education is taking off. The traditional higher education mindset is going out the window. Not for lack of caliber or quality, but more practically for cost. Private institutions are becoming too expensive for the general population to even consider. We then look to public institutions such as state schools, however, those in California know that they have their own set of issues in respect to accepting few students… With a shift towards online education, the traditional face-to-face classroom experiences are also becoming few and far between. This is with exception of hybrid programs of course. However, a different type of collaboration is happening online. Students are being forced to express themselves and their views in written form through email and chat forums. In essence, we are becoming really good at illustrating what we feel and what we believe without having to physically say anything. Online cloud collaboration tools such as Google docs are also making sharing more viable then ever. Combine all this with the ever growing trend of texting and I think we’ve got a pretty tasty treat here. Granted, the younger generations are definitely going to have to shake that habit of phonetic spelling (Its gud 4 u) and lazy acronyms (ROFL). As a friend recently commented, i ALsO hOPe wE dOnT sEE aRTicLES wRitTen LIkE thIS aLL oveR tHE pLAce! LOL 🙂 Anyway, all that to say we’ll probably see a lot of writers in the future, that’s it.

Just for fun, here’s something that has to do with writing…